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Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion / Sam Harris.
cover image"For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris's new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds. Throughout the book, Harris argues that there are important truths to be found in the experiences of such contemplatives--and, therefore, that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow. Waking Up is part seeker's memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way" -- from publisher's web site.


Pumpkin pie spice cookbook : delicious recipes for sweets, treats, and other autumnal delights / Stephanie Pedersen ; photography by Guy Ambrosino.
cover image"From homey baked goods to delicious savory dishes, fragrant pumpkin pie spice blend imparts yummy flavor to such recipes as: spicy pie smoothie, sweet potato fritters, spicy apple cheesecake, spiced flapjacks, autumn chili, spicy pumpkin-coconut bisque, black bean mole burgers, spice-rubbed roasted veggies, spicy ketchup; and more! Includes five pumpkin pie spice recipes."--from cover, page [4].


Kings & queens of Great Britain : every question answered / David Soud.
cover image"Was King Richard III really a villain, or just a victim of Tudor propaganda? Which medieval king modeled his court after that of King Arthur? Which king lost a wrestling match with the king of France? Which king was renowned as an expert in witchcraft? How did Prince Albert influence Queen Victoria before and after his untimely death? Why did King George V change the name of the royal family? Which king ordered the sea to obey him, and why? Which king swiftly took the throne after his brother was killed in an alleged hunting accident? Which king received a personal letter from Napoléon asking for help in defeat? Find the answers to these questions - and every other question you may have about the British monarchy,"--back cover.


Bourbon desserts / Lynn Marie Hulsman.
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Pivot points : five decisions every successful leader must make / Julia Tang Peters.
cover imageIntimate interviews and broad survey data reveal that the leaders who stand out are the ones who fearlessly face the decisions that characterize career turning points. Amazingly, the people who break through barriers to transform industries encounter-- and effectively confront-- the same five critical decisions. Tang Peters shows you how five inspiring and approachable leaders made the choices that cemented their legacies.


Prosperity in the age of decline : how to lead your business and preserve wealth through the coming business cycles / Brian Beaulieu and Alan Beaulieu.
cover imageOffers advice for business leaders looking to preserve their wealth and learn how to profit on the way out of the predicted coming Depression and provides a working list of potential key trends and the benefits and downsides of each.


The power of no : because one little word can bring health, abundance, and happiness / James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher.
cover image"Over the past three years James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher have answered tens of thousands of questions in their writings, retreats, talks, and online seminars. The questions cover the entire spectrum of life, from how to deal with bad relationships, to how to access your innate special uniqueness, to how to pay the rent when you're crying on the floor, broken and depressed,. Invariably, they look to one little word as the solution: No. No is not only a solution; it is a path for people to heal and bring abundance and happiness into their lives. Every time you say yes to something you don't want to do you can experience a spate of negative outcomes: resenting people, doing poor quality work, having less energy for the things you actually love, making less money, and so on. But the worst part is that yet another small percentage of your life is used up by something you don't want. We need the power of no so we can set proper boundaries around the things that hurt us directly. We need it to curb the relationships that drain us of our energy, creativity, and expression, to protect us from those people who put us down, hurt us emotionally, and leave us barren and depressed. And in the larger picture, we need the power of no to understand what we truly believe in, rather than the stories we take at face value because we've been conditioned to think them as the truth. With the power of no we can refocus our energies toward living an abundant, healthy, and wealthy life. We can realize that there is nothing to prove, there is nobody to impress, there is no cage around us. Such is the power of saying no to our misconceptions. As a species, this is where we find ourselves now and many of us are trying very hard to use the power of no at this higher level. To clearly see what intelligent compassion is. To open our hearts and bring healing to the world. The power of no is a force that allows us to truly surrender to a higher power and be the unique people we were meant to be. And in The Power of No, James and Claudia will help guide you to this place by relating the stories they've heard and the things they've experienced. Their goal is to bring this little word out into the world to shine its power and its light on all of us. "-- Provided by publisher.


Never ever give up : the inspiring story of Jessie Rees and her joyjars / Erik Rees with Jenna Glatzer.
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Uncle John's bathroom reader robotica.
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Country living : 500 kitchen ideas : style, function & charm / from the editors of Country living magazine ; text by Dominique DeVito.
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Honey : a complete guide to honey's flavors and culinary uses with over 80 recipes / Hattie Ellis.
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Southern living super fast southern.
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City of lies : love, sex, death, and the search for truth in Tehran / Ramita Navai.
cover image"Rich, absorbing, and exotic, City of Lies travels up and down Vali Asr Street, Tehran's pulsing thoroughfare, from the lavish shopping malls of Tajrish through the smog that lingers over the alleyways and bazaars of the city's southern districts. Ramita Navai gives voice to ordinary Iranians forced to live extraordinary lives: the porn star, the aging socialite, the assassin and enemy of the state who ends up working for the Republic, the dutiful housewife who files for divorce, and the old-time thug running a gambling den."-- From dust jacket flap.


Shoplifter / Michael Cho.
cover image"Corinna Parks used to have big plans. While studying English Literature in college, she imagined writing a successful novel and leading the ideal life of an author. After graduation, she moved to a big city and took a job at an advertising agency--just to pay off her student loans--but now she's worked in the same office for five years and the only thing she's written is ... copy. She longs for companionship (other than her cat), receives no satisfaction from her job, and feels numbed by the monotony of a life experienced through a series of screens. But whenever she shoplifts a magazine from the corner store near her apartment, she feels a little, what? A little more alive. Yet Corinna knows there must be something more to life, as she faces the question everyone of her generation is right now: how to find it?"-- Provided by publisher.


Coffee obsession / Anette Moldvaer.
cover imageThis is perfect your barista technique with over 100 global coffee recipes from chai latte to ristretto. You can take a journey from bean to cup with Coffee Obsession, which shows you how to make iconic coffees through step-by-step barista training. From the techniques of roasting, grinding, tamping and brewing to how to make a cappuccino, you'll learn everything you need to know to make the perfect coffee and about the beauty of latte art. Over 100 recipes include brews to suit every taste, from contemporary favourites such as the flat white to classic choices such as the ideal Irish coffee recipe. From french presses to cloth brewers you'll explore all the different equipment you need to create fantastically flavoured coffee, along with a guide through the flavour wheel and "cupping" tasting notes. You'll also go on a voyage through the life of a coffee bean and learn the ideal harvest seasons and roasts of each different bean, all combined with mouth-watering flavour profiles. Coffee Obsession is perfect for coffee lovers who want to make the best cup of coffee in the world in their own home.


Think eat move thrive : the practice for an awesome life / Dr. James Rouse and Dr. Debra Rouse.
cover image"Forget the fad diets--this program integrates mindfulness, eating with intention, and interval-based movement to help you live an inspired, healthier, and longer life. In Think Eat Move Thrive, Dr. James Rouse and Dr. Debra Rouse offer a simple piece of advice that goes a long way: stop looking at your habits and body as obstacles and start looking within. By replacing quick fixes with mindfulness techniques and simple practices, you'll feel better immediately and find lifelong wellness. Based on science-supported medicine and healthy living research, Think Eat Move Thrive provides an easy formula integrating three key components: mindfulness, eating with intention, and interval-based movement. Flexible enough to be personalized for any lifestyle, this program will become as easy and natural as breathing. When we identify the source of our attitudes and redefine our intentions, we can actively move toward realizing our goals. Complete with practices, recipes, and exercises, Think Eat Move Thrive is a proven, life-changing program for optimum wellness and longevity. The time for lasting change is now, and Think Eat Move Thrive is your prescription to reclaim the life you've always wanted"-- Provided by publisher.


Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found / by Rebecca Alexander with Sascha Alper.
cover image"The inspiring memoir of a young woman who is slowly losing her sight and hearing yet continues to live each day with grace and purpose. Thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist, a spin instructor, a volunteer, and an athlete. She is also almost completely blind, with significantly deteriorated hearing. Not Fade Away is a deeply moving exploration of the obstacles we all face-physical, psychological, and philosophical. Like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Rebecca's story is an exquisite reminder to live each day to its fullest. When Rebecca was twelve, her parents were told that she would be completely blind before she turned thirty. At eighteen, she fell through a window, shattering her body. In college, she found out that due to a rare genetic disorder-Usher Syndrome Type III-she was losing her hearing as well. Since then, she has earned two Master's degrees from Columbia University, ridden a six-hundred-mile bike race, hiked the Inca Trail, and established a thriving career-all while maintaining a vibrant social life. In Not Fade Away, Rebecca charts her journey from a teenager who tried to hide her disabilities, to a woman who is able to face the world exactly as she is. She meditates on what she's lost-the sound of laughter and skies full of stars, which she can now only imagine (though, she quips, "It's not like anyone can see stars in New York anyway")-and what she's found in return: an exquisite sense of intimacy with family and friends who've stuck by her, and a profound appreciation for everything she still has. Even though Rebecca inhabits a gradually darkening world, she refuses to let that stop her from living life with joy and enthusiasm."-- Provided by publisher.


Malice towards none : Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address / concieved and designed by Jack E. Levin ; preface by Mark R. Levin.
cover imageJack E. Levin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of George Washington: The Crossing, presents a beautifully designed chronicle--complete with maps, portraits, and other Civil War illustrations--detailing President Abraham Lincoln's historic Second Inaugural Address.


Inventing freedom : how the English-speaking peoples made the modern world / Daniel Hannan.
cover imageWhy does the world speak English? Why does every country at least pretend to aspire to representative government, personal freedom, and an independent judiciary? This book is an ambitious account of the historical origin and spread of those principles, and their role in creating a sphere of economic and political liberty that is as crucial as it is imperiled. According to author Daniel Hannan, the ideas and institutions we consider essential to maintaining and preserving our freedoms--individual rights, private property, the rule of law, and the institutions of representative government--are not broadly "Western" in the usual sense of the term. Rather, they are the legacy of a very specific tradition, one that was born in England and that the Americans, along with other former British colonies, inherited. By the tenth century, a thousand years before most modern countries, England was a nation-state whose people were already starting to define themselves with reference to common-law rights. Inventing Freedom explains why the extraordinary idea that the state was the servant, not the ruler, of the individual evolved uniquely in the English-speaking world. It is a chronicle of the success of Anglosphere exceptionalism.--From publisher description.


Age of opportunity : lessons from the new science of adolescence / Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.
cover image"A leading authority draws on new research to explain why the adolescent years are so developmentally crucial, and what we must do to raise happier, more successful kids. Adolescence now lasts longer than ever before. And as world-renowned expert on adolescent psychology Dr. Laurence Steinberg argues, this makes these years the key period in determining individuals' life outcomes, demanding that we change the way we parent, educate, and understand young people. In Age of Opportunity, Steinberg leads readers through a host of new findings -- including groundbreaking original research -- that reveal what the new timetable of adolescence means for parenting 13-year-olds (who may look more mature than they really are) versus 20-somethings (who may not be floundering even when it looks like they are). He also explains how the plasticity of the adolescent brain, rivaling that of years 0 through 3, suggests new strategies for instilling self-control during the teenage years. Packed with useful knowledge, Age of Opportunity is a sweeping book in the tradition of Reviving Ophelia, and an essential guide for parents and educators of teenagers"-- Provided by publisher.


365 style / Nicky Hilton with Allie Kingsley.
cover image"Nicky Hilton, the heiress without a stylist, shows readers how to develop and tailor their seasonal wardrobe around 3 activities, 6 staples, and 5 go-to accessories--her personal formula for creating signature style and 365 days of fabulous fashion"-- Provided by publisher.


Sugar savvy solution : kick your sugar addiction for life and get healthy / High Voltage ; foreword by Katie Couric.
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Foods for health : choose and use the very best foods for your family and our planet / Barton Seaver, P.K. Newby, Sc.D., M.P.H. ; contributing writers, Monique Vescia, Katherine Greider.
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Let us all eat cake : gluten-free recipes for everyone's favorite cakes / Catherine Ruehle with Sarah Scheffel ; photography by Erin Kunkel.
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Blue ribbon baking from a redneck kitchen / Francine Bryson ; foreword by Jeff Foxworthy ; photographs by Ben Fink.
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The complete guide to living well gluten-free : everything you need to know to go from surviving to thriving / Beth Hillson.
cover image"Perhaps you've been diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or a wheat allergy. Or maybe you feel bloated when you eat gluten and want to give the gluten-free diet a try. Whatever the reason, The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten-Free will help you navigate your new world. President of the American Celiac Disease Alliance, Beth Hillson has been living with celiac for thirty-five years and parents a child with it. For decades, she has answered questions on the G-F life, tackling everything from diagnosis (Which physicians and specialists are the best choices to get an accurate diagnosis?) to cooking (Is buckwheat a form of wheat?) to lifestyle (What are the most important questions to ask when dining out?). The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten-Free is the everything-you-need-to-know guide to a healthy lifestyle. "-- Provided by publisher.


Shortcut : how analogies reveal connections, spark innovation, and sell our greatest ideas / John Pollack.
cover image" A presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explores the hidden power of analogy to fuel thought, connect ideas, spark innovation, and shape outcomes From the meatpacking plants that inspired Henry Ford's first moving assembly line to the "domino theory" that led America into Vietnam to the "bicycle for the mind" that Steve Jobs envisioned as the Macintosh computer, analogies have played a dynamic role in shaping the world around us-and still do today. Analogies are far more complex than their SAT stereotype and lie at the very core of human cognition and creativity. Once we become aware of this, we start seeing them everywhere-in ads, apps, political debates, legal arguments, logos, and euphemisms, to name just a few. At their very best, analogies inspire new ways of thinking, enable invention, and motivate people to action. Unfortunately, not every analogy that rings true is true. That's why, at their worst, analogies can deceive, manipulate, or mislead us into disaster. The challenge? Spotting the difference before it's too late. Rich with engaging stories, surprising examples, and a practical method to evaluate the truth or effectiveness of any analogy, Shortcut will improve critical thinking, enhance creativity, and offer readers a fresh approach to resolving some of today's most intractable challenges. "-- Provided by publisher.


The Virgin way : everything I know about leadership / Richard Branson.
cover image" While building the Virgin Group over forty years, Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different swashbuckling style of leadership. Learn how fun, family, passion, and the dying art of listening are key components to what his extended family of employees around the world have always dubbed (with a wink) the "Virgin Way." This unique perspective comes from a man who dropped out of school at sixteen, suffers from dyslexia, and has never worked for anyone but himself. He may be famous for thinking outside the box-an expression he despises-but Branson asserts that "you'll never have to think outside the box if you refuse to let anyone build one around you." This is a unique book on leadership from someone who readily admits he has never read a book on leadership in his life. So expect the unexpected"-- Provided by publisher.


Coming to my senses : one woman's cochlear implant journey / Claire H. Blatchford.
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The small BIG : small changes that spark BIG influence / Steve J. Martin, Noah J. Goldstein, and Robert B. Cialdini.
cover imageArgues that small changes can have big influential effects and identifies more than fifty of these changes in successful business case studies.


Murder in the stacks : Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the killer who got away / David DeKok.
cover image"The book weaves together the events, culture, and attitudes of the late 1960s, memorializing the stabbing death of Betsy Aardsma in the stacks of Pattee Library at Penn State University's main campus in State College and her time and place in history"-- Provided by publisher.


The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism / Edward E. Baptist.
cover imageHistorian Edward Baptist reveals how the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States.


So we read on : how The Great Gatsby came to be and why it endures / Maureen Corrigan.
cover image"The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby lover extraordinaire, points out, while Fitzgerald's masterpiece may be one of the most popular novels in America, many of us first read it when we were too young to fully comprehend its power. Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great-and utterly unusual-So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel's hidden depths, a journey whose revelations include Gatsby's surprising debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, its rocky path to recognition as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on the national themes of race, class, and gender. With rigor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Corrigan inspires us to re-experience the greatness of Gatsby and cuts to the heart of why we are, as a culture, "borne back ceaselessly" into its thrall. Along the way, she spins a new and fascinating story of her own"-- Provided by publisher.


North : the new Nordic cuisine of Iceland / Gunnar Karl Gíslason and Jody Eddy ; foreword by René Redzepi.
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Vegetarian dinner parties : 150 meatless meals good enough to serve to company / Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough ; photographs by Eric Medsker.
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Planet of the bugs : evolution and the rise of insects / Scott Richard Shaw.
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The education of a value investor : my transformative quest for wealth, wisdom and enlightenment / Guy Spier.
cover image"What happens when a young Wall Street investment banker spends a small fortune to have lunch with Warren Buffett? He becomes a real value investor. In this fascinating inside story, Guy Spier details his career from Harvard MBA to hedge fund manager. But the path was not so straightforward. Spier reveals his transformation from a Gordon Gekko wannabe, driven by greed, to a sophisticated investor who enjoys success without selling his soul to the highest bidder. Spier's journey is similar to the thousands that flock to Wall Street every year with their shiny new diplomas, aiming to be King of Wall Street. Yet what Guy realized just in the nick of time was that the King really lived 1,500 miles away in Omaha, Nebraska. Spier determinedly set out to create a new career in his own way. Along the way he learned some powerful lessons which include: why the right mentors and partners are critical to long term success on Wall Street; why a topnotch education can sometimes get in the way of your success; that real learning doesn't begin until you are on your own; and how the best lessons from Warren Buffett have less to do with investing and more to do with being true to yourself. Spier also reveals some of his own winning investment strategies, detailing deals that were winners but also what he learned from deals that went south. Part memoir, part Wall Street advice, and part how-to, Guy Spier takes readers on a ride through Wall Street but more importantly provides those that want to take a different path with the insight, guidance, and inspiration they need to carve out their own definition of success"-- Provided by publisher.


Valuing life : humanizing the regulatory state / Cass R. Sunstein.
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Good cheap eats : everyday dinners and fantastic feasts for $10 or less / Jessica Fisher.
cover imageIn over 200 recipes, Jessica Fisher shows budget-conscious cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank. Good Cheap Eats serves up 70 three-course dinners--main course, side, and dessert--all for less than ten dollars for a family of four.


Acid test : LSD, Ecstasy, and the power to heal / Tom Shroder.
cover image"A fascinating, transformative look at the therapeutic powers of psychedelic drugs, particularly in the treatment of PTSD, and the past fifty years of scientific, political, and legal controversy they have ignited, by award-winning journalist Tom Shroder"-- Provided by publisher.


Smartcuts : how hackers, innovators, and icons accelerate success / Shane Snow.
cover imageEntrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow (Wired, Fast Company, The New Yorker, and cofounder of Contently) analyzes the lives of people and companies that do incredible things in implausibly short time by employing what psychologists call "lateral thinking" to rethink convention and break "rules" that aren't rules.


My grandma follows me on twitter : and other first world problems we're lucky to have / Craig and Marc Kielburger.
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The Buddha walks into the office : a guide to livelihood for a new generation / Lodro Rinzler.
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Yogalean : poses and recipes to promote weight loss and vitality / Beth Shaw.
cover image"From the founder of YogaFit®, one of the world's leading mind-body education and yoga training organizations, comes a revolutionary approach to weight loss and wellness. Forget diets and guilt and judgments! Achieve your optimal weight by developing what internationally recognized yoga and fitness expert Beth Shaw calls Lean Consciousness. The ultimate path to weight loss, weight management, and whole-life wellness, Lean Consciousness grows out of filling your mind with good intentions, fueling your body with good food, and then moving your body intentionally. Combining the latest nutrition and exercise science with yogic wisdom and principles, YogaLean offers an easy-to-follow and inspiring holistic lifestyle program: fully illustrated yoga poses that promote a lean physique, strengthen your core, increase energy, improve balance, boost metabolism, and enhance confidence a menu of cardio and weight-training workouts that complement your yoga, refine your physical strength, and ward off disease easy recipes (gluten-free!) and simple suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks that will help you burn fat more efficiently stress-reducing and clarity-enhancing daily meditations breathing exercises to fortify your immune system strategies for clearing clutter from your space in order to clear barriers from your life a one-week jumpstart plan outlining precisely what to eat and how to exercise your body and mind! Advance praise for YogaLean "YogaLean is a maverick and unique plan."--Pamela Peeke, MD, author of Body for Life for Women"-- Provided by publisher.


Wisdom for home preservers : 500 tips for pickling, canning, curing, smoking and more / Robin Ripley.
cover image"This book features 500 tips and techniques; ten chapters (one for each method) provide detailed, practical information, including storing and troubleshooting, while basic recipes help novice home preservers get started"-- Provided by publisher.


The grain brain cookbook : more than 150 life-changing gluten-free recipes to transform your health / David Perlmutter, MD.
cover imageDr. David Perlmutter's groundbreaking bestseller Grain Brain revolutionized the way we think about our health, exposing the devastating effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain and empowering us with new knowledge: by eating the right foods, you can profoundly affect how your brain will be working next year, in five years, and for the rest of your life. The Grain Brain Cookbook equips you to do just that, presenting more than 150 delectable recipes to keep your brain vibrant and your body fit, all while dramatically reducing your risk for, and treating Alzheimer's, depression, ADHD, and epilepsy, as well as relieving more common, everyday conditions like chronic headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and "senior moments" of forgetfulness. The meals in this book are wholesome, easy to prepare, and best of all, delicious to eat, making your transition to a gluten free life seamless, satisfying, and stress free in the kitchen.


The new puberty : how to navigate early development in today's girls / Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, PhD.
cover image"The coming-of-age experience has changed dramatically, with girls maturing sooner than ever. But what happens when a girl has the body of a 13-year-old and the brain of an 8-year-old? Contrary to popular wisdom, early puberty is not merely a reflection of physical changes--it's deeply psychological, too, with effects that can put a girl at higher risk for behavioral problems and long-term health challenges, such as obesity, depression, eating disorders, and even cancer. [This book] is a ... guide for millions of parents--as well as teachers, coaches, pediatricians, and family members--by two notable experts in the field"-- Provided by publisher.


Off the sidelines : raise your voice, change the world / Kirsten Gillibrand with Elizabeth Weil.
cover image"Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: 'Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might not like what they decide, and you'll have no one to blame but yourself.' A young corporate lawyer at the time, Gillibrand felt as if she'd been struck by lightning. She instantly knew that her voice--all women's voices--were essential to shaping the future of this country, and that she had a greater purpose in life: to speak up and effect change. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the senator, wife, and mother of two recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them. Off the Sidelines is a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA. If women were fully represented in politics, Gillibrand says, national priorities would shift to issues that directly impact them: affordable daycare, paid family medical leave, and equal pay. Pulling back the curtain on Beltway politics, she speaks candidly about her legislative successes (securing federally funded medical care for 9/11 first responders, repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and her crushing disappointments (failing by five votes to pass a bill protecting survivors of sexual assault in the military). Gillibrand also shares stories of growing up the daughter and granddaughter of two trailblazing feminists in a politically active family in Albany, New York, and retraces her nonlinear path to public office. She lays bare the highs and lows of being a young (pregnant!) woman in Congress, the joys and sacrifices every working mother shares, and the support system she turns to in her darkest moments: her husband, their two little boys, and lots of girlfriends. In Off the Sidelines, Gillibrand is the tough-love older sister and cheerleader every woman needs. She explains why 'ambition' is not a dirty word, failure is a gift, listening is the most effective tool, and the debate over women 'having it all' is absurd at best and demeaning at worst. In her sharp, honest, and refreshingly relatable voice, she dares us all to tap into our inner strength, find personal fulfillment, and speak up for what we believe in. Advance praise for Off the Sidelines: 'Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, in offering this compellingly personal account of her journey to the U.S. Senate, fulfills a vital public purpose. Writing in a voice that is honest, funny, blunt, and strong, she urges women to get off the sidelines and start changing the world'--Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org; 'What do you get when a woman is the third generation of fierce, kindhearted, and brilliant political activists? You get Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who writes irresistibly, helps in real-life terms, and uses her clout to get more women elected. Off the Sidelines is one of the most helpful, readable, down-to-earth, and truly democratic books ever to come out of the halls of power'--Gloria Steinem; 'Kirsten Gillibrand has written a handbook for the next generation of women to redefine their role in our world. With Off the Sidelines, Gillibrand shows that it's not about getting to the top, or choosing between career and family--it's simply about getting involved'--Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of The Huffington Post and author of Thrive"-- Provided by publisher.


Lincoln's gamble : the tumultuous six months that gave the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War / Todd Brewster.
cover imageA brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln's presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War.


Act like a success, think like a success : discovering your gift and the way to life's riches / Steve Harvey, with Jeffrey Johnson.
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How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens / Benedict Carey.
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Such good girls : the journey of the Holocaust's hidden child survivors / R.D. Rosen.
cover image"The real-life puzzle of what happened to the generation of Jewish children who survived the Holocaust in hiding, Edgar Award-winning mystery novelist R. D. Rosen tells this silent, forgotten generation's story through the lives of three girls hidden in three different countries--among the less than 10 percent of Jewish children in Europe to survive World War II--who went on to lead remarkable lives in New York City"-- Provided by publisher.


The gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright / Derek Fell.
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Modern crochet : crochet accessories and projects for your home / by Molla Mills.
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Normally, this would be cause for concern : tales of calamity and unrelenting awkwardness / Danielle Fishel.
cover image"A romp through Danielle's own imperfections and mild neuroses, [this is] a book for anyone who, like Danielle, has ever tripped and fallen down a flight of stairs in a room full of people, had a romantic moment with their significant other that was ruined by horrendous gas, or taken a Halloween photo without realizing there was a huge chunk of chocolate-covered strawberry in their teeth. Here is the real, imperfect Danielle, who knows that a good sense of humor and a positive attitude makes life so much more enjoyable"--Amazon.com.


Dataclysm : who we are when we think no one's looking / Christian Rudder.
cover imageAn irreverent, provocative, and visually fascinating look at what our online lives reveal about who we really are--and how this deluge of data will transform the science of human behavior. Big Data is used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us things we don't need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder puts this flood of information to an entirely different use: understanding human nature. Drawing on terabytes of data from Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, OkCupid, and many other sites, Rudder examines the terrain of human experience. He charts the rise and fall of America's most reviled word through Google Search, examines the new dynamics of collaborative rage on Twitter, and traces human migration over time, showing how groups of people move from certain small towns to the same big cities across the globe. And he grapples with the challenge of maintaining privacy in a world where these explorations are possible. Audacious, entertaining, and illuminating, Dataclysm is a portrait of our essential selves--and a first look at a revolution in the making. -- Provided by publisher.


Another side of Bob Dylan : a personal history on the road and off the tracks / Victor Maymudes ; co-written and edited by Jacob Maymudes.
cover image"August 2014 marks 50 years since Bob Dylan released his remarkable fourth album, Another Side of Bob Dylan. Recorded in one night, in the middle of a turbulent year in his life, the album marked a departure from Dylan's socially-conscious folk songs and began his evolution toward other directions in his music. Few people outside Dylan's immediate family have ever been closer than Victor Maymudes, who was Dylan's tour manager, personal friend, and travelling companion from the first days in 1960s Greenwich Village through the late 90's. Another Side of Bob Dylan recounts landmark events including Dylan's infamous motorcycle crash; meeting the Beatles on their first US tour; his marriage to Sarah Lownds, his romances with Suze Rotolo, Joan Baez, and others; fellow travelers including Ramblin Jack Elliott, Wavy Gravy, Dennis Hopper, The Band, The Traveling Wilburys, and many more; memorable concerts around the world, and the recording of his seminal album, Blood on the Tracks. On January 26th, 2001, after recording more than 24 hours of taped memories in preparation for writing this book, Victor Maymudes suffered an aneurysm and died. His son Jacob has written the book, using the tapes to shape the story. The result is a vivid, first hand, and unique account of Dylan as an artist, friend, and celebrity, illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, and told by an engaging raconteur who cut his own swathe through the turbulent counterculture"-- Provided by publisher.


Forgetting to be afraid : a memoir / Wendy Davis.
cover imageA deeply personal memoir by the 2014 Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate traces her upbringing by a single-mom high school dropout, her early divorce, her Harvard Law School education and the early political achievements that led to her successful 2008 election to the Texas Senate.


Soar : how boys learn, succeed, and develop character / by David C. Banks with G. F. Lichtenberg.
cover image"In the spirit of "Waiting for Superman," a respected educator --whose advice has been solicited from the likes of Hillary Clinton, Cory Booker, and beyond-- presents a plan for educating the country's most educationally endangered group -- young men of color"-- Provided by publisher.


Death of a King : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year / Tavis Smiley with David Ritz.
cover imagePresents a revealing and dramatic chronicle of the 12 months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.


World order / Henry Kissinger.
cover imageKissinger offers his analysis of the twenty-first century's ultimate challenge: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historic perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ideological extremism.


The Roosevelts : an intimate history / Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel ; design by Maggie Hinders.
cover imageAn extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation--the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014.


The narcissist next door : understanding the monster in your family, in your office, in your bed--in your world / Jeffrey Kluger.
cover image"From an award-winning senior writer at Time, an eye-opening exploration of narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to handle it. The odds are good that you know a narcissist-probably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate-the center of attention. They make you laugh and they make you think. The odds are also that this spell didn't last. Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: entertainers, politicians, business people, your neighbors. Recognizing and understanding them is crucial to your not being overtaken by them, says Jeffrey Kluger, in his provocative new book about this insidious disorder. With insight and wit, Kluger frames the surprising new research on narcissism and explains the complex, exasperating personality disorder. He reveals how narcissism and narcissists affect our lives at work and at home, on the road, and in the halls of government; what to do when we encounter narcissism; and how to neutralize its effects before it's too late. As a Time writer and science editor, Kluger knows how to take science's new ideas and transform them into smart, accessible insights. Highly readable and deeply engaging, this book helps us understand narcissism and narcissists more fully."-- Provided by publisher.


 

 

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