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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

15th Annual Books for a Better Life Award Finalists (USA)

The New York City - Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society has announced the finalists for the 15th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards. The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City on March 7, 2011:


* Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other by Scott Simon (The Random House Publishing Group)
* Brave Girl Eating by Harriet Brown (HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS)
* Geek Dad by Ken Denmead (Gotham Books)
* Mom by Dave Isay, editor (The Penguin Press)
* A Special Mother by Anne Ford with John-Richard Thompson (Newmarket Press)

First Book

* The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha (Amy Einhorn Books / Putnam)
* The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes by Randi Davenport (Algonquin Books)
* The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)
* I Love You And I'm Leaving You Anyway by Tracy McMillan (HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS)
* Losing My Cool by Thomas Chatterton Williams (The Penguin Press)


* The Conscious Kitchen by Alexandra Zissu (The Crown Publishing Group)
* Eaarth by Bill McKibben (Times Books, an imprint of Henry Holt & Co.)
* Four Fish by Paul Greenberg (The Penguin Press)
* The Green Hour by Todd Christopher (Shambhala / imprint: Trumpeter)
* Talking Dirt by Annie Spiegelman (Penguin Group (Perigee))

Inspirational Memoir

* Breaking Night by Liz Murray (Hyperion Books)
* Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship by Cathie Beck (Hyperion Books)
* Devotion by Dani Shapiro (HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS)
* Imperfect Endings by Zoe Fitzgerald Carter (Simon & Schuster)
* The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elizabeth Tova Bailey (Algonquin Books)


* Do Something! by Nancy Lublin with Vanessa Martir and Julia Steers (Workman Publishing)
* God Never Blinks by Regina Brett (Grand Central Publishing)
* Life Unlocked by Srinivasan S. Pillay, MD (Rodale)
* Lift by Kelly Corrigan (Hyperion Books)
* Operation Beautiful by Caitlin Boyle (Gotham Books)

Personal Finance

* Does This Make My Assets Look Fat? by Susan L. Hirshman (St. Martin's Press)
* Money 911 by Jean Chatzky (HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS)
* The New Good Life by John Robbins (Ballantine)
* Piggybanking by Jeff D. Opdyke (HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS)
* Wealth Watchers by Alice Wood (Free Press)


* Composing a Further Life by Mary Catherine Bateson (Knopf)
* In Pursuit of Silence by George Prochnik (Doubleday)
* The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine, MD (The Crown Publishing Group)
* Stuff by Randy O. Frost, PhD and Gail Steketee, PhD (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)


* The Husbands and Wives Club by Laurie Abraham (Touchstone)
* In the Neighborhood by Peter Lovenheim (Penguin Group (Perigee))
* Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell (The Random House Publishing Group)
* Mom Still Likes You Best by Jane Isay (Doubleday)
* Somewhere Inside by Laura Ling and Lisa Ling (HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS)


* The Sabbath World by Judith Shulevitz (The Random House Publishing Group)
* The Ten Things to Do When Life Falls Apart by Daphne Rose Kingma (New World Library)
* To You We Shall Return by Joseph M. Marshall III (Sterling Publishing)
* Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms by David Kessler (Hay House)
* Women Food and God by Geneen Roth (Scribner)


* 101 Optimal Life Foods by David Grotto, RD, LDN (Bantam)
* Ah-Choo! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold by Jennifer Ackerman (Grand Central Publishing)
* Back to Life after a Heart Crisis by Marc Wallack, MD and Jamie Colby (Avery Books)
* Change Your Brain, Change Your Body by Daniel G. Amen, MD (The Crown Publishing Group)
* The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal (Atria Books / Simon & Schuster)

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