By Madeline Rudin

Published on March 20, 2015

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Photography by DONALD MCPHERSON

HEALTH NUTS
Body of Truth
By Harriet Brown
On a mission to dismantle common health industry fallacies, this must-read aims to overthrow the nations new f-word: “fat.”
http://www.amazon.com/Body-Truth-Science-Obsession-Weight/dp/0738217697

Skin Cleanse
By Adina Grigore
We watch what we put in our bodies; let’s watch what we put on our bodies. Learn how to detox your skin and discover all-natural beauty products in unpredictable places.
http://www.amazon.com/Skin-Cleanse-Simple-All-Natural-Program/dp/0062332554

The New Health Rules
By Frank Lipman M.D. and Danielle Claro
In this reparative recipe book for total body wellness, authors Lipman and Claro break down the ingredients for a stronger and longer life.
http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Health-Rules-Whole-Body/dp/1579655734

FAMILY MATTERS
Great With Child
By Beth Ann Fennelly
A collection of candid letters from Fennelly to her pregnant friend—each one brimming with authentic and empathetic child bearing and rearing information.
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Child-Letters-Young-Mother/dp/039332978X

Bringing Up Bébé
By Pamela Druckerman
Giving birth to her baby in Paris sparks the author’s realization that Parisian babies tend to be as refined as their city.  In this modern parenting manual, Druckerman explores the art of rearing children who decline cheerios and opt for crudité.
http://www.amazon.com/Bringing-Up-B%C3%A9b%C3%A9-Discovers-Parenting/dp/0143122967

THE NEW CLASSICS
Me Before You
By Jojo Moyes
A heart-wrenching story of unexpected adoration and the sacrifices that make life worth living.
http://www.amazon.com/Me-Before-You-Jojo-Moyes/dp/0143124544

Funny Girl
By Nick Hornby
Hornby’s latest novel is a roaring ode to 1960’s London (and a muted ode to Lucille Ball) through the adventures of aspiring starlet and comedian, Sophie Straw.
http://www.amazon.com/Funny-Girl-Novel-Nick-Hornby/dp/1594205418

The Goldfinch
By Donna Tartt
A timeless tale of love and loss, through the lens of a character tormented by the past and seeking solace in the present.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Goldfinch-Novel-Pulitzer-Fiction/dp/0316055433

MINDFUL REMINDERS
The Happiness Project
By Gretchen Rubin
A comedic chronicle of one woman’s yearlong journey to a happier life and the realization that a little bit of positive thinking goes a long way.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Happiness-Project-Aristotle-Generally/dp/006158326X

Tiny Beautiful Things
By Cheryl Strayed
Another winner from the author of Wild, Cheryl Strayed shares with us a compilation of un-sugar coated advice from her once anonymous column Dear Sugar.
http://www.amazon.com/Tiny-Beautiful-Things-Advice-Sugar/dp/0307949338

A Short Guide to a Happy Life
By Anna Quindlen
Exactly what it sounds like—this fast read advises us to slow down. 
http://www.amazon.com/A-Short-Guide-Happy-Life/dp/0375504613

DOWN TO BUSINESS
The Tipping Point
By Malcolm Gladwell
What makes a notion or concept spread like wildfire? There’s a scientific equation for idea dissemination and Gladwell illustrates it in layman’s terms.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Tipping-Point-Little-Difference/dp/0316346624

Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!
By Nicholas Carlson
A behind the scenes look at the fall of Yahoo! and the rise of its latest CEO, former Google girl, Marissa Mayer.
http://www.amazon.com/Marissa-Mayer-Fight-Save-Yahoo/dp/1455556610

FOOD CRITIQUES
French Women Don’t Get Fat
By Mireille Guiliano
As the CEO of French champagne house, Veuve Cliquot, author Mireille Guiliano knows a thing or two about embracing guilty pleasures, without feeling the guilt.  Her secret? Make like a French woman and you too can enjoy both your food and your waistline.
http://www.amazon.com/French-Women-Dont-Get-Fat/dp/0375710515

The Lemonade Cookbook
By Alan Jackson
Much like the customers that frequent his LA restaurant, Jackson’s cookbook is colorful and sophisticated.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Lemonade-Cookbook-California-Cafeteria/dp/1250023661

What the Fork Are You Eating?
By Stefanie Sacks
This how-to guide for eating clean starts at the grocery store.