By Brecken Branstrator
brecken.branstrator@nationaljeweler.com

New York--A book on how people can transform their businesses by changing their thinking and one on the rising marriage age in America are among this month’s new releases.

In Smarter Faster Better, a best-selling author helps readers understand why they should focus more on how they’re thinking rather than what they’re thinking in order to transform their lives and business, while All the Single Ladies delves into the reasons why people are waiting longer to get married in America these days.

The following list, compiled using the new releases list from book discussion site GoodReads, includes more on these two as well as two other new, potentially good reads for business owners.

1. Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg

The author of New York Times best-seller The Power of Habit also wrote this new book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how people think in today’s world--rather than what they think--can transform their lives. This book is 256 pages.

2. All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
Rebecca Traister

When Traister started working on this book in 2009, she thought she would be taking a look at the 21st century phenomenon of the American single woman. Yet in her research she discovered this was far from a new phenomenon. In fact, every time women were given options beyond early marriage, there was a massive social change--things like temperance, abolition and secondary education. This book takes a look at contemporary American life and how the country got to a point where only 20 percent of Americans are married by age 29. This book is 352 pages.

3. If at Birth You Don't Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny
Zach Anner


Comedian Zach Anner was born two months premature, underweight and with cerebral palsy. In this memoir, he talks about how he’s navigated the obstacles he’s faced in life and become an Internet sensation who has hosted two of his own shows and driven the Mars Rover. This book is 352 pages.

4. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Matthew Desmond

Based on years of embedded fieldwork and research, this book ventures in the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the stories of eight families living there under two landlords. In today’s economy, where many poor renting families are spending more than half of their incomes on rent, eviction is an increasingly popular choice for management. This book delves into extreme poverty and economic exploitation in the country and brings up ideas for solving an increasingly common problem. This book is 432 pages.




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