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Contagious Optimism is an uplifting book of stories and parables about amazing life turnarounds. A compendium of encouragement, it includes advice and guidance from business leaders, visionaries, and just plain folk. Nowadays, many people have lost confidence in themselves and the world around them due to personal hardship as well as economic and political uncertainty worldwide. Contagious Optimism shows readers that it’s possible to look for and find silver linings. This is pure inspiration that will lift hearts, open minds, and create a movement of pass-it-on hope and happiness.

Featured in this book are stories and endorsements from such “contagious optimists” as Michael Beckwith, founder of Agape International, the single largest interfaith church in America; Nancy Ferrari, the “Oprah of AM Radio”; and Daniel P. Tully, CEO emeritus of Merrill Lynch.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Read Contagious Optimism for yourself. Read it for your teams at work. Read it for your family. It will help you improve your life, your outlook, and your behavior.”

    Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Through short essays solicited from diverse contributors…Mezzapelle espouses the powers of ‘contagious optimism’ and ‘positive forward thinking’…Nearly every story is excellently composed and straightforward; readers are sure to find something to connect with. Frequent bits of encouraging advice, insights, and practical exercises make Mezzapelle’s message digestible and relevant, and perfect for daily perusals.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This book [shows] us how we can soar and flourish in the very midst of life’s challenges. Read it and celebrate the human spirit!”

    Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

  • “[Contagious Optimism] has a contagious vibration that sparks courage, self-love, and personal empowerment.”

    Laurie Martin, author of Smile Across Your Heart

  • “Buy this book and catch some optimism now!”

    Allen Klein, author of The Art of Living Joyfully

  • “Learn how you can experience true happiness and fulfillment despite life’s greatest challenges as you read [Contagious Optimism].”

    Chloe JonPaul, author of This Business of Children

  • “Reading Contagious Optimism will allow you to appreciate and understand the principles that people of all races, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds live by and have exhibited during their life’s adventures.”

    Daniel P. Tully, CEO emeritus of Merrill Lynch

  • “When you read David’s book, Contagious Optimism, you will better understand why it is so powerful…how it empowers, motivates, and leads people to tremendous results.” 

    James F. Mooney, board chairman of Virgin Media, Inc.

  • Contagious Optimism is proof that people from all corners of the world have the ability to meet and exceed their goals despite the odds.”

    Bucky Dent, former New York Yankees baseball player

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About the Author

David Mezzapelle has served in a variety of roles to mentor others and assist people of all demographics in appreciating their current life as well as in building a foundation for the future. He has been a guest on various radio and television programs. He is also a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and various other publications around the globe. He currently resides in Jupiter, Florida, with his wife, Courtney.

About the Narrator

Terri McMahon is an acting company member at the prestigious Oregon Shakespeare Festival where she has worked for over twenty years. She is also a teacher at Southern Oregon University and a freelance director.