- Paperback: 838 pages
- Publisher: VonChasePublishing (May 15, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982346476
- ISBN-13: 978-0982346471
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,622,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dream Reachers II Paperback – May 15, 2011
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"Being a great believer in the importance of reaching for dreams and harnessing passions to build a good life, I was delighted to read... enlightening and uplifting interviews." - Susaye Greene, legendary "Last Supreme"
"...a complex, fascinating mix... similar in tone to the first book... the artists...are an exotic blend, so are Betty Dravis and Chase Von... wedding works nicely." - Dir. Steven Peterson, School of Public Affairs, Penn State
"Betty Dravis and Chase Von understand how important it is to Dream Reachers such as myself to continue to seek inspiration... will be passed on to generations..." - Norma Jean, Actress and Comedienne --Front copy of Book
"... I have also been drawn to those who 'go for the gold.' This book is full of such souls... Dream Reachers II rocks!" - Mary Ann Lurie Owen, acclaimed sports photographer, author of Extraordinary Women of the Ring --Front Book copy
From the Author
This second collection of Dream Reachers interviews is dedicated to everyone who has ever had a dream, and that includes every man, woman and child on the planet. My dearest wish for you all is that you reach your dreams; even fulfilling a portion of them often makes a huge difference in lifestyle and attitude. We all have our dreams...
My writing is always dedicated to my children who are everything to me: my life, my loves. And Dream Reachers II is specifically dedicated to my dear friends and fellow bloggers on the popular website Dames of Dialogue: authors Christy Tillery French, Laurel Rain Snow, Caitlyn Hunter and blog founder Maggie Bishop. It is a pleasure working with these dedicated writers on a daily basis. Thanks for all your encouragement with my interviews and my books. Dames rule! - Betty Dravis
Doing the first Dream Reachers was an experience I don't think I will ever forget. The same holds true with Dream Reachers II and who knows? Perhaps there will be even more to come. I would, however, like to dedicate this current book to all the individuals in it, as well as my family and friends and everyone that takes the steps to make their own dreams a reality. I also dedicate this effort of love to my co-author Betty Dravis and to Judyth Piazza, the creator of the Student Operated Press. As anyone who has gotten anywhere will tell you, one thing often leads to another and meeting those two is what led to this series of books. Best wishes to all and it is my hope that you who seek your dreams will find encouragement to do so from the people in this book who are seeking and living theirs. - Chase Von
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Many of these Dream Reachers--for example, actress Jenny McShane and Good Will Peace Treaty founder Bryant McGill--speak frankly of their early lives and the roots of their drive to succeed. Many speak of the path they took to find their passion; Jessica Gilbert and Stan Countz in promoting talent, Ada "Ace" Velez and Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway in the world of women's boxing, Joshua "Deous" Gennari and Tony Tarantino in making films, Gretchen Hirsch and Frank Nappi in writing, Dr. Linda Salvin in using her psychic abilities to help people. We meet actors, musicians, journalists, artists, and people whose talent lies in inspiring others by coaching or simply by example. All continue to strive, never satisfied to sit back and say, oh, that's good enough.
Both Dravis and Von are published authors in a variety of genres but here they show their skill at drawing out the real person behind the publicity. The book is beautifully presented, with lots of photos that work well with the text and help the reader get to know the subjects. This is a book to read from beginnning to end, and then to read again here and there, finding charming revelations and inspiring nuggets that explain so much about what makes people tick. Well done to both authors, and thanks for giving these Dream Reachers a place to open their hearts to us. Read it and be inspired!
Linda Bulger, 2011
Some people reach for the stars but never touch them. Others grab on with both hands. As a follow-up to Dream Reachers, you'll discover what makes a dreamer unique and how they've been able to achieve their dreams. If you're looking for inspiration to follow your own aspirations, read this book. It just may help you follow your heart.
My motto has been "Dare to Dream...and Dream BIG!" With Dream Reachers II, you'll meet people who have dreamed HUGE. This book makes an excellent gift for any adult, and a perfect gift for a teacher or mentor.
I highly recommend Dream Reachers II.
I am so glad I did! A truly intriguing and encouraging group of interviews and stories of people reaching for their dreams. So when Dream Reachers II came out my expectations were pretty high. To my pleasant amazement I ended up loving Dream Reachers II more than it's predecessor.
Both authors have stepped up their game and delve into the lives of such an eclectic group of dreamers. I found myself truly inspired. From a website owner obsessed with Al Pacino to best selling authors, directors, actors and actresses this book has everything.
I have to admit that my favorite interview was with singer/actress Alexa Dectis. Here is someone who has overcome Spinal Muscular Atrophy and has risen above what most people would use as an excuse to fail in life.
I quote Alexa Dectis: "God did not put me in this chair because he wanted me to be sad. Before I was born, God helped me choose my life. This was the life I chose with God."
This is just a taste of the insight and encouragement that Dream Reachers II brings to the table. Betty Dravis and Chase Von know how to bring out inspirational stories from the people who are reaching for their dreams and living them! This is a true collector's book--a MUST in every library!
Daniel L Carter
Author of The Unwanted Trilogy
These books of interviews is an examples of those who reach for the stares. The Interviews are straight forward leaving a feeling of achivement and someone going for goals higher than what is the standard.
Betty Dravis has put out of book that showcases excellence. You can skp[ around and pick and choose of the successful people. What amazes me is a depth you get in reading them.Something you do not get lately other than in the Playboy interviews.
It is journalism done better than most. Capture the heart of success and sharing it without preaching..and it works so well!