Avery is an imprint dedicated to nonfiction with a strong takeaway for the reader. Our categories include accessible health, wellness, cookbooks, 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 Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams, The 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize Winner, NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman, 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 Cooking with Herb by Cedella Marley, Wild Mediterranean by Stella Metsovas, Real Food Heals by Seamus Mullen, and The End of Alzheimer’s by Dale Bredesen.
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.
The Strength Switch by Lea Waters
This Cheese is Nuts by Julie Piatt
The Blossom Cookbook by Ronen Seri and Pamela Elizabeth
Sugar, Butter, Flour by Jenna Hunterson
The Wellness Project by Phoebe Lapine
The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams
Oh She Glows Every Day by Angela Liddon
NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman
The Wild Diet by Abel James
Wine Folly by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack
The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon
The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls
Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
The First 20 Minutes by Gretchen Reynolds
Cooking with Herb by Cedella Marley
Wild Mediterranean by Stella Metsovas
Real Food Heals by Seamus Mullen
The End of Alzheimer’s by Dale Bredesen
NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman
Cook for Your Life by Ann Ogden Gaffney
Triumph of the Heart by Megan Feldman Bettencourt
What Katie Ate by Kate Quinn Davies
The Vegucation of Robin by Robin Quivers
The Longevity Project by Howard S. Friedman
The Best Care Possible by Ira Byock
The Price of Silence by Liza Long
The Map Thief by Michael Blanding
Emotional Agility by Dr. Susan David
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 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.
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, 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.