Business & Success
Breakthrough Communication: Open Minds, Move Hearts, and Make an Impact
by Sally Susman, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Executive Vice President, Pfizer. This high-level executive, LGBTQ advocate, and award-winning communicator shares her key principles for effective, dynamic communication that will engage even the most entrenched adversaries, build understanding, and create spaces where people hear each other. (Harvard Business Review Books, January 2023).
Seats at the Table
by Karen S. Lynch. Lynch, the CEO of CVS Health, describes the story of a traumatic childhood and how she used her difficult early years to create a new vision for healthcare, in particular, access to mental health awareness and care. The book provides visionary business lessons in what will surely be one of the most unique and honest accounts by a C-suite executive since Iacocca (McGraw Hill, Spring 2022).
Aesthetic Intelligence: How to Boost It and Use it in Business and Beyond
by Pauline Brown, the former Chairman of North America for LVMH. Book is based on the popular Harvard University class about the importance of aesthetics in selling consumer goods and services (HarperCollins, Fall, 2019 in a six-figure pre-empt).
Don’t Bullsh*t Yourself
by Jon Taffer, host of Bar Rescue. Taffer discusses the excuses people make and how to turn them into solutions – and success. (Portfolio, Fall 2017) New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
Zero to Breakthrough
by Vernice Armour. Vernice was the first African American woman on the Nashville Police Department's motorcycle squad. After accomplishing her dream of becoming a police officer, at age 24 she became an Officer in the Marine Corps and a combat pilot, recognized as America’s First African American Female Combat pilot by the Department of Defense. Sold to Viking Penguin in a pre-emptive six-figure bid. (Portfolio, Fall 2011)
The Secret of the Secret
By Karen Kelly. This book explores the explosive success of the book The Secret and the people and ideas behind it. It was a “crash” book written on deadline in three months, and it went on to become an international bestseller. (Thomas Dunna Books/St. Martins Press, 2007.)
Culture & Society
In the Lion's Den: Israel and the World
by Ambassador Danny Danon. Ambassador Danon writes the first book about the new landscape in the Middle East and what it portends for Israel’s future and for peace in the region. (Post Hill Press/Wicked Son Books, Spring 2022).
Scam Me if You Can
by Frank Abagnale, Jr. and the AARP. This book covers the numerous and insidious ways today’s scam artists use technology, old-fashioned trickery, and well-honed persuasive tactics to take advantage of us – and how we can stop them. (Random House, August 2019).
No One at the Wheel
by Sam Schwartz, aka, “Gridlock Sam.” This book describes how the future will change as autonomous vehicles become commonplace. (Public Affairs, Fall 2018)
by Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D. The science and technology behind sentient digital cloning and what is means for society legally, socially, culturally, spiritually, and intellectually – by the founder of Sirius Radio (now SiriusXM) and founder and CEO of United Therapeutics. (St. Martins Press, Fall 2014)
Israel: The Will to Prevail
by Danny Danon. This book reexamines the relationship between Israel and the United States and lays out a controversial roadmap for peace in the Middle East, by the former deputy speaker of the Knesset and Chairman of the World Likud and most recently, the former Israel Ambassador to the UN. This was the lead title for the publisher’s important fall 2012 list. Five-week turnaround. (Palgrave Macmillan, August 2012)
The Family Dinner
by Laurie David. This book helps families resurrect the family dinner, reinvented for the realities 21st century life. The author sees family dinner going by the wayside just when we need it most. Throw into that mix the onslaught of current technologies that have invaded our homes and taken our kids (and ourselves) hostage, and it becomes clear why connecting with our kids is more difficult now than it has ever been. (Grand Central Publishing, Fall 2010) Manuscript only.
Health & Lifestyle
Put Your Best Face Forward
by Sandra Lee, M.D. This California dermatologist, internet sensation, and reality TV star discusses skin care, including prevention, in her first book and a national bestseller (HarperCollins, Spring 2018).
The New Single
by Tamsen Fadal. In The New Single, TV personality and bestselling author Tamsen Fadal shares a proven plan to surviving a divorce or break-up, and starting your next chapter, today. (Macmillan, 2015)
by Amy Kurtz. The New York health coach combines her personal story of living with multiple chronic illnesses with other compelling stories of women who are dealing with similar health challenges. She also offers an effective plan for anyone living life with a chronic illness. (Sounds True, Fall 2016)
Crazy Sexy Diet
by Kris Carr. New York Times and Amazon bestseller. Everything you want to know about eating and living well, from food to focus, by the bestselling author of Crazy Sexy Cancer. The book was a New York Times bestseller. (Skirt! Spring 2011) Manuscript only.
Get Serious About Getting Married
by Janis Spindel. Janis brings over a decade of experience to her book, which lays out a clear road map for women who are single but don't want to be. Get Serious About Getting Married explains how to get ready for the mating, dating, and marriage scene, how to define what you are looking for in a mate, and how to let go of preconceived notions about the perfect man. (William Morrow, December 2004)
Style & Design
A Day at Home
by Tamara Day. This illustrated design book will immerse readers in Tamara’s world—as she renovates houses, cooks for her family, entertains friends, and enjoys life at home. (TBA, Fall 2022).
Vern Yip’s Vacation at Home
by Vern Yip. HGTV host, interior designer, and columnist for The Washington Post and HGTV Magazine, Vern explores the basics of creating a neat and tidy, but beautiful and warm environments in your home taking a cue from the finest resorts and hotels in the world. (Running Press, Spring 2019).
Vern Yip’s Design Wise
by Vern Yip. HGTV host, interior designer, and columnist for The Washington Post and HGTV Magazine, Vern explores the basics of good design so that anyone, no matter their personal style, can achieve a look and an environment both aesthetically pleasing and completely comfortable. (Running Press, Spring 2016).
by Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott. The award winning and wildly popular duo finally reveals their tips and secrets to turning a fixer-upper into a magazine-worthy dwelling. This book is the definitive Property Brothers tell-all about finding and then creating, through renovation and restoration, a house with all your must-haves, from an open plan kitchen to a spa-like master suite to a backyard crying out for a party. Manuscript only. New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! (Houghton Mifflin, January 2015).
Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste
by Celerie Kemble with Karen Kelly. A guide to decorating based on the New York and Palm Beach designer’s sensibilities (Clarkson Potter, Fall 2008). Manuscript only.