Hi all,

I have a lot of book news today, but the newsletter comes first! I wrote this week’s newsletter earlier this month, and it was picked up by Medium’s self improvement magazine, Forge. Are you skeptical about New Year’s resolutions? Do you still feel anxious, even when you accomplish your goals? Then you’re going to want to read my essay, “Breaking the Cycle of New Year’s Resolution Disappointment.

Now for book news!

LAST CHANCE TO GET PREORDER BONUS –  Everything Isn’t Terrible will hit bookstores in the US, Canada, and the UK on December 31st. Hardcover, digital, and audiobook versions are available. Monday, Dec 30th is the LAST DAY that you can preorder to get the bonus materials.  So if you’d like some helpful charts to guide you through the book, you can preorder at your local bookstore, AmazonBarnes and NobleIndiebound, Target, or wherever you buy books, and submit your receipt here. If you preordered at your local bookstore and don’t have a receipt, just shoot me an email at  and I’ll send it to you.

INTERNATIONAL DATES – Australian readers, you can expect your copies on February 4th. Dates for the Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish translations will begin to roll out over the coming year.


Come join me for a book event in January. I’ll be having conversations with some great folks and answering questions from attendees.

Washington, DC – January 7th BOOK LAUNCH PARTY at East City Bookshop, 6:30pm

Asheville, NC – January 9th at Malaprop’s Bookstore in conversation with Joanne O’Sullivan, 6pm

Columbia, TN – January 21st at Maury County Public Library (hosted by Duck River Books) in conversation with Ross Jaynes, 6pm

That’s it for now! I’ll have some more essays for you in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.


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