This season’s offerings feature tips for sustainable living, Mexican and Indigenous American approaches to wellness, ways to optimize time management, and holistic methods for treating mental and physical illness.

Top 10

Be Not Afraid of Love: Lessons on Fear, Intimacy, and Connection

Mimi Zhu. Penguin Life, Aug. 23 ($17 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-14-313712-2)

The author shares their account of surviving an abusive romantic relationship in their 20s and waxes philosophical on the nature of love and healing.

Chingona: Owning Your Inner Badass for Healing and Justice

Alma Zaragoza-Petty. Broadleaf, Nov. 1 ($26.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8318-4)

The Red Couch podcaster Zaragoza-Petty draws on her Mexican American heritage to help women use their inner courage to fight injustice and oppression.

Life Is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way

Kieran Setiya. Riverhead, Oct. 4 ($27, ISBN 978-0-593-53821-0)

MIT professor Setiya looks to noted philosophers for guidance on how to endure life’s hardships.

Lit: Using Nature’s Playbook to Spark Energy, Ideas, and Action

Jeff Karp. Morrow, Sept. 20 ($28.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301073-4)

Harvard Medical School professor Karp proffers advice on how to take inspiration from the natural world and lead a more intentional life.

Long Illness: A Practical Guide to Surviving, Healing, and Thriving

Meghan Jobson and Juliet Morgan. Hachette Go, Dec. 27 ($29, ISBN 978-0-306-82874-4)

Neuroscientists Jobson and Morgan contextualize long Covid by looking at the sometimes-
contentious history of the study of chronic illnesses, and offer holistic guidance on how to heal.

Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto

Tricia Hersey. Little, Brown Spark, Oct. 11 ($27, ISBN 978-0-316-36521-5)

Artist Hersey urges readers to reject the capitalist ethos of productivity and resist exploitation by privileging rest over work.

Reverberation: Do Everything Better with Music

Keith Blanchard. Abrams Image, Nov. 8 ($27.50, ISBN 978-1-4197-6189-8)

The It’s All in Your Head author looks at how music can improve one’s life, from creativity to sex, with insight from Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, Mick Fleetwood, and Sheila E.

The Seven Circles: Indigenous Teachings for Living Well

Chelsey Luger and Thosh Collins. HarperOne, Oct. 25 ($28.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311920-8)

Married authors Luger and Collins outline a wellness philosophy centered around balance and harmony that draws on the teachings of their Native American ancestors.


Peggy Orenstein. Harper, Jan. 24 ($26.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308172-7)

The author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter details how she took up knitting during the Covid pandemic to cope with the death of a parent and becoming an empty nester.

Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking

Mehdi Hasan. Holt, Nov. 15 ($27.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85347-9)

MSNBC host Hasan takes wisdom from his journalism career and distills it into 16 ways to improve one’s debating skills.


Body, Mind & Spirit


On Belonging: Finding Connection in an Age of Isolation by Kim Samuel (Sept. 13, $26, ISBN 978-1-4197-5303-9) offers guidance on overcoming the stressors of modern life to form meaningful bonds and a sense of community.


The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture by Gabor Maté (Sept. 13, $30, ISBN 978-0-593-08388-8). Physician Maté questions what it means to be “healthy” and examines the limits of Western medicine in treating the toll that day-to-day life takes on the body.


Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way Toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace by Valerie Brown (Nov. 8, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7837-1). Buddhist teacher Brown tells the stories of ordinary people who have met everyday struggles with courage, and provides advice based on their experiences.

Health Communications

The Art of Badassery: Unleash Your Mojo with Wisdom of the Dojo by Jennifer Cassetta (Aug. 23, $15.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7573-2432-1). Hapkido black belt Cassetta informs on how to tackle financial, relationship, and other problems using a martial arts mindset.

Inner Traditions

Radical Regeneration: Sacred Activism and the Renewal of the World by Andrew Harvey and Carolyn Baker (Nov. 29, $29.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64411-560-2) considers rising authoritarianism and climate destruction from a mystical perspective, suggesting that activists embrace “ananda,” or joy, to fight back.


Chakras for Creativity: Meditations & Yoga-Based Practices to Awaken Your Creative Potential by Jilly Shipway (Dec. 8, $21.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7387-7278-3) collects yoga and meditation exercises aimed at tapping into the body’s seven energy loci to boost outside-of-the-box thinking.

Park Street

Psychedelic Wisdom: The Astonishing Rewards of Mind-Altering Substances by Richard Louis Miller (Dec. 20, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64411-543-5) surveys scientific researchers who have furthered their studies with insights gained while taking psychedelics.

Running Press

Signs & Skymates: The Ultimate Guide to Astrological Compatibility by Dossé-Via Trenou, illus. by Neka King (Dec. 6, $30, ISBN 978-0-7624-7801-9). Instagram astrologer Trenou explores how to use one’s zodiac sign to determine romantic and platonic compatibility with others. 100,000-copy announced first printing.


Living Kindness: Metta Practice for the Whole of Our Lives by Kevin Griffin (Dec. 27, $21.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64547-125-7) outlines a compassionate life philosophy centered around metta, the Buddhist concept and form of meditation that translates to “loving-kindness.”

Simon Element

The Mexican Witch Lifestyle: Brujeria Spells, Tarot, and Crystal Magic by Valeria Ruelas (Nov. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-982178-14-7) introduces readers to the tradition of Mexican brujeria (Spanish for witchcraft), including spells, crystals, and tarot.


Magpies & Red Skies: 100 Superstitions from Around the World by Willow Winsham (Sept. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-80279-191-4) provides an illustrated perusal of the origins of 100 superstitions, including why people fear the number 13 and knock on wood.

Health & Fitness


The Anti-viral Gut: Tackling Pathogens from the Inside Out by Robynne Chutkan (Nov. 1, $27,
ISBN 978-0-593-42083-6) offers scientific insight into how modern living disrupts the gut’s microbiome and provides diet and nutrition plans to restore bacterial health.


The 5 Principles: A Revolutionary Path to Health, Inner Wealth, and Knowledge of Self by Khnum “Stic” Ibomu (Oct. 18, $29 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5387-0808-8). Rapper Ibomu shares how the benefits of knowledge, nutrition, exercise, rest, and consistency helped him beat gout. 75,000-copy announced first printing.

Cambridge Univ.

Unaging: The Four Factors that Impact How You Age by Robert P. Friedland (Oct. 20, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-00-908774-2) dives into how cognitive, physical, psychological, and social factors affect the aging process and how readers can make the most of their later years.

Dey Street

Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My (In)Fertility by Michelle Tea (Aug. 2, $25.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321062-2) chronicles the author’s attempts to conceive, using means both esoteric and scientific, as a 40-year-old woman in a queer relationship.


Kama Sutra Workout: Work Hard, Play Harder with 300 Sensual Sexercises by DK (Dec. 6, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-6422-3) provides an illustrated exercise manual, inspired by the ancient Sanskrit text, for getting fit while having sex.


How Not to Age: The Scientific Approach to Getting Healthier as You Get Older by Michael Greger (Dec. 27, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79633-2). Physician and nutritionist Greger consults medical journals to explain how diet choices can combat the bodily processes and diseases that often accompany aging.


Living in the Light: Yoga for Self-Realization by Deepak Chopra and Sarah Platt-Finger (Jan. 3, $23, ISBN 978-0-593-23542-3). Bestseller Chopra considers yoga as a philosophical and spiritual program rooted in self-

Penguin Life

The Sleep Prescription: Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest by Aric Prather (Nov. 1, $15 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-14-313665-1) draws on the author’s experience with the University of California–San Francisco sleep clinic to offer advice on getting a good night’s rest.


Vitamin C: A 500-Year Scientific Biography from Scurvy to Pseudo-
by Stephen M. Sagar (Aug. 15, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-63388-826-5) traces the history of vitamin C, from scurvy-ridden European sailors through the discovery of vitamins to the booming modern vitamin industry and the dubious science that underpins it.

Sounds True

Sex, Health, and Consciousness: How to Reclaim Your Pleasure Potential by Liz Goldwyn (Oct. 25, $18.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68364-945-8). The Sex Ed podcaster Goldwyn examines sex from scientific and mindfulness perspectives, exploring how one
can use spiritual practices
to enhance pleasure.
35,000-copy announced
first printing.


Skincare Hoax: How You’re Being Tricked into Buying Lotions, Potions & Wrinkle Cream by Fayne L. Frey (Oct. 4, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-7155-0) separates the science from the spin by debunking common marketing mistruths used to sell skincare products, in addition to proffering advice on how to make informed skincare decisions.

Home & Hobbies


Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home: A Sourcebook for Stylish, Eco-conscious Living by Margot Guralnick and Fan Winston (Sept. 13, $40, ISBN 978-1-64829-014-5) takes readers into the homes of those who have remodeled their
residences to be more ecologically responsible.

Chronicle Prism

Love Your Home Again: Organize Your Space and Uncover the Home of Your Dreams by Ann Lightfoot and Kate Pawlowski (Sept. 13, $27.95, ISBN 978-1-79721-687-4). Mother and daughter team Lightfoot and Pawlowski share techniques for streamlining living spaces.


Hortus Curious: Discover the World’s Most Weird and Wonderful Plants and Fungi by Michael Perry (Oct. 4, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-6127-7) studies some of the stranger manifestations of biological diversity by highlighting the oddities of the plant world.

Gibbs Smith

Blooms & Dreams: Cultivating Wellness, Generosity and a Connection to the Land by Misha Gillingham (Aug. 16, $35, ISBN 978-1-4236-6020-0). Travel writer Gillingham discusses her decision to move her family to a farm and recreationally grow produce.


Wild Edens: Unveiling the Origins of Our Garden Plants by Chris Gardner and Toby Musgrave (Nov. 1, $46.99, ISBN 978-1-914239-25-0) zooms in on 10 areas around the globe with rich floral biodiversity and chronicles how plants have featured in gardens throughout history.

Ryland Peters & Small

Create: Creativity Before Consumption by Emily Henson (Nov. 8, $35, ISBN 978-1-78879-478-7) illustrates sustainable approaches to distinctive home decorating and takes readers inside the houses of those who have embraced this ethos.


Sewing Love: Handmade Clothes for Any Body by Sanae Ishida (Aug. 2, $29.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63217-281-5) shows how to sew 15 clothing items with instructions that can be customized to suit different body types.

Simon Element

What Is My Plant Telling Me? An Illustrated Guide to Houseplants and How to Keep Them Alive by Emily L. Hay Hinsdale, illus. by Loni Harris (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-982189-81-5), tells how to assess the needs of houseplants and keep them thriving.


The Homesteader’s Survival Guide: Essential Advice, Tips, and Wisdom for a More Sustainable Life by Marty Raney (Aug. 30, $20 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-593-42068-3). Homestead Rescue host Raney dispenses advice for how to lead a self-sufficient life.


Shodo: The Practice of Mindfulness Through the Ancient Art of Japanese Calligraphy by Rie Takeda (Oct. 11, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78678-680-7) explores the mindfulness philosophy behind Japanese calligraphy and details how to write in the style.


Chronicle Prism

Start More Than You Can Finish: Break the Right Rules to Create Your Best Work by Becky Blades
(Nov. 1, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-79721-613-3) outlines a four-step process to help readers get started on personal projects.


Thinking 101: How to Reason Better to Live Better by Woo-Kyoung Ahn (Sept. 13, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80595-9). Yale professor Ahn uses pop cultural anecdotes as a lens through which to analyze cognitive biases and proffers suggestions on how readers can think more cogently.


Happier Hour: How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your Time, and Focus on What Matters Most by Cassie Holmes (Sept. 6, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-982148-80-5). UCLA professor Holmes expounds on how to better manage one’s time and feel happier about how one spends it.

Hachette Go

Anti–Time Management: Reclaim Your Time and Revolutionize Your Results with the Power of Time Tipping by Richie Norton (Aug. 30, $29, ISBN 978-0-306-82706-8) encourages aligning one’s career goals with one’s personal priorities as a means of achieving work-life balance.

Bigger, Better, Bolder: Live the Life You Want, Not the Life You Get by Jennifer Cohen (Dec. 27, $29, ISBN 978-0-306-82958-1) exhorts readers to become confident advocates for themselves and to make a habit of going after their desires.


Longpath: Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs—An Antidote for Short-Termism by Ari Wallach (Aug. 16, $25.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306873-5) explores what readers can do today to effect long-term positive change. 50,000-copy announced first printing.

Penguin Books

How to Be Weird: An Off-Kilter Guide to Living a One-of-a-Kind Life by Eric G. Wilson (Nov. 8, $17 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-14-313657-6) provides 99 exercises that aim to enliven daily routines through an embrace of the unusual.


The 12-Hour Walk: Invest One Day, Conquer Your Mind, and Unlock Your Best Life by Colin O’Brady (Aug. 2, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-982133-16-0). Explorer O’Brady shares advice from his expeditions and aims to inspire readers to embark on their own adventures.

St. Martin’s

How to Navigate Life: The New Science of Finding Your Way in School, Career, and Beyond by Belle Liang and Timothy Klein (Aug. 2, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-250-27314-7). Professor Liang and clinical therapist Klein advise parents, teachers, and mentors on how to best equip young people for success.


Childhood Unlimited: Parenting Beyond the Gender Bias by Virginia Mendez (Aug. 16, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5293-9538-9) offers guidance on how to raise children without subjecting them to binary expectations of gender.


The Anxiety Antidote: How Awareness and Action Can Lead to Self-Control and Inner Peace by Kamran Bedi (Sept. 13, $16.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-78678-693-7) explains the cognitive factors that lead to anxiety and lays out exercises to manage its effects.

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