A Few Reads to Nurture Your Inner and Outer Well-being This Summer

Relax, read, reset.

Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out
By Giada De Laurentiis

After more than two decades on the go, Giada De Laurentiis’ whirlwind schedule finally caught up with her. The chef, restaurateur, TV personality, best-selling author and single mom was working 24/7, and constantly traveling the world. Finding time to exercise, eat well and get enough sleep was an afterthought. Like most, the health shortcuts she took with little consequence in her 20s and 30s caught up with her in her 40s. As she approached 50, her waning energy, weight gain and gradually declining health were a wake-up call. She reconfigured her diet and reprioritized exercise, self-care and sleep. In her 10th book, De Laurentiis shares her lifestyle tweaks as well as 100 recipes to help readers heal from the inside, find balance and restore wellness.  


Quench: Beat Fatigue, Drop Weight, and Heal Your Body Through the New Science of Optimum Hydration
By Dana Cohen, MD, & Gina Bria

A deep dive into the importance that fluids play in all of our vital bodily functions, which offers a better understanding of why simply drinking water is not always enough. Armed with groundbreaking new research into the field of hydration, integrative medicine specialist Dana Cohen, MD, and cultural anthropologist Gina Bria debunk the common myths on “getting enough water” while highlighting the myriad benefits of adding moisture to the body. They outline an innovative five-day hydration jump start, offering nutrient-packed smoothies, elixirs and meal plans, and their micro-movement approach to circulating water into the fascia—the connective tissue that hydrates our bodies.


How Y’all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived
By Leslie Jordan

Emmy-winning character actor Leslie Jordan has suddenly become an overnight sensation after delighting audiences in TV and film for more than three decades. His Instagram videos replete with his signature wry wit, bathed in his trademark Southern charm, have attracted more than 5 million followers. Now this self-proclaimed Southern Baptist celebutante brings his joie de vivre and quirky perspective to a collection of entertaining yet intimate personal essays. A seasoned raconteur, Jordan regales readers with observations and stories of his fascinating life. His prose is charmingly delivered in his quintessentially authentic, amusing and oft-irreverent voice, lifting our spirits and warming our hearts.