Let’s just get right down to business and have a look at the behind the scenes action at Wednesday’s Dr. Phil taping with Jane Velez-Mitchell. I’ve pulled out a few winners and will connect you to a flicker album at the end of this post. Enjoy!
Here’s the Flicker photo album link, watch for the show on or before October 5!
It’s going to be short and sweet, folks. I have an iphone full of photos and may or may not get to download them before my return from LaLa land to home sweet South Florida.
What a day!
If there was a case study for the perfect exposure for a book, today would fit the bill. Dr. Phil, whom I’ve often scoffed about in private, gained new respect from me today. Instead of my image of a bellowing taskmaster, I saw the gentle giant that the infamous talk show host can be. Today, Dr. Phil revealed to me his inner angel. Ok, maybe not angel, exactly, but in my jet lagged, under-slept mind, I found the Phil-ster to be fair and compassionate.
Jane Velez-Mitchell, HLN broadcaster and host of the daily show, “Issues”, was on the Dr. Phil hot seat and got to glow like a warmly lit lamp center stage for the entire hour of his show.
Second to Jane’s presence was her book, iWant, now available on amazon and soon to be in a store near you. What I really saw today is this – Jane IS the book and the book IS Jane. One of the reasons the conditions were so ideal on the taped program is that everything Jane spoke about corresponded to the content of her book. And, she didn’t in any way have to force that to have it happen. She is passionate about the issues she brings to light and is a walking, talking embodiment of their expression and the work it takes to deal with them.
Today it was mostly about alcoholism and sexuality. The first leading to the second. By that I mean, her recovery process with alcohol caused her to become more honest in many areas of her life and in the area of sexuality, this meant coming out as a lesbian. She spoke her truth as openly on Dr. Phil as she does in the book and happily, she received a very warm, fuzzy reception from both the host and the audience.
You’ll have to wait a few weeks before the show airs but count on an amazing hour and we’ll count on a ton of books being sold. If a show like this doesn’t sell books, sign me up for the donut making business.
And, I don’t even eat donuts.
My favorite part of today was the after show celebration which we shared at one of Jane’s favorite vegan haunts on La Cienega. Green drinks, cornbread to beat the band, a mexi-cali salad and expresso as the punctuation. Four of her friends joined us along with my former boss and dear friend Gary Seidler and we laughed ’til our ribs hurt.
The stories I could tell.
You’ll have to coax them out of me when we run into each other.
But be sure to bring your bribe.
If not money, dark chocolate has been known to get me to spill it.
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It’s Monday night. You’ll be reading this on Tuesday if I manage to get my thoughts from head to screen. It was a freaky day looming with a never ending stream of emails talking about how we should be talking about what we’re talking about. See how that sentence made you a little uneasy? Multiply that by infinity and you’ll get the picture.
That’s the venting part of my post.
What I really want to share with you is by the end of the work day on Tuesday (today), I’ll be flying Delta west through to the great state of California and specifically to LAX. Non-stop coach flight for the purpose of attending a tv show taping of one of my (HCI’s) authors.
I’ll arrive on the left coast (does anyone hate that expression more than I do?) at 9:00 pm and ready myself for the big event the following morning at 9:00 am. Jane’ll be a big part of the show. I won’t reveal just what the subject is but I’ll give you this much information: her ex-husband and an ex-lover will be joining her for her Dr. Phil moment.
And, yes, it’s already cleared that the book will be shown, that Dr. Phil will hold up the book and say where you can buy it, and that the title will be repeated throughout the segment.
That’s all I need to keep a smile on my face.
I won’t say much more except that the show is slated to air somewhere around October 5. (see how it works?)
What I will say is that I’ll do my best to return with some nice iphone photo shots to share with you. I’ll let you know if Dr. Phil is as scary close up as he is on tv. If he shouts as a matter of course or if that’s just an act. I’ll snoop around and bring back some “behind the scenes” dish. Maybe I’ll even work out a sign that I can give so when you’re watching the show you’ll know it’s me. How? Who knows, but I have many hours to ponder such things while flying.
I’m your trusty fly on the wall and I promise to bring you back something good.
In the meantime, watch Jane’s show on HLN and catch the clever promo she’s been doing on her book at the end of each show. Why call that clever? Jane’s ranking on amazon BEFORE HAVING A BOOK is better than most titles that are on the market now.
Clever as a fox.
Look forward to some new adventures.
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