The Complete Idiot's Guide to Preserving Food

by Karen K. Brees, Ph.D. (Alpha Books, 2009) Available on

Whether you're going green, trying to save some green, or simply want to do something with all the greens you're harvesting from your garden, this is the book for you. Here's your readable and reliable guide to putting up everything from cherries to clams- in user-friendly language.

The Everything Health Guide to Depression

by Karen K. Brees, Ph.D. (Adams Media, 2008) available at

Here are answers to even the most difficult questions about depression.

While there is no cure for depression, there are many ways to effectively manage it. You'll learn how to recognize the symptoms of depression and how to go about finding appropriate treatment. You'll also get tips on incorporating good nutrition and physical activity to help you manage the symptoms of depression.

Karen is co-writer of:

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pain Relief

(Alpha Books, August 3, 2010)

Advice on how to live with, manage, and treat their specific symptoms as they occur, and get quick and lasting relief from their discomfort through both traditional medical and alternative therapies.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Arthritis

(Alpha Books, 2009)

If you're among the 46 million Americans coping with arthritis, this book will help you cope more successfully. You'll get detailed descriptions of the different types of arthritis, tips on adapting your workplace and your home, and learn about new advances in treatment.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Secrets of Longevity

(Alpha Books, 2008)

Secrets revealed! It's no secret that we all want to live longer. Here are some simple ways to increase your chances for accomplishing that goal.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Power of the Enneagram

(Alpha Books 2007)

How does your personality type influence your choices throughout life? Find out in this easy to read explanation of who you are and why you do what you do.

Karen is also a contributing author to

Raging Gracefully - Smart Women on Life, Love, and Coming into Your Own

(Adams Media, 2006)