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Author: Michael Strahan Narrator: Michael Strahan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781442397903
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America’s favorite football player turned morning talk show host Michael Strahan reads his book of motivational advice on how to turn up the heat and go from good to great in pursuit of your personal ambition.

Michael Strahan spent his childhood on a military base in Europe, where community meant everything, and life, though idyllic, was different. For one, when people referenced football they meant soccer. So when Michael’s father suggested he work toward a college scholarship by playing football in Texas, where tens of thousands of people show up for a weekend game, the odds were long. Yet he did, indeed, land a scholarship and from there a draft into the NFL where he scaled the league’s heights, broke records, and helped his team win the Super Bowl as a result of which he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. How? By developing “Strahan’s Rules”—a mix of mental discipline, positive thinking, and a sense of play. He also used the Rules to forge a successful post pro-ball career as cohost with Kelly Ripa on Live!—a position for which he was considered the longshot—and much more.

In Wake Up Happy, Michael shares personal stories about how he gets and stays motivated and how you can do the same in your quest to attain your life goals.

Here are a few of “Strahan’s Rules”:

1) Listen to other people, but don’t take their opinions for fact. Have your own experiences. Draw your own conclusions.

2) You can’t change other people but you can change how you act around them. Usually, that’s more than enough.

3) Don’t pre-judge. Help can—and will—come from the most unexpected places. Be open to everything around you.

Inspiring and chock full of advice that will help you make significant strides toward pursuing your dream, Wake Up Happy is a book no one, young or old, male or female will want to miss. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Practical pep talk about creating a winning attitude to solve ‘the puzzle of life’ and achieve any goal…He throws off the celebrity image when he praises fatherhood, responsibility, achievement, paying attention to detail, mental toughness, and ‘just showing up for life’…New and updated, streamlined solutions for a hectic modern world.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This celebrity motivational audio works on a number of levels. The retired football star and TV personality is a good-enough reader to sound spontaneous and sincere. He has a unique background—he was raised in Germany by a stern but supportive military father and screwball mother—and these factors take his backstory out of American jock culture and into a broader realm—the realm of humble and well-grounded achievers with something to say about the well-lived life. Strahan’s advice covers a lot of ground, and along the way he references social science experts, coaches, and people who helped him master the art of television stardom. But with his audible humility and humanitarian sensibilities, his message has heart and sounds coherent. His stories and memorable insights—‘Strahan’s Rules’—will inspire more optimism and better career/work habits in anyone who hears them.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the Audie Award for Best Business/Personal Development Narration

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About the Author

NFL legend Michael Strahan made his name on the football field, setting the record for single season sacks in 2001 and being inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014, but his star has shined brighter and for longer than his 216 history-making games with the New York Giants. In 2008, he joined the Fox NFL Sunday pregame show as a commentator, and in 2012, he beat a competitive roster of candidates to replace Regis Philbin as co-host of the wildly popular Live! with Kelly & Michael. In April 2014, he joined Good Morning America as a special cohost, and Barbara Walters selected him as one of her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014.