Once upon a time, I dreamed of becoming a published author…

written by Bari Tessler June 18, 2021
Art of Money book 5 year book anniversary

Dear Money Adventurer,

Once upon a time, I dreamed of becoming a published author and sharing my work with a larger community.

Five years ago, that dream came true, and this week I am celebrating my “First Book Got Published” anniversary!

Back in 2016, Forest and I celebrated my book publishing day by book launch video. We visited our favorite local book store in Boulder so that I could find my book on the shelf and take a moment to sit with it, to read it out loud, and revel in the sense of joy and wonder of it all. Afterward, we raised a toast to a new chapter with a beautiful bottle of wine, taking the time to celebrate this milestone together. It was truly a magical day.

(If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I don’t love being on video, but I am so excited to share this sweet memory with you. Watch the video below to join me for a sentimental and celebratory walk down memory lane.)

I am so thankful to everyone who supported me along the way, from my family and friends to my amazing readers who flooded my social media feed with their book selfies when “The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness” came out.

It’s hard to believe that was all five years ago. Now, my book is available printed in hardcover, paperback, as an audiobook, and on Kindle!

If you’ve read “The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness” and it made a difference in your relationship with money, I would love to hear your story. Please consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads to share your experience and help other folks find a more compassionate way to engage with money in their own lives.

I honestly believe that when we dare to speak the truth about money, amazing healing begins. If there’s someone in your life who could use some loving encouragement and financial savvy in their world, I hope you’ll consider buying them a copy or adding a copy to your local “little free library” to help break down the taboos around money and start a new, more personal conversation.

If you loved my book and have been hoping and wishing that I would write another – the wait is almost over! My second book is coming out in Spring 2022 – so keep your eyes and ears open for more updates, and maybe even a sneak peek!

Thank you for supporting me, for seeing me, for joining me on this journey. I am so grateful and honored to share this celebration with you.

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