Self-Help | Prepub Alert, November 2024 Titles

The power of rest, advice from a Buddhist monk, and breaking free from other people’s expectations are the subjects of these feel-good meditations and guides.

Hersey, Tricia. We Will Rest!: The Art of Escape. Little, Brown Spark. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780316365550. 160p. $24. SELF-HELP

Hersey, founder of the Nap Ministry, sought to push back against capitalism and white supremacy with her bestselling manifesto Rest Is Resistance. She returns with a book of healing meditations, poetry, and stories that encourage people to find healing and justice through rest. With an 80K-copy first printing.

Masuno, Shunmyo. How To Let Things Go: 99 Tips from a Zen Buddhist Monk To Relinquish Control and Free Yourself Up for What Matters. tr. from Japanese by Allison Markin Powell. Penguin Life. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780143138136. 224p. $26. SELF-HELP

For those feeling overwhelmed, internationally bestselling Buddhist monk Masuno (The Art of Simple Living) offers a guide for stepping away from the demands of everyday life and prioritizing what really matters. Already a bestseller in Japan, this book offers lessons and practical tips for creating a calmer, more fulfilling life.

Suhyun, Kim. I Decided To Live as Me: An Illustrated Checklist for How To Stop Comparing Yourself to Others So You Can Learn To Love Yourself. tr. from Korean by Anton Hur. Penguin Life. Nov. 2024. ISBN 9780143138228. 288p. $28. SELF-HELP

Full of charming illustrations, words of comfort, and practical advice, Suhyun’s life guide, which has sold over a million copies in South Korea, encourages readers to break free from other people’s expectations and the unrealistic standards of social media and be themselves.

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