Stars Attend M.J. Dougherty’s Book Launch

M.J. Dougherty and John DeLuca

Oh, what a night! It was a star-studded affair at The Sandbox in L.A. for M.J. Dougherty’s Life Lessons from a Total Failure Book Launch Party. And, there was a lot to celebrate. The book has struck a chord with audiences around the world and is selling like hot cakes. It currently sits at #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list (#killingit).

Life Lessons from a Total Failure tells the story of Dougherty’s life and the dark times he’s faced. But, through these experiences, he soon realized those times were actually the best things that have ever happened to him. It’s a story about perseverance, self-examination, and exploration. Through reflection, Dougherty was able to discover clarity and fulfillment.

Life Lessons from a Total Failure aims to help readers discover the person they’re meant to be. And, it’s available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Many stars from our favorite movies and shows made their way to the event to show their support. In attendance was:

  • Nikki DeLoach (Awkward, Grey’s Anatomy)
  • Brett Davern (Awkward, The Brett Davern Show (Podcast)
  • Scout Compton (Nashville)
  • Renee Olstead (Unfriended, The Secret Life of the American Teenager)
  • Melissa Archer (Days of Our Lives)
  • Jessica Morris (One Life to Live)
  • John DeLuca (Teen Beach Movie, East Los High)
  • Syd Wilder (Father’s Day)
  • Christina Moore (That 70’s Show)
  • Missi Pyle (Gone Girl)
  • Lexi Ainsworth (General Hospital)
  • Ryan Carnes (General Hospital)
  • Scott Valentine (Family Ties)
  • Patrick Gallagher (Glee)
  • Bill A. Jones (Glee)
  • Blake Cooper Griffin (90210)
  • Carolyn Hennessy (True Blood, Jessie, General Hospital)

Here are some photos from the event:

Nikki DeLoach and Brett Davern

Chad Zapfe and Taylor Bobby

Renee Olstead and Scout Compton

Blake Cooper Griffin

Christina Moore and Missi Pyle

Peter Gallagher

John DeLuca

Photo Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images


Kevin is a writer living in New York City. He is an enthusiast with an extensive movie collection, who enjoys attending numerous conventions throughout the year. His favorite shows include Game of Thrones and The Flash.

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