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Will Young Memoir Set for October 2012

Little, Brown Book Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of Will Young's autobiography, set for publication by Sphere Books this autumn.

Hachette Books

The Shift

Tory Johnson
Authors:
Tory Johnson

For Tory Johnson, weight was always an issue; although she felt ashamed of how she looked, Tory could never find the will to change. When a network executive warned that if she didn't lose weight her television career could be in jeopardy Tory experienced something profound: A Shift. She knew she didn't just want to change, she needed to change. THE SHIFT begins with this eye-opening incident and follows Tory on her weight-loss journey. Tory creates a plan, makes a list of things she is willing to sacrifice and teaches herself the realities of self-discipline. With disarming honesty, she shares her experience overcoming the inevitable challenges along the way. In the process, she becomes not just healthier but happier -- a shift that impacts every facet of her life. For anyone who has struggled to make a big life change, THE SHIFT offers valuable lessons and inspiration to take charge once and for all.

Seal Press

When Women Played Hardball

Johnson
Authors:
Johnson

The years between 1943 and 1954 marked the magical era of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League - which proved beyond doubt that women can play hardball. With skill and style, more than 500 women took to the baseball diamonds of the Midwest dazzling fans and becoming a visible and supported part of our national pastime. In the words of "Tiby" Eisen, leadoff batter for the Fort Wayne Daisies: "We played ball just like the big boys, we broke up double plays with spikes held high and we stole bases in our skirts. We did whatever it took to win." Among those cheering was ten-year-old Susan Johnson, a loyal fan of the Rockford Peaches. Four decades later she has gone back to meet her girlhood heroines and remember a sensational baseball series: the 1950 championship between the Rockford (Illinois) Peaches and the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Daisies - two of the League's most winning and dynamic teams. Filled with colourful stories and anecdotes by the women who played in that spectacular series, When Women Played Hardball offers an entertaining look at the culture the league created - and the society it reflected. This is a story about memories, about dreams fulfilled and dreams denied. It is a celebration of a brief yet remarkable period when women truly had "A League of Their Own."

Amy Rost

Amy Rost is a freelance book editor and write who lives in New England.

Aric Sigman

Dr Aric Sigman is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is also the hands-on father of 4 children. He writes for the Times Educational Supplement and his book 'Remotely Controlled: How Television is Damaging Our Lives' has caused ongoing public debate.

Charles Eugster

Charles Eugster is a 97 year-old retired dentist from the UK who holds multiple records (including world records) in his age group for athletics and a variety of other sports.

Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman

Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who worked as a staff operations consultant for the marketing and internet services group of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. She is now retired and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is preparing to become a certified coach for executives and other individuals and plans to use skills and techniques from this book in her practice.

Faya Nilsson

Faya Nilsson is a personal trainer and award-winning blogger, born in Sweden and now based in west London. She started her blog, fitnessontoast.com, in 2013, and it won Best Lifestyle Blog at the UK Blog Awards in 2015 and the Cosmopolitan's Lifestyle Blogger of the Year award in 2014.Faya's first book, FIT IN 3, includes 60 easy-to-make, healthy, Scandi-inspired recipes; calming mindfulness and yoga routines; and highly effective, time-efficient workouts that don't require a gym membership. FIT IN 3 provides you with a simple formula for an enjoyable, healthy life. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3

Fiona McDonald Joyce

Fiona McDonald Joyce DipION, mBANT is a nutritional therapist and cookery consultant.

Harry Lorayne

Harry Lorayne is the world's foremost memory-training specialist and the author of The Memory Book, a New York Times bestseller for 46 weeks. His other books include Super Memory, Super Student; Remembering People, Memory Makes Money, and Harry Lorayne's Page-a-Minute Memory Book. He has appeared on national television many times, including 40 appearances on The Tonight Show, and has made hundreds of personal appearances, teaching seminars at major corporations, schools, and other organizations. His instructional 'Memory Power Package' of DVDs has sold thousands of copies on TV and the Internet. He lives in New York City.

Jane Scrivner

Jane Scrivner is the co-founder of the British School of Complementary Therapy and bestselling author of Detox Yourself.

Jessie Pavelka

Jessie Pavelka is an internationally recognised fitness and wellbeing expert and specialist in extreme weight loss. He is also one of the newest trainers on NBC's The Biggest Loser. Jessie has graced British and American television screens with his life-changing work on Sky's Obese: A Year to Save My Life and Fat: The Fight of My Life as well as Lifetime's DietTribe. He's motivated the masses on Oprah's OWN Wake-up Workout, ITV's 'Motivation Nation' in 2014 and headed the 'Sugar Free' campaign on Good Morning Britain in January and June 2015. Jessie is a Race for Life Ambassador in the UK and also runs Pavelka Limited, based in the UK, which offers a range of workshops and seminars plus an interactive membership website to help guide weight loss. For more information visit www.jessiepavelka.com and www.pavelka.co.uk. Twitter: @JessiePavelka. Facebook: facebook.com/JessiePavelka. Instagram: @Jessiepavelka. YouTube: JessiePavelka.

JJ Virgin

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS is the New York Times bestselling author of The Virgin Diet and The Virgin Diet Cookbook. An internationally recognized expert in weight loss, Virgin has appeared on The Doctors, the Rachael Ray Show and Today, among many other programs, and blogs frequently for the Huffington Post, Prevention magazine, and Livestrong.com.

John Zeisel

John Zeisel is president of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care and founder of the Heartstone Way, an innovative and practical approach to the care of Alzheimer's sufferers. He developed the Artists for Alzheimer's program (ARTZ), which develops cultural experiences for Alzheimer's sufferers. He has a PhD in sociology from Columbia and has taught at Yale, Harvard and McGill.

Jon Tommey

Jon Tommey is a well respected practitioner and runs an autism clinic where he has around 500 children in his care.

Judy Ridgway

Judy Ridgway is an acclaimed food writer and international expert on olive oil. She was the first non-Italian judge to sit on the judging panel of the prestigious Leone d'Oro international awards for olive oil. She travels frequently to the producing regions meeting the growers and tasting the oils along the way. She is also in regular contact with specialist cooking schools, university agricultural departments and research institutes. Previous books featuring olive oil include two editions of Judy Ridgway's Best Olive Oil Buys Round the World and The Olive Oil Companion. She also has extensive experience of national TV and radio.

Kate Brian

Kate Brian specialises in issues surrounding female fertility. She has been awarded for her work for Infertility Network UK, and is employed as a Regional Organiser for the charity. She has been a member of a Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority expert advisory panel. She has two children who were born after IVF treatment.

Mark Atkinson

Dr Mark Atkinson is one of Britain's most innovative holistic medical doctors and a leading authority on drug-free solutions to chronic illnesses. He specialises in the integrated medicine approach to depression and other mental health and emotional problems. Many of his holistic health programmes have been featured in the national press in the media.

Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD, was co-medical director of Canyon Ranch for ten years, and is now the chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center. He is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet, The Blood Sugar Solution, The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook, Ultrametabolism, The Ultramind Solution, The Ultrasimple Diet, and coauthor of Ultraprevention.

Matthew McKay

Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He has also penned two fiction novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the Bay Area.

Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland made history by becoming the first African American female principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. The bestselling author of Life in Motion and a children's book, Firebird, she is the recipient of the Lenore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts. In 2014, President Obama appointed Misty to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. She lives in New York City.