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One of America’s best-known crisis managers reveals the secrets to overcoming a personal crisis, empowering listeners to become stronger people and fully recover from a damaging experience, whether a relationship crisis or business disaster.

As America’s number one crisis management expert, Judy Smith has been asked to help overcome the obstacles faced by some of the most well-known companies, celebrities, and politicians of our time. In the process she has discovered that, whether or not one is a household name, there are universal character flaws, trouble spots, and weaknesses that exist in everyone. Over the years, Smith has been able to identify these high-risk traits that often lead to marital, financial, professional, or personal imprudence. These urges exist in all of us, whether it’s the belief that an indiscretion is too minor to detect, a mistake is too difficult to repair, or a deceit is too well hidden to be discovered. But, as Smith shows, we can overcome these negative urges and failings—and even turn them into our strongest assets.

Just as Gavin de Becker’s bestselling book The Gift of Fear explains how to recognize and survive universal signs of violence, and as Chip and Dan Heath’s bestselling book Switch shows readers how to implement change in their lives, Good Self, Bad Self will teach us how to face and overcome our own denial of impending problems—and how to identify and avoid such situations in the first place. Smith believes that the way each of us deals with personal character flaws is what dictates whether we’re going to be successful or whether we’re going to destroy what we—and those around us—have worked so hard to build. In Good Self, Bad Self, she distills years of experience to share the tools we all need to face our mistakes and ultimately overcome them.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I have known Judy Smith for many years and she is one of the best crisis managers out there. Good Self, Bad Self is a really important book and offers a unique way of looking at crisis.”

    Larry King

  • “It’s a powerful, inspiring book that will help you better understand yourself in every situation.”

    Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason

  • “Judy Smith has been doling out practical, no nonsense advice for over 20 years to her clients and her friends. Good Self, Bad Self is Judy in book form. Having worked with Judy and one her clients over the course of several months, I got to witness her style and effectiveness first hand. She is detailed, thorough, relentless, frank, and smart. Her course of action while strategic is also very thoughtful, and client-sensitive.”

    James Brown, network broadcaster for CBS Sports

  • “It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation and only one thoughtless act to damage it. Good Self, Bad Self is a book you want to read before you need it. Smith provides a blueprint for how to act with authenticity in building, maintaining, and when necessary, repairing your personal brand.”

    Lois P. Frankel, PhD, bestselling author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office and Stop Sabotaging Your Career

  • “Judy Smith is a very savvy problem solver, and she’s incredibly tough. I’ve seen her handle head-strong clients and also senior producers of major television shows, and in each case, she was in command and relentless in working to implement her strategies.”

    Wayne Pacelle, president & CEO, the Humane Society of the United States

  • “Clean, [and] well-organized…Smith provides a good overview of how to identify and curtail egregious behavior, with just enough celebrity misbehavior to hold the [listener]’s attention.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Judy Smith’s unique combination of communication, legal, and political skills have served a wide range of clients facing some of the most high profile challenges of our times. Having established herself as one of the premier crisis management experts in the world, Smith has become the go-to person for corporations, politicians, and celebrities seeking counsel in times of crisis. She has worked on the Iran Contra investigation, the prosecution of former DC Mayor Marion Barry, the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas, the impeachment process of President Clinton, and the Chandra Levy investigation, as well as the Enron Congressional inquiry. She also serves as a counselor to BellSouth, Union Pacific, Nextel, United Healthcare, Wal-Mart, and AIG among many others.