Melissa Jo Peltier

Author of fiction and nonfiction; film and television producer/writer/director














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"In this smart, funny, insightful novel, reality tv becomes all too real...Peltier examines the Hollywood world of writers, producers, rich kids, actors, wannabes and con men with a keen and often compassionate eye. A zinging satire. "
-Kirkus Reviews (special "Starred Review")


The Mommy Docs Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth (2011)
(Co-Author with Doctors Alane Park, Yvonne Bohn and Allison Hill)

The pregnancy resource you can trust: medically reliable information, mom-to-mom advice. Written in a clear and friendly style, "The Mommy Docs’ Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth" offers the most up-to-date medical guidance. It’s packed with real-life stories from new moms and practical tips straight from the Docs’ office. From pre-conception to postpartum, you’ll find answers to your most pressing questions.

Cesar's Rules: Your Way to Train a Well-Behaved Dog (2011)
(Co-Author with Cesar Millan)

The training book you’ve been waiting for from the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel’s Dog Whisperer. Cesar takes on the topic of training for the first time, by explaining the importance of balance as the foundation for a healthy relationship between you and your dog. In order to provide a variety of training options, he calls upon some of the foremost experts in the field to offer their advice so that you can find the perfect approach that works for you and your dog through a variety of methods.

How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond (2010)
From the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel's Dog Whisperer, the only resource you’ll need for raising a happy, healthy dog.

For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their lives–as well as those who have already brought a dog home–Cesar Millan, the preeminent dog behavior expert, says, "Yes, you can raise the perfect dog!" It all starts with the proper foundation in the early years.

A Member of the Family: The Ultimate Guide for Living With a Healthy, Happy Dog (2009)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Cesar’s Way and Be the Pack Leader comes the ultimate guide for living together with a healthy, happy dog. In A Member of the Family, Cesar Millan coaches you on everything you need to know about raising a dog–from the moment you first think about getting a dog

Be the Pack Leader! Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog - And Your Life! (2008)
The New York Times bestseller! Be the Pack Leader is Cesar Millan’s guide for taking your relationship with your dog to a higher level. By developing the skills necessary to become the calm-assertive owner your dog needs in order for him to live a balanced, fulfilled life, you’ll improve your dog’s behavior and your own life as well.

Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems (2007)
From his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show to his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America’s most sought-after dog-behavior expert. But Cesar is not a trainer in the traditional sense—his expertise lies in his unique ability to comprehend dog psychology. Tracing his own amazing journey from a clay-walled farm in Mexico to the celebrity palaces of Los Angeles, Cesar recounts how he learned what makes dogs tick. In Cesar’s Way, he shares this wisdom, laying the groundwork for you to have stronger, more satisfying relationships with your canine companions.

Published Works

Reality Boulevard
"...a book in the tradition of great Hollywood novels, from Carroll and Garrett Graham’s Queer People (1930) to Michael Tolkin’s The Player (1988), and reads like Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 Network screenplay retooled for the 21st century" - Ken Salikoff, Kirkus Indie Magazine
Fiction
"In this smart, funny, insightful novel, reality TV becomes all too real...Peltier examines the Hollywood world of writers, producers, rich kids, actors, wannabes and con men with a keen and often compassionate eye. " - Kirkus Reviews
"Once I started reading "Reality Boulevard," I could not stop...this is the best satirical look behind-the-scenes of "reality television" ever written." - Arnold Shapiro, Oscar & Emmy-winning Producer of Scared Straight; Rescue 911; Big Brother
“[Millan] arrives amid canine chaos and leaves behind peace.” —Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker
Non-Fiction (Co-Author)
“As complete a tome on the subject as one could want…If the answer you’re looking for in this guide cannot be found, the question is not worth asking...this is an impressive piece of work.” - Bookviews, June 2011