From Publishers Weekly
Determination and drive were critical to the success of Telemundo/NBC talk show host Arranas, the secrets to which she shares in this empowering self-help memoir. Offering breezy but sincere advice rooted in her own challenges, including a dictatorial father and two broken marriages of her own. Her first, foundational lesson is independence: "Love shouldn't be the sole master of your destiny." Arranas insists that women must always be able to take care of themselves financially, preserve their integrity and avoid mediocrity while sharing the personal stories that brought her to the conclusion-including a cheating husband and a personal assistant who stole thousands of dollars from her. Her methods for coping, learning and moving on are her most important lessons, warning readers that "ignorance is not bliss but rather a brutal teacher." Advice aside, this celebrity memoir is obviously aimed at an audience already familiar with her TV persona, and makes an entertaining, if light, read.
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"María shares her ups and downs and provides a road map to living life with joy and dignity. For any young woman just starting out, it's the next best thing to having a big sister by your side to help guide you on your journey." -- Meredith Viera, cohost of The Today Show
"María is one of those rare and special people eager to thrive, grow, and learn from events in her life and happy to share her inspiring life lessons with people in a way that is powerful but still accessible and relatable." -- Rachael Ray, host of The Rachael Ray Show
"María Celeste reveals the secret to success in an engaging manner. I enjoyed every page!" -- Queen Latifah
"María Celeste's book is a fascinating read that gave me even more reasons to admire someone I already feel fortunate to call my friend. She shares with us many unique ways to look for deeper truths and lessons in life's difficult experiences. And I know this book will be a wonderful gift to her ever-growing legion of fans!" -- Gloria Estefan
"This book shows that when we live according to the right principles, the Universe makes sure that we are compensated." -- Ricky Martin
"Make Your Life Prime Time
has the same energy as María Celeste. She is an honest woman, a fighter who has achieved everything with unshakable will. Her personal story will inspire many young people and will help them to take control of their personal and professional lives." -- Enrique Iglesias
"I've had the great pleasure to work side by side with María Celeste and see firsthand her exceptional talent, passion, wisdom, and compassion. This book will allow millions of people to experience what I have." -- Don Browne, President of Telemundo Communications Group
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