Altruism: The Power of Compassion
to Change Yourself and the World by
Matthieu Ricard (June 2, hardcover, $26,
ISBN 978-0-316-20824-6) makes a case
for altruism and why it is needed more than
ever. A Buddhist monk and author of the
bestseller Happiness, Ricard argues that
altruism—genuine concern for the well-being of others—can answer contemporary
challenges: the economy in the short term,
life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term. 35,000-copy
announced first printing.
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Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise
Grades, and Boost Social Skills by
Reversing the Effects of Electronic
Screen-Time by Victoria L. Dunckley
(Mar. 17, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-
60868-284-3). Child psychiatrist Dunckley introduces the concept of Electronic
Screen Syndrome (ESS) to describe a constellation of symptoms in children exacerbated by the amount of time they spend
looking at electronic screens. She offers a
new treatment program to help with
diverse behavioral problems.
Whatever You Choose to Be: Eight
Tips for the Road Ahead by Ann Romney, foreword by Mitt Romney (Apr. 7,
hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-
014-2). Inspired by a commencement
speech she gave in 2014, the former First
Lady of Massachusetts and wife of 2012
presidential candidate Mitt Romney puts
forth eight life lessons. 90,000-copy
announced first printing.
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Hey Natalie Jean: Advice, Musings,
and Inspiration on Marriage, Motherhood, and Style by Natalie Holbrook
(Mar. 17, hardcover, $19.95, 978-1-
61769-152-2). Based on the blog Hey
Natalie Jean, Holbrook’s book takes an
inspiring look at life’s incidentals in 35
short essays on family life and style.
35,000-copy announced first printing.
True and Constant Friends: Love and
Inspiration from Our Grandmothers,
Mothers, Sisters, and Friends by Kelley
Paul, foreword by Rand Paul (Apr. 7, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-1-4555-6075-2). The
wife of Sen. Rand Paul celebrates lifelong
friendships in an illustrated book about the
female bond, based on her own longtime
ties. 75,000-copy announced first printing.
The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising
Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous,
and Smart About Money by Ron Lieber
(Feb. 3, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-
06-224701-8). The author, a personal
finance columnist and father, pens a practical guidebook and a values-based philosophy about talking openly to children about
money to help parents raise kids who are
more generous and less materialistic.
75,000-copy announced first printing.
How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of
the Overparenting Trap and Prepare
Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims (June 9, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-
1-62779-177-9) draws on research, conversations with educators and employers, and
Lythcott-Haims’s own insights as a mother
and student dean at Stanford University to
highlight the ways in which overparenting
harms children and their stressed-out parents. The author also puts forth an alternative philosophy for raising self-sufficient
Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for
Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens
(Mar. 10, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-0-
544-32398-8). The former Navy SEAL and
humanitarian offers a self-help book that
grew from a relationship he formed with a
brother-in-arms struggling after returning
from war. Greitens reflects on how to build
purpose, confront pain in life, practice
compassion, develop a vocation, find a
mentor, and create happiness. 100,000-
copy announced first printing.
Rooted in Design: Sprout Home’s
Guide to Creative Indoor Planting by
Tara Heibel and Tassy de Give (Apr. 21,
hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-1-60774-697-
3) integrates indoor plants, ranging from
small containers to vertical installations
with air plants, with home décor. Heibel
and de Give, owners of Sprout Home garden design boutiques, offer advice for
choosing plant varieties and pairing them
with design ideas.
Kyoto Gardens: Masterworks of the
Japanese Gardener’s Art by Judith Clancy,
photos by Ben Simmons (Mar. 10, hardcover,
$22.95, 978-4-8053-1321-3). Clancy, living in Kyoto, provides historic, aesthetic and
cultural context to the gardens, and Simmons’ photographs present a fresh look at
Kyoto’s most important gardens.
Find the Good by Heather Lende (Apr.
28, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-
61620- 167-8). Lende, the obituary writer
in tiny Haines, Alaska, distills what she has
learned about lives well lived into three
words: find the good. Drawing on her own
experiences and the skill of uncovering the
positive aspects of the lives she chronicles,
she shows readers how to look at relationships, obligations, priorities, community,
and the world from a fresh perspective.
Better Than Before: Mastering the
Habits of Our Everyday Lives by
Gretchen Rubin (Mar. 17, hardcover, $26,
ISBN 978-0-385-34861-4) tackles the
question: how do we make good habits
that are easy, effortless, and automatic?
Repeat bestseller Rubin ( The Happiness
Project) provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand
these habits, and also change them for
good. 150,000-copy announced first