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As an author and motivational speaker, Larry Thompson, in his best-selling self-help book, SHINE: A Powerful 4-Step Plan For Becoming A Star In Anything You Do, explains to readers that you don’t have to be in the movies to be a Star. He offers sound advice on not only how to look like a Star, but more importantly, how to think, act, live, and become a Star in their own lives. With action-oriented exercises, probing questions, celebrity examples, and personal anecdotes, Thompson brings to life four essential elements needed for ultimate success in any field: TALENT, RAGE, TEAM, and LUCK. He provides the prescription and support a reader needs to realize an "extreme motivational makeover" and map out their own unique Road to Stardom.

Reflecting upon the extraordinary experiences of his celebrity clients, which have included, among others, William Shatner, Drew Barrymore, Cindy Crawford, Joan Rivers, Donna Mills, David Hasselhoff, Cicely Tyson,  Shannen Doherty, Mariska Hargitay, Barry White, Jason Bateman, and Sonny & Cher, Thompson has written an innovative, celebrity oriented, self-help book wrapped within the tinsel of Hollywood but presented to everybody who wants to Shine in their own life and reach their full potential.

"See you on Life's Red Carpet!"

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Celebration launch of Larry Thompson's new book
SHINE: A Powerful 4-Step Plan for Becoming A Star in Anything You Do.

Project Rise & Shine™  is an organization founded by film producer, personal manager, author and motivational speaker Larry Thompson, where Stars, who serve as role models to so many fans, can use their power of celebrity through original programming, motivational workshops and a dynamic online networking environment to uplift, motivate, and inspire others worldwide to reach their full potential and map their own unique Road To Stardom.

The event, held at Brentano's bookstore, was hosted by William Shatner. Twenty percent of all SHINE book sales for the evening was donated to the Barbara Davis' Children's Diabetes Foundation

Publisher of SHINE: McGraw-Hill Companies
Photo by Dale Wilcox©Berliner Studio/BEImages
Byline: Dale Wilcox©Berliner Studio/BEImages
Credit: beiPRS111604


Alan Thicke: I would like to congratulate Larry who has never even read a book, much less written one- until recently, and we are all pretty impressed...​

William Shatner: It’s a good book, damn it.  I actually read it!  Who knew Larry would turn out to be a guru? His experience with over 200 stars that he as guided, whose careers, including mine, have had ups...and downs...but mostly invaluable...


Jose Eber: Don’t ever give up. Whatever you believe in, whatever you can make out of your life, don’t give up...Be strong and believe in yourself.  Everybody’s success story is meant to be...

Erik von Detten:  My career has been like a roller coaster. I always gain so much by taking the other route... I’d say my mother is what got me here; she was behind me and set my foundation. She was always there and always pushing me...Focus. Commit.  Don’t get distracted...

William Shatner:  Larry Thompson has been a friend of mine for the longest time. My fondest memory of Larry is going to his hometown, Clarksdale, Mississippi. It was Larry Thompson Day in Clarksdale and it was there that I knew Larry was a human being that was incomparable. And this book reflects it as well...

A wonderful guy, a wonderful book, and I hope you enjoy the book as much as I have enjoyed Larry and our friendship.

Jonathon Antin: Larry himself individually has that thing.  He has that Shine! Larry is an amazing individual...Keep your head down is the best piece of advice I ever got...Fifty percent luck and fifty percent hard work; keep yourself in the stream of opportunity so that when luck strikes you can take full advantage...

Alan Thicke:  Larry Thompson was my manager once, twice, three times, maybe four, actually five times many years ago. My piece of advice is listen to whatever Larry tells you. I tried it a few times and it always seemed to work...I haven’t gotten to the Rage part in the book yet.  I’m still working on getting the Talent part right.  But Luck - I have had plenty of it - so I think he is on to something...It’s true Larry was part of some of the finest negotiations I was ever a part of and I owe him a lot, but I can’t talk much about it because that is in litigation at the moment...

Larry has been a good friend all these years.  I got my advance copy of the book "free." So, I can recommend it by saying there is a lot of cogent, important advice in it...A lot of what is in Larry's book is about how to find that inner deep thing in yourself. I have only recently discovered how shallow I am, so this is going to be very helpful to me...

Janice Dickinson:  I am so jealous that I did not write this book.  I am a writer, and next time my book won’t be about supermodel, fame, beauty, or I have achieved it all.  It will be about giving back.   I am jealous over this book...Larry, you rocked for writing this book.  It has already helped me this morning with my two children from two different fathers...Larry, this rocks!

Fred Travalena:  Larry Thompson is one of those people in this business that I have always wanted to be associated with...I will tell you one thing - You make a call to Larry Thompson and he will always return your calls and if he can’t get involved with you he takes the time to share his expertise and he is always right...

Linda Blair:  Many years ago, Larry and I worked together. I always found him to be a great friend, loyal and honest - and honest in this town is very hard to find...Larry sent me the book and I went ahead and read it and I recommend that everyone read it and give it to a friend. It will make a difference in somebody’s life. What Larry does that many others don’t is he is honest about finding and achieving your dreams and helping someone or yourself to Shine but also sharing what not to do along the journey. So many make some pretty big mistakes, and this book will truly make a difference...

Whether you are going to bake cookies like Mrs.Fields-or be the best motorcyclist- you can be the best- even the best mother or father. And if you find the best in yourself, you will inspire others to Shine...

Charlene Tilton: Larry is a genius.  He is the perfect person to come up with a book like this...He knows so much. He has done so much.  He has built so many people up while building his own career.  He just keeps elevating other people and giving to other people. I think that is the key to his success...

Lou Ferrigno:  When it comes down to it you have to have a tremendous positive attitude. Believe in yourself and luck will happen...

Larry Thompson:  I know there are a lot of people who think they are not very special.  They think they are not pretty, or not smart.  They have no money.  Their peers snub them, and their self-confidence has been shattered.  They feel unimportant, even irrelevant.  They don’t believe they have a Talent or gift or could ever be liked, let alone become a Star. Well, I believe there is a beauty and uniqueness in each individual.  And I have always wanted to help people find the Stardust in themselves.  It is there.I’ve tried my best in this book to help people see their own uniqueness and how much they have to offer the world.  Hopefully, every time this book is read, a new Star will light up and Shine.

Enjoy.  Good Luck.  And I hope to meet you on life’s Red Carpet.


Media News Advisory for SHINE Party

WHAT: William Shatner hosts a Champagne Reception for Larry Thompson:

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 16, 2004,  7:00pm - 10:00pm

WHERE:  Brentano's - Century City - 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

​WHY:  To Celebrate and Launch:

1.  The publication of Larry Thompson's new book,
SHINE: A Powerful 4-Step Plan For Becoming A Star In Anything You Do (McGraw-Hill Companies), and


2.  The debut of Project Rise & Shine™, an organization, founded by film producer, personal manager, author and motivational speaker Larry Thompson, where Stars, who serve as role models to so many fans, can use their power of celebrity through original programming, motivational workshops and a dynamic online networking environment, to uplift, motivate, and inspire others worldwide to reach their full potential and map their own unique Road To Stardom.

WHICH CHARITY: Barbara Davis' Children's Diabetes Foundation will receive 20% of all SHINE and other book sales at the Party.

WHO:  William Shatner, Host and Larry Thompson, Author/Owner


CELEBRITIES AND VIP ATTENDANCE: William Shatner, Janice Dickinson, Linda Blair, Alan Thicke, Sheree J. Wilson, Jose Eber, Jonathan Antin, Michael Burger, Steve Railsback, Erik von Detten,  Pamela Gidley, Fred Travalena, Susie Coelho, Chelsea Handler, Caryn Richman, Tina Sinatra, Nick Stellino, Pete Steinfeld, Lou Ferrigno, Charlene Tilton, Marie Wilson, Attallah Shabazz, Lil Maxso Flores (The World's youngest Rapper), Candy Lightner (Founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD), Barbara Davis, Nancy Davis, Dana Davis

PASSAGES FROM THE BOOK SHINE WERE READ BY  Janice Dickinson, Jonathan Antin, Linda Blair, Alan Thicke, Steve Railsback, Erik von Detten, Fred Travalena, and author Larry Thompson

Please visit and see what the following Stars are saying: Dr. Phil, Roma Downey, Jane Seymour, Anthony Robbins, John Gray, Ph.D., Steve Guttenberg, Sally Kellerman, Vanna White, Donna Mills, Scott Hamilton, Catherine Crier, John Paul DeJoria, Alan Thicke, Michael York


Project Rise & Shine™ is an organization Thompson founded wherein successful stars, who serve as role models to so many fans, can use their power of celebrity to uplift and motivate others to become stars in their own lives. This living community will provide daily personal guidance and original inspiring programming through a dynamic online networking environment, a series of motivational workshops, and personal affirmative stories directly from celebrities themselves. Click for more info.

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