- First Impressions: Hobbies & Crafts 2016-2017
In the next year, at least three publishers are making deeper commitments to the crafting category.
- Reclaiming the Moon: PW Talks with Neil Clarke
Clarke launched science fiction and fantasy magazine Clarkesworld in 2006.
- Board Meetings: Hobby & Craft Books 2019–2020
Woodworkers tend to be tuned in to sustainability issues—after all, their craft relies on a finite resource.
- The Way of Clay: Hobby & Craft Books 2019–2020
In line with other crafts that favor materials drawn from the Earth, pottery is having something of a moment, with several publishers releasing comprehensive instructional books that are aimed mostly at beginners.
- Beyond the Pain: PW talks with Taq Kaur Bhandal
In Self-Care Down There (Adams, Feb. 2020), Bhandal, a menstrual health coach in British Columbia, considers vaginal wellness from a variety of sex-positive perspectives, biological as well as spiritual.
- Appreciation and Resilience: PW Talks with Joan Lunden
After 17 years coanchoring Good Morning America, Lunden, then 46, was asked to retire from the show—an event that fueled 1998’s A Bend in the Road Is Not the End of the Road, which PW found “perky and positive.”
- The Complexities of Adolescent Friendship: 'PW' Talks with Claire Messud
During a career spanning more than two decades, Claire Messud has specialized in creating complex, fierce female characters.
- BEA 2015: Julie Checkoway: A Story Never Told
Julie Checkoway's Three Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui's Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory (Grand Central, Nov.) follows the life of Japanese-American grammar school teacher Soichi Sakamoto (1906–1997), who turned dozens of impoverished schoolchildren into world-class competit
- Hidden Figures No More: PW talks with Nancy Atkinson
In Eight Years to the Moon (Page Street, July), Atkinson, an editor and writer for Universe Today, gives a year-by-year account of the steps leading up to the lunar landing.
- The Potency of Humanizing Yourself: PW Talks with John Kim
Using the moniker the Angry Therapist, Kim eschews the traditional model of office-based client sessions in favor of speaking to men seeking self-betterment someplace they feel more comfortable—online.
- Rescue from Chaos: PW Talks with Vern Yip
Vern Yip may be best known as the affable, practical, opulently flower-loving panel judge for the entire eight-year run of HGTV’s Design Star, and before that, for his frequent appearances on TLC’s Trading Spaces.
- Camaraderie and Rapture: PW Talks with Ellen Sander
“Name an iconic Sixties rock moment and Ellen Sander was probably there,” Rolling Stone recently wrote of the veteran rock and culture journalist.
- Generation Next: PW Talks with Todd Strasser and Sarvenaz Tash
For the recently released Summer of ’69 (Candlewick), Todd Strasser mined his adolescent experience to bring the Woodstock era to life.
- Mass Appeal: Self-Help Books 2018–2019
A selection of forthcoming books from self-help stalwarts—Gretchen Rubin, Jen Sincero—and high-profile newcomers—Lin-Manuel Miranda, Queer Eye’s Fab Five—offer advice and inspiration.The Best Advice I Ever HeardAmy Newmark.
- Padre Knows Best: New Parenting Books for 2017
When Penguin Press published Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother in 2011 and Pamela Druckerman’s Bringing Up Bébé the next year, the publisher tapped into an American parenting anxiety—or at least, curiosity—about the best way to raise a child.