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Adam Meyer

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Adam Meyer was born in South Africa with an extremely rare genetic disease and given only six years to live. He made it past that, but he was very sick. At the age of 9, he became the first child on an experimental clinical trial for his condition, at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla. It worked well, and he... read full bio

Alex Jamieson

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Celebrity healthcare speaker Alex Jamieson is the author of The Great American Detox Diet: 8 Weeks to Weight Loss and Well-Being and Living Vegan for Dummies, and is perhaps best known for her appearance in the documentary film Super Size Me. A holistic health counselor and vegan chef, Jamieson works with clients who have been diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, food... read full bio

Allen Klein Aka Mr. Jollytologist

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Allen Klein is an award-winning professional keynote speaker and best-selling author, who shows audiences worldwide how humor can help them deal with everyday trials and tribulations, as well as triumphing over tragedy. Allen was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. He is also a Hunter College, The City University of New... read full bio

Alli Joseph

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Alli Joseph has been telling stories since she invented Hooper, the narcoleptic diaper truck-driving dog who saved lives and was a prize-winning baker, when she was five. Today, Alli is a TV host, a producer of television shows, documentary films, and a published author. A Native New Yorker, Alli loves a good six-speed transmission and has been to racing school... read full bio

Alvin Law

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The life of Alvin Law could easily have become a tragic story, but it didn't turn out that way. Born without arms, and given up by his birth family, Alvin, today, is a successful professional speaker, living proof that out of nothing, and with the right combination of Attitude, Learning, Value of self, Imagination and Never giving up, the impossible... read full bio

Amy Dixon

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World No. 6 paratriathlete, Amy Dixons inspiration and expertise as an athlete, wine expert and speaker have been recognized and rewarded around the world. With only 2% of her sight, Amy became the first female visually impaired triathlete in CT, putting down a time so fast, she qualified for the USA Para triathlon National Championships in her very first race.... read full bio

Ana Fabiano

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As a founding executive of Wines from Spain, a division of the Embassy of Spain in New York, Ana Fabiano inaugurated many promotional programs, developed key relationships with trade professionals, wine writers, and a variety of artisan producers in leading many trade missions back to Spain. In 1990, she created SANA Associates, a company dedicated exclusively to the education and... read full bio

Angela Chee

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Angela Chee has worked as an Anchor, Host and Reporter for KNBC-TV and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, Fox 6 in San Diego, E! Entertainment Network, The International Channel, Channel One News (a national news network broadcast to high schools) and helped launch Entertainment Tonight China for Paramount Pictures. Angela Chee is also one of the rare breed of news anchors... read full bio

Ann M. Martin

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Ann M. Martin is the author of the popular teen series of books Baby Sitters Club. The wildly popular book series has sold over 125 million copies in print. The successful writer gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood memories and feelings. Since ending the... read full bio

Annette Langer

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Annette Langer was a finalist in two categories in the prestigious Writers Digest national writing competition. She has contributed magazine articles for the Livermore Wine Country Literary Harvest Anthology and O'Brien's Literary Speculator Bright Beginnings Anthology. Frequently, her work can be found in the monthly literary e-newsletter Fox and Quill. Her shorter works have appeared in several anthologies, including the... read full bio

Antonia Novello

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Antonia Novello was the first female and first Hispanic to be appointed surgeon general of the United States. As a former pediatrician, her focus was on the health concerns of children and youth. As leader of the 6,500 employees of the Public Health Service, she directed the nation's attention to AIDS-infected children, the perils of smoking and teenage drinking, and... read full bio

Ariel Dorfman

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Ariel Dorfman is a renowned author and playwright who witnessed the coup in Chile in the 1970s, which inspired many of his plays and novels. He combines politics and human rights is most of his works. He has been a literature and Latin American Studies professor at Duke University since 1985. Dorfman has written multiple critically acclaimed plays including Death... read full bio

Art Holst

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Art Holst is a motivational speaker whose career includes being a top salesman in building materials, infantry captain and officiator for the National Football League for fifteen years. A legend in the speaking industry, Art Holst's broad background provides the foundation for his messages spiced with inspiration, humor, and poetry. For twelve years, he worked as Administrator of the Forest... read full bio

Barbara Gordon

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Barbara Gordon is the author of the best selling autobiography, I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can and a novel, Defects of the Heart. Her last book, Jennifer Fever, was a provocative look at a middle aged man who turns in his spouse of many years for a newer, much younger, sexier model. Other nonfiction works include Older Men, Younger... read full bio

Barney Saltzberg

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Barney Saltzberg is an award-winning children's book writer/illustrator and singer/songwriter. He has written and illustrated over twenty books, and Shari Lewis has recorded his songs for episodes of the PBS show Arthur. Barney travels around the country inspiring children and teachers of all ages, visiting elementary schools and teaching a class on writing, while illustrating children's books at UCLA. His... read full bio

Beatrice Kerr

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After she contracted HIV from her high-school sweetheart, college sophomore Beatrice Kerr felt pressured to remain silent about her condition for fear of being expelled from school and rejected by her friends and family. She courageously overcame her fears, and now, as a nationally and internationally known AIDS and HIV educator, she strives to prevent her own fate from befalling... read full bio

Becky Olson

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Becky's story is an inspiration. In 1996, at age 43, she went back to school while working a full-time job, to get her college degree. Three months later she was diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer. She was given a 60% chance to survive past five years. She always jokes that she is thankful her doctors were wrong because it... read full bio

Ben Ferguson

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Ben Ferguson is a radio host, author, and conservative political commentator. His radio show, The Ben Ferguson Show, is syndicated throughout the United States, making him the younger nationally syndicated radio presenter. His book, Its My American Too, was released in 2004 and holds Fergusons commentary on his position as a young conservative in the United States. ... read full bio

Ben Jones

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Former Georgia Democratic congressman, Ben Jones is known for playing Cooter Davenport on the television show The Dukes of Hazzard. Jones has since returned to acting, in the films Primary Colors, The Dukes of Hazard: Reunion, and The Dukes of Hazard: Hazard in Hollywood. He also became a well-known writer, writing many political essays and a one-man play about Dizzy... read full bio

Beverly Kirkhart

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A breast cancer survivor since 1993, Beverly Kirkhart is the author of My Healing Companion, and the co-author of the revised edition of Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul: 101 Healing Stories About Those Who Have Survived Cancer. Designed to serve as a self-guided journal for anyone facing cancer (or any disease or disability), the book shares Kirkharts experiences coping,... read full bio



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