All About Karen
Author, Oprah Columnist, Consultant, Designer and then some
Karen Salmansohn is an ex-Senior VP award winning ad writer/creative director (at age 27) who left her successful advertising career (having worked as a writer/creative director/image consultant for J. Walter Thompson, McCann Erickson, Young + Rubicam, Averett, Free + Ginsberg, MTV, VH-1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Lifetime, E!, CNBC, NBC, Oxygen, Lee Hunt Associates, L’Oreal, Revlon, Avon, Blue Q, etc) to pursue her passion of writing.
She is now a best selling author and book packager with over 1 million books sold – known for creating a new breed of books – “self help for people who would never be caught dead reading self help.” Or: “self help books you can give as a gift — and not get slapped, because they look kinda cool.” Some titles: How to Be Happy Dammit; Enough Dammit; The Bounce Back Book; – and many more. Journalists call Salmansohn “Deepak Chopra Meets Carrie Bradshaw” because of how she merges empowering psychology/philosophy tips with edgy humor and stylish graphics.
Salmansohn not only writes, but creative directs her books, from beginning to end. Publishers include: Workman, Chronicle, Rizzoli, Simon and Schuster, Broadway Books, Harmony Books, Tenspeed, Tricycle, Sourcebooks, etc…
Some cool people who have loved/hyped her books include: Tony Robbins, Jon Stewart, Madonna, Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington, Marissa Tomei, Peter Guber, Gretchen Rubin, Tim Ferriss, Joan Rivers, Eminem, Lisa Loeb, Jay Leno, Graydon Carter, Keith Ferrazzi, Seth Godin – and then some. Plus, her famous and free BE HAPPY DAMMIT newsletter has garnered about 50,000 happy reader fans.
Salmansohn’s also had 5 TV development deals for original sitcom concepts she’s conceived and written – for MTV, Nickelodeon, NBC, Brillstein Gray, and Miramax – plus 2 film deals – with Miramax and Bedford Falls.
She’s been written up in the NYTimes, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Time Magazine, Elle, Marie Claire, Fast Company and more. She has done all the popular morning shows -– and was a regular lifestyle reporter for FOX TV!
She hosted the famed SIRIUS radio show BE HAPPY DAMMIT on Lime 114 (M – Fr., 8am -9am, EST) — which merged the best of Oprah with Jon Stewart with NPR.
Karen’s been a career columnist for AOL.com alongside luminaries like Tom Peters – and has also been the Golden Touch Business Columnist on the Emmy Award Winning Minyanville and The 1 Minute Career Therapist for amNY newspaper. Plus, Karen writes on a variety of psychological and philosophical topics as a columnist for Oprah, Psychology Today, MSN, CNN, Yahoo, Huffingtonpost, Match, Bettyconfidential, Divorce Candy, and then some. Plus Karen’s own website features her popular daily “Inspirational Flashcard Posters,” and an assortment of her Oprah articles and Joy Jolt Videos to inspire folks to fear less and explore more so they can pursue living their highest potential, happiest lives.
Karen also works with a variety of individuals and businesses – serving as their Golden Touch business coach, brand consultant, ghostwriter, website designer, advertising agency, video producer, personal poster producer – and then some.
Since the launch of Karen’s first book in 1993, she has been giving seminars nationally and internationally – and now has 29 books, 5 TV development deals, 2 film deals – and one perfume.
Phew is she exhausted!
Some of Karen’s Oprah Articles
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