Avery Books



Avery is an imprint dedicated to nonfiction with a strong takeaway for the reader. Our categories include accessible health, wellness, science, and psychology from cutting-edge experts.

A longtime leader in the “food as medicine” movement, Avery was founded in 1976 and quickly established itself as the most successful independent publisher of health books in the market. Penguin Group (USA) acquired it as an imprint in 1999 with a strong commitment to continue publishing respected, up-to-the-minute books with a clear focus on helping people make the most of their lives. Recent bestsellers include The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon, The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls, M.D., Daring Greatly by Brené Brown, Ph.D., Fat Chance by  Robert Lustig, M.D., and The First 20 Minutes by Gretchen Reynolds.  Upcoming titles include The Sell by Fredrik Eklund, The Happy Vegan by Russell Simmons, After This by Claire Bidwell Smith, The Wild Diet by Abel James, Stir by Jessica Fechtor, NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman, and The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal.

Leading  the backlist are some of the bestselling health books of all time, including Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch and Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D. Recent popular titles include Gutbliss by Robynne Chutkan, M.D., The New Rules of Lifting series by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove, the international bestseller  The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., with Sharon Begley, #1 New York Times bestseller Clark Howard’s Living Large in Lean Times by Clark Howard, and The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife, now in its 5th Edition.

Recent Releases

Faster, Higher, Stronger by Mark McClusky
Lentil Underground by Liz Carlisle
Strategize to Win by Carla A Harris
30 Lessons for Loving by Karl Pillemer


The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon
The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls
Fat Chance by Robert H Lustig
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Coming Soon

The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal
NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman
The Plantpower Way by Rich Roll, Julie Piatt
The Microbiome Solution by Robynne Chutkan

Award Winners

What Katie Ate by Katie Q Davies
The Vegucation of Robin by Robin Quivers
The Longevity Project by Howard S. Friedman
The Best Care Possible by Ira Byock

Meet Avery

Megan Newman

Vice President and Publisher

Megan Newman, Vice President and Publisher, joined Penguin in 2004 where her first acquisition was Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., a New York Times bestseller that’s gone on to be one of Avery’s biggest backlist books. Her other bestsellers include The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.; Clark Howard’s Living Large in Lean Times; I Beat the Odds by Michael Oher; Wheelmen by Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O’Connell; and The Wahl’s Protocol by Terry Wahls, M.D. Prior to joining Avery, she was the Editorial Director of HarperResource where she published bestselling books by Nicholas Perricone, Wayne Dyer, Bobbi Brown, Lily Pulitzer, Dean Edell, M.D., Jorge Cruise, and more. She began her career at W.H. Freeman and Company working on science textbooks and trade books.


Lindsay Gordon

Publicity and Marketing Director

Lindsay Gordon joined Avery as a Senior Publicist in 2009. She was named Publicity Manager in 2010 and Assistant Director in 2012, Associate Director and Director in 2014, Publicity and Marketing Director in 2015. In addition to managing the publicity and marketing departments, Lindsay works directly with a number of Avery’s best-selling authors and those on the forefront of the food-as-medicine movement, such as Dr. Terry Wahls, Robin Quivers, and Abel James.  Lindsay has orchestrated publicity campaigns for a number of Avery’s breakout bestsellers including the first Avery New York Times Bestseller, The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half, the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Clark Howard’s Living Large in Lean Times, Robin Quivers’ The Vegucation of Robin, and Angela Liddon’s runaway vegan cookbook bestseller The Oh She Glows Cookbook. Before joining Avery, Lindsay worked at the former Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group at Random House, Inc.

Caroline Sutton


Editor in Chief

Cited as “the reigning queen of ‘Big Idea’ self-help” in New York Magazine, Caroline Sutton joined Penguin Group (USA) in 2009 as editor in chief of Hudson Street Press. A graduate of Harvard University, she has worked at many imprints including Random House, Ballantine, Touchstone, and Collins. Her bestselling titles include Fat Chance by Robert Lustig, M.D., The First 20 Minutes by Gretchen Reynolds, The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D. with Sharon Begley, Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain by Sharon Begley, and Mindset by Carol Dweck, Ph.D.  Other authors past and present include Deborah Tannen, Andrew Weil, Dean Ornish, Daniel Goleman, Tara Parker-Pope, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Lucia Watson

Lucia Watson

Executive Editor

Lucia Watson, Executive Editor, began her publishing career as an editorial assistant at Viking in 1999. She joined Avery in 2005. Lucia acquires a diverse list of books in categories including health, psychology, science, parenting, memoir, food narrative, cooking, and lifestyle. Her recent titles include New York Times bestsellers The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon, Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., and Marbles by Ellen Forney. She is also the editor of Gutbliss by Robynne Chutkan, M.D., Canyon Ranch: Nourish by Scott Uehlein, and the James Beard Award-winning What Katie Ate by Katie Quinn Davies.

Avery Newsroom

May 6, 2015

Dr. Kelly McGonigal launched the The Upside of Stress on The Today Show, where she gave Matt Lauer a bit of a stressful situation to deal with, and helped coach him through his physiological responses. The media continued with a 25-city radio tour, great local NPR interviews, such as KQED’s Forum and KERA’s Think!, and tons of wonderful […]

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April 29, 2015

Avery’s The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for the Whole Family had an ultra-exciting launch this week, which should come as no surprise considering that author Rich Roll is one of iTunes’ top ten health podcasters and a renowned Ultra-athlete. This week, Rich and his wife Julie Piatt (check them out here) […]

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April 15, 2015

Avery’s The Sell: The Secrets to Selling Anything to Anyone by Fredrik Eklund and Bruce Littlefield launched big this week, with Fredrik making stops at The Today Show (4/14), CNBC (4/14), Morning Joe (4/16), Nightline (4/16), and of course the premier of season four of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing NY on Wednesday (4/15). Fredrik and […]

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New Releases

Fredrik Eklund
Bruce Littlefield
Robert G. Lahita
Robert H. Phillips
Claire Bidwell Smith
Karl Pillemer Ph.D.


Fredrik Eklund
Bruce Littlefield
Brene Brown
Rich Roll
Julie Piatt

Coming Soon

Dulce Candy Ruiz
Mathilde Thomas
Jessica Fechtor
Dale Archer, MD

Award Winners

Capt. Charles Moore
Clark Howard
Mark Meltzer
Theo Thimou
Marc Wallack M.D.
Jamie Colby

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