“If everyone laughs at you and thinks you’re crazy, that’s a sign it’s a good idea.”
— Shawn Shepheard
It’s Christmas morning. And instead of sitting under the tree opening presents, you’re sitting in a doctor’s office absorbing the news that you have Type 1 Diabetes. Probably not the best gift you’ve ever gotten.
So what do you do?
If you’re Shawn Shepheard, you decide to squeeze every last drop of joy out of every moment you have on this planet.
And then, you go back for seconds.
“Life is Sweet” is a look at some of the most heartwarming, hilarious and flat-out insane moments of the life of internationally-known speaker and star of “The Sugar-Free Shawn Show,” Shawn Shepheard – a life lived right up to the edge, and occasionally, over it.
- The time he took over a good friend’s radio show. And bombed. Badly.
- His first near-death experience.
- The time he got a roomful of stuffed-shirt business execs to shake their booties to ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” – and accidentally launched a company tradition.
- The time he went shoe shopping for his first pair of high heels.
- His second near-death experience.
- The time he shot the first episode of his brand new show…with a bunch of zombies in the background.
- And more…
Packed with real-life stories, anecdotes and observations, “Life is Sweet” will inspire you, surprise you, and most of all, make you laugh till you cry.
But sorry – tissues are not included.
"Shawn Shepheard has been there for me in good times and during the toughest moments. His genuine caring for others and his ability to make people laugh through stories is a gift. I'm glad he is now sharing that gift with the world through this book. Life is indeed sweet!"
- Former NHL Player and owner of Jim Thomson's "Dreams Do Come True"
"When you are with Shawn, the time flies by. He has such a special way of telling stories that are not only funny and entertaining, but that resonate with people on the most human of levels. His stories leave you feeling inspired to not only take action in your own life, but to see the greatness in others as well.
Shawn is the consummate storyteller! He brings humour (often laughing at himself!), caring, insight and wisdom to whatever group he is with. You leave Shawn feeling inspired to make a difference, not only in your own life but on a larger scale. His stories have THAT much power!"
- Prodigy Consulting
Do you like stories? Stories that touch your heart? Stories that make you stand up and cheer? Stories that make you laugh so hard, you might actually embarrass yourself in public? Then you'll want to grab "Life is Sweet" right now and take it with you everywhere you go. Sure, you might get a few stares from the guy sitting next to you on the plane -- but I promise, it will be so worth it.
As I've gotten older, I've learned a few lessons. Among them, there's not many people in the world that I can consistently count on, and Shawn Shepheard is one of them. His level of honesty, wit, and attitude has routinely been a source of comfort and support for me. He has kept me grounded through many tears, years, jobs, and salaries. my successes professionally and personally would not have happened without Shawn Shepheard. His advice and kindness shows no limitations. When I'm down or at a loss, his comforting words, his storytelling, has kept me on my road to living my dreams.
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- Two stars, New York Times; featured on NBC, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Travel and Leisure, et al.