Congratulations to the Outskirts Press Top 10 Bestsellers for February!

Each month, Outskirts Press compiles book sales to identify bestselling works. In February, these 10 remarkable books sold nearly 2,500 copies and appealed to readers of every stripe. From humor to inspiration to mystery, nearly every genre is represented is this impressive list.

How Toxic Are You? By Dr. James Martin  How Toxic Are You? Serves as the definitive authority on unknown toxins, the methods of exposure and how we can address them to move forward toward better health. With practical advice on reducing our own toxin levels, this easily digestible book is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to live longer and more healthfully.
Letters, to the Men I Have Loved by Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol Whoever said poetry was losing popularity clearly hasn’t looked at our list in the last couple of years; ever since Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol published Letters, To The Men I Have Loved, this debut collection of poems has held its ground on our bestsellers list. And from all accounts, her popularity is well-earned, her poems unfolding with all the warmth and authenticity of the actress herself. Her second book of poems, Elusive Loves: Amores Esquivos, was released late last year, and continues her legacy of taking contemporary love poems to the next level.
Nei Gong: The Authentic Classic translated by Tom Bisio, Huang Guo-Qi and Joshua Paynter Nei Gong: The Authentic Classic offers martial arts practitioners a practical guide to internal energy development and its fundamental importance in the martial arts and fa jin (emitting force). Hand copied and passed down from master to student, the guiding principles draw heavily on Daoist meditation and alchemical practices which are said to promote health and longevity.
What She Feels by Chidozie E. Osuwa Dealing with love is never easy or straightforward, especially when it comes to prose and poetry, but Chidozie Osuwa handles this subject with a light touch and all of the grace of an artist sensitive to the complexities of experience. Hers is the heart of experience, and her language reflects the maturity of thought and wisdom gleaned from a lifetime of inquiry, exploration, and yes-the scars of heartbreak. Osuwa’s collection of poems avoids cliches and seizes upon fresh images, captivating readers everywhere and keeping this book in the Top 10.
Murder in Gales: A Rose Hanged Twice by Patricia Lubeck This true murder mystery relates the tale of the Lufkin and Rose families, neighbors in southwestern Minnesota in the late 1800s. Embroiled in a bitter feud, the families’ rancor ratchets up in 1888 after a mysterious murder, a slew of riveting trials and a baleful call for justice that may, or may not, have been delivered.
The Seed of Nothingness by SHIV In his newly published The Seed of Nothingness, author Shiv invites readers to reunite with themselves and join the journey of life, a life without fear. This book reveals the utter simplicity inherent in “Everythingness.” Shiv explores how attitudes, motivations, projections, and even our spiritual practices, can bind us to an ego-centered version of spirituality. The mindsets and heart-sets he offers provide clarity on how we may walk the path to spiritual liberation.
Race in America: A Call to Heal by Greg “Coach T” Thomas and David Smale Greg “Coach T” Thomas draws on 35 years as a coach and educator to off this honest and open discussion of race in America. This call to healing has spoken loudly to readers, keeping it firmly in our Top 10 for weeks.
Sharecropper’s Daughter by Cora A. Givhan Ford It didn’t take Cora Ford’s captivating story long to make its way to our bestseller list. This autobiography takes readers on a winsome journey through her roots in Mississippi. Released in January 2017, Sharecropper’s Daughter quickly resonated with readers who’ve reveled in the physical, mental and spiritual journeys retold.
Jail House Cuisine by Louise Mathews Louise Mathews takes takes readers on a tasty trip behind bars—without the strip search! The first book to take a look at what it is like to cook and eat behind bars, it’s a unique, funny and entertaining insight to a side of prison life most of us never see, from naked men in her kitchen on her first day to her one-woman crusade to improve the food served in jails. In addition to a peek behind the bars, Louise offers delicious recipes like Easy Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting, Thai Chicken Curry, Cream of Broccoli Soup, Miss Marie’s Fried Chicken, and Ugly Duckling Cake.
The Road Back to Me by Lisa A. Romano Told through the jagged peephole of the author’s awareness, The Road Back to Me examines Romano’s formative wounds and influences from the perspective of newfound experience and wisdom. The chaos of a once-fragile childhood mind, the sting of a lonely childhood, feelings of abandonment, the torment of being bullied … Romano’s childhood self was once so lost that she was crippled by poor self-esteem, food addiction and fear, and contemplating suicide. Only years later does she hit a vital turning point to healing and recovery.

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