Gregg Hollman’s Book Review of Celebrate Life- by Marcello Pedalino

We’d like to thank Gregg Hollmann, the former President of The NJDJN and accomplished writer for ProMobileDJ, for his detailed review of Mr. Pedalino’s new book, Celebrate Life!  -D.H



Book Review: Celebrate Life by Marcello Pedalino

By Gregg Hollmann, “Party Professional”

Celebrate Life, The Book, Marcello Pedalino, Mark Pedalino, How to live it up, discover fulfillment, and experience the joy you deserve

Paul Evans with Celebrate Life author, Marcello Pedalino

Paul Evans with Celebrate Life author, Marcello Pedalino

In this article, I review Marcello Pedalino’s just-published book “Celebrate Life – How to live it up, discover fulfillment, and experience the joy you deserve.” For those of you unfamiliar with Marcello (pronounced Mar-Chello), he is a marquee event host based in New Jersey. Marcello is well-regarded for his physical fitness, sharp fashion sense, and success in the high-end events industry.

I first met Marcello eight years ago at a New Jersey Disc Jockey Network meeting in Atlantic City that I accidentally stumbled upon. Marcello was on a panel of speakers sharing their success stories. At the time, I was a relatively new DJ who was hungry for knowledge to improve. I was sufficiently inspired by Marcello and the other speakers that day to pursue my DJ business more seriously. Little did I know, that just a couple of years later I would abandon a 17 year career in finance to pursue mobile DJ entertainment on a full-time basis. So even before reading the book, it’s fair to say that Marcello has been a very positive influence on my personal development.

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Chris Andres with author Marcello Pedalino at the Celebrate Life book signing and east coast launch

What the Book is Not

Before describing the book, I want to talk about what the book is not. The book is not a platform for Marcello to brag about his career accomplishments in the DJ industry. Rather, the book is written in a humble manner designed to help and inspire readers. The book is not directly about how to become a better DJ or Emcee. You will not find specific tips about how to emcee a Bar Mitzvah or how to book more brides. Rather, this book is targeted to any individual seeking to improve themselves and lead a more fulfilling life. Finally, this book does not present a regimented system or program for success. Rather, it lays out important principles, but leaves scope for the reader to create their own path.

The Layout

Celebrate Life contains seven chapters and is 153 pages long. This hardcover book is incredibly visual with an abundance of color photos interspersed throughout each chapter. Key points are hammered home in text boxes called “Marcello’s Message.” The end of each chapter contains a #CelebrateLife section with specific action steps for the chapter principle. Celebrate Life contains a wealth of inspiring quotes from a wide spectrum of historic and modern intellectuals. The compact and visual nature of the book make it an easy read. I finished the book in a single two hour session. This is a book that I envision re-visiting once or twice a year to re-charge my battery.

Marcello Pedalino's Annual "For The Gentlemen Luncheon and Celebrate Life book launch at Maggiano's.

Marcello Pedalino’s annual “For The Gentlemen” Luncheon and Celebrate Life book launch at Maggiano’s

Celebrate Life®

About ten years ago while surfing underneath a beautiful sunset, Marcello coined the name of his wellness program as Celebrate Life®. In addition to being a great way to live, Celebrate Life proved to be the ideal slogan for his entertainment company’s brand. Marcello subsequently registered the slogan as a Federal trademark.




There are seven elements to the Celebrate Life® program:

  • Health

  • Influence

  • Lifestyle

  • Adventure

  • Compassion

  • Wisdom

  • Evolution

The author devotes a chapter to each element. My favorite chapter was that on health, where Marcello shares some simple diet and exercise tips, and explains why being healthy is important to our personal and professional success. Marcello writes, “If you want to consistently deliver exceptional service and the finest quality product to your clients, ‘success’ and ‘winning’ will ultimately depend on your ability to stay healthy and in the game.” In Chapter Two, Marcello discusses the importance of surrounding yourself with VIPs (“Very Inspiring People”) and lists some of his own personal VIPs from the DJ industry and beyond. Chapter Three explores the idea of living a passionate life, and cautions against settling into an “it is what it is” mindset.

Chapter Four shares the benefits of travel, particularly international travel. Chapter Five explores the benefits of charity, both to the giver and the receiver. In Chapter Six, Marcello shares some of his own personal setbacks and provides counsel on how to overcome adversity. In the final chapter, the author advises readers to “stay humble and stay hungry” and to remain open-minded on the long and winding road of life.

In addition to having a classy jazz quartet provide the event’s soundtrack, a party robot made a special guest appearance to liven things up while author Marcello Pedalino signed copies of his new book, Celebrate Life

Who Should Read This Book?

Who should read this book? In a nutshell, everybody! While the book will surely resonate with entertainment professionals, any individual interested in improving their health, personal life or business will benefit from “Celebrate Life.The strength of this book is that it offers an integrated approach for success, where health, family and professional factors all contribute towards a fulfilling life.

While Marcello is a celebrity in the events industry, he is less well-known to the public at large. Please support him as he embarks upon a national roadshow to promote his message to a larger audience. Tell a family member or friend about Marcello. Need a unique gift idea? This book would be perfect, as who wouldn’t be interested in leading a more fulfilling life?

For More Information

To order your copy of “Celebrate Life – How to live it up, discover fulfillment, and experience the joy you deserve” by Marcello Pedalino, visit this link.

On behalf of all DJs, I’d like to thank Marcello for writing this important book and for representing our industry in such a positive light!


Celebrate Life: A New Book on How to Live It Up, Discover Fulfillment, and Experience the Joy You Deserve- By Marcello Pedalino

Celebrate Life, The Book, Marcello Pedalino, Mark Pedalino, How to live it up, discover fulfillment, and experience the joy you deserve

Celebrate Life® is a lifestyle guide designed to help you enjoy a healthier and happier existence.

It features autobiographical life lessons, actionable advice, and a collection of Marcello Pedalino‘s photography in an inspirational meme format.

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Marcello Pedalino on WCBS 2 New York with Dr. Karena Wu sharing tips for healthy and comfortable travel with Andrea GrymeTitle: Celebrate Life (Hard Cover) 168 pages

Author: Marcello Pedalino

Publisher: Wordzworth Publishing

Price: $40 USD + $5 s&h (*international rates apply)

ISBN: 978-1-78324-029-6


About the book:

Marcello Pedalino wanted his daughter, Isabella, to have a lifestyle guide when she grew up- just in case he wasn’t around to teach her everything he had learned over the past 40 years.

Wall Street Journal, Lunch Break, Marcello Pedalino, Tanya Rivero, Jogger Safety Tips

Marcello Pedalino and Tanya Rivero discuss safety tips for joggers and outdoor fitness enthusiasts on Lunch The Wall Street Journal’s Lunch Break.

Marcello wanted to create a more efficient way to be able to share his experiences and life lessons with all the people who had come up to him and asked, “How can I live it up?,” “How can I discover fulfillment?,” and “How can I experience the joy I deserve?” like you do. 

So he wrote this book.

Regardless of your age, Celebrate Life will save you a little (or maybe even a lot) of time, money, and aggravation.

It will show you why taking care of yourself, having compassion, traveling, doing what you love, keeping good company, letting it go, and evolving are all paramount if you want to move onwards and upwards in your life.

A lot of remarkable people went above and beyond to show Marcello the way over the years…  this book is Marcello’s way of paying it forward.


Marcello Pedalino, Celebrate Life, WPIX, Tips to stay cool, Health & Wellness tips with anchors Sukanya Krishnan and Scott Stanford

Marcello Pedalino on WPIX 11 sharing tips to stay cool in a heat wave with anchors Sukanya Krishnan and Scott Stanford.

What readers are saying:

I sat down to “start” reading it on Easter Sunday afternoon and ended up reading the whole thing in 1 sitting! I couldn’t put it down. Your words have encouraged me to make some changes in my life and I wanted to let you know how grateful I am for that   -Glenn Mackay.    Queensland, Australia.
Infectious. Contagious. Positive.   It spoke to me in so many different ways- much like a song would, depending on your mood or the place you are in your life. Its great advice that applies no matter what’s going on.” -Liann Hagy. Wyckoff, New Jersey
If you are looking for something different that gives you personal motivation, tips to live healthier, or how to get yourself to a point where you wake up in the morning feeling great about the day ahead, then you need to give this one a read. –Chris Romeo, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The strength of this book is that it offers an integrated approach for success, where health, family and professional factors all contribute towards a fulfilling life. -Gregg Hollman.  Hightstown, New Jersey.
“It’ll be a shot of awesome for your soul.” –Quain Tull. St. Louis, Missouri.
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Andy Ebon, Karl Detken, Marcello Pedalino, and Alan Berg at a Celebrate Life book signing in Las Vegas

About the author:

As an award-winning entertainer, master of ceremonies, and event producer in the special events industry, Marcello Pedalino helps the world Celebrate Life®.

As a lifestyle consultant, he advises individuals, groups, and organizations who are looking to enhance their current fitness, style, and over-all wellness status.

If you or your company would like to schedule a private workshop or speaking engagement on how to live it up, discover fulfillment, and experience the joy you deserve, call (732) 547-1677 or e-mail for pricing, availability, and bookings.



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