Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires The Whole30: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Health Movement Sweeping the Nation

NEW YORK — Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced today that it will publish a new title by New York Times bestselling authors Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. The book, entitled “The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom,” is based on the wildly popular lifestyle program and will be released on April 21, 2015.
Millions of people visit Whole30.com every month to learn how to have a healthier relationship with food and transform their lives in 30 days. The holistic approach, designed by Melissa and Dallas, has been shown to lead to effortless weight loss and better health — along with improvements in sleep quality, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. With the Whole30 book, readers will finally have a complete step-by-step guide — including great recipes — to start the program fast and stick with it. The program and these dynamic authors have been featured on Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show and in the Wall Street Journal.
HMH Executive Editor Justin Schwartz said, “When we met the authors, Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, we were awestruck by their drive and passion for what they do — bettering people’s lives in a meaningful, lasting way. After learning more about the Whole30 community and what they were clamoring for, we knew right away we had to sign them for this book.”
“We have a close relationship with our program participants,” says Melissa Hartwig. “When they ask for help, we listen! We wrote The Whole30 for them, so they could have everything they need to succeed with the program all in one place.”
The Whole30 will include real-life success stories, community resources, an extensive FAQ and more than 100 all-new chef-developed recipes, like Chimichurri Beef Kabobs and Halibut with Citrus Ginger Glaze. The book launch in April 2015 will include a national ten-city author tour.

Both Melissa and Dallas Hartwig are certified sports nutritionists and Dallas is a licensed physical therapist specializing in treating lifestyle-related hormonal, digestive and metabolic issues.
HMH acquired North American rights from Christy Fletcher and Lisa Grubka of Fletcher & Company.  Rights were also sold in the UK, Canada, Germany and Brazil.


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For nearly two centuries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Trade division has published some of the world’s most renowned novels, non-fiction, children’s books and reference works.  As part of one of the world’s leading learning companies, it is uniquely positioned to create educational and entertaining content for multiple channels and in various formats — from hardcovers and paperbacks to eBooks and mobile apps.  Its distinguished author list includes eight Nobel Prize winners, forty-seven Pulitzer Prize winners, thirteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Philip Roth, Temple Grandin, Tim O'Brien, and Umberto Eco, and a celebrated roster of children’s authors and illustrators including Lois Lowry, Chris Van Allsburg and David Wiesner.  HMH is also home to The Best American series®; The American Heritage® and Webster’s New World™ dictionaries; Betty Crocker®, Better Homes and Gardens®, How to Cook Everything®, The Gourmet Cookbook, and other leading culinary properties; the Peterson Field Guides®; CliffsNotes; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children’s books and characters including Curious George®, The Little Prince and The Polar Express.

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