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All I Need to Know I Learned from the Wizard of Oz

Peter Guzzardi

All I Need to Know I Learned from the Wizard of Oz

Coming Soon: June 15, 2019

A renowned book editor of practical and spiritual bestsellers shows how “The Wizard of Oz” contains the keys to wisdom and happiness, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the MGM film classic.

Brave New Weed

Joe Dolce

Brave New Weed

Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis

Coming Soon: October 10, 2017

Former editor-in-chief of Details and Star magazines Joe Dolce adventures into the fascinating “Brave New World” of cannabis, tracing its history and investigating the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprising plant. More

We Need to Talk

Celeste Headlee

We Need to Talk

How to Have Conversations That Matter

Coming Soon: September 19, 2017

From NPR veteran Celeste Headlee, an informative, timely, and practical guide to the lost art of conversation. More

Feminist Fight Club

Jessica Bennett

Feminist Fight Club

A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace

Coming Soon: September 5, 2017

From award winning journalist Jessica Bennett, a smart, practical and entertaining guide to combatting sexism in the workplace, one micro-agression at a time. With a glossary of sexist archetypes and behaviors, simple tips on how to combat tricky situations and personalities, and plenty of fun features and illustrations throughout, Feminist Fight Club will serve as a an office survival guide for the Buzzfeed generation. More

Lift

Daniel Kunitz

Lift

Fitness Culture, from Naked Greeks and Acrobats to Jazzercise and Ninja Warriors

Published: July 4, 2017

The story of the changing ways in which human beings have exercised, and why, from Greek antiquity to the era of the “big-box gym” and beyond. More

The Well-Tempered City

Jonathan F. P. Rose

The Well-Tempered City

What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life

Published: September 13, 2016

Cities are the birthplaces of civilization, and the nodes of culture, trade and opportunity. By 2050, global population will be 10 billion, with 75% living in cities. World-renowned urban planner and developer Jonathan Rose looks at the history and successes of urban living through the lens of sustainability, economic parity and resilience. His book provides a responsible and ingenious blueprint for urban development going forward. More

  • 2017 PROSE Award Winner: Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher
  • 2016 Nautilus Award Winner: GOLD in Green Living & Sustainability, SILVER in Social Change
  • Books for a Better Life Finalist: Green Books
Bald Is Better with Earrings

Andrea Hutton

Bald Is Better with Earrings

A Survivor’s Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer

Published: July 7, 2015

Written with warmth and humor, as well as eyes-wide-open practicality, Hutton’s book is a guiding light to women diagnosed with breast cancer. When Hutton was diagnosed at 41, she searched for—but couldn’t find—practical information about how to navigate her new reality. What might she (really) expect from chemo, radiation, surgery, hair loss, fatigue, nausea, emotional pitfalls, support, etc? For the 1 in 8 women who will journey down this path, Hutton offers welcome insights, tips and stories in this indispensable guide. More

Drink

Ann Dowsett Johnston

Drink

The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

Published: June 24, 2014

An exploration of the rise in alcohol consumption and abuse among women in recent years. The Drinking Diaries covers health risks, marketing, current trends and sociological contributions to this new epidemic. The author beautifully weaves reportage with her personal recovery story into a compelling and informative narrative addressing one of the most pressing issues for women today. More

  • One of the Washington Post’s Ten Best Books of 2013
Ann Dowsett Johnston
Author photo: Christopher Dew

Ann Dowsett Johnston

The Gratitude Project

How to Find Peace in Challenging Times

In Development: To Be Announced

Six years ago, Ann Dowsett Johnston, award-winning author of DRINK, found herself in a dark place. When she took on a friend’s challenge to write down five things a day for which she was grateful, she experienced the power of gratitude and eventually rose to a place of peace. In her new book, Dowsett Johnston shares insights, research and experience in what we are now learning is one of the most powerful tools we have and one we can control: our ability to be grateful, not only for the good in our lives but especially for the tough stuff and what it can teach us.

Isabel Gillies

Isabel Gillies

Cozy

The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World

In Development: To Be Announced

Part manifesto, part lifestyle guide, Cozy is an intimate exploration of how the smallest, simplest habits can make us feel more at home, steadied, and comfortable despite our dizzied and unpredictable days.

Chanel Reynolds

Get Your Shit Together

In Development: To Be Announced

A practical look at putting your life together written by the founder of popular website GetYourShitTogether.com and informed by the author’s personal experience after her husband’s unexpected death in a biking accident. Part memoir, part hard-working how-to manual, Reynolds inspires readers to get their affairs in order before the unthinkable happens.

Bill von Hippel
Author photo: Matthew Thompson

Bill von Hippel

The Social Leap

In Development: To Be Announced

A wide-ranging exploration of how our species’ evolution has shaped our behavior, prioritized social skills over physical dominance, and affected nearly every facet of modern life, in work, play, aging, our quest for the good life.