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Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death, and Surviving
by Julia Samuel
published by Scribner

An instant bestseller in the UK, Grief Works is a profoundly optimistic and compassionate handbook for anyone suffering a loss—from the expected death of a parent to the sudden death of a child or spouse—as well as a guide for those who want to help their grieving loved ones.

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: Relating to and Communicating with Others, from the Boardroom to the Bedroom
by Alan Alda
published by Random House

Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? is the warm, witty, and informative chronicle of how Alda found inspiration in everything from cutting-edge science to classic acting methods.

Online Marketing for Busy Authors: A Step-by-Step Guide
by Fauzia Burke
published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Fauzia Burke takes authors step by step through the process of identifying their unique personal brand, defining their audience, clarifying their aspirations and goals, and setting priorities.

JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development
by Jon Duckett
published by Wiley

Are you new to JavaScript, or have you added scripts to your web page but want a better idea of how they work? This book will teach you how to make your websites more interactive, engaging, and usable. In no time at all you will be able to think and code like a programmer.

How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide
by Laura Brown
published by W. W. Norton & Company

How to Write Anything combines unique writing methodologies with a comprehensive encyclopedia of over 150 writing tasks, complete with model outlines, dos and donʼts, and examples -- designed to help you get through all of lifeʼs writing tasks.

How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating and Publishing Your Personal Story
by Roberta Temes, PhD
published by Reader's Digest

A quick, fun and easy guide to writing a personal memoir in just one month! How to Write Your Memoir in 30 Days provides the framework for writers enthusiastic about telling their story, but wondering how to begin.

How to Prepare a Standout College Application: Expert Advice that Takes You from LMO* (*Like Many Others) to Admit
by Alison Cooper Chisolm and Anna Ivey
published by Jossey-Bass

Demystifying the process of completing a college application. Written by two former admissions officers at top universities and current admissions coaches, this book is a must-have for preparing a winning college application. This book is filled with step-by-step advice that students and parents can use immediately and will refer to again and again.

Be Afraid of the Dark: The Essential Halloween Music Collection
by various artists
published by Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest Music has assembled this collection of the world s spookiest music to help you throw the perfect Halloween Party, spook trick-or-treaters or just set the mood of the season!

I Wish I Knew That: Geography: Cool Stuff You Need to Know
by James Doyle
published by Reader's Digest

Get a grip on the globe with fun geographical facts about the world around you. After all, as Jimmy Buffet said, “Without geography, you’re nowhere.” Filled with hundreds of cool ways to remember the tallest, largest, longest, and most desolate, this is the perfect companion to get a grip on the globe.

I Before E (Except After C) The Young Readers Edition: Easy, Cool Ways to Remember Facts
by Susan Randol
published by Reader's Digest

Kids need easy ways to recall stuff - especially now that they don't even have to remember a phone number because their cell phones do it for them. This book is jammed with easy-to-use tricks for remembering lots of stuff. Through entertaining examples, kids will learn to remember everything they need to know about the earth, reading and writing, history, math and music.

I Used to Know That: Geography: Stuff You Forgot From School
by Will Williams
published by Reader's Digest

With its "a-ha! " facts, useful illustrations, and interesting sidebars, rediscover what you learned in history class about the world and its inhabitants, along with new geography quick facts. Explore both the physical and human aspects with its entertaining, easy-to-understand language.

I Wish I Knew That: Cool Stuff You Need to Know
by Steve Martin, Mike Goldsmith, Ph.D., and Marianne Taylor
published by Reader's Digest

Have you ever been excited to find out you knew something others didn't? With I Wish I Knew That you'll learn fascinating tidbits -- on everything from art, literature, and history to geography, science, and math -- from just one quick-and-easy read crammed with fun and cool stuff.

Write (Or Is That "Right"?) Every Time: Cool Ways to Improve Your English
by Lottie Stride
published by Reader's Digest

Whether you're writing a report or a creative essay, the more you understand about the workings of the English language, the better you'll do. Write (Or Is That "Right"?) Every Time provides a fun-and-easy way to tackle tenses, sort out spelling slip- ups, put a full stop to punctuation problems, and conquer clauses.

An Apple a Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs --Timeless Words to Live By
by Caroline Taggart
published by Reader's Digest

Proverbs -- those colorful time-honored truths -- have become part of our everyday language. But how often do we think about their origins or meanings?

The Nighttime Novelist: Finish Your Novel in Your Spare Time
by Joseph Bates
published by Writers Digest Books

Whether you're just beginning your novel, wondering how to navigate its middle, or bringing it to a close, you'll find the instruction, exercises, and support you need to keep your story moving forward every time you sit down to write.

The Web Designer's Idea Book, Volume 2: More of the Best Themes, Trends and Styles in Website Design
by Patrick McNeil
published by How

Volume 2 of The Web Designer's Idea Book includes more than 650 new websites arranged thematically, so you can easily find inspiration for your work. Author Patrick McNeil, creator of the popular web design blog designmeltdown.com and author of the original bestselling Web Designer's Idea Book

E=Mc2: Simple Physics: Why Balloons Rise, Apples Fall and Golf Balls Go Awry
by Jeff Stewart
published by Reader's Digest

Packed with amusing examples and experiments that readers can try for themselves, E=MC2 covers all of the most important discoveries of physics. Travel down the highway, through the beach, and to the pub and learn how physics affects everything in your surroundings-without the use of mind- bending math or the need for a particle accelerator.

The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome
by Caroline Taggart
published by Reader's Digest

It's no myth: The legacy of the ancient Greeks and Romans touches each of us in some way every day. In fact, the great thinkers from this period laid the foundation for much of our language, art, architecture, and science. Unfortunately, learning about such things can often be oh, so boring. But nil desperandum (do not despair). It's really no Herculean task. With The Classics, author Caroline Taggart presents a lively refresher course of the most important "stuff" you need to know.

What Could Happen If You Do Nothing? A Manager's Handbook for Coaching Conversations
by Jane Murphy
published by Giraffe Business Publishing

"What could happen if you do nothing?" offers managers clear, usable tools to enhance the way they listen and engage their people. This is an essential resource for developing employees to their full potential and for fostering better working relationships for individuals, teams, and the business itself.

The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing
by Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett
published by The Marshall Planet

The 16 steps outlined in this best-selling book will have you thinking about writing in an entirely new way. Rather than attempting to dive straight into writing, haphazardly trying to connect plot, characterization and other narrative elements as you go, you’ll realize that successful novel writing is actually a linear, calculated process anyone can follow.

The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide
by Peri Pakroo
published by Nolo

Approximately eight million U.S businesses are currently women-owned, and the number is growing at twice the national average for all businesses. As one of the millions of aspiring female small business owners, you know that there are specific issues and questions that need to be addressed when you're setting up shop. The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit, written by the author of the bestselling The Small Business Start-Up Kit, gives you the practical and legal information you need to kickstart a successful enterprise.

Easy as Pi: The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day
by Jamie Buchan
published by Reader's Digest

Have you ever stopped to think how many countless ways we use numbers? From the ring of the alarm clock in the morning to the numbers triggering our cell phones, our world is designed with numbers in mind. With Easy as Pi, you'll get the 4-1-1 on the fascinating origin of many of the numbers we use or read about every day.

A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi": The Origin of Foreign Words Used in English
by Chloe Rhodes
published by Reader's Digest

Organized alphabetically for easy reference, A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi" is an accessible lexicon of foreign words and phrases used in English, containing everything from aficionado (Spanish) to zeitgeist (German). Inside you'll find translations, definitions, origins, and a descriptive timeline of each item's evolution.

Decoding the Lost Symbol: The Unauthorized Expert Guide to the Facts Behind the Fiction
by Simon Cox
published by Touchstone

Dan Brown's new novel once again features Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, this time in the United States, racing to uncover clues and crack codes involving secrets that are perpetuated to this day. But how much of the novel is true and what is pure fiction?

The Basic Book of Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures
by Tom Grimm and Michele Grimm
published by Plume

With its lively text, more than four hundred basic photos and illustrations, and an extensive glossary, The Basic Book of Digital Photography is an indispensable reference for amateur and professional photographers alike.

My Grammar and I... Or Should That Be Me? How to Speak and Write it Right
by J.A. Wines and Caroline Taggart
published by Reader's Digest

Sharpen your language skills and navigate your way around grammatical minefields with this entertaining and practical guide. For anyone who has ever been stumped by dangling modifiers and split infinitives, or for those who have no idea what these things even are, My Grammar and I...Or Should That Be Me? offers practical and humorous guidance on how to avoid falling into language pitfalls.

The Maxims of Manhood: 100 Rules Every Real Man Must Live By
by Jeff Wilser
published by Adams Media

As a real man, you have to think. You have to read. You have to fight. Your dog must be larger than a toaster. Tip well. Never use the word "blossom." Outperform the GPS. Know how to chug a beer (and know that you shouldn't). Always hold the door. Never use emoticons. These are The Maxims of Manhood.

I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School
by Caroline Taggart
published by Reader's Digest

This small but mighty collection will trigger your memory with fun facts you learned in school -- from adverbs to the Pythagorean Theorem. Witty, engaging, entertaining -- a book you’ll pick up again and again.

Train Your Brain More: 60 Days to an Even Better Brain
by Dr. Ryuta Kawashima
published by Penguin

You've boosted your brainpower with Train Your Brain. Now get ready to increase those skills with Train Your Brain More!

Know It All: The Little Book of Essential Knowledge
by Susan Aldridge, Elizabeth King Humphrey, Julie Whitaker
published by Reader's Digest

Wish you were the person who's always ready with an answer to any question? Can't find just the right thing to say when you want to start a conversation at a party?

The Elvis Encyclopedia
by Adam Victor
published by Overlook Press

Adam Victor, author of the bestselling The Marilyn Encyclopedia, sifts through the competing versions of events throughout Elvis's life and traces a young man's path to immortality.

I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff
by Judy Parkinson
published by Reader's Digest

Featuring all the mnemonics you’ll ever need to know, this fun little book will bring back all the simple, easy-to-remember rhymes from your childhood—once learned, fix the information in the brain forever—such as learning to count by reciting “One, Two, buckle my shoe, Three, Four, knock at the door.” Packed with clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious—and sometimes hilarious—sayings that can be used to solve a problem or cap an argument.

The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything
by Melissa Kirsch
published by Workman

A colossal cheat sheet for your post college years. Finally, all the needs of the modern girl -- from the benefits of a Roth IRA to the pleasure and pain of dating, from figuring out what to wear to a job interview to the delicate enterprise of defriending.

Make Any Divorce Better!: Specific Steps to Make Things Smoother, Faster, Less Painful, and Save You a Lot of Money
by Ed Sherman
published by Nolo Press

Over 90% of all divorces can be completed without court battles or high attorney fees. Here's how!

Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar . . .
by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein
published by Abrams Image

Finally, a crash course in philosophy via jokes. Gags really do explain the meaning of it all in this lively book, loaded with one-liners, vaudeville humor, cartoons, and even a limerick or two.

The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class
by David S. Kidder & Noah D. Oppenheim
published by Rodale

Daily Devotionals have long been a favored tool of those looking for a regular dose of spiritual growth. The Intellectual Devotional is a secular compendium in the same tradition -- one year's worth of daily readings that will refresh the spirit, stimulate the mind, and help complete your education.

The Pocket Book of Patriotism
by Jonathan Foreman
published by Sterling Publishing

The Pocket Book of Patriotism retells the thrilling story of America from an unabashedly traditional, proudly patriotic point of view. A concise handbook for the informed modern patriot, it is a unique and inspired celebration of the great American experiment.

Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions
by Alison Cooper Chisolm and Anna Ivey
published by Harcourt

Using examples drawn from actual admissions decisions, Anna Ivey will help you dramatically improve your applications and your chances of landing a spot at the school of your choice.

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