Is this a satire? Is this for real? Should I have another double macchiato? These are only three of the burning questions readers will be asking as they read "Secrets of the Superoptimist". This book is a humorous sideswipe at the self-help genre - or as a startlingly rational approach to feeling more comfortable in your own skin. "Secrets of the Superoptimist" is a practical guide to living trouble-free, no matter what flaws, misfortune or god-awful challenge you may face on Planet Earth.
W.R. Morton and Nathaniel Whitten met in 1976, which happened to be the 200th anniversary of our nation's independence. After publishing an underground newspaper which nearly got them both expelled from Henderson High School, Morton went on to get his masters in film criticism from USC, while Whitten graduated from New York University with an English degree, having served as editor of the NYU student newspaper. In the intervening years, both have worked various jobs in creative fields. Morton has worked as a creative director at AOL, a screenwriter in Hollywood, a life coach/computer troubleshooter for the likes of James L. Brooks, Hans Zimmer and Beck, and an artist whose work has been exhibited in the galleries of Venice, California. Whitten has spent the majority of his professional life as an award-winning copywriter in advertising, most notably with Chiat/Day, DDB, and JWT. He was creative director of his own shop, Weiss, Whitten, Stagliano which produced memorable work for the likes of Giorgio Armani, Ferrari, Guinness, and The Economist.