We represent a wide range of prescriptive and contemplative titles meant to make your life better in all sorts of way. From marriage advice to attitude adjustments, lifestyle improvements to intelligent how-to's, we celebrate books meant to motivate and inspire.


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Annie Duke

Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts


Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time. There's always luck you can't control and information hidden from view. So the key to long-term success is to think in bets. Here, Annie Duke, a former World Series of Poker champion turned business consultant, draws on examples from business, sports, politics, and (of course) poker to share tools anyone can use to embrace uncertainty and make better decisions.

Joanna Barsh

Grow Wherever You Work: Straight Talk to Help with Your Toughest Challenges

McGraw-Hill Education

From Director Emerita of McKinsey & Company and in-demand speaker, Joanna Barsh comes powerful, unvarnished advice for growing through the work challenges all aspiring leaders face. Having interviewed today’s boldest and brightest up-and-coming leaders, Barsh distills their stories of work challenges into a hands-on guide to help you grow through the challenges you face―not despite them.

Adam J. Kurtz

Things Are What You Make of Them

Tarcher Perigee/Penguin Random House

From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz (aka @adamjk) comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular essays from Design*Sponge, this handwritten and heartfelt book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy to display the most crucial reminders or to pass a bit of advice on to someone who needs it.

Sean Young

Stick With It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life - for Good


Dr. Sean Young, an award-winning psychologist and the director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior, shows readers of Stick With It how to make real, lasting change in their lives. An authoritative new voice in the field of behavioral science, Dr. Young knows a great deal about our habits—how we make them and how we can break them. Stick with It is his fascinating look at the science of behavior, filled with crucial knowledge and practical advice to help everyone successfully alter their actions and improve their lives.

Jennifer Taitz

How To Be Single and Happy


When you’re hearing well-meaning questions about why you’re still single, it’s hard not to feel “less-than." How to Be Single and Happy is an empowering, compassionate guide to stop overanalyzing romantic encounters, get over regrets about past relationships, and identify what you want and need in a partner. Drawing on her expertise as a clinical psychologist, as well as the latest research and hundreds of patient interviews, Dr. Jennifer Taitz challenges the most common myths about women and love, ensuring you’ll live your best, happiest life, whether single or coupled up.

Eric Barker

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong


Much of the advice we’ve been told about achievement is logical, earnest…and downright wrong. In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. Eric’s writing has appeared in Time Magazine, Business Insider, New York Times, and The Atlantic. He regularly appears on television, and his weekly newsletter has nearly 300,000 subscribers.