Self-Help | Prepub Alert, April 2024 Titles

Anne Lamott returns and a death-doula, an etiquette expert, an astronaut, and a first lady offer advice.








Arthur, Alua. Briefly Perfectly Human: Making an Authentic Life by Getting Real About the End. Mariner. Apr. 2024. 272p. ISBN 9780063240032. $28.99. SELF-HELP

Arthur is the founder of Going with Grace, a death-doula training and end-of-life planning organization. She’s received heavy media attention for her work as a death doula, and her TED Talk has over a million views online. In her debut, she tells her story and explains why thinking about death helps one live a better life.

Coleman, Cady. Sharing Space: An Astronaut’s Guide to Mission, Wonder, and Making Change. Penguin Life. Apr. 2024. 240p. ISBN 9780593494011. $28. SELF-HELP

Coleman, a chemist, engineer, former U.S. Air Force colonel, and retired NASA astronaut, mines her own fascinating experiences, including being one of the few women astronauts, to give insights on success, leveraging insecurities, and how to build a strong team and work with them in close quarters—or remotely.

Ho, Sara Jane. Mind Your Manners: How To Be Your Best Self in Any Situation. Hachette Go. Apr. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9780306832833. $29. SELF-HELP

Ho is the founder of two finishing schools in China and stars in her own Netflix series, Mind Your Manners. Here she imparts lessons on social and digital etiquette for relationships, work, family, food, and travel, designed to help readers learn social fluency.

Lamott, Anne. Somehow: Thoughts on Love. Riverhead. Apr. 2024. 208p. ISBN 9780593714416. $22. SELF-HELP

Beloved and best-selling author Lamott (Dusk, Night, Dawn) offers a joyful, feel-good read that explores the power of love—romantic, platonic, and familial—in people’s lives, with her usual grace, humor, and insight. With a 150K-copy first printing.

Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire. Closer Together: Knowing Ourselves, Loving Each Other. Random House Canada. Apr. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781039007444. $30. SELF-HELP

Interviewing experts and sharing moments from her own life, such as struggling with an eating disorder, working as a TV host, being married to the prime minister of Canada, and becoming a mother of three, Trudeau aims to help readers know and accept themselves and live a happier and healthier life.

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