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FORMER WALL STREET INSIDER TURNED HOLLYWOOD BOY-TOY RECALLS JOURNEY OF LIVING LARGE, LOSING IT ALL, AND FINALLY FOLLOWING HIS DREAM

For most, it’s hard to imagine having a net worth of ten million dollars but even more difficult to imagine falling from there to becoming penniless—in under ten years. Losing it all, however, is sometimes part of a journey to find your true calling. With this kind of wild ride one could expect some excitement and turbulence along the way—including forbidden sex, extreme wealth, and billion dollar deals. Actor and playboy, Rich Tola, shares all the dirty-sexy details of life between the sheets, from coast to coast.

A confident, handsome, Ivy League grad and gifted financial executive, Tola, author of Simply Between Millions: From Wall Street to Hollywood, offers readers a gritty, sizzling ride through two colossal worlds with billion dollar players, Wall Street and Hollywood. Simply Between Millions includes a voyeuristic look at a wild life most will never see—including growing up a Sicilian boy in an old-school, authentically Italian, New Jersey family, the impact of the ‘cute boy’ syndrome, Wharton and Kellogg business schools, endless expense accounts, sleeping with NYC strippers and dozens of married and engaged women, the Dot Com and Real Estate boom and bust, sex filled yoga retreats, Hollywood booty calls and casting auditions, drunkenness and sobriety, and spiritual awakening.

Occasionally irreverent, often promiscuous but always genuine, Tola doesn’t deny that his lifestyle has been at times…questionable, to say the least. He’s traveled the globe, worked with billionaires, and slept with their wives and girlfriends. In a fast-paced, easy-to-read, tell-all tale, Tola shares intimate stories about family and friends, fortune and fame, devastating real-world incidences of abuse, and exotic sexual experiences that will intrigue and possibly offend, but surely inspire.

Simply Between Millions also includes the following:

• Growing up poor + work ethic + Ivy League = million dollar paycheck
• Disrespect for women creates affinity for women
• Life as a boy-toy for dozens of wealthy married and engaged women
• Turning his back on a safe career path to pursue his calling
• How he discovered the ‘Fountain of Youth’ and looks 20 years younger
• Founding a charity to help women and children survivors of domestic violence
• Taking the pretense out of yogi
• The kind of woman that will tame a playboy
• Why every woman in a relationship will cheat
• Why women are better cheaters

“It takes balls to go against the grain and gamble your entire life’s savings to pursue a lifelong dream in the ‘nobody makes it here’ world of Hollywood,” says Tola. “If you don’t have guts, you’ll never achieve glory.”

A former Wall Street executive turned Hollywood actor and Zen master, Rich Tola is a proud Sicilian boy, and native of Southern New Jersey. Self-described as having the ‘cute boy’ syndrome, Tola left a million dollar career to head West, to Hollywood, to follow his dream of acting. Tola is also passionate about fitness and health and is working to aid victims of domestic violence. He is donating a portion of book-sale proceeds to his charity, The Boulevard Zen Foundation, which teaches the benefits of yoga to women and children living in domestic violence shelters. He believes that if you feel sorry for yourself, STOP! Start believing that anything is possible, set your sights high and never give up. Tola attended The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. Tola’s new book, Simply Between Millions: From Wall Street to Hollywood, is available for purchase at Amazon.com and at RichTola.com.


UNCONVENTIONAL LIFE, UNCONVENTIONAL LOVE:

FORMER WALL STREET EXEC TURNED HOLLYWOOD ACTOR REVEALS HOW LIFE OF MONEY, SEX AND DEBAUCHERY INSPIRED SPIRITUALITY AND A SAFE HAVE FOR WOMEN

At a net worth of ten million dollars, sex came often and easy for Wall Street junk bond salesman, Rich Tola, and so did money, booze and business deals. However, the opportunity to bed dozens of married women, strippers, and socialites, access to unlimited expense accounts and an Ivy League education was an uphill battle for this New Jersey-born Sicilian. He experienced first-hand the affects of domestic violence and the unfortunate culture that perpetuates that form of abuse while growing up poor.

Ten million dollars and over a hundred women, but it didn’t take Tola any closer to his dream. So he gambled on himself, moved to Hollywood, played the odds, lost it all, and has never been happier. In fact, his gritty memoir, Simply Between Millions: From Wall Street to Hollywood, takes you on wild and sexy ride over a 40-year timeline meeting the cast of characters who shaped his colorful life.

He has spent the past six years working in Hollywood in feature films, commercials,
primetime television and theater. He began his Hollywood career, ironically, in New York City in 2006 after finding the courage – through yoga – to take his first acting class. He personally funded, directed and produced his first film, Boulevard Zen in 2009 and then launched The Boulevard Zen Foundation to help survivors of domestic violence—where a portion of proceeds from his new book will be placed.

This former white collar, tough-as-nails executive has spent over 12,000 hours training in gyms and health clubs around the world, and has taught more than 15,000 yoga students since becoming a 200-hour certified teacher in 2006. Meanwhile, Tola completed his first film, Boulevard Zen, and other instructional yoga videos including, Rich Tola’s Yoga Survival Guide and Rich Tola’s 15 Minute Fat Burning Workouts.

Tola — articulate yet edgy, controversial yet warm – will answer anything and can discuss the following:

• Poor to wealthy to now clipping coupons and finding peace
• Italian Stallion: growing up a pretty boy in Sicilian culture
• Identifying a gigolo versus marriage material
• Pick up lines that are guaranteed to hit their mark
• Cheating: how women do it better
• Wall Street to Hollywood: between the sheets and naming names
• How a strong body and clear mind will lead to the ‘Fountain of Youth’
• Domestic Violence: A witness, victim, and public opponent
• The victimization of transsexuals in our society
• Taking the pretentiousness out of yoga
• How to be the kind of woman that can tame a playboy

“My affinity to create a safe place for women and children, especially families who have suffered abuse, was an unplanned result of my own womanizing and childhood experiences” says Tola. “I’ve seen the worst in people including myself over the years, and would like to help anyone in search of a new destiny find confidence and resources.”

A former Wall Street executive turned Hollywood actor and Zen master, Rich Tola is a proud Sicilian boy, and native of Southern New Jersey. Self-described as having the ‘cute boy’ syndrome, Tola left a million dollar career to head West, to Hollywood, to follow his dream of acting. Tola is also passionate about fitness and health and is working to aid victims of domestic violence. He is donating a portion of book-sale proceeds to his charity, The Boulevard Zen Foundation, which teaches the benefits of yoga to women and children living in domestic violence shelters. He believes that if you feel sorry for yourself, STOP! Start believing that anything is possible, set your sights high and never give up. Tola attended The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. Tola’s new book, Simply Between Millions: From Wall Street to Hollywood, is available for purchase at Amazon.com and at RichTola.com.

For Review Copies & Interviews: info@richtola.com

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