Mary Helen Bowers, Ballet Beautiful: Transform Your Body and Gain the Strength, Grace, and Focus of a Ballet Dancer (De Capo, 2012)

Categories: Fitness; Diet & Wellness

Ballet Beautiful: Transform Your Body and Gain the Strength, Grace, and Focus of a Ballet DancerBallet Beautiful is a fitness method that blends the artistry and athleticism of ballet with an easy, accessible eating plan that works for every body — and absolutely no dance experience is required. Created by professional ballerina Mary Helen Bowers, this transformative approach to fitness and health will reshape your body and your mind!

Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND, Cure Your Child With Food: The Hidden Connection Between Nutrition and Childhood Ailments (Workman, 2011, 2013)

Categories: Parenting, Diet & Wellness, Nutrition

Cure Your Child With Food: The Hidden Connection Between Nutrition and Childhood AilmentsGrounded in cutting-edge science and filled with case studies that read like medical mysteries, Cure Your Child with Food – formerly titled What’s Eating Your Child? And now newly updated — reveals the hidden connections between nutrition and chronic childhood ailments, and gives parents the simple, straightforward solutions they need to help their children thrive.

Ms. Dorfman, a nutritionist whose typical family arrives at her practice after seeing three or more specialists, gives parents the tools they need to become nutrition detectives; to recalibrate their children’s diets through the easy E.A.T. program; and, finally, to get their children off drugs—antibiotics, laxatives, Prozac, Ritalin—and back to a natural state of well-being.

Helen Moon, Cherish the First Six Weeks: A Plan that Creates Calm, Confident Parents and a Happy, Secure Baby (Harmony, 2013)

Category: Parenting

Cherish the First Six Weeks: A Plan that Creates Calm, Confident Parents and a Happy, Secure BabyFrom baby nurse to the stars, Helen Moon, a step-by-step plan to managing sleep and feeding issues to survive—and enjoy—the first six weeks of your newborn baby's life. Getting a baby on a sleeping and eating schedule is an achievable dream, and it's not a mystery. Helen's step-by-step plan shows new parents exactly how to integrate their baby into the family so that she will be able to sleep when she's tired, eat when she's hungry, and calm herself when she's fussy--self-regulating skills that will enable her to thrive for the rest of her life.

Sherri Shepherd with Billie Fitzpatrick, Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It) (Harper/ It Books, 2013)

Categories: Diet & Wellness, Fitness, Humor

Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It)In New York Times bestseller, Plan D, Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award winner and co-host of The View, presents her easy-to-follow program for losing weight, managing sugar sensitivity, and getting moving—all to help you feel and look your best.

With tools to help you live a long and healthy life, Plan D is a smart and supportive plan designed to help you lose weight safely, make exercise a real, and fun, part of your life, and control your sugar sensitivity. And through it all, Sherri Shepherd is there, like a trusted friend, offering advice, encouragement, and of course a healthy dose of humor.

Tosca Reno with Billie Fitzpatrick, The Start Here Diet: Three Simple Steps That Helped Me Transition from Fat to Slim . . . for Life (Ballantine, 2014)

Categories: Diet & Wellness, Fitness, Nutrition, Psychology

The Start Here Diet: Three Simple Steps That Helped Me Transition from Fat to Slim . . . for LifeBestselling author of the Eat Clean series, Tosca Reno went from being overwhelmed and overweight to modeling a bikini, but her seventy-pound weight loss and body transformation didn’t happen overnight; even Tosca needed a simple approach, a place to begin. Now she reveals her secrets so that you can begin your journey to safe weight loss and optimal health. Start now with The Start Here Diet!

Like a good friend and trusted mentor, Tosca will show you how to believe in yourself again, forgive yourself, and imagine a life of joy you thought was out of reach. Her Start Here “essentials”—shopping and cooking tips, meal plans, and thirty delicious recipes—will help you learn to eat to nourish your body, not just to feed it. As Tosca says, The Start Here Diet is all about cherishing you—and you are wonderful!

Chaz Bono, Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man (Dutton, 2011)

Transition:  The Story of How I Became a ManTransition is Chaz Bono's groundbreaking and candid account of a forty-year struggle to match his gender identity with his physical body and his transformation from female to male. At first, America knew the only child of Sonny and Cher as Chastity, the cherubic little girl who appeared on her parents' TV show. In later years, she became famous for coming out on a national stage as a LGBT rights activist and published author. Throughout the book, Chaz touches on themes of identity, gender, and sexuality; parents and children; and how harboring secrets shatters the soul. It is an amazing contribution to our understanding of a much- misunderstood community.

Chastity Bono, Family Outing (Little, Brown, 1998 HC, 1999, PB)

Family OutingFamily Outing is both a heart-warming memoir and a guide to the coming out process. Chastity Bono, daughter of Sonny and Cher, tells her tender and at times painful coming out story, offering advice on how other young people can come out to their parents in a safe, harmonious way. Chastity also shares her mother’s own coming out process (in Cher’s own words), which was just as difficult as that of many parents.

Rebecca Booth, M.D., The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle ... At Any Age (DaCapo, 2008)

Between the SheetsLeading gynecologist Dr. Rebecca Booth created the Venus Week metaphor to help her patients better understand what influences the constant physical, emotional, and sexual changes they feel throughout the month, and in a broader way, over the course of their lives. In this illuminating, practical and wise book, Dr. Booth offers real advice to boost you libido, improve your chances of conceiving (if that is your wish), lessen the effects of the "down" part of your cycle and manage common “Venus Interrupters."

Patty Brisben, Between the Sheets: Find Your Best Sexual Self and Enhance Your Relationship (Atria, 2008)

Between the SheetsBetween the Sheets shows women how to truly tune in to your body’s sexual health, its needs, and all the factors that may be inhibiting you from feeling pleasure and sensation. As the founder of Pure Romance™, the nation's leading in-home party company specializing in romance and relationship enhancement products, Patty offers information that will teach you how to overcome your insecurities, understand your libido, and learn the ins and outs of orgasm. Throughout Between the Sheets, Patty answers questions from real women, covering the full range of common sexual concerns, from the connection between birth control and sex drive to how common medications can impact arousal, and why lubricants and other enhancement products can literally resuscitate sexual desire and pleasure.

Kelly Dorfman, MS, LDN, What's Eating Your Child: The Hidden Connections Between Food and Childhood Ailments (Workman, 2011)

What's Eating Your Child:  The Hidden Connections Between Food and Childhood AilmentsWhat’s Eating Your Child? is a book for every parent whose child suffers from mood swings, allergies, ear infections, eczema, anxiety, tantrums, ADD/ADHD, picky eating, lack of growth, and a host of other physical, behavioral, or developmental issues. Kelly Dorfman is a sought-after nutritionist who reveals the hidden connections between nutrition and chronic childhood ailments while giving parents simple, straightforward tools to understand and solve their children’s problems. Parents learn quickly how to become their own nutrition detectives, and how to implement the very simple EAT program to recalibrate their children’s diets.

Priscilla Dunstan, Child-Sense, (Bantam, 2009)

Child-SenseChild-Sense demonstrates that from birth every one of us relies most heavily on one sensory mode—touch, hearing, sight, or taste/smell—to understand the world. In this groundbreaking parenting book, author Priscilla Dunstan shows how once identify your child’s sense mode, you hold the key to a whole new way of communicating with your child. The result of eight years of rigorous, international, this accessible guide teaches a new way of parenting that empowers the parent and the child.

Donna Fish, L.C.S.W., Take the Fight Out of Food (Atria, 2005)

Take the Fight Out of FoodThis practical guide is filled with hands-on tools and in-depth advice for putting a stop to unhealthy eating habits before they begin. In Take the Fight Out of Food parents will learn how to understand their own food legacy, keep their children connected to food in a positive way, talk to their kids about food and nutrition, recognize and deal with the six types of eaters, including the Picky Eater, the Grazer, the Beige Food Eater, and more.

Harry Freund, Love with Noodles (Carrol & Graf, 2005, HC, PB 2006)

Love with Noodles“Maybe I’m on my way to becoming a rich woman’s husband – no more worries, no more clients, no more ups and downs. My father always said that love is good, but love with noodles is better, and Violet seems to have lots of noodles.” A funny, satiric, and ultimately warm-hearted first novel set in New York City’s Jewish upper class society.

Henry Grayson, Ph.D., Mindful Loving (Gotham, 2003 HC, 2004, PB)

Mindful LovingHenry Grayson, a psychologist, relationship counselor, psychoanalyst, and former minister has found that most people are actually more unhappy after marriage counseling or couples therapy. In Mindful Loving, he shows how couples can get at the root of relationship problems in a practical yet spiritual way. He shows how to identify the six forms of counterfeit love, the nine barriers to love, the ten characteristics of Empowering Love and many more tools to enhance and heal relationships.

Bob Harper, Are You Ready! To Take Charge, Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Change Your Life Forever (Broadway, 2008)

Are You Ready!The world-renowned fitness coach on the hit TV show The Biggest Loser presents his winning approach to lasting weight loss by showing how to get at the root of your overeating problem, followed by a nutritionally savvy diet and unique exercise plan. Harper shows how to replace negative thought patterns and destructive behaviors with an empowering, health-enhancing mindset so you can lose weight for the long-term. Offering an easy-to-follow eating plan, a fitness plan geared to making exercise an integral part of daily life, and inspirational tips to keep you on track, Are You Ready! harnesses all of Bob’s super-star magnetism.

Lana Holstein, M.D., How to Have Magnificent Sex (Crown, 2003 HC, 2004 PB)

How to Have Magnificent SexA positive, empowering book that shows couples how to re-energize the seven dimensions of their sexual relationship – from the biologic through the emotional and ultimately to the spiritual. Couples learn practical tips, wise advice, and keen insight from a medical doctor who has worked with hundreds of couples in her capacity as medical director of the Canyon Ranch spa in Tucson, AZ.

Charlotte Kasl, Ph.D., If the Buddha Got Stuck: A Handbook for Change on a Spiritual Path (Penguin Compass, 2005)

If the Buddha Got StuckThis wise and lighthearted book by the author of the enormously popular If the Buddha Dated and If the Buddha Married will speak to anyone who’s ever experience being stuck in life. With her signature clarity, wisdom, and wit, and her trademark blend of psychological and spiritual insight, Charlotte Kasl presents seven simple yet profound steps on the path to change.

Emily Kaufman, The Travel Mom’s Ultimate Guide to Family Travel (Broadway, 2006)

The Travel Mom's Ultimate Guide to Family TravelA great resource for busy moms, The Travel Mom’s Ultimate Book of Family Travel will guarantee that a family vacation is worth all the time, money, and emotion you put into it. Offering great tips on how to plan your vacation as well as a sumptuous guide to great family destinations, this book is the ultimate guide for families.

Michael T. Lardon, M.D., Finding Your Zone: Ten Core Lessons for Achieving Peak Performance in Sports and Life (Perigee, 2008)

Finding Your ZoneBased on his work with elite-level athletes, as well as his cutting-edge scientific research into the zone, Dr. Lardon has developed ten practical techniques to help you demystify the zone and harness its immense power by training your emotions and thoughts to synergize with your goals – whether those goals are athletic, professional, or personal.

Marrena Lindberg, The Orgasmic Diet (Crown, 2007)

Finding Your ZoneA scientifically supported, easy-to-follow, four step dietary plan that promises to lift a woman’s libido and bring her to orgasm – each and every time. Women will discover fast, easy ways to enhance their sexual pleasure, identify and avoid the orgasm killers in their diet, and learn how to achieve mind-blowing orgasms – all through four simple steps.

Lou Paget, How to Be A Great Lover (1999), How to Give Her Absolute Pleasure (2000), and The Big O (2001), (Broadway Books), The Great Lover Playbook (2003)and Hot Mamas (Gotham, 2004)

How to Giver Her Absolute PleasureHow to Be a Great LoverAs both the bestselling author of five books on enhancing sexual pleasure, and a world-renowned sex educator, Lou Paget covers everything from orgasms, sex toys, erotica, advice for couples, and how to have good sex while pregnant, and why you should. Known for her classy, direct style, Lou’s books appeal to women who want to have accurate information about sex – that works.

Eve Pearl, Plastic Surgery Without the Surgery (Warner, 2004 HC, 2005 PB)

Plastic Surgery Without the SurgeryAn Emmy-award-winning celebrity make up artists, Eve Pearl’s Plastic Surgery Without the Surgery offers simple but amazing techniques that transform dark eye circles, boost sagging skin, produce elegant cheekbones and much more – all with makeup!

Adele Puhn, R.D., The Carb Careful Solution (Viking, 2002 HC, 2003 PB)

The Carb Careful SolutionThe key to bestselling author Adele Puhn’s weight loss plan is showing readers how to avoid triggering their cravings while still being able to enjoy a well balanced diet of carbohydrates, low fats, and protein.

Shaun Robinson, Exactly As I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today’s Girls on What It Takes to Believe in Yourself (Ballantine Books, 2009)

Exactly As I AmDrawing on personal interviews with many celebrities, and her volunteer work with teens around the country, entertainment reporter Shaun Robinson shares the intimate thoughts, revelations, and feelings of select powerful women, illustrating how similar they are to those of average girls struggling to find their voices. Exactly As I Am shows young women how to achieve a balance between accepting how they look and appreciating who they are on the inside, emphasizing the importance of having a mentor or role model and the support of family. Inspiring and motivating, this tapestry of perspectives will inspire every reader to say, I accept myself “exactly as I am.”

David Romanelli, Yeah Dave’s Guide to Livin the Moment (Broadway, 2009)

Yeah Dave's GuideYeah Dave’s Guide to Livin’ the Moment offers an alternative to the crazy, over-stimulating, distracted world we live in today. On our mission for speed, movement, and stimulation, we risk missing our life. Yeah Dave’s book gives us our life back, one beautiful, delicious, and funny moment at a time. Through hilarious vignettes about his dorky moves on the dance floor, his Crackberry (aka Pinkberry) addiction, and his tryst with Hot Horny Married Woman, Romanelli makes you want to slow down the blur of modern life and find the full flavor, power, and passion that can only be found in the Moment.

Kitty Rosati, MS, RD, LDN, The Rice Diet Renewal: A Healing 30-Day Program for Lasting Weight Loss (Wiley, 2010)

The Rice Diet RenewalFrom the author of the New York Times bestselling The Rice Diet Solution-a practical 30-day plan for inner healing and lasting weight loss, The Rice Diet Renewal goes beyond what you eat to help you heal the roots of the emotional, mental, and spiritual underpinnings that often get in the way of achieving and maintaining weight loss. Through a scientifically based 4-step foundation for Cleansing Your Body, Healing Your Heart, Empowering Your Mind, and Connecting with Your Spirit, Renewal offers practical, active tools to meet weight-loss and health goals, such as music therapy, journaling, creative exercises like dream boards and other deep healing therapeutic approaches including emotional freedom technique (EFT).

Kitty Gurkin Rosati and Robert Rosati, M.D., The Rice Diet Solution (S&S, 2006 HC, 2007 PB); The Rice Diet Cookbook, (S&S, 2007)

The Rice Diet SolutionAs directors of the world-renowned Rice Diet Program, which, since 1939, has been helping thousands of people achieve lasting weight loss, Kitty and Robert Rosati finally share the secrets of their success. The bestselling Rice Diet Solution is a multi-dimensional, mind-body program that enables women to lose, on average, 19 pounds in the first month, and men, 30 pounds. The program gives readers the tools not only to lose the weight they wish, but maintain this new weight – for as long as they wish.

Candida Royalle, How to Tell A Naked Man What to Do (Touchstone/Fireside, 2004 HC, 2005 PB)

How to Tell a Naked Man What to DoThis book is sex advice from a woman who knows: Candida Royalle is an award-winning film director and producer of over 16 erotic films for women. In her first book, she tells women exactly what works for themselves, and their men.

Kathryn Sansone, Woman First, Family Always (Meredith, 2006)

Woman First, Family AlwaysKathryn Sansone has captured national attention (including two appearances on Oprah and one appearance in O Magazine!) for her heartwarming and hands-on approach to managing motherhood and life. As the mother of ten children, she shares her advice on how to first take care of oneself, then nurture your relationship, and then turn to how best to take care of your children – whether you have one or ten!

Dana Torres, Gold Medal Fitness (Broadway Books, 2010)

Gold Medal FitnessDara Torres has been to the Olympics five times, she's won twelve medals, and now, in her 40s, she still competes with girls half her age. So, what's her secret? In Gold Medal Fitness you'll find all of Torres's tips for getting back into the game and staying in shape for many years to come. Her unique combination of stretching and strengthening exercises both tone and elongate your muscles, leaving you with that perfectly sculpted and slender shape. And in this revolutionary 5-week program, she's adapted her workout plan for you!

Tina Vindum, Tina Vindum’s Outdoor Fitness: Step Out of the Gym and Into the Best Shape of Your Life (Falcon, 2009)

Family OutingOutdoor Fitness is the breakthrough program that uses the outdoors to awaken the senses, energize the body and mind, and achieve the highest degree of overall fitness, health, and well being. From the city to the country, the mountains to the beach—to that bench in the backyard, Tina Vindum has created a completely unique way to get in shape. More than an exercise program, OUTDOOR FITNESS retrains your body and your brain to maximize your fitness. Tina Vindum is the founder and president of Outdoor Fitness, the most unique and powerful concept in exercise and fitness today.

Ellen Whitehurst, Make This Your Lucky Day: Fun and Easy Feng Shui Secrets to Success, Romance, Health, and Harmony (Ballantine, 2008)

Make This Your Lucky DayBased on Ellen Whitehurst’s more than twenty years of training and expertise in Feng Shui, aromatherapy, and other modes of holistic healing, Make This Your Lucky Day shows how you can infuse each and every day with a little luck.