HGD: Winter 2018

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    Gut The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ (Revised Edition) Giulia Enders, Jill Enders
    9781771643764 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition Publication Date:March 27, 2018
    $19.95 CAD 5.3 x 8.5 x 0.9 in | 400 gr | 304 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      “Everything you ever wanted to know about the gut (and then some).”

      In this New York Times bestseller, scientist Giulia Enders reveals the secrets of your digestive system—including new research on the connection between your gut and your brain.

      With quirky charm, science star and medical doctor Giulia Enders explains the gut’s magic, answering questions like: What’s really up with gluten and lactose intolerance? How does the gut affect obesity? What's the connection between our microbiome and mental health? Why does acid reflux happen? In this revised edition of her beloved bestseller, Enders includes a new section on the brain-gut connection, and dives into groundbreaking discoveries of psychobiotics—microbes with psychological effects that can influence mental health conditions like depression and even stress.

      For too long, the gut has been the body’s most ignored and least appreciated organ. But it does more than just dirty work; it’s at the core of who we are, and this beguiling book will make you finally listen to those butterflies in your stomach: they’re trying to tell you something important.


      Giulia Enders, MD is a resident doctor for Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and a two-time scholarship winner of the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation. She lives in Mannheim and Frankfurt, Germany.

      Jill Enders
      is a graphic designer whose main focus is communication in science, and the founder of a collaborative network of designers and scientists.

      David Shaw was born in Leeds, UK. He has worked at Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international news broadcaster since 1995. Shaw has an M.A. from the University of Bath in Interpreting and Translating German and Russian, where his thesis was on the adaptation of German Television news texts for an international, English speaking audience. He regularly translates books from German to English.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      “Enders’s wonder at the strange ways of the gut is matched only by her incredulity at the limited public knowledge on the subject.”
      The New York Times

      “With a great sense of humor and ample enthusiasm, Enders explains everything readers did and didn’t want to know about their innards ... this book defies boring.”
      Publishers Weekly

      “This primer is everything you ever wanted to know about the gut (and then some), chattily and accessibly written in a uniquely Millennial and matter of fact way. An unexpected page turner. ...Her excitement about the subject matter is infectious. The fun yet informative black and white drawings throughout are her sister’s handiwork. Refreshingly devoid of recipes, or any self help-y language.”

      “. . . a truly bottoms-up approach to our digestive health, smoothly moving us through the inner workings of our gastrointestinal tract.”
      Anish Sheth, MD, author of What’s Your Poo Telling You

      “Gut's probe into the human digestive system might be seen as an earnest younger sibling to Gulp, Mary Roach’s 2013 investigation into the same subject. The comparison isn’t meant as a slight; Enders swaps out Roach’s knowing wryness with a kind of puplike enthusiasm for the complex mechanisms that convert food into a body’s energy and waste without our even thinking about it.”
      The National Post
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    I Am Nobody Confronting the Sexually Abusive Coach Who Stole My Life Greg Gilhooly Canada
    9781771642453 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs Publication Date:March 06, 2018
    $32.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 560 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      ?I Am Nobody is an honest, tragic account of child sexual abuse and a powerful resource for individuals struggling with recovery. Gilhooly clearly highlights the shortcomings of the Canadian justice system?s approach; hopefully, one day, the punishment will fit the crime." —Sheldon Kennedy, former NHL player and author of Why I Didn't Say Anything

      In this raw, unflinching look at how his dream of playing hockey was stolen from him by charismatic hockey coach and sexual predator Graham James, Greg Gilhooly describes in anguishing detail the mental torment he suffered both during and long after the abuse and the terrible reality behind the sanitized term ?sexual assault.? Although James has been convicted of sexually assaulting some of his victims, including Sheldon Kennedy and Theo Fleury, he neither confessed in court nor was convicted of sexually assaulting many of his other victims, including Gilhooly, depriving him of the judicial closure he craved.

      Gilhooly also provides a valuable legal perspective?as both a victim and a lawyer?missing from other such memoirs, and he delivers a powerful indictment of a legal system that, he argues, does not adequately deal with serial sexual child abuse or allocate enough resources to the rehabilitation of the victim. Most important, Gilhooly offers hope, affirmation, and inspiration for those who have suffered abuse and for their loved ones.

      Greg Gilhooly is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and as held senior positions in numerous corporations.
      Marketing & Promotion
        • Promotion through victim and survivor support groups
        • Pitching the author for speaking events
        • Pitching author for radio interviews in during Ontario’s Child Prevention Month (October)
        • Review coverage in parenting publications  
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    Wellmania Extreme Misadventures in the Search for Wellness Brigid Delaney
    9781771643702 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Healthy Living Publication Date:March 13, 2018
    $24.95 CAD 6.06 x 9 x 0.75 in | 490 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:18 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      Bridget Jones meets A.J. Jacobs in Wellmania, an in-depth, laugh-out-loud exploration of the best and worst of the wellness industry.

      "I laughed so hard, I choked on a doughnut reading this book. I'm so glad Brigid Delaney tried all of this crazy stuff so I never have to." —Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat

      Cold pressed juices, “clean” eating, colonic vacations, mindfulness apps, and Paleo: healthcare trends and miracle diets seem to be becoming more plentiful each year. But do any of these tactics actually work? What does “wellness” even mean?

      In Wellmania, longtime journalist Brigid Delaney tackles the good, the bad, and the just-a-little-ridiculous of the wellness industry, using herself as the guinea pig. Starting with a brutal 101-day fast, she leaves behind her thirty-something-year-old lifestyle of late night parties and all day hangovers to test the things that are supposed to make us healthy and whole: yoga classes, meditation, CBT, Balinese healing, silent retreats, group psychotherapy, and more. Writing with self-deprecating wit and refreshing honesty, she sorts through the fads and expensive hype to find out what actually works, asking: what does all this say about us? Is total wellness even possible? And why do you start to smell so bad when you haven’t eaten in seven days? According to comedian Judith Lucy, the result is “a bloody entertaining read that leaves you wondering whether you want to do yoga or get mindlessly drunk and despair at the state of the world.


      Brigid Delaney is a senior writer for the Guardian and the author of two previous books in her native Australia. As a travel journalist, she has written about wellness trends from all over the world, and her work has been featured in Vogue, ABC online, CNN, Condé Nast Traveller, and many other outlets

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        • National features in health and lifestyle outlets
        • Excerpts and interviews pitched to major women’s magazines
        • National broadcast interviews
        • Outreach to health, wellness, and book bloggers
        • ARC's available

    • Awards & Reviews

      "I laughed so hard, I choked on a doughnut reading this book. I'm so glad Brigid Delaney tried all of this crazy stuff so I never have to."— Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat

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    The Diabetes Code Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally Jason Fung Canada, Nina Teicholz
    9781771642651 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases Publication Date:April 03, 2018
    $22.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.7 in | 440 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:33 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      From acclaimed author Dr. Jason Fung, a revolutionary guide to reversing diabetes.

      In 2016, Dr. Jason Fung forever changed the way we think about obesity with his bestselling book, The Obesity Code. Now he’s set out to do the same for type 2 diabetes.

      >Today, most doctors, dietitians, and even diabetes specialists consider type 2 diabetes to be a chronic and progressive disease—a life sentence with no possibility of parole. But the truth, Dr. Fung reveals in this paradigm-shifting book, is that type 2 diabetes is reversible. Writing with clear, persuasive language, he explains why conventional treatments that rely on insulin or other blood-glucose-lowering drugs can actually exacerbate the problem, leading to significant weight gain and even heart disease. The only way to treat type 2 diabetes effectively, he argues, is proper dieting and intermittent fasting—not medication.

      In The Diabetes Code, Dr. Fung proposes a new, evidence-based way to break the cycle of high blood glucose and increased insulin resistance. Drawing from the latest in medical research, he outlines the impact of diet and lifestyle in type 2 diabetes and offers simple, easy-to-follow advice for preventing and reversing its course, complete with helpful charts and illustrations.

      Dr. Jason Fung is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on fasting for weight loss and diabetes reversal, and his work has been featured in outlets such as the Atlantic, the New York Post, Forbes, the Daily Mail, and Fox News. He is the author of several books, including The Complete Guide to Fasting (co-authored with Jimmy Moore) and the bestselling The Obesity Code.

      Nina Teicholz is an investigative journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Big Fat Surprise, which upended the conventional wisdom on saturated fat and was named Best Book of the Year by the Economist and the Wall Street Journal, among others. She has also contributed to many publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, and Economist.
      Marketing & Promotion
        • Publication coinciding with American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day
        • National feature coverage in health and wellness publications
        • Excerpts and reviews in major diabetes publications
        • National broadcast interviews
        • Co-promotion with national diabetes associations and conferences

    • Awards & Reviews


      “The methods described by Fung should be taught to medical students and residents, and used in family medicine offices as part of a lifestyle approach to promoting health.”
      —Family Medicine Journal

      “The Diabetes Code explores in detail the origins of type 2 diabetes. By understanding the underlying cause of the disease, Dr. Fung reveals how it can be prevented and also reversed using natural dietary methods instead of medications. Given the worldwide epidemic of type 2 diabetes in both adults and children, this is an important and timely book. Highly recommended.”
      —Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, New York Times bestselling author of Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?

      “[Jason Fung] has a gift for explaining complex science clearly and delivering it with the perfect, telling anecdote.”
      — Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise

      “Dr. Jason Fung has done it again. In easy to follow, simple steps and rules, Dr. Fung gives you the tools to rid yourself of Diabetes forever. Get this book!”
      — Steven R Gundry MD, author of The Plant Paradox

      “In this terrific and hopeful book Dr. Fung teaches you everything you need to know about how to reverse type 2 diabetes. It could change the world.”
      — Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, author, Low Carb, High Fat Food Revolution

      “With rich scientific support, Dr. Jason Fung has sounded a clarion call to re-evaluate how we view and treat diabetes. Considering that roughly half of all adults worldwide are diabetic or on their way (pre-diabetes), The Diabetes Code is essential reading.”
      — Dr. Benjamin Bikman, Professor of Physiology, Brigham Young University

      “The Diabetes Code is unabashedly provocative yet practical ... a clear blueprint for everyone to take control of their blood sugar, their health, and their lives.”
      — Dr. Will Cole, leading functional medicine practitioner and senior clinical director at Cole Natural Health Centers

      “Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with the right combination of diet and lifestyle—you can reclaim your health and vitality. Dr. Fung will teach you how.”
      —Amy Berger, author of The Alzheimer's Antidote

      The Diabetes Code should be on the bookshelf of every physician.”
      —Dr. Carrie Diulus, orthopaedic spine surgeon, Medical Director Crystal Clinic Spine Wellness Center

      “The Diabetes Code clears the fog around Type 2 Diabetes and underscores that for most people, it is preventable or reversible”
      —Dr. Karim Khan, editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine

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    Bakeland Nordic Treats Inspired by Nature Marit Hovland, Trine Hahnemann
    9781771643108 Hardcover COOKING / Methods Publication Date:April 01, 2018
    $35.00 CAD 8.27 x 10.28 x 0.9 in | 1030 gr | 208 pages Carton Quantity:18 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      A quirky, beautifully photographed collection of delicious and creative Nordic baking recipes inspired by nature.

      From the Danish concept of hygge (or ?coziness?) to the Swedish fika (or ?coffee break?), when it comes to enjoying the good things in life, the Nordic countries tend to know best. And dessert, Bakeland reveals, is no exception.

      Written by Marit Hovland, the Norse graphic designer, baker, and photographer behind the popular Instagram account and blog Borrow My Eyes, this gorgeous recipe book is a remarkably innovative homage to the beauty of the world around us that will delight lovers of baking, crafting, nature, and all things Scandinavian.

      With fifty tempting dessert recipes and 140 stunning color photographs, Bakeland is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the taste buds. Focusing on purity, season, and quality, Hovland offers a sweet, playful approach to the New Nordic cuisine trend made popular by chefs like Magnus Nilsson. Her belief that ?inspiration can be found everywhere? shines through in each of her culinary creations, which replicate the most striking aspects of the natural world. From chocolate sea to pinecone-shaped gingersnaps, Bakeland takes readers on an artful, tasty trip through nature in Norway, season by season. Better yet, each recipe is detailed, precise, and easy to follow, with no special equipment required. With step-by-step illustrated instructions and an emphasis on simplicity, Hovland?s approach to baking is as accessible as it is delectable.


      Marit Hovland is a Norwegian graphic designer, photographer, and cookbook writer with a passion for and nature. She shares photos of her recipes, nature photography, and other hobbies on her website, at borrowmyeyes.com, and and with her more than 18,000 followers on Instagram at @borrowmyeyes.

      Trine Hahnemann is a Danish chef, food writer, and author of internationally acclaimed The Scandinavian Cookbook, which has been translated into six languages. Her stories and recipes have appeared in the Guardian, Fine Cooking US, the Observer Food Monthly, Good Housekeeping, and many other publications.

      Marketing & Promotion
        • Excerpts in national lifestyle magazines
        • Review coverage in major food publications
        • Features in shelter, nature and environmental outlets
        • Outreach to cooking and baking bloggers
        • Blad (digital and print)
        • Promotion for Easter and Mother’s Day
    • Awards & Reviews


      "Hovland's striking debut brims with unique nature-inspired sweets... With its artful, moody aesthetic, this book will inspire cooks who love to bake and decorate."
      —Library Journal

      "Hovland has an eye for tiny wonders as well as large ones; each treat is a work of art."
      —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

      "Hovland draws ideas from nature to create a whole new approach to baking... Bakers looking to expand their repertoires will find provocative inspirations to get in the kitchen and fire up their ovens."

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    Fit at Mid-Life A Feminist Fitness Journey Samantha Brennan Canada, Tracy Isaacs
    9781771641678 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise Publication Date:April 17, 2018
    $22.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.9 in | 440 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      A uniquely feminist approach to how women can break free from what society thinks and get active in their forties, fifties, and beyond.

      What if you could be fitter now than you were in your twenties? And what if you could achieve it while feeling more comfortable and confident in your body than ever before?

      In this empowering, accessible book, bloggers and professors Samantha Brennan and Tracy Isaacs offer a new approach to fitness?one that champions strength, health, and personal accomplishment over weight loss and aesthetics. They share their own experiences of getting active later in life and explore the many challenges, questions, and issues women face when seeking fitness in their forties, fifties, and beyond. Drawing from the latest research and their popular blog Fit Is a Feminist Issue, they deliver a wealth of concrete advice on everything from how to keep bones strong to what types of fitness activities give the biggest returns.

      Taking a feminist perspective, the authors also challenge society?s default whats, whys, and hows of every aspect of getting fit to show how women can best take charge of their health?no matter what their shape, size, age, or ability.


      Samantha Brennan, PhD, is Dean of the College of Arts at the University of Guelph , President of the Canadian Philosophical Association, and an editor at the Feminist Philosophy Quarterly. She is also co-founder, with Tracy Isaacs, of Fit is a Feminist Issue, a popular blog offering feminist reflections on fitness, sport, and health.

      Tracy Isaacs, PhD, is Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and a Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and of Women's Studies and Feminist Research at Western University. Fit at Mid-Life is her second non-fiction book. She is also co-founder, with Samantha Brennan, of Fit is a Feminist Issue, a popular blog offering feminist reflections on fitness, sport, and health.

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        • National features in lifestyle, sports, and health outlets
        • Excerpts in major women’s magazines
        • Features and reviews in feminist publications
        • Outreach to health, fitness, and feminist bloggers
        • Broadcast interviews

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    Better Sex Through Mindfulness How Women Can Cultivate Desire Lori A. Brotto Canada, Emily Nagoski
    9781771642354 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Sexuality Publication Date:April 24, 2018
    $22.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.7 in | 360 gr | 272 pages Carton Quantity:42 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      A groundbreaking look at improving desire, arousal, and sexual satisfaction through mindfulness.

      Studies show that approximately half of all women experience some kind of sexual difficulty at one point in their lives, with lack of interest in sex being by far the most common?and the most distressing. And when sex suffers, so do all other areas of life.

      But it doesn?t have to be that way. In Better Sex through Mindfulness, acclaimed psychologist and sex researcher Lori A. Brotto, offers a groundbreaking approach to improving desire, arousal, and satisfaction inside?and outside of?the bedroom. A pioneer in the use of mindfulness for treating sexual difficulties, Brotto has helped hundreds of women cultivate more exciting, fulfilling sexual experiences. In this accessible, relatable book, she explores the various reasons for sexual problems, such as stress and incessant multitasking, and tells the stories of many of the women she has treated over the years. She also provides easy, effective exercises that readers can do on their own to increase desire and sexual enjoyment, whether their goal is to overcome a sexual difficulty or simply givetheir love life a boost.


      Lori A. Brotto, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, sex researcher, and Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health. She is a member of various sexuality organizations and an associate editor for Archives of Sexual Behavior. Brotto writes a monthly column called Health Advisor for the Globe and Mail and has been featured in the New York Times, the Walrus, Chatelaine, Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast, and many other outlets. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

      Emily Nagoski is a sex educator, speaker, activist and author of the New York Times bestseller, Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life.

      Marketing & Promotion
        • Features in national health and wellness publications
        • Excerpts pitched to major lifestyle publications
        • Major broadcast interview campaign
        • Promotion at author’s speaking engagements
        • Co-promotion with sex-positive associations

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