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The Making of Dr. Phil: The Straight-Talking True Story of Everyone's Favorite Therapist

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Although he was virtually unknown just a few short years ago, Dr. Phil McGraw has become a media sensation. Since his first appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1998, Dr. Phil has made himself into the man people turn to for help in solving the problems of their lives.

But Dr. Phil is more than just the world’s most famous pop psychologist. He’s also a gifted businessman whose empire includes a blockbuster television show, bestselling books, and sold-out live seminars. In fact, the rise of Dr. Phil–and his ever-expanding media and self-help operation–is one of the most fascinating success stories in recent years.

The Making of Dr. Phil takes you inside the world of this global phenomenon. Both an engaging biography and business success story, this comprehensive portrait introduces you to the real Dr. Phil, from his early days as a young athlete and student pilot, to his failed first marriage, decision to study psychology, chance meeting with Oprah, and other big breaks along the way that set the stage for his incredible career. Authors Sophia Dembling and Lisa Gutierrez dig deep to uncover Dr. Phil’s motivations, inner drive, and the full dimension of a personality more complex than the "down-home doc" portrayed in his books and on television.

This fascinating book reveals:

  • What Dr. Phil’s childhood and young adult years were like, including exclusive interviews with his friends and former classmates
  • How Dr. Phil’s win-at-all-costs attitude has enabled him to build a multimillion-dollar business and media empire
  • What Dr. Phil’s relationship with Oprah is really like, and what goes on behind the scenes of his hit TV show
  • Why some say Dr. Phil’s brand of pop psychology is harmful, and how he responds to these charges
  • What rules Dr. Phil lives by that have led him to achieve such amazing success

Complete with interviews from his family, childhood friends, former business associates, and many others, The Making of Dr. Phil offers a rare glimpse into the life of one of today’s most fascinating celebrities. It provides an up-close look at how he worked his way to the top, and is must reading for every Dr. Phil fan or anyone wanting to uncover his secrets for achieving their wildest dreams.

Synopsis:

For anyone who loved Susan Cains Quiet, comes this practical manifesto sharing the joys of introversion…

This clever and pithy book challenges introverts to take ownership of their personalities...with quiet strength. Sophia Dembling asserts that the introverts lifestyle is not “wrong” or lacking, as society or extroverts would have us believe. Through a combination of personal insights and psychology, The Introverts Way helps and encourages introverts to embrace their nature, to respect traits they may have been ashamed of and reframe them as assets.

Youre not shy; rather, you appreciate the joys of quiet. Youre not antisocial; instead, you enjoy recharging through time alone. Youre not unfriendly, but you do find more meaning in one-on-one connections than large gatherings.

By honoring what makes them unique, this astute and inspiring book challenges introverts to “own” their introversion, igniting a quiet revolution that will change how they see themselves and how they engage with the world.

Synopsis:

Introversion Is a Gift.

This clever and pithy book challenges introverts to take ownership of their personalities...with quiet strength. Sophia Dembling asserts that the introvert’s lifestyle is not “wrong” or lacking, as society or extroverts would have us believe. Through a combination of personal insights and psychology, The Introvert’s Way helps and encourages introverts to embrace their nature, to respect traits they may have been ashamed of and reframe them as assets.

You’re not shy; rather, you appreciate the joys of quiet. You’re not antisocial; instead, you enjoy recharging through time alone. You’re not unfriendly, but you do find more meaning in one-on-one connections than large gatherings.

By honoring what makes them unique, this astute and inspiring book challenges introverts to “own” their introversion, igniting a quiet revolution that will change how they see themselves and how they engage with the world.

About the Author

SOPHIA DEMBLING is a veteran reporter based in Dr. Phil's hometown of Dallas, Texas. She spent more than a decade as a staff writer and editor at the Dallas Morning News. The author of The Yankee Chick's Survival Guide to Texas, Dembling was featured in documentaries about Dr. Phil on both A&E and E! Entertainment Television. She has appeared on TV and radio stations around the world, and has written for many publications.

LISA GUTIERREZ is an award-winning journalist who has been recognized for her investigative reporting by the Associated Press, National Newspaper Association, and Gannett. Now a features writer for the Kansas City Star, Gutierrez specializes in pop culture and celebrities. Her reporting on Dr. Phil has appeared in newspapers around the world.

Table of Contents

Prologue.

1. Learning to Fly.

2. Like Father, Like Son.

3. Big Man on Campus.

4. Tackling the Rough Times.

5. Let's Make a Deal.

6. Studying Psychology.

7. Licensed to Phil.

8. From the Couch to the Courtroom.

9. Oprah Comes Calling.

10. Becoming a Bestseller.

11. Ready for the Spotlight.

12. The Dr. Phil Show.

13. Mass-Marketing Tough Talk.

14. A Perfect Marriage.

15. The Son Also Rises.

16. Quick-Draw McGraw.

17. Enjoying Celebrity.

18. Dr. Phil's Life Laws for Success.

Significant Events in Dr. Phil's Life.

Acknowledgments.

Source Notes.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471696599
Author:
Dembling, Sophia
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
Gutierrez, Lisa
Author:
hia Dembling
Author:
Sop
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Scientists & Psychologists
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Television Personalities
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Scientists & Psychologists
Subject:
Biography-Social Scientists and Psychologists
Subject:
US Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
February 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.62x5.70x.84 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » General
Biography » Social Scientists and Psychologists
Business » Accounting and Finance
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General

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"Synopsis" by ,
For anyone who loved Susan Cains Quiet, comes this practical manifesto sharing the joys of introversion…

This clever and pithy book challenges introverts to take ownership of their personalities...with quiet strength. Sophia Dembling asserts that the introverts lifestyle is not “wrong” or lacking, as society or extroverts would have us believe. Through a combination of personal insights and psychology, The Introverts Way helps and encourages introverts to embrace their nature, to respect traits they may have been ashamed of and reframe them as assets.

Youre not shy; rather, you appreciate the joys of quiet. Youre not antisocial; instead, you enjoy recharging through time alone. Youre not unfriendly, but you do find more meaning in one-on-one connections than large gatherings.

By honoring what makes them unique, this astute and inspiring book challenges introverts to “own” their introversion, igniting a quiet revolution that will change how they see themselves and how they engage with the world.

"Synopsis" by ,
Introversion Is a Gift.

This clever and pithy book challenges introverts to take ownership of their personalities...with quiet strength. Sophia Dembling asserts that the introvert’s lifestyle is not “wrong” or lacking, as society or extroverts would have us believe. Through a combination of personal insights and psychology, The Introvert’s Way helps and encourages introverts to embrace their nature, to respect traits they may have been ashamed of and reframe them as assets.

You’re not shy; rather, you appreciate the joys of quiet. You’re not antisocial; instead, you enjoy recharging through time alone. You’re not unfriendly, but you do find more meaning in one-on-one connections than large gatherings.

By honoring what makes them unique, this astute and inspiring book challenges introverts to “own” their introversion, igniting a quiet revolution that will change how they see themselves and how they engage with the world.

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