booksThese diverse books are among the most useful works on bookstore shelves today. Some are newly published, others are classics — all are enlightening and well worth your time.

HEALTH & DIET

MONEY & CAREER

  • Winning, by Jack Welch. Management strategies from GE’s legendary former CEO (HarperCollins).

HOME & LEISURE

  • Rick Steves’ European travel guides. Steves’ travel guides emphasize enjoying destinations the way locals and insiders do. Rick Steves’ Italy 2005 is the biggest seller, but Steves has published books about most countries and major cities on the continent (Avalon).
  • Haley’s Hints, by Graham and Rosemary Haley. Cleaning and cooking shortcuts from the hosts of the PBS show of the same name (New American).