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You've heard John Popper, but you might not know his name. As the lead singer and principal songwriter of the Grammy-winning band Blues Traveler, Popper has played at arenas all over the world, founded the popular H.O.R.D.E. concert series, and performed chart topping songs like "Run Around" and "Hook." An iconoclast at heart, John is at work on a memoir which tells his unlikely rise from straight F student to rock star, sometimes hilarious, often outrageous encounters with other celebs, and behind the scenes stories from the road. But there are candid moments when John writes about the creative process and his struggle with weight. Cowritten by Dean Budnick, the editor in chief of Relix magazine, the book was published Da Capo in April 2016.
Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead are the co-founders of the popular health and fitness blog The Fit Bottomed Girls. Together, they are dedicated to providing the best information in diet, nutrition, and lifestyle with a sane and often humorous perspective for the hundreds of thousands of readers who visit their site every month. TIME magazine called their Twitter feed one of the 140 best feeds in 2013. Their first branded book THE FIT BOTTOMED GIRLS ANTI-DIET was acquired by the Harmony imprint of Random House. Published in spring '14, the book was one of Greatist's "20 Must-Read Fitness, Health and Happiness Books" in 2014 as well as one of Diet In Review's most popular diets of the year.
She's one of Amazon's most popular authors in 'Health, Fitness, and Dieting,' contributor to both FORKS OVER KNIVES books, and host of the Veria Living network's "What Would Julieanna Do?" Leading vegan nutritionist and personality Julieanna Hever's THE VEGITERRANEAN DIET was published by Da Capo Lifelong in December 2014.
Regnery History acquired North American rights to Mark Will-Weber's MINT JULEPS WITH TEDDY ROOSEVELT. This fun yet informative work of popular history looks at the life of each president through the lens of alcohol -- not just personal drinking habits (hello Ulysses Grant!), but social and political issues such as the Whiskey Rebellion and Prohibition. For example, Jimmy Carter's deregulation of the beer industry led to our craft beer explosion today and there just might be a bottle of champagne hidden in the walls of the White House from the Taft Administration. MINT JULEPS was published by Regnery in October 2014. It has been featured in The Washington Post, New York Post, The Week, and Pittsburgh's Tribune-Review, and Will-Weber has appeared on Bloomberg TV's 'Taking Stock' as well as other national programs to promote the book. Regnery recently acquired Will-Weber's next book about drinking in the Civil War tentatively titled MUSKETS AND APPLEJACK and scheduled for publication in 2017.
Rana Florida is the CEO of the highly respected Creative Class Group and popular blogger on The Huffington Post. Her first book UPGRADE was published in the fall of 2013 by McGraw-Hill Professional. Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, recommended the book for its "creative and innovative strategies to upgrade your work and life, with seven simple principles."
When actress Elisabeth Rohm's book BABY STEPS was acquired by Da Capo Lifelong, the deal was announced in Publishers Weekly. Published in the spring of 2013, KIRKUS Reviews called BABY STEPS "An honest memoir about infertility and parenting....An authentic look at the inability to conceive a child and an alternative route to pregnancy." Rohm starred in the David O. Russel feature films American Hustle and Joy and has a recurring role on CBS's Stalker.