The Neologist Gift Set:
Maureen O’Brien’s THE B MOTHER, exploring the choices families make, and the heroic act of being a Birth Mother, to Jennifer Charat at Harcourt, by Victoria Sanders, at Victoria Sanders & Associates (NA).
James Rapson and Craig English’s ANXIOUS TO PLEASE: 7 Revolutionary Practices to Overcome Chronic Niceness, uncovering the source of chronic niceness, and providing readers with an indispensable guide for lifelong change, to Bethany Brown at Sourcebooks, in a nice deal, by Andrea Hurst at Andrea Hurst & Associates (US).
The eventual-topic-of-your-children’s-therapy-sessions gift set:
Author of Pregnancy Sucks and Pregnancy Sucks for Men, Joanne Kimes’ GETTING YOUR BABY TO SLEEP SUCKS, BREASTFEEDING SUCKS, COLIC SUCKS, and POTTY-TRAINING SUCKS, extending her gritty honesty about motherhood to problem solving for early parenthood, to Kate Epstein at Adams Media, by Jeff Herman, in a nice deal (world).
The cognitive dissonance gift set:
Psychologist, motivational speaker, and Oprah favorite Dr. Robin Smith’s LYING AT THE ALTAR, asserting that couples routinely lie to each other, because that is what they are raised to do and because that often feels easier than telling the truth, offering the necessary tools for how to rebuild a relationship and break the habit of lying, to Bob Miller at Hyperion, by Jane Dystel at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (world).
Couples therapist and author of The Truth About Love, Pat Love, Ed.D. and psychologist Stephen Stosny, Ph.D.’s HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR MARRIAGE WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT IT, which explains why the four words a man fears most are “Honey, can we talk?,” showing women (and men) a non-verbal approach to coping with fear and shame – the two unconscious emotions that are ultimately responsible for poor communication, fear of intimacy, addictions, affairs, abuse, and most divorce, to Kris Puopolo at Doubleday, at auction, by James Levine of Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world).