Client Success Story: Douglas Gentile

I want to take a moment and brag on my client, Douglas Gentile, for his new book that was published on May 12, 2022.

The book is “Finding the Freedom to Get Unstuck and Be Happier” by Ven. Dr. Douglas Cheolsoeng Gentile.

​Douglas is one of the graduates from the VIP Writing Mentorship and the Finally Write Your Book System. His book was published last week by Penguin (and is available on Amazon.)


Douglas came to me after hearing me speak at Sedona Yoga Festival. I was asking the same questions his potential publisher had been asking (and he didn’t know how to answer!) Douglas quickly figured out that I could help him answer those questions – and rewrite the book. (He had written it twice already!)

Through our work together in the VIP Writing Mentorship, Douglas re-wrote the book, this time for a more main-stream audience. While the original publisher who had expressed interested in the book decided to pass on publishing it, Penguin decided it was perfect for what they wanted to bring to market.

Buy The Book

More about Douglas Gentile:

Dr. Douglas Gentile is an award-winning research scientist, educator, author, and is professor of psychology at Iowa State University. His experience includes over 30 years conducting research with children and adults. He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, including studies on the positive and negative effects of mass media on children in several countries, video game addiction, and mindfulness practices for reducing anxiety and increasing happiness. He has written several books on similar topics.

He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He was honored with the Distinguished Lifetime Contributions Award to Media Psychology and Technology by the American Psychological Association, and he was named one of the Top 300 Professors in the United States by the Princeton Review.

In addition, he is an ordained Zen Buddhist monk and meditation teacher who leads retreats and has written and narrated the best-selling audiobook Buddhism 101: How to Walk Easily over Rough Ground and Meditation: The Busy Person’s Guide to Cultivating Compassion and Positive Mind States.