I Did a New Thing: 30 Days to Living Free (A Feeding the Soul Book) (Hardcover)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“America’s Mom” Tabitha Brown presents an inspirational guide for encouraging positive changes in your life—one day and one challenge at a time.
I did a new thing today!
Years ago, Tabitha Brown started a 30-day personal challenge that she called “I Did a New Thing!” The challenge was simple. Every day she would do something she’d never done before. Sometimes it was something small like trying a new food. Other times, she’d step it up a bit and speak to someone she’d never spoken to before. Still other times, she’d do the hard thing—facing a fear that she had, like having that tough conversation with a friend. No matter what it was, the point was that she was going to take a leap of faith and watch God open up a new lane for her.
One of the “new things” she tried was a vegan challenge. She’d been struggling with illness for nearly a year and was desperately searching for healing. She challenged herself to eat vegan every day for thirty days, and six years later, her life has never been the same—all because she decided to do a new thing.
In I Did a New Thing, Tab shares her own stories and those of others, alongside gentle guidance and encouragement to create these incredible changes for yourself and see what good can come from them. Whether that means having the hard conversation or trying for a promotion or simply wearing something different or doing something kind for someone else, Tab has a plan for you: Try one new thing, every single day, for thirty days. You don’t have to wait until Monday or the beginning of a new month or year to get started. There’s no set time and place or any extra preparation required. All you have to do is show up for yourself. And that can start right now.
Tabitha Brown is an Emmy-nominated actress and vegan food star who is affectionately known as “America’s mom.” She has provided millions with food for the body and soul with her everyday wisdom rooted in love, kindness, and compassion. She is also the author of Seen, Loved, and Heard: A Guided Journal for Feeding the Soul, Cooking from the Spirit, and Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business), a #1 New York Times bestseller. Tabitha is the recipient of several NAACP Image Awards, including one for Feeding the Soul and one for Outstanding Social Media Personality. She is the co-creator and host of Emmy-nominated show Tab Time and has lines of products with Target and McCormick spices, among many other brand partnerships. She is the co-founder and CEO of a hair care line, Donna’s Recipe. Born and raised in Eden, North Carolina, she lives in Los Angeles with her family and dog.
“Inspiring. . . . A beacon of hope and positive changes.” — Booklist
“The authentic voice that made Brown a social media 'Mom and Auntie to America' shines bright in this read sprinkled with a warm, welcoming, and inclusive spirituality.” — Library Journal
“Brown sandwiches pep talks and vegan recipes between anecdotes of a spiritual and at times supernatural ilk. . . . She treats every life experience as an opportunity to share a lesson learned . . . always bolstered by the same authentic, sincere joy that has made her a hit on TikTok.” — Time on Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business)
“Brown . . . makes people feel good, makes them think, makes them laugh, and calms them down. Feeding the Soul delivers on its title. It’s a great read for when you need a soul pick-me-up, a life pep talk, or simply something to reflect on.” — Shondaland on Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business)
“[Tabitha Brown is] a master at feeding viewers’ souls with her inspirational messages of hope and positive affirmations of self-love.” — People.com on Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business)
“This [book is] sprinkled with Brown’s infectious energy as she shares some of the wisdom that she picked up along her journey, and of course, a few vegan recipes!” — IndieWire on Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business)
“When Brown—dubbed 'America’s Mom'—isn’t posting adorable videos that show her dancing with excitement over vegan garlic-parm croutons, she’s being cast in some of Hollywood’s biggest series (such as Showtime’s The Chi) and being invited onto top talk shows (from Ellen to The Drew Barrymore Show). And though Tinseltown can’t seem to get enough of this Southern belle, it’s Brown’s groundedness and unrelenting commitment to being her authentic self that points to why she is so damn beloved.” — VegNews on Tabitha Brown