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Stephen Covey said...
No matter what your age, you will with wish you had read it sooner..."

After the success of The Biography Channel television series "the Five Things You Must Discover Before You Die" Berrett-Koehler  Publishers decided to ensure "The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die"  (Jan 2008) would be available across North America...more in time for Christmas. This title has made bestseller lists from one end of our shared continent to the other. Visit one of these retailers today and purchase a copy!


Dr. Izzo's bestseller & 'The Bucket List'    

'The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die' gets reviewed along side the movie The Bucket List staring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. Listen-Up-TV reviews the movie and talks with Dr. Izzo about "the five secrets" in his newest book on the show "Beyond the Bucket" view the clip now! The book was listed as the NUMBER ONE Non fiction - best seller! go there

Online Book Reviews

June 2008 -

Apr. 2008 - - Glowing review!

Apr. 2008 - The Chronicle Herald

Feb 2008 - Montreal Gazette

Jan 2008 - Listen-Up TV

Jan 2008 - TV Interview, Better TV

Jan 2008 - Book Review Journal

Jan 2008 -

Jan 2008 -

Jan  2008 - the Dallas Book Diva

Dec 2007 - the Next 45 Years

Dec 2007 -

Nov 2007 - Jim Agnew - Literary World

Nov 2007 - Huffington Post 

Where this book is fully stocked 

United States:                                            Canada:              

Borders Books and Music                  Chapters-Indigo

Barnes & Noble                              Duthie's Books

Walden Books                                Banyan Books

Powell Books                                  Coles Books

FairWinds Press                               FairWinds Press                                   McNally Robinson



2008 Canadian Book Events

Saskatoon, SK - McNally Robinson Booksellers - Monday, May 26th at 7:00-9:00pm. Saskatoon's event will take place at 3130 8th Street East  T. 306-955-3599. Listen to CBC May 26th at 8am as Sheila Coles interviews Dr. Izzo on The Morning Edition.

West Vancouver, BC - West Van Public Library - Friday, September 26th, 2008 - 7-9pm   1950 Marine Drive  West Vancouver,  (604) 925-7400

Hosting a Book Launch

If you are interested in holding a book launch for this best seller please contact our office.   We are in the throws of a US and Canadian media campaign however are willing to throw in some national book launches where we can. We have had interest from California, Ohio and Colorado as well, Canadian cities such as Victoria, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Halifax have shown interest! If you would like to help us with this...please contact our offices: at T: 604-913-0649  or e-mail us at: Have a wonderful week and thank you for your interest!


Become a Book Ambassador for the 'Five Secrets...'

The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die is off to a great start (already in its fourth printing and about to be translated into eight languages). We received major buys from all the large chains and airport stores so the book will be featured at most stores. This is great, but we need those books to move out of the stores and get a buzz going about the book-to reach a Tipping Point. We are doing PR but the best way to get the message out is personal. Most people buy books because someone they trust suggested it.

What I am asking from you is simple-to commit to telling fifty people about the book over the next eight weeks and to receive one short e-mail bi-weekly from us updating you on “book news.”  If we can get 100 people to commit to telling fifty people, there will be at least 5,000 people who were personally encouraged to get the book.

You can accomplish this however you want (we’ll send ideas):

  • You could send one e-mail to fifty friends or colleagues,

  • forward on a book review link that we send you

  • you could tell fifty people personally in conversations,

  • you could mention the book and quote it during a talk to 1,000 people and do so only once or feature it in your e-newsletter.

I have never been so passionate about anything I have ever written. The stories of these 235 people over sixty and the wisdom they shared will make a difference in the lives of people but only if the word gets out. If you are willing to help-just respond-count on me-and we will send you that one book news e-mail each week. If you can’t do it, I understand.

Thank you for your help.


 e-mail us at to sign up as an ambassador.



the Television Series

the five secrets you must discover before you die

This Television Series was filmed for The Biography Channel and then aired on PBS throughout the United States and Canada prior to becoming a best selling book. 

This series will explore questions such as, “What really matters in life? Why do some people make a bigger difference in the world and find personal happiness? What are the secrets?”

 These five shows are based on the past 20 years of Dr. John Izzo’s work and will feature stories and reflections on his personal journey as well as the journey of others in creating a “Significant Life”.


Show One: Reflect More: Know What Matters & Follow Your Heart

Show Two: Risk More: Be More Courageous

Show Three: Love More: Make People Your Priority

Show Four: Enjoy More: Be More Wholehearted

Show Five :Return More: Leave Something Behind

The series will inspire each person to think more deeply about what it means to live a successful life.

to Preview this acclaimed Series click on the picture and preview this five series!

NEW!  PBS Airing starting June 1st 2008

Television Schedule:

KVCR 6/1/2008 11:00 AM PT 90 2 5.01 Los Angeles
KTEH 6/1/2008 11:00 AM PT 90 6 2.14 San Francisco
WTVS 6/1/2008 4:00 PM ET 90 11 1.71 Detroit
KWCM 6/10/2008 12:00 PM CT 90 15 1.51 Minneapolis
WNPT 6/8/2008 12:00 PM CT 90 30 0.86 Nashville
WNPT 6/10/2008 10:30 PM CT 90 30 0.86 Nashville
WGVK 5/24/2008 10:00 AM ET 90 39 0.66 Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek
WGVK 5/25/2008 1:30 AM ET 90 39 0.66 Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek
WGVU 5/24/2008 10:00 AM ET 90 39 0.66 Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek
WGVU 5/25/2008 1:30 AM ET 90 39 0.66 Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek
WGVC 5/24/2008 10:00 AM ET 90 39 0.66 Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek
WGVC 5/25/2008 1:30 AM ET 90 39 0.66 Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek
WNIN 5/31/2008 3:00 PM CT 90 101 0.26 Evansville
WNIN 6/2/2008 10:00 PM CT 90 101 0.26 Evansville
KSMN 6/10/2008 12:00 PM CT 90 114 0.22 Sioux Falls(Mitchell)
KCAHK 6/1/2008 11:00 AM PT 90 124 0.20

The Television Series -now available on DVD!

To order this DVD and Book please visit your local book store or visit our online distributor and receive a substantial discount of both the book and the DVD!

order now!  

Personal Leadership Feature

In Dr. John Izzo's work he often meets community leaders who have much to teach us about leadership, people and being of service. Ken Krambeer, is a gentleman featured in Dr. Izzo's speeches and was an elder in his newest book, the Five Secrets..., Ken's home town newspaper the Des Moines Register recently featured this community hero.

Des Moines Register