Rethinking Life and Work: Aug. 2022, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

Helping yourself, helping others. 

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Andrews-Dyer, Helena. The Mamas: What I Learned About Kids, Class, and Race from Moms Not Like Me. Crown. Aug. 2022. 240p. ISBN 9780593240311. $27. MEMOIR/PARENTING

Forte, Tiago. Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method To Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential. Atria. Aug. 2022. 240p. ISBN 9781982167387. $28. CD. SELF-HELP

Mariani, Mike. What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us: Who We Become After Tragedy and Trauma. Ballantine. Aug. 2022. 400p. ISBN 9780593236949. $28.99. PSYCHOLOGY

O’Brady, Colin. The 12-Hour Walk: Invest One Day, Unlock Your Best Life. Scribner. Aug. 2022. 256p. ISBN 9781982133160. $26.99. CD. SELF-HELP

Pierre-Bravo, Daniela. The Other: How To Own Your Power at Work as a Woman of Color. Legacy Lit: Hachette. Aug. 2022. 256p. ISBN 9780306925443. $29. Downloadable. SELF-HELP

In The Mamas, Andrews-Dyer—a senior culture writer at the Washington Post and author of Bitch Is the New Black —relates her experiences as a Black mother in a predominantly white mommy group and asks whether Black and white mothers can truly be not just mom mates but real friends. Productivity expert Forte explains that as we deal with all the information swamping us, we can think, work, and live better by Building a Second Brain (75,000-copy first printing). Journalist Mariani draws on personal experience with chronic fatigue syndrome to show how people deal with life disruptions by creating new identities in What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us. Author of the New York Times best-selling The Impossible First and a multi-record-holding explorer, O’Brady explains how to push beyond self-imposed limits and become a better you in The 12-Hour Walk (125,000-copy first printing). Well connected in both English- and Spanish-language media, MSNBC reporter forMorning Joe Pierre-Bravo can identify with feeling like The Other in business meetings, and she gives women of color and children of immigrants advice on overcoming that head-down feeling (50,000-copy first printing).

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Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president, awards chair, and treasurer of the National Book Critics Circle.

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