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Actor Matthew Del Negro shares how to persevere through rejection and overcome challenges in debut book, 10,000 NOs, out October 27th

09/30/2020

Actor Matthew Del Negro shares how to persevere through rejection and overcome challenges in debut book, 10,000 NOs, out October 27th

10,000 NOs: How to Overcome Rejection on the Way to Your YES

Based on his popular podcast, 10,000 NOs shares stories from Del Negro’s own experience and inspiring conversations from his podcast guests about resilience and powering past rejection to reach your goals, both personal and professional. 10,000 NOs is currently available for pre-order and will be available wherever books and eBooks are sold on October 27.

Hoboken, NJ (September 30, 2020) – Actor Matthew Del Negro has built an impressive career playing a wide range of roles in features, television, and theater, including major stints on The Sopranos, The West Wing, Scandal, The United States of Tara, Amazon's Goliath, Netflix's Huge in France, and his latest role opposite Kevin Bacon on Showtime's City on a Hill.

Spending his adult life working as an actor in one of the most competitive fields in modern American life, Del Negro accumulated more than two decades’ worth of rejections. Those experiences inspired him to launch his podcast 10,000 NOs in 2017 which provides deep insights into how people from all walks of life overcome incredible challenges. Now, based on the popular podcast, Del Negro is set to publish his first book, 10,000 NOs: How to Overcome Rejection on the Way to Your YES on October 27th.

The engaging book draws from Del Negro’s personal experience and shares the lessons he has learned about persistence. Through stories from his own life and acting, Del Negro weaves anecdotes and quotes from podcast interviews he has done with a wide range of inspirational people from all walks of life, including professional athletes, bestselling authors, Forbes list entrepreneurs, cancer survivors, Hollywood elite, and others.

“This is the book I wish I had when I was coming up as an actor, feeling alone as the ‘no’s piled up all around me," says Del Negro. "I wanted to write this book so readers could see, both through my own struggles and those of others I consider ‘more accomplished’ than me, that even if they're stuck right now, or moving more slowly toward their goals than they hoped they would be when they first set out on their journey (whatever that journey may be), they can still put one foot in front of the other every day and make progress."

The 10,000 NOs podcast and book aim to inspire others to keep going even when their progress seems infinitesimally slow. Rejection happens to everyone, and while it may seem easier to give up, Del Negro believes in determination and shares his advice how to move past each rejection to make it through to the other side.

10,000 NOs is currently available for pre-order and will be available wherever books and eBooks are sold on October 27.

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Advance Praise for 10,000 NOs

"This book feels like the perfect companion to the way Matt conducted himself every time we've collaborated: honest, open, thoughtful, prepared, humble, and professional. If you're an actor looking to advance through your own tough journey or anyone looking to overcome adversity and challenges, I highly suggest reading 10,000 NOs."

—LAWRENCE TRILLING, Director/Producer, Showrunner, Goliath, Parenthood

"Being told 'No' and getting doors slammed in your face is part of playing the game. It's what you do with all those 'NOs' that will ultimately determine if you expand into your greatest potential. Listen to every insightful word Matthew has to say — it's a recipe for success."

—SUZY BATIZ, Founder/CEO, Poo-Pourri, Forbes' America's Richest Self-Made Women

"I've known Matt since I was 20 years old. He's always been a rock for me. There's no one better to write a book on resilience and perseverance. Every time I think he just may get snuffed out by another 'No', he pops back up and keeps marching forward."

—CHRIS MESSINA, Actor, Argo, Sharp Objects, Julie & Julia, Vicky Christina Barcelona, The Mindy Project

"I loved this book! 10,000 NOs is a giant 'Yes'. It's a must-read for anyone who has to overcome rejection to succeed: everyone."

—JON GORDON, New York Times bestselling author, The Energy Bus

"I had known Matt's work from Scandal but when we met, he was so different from the character he played and so full of warmth and humility. That same humanity exists on his podcast and every page of this book. It's as if he doesn't realize the rock star he is, so he convinces you to believe you can be one, too."

—SIRI LINDLEY, World Champion Triathlete, bestselling author, Surfacing

"10,000 NOs is a road map to learn how to deal with rejection and negativity and still drive forward and overcome. Matt's story, coupled with so many other amazing individuals', is proof that success exists beyond the darkness. This book inspires us to believe that beyond the 10,000 'NOs', a 'Yes' is waiting."

—JASON REDMAN, Retired Navy SEAL, New York Times bestselling author, The Trident

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About the Author: Matthew Del Negro has built an impressive career playing a wide range of roles in features, television, and theater, including major stints on The Sopranos, The West Wing, Scandal, The United States of Tara, Amazon's Goliath, and Netflix's Huge in France. He can currently be seen opposite Kevin Bacon on Showtime's City on a Hill. He launched his popular podcast 10,000 NOs in 2017. For more information, please visit: https://www.matthewdelnegro.com.

About the Book: 10,000 NOs: How to Overcome Rejection on the Way to Your YES by Matthew Del Negro (October 27, 2020, ISBN: 9781119691822, 224 Pages, Hardcover, $25)

Media Contact: For review copies, interviews with the author, excerpt requests or any more information, please contact Amy Laudicano, Wiley, alaudicano@wiley.com.

 

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