USA Book News Award WinnerOctober 20, 2008, LOS ANGELES –, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced that The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World is their National Best Books Award winner in the Social Change category. This marks the third book award for The New IQ, the first two of which were in Health/Wellness and Self-Help.

This award places The New IQ on an equal footing with other winners in this prestigious book competition from some of the world’s largest publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Tarcher/Penguin, HarperCollins, Hyperion, St. Martin’s Press, McGraw- Hill, and John Wiley & Sons.

What makes this award even more noteworthy is that rarely, if ever, does a book win awards in Health/Wellness, Self-Help AND Social Change categories, the way The New IQ has now done.

This award triple crown is also rare in that The New IQ is a local book award competition winner (San Diego Book Awards), a national independent publisher book award competition winner (IPPY Bronze Medal), and a national all-publisher book award competition winner (the NBBA Award).

This latest critically-acclaimed book by noted psychologist and integrity development specialist, Dr. David Gruder, arrives at a most opportune time, as more Americans than ever are suffering from the effects of personal, relationship, societal, financial and leadership integrity issues. The New IQ provides everyone from Joe the Plumber to world leaders to boost their integrity intelligence.

Gruder, a nonpartisan integrity analyst, just also released a free Transpartisan Voter Savvy Course as a public service for those still trying to separate fact from spin in order to decide which presidential candidate to vote for.

The New IQ‘s first award was announced at the Fourteenth Annual San Diego Book Awards on May 17, 2008, when The New IQ was proclaimed best book in the Health and Wellness category. Then, on May 26, 2008, in Los Angeles during the annual BookExpo America convention, organizers of the 12th annual Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards, announced that The New IQ had received a bronze national award medal in the Self-Help category.

According to Independent Publisher Managing Editor and IPPY Awards Director, Jim Barnes, "Independent authors and publishers are the conscience of our culture. This year’s winners truly represent the best of the best."

From the White House, to the board room, to the privacy of our own bedrooms and virtually everywhere in between, one thing our society is badly in need of is a restoration of integrity. Today’s massive integrity problems have been caused by equally massive distortions about what creates life fulfillment, sustainable success and wise leadership.

Integrity is not simply a high ideal. Fulfillment, success and positive impact are not merely desirable goals. Integrity intelligence is perhaps the most important form of intelligence there is.

The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World, provides a dynamic road tested primer for restoring this disappearing virtue for the sake of our loved ones, our communities, our businesses, our society, and our own personal wellbeing. It illuminates how we fall out of integrity and describes the learnable life skills necessary for embodying three-dimensional integrity: self-integrity, relationship integrity and societal integrity.

Its companion, The New IQ Integrity Makeover Workbook, is a groundbreaking how-to manual for attaining integrity-centered life fulfillment, success and positive impact. Its ten step-by-step modules help people embed the material in The New IQ into the fabric of themselves, their relationships and their community.

Together, these blueprints provide the first complete integrity education curriculum for the 21st century.

During today’s troubled times, nothing could be more important than developing these skills. They are for everyone – from individual citizens to world leaders – who values living a life that integrates personal wellbeing and success, nourishing and fruitful relationships, and serving the common good as citizens and as leaders.

By reviewing the wealth of psychological and spiritual wisdom from across history and culture, secular and sacred aspects of human experience, psychologist David Gruder identifies the three core human drives at the heart of integrity: authentic self-expression, connection with others, and making a positive difference in the world. He streamlines this breadth of information into a user-friendly guide for integrating personal, relationship, leadership and integrity development.

The New IQ provides a practical antidote to the self-indulgence and abrogation of social responsibility that are the underlying cause of today’s massive absence of integrity at all levels of society. Even before its official release, this far-reaching book had been embraced by leaders across the fields of business, international relations, education, religion, health and psychology, including:

"This is the book that can spearhead a massive transformation in our individual, relational and societal integrity and wholeness." –Constance Wells, Senior Vice-President, Walt Disney Studios

"A profound roadmap for healing the blocks to living a life of joy and integrity." –Margaret Paul, Ph.D., Author of Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You? and Inner Bonding

"Leaders need an integrity check-up and Dr. Gruder’s simple yet powerful integrity model provides a much-needed shot in the arm." –Ken Blanchard, Co-author of Leading at a Higher Level

"If you only read one book this year about your own development as a truly three-dimensional human being, this is the one!" –George J. Pratt, Ph.D., Chairman, Psychology, Scripps Memorial Hospital

Dr. Gruder provides keynotes, training and consulting worldwide in integrity-ce
ntered personal, relationship and leadership development, for the public, educational institutions, businesses, helping professionals, and leaders. His first book, Sensible Self Help, won two book awards, including Colliers 1997 Mental Health Book of the Year.

Visit for a downloadable press kit, and to learn more about Dr. Gruder and The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World plus its companion, The New IQ Integrity Makeover Workbook, which is a ten module self-guided curriculum for integrating the principles and skills in The New IQ into one’s daily life.

Dr. David Gruder is available for interviews and comments. He has been interviewed on scores of local and syndicated radio shows, from conservative to progressive, throughout the United States and Canada, including CBS (New York and Denver), NPR (Los Angeles), Pacifica (Los Angeles), Air America, Corus Network (53 stations inc. Canada’s top ten markets) and other major markets including Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, and more. The flexibility of his current schedule frequently allows him to appear as a last minute guest. For additional information, a review copy of The New IQ, or to make interview requests/booking arrangements, please contact (Ms.) S.A. "Sam" Jernigan, Renaissance Consultations, sam [at], cell: 530.362.1339 (PT)

Reading level: Age 15 through Adults, Paperback: 308 pages, Publisher: Elite Books / Energy Psychology Press (January, 2008). Language: English, ISBN-13: 978-1604150131, Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches.