Thank you to everyone who attended the
17th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards
held on Monday, March 11, 2013 at The TimesCenter
Congratulations to all of our award winners and honorees as well as the numerous people who worked behind the scenes to contribute to the success of the event.
The event was hosted by television personality Meredith Vieira
George Slowik, Jr., President of Publishers Weekly
Gail Sheehy, speaker, bestselling author of 16 books and caregiver advocate
Novartis MS Awareness Volunteer Award presented to
MS Awareness Author Award presented to
Nicholas LaRocca, PhD and Rosalind Kalb, PhD
The New York City - Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is delighted to announce the winners for the 17th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards.
17th Annual Books for a Better Life Award Winners
CHILDCARE/PARENTING AWARD GOES TO:
The Circumcision Decision
By Susan Terkel and Lorna Greenberg
Carrot Seed Publishing, LLC
COOKBOOK AWARD GOES TO:
Crazy Sexy Kitchen
By Kris Carr and Chef Chad Sarno
FIRST BOOK AWARD GOES TO:
Brain on Fire
By Susannah Cahalan
GREEN AWARD GOES TO:
The American Way of Eating
By Tracie McMillan
INSPIRATIONAL MEMOIR AWARD GOES TO:
The End of Your Life Book Club
By Will Schwalbe
Alfred A. Knopf
MOTIVATIONAL AWARD GOES TO:
By Brene Brown
PSYCHOLOGY AWARD GOES TO:
Far From the Tree
By Andrew Solomon
RELATIONSHIPS AWARD GOES TO:
Happily Even After
By Carole Brody Fleet
SPIRITUAL AWARD GOES TO:
Seven Thousand Ways to Listen
By Mark Nepo
WELLNESS AWARD GOES TO:
The Best Care Possible
By Ira Byock
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Since its inception in 1996, Books for a Better Life has recognized more than 700 self-improvement authors and has now raised more than $2.1 million for the New York City - Southern New York Chapter’s comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their friends and families. The Awards recognize self-improvement authors whose messages are aligned with the chapter’s mission of inspiring people to live their best lives. To see a full list of the 2012 finalists click here.
Five finalists in each of the ten categories above were chosen by an esteemed panel of booksellers, magazinge and book club editors, freelance book editors, television producers and librarians. Independent panels of expert judges in each category selected the winners for each category.
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For a listing of all previous finalists and winners, click here.
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