The Book

Michelle’s practical and irreverent style make the task of overcoming adversity and creating the life you want a challenge you won’t want to miss.
— Erik Weihenmayer, world-class adventurer and the only blind person to climb Mount Everest


Engaging and encouraging, Get A Life That Doesn't Suck: 10 Surefire Ways to Live Life and Love the Ride explains how ill-equipped most people are to deal with the challenges in work and life and provides the specific "mechanics" to success. Michelle shows that success is a repeatable by-product of living your life in integrity and of making conscious choices every day.

For anyone who is bored, disenchanted, or stuck, this book serves up a combination of street-smart wisdom and cheerful irreverence to show you how to enjoy the "ride of your life," regardless of the roadblocks along the way.  With this book you can:

  • Close the gap between your dreams and your real life
  • Learn very specific techniques to make the best of every situation
  • Get the importance of saying what you mean and doing what you say
  • Learn how to thoughtfully respond instead of react to tricky situations
  • Master the 10 Life-Changing Ahas - daily actions that improve your life
  • Get the tools you need to manage yourself and make life easier


Take responsibility. It’s the best and shortest way to a life that doesn’t suck. It’s an art that can be mastered. Read this book and find the inspiration for your own answers.
— Jurriaan Kamp, Editor-in-chief, The Intelligent Optimist Magazine (formerly Ode Magazine)
Turning negatives into positives is what Michelle’s message is all about. As a victim of a violent crime as well as a cancer survivor, I’ve learned the value of turning lemons into lemonade. As president and visionary of the Cancer Schmancer Movement, I am putting that message into motion.
— Fran Drescher, Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Philanthropist, Women's Health Advocate, Survivor
Regardless of life’s challenges, it IS totally possible to create “A Life That Doesn’t Suck” using the 10 Life-Changing Ahas described by Michelle in this fun-to-read and very meaningful work.
— Susan Jeffers, Phd., Best-selling author of Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway® and Life is Huge