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Partial List of Edited Mass-Market Books for the General Public, 1995–2019

by P.N. Waldygo

Arts, Entertainment

Let’s Face It, Kirk Douglas, Wiley & Sons, 2006

An Actor and a Gentleman, Lou Gossett Jr., Wiley & Sons, 2009

Along the Roaring River (autobiography of a Chinese opera singer), Hao Jiang Tian, Wiley & Sons, 2007

Five Easy Decades (bio of Jack Nicholson), McDougal, Wiley & Sons, 2007

Led Zeppelin, Hoskyns, Wiley & Sons, 2012

I Never Walked Alone (autobiography of opera star Shirley Verrett), Wiley & Sons, 2002

Village Voice Film Guide, John Wiley & Sons, 2003

Lone Star (about Dan Rather), Weisman, Wiley & Sons, 2006

The Man with the Golden Flute, autobiography of James Galway, Wiley & Sons, 2009

Lincoln Center, Zane, Wiley & Sons, 2006

Wes Craven: The Man and His Nightmares, Wooley, Wiley & Sons, 2010

Walking on the Moon (Sting and the Police), Campion, Wiley & Sons, 2009

Paradise Road (about Jack Kerouac), Atkinson, Wiley & Sons, 2009

The Mostly Mozart Guide to Mozart, Wiley & Sons, 2009

The Insider’s Guide to Classical Recordings, Jim Svejda, Prima Publishing, 1998

The Party of the Century (Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball), Davis, Wiley & Sons, 2005

Writer’s Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents, Jeff Hermann, Prima Publishing (the 2000–01, 2001–02, and 2002–03 editions)

The Sound of Laughter, Norman Barasch (the life of a comedy writer), self-published, 2009


True Crime

D.B. Cooper and Me: A Criminal, a Spy, My Best Friend, Carl Laurin, Principia Media, 2018

Getting the Truth: "I Am D.B. Cooper," Joe Koenig, Principia Media, 2019.



The Case against Israel’s Enemies, Alan Dershowitz, Wiley & Sons, 2008

In Justice: Inside the Scandal That Rocked the Bush Administration, David Iglesias, Wiley & Sons, June 2008

Enough Already, Jack Cafferty, Wiley & Sons, 2008

Swim against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go with the Flow, Jim Hightower, Wiley & Sons, 2007

It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street, Nomi Prins, Wiley & Sons, 2009

True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society, Manjoo, Wiley & Sons, 2007

Heads in the Sand: How the Republicans Screw Up Foreigh Policy and Foreign Policy Screws Up Democrats, Yglesias, Wiley & Sons, 2007

Being Right Is Not Enough (plan for the Democratic Party to gain power), Waldman, Wiley & Sons, 2005

Pressed: Public Money, Private Profit—A Cautionary Tale of the Abuse of Power in an American City, Henderson, 2019

The Fifteen Biggest Lies about the Economy, Holland, Wiley & Sons, 2010

The War on Moms, Lerner, Wiley & Sons, 2009

7 Myths of Gun Control, Prima Publishing, 2001

Fortunes of Change, Callahan, Wiley & Sons, 2009

The Conservatives Have No Clothes, Anrig, Wiley & Sons, 2007

The Bulldozer and the Big Tent, Gitlin, Wiley & Sons, 2007

Trainwreck: The End of the Conservative Revolution (and Not a Moment Too Soon), Bill Press, Wiley & Sons, 2007

The Prosperity Agenda, Soderberg, Wiley & Sons, 2007

The Moral Lie, Greenberg, Wiley & Sons, 2008

Hope and Change, Lux, Wiley & Sons, 2008

Buy American, Dana Frank, Beacon Press, 1998


Other Cultures

Off the Reservation (Native American essays), Paula Gunn Allen, Beacon Press, 1998

Discovering Kwan Yin: Buddhist Goddess of Compassion, Sharon Salzberg, Beacon Press, 1998

Remedios, stories of Puerto Rico, Aurora Levins Morales, Beacon Press, 1998

Celtic Music, Carol Publishing, 1999

Celtic Traditions, Carol Publishing, 1999

The Cave (prehistoric paintings in France), Aczel, Wiley & Sons, 2008

City of Sacrifice (ancient Aztec history), David Carrasco, Beacon Press, 1999

Arms and Armor of Caucasus, Rivkin, privately published, 2015

The Zany Series by Ivanka di Felice, self-published: A Zany Slice of Italy, 2014; A Zany Slice of Tuscany, 2016; My Zany Life: Growing Up in a Rooming House, 2016; Zany Renovations in Tuscany, 2018; Paying It Forward in Tuscany, 2019.


Health, Fitness

The Paleo Diet, Cordain, Wiley & Sons, 2010

No More Fatigue, Challem, Wiley & Sons, 2010

The Inflammation Syndrome, Challem, Wiley & Sons, 2009

The Food-Mood Solution, Challem, Wiley & Sons, 2006

Knockout Workout, St. John, Wiley & Sons, 2008

Super Calcium, Prima Publishing, 1998

The Healing Power of Soy, Prima Publishing, 1998

Diabetes Type 2: The Complete Food Management Program, Prima Publishing, 2001

Commitment and Healing, Isay, Wiley & Sons, 2005

Fit and Female, Coopersmith, Wiley & Sons, 2005

The Hamptons Diet Cookbook, Pescatore, Wiley & Sons, 2005

Pick Your Poison, Rosol, Wiley & Sons, 2010

Chocolate Therapist, Pech, Wiley & Sons, 2010

The Rice Diet (working title), Rosati, Wiley & Sons, 2009

Hormones and Your Health, Cutler, Wiley & Sons, 2008

Better Birth, Spatafora, Wiley & Sons, 2008

Every Woman’s Yoga, Prima Publishing, 2002

Living Well with Parkinson’s, Atwood, Wiley & Sons, 2004

Revitalize Your Hormones, Wiley & Sons, 2004

ADA Gluten-Free, Thompson, Wiley & Sons, 2010

Breathless, an asthma chronicle by Louise DeSalvo, Beacon Press, 1996

5-HTP, the Serotonin Connection, Prima Publishing, 1998

Alternative Cancer Cures, Prima Publishing, 1999

The Complete Candida Yeast Book, Prima Publishing, 2000

Natural Pharmacist’s Kava and Anxiety, Prima Publishing, 2001

The Anxiety Cure for Kids, Wiley & Sons, 2002

Understanding Pregnancy and Childbirth, Wiley & Sons, 2003

The Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome, Engel, Wiley & Sons, 2006

The Blood Pressure Miracle, Kowalski, Wiley & Sons, 2006

The Inner Pulse, Siegel, Wiley & Sons, 2010

Curly Like Me, La Flesh, Wiley & Sons, 2009

Whole Woman Homeopathy, Prima Publishing, 1999

Staying Power (fitness), Wiley & Sons, 2004

The Pain-Free Program (fitness), Carey, Wiley & Sons, 2005


Military, History

Finding Jefferson, Alan Dershowitz, Wiley & Sons, 2007

Jihad Joe, Berger, Potomac Books, 2010

The Familiar War (Israel and Palestine), Myre & Griffin, Wiley & Sons, 2010

Rage Company, Daly, Wiley & Sons, 2009

The Revolutionary Years, 1775–1789, Nestor, Potomac Books, 2010

Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth, landmines in war-torn countries, Phillip C. Winslow, Beacon Press, 1997

A Thousand Hills (the Rwanda genocide), Kinzer, Wiley & Sons, 2007

DEFCON-2 (Cuban Missile Crisis), Polmar/Gresham, Wiley & Sons, 2005

Court of the Last Tsar (Nicholas and Alexandra), King, Wiley & Sons, 2005

The Father of Money (U.S. soldier in Iraq), Potomac Books, 2010

Shadow of the Sultan’s Realm, Butler, Potomac Books, 2010

Hide and Seek, Hauchthausen, Wiley & Sons, 2008

Churchill & Ike, Prima Publishing, 2001

Cradle of Violence (events leading up to American Revolution), Bourne, Wiley & Sons, 2005

Winning the Peace, Mills, Wiley & Sons, 2007

Unsolved Mysteries of Royal History, Haugen, Wiley & Sons, 2007

Israel at Sixty, Strober, Wiley & Sons, 2007

Tightrope (Nazi Germany), Karpin, Wiley & Sons, 2008

Soul of a People, Taylor, Wiley & Sons, 2008

Tortured (Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, etc.), Sharrock, Wiley & Sons, 2009

Dark Union, (Lincoln’s assassination), Wiley & Sons, 2003

I Am Murdered (poisoning of George Wythe, member of the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence), Chadwick, Wiley & Sons, 2008

All the Shah’s Men (CIA and Iran), Kinzer, Wiley & Sons, 2003

Russian Dance (Russia during Stalin’s reign), Andree Brooks, Wiley & Sons, 2003

Blood and Whiskey (bio of Jack Daniels), Wiley & Sons, 2003

Black Kettle (Native American history), Thom Hatch, Wiley & Sons, 2003

Black Washingtonians (history), Wiley & Sons, 2003

Lane Kirkland: A Biography (AFL-CIO president), Puddington, Wiley & Sons, 2004

Four Girls from Berlin, Meyerhoff, Wiley & Sons, 2006

Japanese Swords: Soshu-Den Masterpieces, Dmitry Pechalov, 2019.


Lifestyle, Psychology

Compassion of Animals, Von Kreisler, Prima Publishing, 1997

How to Turn Boys into Men without a Man around the House, Prima Publishing, 2001

Calm Mind, Fearless Heart, Seaward, Wiley & Sons, 2004

Women of the Vine, Brenner, Wiley & Sons, 2006

Spiritual Delights and Delusions, Posner, Wiley & Sons, 2007

Still Procrastinating? Ferrari, Wiley & Sons, 2010

Chocolate Therapist, Pech, Wiley & Sons, 2010

Retool Your Relationship, Dolenz, Wiley & Sons, 2010

Don’t Miss Your Life, Robinson, Wiley & Sons, 2010

The 9 Intense Experiences, Vaszily, Wiley & Sons, 2010

Let Love In, Brendt, Wiley & Sons, 2009

Weddings, Carol Publishing, 1999

Cruise Vacations, Prima Publishing, 1999

Heal Your Aura, Carol Publishing, 1999

Puppy Perfect (dog training), Hodgson, Wiley & Sons, 2005

Annoying, Palca, Wiley & Sons, 2010

Dani’s Story, Lierow, Wiley & Sons, 2010

The Kili Summit Club, Jones, Principia Media, 2016

Never Get Angry Again, Lieberman, St. Martin’s Press, 2018

Not Dead Yet, Matlin, Matlin Publishing, 2014; The Procrastinator's Guide to Wills and Estate Planning, Matlin (forthcoming).


Pop Culture

Star Wars and History, Liedl and Reagin, Wiley & Sons, 2012

Why Did It Have to Be Snakes? (Indiana Jones series), Gresh, Wiley & Sons, 2007

Deep Space Nine, Star Trek series, Prima Publishing, 1997

Ultimate History of Video Games, Prima Publishing, 2001

The Science of Stephen King, Gresh/Weinberg, Wiley & Sons, 2006

Harry Potter and Philosophy, Irwin, Wiley & Sons, 2010

Heroes and Philosophy, Irwin, Wiley & Sons, 2009

Final Fantasy and Philosophy, Irwin, Wiley & Sons, 2009

Watchmen and Philosophy, Irwin, Wiley & Sons, 2008

X-Men and Philosophy, Wiley & Sons, 2008

Heroes and Philosophy, Irwin, Wiley & Sons, 2009

Final Fantasy and Philosophy, Irwin, Wiley & Sons, 2009

Iron Man and Philosophy, Irwin, Wiley & Sons, 2009


Finance, Math, Business

How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour (how hedge funds contributed to the financial crisis), Leopold, Wiley & Sons, 2012

Transfer Pricing Handbook, Feinschreiber, Wiley & Sons, 2012

The History of Mathematics, Boyer, Wiley & Sons, 2010

Stop Throwing Money Away, Novak, Wiley & Sons, 2009

How Math Can Save Your Life, Stein, Wiley & Sons, 2009

Essential Do’s & Taboos (for international business travelers), Axtell, Wiley & Sons, 2007

101 Best Home Businesses, Prima Publishing, 1998

A Passion for Mathematics, Pickover, Wiley & Sons, 2004

101 Career Alternatives for Teachers, Prima Publishing, 2001

Why Companies Fail, Prima Publishing, 2002

iCon—Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business, Wiley & Sons, 2005

The Ten Greatest Puzzles of All Time, Danesi, Wiley & Sons, 2004

Great Feuds in Mathematics, Hellman, Wiley & Sons, 2006

Hiding Your Money, Prima Publishing, 1999

After-Hours Trading Made Easy, Prima Publishing, 2000

Electronic Currency Trading for Maximum Profit, Prima Publishing, 2000

Investor’s Guide to Raising Venture Capital, Prima Publishing, 2000

Complete Guide to Valuing and Selling Your Business, Prima Publishing, 2001

Great Economic Thinkers, from the Classics to the Moderns, Schefold, Swales & Willis, 2016



Learn Something New Every Day, Malesky, John Wiley & Sons, 2012

Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis before It Conquers Us, Koerth-Baker, John Wiley & Sons, 2012

This Is Not a Weasel (popular biology), Wiley & Sons, 2003

Learn More Now, Wiley & Sons, 2003

Scientists through the Ages, Van Cleve, John Wiley & Sons, 2003

Family Science, Markle, John Wiley & Sons, 2003

Experimental Man, Duncan, Wiley & Sons, 2008



Aces (baseball), Michael Urban, Wiley & Sons, 2004

In the Best Interests of Baseball? (history of baseball commissioners), Zimbalist, Wiley & Sons, 2005

100-Yard War (football), Emmanuel, Wiley & Sons, 2004

The Secret of Hogan’s Swing (golf), Bertrand/Bowler, Wiley & Sons, 2006

The Slot Swing (golf), McLean, Wiley & Sons, 2009

Ken Schultz’s Guide to Freshwater Fish; also, Ken Schultz’s Guide to Saltwater Fish, Wiley & Sons, 2003

Bass Madness, Schultz, Wiley & Sons, 2006


I listed here only books that I know have been published in the last few years. Sometimes it takes authors a while to get their books in print if they're seeking a traditional publisher.

The Scorch of a Skilten (young adult fantasy/dystopian novel), Zaman, Penny Press, 2014.

Destiny's Crucible series (sci-fi thriller), Thorensen: Book 1, Cast Under an Alien Sun, self-published, 2016;  Book 2, The Pen and the Sword, self-published, 2016; Book 3, Heavier Than a Mountain, self-published, 2017); Book 4, Forged in Fire, self-published, 2017; Book 5, Tales of Anyar, self-published, 2018; Book 6, Passages, self-published, 2019; Book 7, A Dubious Peace, self-published, 2021; Book 8, A Fearful Symmetry, self-published, 2022. Also, An Ancient Enemy (A Destiny's Crucible novella), self-published, 2020; Pink Flamingo (detective story), self-published, 2019; A Tangled Road to Justice, self-published, 2018; Harbinger, self-published, 2020.  

Chakaura: Awakening the Muse (spiritual), St.Amour, Chakaura Publishing, 2016.

Shock of Fate (young adult epic fantasy), Armillei (2017).