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But Dr. Phil is more than just the worlds most famous pop psychologist. Hes also a gifted businessman whose empire includes a blockbuster television show, bestselling books, and sold-out live seminars. In fact, the rise of Dr. Philand his ever-expanding media and self-help operationis 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. Phils 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:
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 todays 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.
The story of Dr. Phils rise to the top is not one of a well-thought- out and carefully executed plan, nor is it entirely a tale about the rewards of hard workalthough McGraw is clearly driven by his own success. Rather, it is the story of a brilliant opportunist with powerful survival instincts and a gift for quickly analyzing and sizing up any situation.
Youve no doubt heard the legend about the man who was blessed by Oprahs golden touch. But the real story of the making of Dr. Phil encompasses both embarrassing failures and promising opportunities that have been brilliantly capitalized on by someone with the brainsand nervesto do what it takes to succeed.
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Nothing really new here but it was an ok read. He's egocentric but very smart and often very witty. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mariane D. Holbrook
BOOKS SHOW THAT HE IS PARTLY A PHONY. HE WAS A HUCKSTER AT ONE TIME.Published 10 months ago by Marilyn Diesing
The book is simply written with a clear negative bias allowing for awareness of the author's personal opinions. Read morePublished 12 months ago by anderson-hendrickson
As a big fan of the Dr. Phil Show, I was hoping for a lot more insider facts rather than the vague references and insinuations given in this book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kathy A. Siler
I have always been skeptical of Mr. McGraw and his made-for-television character, named "Dr. Phil. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Susan
I do not read many books, but was interested in Dr. Phil's background. It was really interesting and full of surprises. Dr. Phil fans should read this book. Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by SARAH ZITO
Dr. phil is one of my favorite tv hosts and stays more relevant than almost anyone else on the air these days. Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by hankvoss
The authors point out in this 2004 book (that admittedly was not written with the approval of Dr. Phil) that after he felt 'betrayed' by a teacher in 5th grade, "McGraw claims... Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by Steven H Propp