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Isabel Gillies

Actress, Author Happens Every Day, A Year and Six Seconds

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 Isabel Gillies Biography

Perhaps best known for role as Kathy Stabler on Law & Order: SVU, Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life — a handsome, intelligent, loving husband; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly, that life was over. Her husband announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons.

She and her sons moved back in with her parents, and she struggled to put her life back together. Her first book, Happens Every Day, is a candid story about love, marriage, family, heartbreak, and the unexpected turns of a life. According to Gillies, it is about "trying to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness, and loving your life even if it has slipped away." Called "instinctive, funny, and irresistible," Happens Every Day became a New York Times bestseller and was featured by Starbucks as a nationwide selection for its book program. NPR's Fresh Air selected it as a Top Ten Book of 2009.

In her second book, A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story, Isabel shares her valiant, misguided, and bumbling attempts to understand her own part in the disintegration of her marriage and to feel strong and loveable. And, one by one, she begins to cross items off a staggering single mom to-do list that includes: change last name, get bank account, get work, have breakdowns only in front of best friend and not in front of children, find rare preschool slot for son midyear in Manhattan, get along with three generations of family in tight quarters, find a man who can plant one great and romantic kiss, accept self, accept love, be happy.

With humility and a refreshing sense of humor, Isabel stumbles many times but also laughs, forgives, discovers new treasures from old friends, marries again, and more than that, finds good love itself within and around her.

Books
A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story

A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story

Happens Every Day

Happens Every Day

Speaking Topics
  • I'd Rather Light a Candle Than Curse The Darkness

    After Isabel Gillies' husband left her for another woman, and they got divorced, Gillies and her sons moved back to New York City to live with her parents. One day while she was bent over a desk full of worrisome papers (bills, divorce agreements, grocery lists), her father put his hand on her shoulder and said, "I'd rather light a candle than curse the darkness." A switch went on and from that day those nine words are how Gillies dealt with the sudden changes and bummer hurdles life throws at us
    • all the time. She says, "I am amazed at how difficult it is to deal with change, but as Carl Sagan said, 'In the cosmos there is no refuge from change,' so it behooves us all to learn how to handle change in a positive way so we can move forward and have the happiest time we can given all the less than perfect circumstances we all encounter constantly." According to Gillies, nothing is perfect, and in fact, most of it is vastly imperfect. With candor, humor (and lots of firsthand experience!), she shares ways to move ahead within the imperfection and come out the other side. She often got things wrong, but she also believes that getting it wrong is sometimes the best way to eventually get it right. So whether they encompass love, marriage, divorce, kids, parents, work, and food or her books, Isabel's talks are about the struggle or search to deal with unexpected change, both good and bad and the ability we all have to find a happy ending.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Isabel Gillies for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Isabel Gillies, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Isabel Gillies or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Isabel Gillies?

    Booking fees for Isabel Gillies, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Isabel Gillies, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Isabel Gillies?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Isabel Gillies for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Isabel Gillies for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Isabel Gillies or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Isabel Gillies or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Isabel Gillies

Actress, Author Happens Every Day, A Year and Six Seconds

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Isabel Gillies Biography

Perhaps best known for role as Kathy Stabler on Law & Order: SVU, Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life — a handsome, intelligent, loving husband; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly, that life was over. Her husband announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons.

She and her sons moved back in with her parents, and she struggled to put her life back together. Her first book, Happens Every Day, is a candid story about love, marriage, family, heartbreak, and the unexpected turns of a life. According to Gillies, it is about "trying to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness, and loving your life even if it has slipped away." Called "instinctive, funny, and irresistible," Happens Every Day became a New York Times bestseller and was featured by Starbucks as a nationwide selection for its book program. NPR's Fresh Air selected it as a Top Ten Book of 2009.

In her second book, A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story, Isabel shares her valiant, misguided, and bumbling attempts to understand her own part in the disintegration of her marriage and to feel strong and loveable. And, one by one, she begins to cross items off a staggering single mom to-do list that includes: change last name, get bank account, get work, have breakdowns only in front of best friend and not in front of children, find rare preschool slot for son midyear in Manhattan, get along with three generations of family in tight quarters, find a man who can plant one great and romantic kiss, accept self, accept love, be happy.

With humility and a refreshing sense of humor, Isabel stumbles many times but also laughs, forgives, discovers new treasures from old friends, marries again, and more than that, finds good love itself within and around her.

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Isabel Gillies Speaking Topics

  • I'd Rather Light a Candle Than Curse The Darkness

    After Isabel Gillies' husband left her for another woman, and they got divorced, Gillies and her sons moved back to New York City to live with her parents. One day while she was bent over a desk full of worrisome papers (bills, divorce agreements, grocery lists), her father put his hand on her shoulder and said, "I'd rather light a candle than curse the darkness." A switch went on and from that day those nine words are how Gillies dealt with the sudden changes and bummer hurdles life throws at us
    • all the time. She says, "I am amazed at how difficult it is to deal with change, but as Carl Sagan said, 'In the cosmos there is no refuge from change,' so it behooves us all to learn how to handle change in a positive way so we can move forward and have the happiest time we can given all the less than perfect circumstances we all encounter constantly." According to Gillies, nothing is perfect, and in fact, most of it is vastly imperfect. With candor, humor (and lots of firsthand experience!), she shares ways to move ahead within the imperfection and come out the other side. She often got things wrong, but she also believes that getting it wrong is sometimes the best way to eventually get it right. So whether they encompass love, marriage, divorce, kids, parents, work, and food or her books, Isabel's talks are about the struggle or search to deal with unexpected change, both good and bad and the ability we all have to find a happy ending.

FAQs on booking Isabel Gillies

  • How to book Isabel Gillies?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Isabel Gillies for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Isabel Gillies, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Isabel Gillies or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Isabel Gillies?

    Booking fees for Isabel Gillies, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Isabel Gillies, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Isabel Gillies?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Isabel Gillies for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Isabel Gillies for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Isabel Gillies or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Isabel Gillies or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Isabel Gillies is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as I'd Rather Light a Candle Than Curse The Darkness. The estimated speaking fee range to book Isabel Gillies for your event is available upon request. Isabel Gillies generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Trish Magwood, Victoria Gotti, Genevieve Piturro, Vasavi Kumar and Karen Gillan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Isabel Gillies for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Isabel Gillies Speaking Topics

  • I'd Rather Light a Candle Than Curse The Darkness

    After Isabel Gillies' husband left her for another woman, and they got divorced, Gillies and her sons moved back to New York City to live with her parents. One day while she was bent over a desk full of worrisome papers (bills, divorce agreements, grocery lists), her father put his hand on her shoulder and said, "I'd rather light a candle than curse the darkness." A switch went on and from that day those nine words are how Gillies dealt with the sudden changes and bummer hurdles life throws at us
    • all the time. She says, "I am amazed at how difficult it is to deal with change, but as Carl Sagan said, 'In the cosmos there is no refuge from change,' so it behooves us all to learn how to handle change in a positive way so we can move forward and have the happiest time we can given all the less than perfect circumstances we all encounter constantly." According to Gillies, nothing is perfect, and in fact, most of it is vastly imperfect. With candor, humor (and lots of firsthand experience!), she shares ways to move ahead within the imperfection and come out the other side. She often got things wrong, but she also believes that getting it wrong is sometimes the best way to eventually get it right. So whether they encompass love, marriage, divorce, kids, parents, work, and food or her books, Isabel's talks are about the struggle or search to deal with unexpected change, both good and bad and the ability we all have to find a happy ending.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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