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Dianne Hales

Dianne Hales is the author of La Passione; La Bella Lingua, a New York Times bestseller; Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered, translated into six languages; and more than forty trade and text books, including Just Like a Woman, Caring for the Mind and thirty editions of a leading college health textbook, An Invitation to Health. The President of Italy has awarded Dianne the highest recognition the government can bestow on a foreigner: honorary knighthood, with the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity), for her contributions to promoting the Italian language.

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How to Sleep Like a Baby, Wake Up Refreshed, and Get More Out of Life
Written by Dianne Hales
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | April 1987
$15.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-33825-9 (0-345-33825-1)

EVERY DAY STARTS WITH A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

Did you just suppress a yawn?

Are you one of the walking weary—the 100 million Americans who suffer from occasional or chronic sleep problems? If so, you know how serious the problem can be: troubled sleepers can lead troubled lives. On an average, we spend... Read more






Just Like a Woman
Written by Dianne Hales
Bantam | Trade Paperback | June 2000
$23.00/33.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-37818-4 (0-553-37818-X)

In recent years researchers in many scientific fields have actively focused on what being female really means. Their startling conclusion: Almost every assumption made about women--physical, medical, historical, psychological--turns out to be untested, unproven, or untrue.

Stereotypes about women are as old as time--and as current as still-too-prevalent beliefs based on male... Read more






La Bella Lingua
Written by Dianne Hales
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | April 2010
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-2770-3 (0-7679-2770-2)

“Italians say that someone who acquires a new language ‘possesses’ it. In my case, Italian possesses me. With Italian racing like blood through my veins, I do indeed see with different eyes, hear with different ears, and drink in the world with all my senses…”

A celebration of the language and culture... Read more






La Passione
Written by Dianne Hales
Crown Archetype | Hardcover | April 2019
$26.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-451-49916-5 (0-451-49916-6)

A jubilant celebration of Italy’s outsize impact on culture, from literature to art, music to movies, that “masterfully examines the multitude of reasons why so many people fall in love with Italy and the Italian lifestyle” (Forbes)

Can you imagine painting without Leonardo, opera without Verdi, fashion without Armani, food without the signature... Read more






Think Thin, Be Thin
Written by Doris Wild Helmering and Dianne Hales
Harmony | Trade Paperback | December 2004
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-1696-7 (0-7679-1696-4)

If you’ve been struggling with your weight, you know how hard it can be to lose those extra pounds and keep them off. In the groundbreaking Think Thin, Be Thin, nationally prominent psychotherapist Doris Wild Helmering and award-winning health writer Dianne Hales assert that the true key to a healthy body...

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