The Incredible Truth About Motherhood (Apr., $9.95) by Bradley Trevor Greive celebrates mothers by pairing funny prose with humorous animal photography.
Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Big Girl in a Small-Minded World (Apr., $23) by Mo'Nique and Sherri McGee. The comedienne and actress provides a lighthearted guide to being a big woman in a small woman's world. Advertising. 9-city author tour.
TheNew YorkerBook of Baseball Cartoons (May, $21.95), edited by Robert Mankoff with Michael Crawford, compiles 80 years of cartoons that look at all aspects of baseball.
Funny Letters from Famous People (Apr., $22.95), edited by Charles Osgood, presents a treasury of zingers penned by luminaries from Abe Lincoln to Groucho Marx.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
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How to Rule the World (May, $15) by André de Guillaume is a humorous guide to world domination.
All Meat Looks like South America: The World of Bruce McCall (Mar., $27.50) by Bruce McCall handpicks the writer/illustrator's favorite material from his magazine pieces.
How to Mow the Lawn: The Lost Art of Being a Man (May, $16.95) by Sam Martin looks at the humorous side of men in their quest to redeem or showcase their manhood.
Wearing of the Garment Does Not Enable You to Fly: 101 Real Dumb Warning Labels (June, $12.95) by Jeff Koon and Andy Powell. The Web site wonder boys return with more written proof that profound stupidity is alive and well. Author publicity.
Anything Can Happen: Notes on My Inadequate Life and Yours (Apr., $18) by Roger Rosenblatt. The author of Rules for Aging and Where We Stand returns with more words to hit the bull's-eye of life. Advertising.Author tour.
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Esquire The Rules: A Man's Guide to Life (Apr., $9.95) from Esquire magazine editors identifies more than 500 of life's rules for the 21st century, derived from Esquire's popular feature.
True Believers: The Tragic Inner Life of Sportsfans (June, $23) by Joe Queenan. Humorist and Philly fan Queenan sheds light on the culture and psychology of diehard sports enthusiasts. Advertising. Author tour.
Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not (May, $22.95) by Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, photos by Todd Oldham, is an illustrated satire of a town in jeopardy and the reporter who hopes to save it. 75,000 first printing.
The Encyclopedia of Stupidity (Apr., $29.95) by Matthijs van Boxsel catalogues the stupid, the comic and the nonsensical throughout history.
Freedom Road: Dad, Drugs, Dames and a Dwarf (July, $24.95) by Mancow Muller and John Calkins recounts how shock jock Muller overcame personal tragedy through a yearlong adventure of wild antics and emotional discovery.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women (May, $24) by Simon Doonan celebrates maverick lifestyle with advice from 20 unconventional women. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. 5-city author tour .
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Trophy Husband: A Survival Guide to Working at Home (Mar., $21.95) by Steve Brewer offers a gender-neutral guide to being a househusband—or housewife.
Honku: The Zen Antidote to Road Rage (May, $12.95) by Aaron Naparstek is a collection of haikus on the vicissitudes of driving.
WILLOW CREEK PRESS
Dog-Mas: Simple Truths from a Wise Pet (Mar., $14.95) by Bill Zimmerman. Cartoons and color photos reveal life from a dog's perspective.
Just Sweethearts: "Wild Thoughts About Love" (Mar., $14.95) compiled by Bonnie Louise Kuchler pairs photos of wild animal "couples" with humorous quotations on marriage, sweethearts and coupledom.
"I've Never Felt Better": And Other Famous Last Words (Aug., $9.95), collected by Ray Robinson, captures the last recorded words uttered by over 150 notables throughout history.
ALLEN & UNWIN
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Patio: Garden Design & Inspiration (Apr., $29.95) by Jaime Durie, photos by David Matheson, explores award-winning landscape designs.
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS' CLUB
Fashion UK (Mar., $24.95) by Caryn Franklin is a directory of 100 independent shops in the U.K. culled from a list of award winners and personal recommendations. A Conran Octopus book.
All Stitched Up: The Complete Guide to Finishing Stitches for Handknitters (Mar., $21.95) by Jane Crowfoot offers instructions for more than 50 finishing techniques.
The Maxi Lifespan Diet for Cats and The Maxi Lifespan Diet for Dogs (both May, $22 each) by Robert Haas offers a scientifically based diet for pets that provides high-quality, low-calorie nutrition. 125,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo .
Southern Accents on Color (May, $45) by Frances MacDougall guides readers on how to make sophisticated color choices for interiors. Advertising.
Laundry: The Spirit of Keeping Home and Spring Cleaning: ... (both May, $16.95 ea.) by Monica Nassif offers practical advice for making these home chores go quickly and easily.
Peace at Home: Simple Solutions for Serene Rooms (June, $35) by Juliet Pegrum calls on the display of photographs, Eastern philosophy and practical advice to achieve serenity in the home.
Hats for Every Head: The Language of Hats (Mar., $55) by Ruth Garland-Dewson includes hat history, wearing etiquette and more than 100 color photos of noted hat lovers. Ad/promo.
The GRITS (Girls Raised in the South) Guide to Life (Apr., $22.95) by Deborah Ford with Edie Hand. Quintessential Southern women offer up advice, recipes, humor, quotable wisdom and more.
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The HDTV Home Theater Bible (May, $19.95) by Kim Baker and Sunny Baker compares features and prices of leading HDTV brands and offers instruction for setting up a home theater.
The Paint Effects Bible: 100 Recipes for Faux Finishes (Apr., $29.95) by Kerry Skinner explains how to create 100 faux finishes, with step-by-step illustrations and ingredients lists.
Living in Provence (May, $50) by Dane McDowell, photos by Christian Sarramond, offers a privileged glimpse into the gardens, homes and landscapes of Provence.
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Country Living: Country Color Combinations: Classic Color Schemes That Never Fail (Apr., $27.95) by Kate Butcher guides readers on how to create classic country color schemes.
Country Living: Crafting Vintage Style (May, $14.95) by Christina Strutt gives instructions for 25 projects using sewing, ragging and braiding techniques.
I Love You, Mom!: A Celebration of Our Mothers and Their Gifts to Us (Apr., $19.95) by Kelly Ripa gathers 49 of her celebrity friends' stories about their mothers' advice, support and example. 250,000 first printing. First serial to Good Housekeeping.
The Older the Fiddle, The Better the Tune: The Joys of Reaching a Certain Age (May, $22.95) by Willard Scott and Friends gathers thoughts from a cross-section of Americans from age 70 to 100. 100,000 first printing.
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Interweave's Compendium of Finishing Techniques: Weaving, Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery, Quilting (May, $TBA) by Naomi K. McEneely suggests a range of textile finishing techniques.
Weldon's Practical Needlework, Volume 8 (May, $TBA) by PieceWork magazine editors is the latest in the series offering instructions for knitting, crochet, embroidery and more.
Patriotic Crafts: 60 Spirited Projects that Celebrate America (May, $24.95) by Chris Rankin includes patriotic cards and journals, painted lamps and window boxes.
America's Horses: A Celebration of the Horse Breeds Born in the U.S.A. (July, $29.95) by Moira C. Harris presents a full-color panorama of U.S. horse breeds.
Gooseberry Patch Christmas (June; $24.95, paper $19.95) by Leisure Arts editors offers recipes and instructions for achieving a warm country holiday. 33,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Gamers: The Rise of a New World Culture (Aug., $29.99) by Brad King and John Borland examines the evolution of the gaming culture, from living room fantasy role-playing games to massive multi-player persistent worlds. 28,000 first printing.
Better Homes and Gardens New Decorating Book: Your Guide to Creating Beautiful Spaces (Mar., $34.95) updates with more than 900 photos and 100 illustrations. 150,000 first printing.
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Wristwatches: How to Compare & Value (Apr., $29.95) by Tim Forrest shows readers how to assess the value of collectible wristwatches, both vintage and contemporary.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
Your Dream Dog (June, $22.95) by Bash Dibra with Elizabeth Rudolph and Kitty Brown. The "pet trainer to the stars" offers help for finding the perfect dog with descriptions of 140 breeds.
Chris Casson Madden's Great American Living Rooms (Apr., $35) by Chris Casson Madden offers ideas on making living rooms welcoming, useful, practical and impressive. 6-city author tour .
Christopher Lowell's You Can Do It! Small Spaces: Decorating to Make Every Inch Count (May, $29.95) by Christopher Lowell. The popular decorating guru shows how to carve out space with clever uses of walls, ceilings, floors and even the space in between them. 5-city author tour.
Sailing Style: Design Ideas from Ship to Shore (May, $30) by Tricia Foley shows how the colors, materials and patterns associated with sailing can enhance home decoration.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board and Table Games (Apr., $24.95) by Margaret K. Hofer surveys more than 100 of America's popular and rare board games.
READER'S DIGEST BOOKS
The Decorators Problem Solver: 100 Answers to Your Decorating Dilemmas (Apr., $27.95) by Sacha Cohen gives practical, creative solutions to common decorating problems, from inexpensive quick fixes to more elaborate projects.
Faux Chic: Creating the Rich Look You Want for Less (Apr., $30) by Carol Endler Sterbenz and Genevieve A. Sterbenz enables home decorators to swathe their homes in style without breaking the bank.
Living with Kids: Solutions for Family-Friendly Interiors (May, $30) by Eugenia Santiestean suggests ways to store and organize kids' stuff so it doesn't take over the house.
RYLAND PETERS & SMALL
The Bathroom Design Planner (Mar., $24.95) by Vinny Lee and Maggie Stevenson offers advice on remodeling an existing bathroom or creating a new one, plus sources, checklists and pages for notes.
Easy Flowers (Apr., $19.95) by Jane Durbridge and Antonia Swinson provides practical advice on arranging plus tips for caring and prolonging the life of fresh flowers.
Vital Color (Apr., $19.95) by Joanna Copestick and Meryl Lloyd analyzes the fundamentals of color, light, space, texture, materials, proportion and paint to show how colors work together.
SIXTH & SPRING
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Vogue Knitting on the Go! Weekend Knits (May, $12.95) edited by Trisha Malcolm, features 21 creations that work up in a flash using big needles, simple stitches and/or chunky yarns.
Blueprint Small: Creative Ways to Live with Less (Mar., $29.95) by Michelle Kodis offers inventive and inspiring ways to inhabit small spaces in comfort.
Serene Home: Decorating Secrets & Inspirations (Apr., $29.95) by Eileen Cannon Paulin suggests simple redecorating solutions for creating calm, soothing home environments.
Sarah Lugg's The Handcrafted Wedding (Mar., $27.95) by Sarah Lugg shows how to create more than 50 memorable projects from stationery to accessories for the bridal party.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
Lightweights (Apr., $14.95) by Sharon Montrose features photos of small puppies on big antique scales.
The Cottage Book: Living Simply and Easy (May, $30) by Carol Bass, photos by Dennis Welsh, explores retreats on rocky coasts, in leafy woods and on rolling farmland.
Knit Baby Blankets! (June, $14.95) edited by Gwen Steege, includes 15 projects plus practical information such as advice on suitable yarns. 30,000 first printing.
THAMES & HUDSON
Art Deco Textiles (May, $45) by Alain René Hardy studies deco fabrics from the lavish to the minimalist.
The Baby Knits Book: The Ultimate Collection of Knitwear for Newborns to 3-Year-Olds (Mar., $24.95) by Debbie Bliss returns with a new collection of designs from sweaters and jackets to blankets, bootees and hats. A Crafter's Choice Book Club selection.
Knitting for Teddies (Apr., $22.95) by Catherine Bouquerel features clothing accessory designs for teddy bears, with a selection of patterns adapted for infants. A Crafter's Choice Book Club selection.
The Art of Giving: Practical Gift Ideas to Delight the Senses (May, $19.95) by Liezel Norval-Kruger and Tina Marie Malherbe is filled with ideas on selecting and creating artful and thoughtful gifts.
Barn Living (May; $60, paper $39.95) by David Larkin, Elric Endersby and Alexander Greenwood is a guide to the preservation and conversion of barns into living and commercial spaces.
The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love and Family in a Changing World (May, $23.95) by Jon Katz explores the evolving role dogs play in tending to the emotional needs of humans. 5-city author tour.
Every Quilt Tells a Story: A Quilter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom (Apr., $16.95) by Helen Kelley collects the columnist's quilting stories about the adventures of everyday life.
Jean Davidson's Harley-Davidson Family Album: 100 Years of the World's Greatest Motorcycle in Rare Photos (Apr, $19.95) by Jean Davidson. A company founder's granddaughter shares personal history, photos of the family, the factory and the motorcycles to celebrate their centennial.
This Old Corvette: The Ultimate Tribute to America's Sports Car (May, $29.95) pays homage to the sport car's 50th anniversary.
Mrs. Dunwoody's Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping: Timeless Wisdom and Practical Advice (Apr., $22) by Miriam Lukken offers a compendium of homespun advice, cleaning and etiquette tips, traditional recipes and Southern wit. 5-city author tour.
Mary Gilliatt's Complete Room by Room Decorating Guide (July, $35) by Mary Gilliatt. The author carries the mantle of "first lady of design-made-simple."
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Fashion, Italian Style (Mar., $19.95) by Valerie Steele discusses the rise of Italian fashion since 1945 and the designers who have contributed to it; published in association with an upcoming Fashion Institute of Technology museum exhibition.
Literary Criticism & Essays
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage (Apr., $27) by Paul Elie examines how Catholics Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy explored their religious faith through their literature. 8-city author tour .
The Language of Passion (June, $24) by Mario Vargas Llosa, trans. by Natasha Wimmer, is a collection of Llosa's newspaper columns for El País that tackle Latin American issues over the last decade.
Gritos (Apr., $24) by Dagoberto Gilb gathers published and unpublished essays from the Pen/Hemingway writer.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Coming of Age as a Poet: Milton, Keats, Eliot, Plath (Mar., $22.95) by Helen Vendler outlines the context and terms of each poet's self-discovery.
Reporting the Universe (May, $22.95) by E.L. Doctorow reflects on human consciousness, personal history, American literature, religion and politics.
George Orwell: Scenes from an Afterlife (Apr., $25) by John Rodden studies the impact and appropriation of Orwell and his ideas since his death in 1950. Advertising.Author publicity.
The Literary Book of Economics (June, $28), edited by Michael Watts, explores the effects of particular economic concepts offered in great works of literature and drama. Advertising. Author publicity.
Imagining Shakespeare (May, $26.95) by Stephen Orgel looks at the ways in which Shakespeare has been portrayed from his time to the present.
The Sappho History (June, $27.95) by Margaret Reynolds traces the reception of Sappho's poetry and her afterlife in literature and art from the mid-18th century to today.
The Paris Review Book of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication, War, Whimsy, Horrors, God, Death, Dinner, Baseball, Travels, The Art of Writing, and Everything Else in the World Since 1953 (May, $25). This 50th anniversary edition features writing by Kerouac, Carver, Mailer, Franzen and more.
Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (Mar., $19.95) by Harold Bloom. The noted critic turns his sights on Shakespeare's Hamlet.
UNIV. PRESS OF COLORADO
Imperial Ascent: Mountaineering, Masculinity and Empire (June, $29.95) by Peter L. Bayers studies mountaineering literature and its connection to imperial ideology and dominant notions of masculinity.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Survivors in Mexico (May, $26.95) by Rebecca West, edited by Bernard Schweizer, rescues from oblivion the author's exploration of Mexican history, religion and culture.
Nature & Environment
Thermageddon: Countdown to 2030 (Apr., $24.95) by Robert Hunter posits that 2030 is the year in which Earth's climate changes will become irreversible. 25,000 first printing. Author tour.
Heat, Dust and Dreams (Mar., $29.95) by Mary Rice and Craig Gibson. Color photos depict the lives of people living in northern Namibia's Kunene region.
New England Nature Watch: A Monthly Guide to the Wildlife Around Us (May, $19.95) by Tom Long. Illustrations by Jay J. Johnson accompany text by the Boston Globe's "Nature Watch" columnist.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
What Good Are Bugs?: Insects in the Web of Life (Apr., $29.95) by Gilbert Waldbauer catalogues ecologically important insects by their roles.
Fire and Ashes: On the Frontlines of American Wildfire (June, $25) by John N. Maclean introduces firefighters braving danger and assesses today's firefighting strategies. Ad/promo. Author tour.
The Empty Ocean (Apr., $25) by Richard Ellis addresses the plundering of the sea. A Shearwater book. $30,000 ad/promo. 12-city author tour.
The Whaling Season: An Inside Account of the Struggle to Stop Commercial Whaling (May, $25) by Kieran Mulvaney documents efforts to conserve marine life. A Shearwater book. $20,000 ad/promo. 8-city author tour.
Ocean Bankruptcy: World Fisheries on the Brink of Disaster (Apr., $24.95) by Stephen Sloan describes the games that nations play to exploit migratory fishery resources in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean waters.
Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home (May, $22) by Janisse Ray is the author's account of fighting for conservation and ecology issues in her small home town. Advertising. Author tour.
Rainforest (Apr., $29.95) by Sara Oldfield. Photos by the Bruce Coleman Collection illustrate the conservation-oriented text about wildlife in the world's major rain forests.
Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind (Aug., $25.95) by David Quammen rues the gradual disappearance of lions, tigers and their hungry kin. Author tour.
OREGON STATE UNIV. PRESS
Birds of Oregon: A General Reference (June, $65), edited by David B. Marshall et al., is a comprehensive look at the state's diverse avian population.
Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast (Mar., $23) by Mike Tidwell chronicles a disappearing ecosystem. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
Living Mirrors (Mar., $40) by Jean-Michel Cousteau et al., photos by Jack Stephens, is a companion volume to the IMAX film Coral Reef Adventure, which records the beauty and diversity of undersea realms. An Umbrage Editions book. $75,000 ad/promo.
Elephant Destiny: Biography of an Endangered Species in Africa (Apr., $26) by Martin Meredith warns against ivory poaching and a diminishing habitat.
PURDUE UNIV. PRESS
Ecological Agrarian: Agriculture's First Evolution in 10,000 Years (Mar., $24.95) by J. Bishop Grewell and Clay J. Landry lauds entrepreneurs who produce food while nourishing the environment.
Reinventing Eden: The Fate of Nature in Western Culture (Apr., $25) by Carolyn Merchant exposes the destructive nature of the Western impulse to want to return to a utopian Garden of Eden.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION PRESS
Smithsonian Book of National Wildlife Refuges (Mar., $39.95) by Eric Jay Dolin explores the history, diversity and landscapes of these sites.
When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature (Mar., $15.95) by Thomas Merton, edited by Kathleen Deignan, illustrated by John Guiliani, collects more than 300 of Merton's nature writings.
THAMES & HUDSON
When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time (May, $29.95) by Michael Benton documents the catastrophe that occurred over 250 million years ago, destroying 90% of all life. BOMC, History, Discovery Book Club selections.
THUNDER BAY PRESS
Bird Lover's Backyard Handbook (May, $19.95) by Jan Mahnken et al., tells how to feed, attract and understand our feathered friends.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Between Species: Celebrating the Dolphin-Human Bond (May, $24.95), edited by Toni Frohoff and Brenda Peterson. Scientists and writers honor this connection. A Sierra Club book.
Eating Apes (May, $24.95) by Dale Peterson, photos by Karl Ammamm, details how the consumption of wild animal meat in central Africa may cause the extinction of the great ape.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
Wilderness: Earth's Last Wild Places (Apr., $75) by Russell Mittermeier. Nearly 500 photos depict untamed lands and the people who inhabit them.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
Colors of Africa (Mar., $24.95) by James Kilgo conveys the wild beauty of Africa's bush country.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
The War Against the Beavers (May, $21.95) by Verena Andermatt Conley paints a picture of the pleasures and demands of backwoods living.
UNIV. OF NEVADA PRESS
Finding Higher Ground: A Life in Travels (May, $21.95) by Catharine Savage Brosman studies the relationship of humans to their environment.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Mysterious Manatees (June, $29.95) by John E. Reynolds III. Karen Glaser's photos illustrate the animal's life and underwater habitat.
The Last Big Cats: An Untamed Spirit (June, $35) by Erwin A. Bauer highlights all the major cat species from lions to jaguars.
The Path: A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe (Apr., $23) by Chet Raymo describes a mile-long path that the author has taken every day for 40 years. Author tour. First serial to Boston College magazine.
WILLOW CREEK PRESS
North American Owls: A Naturalist's Narrative (Mar., $39.50) by Philip Harnden introduces all 19 species and includes a CD of bird calls.
Magic for Lovers (Mar., $18.95) by Kathleen McCormack enhances a rich, sensuous love life.
The Diloggun: The Orishas, Proverbs, Sacrifices and Prohibitions of the Cuban Santaria (Aug., $39.95) by Ocha'ni Lele is the first book on Santaria's holiest divination system.
The Fairy Pack (June, $19.99) by Claire Nahmad includes a book and 42 fairy cards in a guide to self-development.
FAIR WINDS PRESS
The Book of Runes: Read the Secrets in the Language of the Stones (Mar., $14.99) by Roni Jay leads to greater self-awareness and good fortune.
Shamanism in North America (Mar., $49.95) by Norman Bancroft Hunt records its ancient roots in hunting cultures and its assimilation into agricultural communities.
Spirits and Ghosts: Journeys Through Mongolia (July, $35) by Antonin Kratochvil, photos by Julia Calfee, examines the transitions and changes in Mongolia since 1998. Ad/promo.
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dj's (May, $45) by Chris Lopez surveys the people who spin the trend-setting music at popular dance clubs.
How to Succeed in an Ensemble: Reflections on a Life in Chamber Music (Mar., $24.95) by Abram Loft offers advice on the art and business of a chamber music career.
Vittorio Storaro: Writing with Light (Mar., $100). Master cinematographer Storaro, the recipient of three Oscars, outlines his personal philosophy regarding his 35-year film career.
Marvin Gaye: My Brother (May, $24.95) by Frankie Gaye and Fred Basten looks at the r&b legend as remembered by his brother.
Red Carpet Diaries: Confessions of a Glamour Boy (Mar., $23.95) by Steven Cojocaru. The fashion correspondent for the Today show exposes the dirt beneath the red carpet. Advertising. Author publicity.
Celebrity Lies (Mar., $22) by Boze Hadleigh collects more than 1,000 of the most outrageous myths, fabrications and falsehoods in the entertainment world. First serial to the National Enquirer.
Edwardian Country House (Apr., $29.95) by Juliet Gardiner is a new British reality TV series involving a social experiment in Edwardian living.
Alma Hitchcock: The Woman Behind the Man (May, $24.95) by Pat Hitchcock O'Connell, writing with Laurent Bouzereau is a tribute to the author's mother, the wife of Alfred Hitchcock.
Possessed: The Rise and Fall of Prince (Apr., $24.95) by Alex Hahn is a biography of the controversial artist.
The Art of Finding Nemo (May, $40) by Mark Cotta Vaz celebrates the art behind the upcoming film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen starring Sean Connery.
FSG/FABER & FABER
Public Places: My Life in the Theater, with Peter O'Toole, and Beyond (May, $26) by Siân Phillips. The actress known for her role in the British series, I, Claudius, reveals her tumultuous life with former husband O'Toole, her second marriage to a younger man and her own remarkable career.
It Don't Worry Me: The Revolutionary American Films of the Seventies (June, $24) by Ryan Gilbey looks at maverick film makers of the era including Scorsese, Coppola, Spielberg and Lucas.
Ask Me Again Tomorrow (July, $25.95) by Olympia Dukakis. The Oscar-winning actress (Moonstruck) speaks out about her life and career.
The Lord of the Rings: The Art ofThe Two Towers (Apr., $35) by Gary Russell looks behind the scenes at the conceptual art and design of the blockbuster film. 75,000 first printing.
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
Discovering Jewish Music (June, $40) by Marsha Bryan Edelman surveys Jewish music from biblical times to the present with illustrations and an audio CD.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Three Screenplays:Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake (May, $36.95) by E.L. Doctorow is the first publication of Doctorow's own adaptation of his novels for the screen.
Me and Bobby D. (Apr., $22.50) by Steve Karmen is the coming-of-age tale of two teenage boys—Steve Karmen and Walden Robert Cassotto, aka Bobby Darin.
The Best Plays of 2001—2002 (Mar., $47.50), edited by Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, is the annual guide for theatre devotees.
Garden of Herbs (July, $25) by Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Actor Zimbalist describes growing up as the son of pianist Efrem Zimbalist and operatic soprano Alma Gluck and his own rise to fame in films and television.
Songcatchers: In Search of the World's Music (June, $30) by Mickey Hart with Karen Kostyal. Grateful Dead percussionist Hart looks at the sounds, tones and vocalizations of varying cultures and the people who work to preserve it.
Chimes of Freedom: The Politics of Bob Dylan's Art (Nov., $22.95) by Mike Marqusee celebrates the songsmith's political conscience.
Chicago—From Stage to Screen: The Illustrated Story and Lyrics (Mar., $40) is the official tie-in to the Miramax movie release. Advertising.
Gods and Generals: The Illustrated Story of the Civil War Epic (May, $35), intro., notes and screenplay by Ronald F. Maxwell, is the official tie-in to the February 21 movie release, a prequel to Gettysburg, starring Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, Mira Sorvino and Stephan Lang.
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At the Apple's Core: The Beatles from the Inside (Mar., $29.95) by Denis O'Dell with Bob Neaverson. One of Apple's original directors, who was key to the production of the Beatles' films and first videos, offers his memories.
The Crafty Art of Playmaking (May, $24.95) by Alan Ayckbourn. A successful playwright offers his advice.
One More Kiss: The Broadway Musical in the 1970s (June, $26.95) by Ethan Mordden continues the history of the Broadway musical of the decade that produced A Chorus Line, Annie and noted Stephen Sondheim works.
Seriously Funny: The Rebel Comedians of the 1950s and 1960s (Apr., $29.95) by Gerald Nachman observes the work of 25 comedians including Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, Bill Cosby and Bob Newhart.
Osbourne Family Album (May, $26) by Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly, Jack and Aimee Osbourne with Todd Gold offers the complete stories of all five members of America's (new) favorite family.
When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence (June, $29.95) by Connie Bruck tracks the history of MCA and its founder, businessman, politician, tactician and visionary, Lew Wasserman.
Go Ask Your Mother (Apr., $25.95) by Bernie Mac. The star of Fox TV's The Bernie Mac Show tells his story of growing up in an extended family, of loss and of making it big.
How to Make Love Like a Porn Star (May, $25.95) by Jenna Jameson. The current adult entertainment queen delivers a lifetime of sexual experience.
Toward Love: A Memoir (May, $25.95) by Richard Chamberlain. The popular actor shares his struggle to reconcile his personal self with his public persona.
RUTGERS UNIV. PRESS
Something Ain't Kosher Here: The Rise of the "Jewish Sitcom" (May; $60, paper $22) by Vincent Brook analyzes phases of television sitcoms: the early years, the Seinfeld years, the current era of "post-Jewishness."
SYRACUSE UNIV. PRESS
Television'sThe West Wing:The American Presidency as Video Drama (Apr., $39.95), edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor. Essays examine the show's production, scripts and cultural effects.
Bob Marley: My Son (May, $22.95) by Cedella Booker with Anthony Winkler. The reggae icon's mom remembers her son.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV. PRESS
Paul Baker and the Integration of Abilities (May, $35), edited by Robert Flynn and Eugene McKinney. Essays describe director and educator Baker's innovative work in theater.
One Hundred Films and a Funeral (Apr., $29.95) by Michael Kuhn is an account of the rise and fall of Polygram Films, producers of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Fargo and Notting Hill.
Chuck Berry: The Biography (Mar., $24.95) by John Collis reveals the life of the rock 'n' roll legend. An Aurum Press book.
MTV Design: Ideas That Stick Selected Works (May; $49.95, paper $35), edited by Jeffrey Keyton, compiles provocative examples of MTV design and promotional work.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Soulstepping: African American Step Shows (Mar., $24.95) by Elizabeth C. Fine documents the history and roots of stepping in African and American culture.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues (Apr., $34.95) by Roger Wood gathers interviews with Houston blues musicians, producers and fans.
UNIV. PRESS OF COLORADO
Reversing the Lens: Ethnicity, Race, Gender, and Sexuality Through Film (May; $45, paper $19.95), edited by Jun Xing and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, brings together noted scholars to promote film as a classroom tool to foster communication on race and ethnicity.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
Hollywood's White House: The American Presidency in Film and History (May, $32), edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor. Historians explore the accuracy of the presidency as portrayed in film, looking at The West Wing, Independence Day and PBS's The Adams Chronicles as examples.
UNIV. PRESS OF NEW ENGLAND
The Jews of Prime Time (Apr., $29.95) by David Zurawik discusses why early television did not include Jewish characters although Jews ran the networks.
Bollywood: Popular Indian Cinema (Mar., $70), edited by Lalit Mohan Joshi, examines Hindi cinema and its success.
The Tao of Bada Bing: Words of Wisdom from the Sopranos (May, $14.95) by David Chase draws on the past four seasons of the HBO series for quotable dialogue, quips and nuggets of wisdom.
The Big Questions: How Philosophy Can Change Your Life (May, $24.95) by Lou Marinoff. The author of Plato, Not Prozac underscores the relevancy of the great philosopher's wisdom today. Author tour.
A Time for Revolution (Mar., $19.95) by Antonio Negri explores the evolution of Negri's thought.
Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals (Apr., $21.95) by John Gray queries the basic tenets of humanism.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
The Spirit of Buddhism: The Future of Dharma in the West (May, $15.95) by Sogyal Rinpoche concerns keeping Buddhism true to its core traditions, texts and practices as it brings its wisdom to Western culture.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Life, Sex and Ideas (Apr., $26) by A.C. Grayling contains short informal ruminations about quality of life.
The Future of Human Nature (Apr., $19.95) by Jürgen Habermas subjects genetic engineering and its ethical implications to philosophical scrutiny.
Sartre's Century: A Philosophical Enquiry (Aug., $TBA) by Bernard-Henri Lévy posits that to understand Sartre, one must take into account his relationships with his intellectual forebears and contemporaries.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida (June, $25) by Giovanna Borradori analyzes two interviews that were recorded only weeks after the 9/11 attacks.
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World Philosophy: An Exploration in Words and Images (May, $29.95), edited by David Applebaum and Mel Thompson, assembles the theories of the world's great thinkers within historical and cultural contexts.
The Universe: 365 Days (May, $29.95) by Robert J. Nemiroff and Jerry T. Bonnell. Images and brief text are based on the Astronomy Picture of the Day Web site. 100,000 first printing. BOMC selection.
The President and Mrs. Reagan: An Informal Portrait (May, $16.95) by Harry Benson records the couple's marriage, with photographs from the White House years through the last official photograph taken after President Reagan's Alzheimer's diagnosis. 50,000 first printing.
Mr. Eaves and His Magic Camera (Apr., $9.95) by Farrell Eaves selects images, some surreal, taken after Eaves rescued his Nikon CoolPix 990 camera from a dunking in the Pecos River, resulting in mysterious streaked colors and auras.
Until Now (May, $14.95) by Anne Geddes collects 113 favorite photographs of babies with text explaining the background to each.
Daughter of Art History: Photographs of Yasumasa Morimura (May, $30). Morimura recreates iconic paintings and, with elaborate makeup and costumes, assumes the identities of the subjects including Jesus Christ, the Mona Lisa and Frida Kahlo.
The Simpsons: Photographs by David Levinthal (May, $39.95) portrays the chief characters from the TV series. Advertising.
Livia Corona: The Midget Bullfighters of Mexico (May, $45). Corona chronicles his five years of travel through Mexico with an itinerant troupe that reenacted traditional bullfighting with every aspect reduced to midget proportions. Advertising.
Among Trees (May, $27.50) by Sean Kernan includes 100 b&w photographs taken around the world.
Barns (Mar., $11.95) depicts myriad barns with descriptive passages taken from American literature.
Porches (Mar., $11.95) shows all manner of porches, from stately verandas to rural stoops.
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A Broken Landscape: HIV & AIDS in Africa (Apr., $29.95) by Gideon Mendel gathers photographic testimonials from AIDS sufferers throughout Africa.
BRIGHT SKY PRESS
Face of Texas: Portraits of Texans with Stories (May, $34.95) by Elizabeth O'Brien, photos by Michael O'Brien, showcases residents, famous and not.
Cuba on the Verge: An Island in Transition (Apr., $50), edited by Terry McCoy. Photography and text by Cuban and American artists portray Cuba today. Advertising.
Flower Portraits: The Life Cycle of Beauty (Apr., $50) by Joyce Tenneson reveals the lives of flowers in 95 tritone and full-color photos.
Boston's North Shore (Aug., $24.95) by Ulrike Welsch. The hometown photographer centers on the historic region.
William Klein: Paris + Klein (Mar., $75) proffers more than 300 images taken in Paris since the 1960s.
Eugène Atget's Trees: Newly Discovered Photographs from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Apr., $125), text by Sylvie Aubenas. Found in 1995, these 39 hitherto unknown images were purchased in July 1923 in a packet of 111 photographs, but were considered too abstract for publication then.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Living with His Camera (June, $23.95) by Jane Gallop, photographs by Dick Blau. Gallop writes about her husband's interest in photographing everyday objects at home, and what it means to a family to be always a potential subject.
5 CONTINENTS EDITIONS
Ireland: On the Edge of Europe (Apr., $29.95) by Agnès Pataux and Colm Tóibín intersperses commentary with nature-dominated landscapes.
Structures of Utility: Vernacular Architecture of the Great Valley (May, $45) by David Stark Wilson proves a photographer's fascination with packing sheds, grain silos and other buildings that punctuate California's Central Valley and the Sierra foothills.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Disappearing Witness: Change in Twentieth-Century American Photography (May, $34.95) by Gretchen Garner is an overview spanning a century of images.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
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Winogrand: Figments from the Real World (Apr., $55), text by John Szarkowski, returns to print this survey of Garry Winogrand's thematic photography up to his death in 1984.
Silent Places: Landscapes of Jewish Life and Loss in Eastern Europe (Apr., $45) by Jeff Gusky is marked by images of melancholy beauty.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
Times of Sorrow and Hope: Documenting Everyday Life in Pennsylvania During the Depression and World War II: A Photographic Record (May, $39.95) by Allen Cohen and Ronald Filippelli reproduces 150 images taken by Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information photographers. A Keystone book.
Bollywood Dreams: An Exploration of the Motion Picture Industry and Its Culture in India (May, $39.95) by Jonathan Torgovnik documents India's passion for movies produced in the studios of Bombay and Madras.
Here and There (Apr., $40) by Helen Levitt, text by Adam Gopnik, displays images shot over seven decades by New York City's unofficial visual poet laureate. Ad/promo.
Pictures I Had to Take (June, $60) by Joel Grey, text by Duane Michals, is a visual memoir by the award-winning performer of his travels around the world over the past 25 years. Ad/promo.
Women by Women: Female Erotic Photography (May, $39.95) by Sophie Hack and Stephanie Kunen is dedicated to the sensual beauty of the female body.
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Jerusalem in Original Photographs, 1850—1920 (Apr., $35), edited by Shimon Gibson, is a tour of the city's streets and inhabitants by early travel photographers.
From Sea to Shining Sea: Places that Shaped America (May, $29.95) by Lenn Schramm, photos by Elan Penn, takes readers on a coast-to-coast photographic tour of America.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
How to Photograph Your Family: Capturing Everyday Moments with Your Camera and Your Heart (Apr., $24.95) by Nick Kelsh instructs by delineating 40 picture-taking scenarios. 35,000 first printing.
SYRACUSE UNIV. PRESS
Adirondack Vernacular: The Photography of Henry M. Beach (Mar., $45) by Robert Bogdan. Photographs document New York State's "north country" taken during the first quarter of the 20th century.
THAMES & HUDSON
Henri Cartier-Bresson (Apr., $75) by Peter Galassi et al., is a retrospective including the master's first photographs, plus generous samplings of other shots, drawings, paintings and film stills.
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Frida Kahlo: Portraits of an Icon (Mar., $65), essays by Margaret Hooks, gathers images of Kahlo as seen through the lens of others, from relatives to lovers and friends, including Imogen Cunningham and Giselle Freund.
The Wonderful World of Boys (Apr., $19.95) by James Dobson, photos by Carl Yarbrough and John C. Russell. The work of two commercial photographers combine with Dobson's stories. Ad/promo.
UNIV. OF ARKANSAS PRESS
A Photographer of Note: Arkansas Artist Geleve Grice (Mar., $39.95) by Robert Cochran is Grice's portrait of smalltown African-American life in mid-20th century.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
Images of Missouri (Mar., $29.95), edited by Clair Willcox, is a panoramic account of the state's visual richness.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Appalachian Lives (May, $50) by Shelby Lee Adams caps a quarter-century of the photographer's love of the area.
A World of Decent Dreams: Vietnam Images (Apr., $40) by Ellen Kaplowitz and Jeffrey Hantover is a study in contrast between the ancient and the youthful in this nation.
Acadia National Park (May, $60) by Charlie Tyson, photos by Tom Blagden, celebrates the striking Maine scenery.
New Mexico Then & Now (Aug., $40) by William Stone pairs historical photographic images with contemporary shots of the same location.
Lowcountry Aloft (May, $34.95) by Jason Hawkes presents aerial photographs of the Carolina and Georgia coasts.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
The History of Japanese Photography (Mar., $65) by Anne Wilkes Tucker et al., is a comprehensive account of Japanese photography from its inception in the mid—19th century to the present. Published with Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The Language of Spring: Poems for the Season of Renewal (Apr., $15), edited by Robert Atwan, includes work by Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson and others.
Remembering to Live (Mar., $25) by Mark Tompkins addresses issues of spiritual, emotional and professional growth with verse and photos.
BLUE MOUNTAIN ARTS
I Want You to Read This Today and Remember It Forever (Mar., $16.95) by Douglas Pagels is directed at the special person in one's life. Advertising.
A Keepsake for My Children (Mar., $16.95) by Douglas Pagels draws from personal experiences. Advertising.
You Alone Are Real to Me: A Memoir of Rainer Maria Rilke (Apr., $22) by Lou Andreas-Salomé, trans. by Angela von der Lippe, is the first English publication of this work written by Rilke's muse.
Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation (Apr., $20), edited by Roger Housden, collects Robert Bly, Nikki Giovanni, Thomas Merton and more. Author publicity. One Spirit book club selection.
FSG/FABER & FABER
Feminine Gospels (Apr., $20) by Carol Ann Duffy ranges over the full experience of women, from historical to imagined.
The Voice at 3:00 A.M.: Selected Late and New Poems (Apr., $25) by Charles Simic is a new collection by the 1990 Pulitzer Prize winner. Author publicity.
Treasury of Chinese Love Poems (Mar., $11.95), edited and trans. by Qiu Xiaolong, contains 74 classic verses.
A Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love (May, $24.95), selected by Caroline Kennedy, contains sentiments for every American. 250,000 first printing.
LIBRARY OF AMERICA
Walt Whitman: Selected Poems, edited by Harold Bloom; Karl Shapiro: Selected Poems, edited by John Updike; Edna St. Vincent Millay: Selected Poems, edited by J.D. McClatchy; and Poets of World War II (all Apr., $20 ea.), edited by Harvey Shapiro, launch the American Poets Project series. $90,000 ad/promo for the series.
MEDICAL MANOR BOOKS
White Feather: A Journey to Peace (June, $21.95) by Suzanne Stutman finds an eternal light of hope in life's darkest moments. 35,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
The Poems of Dylan Thomas (Apr., $34.95), edited by Daniel Jones, is a newly revised edition combined with a CD of Thomas's own readings.
Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth: New Poems (Mar., $22.95) by Alice Walker is her first collection in more than a decade. 5-city author tour.
The Day Before (Apr.; $20.95, paper $12.95) by Dick Allen is a hybrid of lyric narratives. Advertising. Author tour.
The Spoken Word Revolution (Apr., $29.95) by Marc Kelly Smith and Mark Eleveld spans the spoken-word poetry movement, from slam to hip-hop to cowboy, complete with CD.
TEXAS TECH UNIV. PRESS
Born to this Land (July, $TBA) by Red Steagall and Skeeter Hagler. Poetry and photos combine to examine cowboy traditions.
Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It (May, $24.95) by Rachel Ehrenfeld reveals how Muslim and Arab groups exploit political corruption. 60,000 first printing. $112,000 ad/promo.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
The Front-Loading Problem in Presidential Nominations (May, $48.95) by William G. Mayer and Andrew Busch measures the results of cramming state primaries and caucuses into a mere five-week period.
Rating the First Ladies: The Women Who Influenced the Presidency (Mar., $22.95) by John B. Robert II evaluates the behind-the-scenes contributions of our presidents' spouses.
COMMON COURAGE PRESS
The Death Game: Capital Punishment and the Luck of the Draw (Apr., $19.95) by Mike Gray underscores the conflict between justice and the death penalty. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism (June, $25.95) by Ann Coulter excoriates more liberals. 250,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Ordinary People/Extraordinary Spirit (Mar., $39.95), edited by Mike Cohen, is a photo essay documenting the international community's support of Israel.
GEORGETOWN UNIV. PRESS
You Call This an Election? America's Peculiar Democracy (Mar., $24.95) by Steven E. Schier proposes new election reforms.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Falling Up: How a Redneck Helped Invent Political Consulting (Apr., $29.95) by Raymond D. Strother. This political consultant recalls working with Dick Morris, James Carville and Bill Clinton. Advertising. Author tour.
The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (Apr., $24.95) by Fareed Zakaria points out democracy's darker aspects. 5-city author tour.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Support Any Friend (June, $30) by Warren Bass explains how Ben-Gurion, Nasser and JFK helped mold today's Middle East.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
The Constraint of Race: Legacies of White Skin Privilege in America (June, $35) by Linda Faye Williams focuses not on disadvantages suffered by blacks but on advantages enjoyed by whites.
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The Greatest Sedition Is Silence: Four Years in America (June, $25) by William Rivers Pitt considers the perversion of the 2000 elections and the present war on civil liberties.
Hillary's Scheme (June, $27.50) by Carl Limbacher and NewsMax Media Inc. indicts Mrs. Clinton for plotting her way to the presidency.
Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court Versus the American People (Mar., $27.50) by Jamin B. Raskin takes a dim view of the Rehnquist court, calling it "antidemocratic."
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Changing the Powers That Be (Apr., $23.95) by G. William Domhoff explains the left's failures and calls for a renewed egalitarian vision across the classes.
Liberalism's Last Hurrah: The Presidential Campaign of 1964 (Mar., $34.95) by Gary Donaldson finds the seeds of the Republican resurgence of the late 20th century in the '64 election between LBJ and Goldwater.
TEXAS A&M UNIV. PRESS
The White House World: Transitions, Organization and Office Operations (Mar.; $49.95, paper $19.95), edited by Martha Joynt Kumar and Terry Sullivan, details George W. Bush's unique evolution from nominee to office-holder.
UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life (Apr., $29.95) by Theda Skocpol discusses how the decline in civic involvement might be reversed.
UNIV. PRESS OF KANSAS
The Modern American Presidency (May, $29.95) by Lewis L. Gould assesses strengths and weaknesses of chief executives from Theodore Roosevelt to Bill Clinton.
Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential (Aug., $24.95) by James Moore and Wayne Slater asserts that Rove's greatest creation is none other than his boss.
Guilty Pleasures: Indulgences, Addictions and Obsessions (Apr., $12.95), edited by Holly Silva, offers two dozen essays that focus on intense, sometimes guilty, joys.
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha (June, $23.95) by Tara Brach is by a psychotherapist and Buddhist leader who counsels on how to overcome shame and self-hatred. 30,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
Letters to a Young Therapist (Aug., $22) by Mary Pipher. The author of Reviving Ophelia imparts lessons about hope, healing and human potential. 60,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
The Man with the Beautiful Voice: And More Stories from the Other Side of the Couch (June, $24) by Lillian B. Rubin, a psychotherapist, shares some of her most unorthodox cases.
A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's (Apr., $19.95) by Barbara LaSalle is a memoir about coming to terms with her son's Asperger's syndrome.
The Sense of Being Stared At and Other Aspects of the Extended Mind (Mar., $25) by Rupert Sheldrake argues that the label "paranormal" is often misapplied to genuine phenomena like telepathy, intuition and precognition. Advertising. 9-city author tour.
IVAN R. DEE
Leaving You: The Cultural Meaning of Suicide (May, $24.95) by Lisa Lieberman revisits an earlier concept that regards suicide as the ultimate assertion of the self.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Prozac on the Couch: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs (June, $24.95) by Jonathan Michel Metzl contends that psychiatric drug treatments are compatible with Freudian assumptions, particularly regarding gender.
Mindful Loving: The New Physics of Love (May, $25) by Henry Grayson draws from diverse disciplines, including physics and spirituality, to create deeper connections and intimacy between people. Author tour.
Wayne: An Abused Child's Story of Courage, Survival and Hope (Apr., $19.95) by Wayne Theodore with Leslie Alan Horvitz is a case history of overcoming childhood abuse and neglect. $100,000 ad/promo. 15-city author tour.
Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life (Apr., $26) by Paul Ekman studies how to read emotions expressed in others' faces. Advertising. Author tour.
The Essential Difference: The Truth About the Male and Female Brain (Apr., $25) by Simon Baron-Cohen explains the science behind "Mars and Venus."
Utter Hell: One Doctor's Passion for Connecting with the Disconnected (Apr., $24.95) by Drew Pinsky. The host of TV's Loveline shares stories from his day job working in a Southern California clinic treating cases of drug dependency and psychiatric breakdown.
Maximizing Intelligence (July, $34.95) by David J. Armor states that intelligence can be heightened through environmental factors.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
Singing Mother Home: A Psychologist's Journey Through Anticipatory Grief (Apr., $26.95) by Donna S. Davenport. Coping with the slow decline of her beloved mother, the therapist gained insights that she extends to readers.
The Ancestral Mind: Reclaim the Power (June, $24.95) by Gregg D. Jacobs declares that the source of people's unhappiness can be traced to favoring the "thinking mind"—the rational side—over the "ancestral mind"—which cares for the emotional self.