Paradise in Plain Sight

Karen Maezen MillerAll-American mom, Zen Buddhist priest, and author of Momma Zen and Hand Wash ColdĀ Karen Maezen Miller‘s Paradise in Plain Sight: The Way of the Zen Gardener, using the lessons she learned from owning and tending Southern California’s oldest private Japanese garden to illustrate how a seeker becomes a sage, and showing readers how to cultivate the ground beneath their own feet, in a nice deal, again to Georgia Hughes at New World Library.

How to be Interesting

How to Be Interesting coverYou want to leave a mark, not a blemish. Be a hero, not a spectator. You want to be interesting. (Who doesn’t?) But sometimes it takes a nudge, a wake-up call, an intervention — and a little help. This is where whimsical and insightful cartoonist Jessica Hagy comes in. Based on a blog post that quickly went viral and has now attracted more than 1 million 1.2 million 1.4 million viewers, How to Be Interesting is a uniquely inspirational book that combines fresh and pithy lessons with deceptively simple diagrams and charts. It’s a book about exploring, taking chances, being open, taking ownership and much more. (Workman)

Something Other Than God

Jennifer FulwilerBible Belt atheist-turned-spiritual seeker, religious blogger, and subject of the reality TV show “Minor Revisions,” Jennifer Fulwiler‘s Something Other Than God, a memoir about her conversion to Catholicism, at auction in a very nice deal, to Mark Brumley at Ignatius Press.