How To Contact Penny
Penny enjoys doing keynotes, workshops and interviews.
To discuss availability and fees:
- Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call her at 203-454-5581 (office) or 203-895-3725 (cell)
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About “Pretty Smart: Lessons From Our Miss Americas”
If being smart isn’t enough to guarantee success, then what is? The award winning Pretty Smart: Lessons from our Miss Americas, is an inspiring and provocative look at what it takes to be a winner in any field. Pretty Smart weaves the insights and philosophies from 22 former Miss Americas who are not just pretty, but pretty smart, into an inspiring tapestry about how they pursued their passions all the way to professional and personal success.
Foreword by Phyllis George
Publication Date: January 2009
Pretty Smart: Lessons from our Miss Americas placed as a finalist in the 2009 Indie Excellence Awards and the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
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Penny Pearlman, author of award winning, Pretty Smart: Lessons from our Miss Americas, is an accomplished motivational speaker, business consultant and seminar leader who helps individuals and organizations develop strategies for success. She tracked down and seduced 22 former Miss Americas into talking with her about their lives and how they pursued their passions all the way to professional and personal success. She brings to audiences and clients alike the wisdom gained from a lifetime of pursuing her own dreams. Her personal journey has included executive positions in the health care industry, management consulting and nonprofit leadership. Her left and right brain work equally well as she has an MBA from the Wharton School and a B.A. in fine art from Queens College.
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Quotes and Reviews:
“If you follow the lessons in Pretty Smart, you’ll be inspired to pursue your own dreams of success. Penny has captured the character, courage and intelligence of my Miss America sisters. ”
Gretchen Carlson, co-host of the #1 rated cable morning news program, “Fox and Friends,” Miss America 1989
It’s a read that shatters the sterotypes of Miss America contestants and takes you inside the lives of some of the most goal-achieving women of our time.
★★★★★ A Classic Look Behind Some American Icons, July 22, 2009
By King Calcio
Like Roger Kahn’s “Boys of Summer,” Penny Pearlman’s “Pretty Smart” belongs to that important genre that takes us behind the one-dimensional image we have of our heros (1950s baseball champs and Miss Americas) to reveal the real and imperfect but inspiring people we have idolized. In these books, familiarity does not breed contempt. Rather, we learn of the struggle behind those apparently effortless performances on the great American stage, and the effort to carve out meaningful lives in the aftermath of celebrity. These authors have the skill to take our American heros and sweethearts, and to reveal something even more inspiring in the fully fleshed out human being. Although honest to the core, these books are not your plebian tear-down biographies in search of the widest and most venal audience. They leave our iconic images essentially in place while revealing life lessons for the reader. Welcome to this important genre, Penny Pearlman. I hope we hear more from you.
★★★★★ A Must Read for All Women — and some guy types too,
May 24, 2009
By Exercise Edna
Pretty Smart: Lessons From Our Miss Americas After reading this book, I’ll never be quite the same when watching another beauty pageant. I grew up watching the pageants, having memorable sleepovers selecting our favorites to win. Pretty Smart has changed my whole attitude and puts the focus where it belongs — on how smart, creative, persistent and determined successful women need to be and have been throughout history. Great book! Get it, read it, give it to your girlfriends.