Meet BenBella: Deputy Publisher Adrienne Lang

In a new online series called “Meet BenBella,” you’ll get to know members of the BenBella team better through a series of questions about publishing and beyond. Up first, Senior Director of Publishing and Deputy Publisher Adrienne Lang.

What are some of your duties as Deputy Publisher?

This is always a long, boring speech that my family and friends ignore so they can continue telling their friends that I’m a book editor. Short answer: a bit of everything. I’m the person you go …

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Michelle Gielan promotes positivity on Live! with Kelly and Michael

BenBella author Michelle Gielan continues to broadcast happiness! The CBS anchor turned positive psychology researcher made her debut on Live! with Kelly and Michael on Tuesday (watch her segment here), where she offered tips on small positive habits that, when incorporated mindfully and consistently, can dramatically improve our overall happiness. The belief that people have control of their own happiness is becoming more widely accepted than ever, but many remain intimidated by the prospect, fearing that a true increase in happiness would require a …

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Stanford Inn by the Sea wins Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence

Congratulations to the Stanford Inn by the Sea, which was recently named Winner of the 2016 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence in the ‘Best Green Hotel’ category for Canada, USA, Mexico, and Central America!

The Stanford Inn by the Sea is located on the Mendocino coast and is notably the only vegan resort in the United States. Its owners, Jeff and Joan Stanford, opened as part of the resort the award-winning Ravens Restaurant, which serves high-quality whole, plant-based foods and has …

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Jorge Cruise on The Steve Harvey Show today!

Exciting news–top celebrity trainer, nutrition guru, and BenBella author Jorge Cruise will appear on the Steve Harvey show today! He’s participating in a fun challenge–a Fitness Face-Off–with fellow author and trainer Lacey Stone. Each trainer will work with a team of Chicago co-workers and incorporate the philosophies from their respective diet and fitness books, Jorge using the Wake Up Vegan method and fitness tips from his book Tiny and Full. The team that loses the highest percentage of body weight after 8 weeks …

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Jorge Cruise discusses his ‘Wake Up Vegan’ philosophy on The Dr. Oz Show

As the December 29 release of Tiny and Full fast approaches, BenBella author Jorge Cruise is going full speed ahead with media appearances to promote his book and explain the health benefits of a vegan breakfast. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of Jorge’s time at The Dr. Oz show discussing his ‘waking up vegan’ approach (you can watch a sneak peek of his segment here)–

Congratulations, Jorge!

‘Telomerase Revolution’ named one of WSJ’s “Best Books for Science Lovers”

Thrilled to see a BenBella title–Michael Fossel’s The Telomerase Revolution–featured by The Wall Street Journal as one of the five Best Books for Science Lovers in 2015!

The Telomerase Revolution, published in October of this year, uses revolutionary new anti-aging research to support its thesis–that we are closer to preventing and reversing the process of aging than ever before. Fossel, the foremost expert in aging research, explains that aging is universally caused by the shortening of a cell’s telomeres, or tips of its chromosomes. Some cells (sex cells and …

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New vegan title offers a more holistic approach to a plant-based diet

Anyone who has made the transition to a plant-based diet (or simply tried to incorporate more vegetables onto their plates) would probably agree that a successful dietary transition depends on more than the diet itself. As with any major transformation, roadblocks that impede positive change can come in many forms: mental or emotional barriers, a busy schedule, social pressures, and more. This implies that the more holistic an approach one takes in order to make a change–addressing as many of these potential “roadblocks” …

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Fascinating New Insights on Raising Successful Children

In large part because of documentaries like Waiting for “Superman,” there is an increased awareness society-wide about the failings of our current educational system; namely, that it is–by design–laden with flaws and offers unequal opportunities to students to succeed. As a result, the school-aged population in the United States has all but lost its global competitive edge, falling in some cases far behind other nations’ students in aptitude tests across myriad subjects.

An upcoming BenBella title offers a solution to our …

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Beyond Mars and Venus cover revealed!

I’m delighted to reveal the cover design for an upcoming BenBella title, Beyond Mars and Venus. The design is reminiscent of the original Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus cover while incorporating new elements that reflect this follow-up book’s message (you can read more in-depth about the similarities and differences between the two books in my previous blog post on the topic).

Perhaps the most noticeable difference in this design is in its use of color. True to this book’s message of inclusiveness, …

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