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Books for a Better Life Awards 2010

Books for a Better Life Awards 2010

Since its inception in 1996, Books for a Better Life has recognized more than 600 self-improvement authors and has now raised more than $1.8 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 learn more about the Books for a Better Life Awards or the Multiple Sclerosis Society, please visit: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/nyn/fundraising/books-for-a-better-life/index.aspx.


2010 Winners

 

Childcare/Parenting
BRAVE GIRL EATING by Harriet Brown (HarperCollins)

First Book
THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES (Scribner)

Green
EAARTH by Bill McKibben (Times Books/Henry Holt & Co.)

Inspirational Memoir
BREAKING NIGHT by Liz Murray (Hyperion)

Motivational
LIFE UNLOCKED by Srinivasan S. Pillay, MD (Rodale)

Personal Finance
THE NEW GOOD LIFE by John Robbins (Ballantine)

Psychology
COMPOSING A FURTHER LIFE by Mary Catherine Bateson (Knopf)

Relationships
LET'S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME by Gail Caldwell (Random House)

Spiritual
THE TEN THINGS TO DO WHEN LIFE FALLS APART by Daphne Rose Kingma (New World Library)

Wellness
BACK TO LIFE AFTER A HEART CRISIS by Marc Wallack, MD and Jamie Colby (Avery Books)


2010 Finalists

 

Childcare/Parenting
BABY, WE WERE MEANT FOR EACH OTHER by Scott Simon (Random House)
BRAVE GIRL EATING by Harriet Brown (HarperCollins)
GEEK DAD by Kennth Denmead (Gotham Books)
MOM edited by Dave Isay (The Penguin Press)
A SPECIAL MOTHER by Ann 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 Terry McMillan (HarperCollins)
LOSING MY COOL by Thomas Chatterton Williams (The Penguin Press)

Green
THE CONSCIOUS KITCHEN by Alexandra Zissu (The Crown Publishing Group)
EAARTH by Bill McKibben (Times Books/Henry Hold & Company)
FOUR FISH by Paul Greenberg (The Penguin Press)
THE GREEN HOUR by Todd Christopher (Shambhala/Trumpeter)
TALKING DIRT by Annie Spiegelman (The Penguin Group/Perigee)

Inspirational Memoir
BREAKING NIGHT by Liz Murray (Hyperion)
CHEAP CABERNET: A Friendship, by Cathie Beck (Hyperion)
DEVOTION by Dani Shapiro (HarperCollins)
IMPERFECT ENDINGS by Zoe Fitzgerald Carter (Simon & Schuster)
THE SOUND OF A WILD SNAIL EATING by Elizabeth Tova Bailey (Algonquin Books)

Motivational
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)
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)
THE NEW GOOD LIFE by John Robbins (Ballantine)
PIGGYBANKING by Jeff D. Opdyke (HarperCollins)
WEALTH WATCHERS by Alice Wood (Free Press)

Psychology
COMPOSING A FURTHER LIFE by Mary Catherine Bateson (Knopf)
IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE by George Prochnik (Doubleday)
LONELY by Emily White (HarperCollins)
THE MALE BRAIN by Louann Brizendine, MD (The Crown Publishing Group)
STUFF by Randy O. Frost, PhD and Gail Steketee, PhD (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Relationships
THE HUSBANDS AND WIVES CLUB by Laurie Abraham (Touchstone)
IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Peter Lovenheim (The Penguin Group/Perigee)
LET’S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME by Gail Caldwell (Random House)
MOM STILL LIKES YOU BEST by Jane Isay (Doubleday)
SOMEWHERE INSIDE by Laura Ling and Lisa Ling (HarperCollins)

Spiritual
THE SABBATH WORLD by Judith Shulevitz (Random House)
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)

Wellness
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)