Tara Schuster is an author, playwright, and accomplished entertainment executive currently serving as the vice president of Talent and Development at Comedy Central.
Tara Schuster is an author, playwright, and Vice President of Talent and Development at Comedy Central. She joins Sophia on "Work in Progress" to talk about her new book, "Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies: and Other Rituals to Fix Your Life from Someone Who has Been There" and the importance of self-care, especially during this time.  Executive Producers: Sophia Bush & Sim Sarna Supervising Producer: Allison Bresnick Associate Producer: Caitlin Lee Editors: Josh Windisch and Matt Sasaki Music written by Jack Garratt and produced by Mark Foster Artwork by Kimi Selfridge This show is brought to you by Cloud10 & Brilliant Anatomy, and powered by Simplecast. This episode is sponsored by Helix, Elixinol, and Vitruvi.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Kicking off the release of her first book, Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies: and Other Rituals to Fix Your Life, From Someone Who's Been There, Tara got comfortable in Catt's bedroom and opened up about her life behind the book.  She talks about growing up in an unstable, neglectful and financially insecure household, and what it was like to receive visits at school by social services. Tara also shares what happened when she struck out on her own; hugely successful in her career but deeply struggling with her mental health. Things came to a head one night in her mid-20s when she made a drunken phone call to her therapist proclaiming suicidal thoughts. Also in this week's episode, Tara talks about the power of small self-care rituals, why journaling every day is important, and how she learned to re-parent herself with the help of a google doc (don't worry, she explains). And, in this conversation, Catt recalls an uncomfortable moment of her censorship from her time at E!... and how she's itching to play matchmaker for Tara.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tara Schuster is an author, playwright, and accomplished entertainment executive, currently serving as the Vice President of Talent and Development at Comedy Central. She was the Executive in Charge of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Key & Peele, the Emmy Award winning @Midnight, and numerous other shows. Tara’s first book, Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies: And Other Rituals to Fix Your Life from Someone Who has Been There, will be released on February 18, 2020. The hilarious and relatable self-help/memoir tells the story of Tara’s path to re-parenting herself and becoming a “ninja of self-love.” Sign up for Tara’s newsletter to receive weekly self-care tips at: taraschuster.com/subscribe, and find her on Instagram as @taraschuster. In this episode Tara and I discuss: Why Tara decided not to pursue a career as a New York playwright How Tara’s budding playwriting career pivoted into an internship on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart Why Jon Stewart doesn’t believe in “Big Breaks” How cleaning the Daily Show office coffee machine opened doors to Comedy Central for Tara Why Tara strives to be the best at the worst How Tara hit rock bottom on her 25th birthday The first step Tara took to build a sense of self-awareness Tara’s advice for cultivating new friendships as you grow older How Tara managed to be so honest in her memoir How Tara faces the high risk of failure in the entertainment industry Resources mentioned The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron My book, Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life, is now available for pre-order (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound). I’ve been ecstatic about the early reviews. The book was named a “must read” by Susan Cain (NYT Bestselling Author of Quiet), “endlessly fascinating” by Daniel Pink (NYT Bestselling Author of Drive and A Whole New Mind), and “bursting with practical insights” by Adam Grant (NYT Bestselling Author of Originals). If you pre-order the book, you’ll get digital access to the book to read on your favorite device within seven days of your pre-order. That means you can start reading it months before the book is released to the public. You’ll also get pre-order bonuses worth at least 10 times the cost of the book. You can check out the bonuses at rocketsciencebook.com.
On this week’s episode of Girl Gang the Podcast, we're in Los Angeles interviewing Tara Schuster - Author of Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies.Show us you're listening by taking a screenshot and tagging us on Instagram @taraschuster and @girlgangthelabel.Pre-order Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/565945/buy-yourself-the-fcking-lilies-by-tara-schuster/Signup for Tara's weekly newsletter - http://www.taraschuster.com/subscribeStay up to date on new episodes of Girl Gang the Podcast and shop our merchandise at girlgangthelabel.com - use code GIRLGANG for 20% off your order.If you'd like to recommend someone for the podcast, give feedback, or just say hi e-mail amy@girlgangthelabel.com.#SUPPORTYOURLOCALGIRLGANG
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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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