October 2022 The multiple subjects in our inaugural Life+Style review section span essential topics that help readers build the life they want, find balance, create home, and fulfill creative aspirations. We invite you to read these 100+ reviews and find titles to enhance your collection, aid readers, and, we also very much hope, find joy yourself.

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Q&A: Rue Mapp

For Rue Mapp, engaging in outdoor activities is a lifestyle. She’s the CEO/founder of Outdoor Afro, the nation’s top nonprofit inspiring Black people and leadership by connecting them with nature, and has won awards including the National Wildlife Federation Communication Award (received alongside Bill Clinton). She’s a pioneer who changes the narrative in her debut book, Nature Swagger: Stories and Visions of Black Joy in the Outdoors. She talks with LJ about her hopes, her mission, and being a first-time author.

Q&A: Phil Rosenthal

Multi-award-winning Phil Rosenthal, the creator of TV’s Everybody Loves Raymond, has entertained millions with his humor and insight. His travel and food show Somebody Feed Phil is currently delighting viewers on Netflix. LJ spoke with Rosenthal about cities he loves, cookbooks he treasures, and what his show and the new accompanying cookbook offer to viewers and readers.

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