November 2018 Pear Tree

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Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta signing a copy of her latest book “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” for a fifth grader who was bullied. 

“We only have one rule. You can’t stop. You can go as slow as you need to go, but you cannot stop. You can never drop out.”  — Lewis Howes

I was blessed beyond belief to attend the Summit of Greatness 2018 in Columbus, Ohio, early October, and also spend some quality time exploring the city. The Summit was life-changing as I experienced the testimonies of so many amazing speakers. My favorites included, of course Lewis Howes, Amy Purdy, Jay Shety, Lindsey Stirling, and Dr. Mark Hyman (who I was very honored to meet!)

Upon my return, I was inspired to start creating my You Tube Channel “Be YOUnique, the Anti-Bullying Channel.” I’m not quite ready for an official debut, but it’s out in the open if you feel inspired to poke around You Tube. I’ll be hosting videos featuring motivational speakers, musicians, friends/family, and all around greatness!

I’m also excited to report that my fourth book, “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is doing well on Amazon! Check it out: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

With that, I will say that I am available to speak about anti-bullying in schools, churches, events, and more! Feel free to contact me for availability at maryannechristiano@gmail.cm

I’m also helping two clients write their memoirs, doing some writing for R&S Landscaping (newsletters and updating their FaceBook page) (https://www.rscape.com/) and We Love Florists (https://www.facebook.com/beaflorist/). And of course continuing with bookings for my presentations (see below).

Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree journey and make your dreams come true?  Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book? Become part of the Pear Tree journey! Call 908-276-1514 during business hours of noon to 6 p.m.; or email maryannechristiano@gmail.com anytime!


Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing, ghost writing/memoir writing, book editing, blogging, typing, public speaking/lectures, and wedding officiant) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

Rates are reasonable, and the first hour phone (or in-person) consultation is free to potential new clients. Every client who uses Pear Tree services will be featured in the newsletter (unless for whatever reason they don’t want to be in the newsletter, as privacy is respected).

And be sure to check out my blog (http://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/) for updates and happenings.



“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta 

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

“On the Guest List” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“On the Guest List” is available directly from my publisher, Next Century! To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Guest-List-Adventures-Music-Journalist/dp/162903908X

“Love Cats” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“Love Cats” is now available on Amazon! For paperback, go here:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1681020513 and for Kindle, go here:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YBGVJQS/

 “The Gypsy Smiled” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“The Gypsy Smiled” is now available Amazon! For paperback go here: https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Smiled-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta/dp/1545447470

And for Kindle, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Smiled-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta-ebook/dp/B074VC7MT9


Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6 p.m. “Eat Well for the Holidays” — Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free, but please call library to sign up. There is sampling and limited to 20 people!

Friday, November 16, 2018, 1 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” — Woman’s Club of Chatham, “Chatham Room” of the Library, 214 Main Street, Chatham, New Jersey. Free.

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2 p.m. “The Life and Music of David Bowie” (featuring Rob Fusari) — Scotch Plains Library, Scotch Plains, New Jersey. We are donating ALL of our proceeds from this event to animals! Half will go to CareBear Box (which benefits animals in shelters) and half will go to ROAR (which donates to various animal groups)! 

I also have some private events booked for seniors. Seniors love these programs!

Contact me (maryannechristiano@gmail.com) if your library, JCC, rotary club, or senior group would love to have a presentation. Topics are listed below. Or we can discuss creating a topic for additional cost.


Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Please note: paid lectures are only available to corporations that pay “day of.” Pear Tree no longer presents programs to facilities that have a net 30, 60, 90-day policy.


“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

“Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” (land lines, typewriters, etc.)

Art and Inspiration/Motivational Speaking

“Say No to Bullying!”

“Create Your Dream Box and Make It Happen” (Limited to 10)

“Meet Your Soul Mate” (with Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta and Dana Cilento Murphy)

Health Conscious Foodies

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

“Raw Foods for Beginners” (includes raw pudding dessert)

“Paleo for Beginners” (includes dish)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)


“Origin of April Fool’s Day”

“History and Origin of Mother’s Day”


“Here’s to Your Health and the Benefits of Walking”

“Remembering Our Pets”

Learn & Listen Series

By request. 

What makes my lectures unique is that I get the audience to participate, sharing their views and experiences. They always have a great time!

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.


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