You say you want a resolution
The new year is coming right up, and these books might give you ideas about changes you can make in your life.
Dog Walks Man: A Six-Legged Odyssey (Globe-Pequot) by John Zeaman is the memoir of a man who discovers that the chore of dog-walking can turn into a rediscovery of nature and the self.
How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew (Ballantine) by Erin Bried is a practical guide to all those things you always meant to learn, from breaking in a baseball mitt to writing a love letter — and being a role model for your kids.
365 Thanks Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life (Hyperion) by John Kralik recounts how the author's life was at a low point until he received a gracious thank-you note and decided to write one every day himself — with surprising effects on his life and the lives of others.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor