Featured Books: SPRING/SUMMER 2012
The Physique 57® Solution
The Physique 57® Solution
The Groundbreaking 2-Week Plan for a Lean, Beautiful Body
January 2012 Hardcover
978-0-446-58533-0
$25.99/$28.99 Can.

What if you could achieve your best body starting now? THE PHYSIQUE 57® SOLUTION, celebrity praised and widely loved, is designed to systematically sculpt your muscles to create a lean, beautiful shape. This unique, effective workout combines interval training, isometric exercises, and orthopedic stretches to rapidly and dramatically transform your body. No matter your level of fitness, the Physique 57 technique will keep you challenged, motivated, and entertained.

Now combined with a healthy and delicious meal plan, this two-week program will help you get your best body fast. Discover:

  • Step-by-step, groundbreaking workouts offering major calorie burn
  • Innovative choreography, including muscle-defining arm exercises, intense seat-and-thigh sequences, and waist-chiseling ab moves
  • A super-slimming two-week meal plan
  • A variety of flavorful and healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and dessert
  • Motivating tips to help you reach your goals!

Drop pounds, lose up to 10 inches, and transform into the best version of yourself.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Heart Disease
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Heart Disease
February 2012 Trade Paperback
978-1-609-41254-8
$14.99/$16.50 Can

Coronary heart disease has long been the number one killer in this country, and for decades, we have been told about five basic risk factors: elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and smoking. But the truth is that heart disease is much more complex—with close to 400 risk factors!

In this innovative guide, Dr. Mark Houston helps readers discover the causes of heart disease, how to prevent and treat its debilitating effects via nutrition, nutritional supplements, exercise, weight management, and lays to rest to various myths (cholesterol is not the primary cause) based on scientific studies and medical publications.

Readers will also learn how to indentify the risk factors most likely to endager them and construct an arsenal of non-pharmacological preventitive strategies that can counteract this most deadly disease.

The Wholesome Baby Food Guide
The Wholesome Baby Food Guide
Over 150 Easy, Delicious, and Healthy Recipes from Purees to Solids
February 2012 Trade Paperback
978-0-446-58410-4
$15.99/$17.50 Can

Baby food doesn't need to be tasetless, processed and in a jar. It can be fresh, vibrant and delicious. In THE WHOLESOME BABY FOOD GUIDE, Maggie Meade will show you how easy it is to feed your baby homemade goodness.

Based on the top-rated baby food website, THE WHOLESOME BABY FOOD GUIDE is filled with carefully researched information on nutrition, allergies, myths, and the best practices for introducing foods to your little ones. With more than 150 recipes, as well as storage tips, and allergy alerts, Meade reviews the three major stages of a baby's learning to eat: 4-6 months, 6-8 months, and 8 months and up.

With courage, humor, and gentle motivation, this book will show parents that their baby's food doesn't have to come from a jar to be healthy and safe. In fact, the healthiest, safest, and tastiest (not to mention least expensive!) foods for babies are those cooked from real ingredients in the kitchen at home.

This book sets the stage for a child's lifelong love of healthy and wholesome foods. Move over Gerber—parents are getting into the kitchen!

10 Pounds in 10 Days
10 Pounds in 10 Days
The Secret Celebrity Program for Losing Weight Fast
March 2012 Hardcover
978-1-455-50741-2
$22.99/$24.99 Can

As America's favorite no-nonsense celebrity fitness trainer, Jackie Warner has years of experience showing her clients how to get red-carpet ready in no time. Now she's sharing the secret formula! She'll show you how to lose 10 pounds fast and then continue losing over 30 days. You'll look and feel better than ever.

In 10 POUNDS IN 10 DAYS, Jackie reveals a program that your body will love and you will want to commit to for a lifetime. Rooted in Jackie's principles of fitness, this plan will give you a nutrient-rich, all-natural diet to jump-start your metabolism and rev up the fat burning; exercises to tone and sculpt your body to perfection; and the encouragement to turn your self-loathing into self-loving. Jackie's powerful 10 x 10 program will help you achieve your best body and the happiest you. Discover how to:

  • DROP POUNDS RAPIDLY: Three simple 10-day eating plans and workouts-for a full 30 days of fat burning and toning
  • EAT TO LOSE: Discover the superstar foods that encourage fat loss, satisfy cravings, and recharge your metabolism
  • BURN FAT FAST: Specific high-intensity workouts that combine cardio-acceleration and resistance training to maximize burn and give ultimate tone in the fastest time possible
  • KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF: The secret strategy for changing your set point so the pounds stay off permanently.

Research-backed and client-proven, this program works! You'll feel better, eat healthier, exercise more efficiently, and above all, you'll lose up to 10 POUNDS IN 10 DAYS!

Giant George
Giant George
Life with the World's Biggest Dog
April 2012 Hardcover
978-1-455-51145-7
$24.99/$27.99 Can

With his big blue eyes and soulful expression, George was the irresistible runt of the litter. But Dave and Christie Nasser's "baby" ended up being almost five feet tall, seven feet long, and 245 pounds. Eager to play, and boisterous to the point of causing chaos, this big Great Dane was scared of water, scared of dogs a fraction of his size and, most of all, scared of being alone.

GIANT GEORGE is the charming story of how this precocious puppy won Dave and Christie's hearts and along the way became a doggie superstar. In 2010, George was named by Guinness World Records as the Tallest Dog in the World-ever. He appeared on Oprah, and even has his own global fan club. But to Dave and Christie, this extraordinary animal is still their beloved pet, the one who has made them laugh, made them cry, and continues to make them incredibly happy.

Vegan Cooking for Carnivores
Vegan Cooking for Carnivores
Over 125 Recipes So Tasty You Won't Miss the Meat
April 2012 Hardcover
978-1-609-41242-5
$29.99/$32.99 Can

Ellen DeGeneres' personal chef, Roberto Martin, shares over 125 delicious vegan recipes he's created for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi that he hopes will make healthy vegan cooking accessible and easy for everyone. Portia de Rossi explains in her foreword, "Roberto taught me that the key to making good food vegan is substitution…you can enjoy all your favorite foods and never feel deprived."

Some of the standouts Martin, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, has developed for Ellen and Portia include: Banana and Oatmeal Pancakes, Avocado Reuben, Red Beans and Rice, "Chick'n" Pot Pie, and Chocolate Cheesecake. Featuring mouthwatering photographs by award-winning food photographer, Quentin Bacon, this cookbook will appeal to die-hard carnivores and vegetarians alike.

Your Cat: The Owner's Manual
Your Cat: The Owner's Manual
Hundreds of Secrets, Surprises, and Solutions for Raising a Happy, Healthy Cat
May 2012 Hardcover
978-0-446-57136-4
$25.99/$28.99 Can

Dr. Marty Becker has become known as "America's Veterinarian" because of his educational and entertaining shows and columns. For more than ten years, Dr. Becker has been the popular veterinary contributor to ABC-TV's Good Morning America and is now a member of Core Team Oz on Dr. Mehmet Oz's show.

Dr. Becker will help owners solve problems and enhance their bond with their cats through a tip-filled book on everything from finding the right cat to preventing health problems and bad behavior. He will start owners off on the right foot, whether they buy a kitten or adopt an older cat, showing them how to solve the most annoying behavior and cat-care problems—from scratching furniture to not using the litter-box. (Surprising fact: did you know that black cats shed more than light-colored cats?) And he advises owners how to make their own cat toys, and how to save money on medication, both traditional and alternative.

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