A Unicorn in a World of Donkeys
A Guide to Life for All the Exceptional, Excellent Misfits Out There
By Mia Michaels
An empowerment manifesto for creatives, misfits, innovators, and disruptors
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.
Mia Michaels was an Emmy Award-winning judge and choreographer for the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance. She was a 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.
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31 May 2018
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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 Michaels is a brilliant choreographer and director. Now add "writer," and you have a triple threat--and we all know good things come in threes. — Harvey Weinstein
Mia is a force of nature! She has an infectious energy that inspires you want to create with her. — Heidi Klum, model, TV host, producer, fashion designer