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I am Diva!: Every Woman's Guide to Outrageous Living Paperback – April 1, 2003

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About the Author

Elena Bates, is the mother of Carilyn Vaile - an internationally known fashion designer, heads up the apparel manufacturing corporation she started with Carilyn. Harvard graduate Maureen O'Crean is a business strategist, Internet consultant, and radio personality. Molly Thompson has an MBA and 15 years of experience in advertising and sales. Carilyn Vaile is an internationally known fashion designer. Elena Bates, her mother, heads up the apparel manufacturing corporation she started with Carilyn.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446679550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446679558
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,925,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Maureen O'Crean, MBA, is an international business strategist and CEO of Maureen O'Crean Consulting by day and a Diva by night. An award winning Internet consultant her work has been featured on Good Morning America, Entrepreneur Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Grace Magazine, radio and newspapers. This Harvard grad is co-author of I Am Diva, Every Woman's Guide to Outrageous Living (Grand Central Publishing 2003), and publisher of www.distinctivelydiva.com, an international online community of over 10,000 women.

Maureen works with individuals to be have their dreams come true, focusing on results. Her clients include the famous-#1 New York Times Best Selling Author, Sarah Ban Breathnach (12 time Oprah guest), Colgate-Palmolive and soon to be famous people like you. Her media clients reach millions of readers through placements in Entrepreneur Magazine, Star 98.7, The London Observer, EDGE publications, radio, newspapers, trade journals and more.

Maureen loves books and serves as publisher of the Distinctively Diva Press and Executive Director of the Simple Abundance Press. As a book shepherd her work includes: The Daily Dance: Your Guide to Happily Ever After by Sandi Athey (DD Press 2012), The Possibility Factor Prayer Journal: Your 30 Day Journey from Impossible to Victory (DD Press 2012), The Well Spent Moments Journal by Sarah Ban Breathnach (SA Press 2011) and When Every Day Matters: A Mother's Memoir on Love, Loss and Life by Mary Jane Hurley Brant, as well as many others.

Maureen holds an AB from Harvard University (magna cum laude-sociological research) and an MBA from the State University of Albany with a concentration in Management Information Systems. Her unique training includes the Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard where she was an assistant to world leaders, senators and political leaders during their transitions from the public to the private sector.

Maureen not only coaches people to live their dreams, she lives hers as well in Hermosa Beach, CA. This single parent of 2 sons is co-author of I Am Diva, Every Woman's Guide to Outrageous Living (Grand Central Publishing, April,2003) and is the author of 3 new works being released on on Kindle: Take Five: The Diva's Guide to Pampering, Take Five: The Diva's Guide to Health and Wellness and The Daily Diva Word: Little Ditties to Life Your Spirits, Volume 1.
In her free time, Maureen is completing a rewrite of her first suspense novel, a medical thriller and creates magical little worlds in miniature.

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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 4, 2003
Format: Paperback
Many women might find that this book provides a quick and fun pick-me-up. Personally, I am really tired of being told that a bubble bath and rhinestone tiara will make my life better.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Diva Darcy on April 10, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a great book for getting back on track with your own life after having kids - or really after any "distraction" in life, like too much work, or simply taking yourself too seriously. It's fun and usable and you won't ever outgrow the advice. It's a book you could pick up and read again in 5 years for a refresher. Did I mention it's fun? Get one for a friend who needs a little "boost." Go divas! And oh ya, I AM DIVA!!!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By kay on August 31, 2004
Format: Paperback
If "wear a tiara to the grocery store" is the type of advice you're looking for- you'll love this.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Donald D'Haene on June 18, 2003
Format: Paperback
The authors call this book a "guide to outrageous living." I don't need a book for that but I'll bet many of you do! Don't believe me? How many of you can say I AM DIVA! and not wince or mouth the words sheepishly? If you can, you'll love this book. If you can't, you really need to read this book!
I AM DIVA is an interactive work that takes readers on a year-long journey of discovery, self-awareness and change. Of course, many of you will wince as you read of tiaras and boas, but there is a serious message to be found.
Unfortunately there are too many who live a Cinderalla-like existence. All work and no play. Forget trying on glass slippers! They need to escape their dungeon of a life more than many of us who can afford to buy this book. I think a diva-licious idea would be to share the ideas found in the pages of I AM DIVA with those who need it most. Even better, make someone else a DIVA for a day. You might even consider buying them the book, 'cause if you've had the time time to attempt all the DIVA do's and don'ts suggested, you can afford to tip your tiare elsewhere and share your keys to the kingdom.
The four Divas authors came together from different ages and stages of life. Thin and full-figured, married with children or without - they have successfully navigated the fields of fashion design, nursing, Internet consulting, business. You name it, they've done it! Now their collective vision and wisdom is being used to redefine a woman's self worth.
Some have quibled here that I AM DIVA is not a new concept. PLEAsssee! Give this diva a break! Women helping their fellow sisters in need out? More power to them!
Want four women's unique perspective on DIVAdom? Run, don't walk, and order your copy today!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Tiara S. on February 28, 2004
Format: Paperback
I'm one of those people who abhors women's/girl's magazines as they usually tend to be superficial. Also, I seem to be out of the target audience as I'm merely 18. I saw this book while on holiday in the US and found it really intriguing. I was immediately HOOKED.
It's humourous, witty, and full of fun. Sure, some of the advice isn't for everyone (I didn't pay much attention to the fashion bit) but a lot of it is just great common sense and good tips to cheer us up when we get too serious. I bought this as a gift for my closest friend, and she loved it. We now have a Diva thing between us.
This book ROCKS! :D
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 2003
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My wife read this book and has taken it to heart! She has finally given herself the permission to take care of herself (without feeling guilty or getting mad at me) as well as me and the kids and we are all happier and now all of us are having fun! Thank you Divas!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susan on April 17, 2003
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I found this book to be a complete delight, a pleasure cruise of helpful hints to guide me through the bumps in the road of life. If you find yourself stopped in life or life just isn't what it used to be, or you just want to have more fun in life, then this book is for you! I AM DIVA!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chellie Campbell on May 1, 2003
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This is a treasure of a book--chock full of entertaining stories from four fabulous divas! Great reminders and instructions for living happily and filling each day with easy pleasures that make you glad to be alive and glad to be a woman. There is an Inner Diva in all of us that craves time and expression. Books like this help us remember to live fabulously each day!
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