YOU’RE GOING TO SURVIVE: Info for the media, bloggers, podcasters, bookshop owners, and schools.

Thanks for visiting — and thanks for your excitement about my new book!

YOU’RE GOING TO SURVIVE will be released online — and in bookstores everywhere — on December 15, 2017.

You might be looking for…

Info for the media (bloggers, podcasters, radio and TV hosts)
Info for universities and colleges
Info for bookstores
Book description
High-res photos
My bio

You can email me at if there’s anything you’d like to discuss. Thank you!


Do you host a podcast, radio or TV show?

Would you like to have me on the program to talk about:

– How to figure out your life purpose.
– How to build confidence in your skills and talents.
– How to pursue your dream career — and not give up too quickly.
– How to deal with big waves of stress, exhaustion, and overwhelm.
– How to deal with negative reviews, online bullies, and public scrutiny.
– How to handle discouragement in your career without crumbling apart.
– How to make a living doing something you love — like writing, music, or making art.
– Or… something else?

Please email and I’ll be in touch soon. In the meantime, here’s a 2-minute video with some recent podcast and on-camera appearances.


Do you work at a college or university?

Would you like to have me speak to your students about how to pursue a career that excites you, how to deal with discouragement and keep marching forward no matter what, or some other topic?

Please email and I’ll be in touch soon.


Do you run a bookstore?

Would you like to sell YOU’RE GOING TO SURVIVE at your shop?

Please contact Michelle at Mango Publishing — — to order copies. Thank you!


YOU’RE GOING TO SURVIVE is a book about how to deal with stressful stuff in your career — projects that flop, negative reviews, online bullies, financial slumps, criticism and rejection — all of those “Who am I? What’s the point of my work? What am I doing with my life?” moments.

When you’re having a tough day… open this book and read until you feel better.

Inside, you’ll find inspiring stories from all kinds of people — from authors, chefs, lawyers, designers, musicians, business consultants, non-profit directors, and more — each describing one of the worst moments in their entire career, and how they got through it.

Each chapter is filled with honesty, humor, advice, and encouragement to help you stay motivated, keep marching forward, and never give up.

The book has been called “Your new best friend on a bad day,” and “A must-read book for anyone with an ambitious career dream,” and “Encouraging, comforting, and uplifting, with just the right amount of get-up-and-do-it motivation.”

Pre-order now — or check your local bookstore for YOU’RE GOING TO SURVIVE in December 2017.


Photo credit: Danielle Cohen.

Right-click to download these high-resolution photos.


Alexandra Franzen is a writer, consultant, and entrepreneur based in Portland, Oregon. Her writing has been featured in places like Time, Forbes, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, and Lifehacker, and she’s been mentioned in places like You’re The Boss! The New York Times Small Business Blog, The Atlantic, and Inc.

She writes about creativity, productivity, communication, goal-setting, and how to deal with adversity in your life and career — negative reviews, projects that don’t pan out, all kinds of painful moments that can rattle your self-esteem — and how to keep marching forward, no matter what.

Alexandra’s latest book, YOU’RE GOING TO SURVIVE, is a collection of true stories from people who’ve endured soul-crushing moments in their careers — failure, rejection, disappointment, public humiliation — and how they got through it, and how you will too.

You can find all of Alexandra’s current projects at: