New York Times Bestselling Author Maria Shriver’s new book I’ve Been Thinking…, due for release February 27, is a refreshingly honest and powerful source of wisdom, guidance and encouragement for those seeking a meaningful life. Already selected as one of Barnes & Noble's Books to Watch in 2018  and by Hoda Kotb for her "Favorite Things of the Week" on The Today ShowI’ve Been Thinking… draws on Maria's own experiences as a prominent woman juggling myriad professional and personal roles and facing the challenges, stresses and unpredictable moments that come with it. Enlightening, empowering and humorous, I've Been Thinking... reveals a roadmap for how to move forward in life in a positive and purpose-driven direction, and is already receiving praise for it's inspiration and tangible takeaways. In-demand for her moving lessons, Maria's already in-demand to speak about the book at events at the Dallas Museum's Prestigious Arts & Letters series, The Dominican University of California, Molloy College, and more. 
"Maria Shriver is a person of unusual compassion, intelligence, and honor. If you want to feel uplifted, inspired, and comforted, read it. This book, like its author, is a precious gift to the world."
—Bestselling Author Martha Beck

Maria Shriver has always been a voice of hope, unity, equality, and love—a wise, steady voice calling us to become our best selves. Here, she gives us her hard-earned wisdom, tenderness, courage and wildly gorgeous, inclusive, accessible faith. . . It’s a book every person should keep close.
—Bestselling Author Glennon Doyle 
"Maria Shriver is a beacon of compassion and understanding—a life force."
—Journalist Tom Brokaw

“Thought-provoking, spirited, a deep and personal message to help one discover a meaningful and joyful life.” 
—Author Deepak Chopra

"There’s so much noise in the world, so many distractions, responsibilities, choices. Shriver’s soulful words of wisdom, guidance, and strength are both beautiful and invaluable."
—Elizabeth Lesser, Cofounder, Omega Institute
A visionary leader heralded for his insights into the current geopolitical landscape and leadership on issues related to immigration, Vicente Fox's just-released book, Let's Move On: Beyond Fear & False Prophets, is a powerful political manifesto and rallying cry for those around the world to seek unity, not divisiveness. Written in Fox's trademark no-nonsense style and offering his unique viewpoint as a former President of Mexico, avid historian, and true admirer of America's constitutional ideas, Let's Move On inspires people to resist the current spike in nationalism, and to return to the original ideals of the American Dream. In-demand for his informative and engaging keynotes on U.S.-Mexico relations, immigration, global political trends and more, Fox has been sought-out to speak at TBWA/CHIAT/DAY's Disruptor Series and engage in a Q&A at The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 
“Fox knows America. He gets it. He digs it, its big dreams and weird nightmares. He lays down the chords in the key of the American Dream like a master.”
—The Washington Post 
"A complete hit and the largest audience we have ever had for a daytime lecture."
—San Joaquin Valley Town Hall
Set for release on April 24, Ronan Farrow's War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence is a fascinating exploration of American foreign policy and abdication of global leadership. An astonishing and in-depth account that takes readers from Washington D.C., to Afghanistan, Pakistan and North Korea in the years since 9/11, War on Peace reveals one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American policy. Drawing on Farrow's firsthand experience in the state department and work as an acclaimed journalist, the riveting narrative—informed by Farrow's extensive interviews with warlords, whistleblowers, and policy makers from Henry Kissinger to Hillary Clinton—provides readers with a personal look at major shifts in American diplomacy. In-demand for his work as an investigative reporter, Farrow recently signed an exclusive three-year deal with HBO to develop and be featured in an investigative documentary series, and his culture-shifting articles in The New Yorker were recognized as the magazine's most-read of 2017
"A provocative, independent journalist capable of challenging people’s assumptions and empowering audiences."
—MSNBC President Phil Griffin
"He sure did knock it out of the park...My goal with our meeting was that every attendee leave feeling hopeful, energized and inspired, and [his] keynote truly made that impact."
Michael Nutter’s new memoir, “Mayor: The Best Job In Politics,” gives readers an in-depth and compelling behind-the-scenes look at his entrance into politics and two terms as mayor of Philadelphia.  A civic leader heralded for bringing Philadelphia’s homicide rates to a historic low, boosting high-school graduation rates and population growth, and putting sustainability and ethics at the top of the agenda, Nutter demonstrates how mayoring provides the potential for more achievements than our divisive political system would have us believe. Revealing insights into how effective leadership and problem-solving pragmatism are crucial for success, Nutter’s memoir offers lessons that extend far beyond the local or political level. Filled with humorous anecdotes and actionable advice, Mayor takes readers from routine trash collection to the Phillies’ World Series Win, international trade missions to the Papal visit, and everywhere in between. Recently sought-out to shed light on "Mayors as Problem Solvers" on WNYC and a regular contributor on CNN, Nutter is already set to share insights from Mayor as the headliner at the National Press Club and the National Constitution Center.
“As mayor of one of our nation’s largest cities, he has earned a national reputation as a leader in urban public policy – addressing key challenges in economic development, public safety, environmental innovation and many others.”
—Columbia University's SIPA Dean, Merit E. Janow
"Mayor Nutter is leaving Philadelphia safer, bigger, better educated at the collegiate level, more cosmopolitan and... more prosperous than he found it... On his watch, millennials and immigrants flooded in, the city’s profile on the world stage grew, and corruption was simply not tolerated."
—Patrick Kerksta, Writer for Philadelphia Magazine

Alex Banayan’s highly-anticipated book The Third Door, set for release in June but with bulk copies already available for events, will deliver game-changing insights into the secrets to true success. An unprecedented adventure that takes readers behind the scenes and into one-on-one exclusive interviews with the world’s most successful people—including Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Lady Gaga, Stephen Spielberg, Maya Angelou, Pitbull, Steve Wozniak and more— The Third Door reveals how titans of their industry launched their careers and the single trait they ultimately have in common: they all took the Third Door. Banayan’s book release and accompanying keynotes—he just spoke at the Young Entrepreneurs Summit in New York—are generating positive buzz on Twitter with #TheThirdDoor hashtag such as: “Excited for #TheThirdDoor by @AlexBanayan to come out next yr. Some unbelievable hustle stories. Will be 1 of the top books of the year,andCan't say enough good things about what @AlexBanayan had to say to us today…Absolutely inspiring to hear #TheThirdDoor.” Named toForbes’ “30 Under 30” and “the world’s youngest venture capitalist” by Fortune magazine, Banayan’s actionable business lessons and riveting stories make him an in-demand speaker for organizations from Apple to Harvard University.

When Alex Banayan spoke at my department's corporate off-site, his energy was contagious, his story was inspiring, and his ideas were key to helping push and inspire my team’s leadership. If you're looking for someone with insight and passion, then Alex Banayan is your man.”
"Alex Banayan's keynote at the Alabama YP Summit was a wonderful example of one person’s story of dedication and perseverance. The presentation was not only engaging and hilarious, but also delivered a lasting and poignant message. Truly remarkable!"
—Alabama YP Summit
CEO and Founder of Happier Nataly Kogan has dedicated her career to helping individuals and organizations better understand and achieve happiness. Her new book Happier Now, due for publication May 2018, brings her lifetime of lessons to a wider audience, illuminating how we can stop searching for the elusive “big happy” in the future and start cultivating our happier skills now. Not a book about positive thinking or always looking for the silver lining, Happier Now reveals the power in embracing the rich fabric of many human emotions, including the difficult ones, and learning how to use scientifically proven practices to live fully in good times and bad. Sought-out to deliver a keynote on Unlocking the Strategies for a Workplace that Thrives at the ADEA Annual Session, Improving Happinessand the Bottom Line at HDI 2018, Cultivating Happiness at Work at the ICMI Contact Center Expo, Kogan's presentations and book are full of tangible, actionable tools and strategies, teaching audiences volumes about compassion, resilience, and yes, happiness.
By​ ​synthesizing​ ​a​ ​treasure​ ​trove​ ​of​ ​psychology,​ ​neuroscience,​ ​and​ ​behavioral​ ​economics research,​ ​Nataly​ ​has​ ​created​ ​an​ ​immensely​ ​practical​ ​approach​ ​of​ ​what​ ​we​ ​can​ ​do​ ​every​ ​day​ ​to create​ ​more​ ​joy,​ ​feel​ ​more​ ​gratitude,​ ​and​ ​be​ ​happier.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​book​ ​we​ ​can​ ​all​ ​learn​ ​from…
—Bob Kocher, ​former​ ​Special​ ​Assistant​ ​for​ ​Healthcare​ ​and​ ​Economic​ ​Policy​ ​for​ ​President Obama
"Nataly’s background and experience on what really drives a happier existence at work & home was very well received. She brings a lot of credibility to the topic as she is very honest about her own experiences. It was refreshing to hear. I can’t recommend enough adding an element of Happier to a company event."

Programming Idea:  These HWA Speakers' new books provide incredible jumping-off points for events. Plus, you can add a book signing to make your event truly memorable for your audience.