Whether you're gung ho or tongue in cheek, there's a book to help you with New Year's resolutions.
Chubster: A Hipster's Guide to Losing Weight While Staying Cool (Mariner) by Martin Cizmar is the go-to when your skinny jeans get snug, with tips on low-calorie ethnic foods and beers (at 153 calories a serving, PBR rates a "stupid") and cool exercise (think "urban hiking").
Spontaneous Happiness (Hachette Audio) by Andrew Weil is the audiobook of the latest guide to integrating physical and emotional health from the famed spokesman for alternative medicine; it features an eight-week program for managing stress.
Whateverland: Learning to Live Here (Wiley) by Alexis Stewart and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt is billed as "the world's first un-self-help book" by the TV and radio hosts (Stewart is Martha's daughter), who bring a decidedly irreverent approach to advice on dieting, dating and more.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor