San Francisco, CA (WiredPRNews.com) St. Remy Press is proud to announce that Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living, A Story and Life Guidebook, by Suzanne Saxe-Roux and Jean P. Roux won the Silver Award in the 2011 Benjamin Franklin™ Award – Self Help category. The Benjamin Franklin™ Awards are sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association, and celebrate excellence in editorial and design for titles published in the year 2010. Judges for the Benjamin Franklin Awards come from all areas of the industry: major newspaper and trade media reviewers, bookstore and library buyers and reviewers, non-competing publishers, artists and writers who serve the industry.
Awards were presented on Monday, May 23, 2011 on the eve of BookExpo America 2011 in New York City, at which time winners were recognized for setting the standard and the pace for the publishing industry.
Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living, A Story and Life Guidebook, $14.95 published Sept 2010 by Suzanne Saxe-Roux and Jean P. Roux, is a narrative non-fiction and life guidebook about living your big dreams and how to live every day with joie de vivre. Courage and Croissants shares the secrets the co-authors have discovered to reclaiming joy, creativity and family time while embracing a change of priorities and pace wherever you live.
Both a gripping memoir and a practical guidebook for anybody seeking a more healthful, joyous life, Courage and Croissants takes readers along for the journey as Suzanne and Jean, shaken by struggles with infertility and cancer, trade in frozen dinners on the run, a full-time nanny and the frenzy of business ownership for a simple village house amid Provence’s lavender fields. It follows their myriad touching yet humorous adventures as they uproot from the San Francisco Bay area and become acclimated to life in a quaint French village where friends take the time to kiss each other on each cheek and everyone enjoys a two-hour lunch.
Courage and Croissants inspiring story is complete with actionable advice from the co-authors, who are Ph.D. professional life and executive coaches as well as parents. Through a series of fifteen specific tips, the Life Guidebook section maps out strategies for considering the importance of time versus money, resetting your priorities to focus on quality living, surrendering your fears, leaving your comfort zone, enjoying the simple things in life and leaning into your dreams. It’s all about moving forward on the big dreams and living the small ones daily.
Available at Amazon, Amazon.uk, B&N online, through Ingram, and at www.healthyjoyfulliving.com
Request a Copy:
To request a copy of Courage and Croissants, or for more information, call Suzanne Saxe-Roux at 415. 272-0169 or [email protected]
About the Co-Authors:
Husband and wife team Suzanne Saxe-Roux, Ed.D. and Jean P. Roux, Ph.D., have coached and inspired thousands of people over the past twenty-five years to become the best individuals and professionals they can be. Successful consultants and life and executive coaches, Suzanne and Jean – also a psychologist offer a fresh slant on adventuring through life transitions, change, and recommitting to living a balanced and quality life. For more information, visit www.healthyjoyfulliving.com or the media room at http://www.healthyjoyfulliving.com/media-kit/ Suzanne Saxe-Roux 415-272-0169 [email protected]
Paperback – 5.5” x 8.5”
$14.95 retail price
Pub Date: Sept 29, 2010
What people are saying about the book
“If you’ve ever wanted to change your life, let this book be your go-to source.”
— Suzy Gersham, Frommer’s Born to Shop Books
“This book is definitely an antidote to the madness of living in the fast-lane; affirming the joy of keeping life simple, meaningful, relational and balanced.”
–Angeles Arrien, The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom
“In the spirit of Eat, Pray, Love, experience a journey of self-discovery, transition and inspiration.”
–Jan Cullinane, The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life
“I love this book! This brilliant blend of a beautiful true-life story and an expertly written guidebook will leave you knowing, not just wishing, that you can live the life of your dreams.”
–Corrie Woods, The Woman’s Field Guide to Exceptional Living
“Courage and Croissants is a spa for the soul. In these uncertain times, we owe it to ourselves to take stock, and ask whether we are creating the kinds of lives we want to live.”
–Diane Hessan, CEO Communispace