Avery celebrates a terrific on-sale week to kick off a several-week tour for Jessica Fechtor, author of the incredibly moving Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home
. Jessica was just 28 years old when a blood vessel in her brain burst while she was exercising on a treadmill. She describes what happened in her new book that’s two parts memoir and one part cookbook. When thinking about how to tell her story of this traumatic brain injury, Jessica couldn’t fathom telling her story of trauma without talking about food. The media is eating this book up (pun intended), with terrific coverage in the New York Post
, Village Voice
, Orangette, Bustle
, San Jose Mercury News,
Food52, as well as WBUR Radio Boston, WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show, WNYC’s Leonard Lopate, and much more.
Jessica also had a packed house for her launch event at Brooklyn’s BookCourt Wednesday night, where she discussed the book with Wall Street Journal
reporter Bari Weiss, while guests snacked on treats from the book. Jessica is traveling with her baked goods for great events to come over the next few weeks, hitting Boston, Columbus, Cleveland, Seattle (in conversation with Molly Wizenberg), and San Francisco.
The Avery publicity and marketing team is pleased to announce that Michael Blanding’s new book The Map Thief
was named one of MassBook Awards’ “Must Read Nonfiction Books” of 2015.
The gluten-free trend isn’t dissipating anytime soon, given the media reaction to Stephen Yafa’s
, Grain of Truth: A Real Case For and Against Wheat and Gluten
, which dives headfirst into the often contentious world of nutritional fact and myth and went on sale from Avery on May 12. Fox Health
did a great article on fad diets featuring the book, and Salon
will be publishing an excerpt next week. Time
Magazine will be featuring a review – both online and in print. With over 45 local and national radio interviews booked and events in the author’s hometown in the Bay Area confirmed, as well as in Napa Valley, and Washington, DC – both events featuring tastings and local baker visits – we look forward to Grain of Truth
whetting the appetites of many readers across the country.
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 online hits, including the Washington Post
, The Daily Burn
, The Daily Om, and Big Think. To see Kelly in print, head over to a magazine stand and check out this month’s Redbook, Self, Spirituality & Health,
and ELLE magazine
, who’s glowing review said that “McGonigal’s new book is a crucial pushback against the pervasive view that stress is a buzz and body-killer best eradicated from our lives.”
Still to come throughout the month, keep an eye out for Kelly on The Dr. Oz Show,
PBS’sBetween the Lines,
People’s Pharmacy radio, in The Wall Street Journal,
and much more. Going forward, Avery hopes you feel much more capable of embracing stress, and helps make you more resilient.
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 The Sell were featured in the NY Daily News
, People Magazine, Buzzfeed
and more. His Instagram feed and #thesell hashtag are racking up the posts as the momentum spreads across the country. Fredrik’s tour continues over the weekend with stops in Rhode Island, Minneapolis, San Diego and Seattle. Still to come are appearances on Meredith Vieira’s daytime show, Inc. Magazine
coverage and watch MDLNY in June to see how The Sell is incorporated into the season.
Simon Majumdar’s Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America with My Fork
was featured this week on the Yahoo
front page, The Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family
show and in a Travel & Leisure
interview as well 20-plus radio interviews.
And Abel James, creator of The Fat-Burning Man Show
shares his revolutionary Paleo-inspired weight-loss program in The Wild Diet
. This week the book was listed on Daily Burn’s Best Books
list and Abel participated in 65-plus radio and podcast interviews.
The Avery paperback edition of Brene Brown’s #1 New York Times
bestseller Daring Greatly
was published this Tuesday (4/7) and Brown appears on Super Soul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey,
airing this Sunday (4/12).
Avery’s New York Times bestseller The Oh She Glows Cookbook continues to rack up appearances on bestseller lists. After spending three weeks on The New York Times’ coveted Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous list, Angela Liddon’s debut cookbook is now #11 on The New York Times monthly Food & Fitness bestseller list and has just debuted at #5 on Publishers Weekly’s Cookbook Bestsellers for May.
Warm weather is finally here, and what better way to celebrate than by grilling on Memorial Day weekend? For all you vegans and vegetarians out there, and for anyone wanting a little healthier weekend barbecue, look no further than The Oh She Glows Cookbook
. Packed with delicious and healthy recipes from famed food blogger
Angela Liddon, there is sure to be something for every type of palate. Avery recommend the Perfect Veggie Burger
, or for something a little more creative the Spicy BBQ Chickpea Burger
. Whatever you do this Memorial Day, the recipes in The Oh She Glows Cookbook
are a safe, healthy, delicious bet.