New Jan Non-Fiction

New popular adult non-fiction coming out in January listed here!

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"You Just Need to Lose Weight" : And 20 Other Myths About Fat People.

"You Just Need to Lose Weight" : And 20 Other Myths About Fat People.

Gordon, Aubrey.
2023

Aubrey Gordon equips readers with the facts and figures to reframe myths about fatness in order to dismantle the anti-fat bias ingrained in how we think about and treat fat people. Bringing her dozen years of community organizing and training, Gordon shares the rhetorical approaches she and other organizers employ to not only counter these pernicious myths, but to dismantle the anti-fat bias that so often underpin them. As conversations about fat acceptance and fat justice continue to grow, this book will be essential to ensure that those conversations are informed, effective, and grounded in both research and history. Print run 20,000.

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Attention Span Finding Focus and Fighting Distraction.

Attention Span Finding Focus and Fighting Distraction.

Mark, Gloria.

We spend an average of just 47 seconds on any screen before shifting our attention. It takes 25 minutes to bring our attention back to a task after an interruption. And we interrupt ourselves more than we're interrupted by others. Psychologist Gloria Mark reveals these and more surprising results from her decades of research into how technology affects our attention. Dr. Mark reveals how we can take control, not only to find more success in our careers, but also to find health and wellness in our everyday lives. Print run 200,000.

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Gentle Power A Revolution in How We Think, Lead, and Succeed Using the Finnish Art of Sisu.

Gentle Power A Revolution in How We Think, Lead, and Succeed Using the Finnish Art of Sisu.

Lahti, Emilia Elisabet.

Power is fundamental in our lives. All too often, we equate force and domination with power, while gentleness and compassion are considered "soft" or "weak." Dr. Emilia Elisabet Lahti uses the concept of sisu, a central philosophy native to Finland, as the foundation for her investigation of gentle power. To understand power is to realize that leadership is not just for some selected minority - we are all leaders whose choices impact those around us. Discover a path of wisdom, resilience, and compassionate strength that will elevate your life - and uplift others to take part in a new revolution of human empowerment. Print run 50,000.

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The Good Life Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness.

The Good Life Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness.

Waldinger, Robert.

What makes a life fulfilling and meaningful? The simple but surprising answer is: relationships. The stronger our relationships, the more likely we are to live happy, satisfying, and overall healthier lives. The invaluable insights in this book emerge from the revealing personal stories of hundreds of participants in the Harvard Study as they were followed year after year for their entire adult lives. Learn how to can make your lives happier and more meaningful through your connections to others. Print run 200,000.

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The Nazi Conspiracy The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill.

The Nazi Conspiracy The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill.

Meltzer, Brad.
2023

In 1943, as the war against Nazi Germany raged abroad, President Franklin Roosevelt had a critical goal: a face-to-face sit-down with his allies Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. When the Nazis found out about the meeting, their own secret plan took shape - an assassination plot that would've changed history. A true story filled with daring rescues, body doubles, and political intrigue, this book details FDR's pivotal meeting in Tehran and the deadly Nazi plot against the heads of state of the three major Allied powers who attended it. Print run 300,000.

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Now Let Me Fly A Portrait of Eugene Bullard.

Now Let Me Fly A Portrait of Eugene Bullard.

Wimberly, Ronald.

On the eve of World War I, Eugene Bullard was a refugee of the Jim Crow South who was determined to find a place where a Black man would be treated as a fellow human being. His search took him from rural Georgia to the streets of Paris, from the vaudeville stage to the boxing ring, and finally, from the muddy trenches to the open skies. In 1914, Bullard joined the fight to defend France - and made history as the world's first African American fighter pilot. Print run 40,000.

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Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia

Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia

Graeber, David.

Pirates have long lived in the realm of romance and fantasy, symbolizing risk, lawlessness, and radical visions of freedom. But at the root of this mythology is a rich history of pirate societies - vibrant, imaginative experiments in self-governance and alternative social formations at the edges of European empire. This book stems from his early research into the sweeping exploration of the non-European origins of what we consider to be "Western" thought, and an endeavor to recover forgotten forms of social and political order that gesture toward new, hopeful possibilities for the future. Print run 20,000.

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Spare

Spare

Prince Harry.
2023

It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother's coffin as the world watched in sorrow - and horror. As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling - and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is that story at last. With its raw, unflinching honesty, this is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.

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Waco Rising David Koresh, the FBI, and the Birth of America's Modern Militias.

Waco Rising David Koresh, the FBI, and the Birth of America's Modern Militias.

Cook, Kevin.

Kevin Cook provides the full story of what happened at Waco. He gives readers a taste of Koresh's deadly charisma and takes us behind the scenes at the Branch Davidians' compound. In vivid accounts packed with human drama, Cook harnesses never-reported material to reconstruct the FBI's fifty-one-day siege of the Waco compound in minute-to-minute detail. With help from sources as diverse as Branch Davidian survivors and the FBI's lead negotiator during the siege, Cook draws a straight line from Waco's ashes to the January 6, 2021, riot at the US Capitol and insurrections yet to come. Print run 75,000.

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Your Story Matters Find Your Voice, Sharpen Your Skills, Tell Your Story.

Your Story Matters Find Your Voice, Sharpen Your Skills, Tell Your Story.

Shukla, Nikesh.
2023

Nikesh Shukla, author, editor, and writing mentor knows better than most the power that every unique voice has to create change. Whether it's a novel, personal essay, nonfiction work or short story - or even just the formless desire to write something down. This practical guide includes exercises and prompts to develop your idea and unique voice, no matter what genre or style you're writing in.

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