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.

Dev Aujla

50 Ways to Get a Job

Tarcher Perigee

You are so much more than a resume or job application, but how can you communicate that to your potential employer? Dev Aujla, the CEO of Catalog, a recruiting firm used by the world’s most innovative companies, has the answers. Based on information gained from over 400,000 individuals who have used his exercises, this book reveals Aujla's tried-and-tested method for job seekers at every stage of their career. Filled with anecdotes and advice, it includes quick-step exercises that help you avoid the common pitfalls of navigating a modern career.

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.

Benjamin Spall & Michael Xander

My Mourning Routine

Portfolio/Penguin Random House

Part instruction manual, part someone else's diary, the authors of My Morning Routine interviewed sixty-four of today's most successful people, including three-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, and bestselling author Mari Kondo. Some routines are all about early morning exercise and spartan living; others are more leisurely and self-indulgent. Spall and Xander, the founders of will show you how to boost your productivity, implement a workout or meditation routine, or just learn to roll with the punches in the morning.

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.

Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola

How to Keep Your Marriage from Sucking

Diversion Books

This hilarious and hopeful primer to prevent, combat, and eliminate the suckage in modern marriage by doing it right in the early years, comes from one of the minds behind the series Sex and the City and the New York Times bestselling authors of He’s Just Not That Into You, It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken, and It’s Just a F***ing Date. The perfect book for those who have just put a ring on it or are thinking of putting a ring on it, Behrendt and Ruotola’s work is a brilliant guide for the first stretch of that wild ride we call marriage.