“Matthieu Ricard provides convincing evidence based on both careful research and personal experience that altruism is an integral part of our nature, and that a more altruistic society is not only possible, but essential if we care about the future.” — Jane Goodall
Actress and comedian Ali Wentworth picks up where she left off in Ali in Wonderland, dissecting modern life—and this time, on a mission of self-improvement—in a series of laugh-out-loud comic vignettes. She made a name for herself on the comedy show In Living Color. Her film credits include Jerry Maguire, The Real Blonde, Office Space, and It’s Complicated. She is interviewed by Jackie Collins.
America’s best-loved therapist, Dr. Ruth, is known for her wise counsel on all matters of the heart. In her new book — part memoir, part life manual — Dr, Ruth shares private stories from her past and her present, and her insights into living life to the fullest, at any age.
Peter C. Whybrow, MD, is director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of, among other books, A Mood Apart and the award-winning American Mania: When More Is Not Enough. In The Well-Tuned Brain, he weaves cutting-edge science, philosophy, history and personal experience to explore how the human brain is at odds with the enticements of the consumer society.
Best known for his run on SNL hosting Weekend Update and star of Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Colin is currently recurring on HBO’s Girls, and will be seen later this year in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, opposite Amy Schumer. His upcoming book, The Coloring Book is a humorous investigation into cultural and ethnic stereotypes.
Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Lies, and The Fifth Assassin. His newest novel is The President’s Shadow. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction, Advice, Children’s Books , and even comic books, for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award.
Former Senator Gary Hart’s The Republic of Conscience is a meditation on the growing gap between the founding principles of the United States Constitution and our current political landscape. Focusing on the years after World War II, Hart tackles major American institutions—the military, the CIA, Congress—and outlines how these establishments have led the country away from its founding principles, not closer to them.