Actress, model, and TV personality Patricia Kara has released her first book, a guide to achieving success in the entertainment industry, which, one day after its launch, made it to the number one spot on Amazon’s Bestselling New Releases.
The Chicago-born star, whose name at birth was Panayiota Karamouzis, so named by her Greek parents, released her book, Dream On…Now Deliver: The no nonsense guide to achieving success in the entertainment industry, earlier this month.
In this comprehensive guide to breaking into the industry and thriving in it, published by The Three Tomatoes Publishing company, Patricia Kara shares her hard-earned wisdom from three decades of working in the entertainment business. This has included starring with Howie Mandel on all three versions of the iconic show Deal or no Deal.
One of the star’s most important pieces of wisdom is to teach people that they “are a business.” With no initial connections, limited resources, and no internet in the early days of her career, Patricia Kara relied on sheer determination and instincts to make it in the competitive entertainment field.
The star claimed this is the book she yearned for as a sixteen-year-old striving to break into the business, a similar accolade to that given by Sarati, an actress on Deal or no Deal, who wrote, “I just wish I had this book when I was first starting out as it would have saved me a lot of time and confusion.”
Dream On…Now Deliver is Patricia Kara’s personal guide, a roadmap for aspiring entertainers seeking to carve their path in the entertainment industry. From the intricacies of auditions and casting calls to the nuances of securing and working with agents, the star dispenses practical advice firmly rooted in her own experiences. She also writes about the significance of creating a personal brand and a lasting impact through social media.
She underlines the importance of hard work, resilience, and perpetual self-improvement, reminding her readers that success is a product of dedication and determination.
Patricia Kara’s Work Leading up to Her Book
Patricia Kara has been working in the entertainment business for more than thirty years as an actress, model, spokesperson, and television personality. She returned to primetime television, joining Howie Mandel, as one of the stars of the new Deal or No Deal on CNBC.
Patricia Kara and Howie Mandel are the only cast members to appear on all three versions of the hit show. Including NBC’s original Deal or No Deal (Primetime and Daytime editions), she appeared in America’s Got Talent, Extra, Access Hollywood, Fox Movie Channel, and People Magazine‘s ’10 Most Beautiful People’.
Patricia Kara has been a guest host on HSN. She released a workout video entitled Fast Fitness, was featured in the Trace Adkins’ music video Marry for Money, and launched Dish With Trish, an online food and culture production.
She has worked with and represented companies like TimeLife, AT&T, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Disney, Princess Cruise Lines, and Toyota.
Including Patricia Kara’s own instructional series “Secrets to a Successful You” and the newly released Dream on…Now Deliver, she mentors young models and actresses, helping to educate them on the entertainment industry, and setting the stage for the future of the business.