A Brush with Darkness: Learning to Paint After Losing My Sight (Oct., $19.95) by Lisa Fittipaldi. A woman who went blind at age 47 recounts how it forced her to learn new strategies for life.
If Life Is a Game... These Are the Stories: True Stories by Real People Around the World About Being Human (Oct., $14.95) by Chérie Carter-Scott shares stories of hope, inspiration and perseverance from 40 countries.
Receiving Love: Learn to Accept the Gift of Love and Heal Your Relationships (Oct., $24.95) by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. The authors of Getting the Love You Want address the difficulty of accepting love. Advertising. 11-city author tour. 14-city television satellite tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
The Illustrated Manual of Personal Safety and Survival: Better Safe, Not Sorry (Oct., $14.95) by David Bramwell, illus. by Rob Brandt, uses computer animation to illustrate warning signs of danger and how to survive accidents.
Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Victor Frankl's Principles at Work (Nov., $22.95) by Alex Pattakos explains how psychiatrist Viktor Fankl's concepts can be applied to today's work challenges.
JOHN F. BLAIR
Nothing's Too Small to Make a Difference (Sept., $21.95) by Wanda Urbanska and Frank Levering. A companion volume to the PBS series Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska focuses on environmental stewardship and thoughtful consumption.
The Sociopath Next Door: How to Recognize and Defeat the Ruthless in Everyday Life (Feb., $25) by Martha Stout looks at the one in 25 Americans who possess no conscience, sense of guilt, shame or remorse.
Why I Chose You: 100 Reasons Why Adopting You Made Us a Family (Sept., $14.95) by Gregory E. Lang depicts reasons why each child is special to adoptive parents.
Why I Love You: 100 Reasons (Sept., $14.95) by Gregory E. Lang lists 100 reasons for loving a romantic partner.
Da Vinci Decoded: Discovering the Spiritual Secrets of Leonardo's Seven Principles (Sept., $15) by Michael J. Gelb shows how to use the seven principles to cultivate our spiritual and creative potential. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
FAIR WINDS PRESS
The Bedside Orgasm Book: 365 Days of Sexual Ecstasy (Jan., $20) by Cynthia Gentry supplies a mix of sexual techniques, spicy stories, and tips and tricks for "solo flights of fancy" in a day-by-day format.
Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Sept., $23) by Caroline Myss is a guide to creating personal power in everyday life. Advertising. Author tour.
The Unmistakable Touch of Grace (Feb., $23) by Cheryl Richardson offers ways to let grace enter and transform lives. Advertising.
The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life (Oct., $23) by Deepak Chopra. The popular author explains how every person contains a book of mysteries, and once opened, the secrets of the universe will be revealed. Advertising. 12-city author tour.
Joy Is a Plum-Colored Acrobat: 45 Life-Affirming Visualizations for Breast Cancer Treatment and Aftercare (Sept., $16) by Wendy Burton offers visualizations that brought the author comfort during her own treatment for breast cancer.
Woman Power (Sept., $22.95) by Laura C. Schlessinger is a companion to the author's Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands. 250,000 first printing.
The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be (Jan., $22.95) by Jack Canfield. The author of the Chicken Soup series turns to the secrets of success. 300,000 first printing.
The Twelve Gifts in Marriage (Jan., $17.95) by Charlene Costanzo offers a message of love and commitment for couples.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Oct., $21.95) by Marianne Williamson provides guidance for navigating life's significant transitions. 250,000 first printing.
The Best Year of Your Life: Dream It, Plan It, Live It (Jan., $21.95) by Debbie Ford explains how to start the life of one's dreams. 50,000 first printing.
The Better Memory Kit: A Practical Guide to the Prevention and Reversal of Memory Loss, Including Alzheimer's: 7 Days to a Better Memory (Sept., $19.95) by Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., structures a medical program intended to prevent and reverse memory loss. Advertising.
Dating Disasters and How to Avoid Them (Feb., $24.95) by Joy Browne contains stories of horrible dates and step-by-step ways to avoid them.
Happiness Is: Unexpected Answers to Practical Questions in Curious Times (Oct., $19.95) by Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D., reveals where happiness is hiding. 100,000 first printing.
The Velveteen Principles: A Guide to Becoming Real (Oct., $14.95) by Toni Raiten-D'Antonio. A psychotherapist shows how the wisdom of a children's classic can lead to a life of fulfillment and purpose. 50,000 first printing.
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness (Jan., $24.95) by Jon Kabat-Zinn explains how the power of mindfulness can bring about radical change. 100,000 first printing.
Blink: Thin-Slicing, Snap Judgments, and the Power of Thinking Without Thinking (Jan., $25.95) by Malcolm Gladwell. The author of The Tipping Point examines the process of making excellent, fast decisions. Advertising. 25-city author tour.
Believe: A Horseman's Journey (Sept., $27.95) by Buck Brannaman with Bill Reynolds. The man who was the inspiration for The Horse Whisperer chronicles his work with horses and people.
What's It Like Being You? Living Life as Your True Self (Nov., $14.95) by John-Roger and Paul Kaye encourages being true to one's real nature. $25,000 ad/promo.
MARLOWE & COMPANY
Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things to Learn Before You Die (Oct., $17.95) by Gordon Livingston, M.D., reveals 30 bedrock truths all must learn individually.
Shine: A Powerful 4-Step Plan for Becoming a Star in Anything You Do (Oct., $19.95) by Larry Thompson guarantees success in any area.
Closing the Deal (Feb., $19.95) by Richard Kirshenbaum and Daniel Rosenberg. Two guys who have "popped the question" advise women on how to get a man on bended knee. 75,000 first printing.
I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Claus: The Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide (Nov., $19.95) by Ann Hodgman. The author of One Bite Won't Kill You shares Scrooge's point of view.
PETER PAUPER PRESS
The Little Black Book of Sex (Sept., $9.95) by Ruth Cullen covers the ins and outs of sex, including come-ons, turn-ons and protective gear.
The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys (Sept., $24.95) by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Victor Chan reports an intimate conversation between a Chinese man who became close to the Dalai Lama despite cultural enmity. Advertising. Radio satellite tour.
Taming the Tiger Within (Oct., $19.95) by Thich Nhat Hanh. A Zen master offers guidance to break free of strong emotions that cause suffering. Advertising.
No Opportunity Wasted (Nov., $22.95) by Phil Keoghan with Warren Berger. Adventure stories that range from the Yucatan to the Congo entertain and inspire readers to find their own life thrills; a tie-in to an upcoming Discovery channel show.
Pitch Like a Girl (Jan., $23.95) by Ronna Lichtenberg offers advice to women on how to sell their ideas and themselves effectively.
The Good Father: On Men, Masculinity, and Life in the Family (Jan., $25) by Mark O'Connell explores the nature of masculinity and focuses on how men can become better fathers.
Awake at Work (Sept., $21.95) by Michael Carroll offers 35 Buddhist principles for renewing confidence, developing poise and balance, and finding fulfillment at work. 40,000 first printing.
The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose (Nov., $19.95) by Matthew Kelly looks at the need to transcend the chaos of daily life and discover its deeper meaning. Advertising. 20-city radio satellite tour.
SIMON SPOTLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys (Sept., $19.95) by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo teaches otherwise smart women how to tell when a guy just isn't that interested. 50,000 first printing.
Improve Your Memory (Sept., $14.95) by Robert Allen includes an assortment of fast-acting, memory-strengthening techniques.
The Twelve Conditions of a Miracle: The Miracle Worker's Handbook (Sept., $13.95) by R. Todd Michael interprets the biblical parable of the loaves and fishes to reveal 12 methods for living a life of meaning and miracles.
Instant Persuasion: How to Change Your Words to Change Your Life (Jan., $17.95) by Laurie Puhn demonstrates how to apologize effectively, give advice without provoking resentment, criticize without being judgmental and end arguments.
Thank You, Your Opinion Means Nothing to Me: A Year of Hot Flashes, Flashbacks, and Finding My Voice (Sept., $24.95) by Nancy Blair is one woman's humorous experience with menopause.
The DNA of Relationships (Oct., $22.99) by Gary Smalley aims to end unhealthy patterns and find a road map for good relationships. $250,000 ad/promo.
Falling in Love for All the Right Reasons: How to Find Your Soul Mate (Jan., $22.99) by Neil Clark Warren with Ken Abraham. The founder of eHarmony.com, an online relationship service, provides guidelines for measuring compatibility. Advertising. TV satellite tour.
Younger Next Year: A Man's Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond (Dec., $24.95) by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D., offers men advice on how to combat aging.
Love Talk (Sept., $19.99) by Les and Leslie Parrot encourages communicating for a happier, stronger relationship.