Read an excerpt from Phosphorescence: A Memoir of Finding Joy When Your World Goes Dark. After surviving heartbreak and cancer, author and columnist Julia Baird began thinking deeply about how people persevere through the most challenging circumstances. In this excerpt, Baird celebrates the wonders of the ocean and finding awe in the natural world. Baird urges readers to embrace new habits and adopt a phosphorescent outlook on life, to illuminate ourselves and our days—even in the darkest times.
Read an excerpt from Continuum by Chella Man. In Continuum, fine artist, activist, and Titans actor Chella Man uses his own experiences as a deaf, transgender, genderqueer, Jewish person of color to talk about cultivating self-acceptance and acting as one’s own representation. He shows us that identity lies on a continuum—a beautiful, messy, and ever-evolving road of exploration. #DeepDives
Read an excerpt from Welcome Home: A Guide To Building a Home for Your Soul. In this excerpt, Najwa Zebian reflects on the inherent vulnerability of relationships and the need for self-acceptance. Welcome Home is a powerful blueprint for building a strong foundation of self-worth, belonging and happiness. With practical tools, poetry and prompts for journaling and meditation, Welcome Home is the answer to the pain we all experience when we don’t feel at peace with ourselves.
Read an excerpt from Brandi Carlile's bestselling memoir Broken Horses. The acclaimed singer-songwriter, producer, and six-time Grammy winner opens up about a life shaped by music in this candid, intimate book. Evocative and piercingly honest, Broken Horses is both an examination of faith through the eyes of a person rejected by the church’s basic tenets and a meditation on the moments that have shaped the life of an artist on a mission to give back. #DeepDive
Take back bedtime with a healthy and calming new habit of reading to sleep. We asked some Penguin Random House authors, including Lisa Scottoline, Kathryn Nicolai, and Charles Yu, to share their evening winddown routines, so take a page out of their books and make tonight a little calmer. #ReadToSleep
In Love Is the Way, Bishop Michael Curry expands on his message of hope in an inspirational road map for living the way of love, illuminated with moving lessons from his own life. Through the prism of his faith, ancestry, and personal journey, Bishop Curry shows readers how America came this far and, more important, how to go a whole lot further. Read an excerpt from this inspiring book.
Find the beauty and spirit of Maya Angelou’s words in The Complete Poetry a must-have collection that includes Angelou's inaugural poem “On the Pulse of Morning.” Timeless and prescient, this definitive compendium will warm the hearts of Maya Angelou’s most ardent admirers as it introduces new readers to the legendary poet, activist, and teacher—a phenomenal woman for the ages.
Give yourself sweet dreams with comforting books for stressful times. This collection of feel-good fiction by authors like Fannie Flagg, Matt Haig, and Terry McMillan, are the books to reach to reach for if you want charming characters, sweet storylines, and good vibes. #ReadToSleep
In her new memoir, The Soul of a Woman, award-winning author Isabel Allende undertakes “a bold exploration of womanhood, feminism, parenting, aging, love and more (Associated Press).” Allende hopes that this book will “light the torches of our daughters and granddaughters with mine. They will have to live for us, as we lived for our mothers, and carry on with the work still left to be finished.”
Read an excerpt from Professional Troublemaker in which Luvvie Ajayi Jones explains how to tackle fear and live boldly. In this hilarious and transformational book, Luvvie Ajayi Jones shares how to tackle fear–that everlasting hater–and audaciously step into lives, careers, and legacies that go beyond even our wildest dreams.
You’re never too old for a bedtime story. Listen to audiobooks read by beloved narrators whose voices will soothe you to sleep. Find favorite books like The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Body by Bill Bryson, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, Deacon King Kong by James McBride, Well-Behaved Indian Women by Saumya Dave, and more. #ReadToSleep
Quiet your brain with feel-good romance reads. Put yourself in a good mood with one of our new favorite romance books by beloved authors like Jasmine Guillory, Sophie Kinsella, and Alexa Martin and exciting newcomers like Sara Desai, Rachel Lynn Solomon, and David Yoon. Sweet dreams guaranteed. #ReadToSleep
Read an excerpt from Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain. This collection of diverse pieces from ninety writers deconstructs the idea that Africans in America are a monolith—instead it unlocks the startling range of experiences and ideas that have always existed within the community of Blackness. #AmplifyBlackStories