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Second Chances A N I N S P I R I N G C O L L E C T I O N O F D O - OV E R S T H AT H AV E M A D E P E O P L E ’ S L I V E S B R I G H T E R ■ ■ BY E R I N M c H U G H

S E LLING POINTS ■■ The author’s previous inspirational volumes with Abrams have done well; One Good Deed has sold 17,000 copies and Like My Mother Always Said is currently at

A heartfelt and delightful treasury of real stories about how it’s never too late to change your life for the better

23,400 ■■ Reinvention is one of the most compelling self-help themes; these inspiring stories demonstrate it is never too late to pursue fulfillment ■■ The perfect “New Year, New You” guide or gift

S PECIFICATIONS 176 pages, 5 × 7" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL SELF-HELP ISBN 978-1-4197-2413-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2413-8 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 724138

ISBN 978-1-68335-047-7


econd Chances is a hopeful and thoughtful compendium of anecdotes from people who have

wanted another chance at something—and have taken it.

It’s the big stuff like going back to college after the kids have grown up, as well as the little things like getting a judo belt when you thought you could hardly manage


a push-up. The book collects the hopeful examples of people who found a leg up, another spurt of energy, a hidden talent, or even an untapped strength, sometimes with the unexpected help of friends or strangers. Combining the feel-good qualities of One Good Deed and the crowdsourcing methods of Like My Mother

One Good Deed ISBN 978-1-4197-0417-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-0417-8 US $18.95  CAN $21.95 51895 9 781419 704178

Like My Mother Always Said... ISBN 978-1-4197-1173-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1173-2 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495

9 781419 711732

Always Said, Erin McHugh’s latest book is an inspirational guide about letting the future win over the past. Based in New York City, Erin McHugh is a former publishing executive and the author of more than 25 books, including Like My Mother Always Said, Like My Father Always Said, Like My Teacher Always Said, and One Good Deed.

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Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books....

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