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; Ballsy; Even God Is Single So Stop Giving Me A Hard Time – 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 20,000 happy reader fans.