Happiness coach, Rima Rudner, is the published author of “Choose to Be Happy: A Guide to Total Happiness”, Choose Inc. Publishing, 2008, which sold over 10,000 copies very quickly in the United States and foreign rights in many countries. She is also the published author of “The Complete Guide to Decorating Your Home” authored as Rima Kamen (Betterway Publications, 1989, now P&W) as well as the co-author of “Who Moved My Birthday: The Baby Boomer’s Essential Guide to Anti-Aging,” with Dr. Brad Frank, MD, MPH, MBA, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, MD, and Richard Moon, RPh, FIACP.
Rima has written many screenplays, sitcoms, standup comedy routines, children’s books, and magazine articles. Her ghostwriting includes other self-help books on health, diet and fitness, anti-aging, psychology, and relationships. You can view some of Rima’s writing accomplishments at rimarudner.com. She writes in an easy-to-read, casual, and humorous style that most anyone can enjoy.
Rima has become a happiness coach for many prominent people.
Having survived a highly dysfunctional family, an abusive first marriage, life-threatening ski accident, viral spinal meningitis, bladder cancer, financial disaster —and much more—she knows how to turn her life tragedies into learning experiences for us all. Throughout “Aging-itis”, she explains how living through literally dozens of tragedies has made her stronger and happier and gives her the credentials to teach others how to be happy in spite of any and all adversities.
Rima was born in New York, lived in Chicago until she was thirteen, then moved to Los Angeles with her family when her father, a radiologist, was diagnosed with cancer. He died when she was twenty-one. She attended University High School, Santa Monica College, and then attended UCLA Design Program while raising her young daughter and working at Phyllis Morris Design, one of the popular design firms in Los Angeles. Her first job was working on the well-known author, Harold Robbins, house. She then opened her own design firm, Rima Kamen Interiors, and was a successful residential and commercial interior designer in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Hollywood, Malibu, and Pacific Palisades. In 2008, when the stock market and real estate market crashed, her second husband lost his auto parts business, and she lost her design business, so Rima wrote her successful book, “Choose to Be Happy: A Guide to Total Happiness”. In order to survive the 2008 Recession, Rima started selling some of her things on eBay. Her wealthy friends who were in the same boat started giving her all their expensive designer bags, shoes, clothing, and accessories to sell online for them. Boxes of designer items would arrive daily. Then her buyers started asking her to sell their designer items for them.
Fast forward, Authentic Designer Stuff became one of the best design resale stores on the Internet and she had eight online stores in different countries. Unfortunately, after the 2016 election, her international sales started dwindling because the value of the dollar went up. By 2018, her sales had dwindled 75% and she and her husband moved to Las Vegas to lower their living costs.
By 2022, Rima started writing her newest book, “Aging-Itis: How to Find Happiness Despite It All”. She now lives in Las Vegas with her second husband, Harvey.