A Unicorn in a World of Donkeys: A Guide to Life for All the Exceptional, Excellent Misfits Out There (Hardcover)

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An empowerment manifesto for creatives, misfits, innovators, and disruptors from the star of So You Think You Can Dance and creator of Broadway's Finding Neverland

A Unicorn in a World of Donkeys offers a playbook for living a creative and authentic life. Using her own story as a launching spot, and creative quizzes, charts, and lists to engage the reader in an interactive journey, Mia Michaels explores the experience of the unicorn in a world of donkeys, a world where fitting in, pleasing others, following rules, and maintaining norms-no matter how messed up those norms are-is the only acceptable path. She acknowledges the struggles of the unicorn life-loneliness, ridicule, being misunderstood and undervalued-and goes on encourage readers to reframe the unicorn life the way she has, as essential to a life of brilliance.

About the Author

Mia Michaels was an Emmy Award-winning judge and choreographer for the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance. She is the creator of Broadway's hit musical Finding Neverland, and she recently reinvented a New York institution, the Rockettes of Radio City Music Hall. Mia has choreographed national performances for Celine Dion, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Prince, and more.

Praise For…

"One word describes Mia Michaels . . . FEARLESS! Everything she touches goes beyond expectations. Which says a lot because the expectations on her are always high. Working with her was such a highlight of my career because I've always been such a fan. That fearlessness is perfectly translated into this book. C'mon, it's Mia, you already know that this book is going to be incredible before you even open the cover!"
--Matthew Morrison, TV star of Glee, actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter

"Mia embodies magic in her dance. It's no wonder she now runs with unicorns. Young artists, buy this book!"
--Kristin Chenoweth, Tony-winning actress and singer

"Mia is a force of nature! She has an infectious energy that inspires you to want to create with her."
--Heidi Klum, model, TV host, producer, fashion designer

"Mia Michaels's unique style, storytelling ability, and demand of excellence from her dancers makes her a standout in the field of choreography. She is a true, magical unicorn in a world of donkeys."
--Nigel Lythgoe, producer of American Idol and creator, executive producer, and judge on So You Think You Can Dance

"Entertaining and spirited, this no-nonsense guide will speak to those seeking to discover their true capabilities."—Publishers Weekly

"Mamma Mia! We've missed having Mia's choreography on the 'SYT' stage every week. But this lovely opening routine was worth the wait. . . . Mia, you're a legend."

--Dance Spirit magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781580057721
ISBN-10: 1580057721
Publisher: Seal Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English