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Books for A Better Life Awards Finalists Announced

November 20, 2014

Contact:
Liz Samurovich
liz.samurovich@nmss.org
212-453-3209
 

Winners to be announced at the ceremony on Monday, March 23, 2015 with host Meredith Vieira
 

The New York City - Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is pleased to announce the finalists for the 19th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards. The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at The TimesCenter in New York City on Monday, March 23, 2015. The event, hosted by television personality Meredith Vieira, will honor Dr. Mark Hyman,  founder of The UltraWellness Center and director of The Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and Mark Tauber, Senior Vice President and Publisher of HarperOne, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.

 

What:   19th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards


When:    Monday, March 23, 2015

      Cocktail reception: 5:30 p.m.

      Awards program: 7 - 8:30 p.m.

 

Where:   The TimesCenter

                 242 W. 41st St
                 New York, NY 10036

Since its inception in 1996, the Books for a Better Life Awards has recognized more than 700 self-improvement authors and 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 as well as the Society’s critical research initiatives. The Awards recognize self-improvement authors whose messages are aligned with the chapter’s mission of inspiring people to live their best lives.

Five finalists in 10 categories were chosen by an esteemed panel of booksellers, magazine, television and book club editors, television producers and librarians. Independent panels of expert judges in each category will select a winner for each category.

The following are the 19th Annual Books for Better Life Award finalists:

CHILDCARE/ PARENTING

The Price of Silence
Liza Long
Hudson Street Press

Beyond Magenta
Susan Kuklin
Candlewick Press

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons
Meg Meeker, M.D.
Ballantine Books

All Joy and No Fun
Jennifer Senior
HarperCollins

How Toddlers Thrive
Tovah P. Klein, Ph.D.
Touchstone

COOKBOOK
Plenty More
Yotam Ottolenghi
TenSpeed Press

The Kitchen Ecosystem
Eugenia Bone
Clarkson Potter/Publishers

The Oh She Glows Cookbook
Angela Liddon
Avery

Ikaria
Diane Kochilas
Rodale

The Family Cooks
Laurie David
Rodale

FIRST BOOK
Both Sides Now
Nancy Sharp
Books & Books Press

Seriously Not All Right
Ron Capps
Schaffner Press

Life in Motion
Misty Copeland with Charisse Jones
Touchstone

Napkin Notes
Garth Callaghan
HarperOne

Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson
Spiegel & Grau

GREEN
How to Change Minds about Our Changing Climate
Seth B. Darling and Douglas L. Sisterson
The Experiment

Seeds of Hope
Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson
Grand Central Publishing

Plastic Purge
Michael SanClements
St. Martin’s Griffin

The Soil will Save Us
Kristin Ohlson
Rodale

Local
Douglas Gayeton
HarperDesign

INSPIRATIONAL MEMOIR
I’ll Drink to That
Betty Halbreich with Rebecca Paley
The Penguin Press

Not Fade Away
Rebecca Alexander with Sascha Alper
Gotham Books

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Roz Chast
Bloomsbury

The Opposite of Loneliness
Marina Keegan
Scribner

Redefining Realness
Janet Mock
Atria Books

MOTIVATIONAL
Getting Life
Michael Morton
Simon & Schuster

Small Move, Big Change
Caroline L. Arnold
Viking

Dream Year
Ben Arment
Portfolio/Penguin

Thanks for the Feedback
Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen
Viking

Congratulations, by the way
George Saunders
Random House

PSYCHOLOGY
A Deadly Wandering
Matt Richtel
William Morrow/HarperCollins

Who We Be
Jeff Chang
St. Martin’s Press

The Marshmallow Test
Walter Mischel
Little, Brown and Company

Risk Savvy
Gerd Gigerenzer
Viking

The Narcissist Next Door
Jeffrey Kluger
Riverhead Books

RELATIONSHIPS
Coming Back Together
Steven L. Sayers, Ph.D
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Beyond Addiction
Jeffrey Foote, Ph.D, Carrie Wilkins, Ph.D & Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D with Stephanie Higgs
Scribner

The Energies of Love
Donna Eden & David Feinstein
Tarcher/ Penguin

Haatchi & Little B
Wendy Holden
Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press

Refeathering the Empty Nest
Wendy Aronsson
Roman & Littlefield

SPIRITUAL
Bulletproof Spirit
Captain Dan Willis
New World Library

The Power of the Heart
Baptist de Pape
Atria Books

Small Miracles from Beyond
Yitta Halberstam & Judith Leventhal
Sterling Ethos

Real Happiness at Work
Sharon Salzberg
Workman Publishing

Small Victories
Anne Lamott
Riverhead Books

WELLNESS
Raw Energy in a Glass
Stephanie Tourles
Storey Publishing

Plant-Powered for Life
Sharon Palmer, RDN
The Experiment

The Silver Lining
Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW
Atria Books

The Body Keeps the Score
Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.
Viking

Being Mortal
Atul Gawande
Metropolitan

 

 

About the New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties continue moving their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and friends. For more information, visit www.MSnyc.org.The New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society is committed to helping the 10,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the five boroughs and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties continue moving their lives forward. The chapter raises funds locally to support the Society’s critical research initiatives and to provide hundreds of comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their family and friends. For more information, visit www.MSnyc.org.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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