Your Age Beliefs Can Change Your Life

Hi Friends,   Dr. Becca Levy’s closeness with her lively and whip smart grandmother made her wonder—why do some people seem to grow in vitality as they age and others do not? What she found from her world-leading research at Yale astonished her and transforms what we know about aging: our age beliefs can add or detract up to seven years from our lives. Dr. Levy is one of the world’s leading experts and a pioneer in the field of aging, and her revolutionary new book that publishes...

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COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE AT IDEA ARCHITECTS

IDEA ARCHITECTS (IA), a leading non-fiction US literary agency is thrilled to announce that after twenty years as CEO, Doug Abrams will be transitioning to President and Founder, focusing on overall growth and strategy for the agency, strategic partnerships, film and television development, and book and film writing. Lara Love Hardin (COO) and Rachel Neumann (CSO)  have been promoted to Co-CEOs, and will be bringing their decades of agenting and publishing experience to leading and growing the...

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Two Doctors, a Mystery, and a Chance to Heal Crime

Hi Friends,   We want to share with you the debut memoir by Dr. Benjamin Gilmer, a front-line doctor with an amazing true story about a shocking crime and a mysterious illness that will forever change your notions of how we punish and how we heal. With deep compassion and an even deeper sense of justice, Dr. Benjamin Gilmer’s dive into the mystery of the "other" Dr. Gilmer is a story we didn't want to wait to share, so we are offering you this exclusive sneak peek at the...

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Taking Your Pain to the Mountain

Hi Friends,   We are excited to share with you here Silvia Vasquez-Lavado’s unforgettable memoir, In The Shadow of the Mountain: A Memoir of Courage. This is the debut book from IA True, our memoir division that develops remarkable first-person stories of resilience, justice, and inspiration into book and film. The early response to Silvia's book has been astounding, but not surprising. When we first met Silvia, and she told us her story, we were smitten with her charm, her...

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Listen to Your Inner Voice

Hi Friends, Happy new year! We know a new year doesn’t mean an automatic reset;  we don’t leave our worries and anxieties behind just because we crack open a new planner or flip the page on our calendar. But the new year is a good time to reorient, realign, and reignite our intentions. It can spark that voice inside of us that encourages us to focus on the things that matter to us most. Our inner voice can be our biggest advocate— but it can also turn into our biggest critic.   This...

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Remembering and Celebrating the Life of Desmond Tutu

Dear Friends, As you no doubt have heard, Archbishop Tutu has left our world at age 90. Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support as we grieve the loss of our beloved Father, known to all as Arch, who blessed the world with his boundless love, his moral vision, and his infectious laughter, which I still hear ringing in my ears and lightening my grief. I feel so grateful to have been able to spend so much time with him and to have known his fierce and generous love. I'm also so...

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Twelve Lessons from 2021

Dear Friends,  In a year of small steps forward and some steps back, we are profoundly grateful for all of you— the authors, readers, editors, agents, and publishers we have had the honor of learning from and working with. You always remain our greatest teachers. In that spirit, we’d like to share twelve essential lessons we’ve learned this year that we’ll be carrying into 2022.   1. Our Most Important Relationship Is With Our Inner Voice  Mental well-being was on everyone’s...

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A Chance to Dive into the Underwater Wild

Dear Friends, In the Academy Award-winning film, My Octopus Teacher, Craig Foster dove deep into the Great African Sea Forest and discovered a world of creatures and behaviors never before seen by humans and, in the process, healed his own suffering.      “A captivating call to take time to observe and live in the moment.” —Kirkus Review   Now, we invite you to discover this deeply enchanting underwater forest in Underwater Wild: My Octopus Teacher's Extraordinary...

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Jane Goodall on Our Greatest Survival Strategy

Dear Friends, The question world famous naturalist Jane Goodall gets asked most often is, “Do you still have hope?” Her answer is a resounding yes. In the face of accelerating climate change, rampant uncertainty, and continuing global inequity, Dr. Goodall says that hope is more necessary than ever. In fact, it is the active survival strategy we need most.   In their new book, The Book of  Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times, out today, Jane and Idea...

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