Need a “Mars One” fix?

If the thought of waiting until January 2016 to read BenBella’s upcoming Mars One title (Mars One: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure) is too much to bear (and waiting until 2026 to see the Mars One mission itself come to fruition feels even more torturous), then fear not!

Engadget is airing a five-part series about the Mars One mission to colonize Mars, profiling four brave Earthlings who, in the face of danger and uncertainty, will dedicate themselves to going, quite literally, “where no man …

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Billboard interviews BenBella author Karrine Steffans

Exciting news for Karrine Steffans, author of Vindicated: Confessions of a Video Vixen, Ten Years Later. The BenBella author was recently featured in an interview with Billboard.com about her new book, a  “sequel” to her original memoir, Confessions of a Video Vixen.

Check out the interview here. Congratulations, Karrine!

 

Special delivery! Copies of ‘Raw’ are in!

We were thrilled to see Pamela Anderson’s Raw arrive at the office this week, and to check out this spectacular cover in person. It has been a privilege to collaborate on this project with Pamela, an astute and incredibly gracious author, and I eagerly anticipate the book’s September release!

 

Congratulations, Pam!

Broadcasting Happiness book launch in Dallas!

We are so proud of BenBella author Michelle Gielan for a spectacular book launch (and for writing such a stellar book)! Broadcasting Happiness is an important book about the power of positivity. Michelle’s own positivity and radiance are infectious, and everyone had a wonderful time at the event! Here are a few pictures from the event (courtesy of Jessica Starr Photography):

The lovely Michelle Gielan

Michelle signing a copy of her book, and “broadcasting happiness” simultaneously!

Michelle with some proud BenBella team members

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New resource for the 17 million Americans with food allergies

The rise of specialized diets in our culture has garnered criticism from some who believe that these dietary restrictions cater purely to picky eaters or fad-abiding dieters.  There is an abundance of scientific evidence, however, that debunks much of this criticism as false. In fact, one major food-related issue that millions of Americans must navigate daily is one that is severely underrepresented: food allergies.

 

According to the CDC, 17 million Americans suffer from some sort of food allergy, many of them severe, …

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The book that dismantles the “mommy wars”

The topic of working, career-driven women deciding to have children has become a divisive one in the past several decades; often, women face extra scrutiny for their choices. They can be pitted against one another, urged to take sides in the “working mother” versus “stay-at-home-mom” debate.

More millennial women are in today’s workforce than ever before, and while this may lead one to believe that young, professional females have blinders on when it comes to their careers, that is not exclusively the case: according to the …

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Kushi Institute and the macrobiotic philosophy

The Kushi Institute has been synonymous with healthy, delicious, and macrobiotic food for more than 35 years. Founded in 1978 by Michio and Aveline Kushi in Japan, the Kushi Institute works to educate many–from individuals to large corporations, such as the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company–about the principles of macrobiotics and how they relate to a healthy lifestyle.

 

Macrobiotics (which comes from makro bios, the Greek words for “Long Life” and “Great Life”), in the contemporary sense, is a dietary philosophy that involves eating whole …

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Meet the FBI’s best (and most unlikely) informant

In 1996, Michael Blutrich was a successful attorney and former law partner of future New York governor Andrew Cuomo as well as the owner of the iconic gentlemen’s club SCORES, which was frequented by high-power patrons ranging from A-list celebrities to members of the Mafia (notoriously, the New York Rangers visited SCORES on the night they won the Stanley Cup, filled the Stanley Cup with champagne, and left it behind at the end of the night). To say the least, things …

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BenBella joins the Clone Club

I’m delighted to announce the newest addition to our Smart Pop line–an exciting new book on the philosophy of the hit BBC show Orphan Black!

What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club, by Gregory E. Pence, PhD, explores issues raised in Orphan Black about human cloning, genetic enhancement, and mysterious science. It takes a humorous look at cloning in popular culture and explains when Orphan Black gets the science behind cloning right, and when it doesn’t.

Gregory E. Pence is a founder and …

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Fun with Pamela Anderson in LA!

This past week, I had the privilege of meeting with brilliant cultural icon and BenBella author Pamela Anderson in Los Angeles! Here we are with Pam’s literary agent, Bill Gladstone:

While we’re putting the finishing touches on Pam’s upcoming book Raw, I’m excited to announce that we will be collaborating with her again soon on a new cookbook, The Sensual Vegan. Here’s to a great partnership!

Wonderful as always to see you, Pam and Bill!