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The Chronicle Books Summer Reading List: Lifestyle

Whether it be ways to entertain the kids over the summer holidays, tips to get in shape, or advice on how to boost your hipster credentials, these five lifestyle books are essential summer reading.

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Dads are the Original Hipsters
By Brad Getty.
He listened to vinyl before you did. He drank whiskey before you did. He had a mustache before you did. Admit it: your dad was a hipster before you were! This
book celebrates dads as the original hipsters.

$12.95

Happy Home: 21 Sewing and Craft Projects to Pretty Up Your Home
By Jennifer Paganelli Photographs by Tim Geaney.
In this gorgeous collection, Jennifer shows readers how to whip up twenty-one beautiful accessories to transform their space into a sunny, happy home.
$27.50

Eat, Drink, And Be Gorgeous Project
By Esther Blum, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., C.N.S.
Women will lose twice the weight when they track what they eat with this helpful food diary. Expert nutritionist Esther Blum provides a healthy dose of motivation plus all the necessary tools to make it happen.
$14.95

Raw Awakening: Your Ultimate Guide to the Raw Food Diet
By Kristen Suzanne.
“Raw” food is energizing people around the world. Eating raw no longer means consuming carrot sticks and boring fruit plates—it’s a whole new cuisine and lifestyle. Chef Kristen Suzanne takes readers step by step through the raw food lifestyle.
$18.95

Handy Dad in the Great Outdoors
By Todd Davis Photographs by Todd Davis and Jared Cruce Illustrations by Nik Schulz
Slacklining, edible bugs, tarp surfing, and more! In this awesome follow-up to the hugely popular Handy Dad, extreme sports athlete and TV host Todd Davis gathers more than 30 projects and activities sure to get kids outside and entertained for hours.
$24.95