Books on happiness, heaven, and heft continue to find new readers.
The perennial question about the existence of an afterlife is tackled once again in The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life Beyond Death, by Janis Heaphy Durham, a former newspaper publisher whose life was dramatically changed by the death of her husband. Durham’s book gets an initial megaprinting, as does Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, by Gretchen Rubin, who established a bestselling track record with The Happiness Project. Rubin examines the formation of habits with an eye toward forming good ones. One especially good habit to cultivate is the titular quality of Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life, by Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL who now works with veterans.
Among this season’s health and fitness books, a common theme is “sick and tired” (though not of diet books, evidently). This Is Why You’re Sick and Tired (and How to Look and Feel Amazing), by Jackie Warner, personal trainer to celebrities, offers a three-week reboot for an energy-sapping lifestyle. Or readers may want to wise up and follow their gut instinct. Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life, by David Perlmutter, with Kristin Loberg, links gut bacteria to the brain, two preoccupations of many recent titles in the H & F category. RealAge founder and Cleveland Clinic physician Michael Roizen gets another shot at bestsellerdom with This Is Your Do-Over: The 7 Secrets to Losing Weight, Living Longer, and Getting a Second Chance at the Life You Want. Real science is let loose on health-wrecking culprits in the American diet in The Dorito Effect: Why All Food Is Becoming Junk Food—and What We Can Do About It, by journalist Mark Schatzker.
Home and hobbies is a remarkably trashy category this season. Make Garbage Great: The TerraCycle Family Guide to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle, by Tom Szaky and Albe Zakes challenges people to recycle and upcycle, and to generally avoid trashcycling. Millennial homesteaders will likely find inspiration in The Nourishing Homestead: One Back-to-the-Land Family’s Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit, by Ben Hewitt and Penny Hewitt. But before heading out to the homestead, it might be a good idea to review the skills described in Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for a New Generation, by Brit Morin.
PW’s Top 10: Lifestyle
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. Gretchen Rubin. Crown, Mar. 17
Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life. David Perlmutter, with Kristin Loberg. Little, Brown, Apr. 28
The Dorito Effect: Why All Food Is Becoming Junk Food—and What We Can Do About It. Mark Schatzker. Simon & Schuster, May 5
The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life Beyond Death. Janis Heaphy Durham. Grand Central, Apr. 28
Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for a New Generation. Brit Morin. Morrow, Mar. 3
Make Garbage Great: The TerraCycle Family Guide to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle. Tom Szaky and Albe Zakes. Harper Design, July 7
The Nourishing Homestead: One Back-to-the-Land Family’s Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit. Ben Hewitt and Penny Hewitt. Chelsea Green, Feb. 18
Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life. Eric Greitens. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mar. 10
This Is Why You’re Sick and Tired (and How to Look and Feel Amazing). Jackie Warner. Harlequin, Apr. 28
This Is Your Do-Over: The 7 Secrets to Losing Weight, Living Longer, and Getting a Second Chance at the Life You Want. Michael F. Roizen. Scribner, Feb. 24
Body, Mind & Spirit
Change Me Prayers: The Hidden Power of Spiritual Surrender by Tosha Silver (May 19, hardcover, $22, ISBN 978-1-4767-8976-7). In a sequel to Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead, Silver offers a witty way to transform yourself from the inside out and surrender to a divine plan.
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Body Punishment: OCD, Addiction, and Finding the Courage to Heal by Maggie Lamond Simone (Apr. 14, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-937612-81-8). The author details her recovery from obsessive-compulsive disorder and explores the issues of substance abuse, anxiety, and depression that commonly occur with OCD.
The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life Beyond Death by Janis Heaphy Durham (Apr. 28, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-1-4555-3130-1). In 2004, Durham’s husband died of cancer at age 56. Soon she began encountering phenomena unlike anything she’d ever experienced, launching her on a journey that transformed her spiritually and altered her view of reality. 250,000-copy announced first printing.
MeQuilibrium: 14 Days to Cooler, Calmer, and Happier by Jan Bruce, Andrew Shatte, and Adam Perlman (Feb. 3, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-0-8041-3849-9) combines clinical evidence and cutting-edge ideas in wellness, cognitive psychology, and integrative medicine to create a solution to stress and produce greater relaxation in 14 days. 60,000-copy announced first printing.
The 13th Disciple: A Spiritual Adventure by Deepak Chopra (Mar. 31, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224130-6). The prolific author and mind-body-spirit pioneer weaves together strands of historical narrative, mystery, adventure, and intrigue in a novel of discoveries about the unknown last disciple of Christ. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
The Fear Cure: Cultivating Courage as Medicine for the Body, Mind, and Soul by Lissa Rankin (Feb. 24, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-4019-4426-1) draws on peer-reviewed studies and true stories to examine the effects of fear, and charts a path back to wellness and wholeness. A PBS special will air concurrently. 75,000-copy announced first printing.
Feeling Great: Creating a Life of Optimism, Enthusiasm and Contentment by Peter Vegso and Dadi Janki (Apr. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7573-1839-9). Authors Janki and Vegso call on their decades of spiritual study and practical experience to offer four keys to feel great—and it might not be what you expect.
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Manual of Psychomagic: The Practice of Shamanic Psychotherapy by Alejandro Jodorowsky (Feb. 27, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62055-107-3). The filmmaker and creator of psychomagic therapy provides several hundred solutions for a wide range of psychological, sexual, emotional, and physical problems. The author explains the shamanic techniques at the foundation of his method, and shows aspiring practitioners how to work with their own patients.
Holistic Energy Magic: Charms & Techniques for Creating a Magical Life by Tess Whitehurst (May 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-4537-4) provides instruction and techniques to live magically every moment of every day using tool-free rituals and spells.
Spiritual Telepathy: Ancient Techniques to Access the Wisdom of Your Soul by Colleen Mauro (Apr. 1, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8356-0931-9). The founder and former chief editor of the magazine Intuition provides both theory and ancient techniques from the ageless wisdom tradition to help people access higher sources of guidance and creativity.
Health & Fitness
The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days by Tami Meraglia (Apr. 14, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-1-4767-6650-8). An expert in integrative medicine offers an evidence-based 30-day plan to help women lose weight and look and feel years younger. The surprising secret is testosterone; aging women need it, but most suffer from insufficiency.
Skinny Habits: The 6 Secrets of Thin People by Bob Harper with Greg Critser (Apr. 28, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-0-8041-7890-7). The Biggest Loser trainer provides a three-week plan to guide people in adopting the six habits of the “skinny person next door”: what thin people do that others don’t, and how to take the weight off for good. Harper draws on the new
scientific research of behavioral economics, mind-set, habit replacement, and cognitive behavioral psychology.
LeBootcamp Diet: The Scientifically-Proven French Method to Eat Well, Lose Weight, and Keep It Off for Good by Valerie Orsoni (Apr. 7, hardcover, $26.95, ISBN 978-0-425-28060-7). French health and wellness expert Orsoni outlines a four-part plan to lose weight, get fit, and still enjoy food. The book has been a bestseller in the author’s native France.
The Suja Juice Solution: 7 Days to Lose Weight, Beat Cravings, and Boost Your Energy by Annie Lawless (Apr. 7, hardcover, $28, ISBN 978-1-4555-8927-2). The popular product is the key to a 28-day plan to weight loss and wellness. A seven-day jump-start of high-energy green juices and antioxidant-rich mini-meals is designed to detoxify and take off pounds without deprivation. During the remainder of the program, readers gradually increase intake of whole, fresh foods, while learning to crowd out unhealthy foods. 100,000-copy announced first printing.
This Is Why You’re Sick and Tired (and How to Look and Feel Amazing) by Jackie Warner (Apr. 28, hardcover, $26.95, ISBN 978-0-373-89316-4). The personal trainer to celebrities offers an answer to the energy crisis: get rid of an energy-sapping lifestyle. Each week of the three-phase plan contains a new diet and exercise program that alters body chemistry in stages, to balance and release a new set of chemicals and patterns. 60,000-copy announced first printing.
Tox-Sick: Go From Toxic to Not Sick by Suzanne Somers (Apr. 14, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-0-385-34772-3). The actress and health adviser interviews cutting-edge doctors in the fields of environmental medicine and integrative health, identifies the reasons people are “tox-sick,” and provides a plan for detoxifying body, home, and life.
The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days by Sara Gottfried (Mar. 17, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231624-0). Since a slower metabolism leads to weight gain and difficulty losing weight, the solution, the author of The Hormone Cure contends, is to reset the efficiency of the hormonal system by repairing and growing new hormone receptors. The Hormone Reset Diet promises weight loss and energy gain in just three weeks. 75,000-copy announced first printing.
Sugar Crush: How to Reduce Inflammation, Stop Pain, and Reverse the Path to Diabetes by Richard Jacoby and Raquel Baldelomar (Apr. 14, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234820-3). Jacoby, a surgeon who specializes in peripheral neuropathy, offers a holistic approach to understanding the toll sugar and carbs take on the body. He shows how dietary changes reducing sugar and wheat, coinciding with an increase of good fats, can help regenerate nerves and rehabilitate their function. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being by Christiane Northrup (Feb. 24, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-4019-4516-9). The bestselling author and physician blends personal stories and practical exercises with the latest research on health and aging to lay out the principles of living well in later life, from rejecting processed foods to connecting deeply with the Divine Source. 75,000-copy announced first printing.
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The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig (Apr. 21, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-544-60971-6). The follow-up to the bestselling It Starts with Food is a step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe guidebook to the Whole30 program developed by the Hartwigs, two health professionals, to lose weight and reset metabolism. It includes more than 100 chef-developed recipes, success stories, community resources, and an FAQ. 150,000-copy announced first printing.
Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life by David Perlmutter with Kristin Loberg (Apr. 28, hardcover, $28, ISBN 978-0-316-38010-2). The bestselling author of Grain Brain examines the role of gut bacteria in determining the brain’s destiny. It explains how nurturing gut health through simple strategies can alter the brain’s development for the better. 300,000-copy announced first printing.
The Food Babe Way: Break Free from the Hidden Toxins in Your Food and Lose Weight, Look Years Younger, and Get Healthy in Just 21 Days! by Vani Hari (Feb. 10, hardcover, $27, ISBN 978-0-316-37646-4). The food activist and author provides a 21-day plan to rid the body of toxins, lose weight without counting calories, and restore natural glow. She includes anecdotes of her own transformation along with shopping lists, meal plans, and recipes. 150,000-copy announced first printing.
The Badass Body Diet: The Breakthrough Diet and Workout for a Tight Booty, Sexy Abs, and Lean Legs by Christmas Abbott (May 5, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239095-0). CrossFit celebrity Abbott teaches readers how to spot-reduce excess fat with targeted meal plans and recipes, and with a quick and simple workout plan for a toned butt—the key to total body fitness. 100,000-copy announced first printing.
Got Milked: The Great Dairy Deception and Why You’ll Thrive Without Milk by Alissa Hamilton (Mar. 3, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236205-6). Independent scholar Hamilton takes aim at the dairy industry’s successful “Got Milk?” advertising campaign, arguing that, contrary to popular belief, cow’s milk is far from essential for good health, and that for many, milk can actually be harmful. She also offers simple food and drink swaps that deliver the same nutrients found in milk products. 75,000-copy announced first printing.
The 22-Day Revolution: The Plant-Based Program That Will Transform Your Body, Reset Your Habits, and Change Your Life by Marco Borges (May 5, hardcover, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-451-47484-1). Founded on the principle that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit, the 22-Day Revolution is a plant-based plan for anyone seeking to lead a healthier lifestyle, to lose weight, or to reverse serious health problems. Exercise physiologist Borges has worked extensively with celebrity clients.
Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection by Catherine Price (Feb. 24, hardcover, $27.95, ISBN 978-1-59420-504-0). Journalist Price narrates the surprising story of how Americans’ embrace of vitamins has led to today’s cornucopia of dietary supplements. Her research and conclusions will challenge commonly held myths about nutrition that could actually be unhealthy.
Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to a Mindful, Compassionate, Animal-Friendly Life by Gene Baur with Gene Stone (Apr. 7, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-62336-489-2). Baur, the cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary, combines discussion of core principles with stories about animals rescued by Farm Sanctuary; he also gives recipes that promote eating in ways that benefit both two- and four-legged animals.
This Is Your Do-Over: The 7 Secrets to Losing Weight, Living Longer, and Getting a Second Chance at the Life You Want by Michael F. Roizen (Feb. 24, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-1-5011-0333-9). Roizen, bestselling author and chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic, addresses all the areas that contribute to total-body wellness, including nutrition, exercise, sex, stress, sleep, and the brain, and provides strategies that anyone of any age can use to earn a “do-over” for a healthier life.
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The Dorito Effect: Why All Food Is Becoming Junk Food—and What We Can Do About It by Mark Schatzker (May 5, hardcover, $27, ISBN 978-1-4767-2421-8). Journalist Schatzker demonstrates how the approach to the nation’s number one public health crisis has gotten it wrong. Several decades of food development and processing has led to highly craveable but nutritionally empty food. His solution: a new approach to flavor.
The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle by Mitchell L. Gaynor (Apr. 21, hardcover, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-670-01526-9). An oncologist and integrative medicine specialist argues that people can change how the genes they are born with are expressed by using foods and supplements that prevent and reverse disease.
The Nurses: A Year with the Heroes Behind the Hospital Curtain by Alexandra Robbins (May 5, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-7171-3). The journalist author followed nurses in four hospitals and interviewed hundreds of others to produce a narrative focused on the frontline responders to traumas, illnesses, and aggression from surprising sources. 75,000-copy announced first printing.
Home & Hobbies
Design Mom: How to Live with Kids: A Room-by-Room Guide by Gabrielle Stanley Blair (Apr. 7, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-57965-571-6). Blair, a mother of six and the force behind the blog and website DesignMom.com, believes that design doesn’t have to disappear when kids appear. In her first book, she offers a room-by-room guide to keeping home sane, organized, creative, and stylish.
The Nourishing Homestead: One Back-to-the-Land Family’s Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit by Ben Hewitt and Penny Hewitt (Feb. 18, paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-60358-551-4) offers practical ways to grow nutrient-dense, nourishing food on a small plot of land. The Hewitts’ story is reminiscent of the influential book The Good Life by Helen and Scott Nearing.
Getting Laid: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Chickens, Gardening and Preserving—with Over 100 Recipes! by Barb Webb (Apr. 14, paper, $16.95, 978-1-63228-021-3). Backyard chicken farming continues growing. The writer of the blog Rural Mom shows the way to live a sustainable lifestyle through poultry power.
Rightsize... Right Now! The 8-Week Plan to Organize, Declutter, and Make Any Move Stress-Free by Regina Leeds (Mar. 31, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7382-1801-4). Facing a move? Professional organizer Leeds outlines an eight-week plan to clear clutter, organize, and relocate without stress. 30,000-copy announced first printing.
Garden Design: A Book of Ideas by Heidi Howcroft and Marianne Majerus (Feb. 1, hardcover, $49.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-524-3). This reference work compiles 600 inspirational color photographs and 22 case studies to help anyone create a dream garden, showing how to assess the situation, develop a design, install the components, and dress the space.
Make Garbage Great: The TerraCycle Family Guide to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle by Tom Szaky and Albe Zakes (July 7, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-06-234885-2). Two ecological entrepreneurs with the recycling company TerraCycle examine the materials used in daily life, show how they affect the environment, and provide 20 project ideas—from recycling to upcycling and more—to lessen impact and protect the world. 25,000-copy announced first printing.
Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for a New Generation by Brit Morin (Mar. 3, paper, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233250-9) reimagines homemaking for the 21st century. Morin, founder of the lifestyle community and website Brit + Co., explores a range of domestic skills room by room in a house, from cooking advice in the kitchen to health and beauty tips in the bathroom. 75,000-copy announced first printing.
The Pet Poo Pocket Guide: How to Safely Compost and Recycle Pet Waste by Rose Seemann (June 9, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-86571-793-0) will help owners of America’s 83 million dogs and 96 million cats reduce their pet’s environmental paw print with best practices for cycling pet waste back to nature. Seemann is the owner and operator of EnviroWagg, a company that collects and composts canine waste.
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Building a Better Nest: Living Lightly at Home and in the World by Evelyn Searle Hess (June 1, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-87071-805-2). When Evelyn Hess and her husband, David, decided to build a house after 15 years of living in a tent and trailer without electricity or running water, they wanted to respect the lessons of simple living that they had learned. Hess chronicles her adventures as she begins to construct a “real” house, seeking a model for sustainable living.
The Real Simple Guide to Real Life (Apr. 7, paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8487-4288-1). The editors of Real Simple magazine offer collected tips on managing life aimed at recent grads and women in their 20s. Original illustrations and essays by notable young writers on starting out in life are included. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
Foodscaping: Practical and Innovative Ways to Create an Edible Landscape by Charlie Nardozzi (May 1, paper, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-59186-627-5) shows how to grow food without giving up a view by combining landscaping and food gardening, using the right plants and placement. Included are real-world examples, photos, and advice so that even the average homeowner and gardener can succeed.
Charlotte Moss: Garden Inspirations by Charlotte Moss (Apr. 28, hardcover, $50, ISBN 978-0-8478-4477-7). The interior designer turns her eye to the garden as a resource for interiors, entertaining, and good living, from providing arrangements to inspiring color schemes. A listing of notable gardens to visit is included.
Growing Beautiful Food: A Gardener’s Guide to Cultivating Extraordinary Vegetables and Fruit by Matthew Benson (Mar. 31, hardcover, $32.50, ISBN 978-1-62336-356-7). Benson, who operates a small farm, inspires and instructs readers on how to grow better and beautiful food.
Compost City: Practical Composting Know-How for Small-Space Living by Rebecca Louie (May 19, paper, $16, ISBN 978-1-61180-220-7). City dwellers can get the dirt on composting in this guide to individual and community-scale composting in the city, using small-space living, limited backyard space, and urban density to advantage. The author is a certified Master Composter in New York and founder of the Compostress, a composting consultant firm.
HomeMade Modern: Smart DIY Designs for a Stylish Home by Ben Uyeda (May 26, paper, $24, ISBN 978-0-7624-5507-2) gives step-by-step instructions for 30 creative projects made with durable materials. Suitable for all DIY skill levels, projects range from a concrete kitchen island to a plywood coffee table, with information on tools and sourcing materials, step-by-step illustrations, and full-color photos; based on the website of the same name.
The Bee Cottage Story: Renovating, Decorating, Living, Learning by Frances Schultz (July 7, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-495-0). What began as a decorating book evolved into a memoir combining the best elements of both: beautiful photos and a personal story. Schultz taps into what she learned during her renovations of her house, Bee Cottage, to address the question of how a mature, intelligent, successful woman could have made such a mess of her personal life.
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Pretty Prudent Home: A DIY Guide to Creating a Beautiful Family Home by Jacinda Boneau and Jaime Morrison Curtis (Mar. 31, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-61769-154-6). Based on the parenting website Pretty Prudent, this combination of design book and DIY guide offers a range of projects and ideas from repainting thrift store finds to hosting a bake sale, all seasoned by Boneau and Curtis’s banter. 30,000-copy announced first printing.
The Food Activist Handbook: Big & Small Things You Can Do to Help Provide Fresh, Healthy Food for Your Community by Ali Berlow (June 2, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61212-180-2). To get more healthy food to more people and support a better food system, food writer and activist Berlow shows dozens of things that anyone can do, from creating a neighborhood kitchen for preserving fresh food to mapping farmland, connecting food pantries with food producers, starting a school garden, and organizing a community composting initiative.
Rooted in Design: Sprout Home’s Guide to Creative Indoor Planting by Tara Heibel and Tassy de Give (Apr. 21, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-1-60774-697-3) integrates indoor plants, ranging from small containers to vertical installations with air plants, with home décor. Heibel and de Give, owners of Sprout Home garden design boutiques, offer advice for choosing plant varieties and pairing them with design ideas.
Kyoto Gardens: Masterworks of the Japanese Gardener’s Art by Judith Clancy, photos by Ben Simmons (Mar. 10, hardcover, $22.95, 978-4-8053-1321-3). Clancy, living in Kyoto, provides historic, aesthetic and cultural context to the gardens, and Simmons’ photographs present a fresh look at Kyoto’s most important gardens.
Relationships & Self-Help
Find the Good by Heather Lende (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-167-8). Lende, the obituary writer in tiny Haines, Alaska, distills what she has learned about lives well lived into three words: find the good. Drawing on her own experiences and the skill of uncovering the positive aspects of the lives she chronicles, she shows readers how to look at relationships, obligations, priorities, community, and the world from a fresh perspective.
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin (Mar. 17, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-0-385-34861-4) tackles the question: how do we make good habits that are easy, effortless, and automatic? Repeat bestseller Rubin (The Happiness Project) provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits, and also change them for good. 150,000-copy announced first printing.
True and Constant Friends: Love and Inspiration from Our Grandmothers, Mothers, Sisters, and Friends by Kelley Paul, foreword by Rand Paul (Apr. 7, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-1-4555-6075-2). The wife of Sen. Rand Paul celebrates lifelong friendships in an illustrated book about the female bond, based on her own longtime ties. 75,000-copy announced first printing.
The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money by Ron Lieber (Feb. 3, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224701-8). The author, a personal finance columnist and father, pens a practical guidebook and a values-based philosophy about talking openly to children about money to help parents raise kids who are more generous and less materialistic. 75,000-copy announced first printing.
How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims (June 9, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-1-62779-177-9) draws on research, conversations with educators and employers, and Lythcott-Haims’s own insights as a mother and student dean at Stanford University to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children and their stressed-out parents. The author also puts forth an alternative philosophy for raising self-sufficient young adults.
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Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens (Mar. 10, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-0-544-32398-8). The former Navy SEAL and humanitarian offers a self-help book that grew from a relationship he formed with a brother-in-arms struggling after returning from war. Greitens reflects on how to build purpose, confront pain in life, practice compassion, develop a vocation, find a mentor, and create happiness. 100,000-copy announced first printing.
Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World by Matthieu Ricard (June 2, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-0-316-20824-6) makes a case for altruism and why it is needed more than ever. A Buddhist monk and author of the bestseller Happiness, Ricard argues that altruism—genuine concern for the well-being of others—can answer contemporary challenges: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term. 35,000-copy announced first printing.
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Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time by Victoria L. Dunckley (Mar. 17, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60868-284-3). Child psychiatrist Dunckley introduces the concept of Electronic Screen Syndrome (ESS) to describe a constellation of symptoms in children exacerbated by the amount of time they spend looking at electronic screens. She offers a new treatment program to help with diverse behavioral problems.
Whatever You Choose to Be: Eight Tips for the Road Ahead by Ann Romney, foreword by Mitt Romney (Apr. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-014-2). Inspired by a commencement speech she gave in 2014, the former First Lady of Massachusetts and wife of 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney puts forth eight life lessons. 90,000-copy announced first printing.
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Hey Natalie Jean: Advice, Musings, and Inspiration on Marriage, Motherhood, and Style by Natalie Holbrook (Mar. 17, hardcover, $19.95, 978-1-61769-152-2). Based on the blog Hey Natalie Jean, Holbrook’s book takes an inspiring look at life’s incidentals in 35 short essays on family life and style. 35,000-copy announced first printing.