Manning is the founder and executive committee chairman of Books for a Better Life
, an awards program that honors excellence in self-improvement books. The event benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. After the awards program’s second year, Manning was awarded a special 1998 Literary Marketplace Award in recognition of his efforts.
The concept for Books for a Better Life was born with the intention of giving credit to the group of authors who have impacted the last 75 years more than any other genre of writers. Submissions are received in ten categories and judged independently. This year’s winners will be announced on April 17, 2017 at a gala ceremony at The Times Center in New York City. All profits from the evening go towards funding national research and local chapter programs and services for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Since its inception, the Books for a Better Life Awards have raised more than $2.4 million thanks to the support of the publishing industry and other sponsors.
At the 2015 Awards Ceremony, bestselling authors Dr. Mark Hyman and Lee Woodruff join event emcee Meredith Vieira and Scott Manning.
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