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Author: Trista Sutter Narrator: Trista Sutter Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2013 ISBN: 9781469058313
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Trista Rehn was a pediatric physical therapist moonlighting as a Miami Heat dancer when she heard about casting for a new reality show—one guy getting to know twenty-five girls in the hope of finding a fiancée. As improbable and crazy as it sounded, Trista took the chance—and had her heart broken on the very first season of The Bachelor. But the next season, as the first Bachelorette, her fairy tale fell into place during a whirlwind courtship with poetry-writing firefighter Ryan Sutter and, eventually, a dream-come-true wedding on national television.

In the midst of building a life with Ryan and raising two kids, Trista started to make a conscious effort to remember her favorite part of each day. And she’s made sure to post these thoughts, her own personal expressions of gratitude, almost every night on Twitter and Facebook—even on days she was dealing with fertility issues, a difficult pregnancy, family deaths, and other challenges that many of us face.

Sometimes it’s the smallest gestures and the most unassuming things that can have the greatest effects. Trista is often asked her secret to being one of the rare reality-television relationships to make it to the altar and beyond. In this heartfelt book, she shares the simple yet profound keys to finding everyday happiness: gratitude and grace. From the blink-and-you’ll-miss-them moments we have with our kids, our spouses, our pets, or even strangers to the more obvious lessons we pick up from reading the news or hearing an inspirational story, knowing how to recognize, accept, and be grateful for all of our daily blessings is truly what “happily ever after” means.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As a mommy of four, it is so important for me to teach my children to live their lives with a grateful heart. I thank Trista, my fellow mom-ista, for all the tips, stories, and research on how to do that. It’s also a great reminder for us parents, too!”

    Tori Spelling, actress and New York Times bestselling author

  • “We call Trista the ‘godmother’ of the Bachelor franchise for a reason. She stands for everything that’s good about our show and life—and that shines through in her book. After reading Happily Ever After, I’m even more proud to call her my friend.”

    Chris Harrison, host, The BachelorThe Bachelorette, and Miss America

  • “Trista Sutter has written a breezy, warm, and friendly reminder about the power and benefits of gratitude. And I’m grateful that she did!”

    Tom Bergeron, host, Dancing with the Stars

  • Happily Ever After shows us what I have come to accept as truth—in order to fully live a happy life, you must acknowledge the gifts that life has to offer and be thankful for all of them.”

    Ethan Zohn, 2002 winner of Survivor

  • “This book is a wonderful reminder that in everything we do we should give thanks.”

    Ali Landry, 1996 Miss USA

  • Happily Ever After is profound, passionate, and practical. These stories of gratitude will move, inspire, and touch you.”

    Lee M. Brower, founder of Empowered Wealth

  • “Trista is someone who exudes light and joy, and I’m grateful that she’s harnessed some of that for this uplifting, full-of-healthy-tidbits book about the importance and fun of having an optimistic view of the world. Thanks, Trista!”

    Kimberly Williams-Paisley, actress

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About the Author

Trista Sutter was the runner-up of the very first season of The Bachelor and became the first Bachelorette. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Parade and Good Housekeeping,, and, and on shows such as The Tonight Show and 20/20. She has been a correspondent for Extra and Good Morning America. Currently a work-at-home mom, she lives near Vail, Colorado, with her family.