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June 2022 Self-Help

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    A Walk from the Wild Edge A journey of self-discovery and human connection Jake Tyler
    9780241401170 Paperback SELF-HELP / Mood Disorders On Sale Date:July 19, 2022
    $19.99 CAD 5.04 x 7.78 x 0.84 in | 0.51 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:56 Penguin UK
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      The remarkable true story of one man’s escape from the depths of depression through his 3,000 mile walk across the country

      ’A great and inspirational read’ MATT HAIG, bestseling author of Reasons to Stay Alive
      ’Inspiring’ INDEPENDENT
      ’An uplifting and inspirational journey through raw emotion’ RAYNOR WINN, bestselling author of The Salt Path



      After coming terrifyingly close to suicide, Jake Tyler was determined to take back control of his life from the clutches of depression.

      With only a pair of walking boots and a backpack, he left his home town of Maldon and began a 3000-mile walk around the British mainland. In documenting every step of his adventure, Jake shares the ways in which his road to recovery was enhanced by the kindness of strangers, who helped him to better understand himself and the power of human connection.

      This is the story of Jake’s journey around the UK, and of his journey to finding peace within himself and the world around him.

      ’Jake you have changed people’s lives…we are all fans!’ Chris Evans, Virgin Radio

      ’An incredible journey, an inspirational memoir…beautiful’ Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2

      ’Inspiring…It’s something that will help many through these dark times’
      Bryony Gordon

      ’This book is a tonic. Until we can all get out and explore Britain’s beauty for ourselves again, this is the ideal substitute’ Mirror

      ’So compelling in his honesty…very poignant’

      ’A tale told with courageous honesty. There’s much to learn here about how reconnecting with nature and trusting others can rekindle the joy of being alive’ BBC Countryfile

      ’A testament to the power of human connection, this is a physical and mental journey to inspire hope even in the darkest of times’ National Geographic
      Jake Tyler is a mental health advocate and broadcaster. Jake’s BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey show, Open Up with Jake Tyler launched in September 2019 with guest Matt Haig.

      A Walk from the Wild Edge is his first book.
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      A great and inspirational read—Matt Haig


      An uplifting and inspirational journey through raw emotion—Raynor Winn

      Inspiring…It’s something that will help many through these dark times—Bryony Gordon

      Jake you have changed people’s lives…we are all fans!—Chris Evans

      What makes Tyler’s book so compelling is his honesty, whether he’s conveying the horror of depression or admitting that his idiocy got him into another scrapeSunday Express

      A testament to the power of human connection, this is a physical and mental journey to inspire hope even in the darkest of timesNational Geographic

      By simply telling his inspirational story, Jake has become a mental health warrior; I never tire of his wisdom, and cannot wait to read [his book]!—Bryony Gordon

      An incredible journey, an inspirational memoir…beautiful—Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2

      So compelling in his honesty…very poignantExpress

      A tale told with courageous honesty. There’s much to learn here about how reconnecting with nature and trusting others can rekindle the joy of being aliveBBC Countryfile

      This book is a tonic. Until we can all get out and explore Britain’s beauty for ourselves again, this is the ideal substituteMirror

      An unlikely challenge: to circumnavigate Britain on foot, carrying little more than a tent and a compass… brought [Jake Tyler] back from the brink. It was human kindness that kept him goingDaily Telegraph

      An inspiring ode to nature and humanityWoman & Home

      Well worth a read—Nick Knowles

      Remarkable…An adventure memoir with a vulnerable heart, this is a winning book because it really humanises men’s mental health struggles and acts as an inspirational guide to understanding yourself by reaching out into the worldThe Book of Man

      His story is an inspirationCountry Living

      By simply telling his inspirational story, Jake has become a mental health warrior; I never tire of his wisdom, and cannot wait to read [his book]!—Bryony Gordon
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    9781529372168 Hardcover SELF-HELP / Personal Growth On Sale Date:July 19, 2022
    $34.99 CAD 6.25 x 9.5 x 1 in | 1.09 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:18 Canadian Rights: Y Hodder Studio
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      Rachel was invited by her old secondary school to give a rousing speech to students at a key point in their young lives. To help her, she asked for advice from members of her live audience over the course of a year. In this book, each chapter is entitled with one of these pieces of advice - such as 'Be Kind' or 'Never Pass Up The Opportunity For A Wee' - which she explores in ways that are funny or serious, hilarious or heart-breaking.

      She reflects on what she's learnt in her own life, and looks at the advice we get and the advice we give. What helps us, as humans? What do we say, to help each other? Is it actually ever useful?

      This funny, moving and uplifting book advises on the essentials of living in the modern world; dealing with everything from Tampons to Tories and from #hashtags to Staying Hydrated. ,
      Rachel Parris is a BAFTA-nominated comedian, musician, actor and improvisor, best known for her viral segments on BBC2's Mash Report, with her How Not to Sexually Harass Someone being viewed over 2.2 million times. She appears regularly on TV shows and is a founding member of the award-winning improv comedy group Austentatious, who perform all over the world. In 2018, Parris was named Female First's Comedian of the Year, beating Tiffany Haddish, Amy Schumer and Ellen DeGeneres.

      She lives in South West London with her husband and their chameleon, Roy.,
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    Be Yourself and Happier The A-Z of Wellbeing Will Young
    9781529148374 Hardcover SELF-HELP / General On Sale Date:July 19, 2022
    $27.99 CAD 5.59 x 8.75 x 0.94 in | 0.71 lb | 224 pages Carton Quantity:90 Ebury Spotlight
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      The Sunday Times Bestseller

      Navigating day-to-day life can be a tricky business. By the time we are adults, our experiences have formed our way of thinking and we have learned patterns of behaviour that are not always helpful. We must unravel these to understand, accept, nurture and allow ourselves to rise with our vulnerabilities, not in spite of them.

      After having a breakdown in 2011, Will Young went about the process of interrogating everything he thought he knew: how he formed his identity, what he relied on for self-esteem and how he behaved and communicated. Everything he has learned over the past ten years, he has now condensed into this easy to access A-Z guide. He digs into how everyday life can affect our wellbeing, how we can navigate our emotions, where they come from and how to create a balanced mindset, offering practical techniques we can all use to ground ourselves and set boundaries.

      With wit and wisdom and revealing his own vulnerabilities along the way, Will shows us how to identify destructive patterns, develop good mindful habits, be true to who we are and grow into better versions of ourselves.
      Will Young is a leading voice in mental-health awareness, particularly within the LGBTQ+ community. His highly acclaimed book To be a Gay Man explored these issues with a focus on gay shame. Will also founded the podcast ’The Wellbeing Lab’, where he interviews experts on different mental health topics each week. He lives in London with his two dogs, Esme and Domino.
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    Be the One You Need 21 Life Lessons I Learned While Taking Care of Everyone but Me Sophia A. Nelson
    9780757324079 Paperback SELF-HELP / Personal Growth Publication Date:June 28, 2022
    $23.95 CAD 139.7 x 215.9 x 30.48 mm | 0.8 lb | 368 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Health Communications Inc
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      From acclaimed journalist Sophia A. Nelson, the bestselling author of The Woman Code, comes a poignant, powerful, and revealing memoir providing life lessons that emphasize the importance of self-care, self-love, and self-understanding that will lead to freedom, healing from the past, and a better future.

      In deeply personal reflections, acclaimed journalist Sophia A. Nelson offers an inspirational memoir that will guide you on a path toward true and meaningful self-care. She shares 21 life lessons she’s learned to help us accept that when we dare to face our traumas, losses, fears, family dysfunctions, and relationship issues, we can heal from them. She shows us that doing the work of meaningful and consistent self-care not only makes us happier, but better spouses, parents, siblings, lovers, employers, and neighbors. In this powerfully raw and honest book, you’ll discover:

      • How to manage your emotions before they manage you;

      • How to protect your peace, the passport to your soul;

      • Why the most important relationship you have is with yourself; and

      • How to be intentional about your choices.

      The compelling lessons in Be the One You Need clearly demonstrate that the answers we seek to life’s questions are always within us. Nelson empowers us to finally ask ourselves, What do I want? What do I need? How do I feel? And once we hear the answers of our soul, how to put them into practice.
      Sophia A. Nelson, Esq., is an award-winning author, award-winning journalist, and renowned international inspirational speaker. Nelson is a national columnist for several major news outlets, including The Washington Post and CNN Opinion. You can see Nelson regularly on CNN, MSNBC, and PBS as a legal and political analyst, as well as other national outlets such as Morning Joe, the Today show and Dr. Oz. Nelson is an award-winning diversity, equity, and inclusion trainer, speaker, and thought-leader. She has worked with the Fortune 25, Fortune 100, and every major platform around diversity and wellness in the world. Nelson is the author of four bestselling nonfiction books: Black Woman Redefined, The Woman Code, ePluribus One, and her newest release in June 2022, Be the One You Need: 21 Life Lessons I Learned While Taking Care of Everyone but Me.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      “All too often, women have a hard time putting themselves first. We are so busy giving and doing for others that we feel guilty about taking time for ourselves. In Be the One You Need, Sophia lays out a road- map for prioritizing ourselves and shows us that meaningful self-care, regardless of your age, is about being able to help yourself so you can truly love and help others.”

      —Mika Brzezinski, bestselling author, founder of Know Your Value, co-host of Morning Joe
      “As women, we often put ourselves last. As Black women, we always put ourselves last. Sophia challenges all of us to change that—and put a deeper, more meaningful self-care and soul care regimen into practice so that only then can we fill the cup of others we love to the fullest.”

      —Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change
      Be the One You Need is about looking after yourself first. If we run ourselves ragged, we’re no use to anyone. It’s not something anyone should feel guilty about—Sophia Nelson gets that.”

      —Katty Kay, former BBC news anchor, journalist NBC News, and bestselling author of The Confidence Code
      “We all need self-care, men and women alike. Be the One You Need offers a wonderful blueprint to face the challenge of these difficult days and to be deliberate in seeking your joy.”

      —Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Princeton University professor and author of Begin Again: James Baldwins America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
      “I commend Sophia Nelson on her transparency. It takes real courage to admit we don’t care for ourselves with the same love as we care for others. I found Be the One You Need to be a powerful and soul-stirring book that carefully and thoughtfully helps us learn how to service ourselves so we can be of even better service to others. This is a must-read for everyone, especially those looking to live a life of true freedom and greater peace.”

      —DeVon Franklin, New York Times bestselling author and Hollywood producer
      “As a leader, I cannot recommend Be the One You Need more highly. Sophia has used a combination of her personal experiences to give us 21 powerful life lessons. Every corporate and industry leader, educator, and organization looking to create healthier work environments needs to read this book. She gives us a pathway to deeper self-care habits that last a lifetime and inspires us to take our own personal power back.”

      —Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.), speaker and first female pilot to fly with the Thunderbirds
      Be the One You Need is not a call to be selfish, it’s about practicing self-love as you ask yourself what you want, what you need, and how you feel—it’s about putting your own self-care first.”

      —Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, author of The Change Guidebook and CEO of The Best Ever You Network
      Be the One You Need is the much-needed self-care guide needed to survive the COVID era. In this book, Nelson gives us a roadmap to create healthier lifestyle choices that will take us through the cur- rent pandemic and shows us how to do the hard work that heals our hurts—and allows us to soar.”

      —Anushay Hossain, author, The Pain Gap: How Sexism and Racism in Healthcare Kill Women
      “What do I want? What do I need? How do I feel? These are three questions author Sophia Nelson forces us to reckon with time and time again in this powerful, poignant, and punch-packing book on radical self-care for the soul as well as for the mind and body.”

      —The Hon. Kay Coles James, former president of The Heritage Foundation, former director, US Office of Personnel Management, and member Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission
      “Whether it is in politics or spirituality, Sophia Nelson tells the truth. In Be the One You Need, the truth is that we can’t love others until we love ourselves. But loving ourselves is surprisingly hard—so she gives us an honest pep talk, a trustworthy map, and a shoulder to cry on. We all need her vulnerable wisdom right now.”

      —Dr. Diana Butler Bass, award-winning author of Freeing Jesus and Grateful, and one of America’s most trusted commentators on religion and contemporary spirituality
      People Magazine's Best New Books Self-Help Pick (July 2022)
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    Buy Better, Consume Less Create Real Environmental Change Sian Conway-Wood
    9781785788116 Hardcover SELF-HELP / Green Lifestyle On Sale Date:June 21, 2022
    $33.95 CAD 5.43 x 8.03 x 1.06 in | 330 gr | 272 pages Carton Quantity:18 Canadian Rights: Y Icon Books
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      ** One of Refinery29's Essential Books For Surviving 2022 **

      How to spot greenwashing, stop consuming and demand a more sustainable future.

      Climate change is now a mainstream conversation topic, and yet every week our recycling piles are still overflowing and we're faced with a steady stream of brands trying to persuade us to buy their eco-friendly products in our quest to live sustainably.

      For too long, corporations have shifted the eco-responsibility onto us, the consumers. It's time to push back and demand change.

      In Buy Better, Consume Less, #EthicalHour founder Sian Conway-Wood provides practical tips on how to stop consuming, advice on how to see through corporations' greenwashing, and steps to hold them accountable. In doing so we can create demand for sustainability in supply chains, and put pressure on decision makers to implement systemic change that puts people and planet above profit.

      Sian Conway-Wood is a prominent voice on climate change and ethical living. Green and Eco Influencer of the Year 2018, she founded #EthicalHour - the world's first and largest online support network for people who want to live and work more ethically. She lives in Worcestershire.
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    Checking In How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life---and Can Save Yours Michelle Williams
    9781400223367 Paperback SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational On Sale Date:November 29, 2022
    $23.99 CAD 147 x 222 x 24 mm | 0.42 lb | 240 pages Carton Quantity:36 Thomas Nelson
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      "I need help."

      Those three words saved Grammy Award–winning singer Michelle Williams's life. After decades of sweeping her anxiety and depression under the rug--even during her years in the spotlight with Destiny's Child--Michelle found herself planning her own funeral. Realizing that she needed immediate help and could no longer battle her anxiety and depression alone, she checked herself into a treatment facility. When she came home, she was energized and determined to check in on a regular basis with herself, God, and others.

      Practical, engaging, and full of wisdom, Checking In will give you the tools you need to:

      • Tear down the walls around your vulnerability that are hindering your healing
      • Reject the lies of anxiety and depression and replace them with the truth of God's Word
      • Trade toxic thought patterns for lasting joy
      • Find freedom by forgiving yourself and others

      An uplifting, behind-the-scenes look at one woman's path to healing, Checking In reminds you that you're not alone and that God is not yet finished writing your story.

      Praise for Checking In:

      "Michelle Williams is one of the bravest, strongest women I know. She has fought through very public struggles and dark, hidden days of depression. And now, in Checking In, she's putting it all out there for everyone to see. Her story is powerful and relatable, and she wants you to know that you are not alone. Healing is possible. And she's here to walk through it with you."

      --Sarah Jakes Roberts, founder of Woman Evolve, copastor of The Potter's House, and bestselling author of Woman Evolve


      MICHELLE WILLIAMS is a Grammy Award–winning recording artist who rose to stardom as a member of the R&B mega-group Destiny’s Child, considered one of the best female music groups of all time. Her four successful solo albums include Heart to Yours; Do You Know; Unexpected, which spawned the internationally charted single, “We Break the Dawn”; and Journey to Freedom, which featured groupmates Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland on the single, “Say Yes.” Also a talented actress, she debuted on Broadway in Aida then went on to star in productions of The Color Purple, Chicago, What My Husband Doesn’t Know, and Fela! Today, Michelle is passionate about raising awareness around mental health.

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    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Your 10 Keys to Happiness 101 Real-Life Stories that Will Show You How to Improve Your Life Amy Newmark
    9781611590913 Paperback SELF-HELP / Personal Growth Publication Date:June 07, 2022
    $17.95 CAD 139.7 x 215.9 x 22.86 mm | 0.76 lb | 368 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Chicken Soup for the Soul
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      Think positive and live happier! These 101 true stories show you how to find joy, peace and happiness in your own life.

      You already have all the necessary tools to find your happiness – you just need to learn how to use them. These inspirational, personal stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s library provide role models and tips so you can apply these keys to happiness to your own life.

      Each chapter starts with a guided tour, too, to help you best utilize the lessons inside. You don’t have to implement all 10 keys, by the way. Even one will make a huge difference! In these pages, you will learn how to:

      1. Count Your Blessings – use the power of gratitude
      2. Free Yourself with Forgiveness – put the past in the past
      3. Help Someone Else – make a difference and feel empowered
      4. Have Less Stuff – find joy in decluttering your home
      5. Think Positive – change your thoughts to change your world
      6. Make Me Time – carve out time and make yourself a priority
      7. Step Outside Your Comfort Zone – try new things and face your fears
      8. Be Yourself – discover the unique superpower that only you have
      9. Pursue Your Passion – discover excitement and purpose again
      10. Get Outside in Nature – de-stress and put things in perspective

      Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible. Chicken Soup for the Soul solicits and publishes stories from the LGBTQ community and from people of all ethnicities, nationalities, and religions.
      Amy Newmark is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul.  
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    Does My Butt Look Big in This? A Body Positivity Manifesto Felicity Hayward
    9781529417333 Hardcover SELF-HELP / Affirmations On Sale Date:June 14, 2022
    $24.99 CAD Canadian Rights: Y Mobius
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      Felicity Hayward - curve model and founder of the online movement #SelfLoveBringsBeauty - is a leading voice for change within the UK's fashion industry. Rooted in her own personal journey navigating the fashion world, Felicity's debut book is a joyful and powerful guide to how you can take control of your own self-image and learn to love your true and authentic self.

      From dispelling harmful body myths to finding your own unique style, and from mental self-care to navigating toxic social media - Felicity shares her own highs and lows and gives practical, actionable advice to achieve true body confidence.

      Inspirational, frank and funny, Felicity shows you that only by embracing your 'flaws' can you redefine what beauty means to you.
      Felicity Hayward is a curve model, influencer and body positivity activist. Kickstarting her modeling career in 2012, she has since been recognized as one of the first plus-size models in the UK pushing for size diversity, posing for publications such as Vogue, Glamour, Schon! and Numero.

      As an extension of her activism work, Felicity now focusses her time on promoting her global digital campaign and body positive movement, #SelfLoveBringsBeauty.
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