This fall’s offerings tackle perfectionism and anxiety, reimagine self-care in the workplace, and encourage readers to connect with their spiritual sides.
Feral Self-Care: 100 Ways to Liberate and Celebrate Your Messy, Wild, and Untamed Self
Mandi Em. Adams Media, Oct. 24 ($16.99, ISBN 978-1-5072-2137-2)
Em recommends that readers skip the pedicure and embrace more freeing forms of self-care, including primal screaming and dancing in the rain. 60,000-copy announced first printing.
Money Talks: A Lifestyle Guide for Financial Wellbeing
Ellie Austin-Williams. Watkins, Jan. 9 ($17.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-78678-799-6)
Money Unfiltered podcaster Austin-Williams digs into financial anxiety, its psychology, and how it can shape friendships, relationships, and career choices.
Moonshot: A NASA Astronaut’s Guide to Achieving the Impossible
Mike Massimino. Hachette Go, Dec. 5 ($28, ISBN 978-0-306-83264-2)
Massimino mines his career as an astronaut for guidance on pursuing professional and personal goals.
The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors
Lama Rod Owens. Sounds True, Oct. 31 ($20.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64963-000-1)
The Buddhist lama implores readers to spread justice and kindness in order to benefit themselves, their communities, and the environment. 150,000-copy announced first printing.
Njuta: The Swedish Art of Savoring the Moment
Niki Brantmark. Harvest, Dec. 26 ($21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328408-1)
The Swedish practice of appreciating everyday experiences is the focus of My Scandinavian Home blogger Brantmark’s latest. 75,000-copy announced first printing.
No Time to Panic: How I Conquered a Lifetime of Panic Attacks by Crying with Strangers, Bear-Hugging My Fears, and Dialing Down My Anxiety
Matt Gutman. Doubleday, Sept. 12 ($28, ISBN 978-0-385-54905-9)
An on-air panic attack spurred ABC News correspondent Gutman’s quest to uncover the science behind anxiety and try psilocybin, group therapy, and other treatments. 100,000-copy announced first printing.
Our Little Farm: Adventures in Sustainable Living
Peter and Miriam Wohlleben, trans. by Jane Billinghurst. Greystone, Sept. 19 ($24.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-625-3)
The author of The Hidden Life of Trees and his wife recall moving to a remote forest lodge in the 1990s and learning how to plant, harvest, and preserve their own food.
Proof of Life After Life: 7 Reasons to Believe There Is an Afterlife
Raymond A. Moody and Paul Perry. Atria, Sept. 12 ($17 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-58270-885-0)
Consciousness survives after death, according to the authors, who discuss paranormal signs, near-death experiences, and the afterlife.
Grow Up: Becoming the Parent Your Kids Deserve
Gary John Bishop. HarperOne, Sept. 12 ($23.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321556-6)
The author of Unfu*k Yourself encourages parents to release past traumas in order to model confidence, integrity, and forgiveness for their children. 100,000-copy announced first printing.
Well at Work: Creating Wellbeing in Any Workspace
Esther M. Sternberg. Little, Brown Spark, Sept. 5 ($29, ISBN 978-0-316-54268-5)
Sternberg, research director for the Center of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, discusses how to optimize home and office workspaces to moderate stress, boost productivity, and sharpen focus.
Body, Mind & Spirit
Falling Back in Love with Being Human: Letters to Lost Souls by Kai Cheng Thom (Aug. 1, $17 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-593-59498-8). Psychotherapist Thom recounts the trials of growing up a transgender Chinese Canadian girl, and composes a series of letters to outcasts, runaways, and even transphobes to investigate the meaning of compassion.
Empowerment Through Witchcraft: A Wiccan Guide for the Magickal Practitioner by Linda Murphy (Nov. 8, $17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7387-7449-7) offers an array of spells, meditation practices, and rituals to access inner confidence and enrich spiritual practice.
The Dreaming Path: Indigenous Ideas to Help Us Change the World by Paul Callaghan, with Uncle Paul Gordon (Sept. 26, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332126-7) mines ancient Aboriginal wisdom for insights into how readers can pursue mental and spiritual wellness.
Recovery: The Lost Art of Convalescence by Gavin Francis (Sept. 5, $22, ISBN 978-0-14-313791-7) contends that recovery can be a transformative experience if done right, and offers insight to help the sick best navigate the process.
This Wheel of Rocks: An Unexpected Spiritual Journey by Marya Grathwohl (Nov. 14, $28, ISBN 978-1-59448-730-9). The author, who is a nun, recounts how she learned valuable lessons from a Navajo community in Montana, and how combining Catholic and Native wisdom led her to a richer understanding of nature.
The Lost Art of Silence: Reconnecting to the Power and Beauty of Quiet by Sarah Anderson (Dec. 5, $21.95 trade paper,
ISBN 978-1-64547-216-2) advocates for the restorative importance of quiet time and examines its role in spirituality, nature, and the arts.
A Year in Practice: Seasonal Rituals and Prompts to Awaken Cycles of Creative Expression by Jacqueline Suskin (Dec. 5, $18.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64963-134-3). Readers can draw on nature’s rhythms of contraction and expansion to fuel their creativity year-round, according to Suskin.
Send Me a Sign: A Tarot Gal’s Guide to Unf*cking Your Love Life by China Noelle (Dec. 5, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-4990-9) offers instructions for using the tarot deck to shed light on first dates, shady exes, new flames, and other relationship matters.
Your Blueprint for Pleasure: Discover the 5 Erotic Types to Awaken—and Fulfill—Your Desires by Jaiya (Dec. 5, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5003-5) breaks down five different sexual “types” and their individual strengths, and offers tips for couples with sexual incompatibilities.
The Book of Ancestors: A Guide to Magic, Rituals, and Your Family History by Claire Goodchild (Oct. 3, $28, ISBN 978-0-316-35354-0) combines guidance on genealogical research with spells, rituals, and crafts to help seekers commune with their forbears.
Why Vibes Matter: Understand Your Energy and Learn How to Use It Wisely by Garret Yount (Aug. 1, $14.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-80129-274-0) uncovers the science behind energy shifts and how to harness their power.
Health & Fitness
Forever Strong: A New, Science-Based Strategy for Aging Well by Gabrielle Lyon (Oct. 17, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-66800-787-7). Muscle health can increase longevity and guard against numerous diseases, according to the founder of the Institute for Muscle-Centric Meditation.
The Doctor-Approved Cannabis Handbook: Reverse Disease, Treat Pain, and Enhance Your Wellness with Medical Marijuana and CBD by Benjamin Caplan (Oct. 17, $24.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63774-267-9) praises the healing power of
cannabis, explains how it works scientifically, and offers advice on product types to suit specific ailments.
How to Wild Swim: What to Know Before Taking the Plunge by Ella Foote (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8448-1) dives into the health
benefits of swimming in natural bodies of water and offers tools and techniques to do it safely.
100 Ways to Change Your Life: The Science of Leveling Up Health, Happiness, Relationships & Success by Liz Moody (Oct. 3, $32, ISBN 978-0-06-333371-0) tackles gut health, personal finance, relationships, and more in 150 holistic strategies for overall well-being.
Rethinking Diabetes: What Science Reveals About Diet, Insulin, and Successful Treatments by Gary Taubes (Jan 2., $35, ISBN 978-0-525-52008-5). The author of the bestselling Why We Get Fat traces the history of diabetes research and proposes a treatment focused on diet changes (more fat, fewer carbs) rather than total reliance on insulin.
Get Fit Where You Sit: A Guide to the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Method by Lakshmi Voelker and Liz Oppedijk (Sept. 26, $24.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-61180-925-1) outlines a seated yoga practice with both restorative and active poses, along with tips for modifying positions according to flexibility level.
Stronger Than Infertility: The Essential Guide to Navigating Every Step of Your Journey by Heather Huhman (Aug. 8, $24.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-0432-9) offers concrete advice for those facing the emotional, mental, and physical tolls of infertility.
Home & Hobbies
Iconic Home: Interiors, Advice, and Stories from 50 Amazing Black Designers by Black Interior Designers and June Reese (Oct. 10, $50, ISBN 978-1-4197-6364-9) shares personal stories, design philosophies, and projects from Black designers including Justina Blakeney, Brigid Coulter, and Corey Damen Jenkins.
Tiny House: Designing, Building and Living by Andrew Morrison and Gabriella Morrison (Aug. 22, $21.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-7624-0) dispenses advice for those who want to construct their own house that’s 400 square feet or less.
Sharp Notions: Personal Essays on the Stitching Life, edited by Marita Dachsel and Nancy Lee (Oct. 10, $27.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-55152-925-7), features essays from weavers, knitters, and other lovers of the fiber arts who explore their personal relationships with the craft.
Shitty Craft Club: A Club for Gluing Beads to Trash, Talking About Our Feelings, and Making Silly Things by Sam Reece (Sept. 19, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-79722-150-2) encourages the burnt-out to let off some steam through a series of oddball craft projects.
Growing an Edible Landscape: How to Transform Your Outdoor Space into a Food Garden by Gary Pilarchik and Chiara D’Amore (Nov. 7, $27.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8148-9) discusses how to develop food gardens that are environmentally sustainable, high-yielding, and visually appealing.
The Space That Keeps You: When Home Becomes a Love Story by Jeremiah Brent (Oct. 3, $45, ISBN 978-0-06-320610-6) recounts the author’s quest to uncover what gives a space its emotional charge and sense of belonging. 60,000-copy announced first printing.
What Makes a Garden by Jinny Blom (Oct. 24, $50, ISBN 978-0-7112-8295-7) follows up The Thoughtful Gardener with a garden design approach that accounts for the particularities of place and culture.
The Little Book of Floriography: The Secret Language of Flowers by Orange Hippo! editors (Oct. 31, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-80069-539-9) reveals the hidden meanings of 100 blooms from across the world and illustrates their uses across cultures.
Self-Care for Black Men: 100 Ways to Heal and Liberate by Jor-El Caraballo (Nov. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5072-2104-4). Therapist Caraballo provides guidance for handling racism, romantic relationships, and workplace prejudice, along with holistic mental wellness advice. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
Seek: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World by Scott Shigeoka (Nov. 14, $30, ISBN 978-1-5387-4080-4) posits that curiosity can help readers build resilience, forge closer relationships, and heal emotionally. 100,000-copy announced first printing.
When a Loved One Has Dementia: A Comforting Companion for Family and Friends by Eveline Helmink (Aug. 8, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-61519-934-1) discusses how to tackle the grief, helplessness, guilt, and anger that a loved one’s dementia can elicit in caretakers, family, and friends.
The Heartbreak Hotel: Moving Beyond Betrayal by Ruth Field and Alice Haddon (Jan. 9, $28.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328995-6). Motivated by Field’s mother’s death, the authors developed Heartbreak Hotel, a retreat space offering 24/7 care for those going through many kinds of grief and share some of its exercises for emotional healing. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
It’s On Me: Embrace Hard Truths, Discover Your Self, and Change Your Life by Sara Kuburic (Sept. 19, $28, ISBN 978-0-593-44926-4) discusses ways to vanquish feelings of disconnection from one’s self, take ownership of personal choices, and live authentically.
Scarcity Brain: Fix Your Craving Mindset and Rewire Your Habits to Thrive with Enough by Michael Easter (Sept. 26, $28, ISBN 978-0-593-23662-8) outlines how readers can surmount the hardwired desire for more—be it for food or information—and embrace an “abundance mindset” to live more contented lives.
Perfection Trap: Embracing the Power of Good Enough by Thomas Curran (Aug. 8, $28, ISBN 978-1-982149-53-6) presents a “clear-eyed look at how perfectionism and its capitalistic ‘obsession with boundless growth’ has led to mass discontent,” according to PW’s review.
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