A Unicorn in a World of Donkeys (Hardcover)

A Guide to Life for All the Exceptional, Excellent Misfits Out There

By Mia Michaels

Seal Press, 9781580057721, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/30/2018)
Compact Disc (5/8/2018)
Compact Disc (5/8/2018)

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An empowerment manifesto for creatives, misfits, innovators, and disruptors from the star of So You Think You Can Dance and creator of Broadway's Finding Neverland

A Unicorn in a World of Donkeys offers a playbook for living a creative and authentic life. Using her own story as a launching spot, and creative quizzes, charts, and lists to engage the reader in an interactive journey, Mia Michaels explores the experience of the unicorn in a world of donkeys, a world where fitting in, pleasing others, following rules, and maintaining norms-no matter how messed up those norms are-is the only acceptable path. She acknowledges the struggles of the unicorn life-loneliness, ridicule, being misunderstood and undervalued-and goes on encourage readers to reframe the unicorn life the way she has, as essential to a life of brilliance.

About the Author

Mia Michaels was an Emmy Award-winning judge and choreographer for the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance. She was a creator of Broadway's hit musical Finding Neverland, and she recently reinvented a New York institution, the Rockettes of Radio City Music Hall. Mia has choreographed national performances for Celine Dion, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Prince, and more.

Praise For A Unicorn in a World of Donkeys: A Guide to Life for All the Exceptional, Excellent Misfits Out There

"One word describes Mia Michaels . . . FEARLESS! Everything she
touches goes beyond expectations. Which says a lot because the expectations on
her are always high. Working with her was such a highlight of my career because
I've always been such a fan. That fearlessness is perfectly translated into this
book. C'mon, it's Mia, you already know that this book is going to be
incredible before you even open the cover!"
--Matthew Morrison, TV star of Glee, actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter

"Mia embodies magic in her dance. It's no wonder she now runs
with unicorns. Young artists, buy this book!"
--Kristin Chenoweth, Tony-winning actress and singer

"Mia is a force of nature! She has an infectious energy that
inspires you to want to create with her."
--Heidi Klum, model, TV host, producer, fashion designer

Michaels's unique style, storytelling ability, and demand of excellence from
her dancers makes her a standout in the field of choreography. She is a true, magical
unicorn in a world of donkeys."

--Nigel Lythgoe, producer of American Idol and creator, executive producer, and judge on So You Think You Can Dance

"Entertaining and spirited, this no-nonsense guide will speak to those seeking to discover their true capabilities."—Publishers Weekly

"Mamma Mia! We've missed having Mia's choreography on the 'SYT'
stage every week. But this lovely opening routine was worth the wait. . . . Mia,
you're a legend."

--Dance Spirit