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Balletsa Publishing Announces February book Release of
Bernie Parent’s “Journey through Risk and Fear”
Hall of Fame, Philadelphia Flyer Bernie Parent shares an enriching memoir
to help readers achieve success and optimal living through tools
he learned in his own eclectic never-before shared life experiences.
Parent speaks out, and coaches reader to their own #1
(Philadelphia, PA January 2011) When an icon like Bernie Parent has a lesson to teach, one doesn’t turn their back.
Balletsa’s publisher and also writer, Michele Paiva met with Parents Manager, the insightful Dean Smith, and the iconic Bernie Parent,
one crisp autumn day, to discuss the best possible route to get the illuminating tools for success to readers, it was agreed that a book
that was soul-baring and authentic was the only way to go.
Though Bernie Parent is known as an icon and leader, and though some know of a fraction of his struggles in his past,
only his closest family and friends have known of the valiant battles he has overcome and the obstacles he has climbed
to get to where he is today, not only professionally, but personally.
“Journey Through Risk and Fear” has been a life-long project for Parent actually, and is meant as a tool for readers to break through some
of life’s biggest obstacles and experience optimal living. Unique in it’s inception, the book has been developed through live interviews,
chats over coffee, pre-taped interviews between Smith and Parent while relaxing, and even text messaging. In other words, written as a team,
from a place of friendship and united goals of helping Bernie to get his message out, in his charismatic and one-of-a-kind style.
A three-part book with thirty chapters, Parent drops his tough exterior and is candid about fears he has faced, he then guides the reader into
how he pressed through unsafe waters at times, and then, with a thorough understanding, the reader in the last part of the book, is able to apply those
lessons with clarity and confidence.
Although the book was first thought to be a holiday release, Smith and Paiva realized that February was symbolic to Parent, and all three agreed that
this release would be embraced publicly. It was February 24th, 1975 that Parent graced the cover of Time Magazine, in the cover labeled “War on Ice” and
it was February 17tth of 1979 that Parent suffered a career-ending eye injury. It was decided that February of 2011, Parent would take both experiences and
all that went with both, and more, to bring the most monumental achievement to the forefront; his lessons on life and success, within the pages
of Journey Through Risk and Fear.
Journey through Risk and Fear: 154 Pages
Published: Balletsa Inc
Authors: Bernie Parent with, Michele Paiva & Dean Smith