Well, some of them...
— 6 bestsellers —
— 17 books published with the "Big Five" —
— 67% of Proposals sold, 9 six-figure deals —
Undefeated: Changing the Rules and Winning on My Own Terms (Simon & Schuster, May 2024)
One of my biggest books to date and a surefire New York Times bestseller. I worked with Shaunie for 3 years to get her story of marriage, motherhood, reality TV moguldom and more down, and what a story it is. A triumph of one woman's will to rise above it all, to choose not to be a victim, to have her independence, and ultimately, to find the love we all deserve.
Swipe: The Science Behind Why We Don't Finish What We Start
(Amplify, 2023—2023 Goody Award Winner)
In the only book I've written for myself, my co-author Dr. Tracy Maylett and I explore the neurological, psychological, and behavioral factors that lead most of us to abandon our most cherished goals and projects—to "Swipe"—usually to our lifelong regret.
Rare Breed: A Guide to Success for the Daring, Dangerous, and Different
This book has become a cult sensation and a manifesto of personal freedom and identity. It's built around a unique premise: the obsessive, temperamental, arrogant misfits we encounter also tend to be the disruptive geniuses who bring us game-changing ideas and visionary leadership. Rare Breed is about how to recognize those qualities in yourself and others, and how to show up as who you truly are, without apology, in your life and career.
The Big Long: How Going Big on an Outrageous Idea Transformed the Housing Industry
(Amplify, 2021—USA Today bestseller)
Inspired by Michael Lewis' The Big Short, this book shows what happens when smart, gutsy entrepreneurs "go long" on a wild idea—in this case, investing in single family homes in 2008, when the real estate market was melting down. I helped these two geniuses shape their story and reveal how today's corporate real estate boom got started: with two guys who said, "What if...?"
The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love
(Simon & Schuster, 2016—New York Times Bestseller)
This book took the publishing and faith worlds by storm with its simple, straightforward message: if you want to enjoy deep love and a lasting relationship with the person you were meant to be with, you're better off being celibate until marriage. The Wait turned DeVon and Meagan's extraordinary courtship into a winning, life-changing bestseller.
The Truth About Men: What Men and Women Need to Know
(Simon & Schuster, 2019—Publishers Weekly Bestseller)
Are men dogs, animals driven by the lust for sex, acquisition, and status? Well, yes and no. In our fourth collaboration, DeVon and I sought to answer a basic question: "Why do men cheat?" What we found was a lot more complicated. This book is an owner's manual for women seeking to understand their men, and for men who want to be better partners and to live with peace and honor.
I'm Here to Win: A World Champion's Advice for Peak Performance
Chris McCormack remains one of the greatest triathletes in the history of the sport. But in this book (the biggest $$ publishing deal of my career), we explore the fact that it's his mind, not his muscles, that is his biggest edge. From mind games and intimidation strategies to learning how to outsmart the course and "out-suffer" the other competitors, "Macca" reveals how to become a champion.
Privacy Pandemic: How Cybercriminals Determine Targets, Attack Identities, and Violate Privacy―and How Consumers, Companies, and Policymakers Can Fight Back (Amplify, 2023)
Chris Smith thought he was engaged to the perfect woman...until she turned out to be part of an international team of cybercriminals out to steal his identity. I helped Chris tell his story of recovery while also revealing the larger world of cybercrime and the risks we all face as we link our lives ever more closely with the the world of databases, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and high-speed computing.
You Get What You Pitch For: Control any Situation, Create Fierce Agreement, and Get What You Want in Life (Hachette, 2017)
If there's anyone alive who knows how to pitch in any situation, it's Sully. We wrote this book to distill his decades of pitching knowledge—from rainy English street markets to national commercials for OxiClean and Nutrisystem—into ideas people can use for crushing a job interview, getting that raise, meeting that attractive stranger, or any other situation where persuasion is everything.
The inversion Factor: How to Thrive in the IOT Economy (The MIT Press, 2017—Axiom Award Winner)
The Internet of Things is more than Fitbits and smart toothbrushes. The convergence of computing and connectivity is changing the world's economy and how we do business. I teamed up with this trio of disrupters and tech visionaries to lay out a blueprint for inversion—a focus on meeting needs and creating customer experiences instead of building products—to lead the way in the new, connected world.