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Big Nonfiction Titles; Week of 12/28

Monday, December 28th, 2009

In preparation for all those New Year’s resolutions, the annual flood of self-help titles begins this week.

Several franchises are releasing new titles.┬áThe Eat this! Not That! guys have already tackled restaurants and supermarkets and now they take on the scariest place of all for dieters — Cook This! Not That!: The Kitchen Survival Guide. Unmarried, self-supporting “real” New York “housewife,” Bethenny Frankel has a new book in her Skinnygirl line, The Skinnygirl Dish and You: on a Diet is coming out in a new edition.

Our money is on The High School Reunion Diet: Lose 20 Years in 30 Days, for title alone.

The High School Reunion Diet: Lose 20 Years in 30 Days
David A., M.D. Colbert
Retail Price: $23.00
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster – (2009-12-29)
ISBN / EAN: 1439182558 / 9781439182550

Some wimps make once-a-year resolutions, but for her “Happiness Project,” Gretchen Rubin lived a resolution a month and blogged about it (

The site is a model for making use of every possible form of social networking; there’s even a Happiness Project Toolbox, for people who want to create their own Happiness Project Groups. Now comes the old media version; a book. Rubin’s a library lover and includes Kansas City P.L. in her upcoming tour.

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Gretchen Rubin
Retail Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper – (2010-01-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061583251 / 9780061583254

HarperAudio: 9780061996924; 12/29/2009; $24.99

eBook downloadable from OverDrive.