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February Is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Month - Take a Look at Square One's Top Title on this Topic

Posted: 2020/02/10

Garden City Park, NY: In view of this month being National AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) Awareness Month, Square One wants everyone to get a good look at their top title on this increasingly important topic (especially for Baby Boomers).

It turns out that Age-related Macular Degeneration—AMDremains the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of fifty. Yet for many years, the only treatment offered to most people diagnosed with AMD has been a supplement formula that can slow the progression of macular degeneration, but cannot prevent, stop, or reverse AMD and offers no help to those in the earliest stages of the disease. Now, for the first time, is a comprehensive program for the treatment of this all-too-common disorder.

Written by optometrist and bestselling author Jeffrey Anshel together with medical researcher Laura Stevens, who herself has AMD, What You Must Know About Age-related Macular Degeneration ($17.95 USD, ISBN: 9780757004490) is a book whose time has come.

The book is divided into four parts. Part One explains how the eye works and how AMD develops, in both its wet and its dry forms. It then looks at the most common risk factors and explains how each of these factors negatively affects the eye.

In Part Two, the authors look at the specific nutrients that offer protection to the eye. Included is the AREDS supplement—the over-the-counter formula now widely used to treat AMD—as well as many other nutritional supplements that have been scientifically proven to support eye health and combat AMD.

Part Three explains which foods contribute to eye health and which can actually damage your vision. Most important, it guides you in putting this knowledge into action with the easy-to-follow Anti-AMD Diet.

Finally, Part Four recommends simple lifestyle changes you can make to maintain or restore eye health, and then offers a wide range of tools and techniques for living successfully with macular degeneration.

In addition to writing this book with Ms. Stevens (whose next book with Square One will be the hotly-anticipated What You Must Know About Strokes co-written by Amytis Dowfighi, MD), Dr. Jeffrey Anshel is also the bestselling author of Smart Medicine for Your Eyes; What You Must Know About Food & Supplements for Optimal Vision Care; and, most recently, What You Must Know About Dry Eye.

What You Must Know About Age-related Macular Degeneration (ISBN: 9780757004490) is now available wherever books are sold.

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Before Renee Zellweger's Judy, there was Elliot Tiber's Judy

Posted: 2020/02/06

Garden City Park, NY: Much has been made of actress Renee Zellweger's end-of-life portrayal of late showbiz legend Judy Garland in the new biopic Judy, for which Zellweger has already nabbed a Best Actress Golden Globe and has also received an Oscar nomination.

Word on the street is that Ms. Zellweger will most likely win an Oscar for her take on Ms. Garland. Before this film performance, however, there was the touching portrayal of Ms. Garland in gay rights icon Elliot Tiber's acclaimed memoir Palm Trees on the Hudson: A True Story of the Mob, Judy Garland, and Interior Decorating ($24.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0351-6).

Though she only appears briefly, but effectively, in chapter seven of Tiber's book ("Somewhere Over the Hudson"), Garland's beloved yet melancholy presence can be felt throughout all of Tiber's seriocomic book. In fact, Tiber's reminiscences of seeing Judy's legendary 1961 performance at Carnegie Hall (from chapter five, smirkily titled "Momma ahd Homos and Shrinks, Oh My!") caught the attention of Harry Haun, who wrote about it in his longtime popular Playbill column back in 2011.

When it comes to portrayals of Ms. Garland, however, one should really listen to how she is brought to life by veteran actor/narrator Edwin Wald in his audio book performance of Tiber's Palm Trees on the Hudson first released on Audible in the middle of summer last year (2019).

If you would like to get a listen to Edwin Wald's wonderful performance of this "prequel" memoir—the first of the "Tiber Trilogy" that tells the story of the late Tiber that is continued into the bestseller Taking Woodstock and its sequel After Woodstock, which features a Foreword by two-time Oscar winning director Ang Lee—you can do so by checking it out at Audible, Amazon, and/or iTunes. (To be taken to Audible directly, feel free to click here.)

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Square One celebrates Black History Month with two great books

Posted: 2020/02/01

Garden City Park, NY: February is Black History Month, and Square One Publishers has two remarkable books that are both historically important in recognition of the African-American experience.

Commissioned in this country by the Knights of Columbus Historical Commission and produced in 1924 at the height of this country's Black Renaissance, The Gift of Black Folk (Square One, $14.95 USD) by the late writer and cofounder of the NAACP, Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, represents one of the first critically acclaimed black histories ever to be published.

Square One's edition of this work represents a newly re-edited and reissued version of the material. The book features an Introduction by Carl A. Anderson, who, prior to becoming Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, spent nearly a decade working on issues of racial equality as a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Anderson states in the
Introduction: "A hundred years after W.E.B. Du Bois helped cofound the NAACP, the United States can view its civil rights achievements with pride. African Americans have served on the Supreme Court, in the Cabinet, and, finally, as President of the United States. The Gift of Black Folk allows us to fully appreciate these monumental achievements. It is our belief that Du Bois' classic work will continue to inform and inspire for many generations to come."

Equally groundbreaking in the realm of book publishing history is our publication of Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way (Square One, $39.95 USD) by theater historian and six-time Tony award-winning producer Stewart F. Lane. This hardcover book is the first illustrated history or "coffee table"-format title that explores both in words and pictures the tumultuous and often rocky road travelled by African-American actors and actresses the past two centuries on their way to artistic reward and recognition on the Broadway stage. Featuring a Foreword by Tony award-winning director Kenny Leon, Black Broadway provides an entertaining and poignant history of a Broadway of which few are aware.

And the reviews have been great. The book has been declared:

* a "wonderful, insightful history of black theater" (Publishers Weekly);

* "an impressive overview with rare production stills, playbills, and posters making [Lane's] study an essential reference work" (Library Journal, starred review);

* a welcome addition to any library" (TalkinBroadway);

"a theatre-goer's delight" (The Bookwork Sez, syndicated columnist);

* "the book of all books" (;

* "a book that lets young people know how [Black] theater began" (Leslie Uggams, Tony Award-winning actress);

* "a fascinating cavalcade" (Harry Haun, Playbill);

* "a beautifully designed and clearly written coffee-table book" (Jonathan Mandell, American Theatre);

* "a great book" (Mark Simone, WOR-AM Radio);

* "informative . . . well focused . . . and beautifully illustrated" (Linda Winer, NEWSDAY);

* "a fantastic, comprehensive book and a great introduction for anyone with an interest in theatre" (Keith Price, SiriusXM Radio);

* "a hugely important book that's terribly entertaining" (Peter LeDonne, 970AM The Answer);

* "a story well worth telling" (BroadwayWorld);

* "a brisk, fascinating overview (with) hundreds of rare and revealing photographs" (Jesse Green, New York Magazine);

* "a detailed account from Minstrel Shows to Vaudeville, from the Jazz Age to the Golden Age of the American Musical, through the dramas inspired by the Civil Rights Movement to the present day Broadway" (Audrey Bernard, New York Beacon News); and

* "[an] admirably researched and beautifully illustrated theatrical history both on the specific Broadway shows and on the great theatrical talents that best define the contributions that black performers and authors have made to the American theater . . . an excellent volume." (New York Journal of Books)

Both Black Broadway  and The Gift of Black Folk are available here from Square One Publishers, and wherever good books are sold.

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Give "Peas" a Chance: new plant-based diet book in time for Earth Day's 50th this April

Posted: 2020/01/22

“I think now consuming animal products is no longer just a personal choice. It is having a drastic and vast consequence on the rest of the world and all of us.” Joaquin Phoenix, in support of the vegan diet after winning the “Best Actor” Golden Globe for his role in Joker

Garden City Park, NY:
All jokers aside, the current state of the Standard American Diet (SAD) is no laughing matter. The ethical wasteland of Big Business, Power Politics, and Advertising that stretches across our country and to various points overseas has manufactured a diet that is the root cause of so many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, as well as a broad range of common ailments. It has also created an industry that kills over 70 billion land animals every year. Too few of us realize how our food choices actually contribute to the climate change we are now experiencing worldwide. Recognizing and understanding the impact of our food choices is the first important step in reversing habits that damage the body, heart, and soul.

How to Eat Right and Save the Planet (Square One), the new book from macrobiotics pioneer and natural health advocate Bill Tara, cuts through the hype and nutritional confusion that surround us by first showing how they hide the truth. It then explains how the food that we eat can be a massive force for good in creating personal, social, and environmental health. The author not only provides vital nutritional facts based on the latest dietary and medical research, but also explains in plain English how our diet impacts social justice and environmental sustainability.

Here is a complete guide to creating a healthy and earth friendly “plant-based” diet for you and your family. And starting today—January 22, 2020—Square One will inaugurate its recognition of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22, 2020) by offering the digital “e-book” version of this title at a reduced price of $1.99 USD for one month only.

With How to Eat Right and Save the Planet in hand, you will understand that each of us can take back control of our health, our family’s health, and, to a great degree, the health of this planet—and it can all begin with your next meal.

To take advantage of our “Earth Day 50th Anniversary” reduced e-book price of $1.99 USD, feel free to click here for a special link to the book on the Square One Publishers website—or you can get a hold of the e-book by visiting or We hope that you will join with us in trying to help make the world a healthier place.

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