Austin, TX — Almost everyone wants to be successful, but most people are not sure exactly what that means. Monica “Dr. Moe” Anderson has written a prescription for achievement and long term happiness in her new book, Success Is A Side Effect: Leadership, Relationships and Selective Amnesia.
“This book is for all the unheralded leaders who must survive, and even thrive, in a world where Cinderella’s feet hurt and Sleeping Beauty gets fired for frequent tardiness. What I know for sure is that women whom the world admires for their inner beauty, confidence and competence were not born that way; they were forged.” Anderson believes success is not a person, place, or material thing as so many of us are socialized to believe. The 51-year old grandmother asserts “We all have the potential, the duty, and the power to lead in our chosen fields. And, ultimately the choices we make at each intersection of our personal journey–rather than the title on a business card, the neighborhood we reside in, or the person we marry–will determine whether or not we are successful.”
Anderson’s unique approach to personal growth is illustrated with real-world situations, surprising statistics, and laugh-out loud anecdotes. The multi-published author and former Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist also reveals the positive side effects of pursuing one’s passions with practical lessons in personal development and career growth such as: the importance of avoiding emotional miscarriages, using your professional skills to improve your personal relationships, and achieving life balance with the multiple streams of happiness. Anderson started writing the book 5 years ago and put it aside for other projects until she was diagnosed with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor, a rare, malignant form of cancer, in 2012. “After my diagnosis, I felt a sense of urgency to share these tips and tools with other women facing challenges in order to help them understand the power of their choices,” she says.
Success Is A Side Effect is garnering positive reviews from readers and critics. Veteran book review magazine Kirkus Reviews, a highly respected American book review magazine, said, “If you can’t get ahead at work, have a man who won’t commit, are drowning in debt, or struggling with a health crisis, the author offers words of wisdom….The book is a practical guide for women on how to find happiness and boost self-worth.”
Women who are ready to fill their prescription with no co-pay or negative side effects can purchase Anderson’s book as as an ebook or paperback on Amazon.com and also at local book sellers. Read an excerpt at www.drmoeanderson.com.
About Dr. Monica Anderson:
Monica “Dr. Moe” Anderson is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, motivational speaker, widely published journalist, and Doctor of Dental Surgery. She has published six books including, three top selling novels, Sinphony, When a Sistah’s Fed Up and I Stand Accused; and two non-fiction books, Black English Vernacular, and Mom, Are We There Yet? Her latest release, Success Is A Side Effect: Leadership, Relationships and Selective Amnesia, is a self-help/career book for women.
Tony Anderson, Director of Marketing