It’s always great to be in on secrets. Whether it’s the secret to looking good, feeling great or being happy, everybody wants to know the scoop. Check out these books to get in on the secrets.
“THE SECRET LIVES OF SPORTS FANS: THE SCIENCE OF SPORTS OBSESSION” by Eric Simons (hardcover, Overlook Duckworth, 2013, 320 pages, $26.95).
Presents an exploration of sports fandom that considers how it can be a fundamental aspect of an individual’s identity, why people form such strong attachments to favorite teams, and what happens in the human mind and body while watching a game.
“THE SECRET WORLD OF SLEEP: THE SURPRISING SCIENCE OF THE MIND AT REST” by Penelope A. Lewis (hardcover, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 200 pages, $27).
A highly regarded neuroscientist explains the lesser-known role of sleep in processing the waking life and making sense of difficult emotions and experiences, drawing on the latest research to offer insight into the important functions of the sleeping brain.
“FRENCH WOMEN DON’T GET FACELIFTS: THE SECRET OF AGING WITH STYLE & ATTITUDE” by Mireille Guiliano (hardcover, Grand Central Publishing, 2013, 259 pages, $25).
The author of the best-selling “French Women Don’t Get Fat” discusses how to grow old gracefully while looking and feeling great without having to resort to plastic surgery.
“HAPPY THIS YEAR! THE SECRET TO GETTING HAPPY ONCE AND FOR ALL” by Will Bowen (hardcover, Grand Harbor Press, 2013, 215 pages, $22.95).
Offers advice, step-by-step instructions and inspiring stories to remove mental and lifestyle blocks to allow happiness to flow freely.
“THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF COLOR” by Joann Eckstut and Arielle Eckstut (hardcover, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2013, 240 pages, $29.95).
Celebrates the way in which color impacts all aspects of life, exploring such topics as color’s physics and chemistry, how language influences the colors people see, and misconceptions about color.
Books provided by the Stark County District Library, www.starklibrary.org