Life takes an unexpected turn for Morgan Miller—a 35-year-old New York City waitress and struggling actress—when instead of ending her life as planned, she ends up in a coma, however; she can hear and see everything going on around her. When she meets a beautiful spirit guide called, “Gura”, she finds the voice of reason she hates, but desperately craves.
In their spirit forms, Gura leads Morgan on a humorous yet introspective journey through Morgan’s past and present life, served up with a delicious side dish of New York Italian food and culture. Morgan discovers the shocking family secret that dismantled her childhood, confronts death at the hands of a treacherous boyfriend and listens eagerly as the stranger who saved her reveals his own inner demons.
When time starts running out, Morgan wonders if she will ever live again—for herself, for love, and of course, for pasta!
"For anyone who's ever felt “not good enough” (and haven’t we all), this story will entertain and inspire you. You won’t want to put it down!”
Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Happy for No Reason, Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
"Riveting. Provocative. Unforgettable. Gisonni takes us to the edge of life and death, to a place where love prevails."
Pamela Wible, M.D., Author, Pet Goats & Pap Smears
"If you want a great, uplifting and inspiring story, this book is for you. As a busy mom and business owner I rarely spend time reading books these days. This book drew me in start to finish.”
NY Times Bestselling Author
“In this quick-paced, page-turner, Gisonni shows us that even when you are scared, you can follow your own path to hope, light, and joy.”
Lisa Mirza Grotts, Author, Etiquette Expert, Huffington Post blogger
“Gisonni dishes up themes of hopes, dreams, expectations, rejection, and even suicide, reminiscent of a Frank Capra project with healthy portions of cynicism, humor, and poignancy, while posing the argument ‘to be, or not to be.’”
Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Author, Love Made of Heart
"Captivating and engaging. Debbie Gisonni has created a heartfelt story of transformation through forgiveness and love, and re-connecting to one’s higher self in spite of the most difficult and unexpected turn of events."
Nader Vasseghi, Founder & CEO, Self Optima, Inc.
"Gisonni weaves the perfect combination of mystery, humor, suspense and the paranormal into a compelling book about life, love and death. You won't want to stop reading it!"
Kare Anderson, Author, Moving From Me to We, Forbes and Huffington Post contributor
“Through an intriguing story, Note to Self: Love exemplifies how love works its way in our life especially when we are facing our darkest hour. Thank you, Debbie Gisonni!”
Joan Porter, Founder, Stillheart Institute
The Goddess of Happiness: A Down to Earth Guide for Heavenly Balance and Bliss
#1 Amazon.com Bestseller
Discover how to make your life easier and happier in work, love and home. Debbie Gisonni, aka The Goddess of Happiness, shows that happiness is a choice that anyone can make, anytime and anywhere. In 44 dynamic entries, such as “Let Your Passion Flow”, “Rise Above Fear” and “Find the Balance”, she shares stories, insights, and humor as well as simple suggestions to bring out the radiant, modern Goddess in every woman. Each chapter includes an affirmation and personal journaling space. Beautifully packaged with color art throughout, it’s fun to read and share with friends.
“...a perfect gift for girlfriends on the go.” Publisher’s Weekly
“If you only have time (and the energy) for one self-help, self-improvement book for personal growth, then make it Debbie Gisonni's The Goddess Of Happiness!” Midwest Book Review
“Gentle, light and sweet, this book offers good ideas.” Kathleen Grant Geib, staff writer, San Mateo County Times
“Domestic Goddesses (and every other kind), take note of this cheerful little book that's chock-full of inspiration and feel-good attitude.” Ame Mahler Beanland and Emily Miles Terry, Authors of the New York Times bestseller Nesting
“Debbie teaches happiness--the deep, inner joy that isn't dependent on accomplishments or outcome. Filled with wise and gentle advice to inspire wholeness.” Sheila Ellison, editor, If Women Ruled the World
Vita's Will: Real Life Lessons about Life, Death & Moving On
In Vita's Will, Debbie Gisonni weaves a unique combination of coping strategies, spirituality, and humor with an unbelievable course of events - a time in her life when she lost four family members in four years to brain tumors, cancer and suicide while holding executive positions in the high-tech industry. Debbie tells us how she stayed sane and happy through it all and the lessons she learned that could help others with their own life challenges. Part memoir, part self-help, this book will move you to tears and laughter. Her 44 real life lessons and nightly chats with God will stay with you long after you've finished reading it.
“The book is a fascinating look at Gisonni’s transformation from a high-powered Silicon Valley player to an empowered community contributor.” San Jose Mercury News
“Besides a skillfully written, compelling narrative, what elevates Vita’s Will above the ego-tripping triteness often found in self-published memoirs is Gisonni’s remarkable candor about her own emotional torment” San Francisco Chronicle
“Another marvelous text to extend our insights.” Palo Alto Daily News
“It's a self-help book that reads like a piece of fiction. All that is purely intentional.” The San Francisco Peninsula Independent
If Women Ruled the World:
How to Create the World We Want to Live In
Debbie Gisonni is a contributing author to If Women Ruled the World, How to Create The World We Want To Live In (Inner Ocean, Oct, 2004). The book, edited by Shelia Ellison, shines the spotlight on women's opinions and ideas and suggests concrete calls-to-action, challenging women to be true participants in leading the world. With poignant personal essays from more than 150 women, this visionary book invites women to take on today's issues--from the personal to the political--and asks that we all rise to the occasion to create a world of grace and humanity.