Inventing Joy: Dare to Build a Brave & Creative Life (Hardcover)
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“It was an honor to play Joy on the big screen—she’s such a fearless woman, an incredible business force and an inspiration to everyone she meets.” —Jennifer Lawrence
From Joy Mangano, self-made millionaire, entrepreneur, inventor of the Miracle Mop and inspiration behind the acclaimed film Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence comes a breakthrough story of love and hope that will unlock the best and brightest version of you.
Joy’s rise from single mother of three to the nation’s most celebrated female inventor is truly what dreams are made of. Full of twists and turns, work and love, obstacles encountered and overcome, Inventing Joy is a binge-worthy book in every aspect. Dive in and be swept along for the ride as she relives her incredible and inspiring journey to joy.
But there’s more. Throughout her inspirational rags-to-riches story, Joy points out her very own personal light-bulb moments—lessons that she learned the hard way, and principles she still relies on today. Thoughts and ideas that drive her business, life, and family and are the foundation for her success. These concepts come together in the end to form Joy’s Blueprint, a resource that will help you live your most joyful life—the Blueprint that Joy delivers to the world for the first time. So look inside yourself, grab hold of your dreams, and be brave enough to take that very first step and start your next best chapter. You’ll be in good company with Inventing Joy.
About the Author
Joy Mangano is one of the most celebrated female inventors of her time, having created and sold nearly $3 billion of product over her storied career.
Beginning in her father’s auto body shop, Joy invented and launched the self-wringing Miracle Mop, and she hasn’t looked back. Joy has gone on to invent and launch hundreds of successful products across virtually every category, most notably Huggable Hangers, My Little Steamer, Forever Fragrant, and luggage with her revolutionary Spinball Wheel System.
Dispelling myths and breaking barriers every day, Joy was one of the first in her field to harness the power of TV to connect and communicate with her customers, and today she is one of the most trusted and influential voices in her industry. Her undying promise: ideas and innovation that make life a little better and a little brighter.
Joy currently appears on HSN (the Home Shopping Network), once a month, reaching more than 90 million homes live. In addition, Joy’s products can be found in premier retailers such as Macy’s, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Meijer, Lowe’s, and The Container Store. Joy is also the owner of acclaimed fine dining restaurant Jema in Long Island, New York, and is the founding director of the Joy Mangano Foundation.
Follow Joy on Facebook @JoyManganoOfficial, Instagram @JoyMangano, and Twitter @JoyMangano.
Alex Tresniowski is a former human-interest writer at People and the bestselling author of several books, most notably The Vendetta, which was purchased by Universal Studios and used as a basis for the movie Public Enemies. His other titles include An Invisible Thread, Waking Up in Heaven, and The Light Between Us.
"It was an honor to play Joy on the big screen - she's such a fearless woman, an incredible business force and an inspiration to everyone she meets." —Jennifer Lawrence
"Inventing Joy is an empowering journey packed with lessons that readers will thrive on."
"Light, enjoyable...Mangano discusses familiar business-book themes such as creative thinking and a willingness to speak up for oneself, but what sets her story apart from other entries in the genre is her wholehearted embrace of the messy but rewarding process of including family and friends—even her ex-husband—in her work. Ending with an eclectic collection of inspirational quotes and an invitation to contact her about inventions, Mangano will leave would-be entrepreneurs feeling encouraged, as well as entertained."
"Roadblocks were the very things that kept Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop and more than $3 billion worth of successful products, moving forward. She details her journey in her relatable new book, Inventing Joy."
"Hollywood is known for buying the rights to a book, then making a movie that is either not as good as the book or does not tell the same story. In this instance, however, the order is reversed, with much better results...Inventing Joy is like sitting down and enjoying a coffee with the entrepreneur...Fascinating."
—Atlanta Jewish Times
“This page-turner ends with Mangano’s “blueprint” to success, featuring mantras, principles that she lives by, and lessons she’s learned on tiles ready to be cut out and pasted wherever you can see them best.”