TarcherPerigee is a book publisher and imprint of Penguin Group focused primarily on mind, body and spiritualism titles, founded in 1973 by Jeremy P. Tarcher in Los Angeles. (Tarcher was notably married to ventriloquist Shari Lewis.) The company began by focusing on health, psychology, and philosophy, with a strong emphasis on the human potential movement

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Parent companyPenguin Group
FounderJeremy P. Tarcher (1932–2015)
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City
Publication typesBooks
Official websiteTarcherPerigee at Penguin.com

Over the years the company expanded to include nonfiction books of all types. Putnam purchased the company in 1991, and the offices were moved to New York. Tarcher remained head of the company until early 1996, when Joel Fotinos was named publisher. The firm merged with sister imprint Perigee to form TarcherPerigee in 2015.[1]

TarcherPerigee publications cover a broad spectrum of topics in the areas of wellness, self-improvement, spirituality, esoterica, occultism, creativity, social consciousness, prosperity, and more.[2] Recent bestsellers include 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, Ultramarathon Man, The Dumbest Generation, The Wonder of Boys, Energy Medicine, The Power of Kindness, and Think & Grow Rich.[3][4]

In the field of success literature TarcherPerigee publishes authors such as Napoleon Hill, Michael Muhammad Knight, Wallace D. Wattles, Dale Carnegie, and James Allen. Among the imprint's authors in the field of mind, body, and spiritualism are Robin Norwood, Stephen Mansfield, Betty Edwards, Heinrich Harrer, Marilyn Ferguson, Bikram Choudhury, and Jim Knipfel.[5]


  1. ^ "Tarcher, Perigee to Combine". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  2. ^ "Tarcherbooks.com, About Tarcher/Penguin". Archived from the original on 2009-11-03.
  3. ^ "8 reasons why this is the dumbest generation". The Boston Globe. 2008-05-09.
  4. ^ "Book of Daniel". Village Voice. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Fox, Margalit (September 23, 2015). "Jeremy P. Tarcher, Publisher of Nonfiction Best Sellers, Dies at 83". The New York Times. Retrieved April 26, 2021.