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Motherhood so white : a memoir of race, gender, and parenting in America / by Nefertiti Austin.

Motherhood so white : a memoir of race, gender, and parenting in America / by Nefertiti Austin.
In America, Mother = White. That's what Nefertiti, a single African American woman, discovered when she decided she wanted to adopt a Black baby boy out of the foster care system. Eager to finally join the motherhood ranks, Nefertiti was shocked when people started asking her why she wanted to adopt a 'crack baby' or said that she would never be able to raise a Black son on her own. She realized that American society saw motherhood through a white lens, and that there would be no easy understanding or acceptance of the kind of family she hoped to build. Motherhood So White is the story of Nefertiti's fight to create the family she always knew she was meant to have and the story of motherhood that all American families need now. In this unflinching account of her parenting journey, Nefertiti examines the history of adoption in the African American community, faces off against stereotypes of single, Black motherhood, and confronts the reality of raising children of color in racially charged, modern-day America. Honest, vulnerable, and uplifting, Motherhood So White reveals what Nefertiti knew all along - that the only requirement for a successful family is one raised with love. --


The assault on American excellence / Anthony Kronman.

The assault on American excellence /  Anthony Kronman.
The former dean of Yale Law School surveys the full sweep of recent campus controversies to show how these disputes threaten the best of America's intellectual traditions--including democracy itself. In his tenure at Yale, Anthony Kronman has watched students march across campus to protest the names of buildings and seen colleagues resign over emails about Halloween costumes. He is no stranger to recent confrontations at American universities. But where many see only the suppression of free speech, the babying of students, and the drive to bury the imperfect parts of our history, Kronman recognizes in these on-campus clashes a threat to our democracy. As Kronman argues in The Assault on American Excellence, the founders of our nation learned over three centuries ago that in order for this country to have a robust democratic government, its citizens have to be trained to have tough skins, to make up their own minds, and to win arguments not on the basis of emotion but because their side is closer to the truth. In other words, to prepare people to choose good leaders, you need to turn them into smart fighters, people who can take hits and think clearly so they're not manipulated by demagogues. Kronman is the first to tie today's campus debates back to the history of American values, drawing on luminaries like Alexis de Tocqueville and John Adams to show how these modern controversies threaten the best of our intellectual traditions. His tone is warm and optimistic, that of a humanist and a lover of the humanities who is passionate about educating students capable of living up to the demands of a thriving democracy. Incisive and wise, The Assault on American Excellence makes the radical argument that to graduate as good citizens, college students have to be tested in a system that isn't wholly focused on being good to them--


Represent : the woman's guide to running for office & changing the world / June Diane Raphael and Kate Black.

Represent : the woman's guide to running for office & changing the world / June Diane Raphael and Kate Black.
A road map, tool kit, workbook, and organizer, Represent is chock-full of the essential knowledge that any potential woman candidate needs to know. Covers all the nuts and bolts of running for office, from filing and signature-gathering, to fundraising, managing social media, and harnessing the power of your supporters. With checklists, infographics, profiles of well-known women politicians, plus wisdom and advice from elected women across the United States.


Change your brain, change your grades : the secrets of successful students : science-based strategies to boost memory, strengthen focus, and study faster / Daniel G. Amen, MD, with Chloe Amen and Alizé Castellanos.

Change your brain, change your grades : the secrets of successful students : science-based strategies to boost memory, strengthen focus, and study faster / Daniel G. Amen, MD, with Chloe Amen and Alizé Castellanos.


The year of knots / Windy Chien.

The year of knots /  Windy Chien.
Instructions and projects that celebrate the diverse beauty and creative possibilities of macramé and knots. Every day for a year, artist Windy Chien learned to tie a new kind of knot and then shared the results on Instagram--revolutionizing knot art and reinventing her life and career in the process. In The Year of Knots, Chien describes how her knot-making project led her on a path of discovery. The book combines projects, tutorials, and transformative personal stories, all aimed at inspiring readers to make knotting--and creativity in general--part of a meditative daily practice. The knots in the book are gorgeously documented step-by-step for the many knot- and macramé-obsessed readers out there wanting to try it themselves. Knotted projects abound: a necklace, a dog leash, along with wall hangings and a hanging light. At the heart of the story is the simple, empowering idea that a single year is all the time you need to make a life-changing creative leap.--provided by publisher.


In Jerusalem : three generations of an Israeli family and a Palestinian family / Lis Harris.

In Jerusalem : three generations of an Israeli family and a Palestinian family / Lis Harris.
In Jerusalem (working title) is a portrait based on ten years of scrupulous research and historical narrative of three generations of two families living in Jerusalem--one Israeli, the other Palestinian--whose vividly personal account of day to day life amidst extreme historical pressures provides an account of the conflict unlike any we have read before--~An entirely fresh take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that examines the life-shaping reverberations of wars and ongoing tensions upon the everyday lives of families in Jerusalem. A secular, diaspora Jew, Lis Harris grew up with the knowledge of the historical wrongs done to Jews. In adulthood, she developed a growing awareness of the wrongs they in turn had done to the Palestinian people. It gave her an intense desire to understand how the Israelis' history led them to where they are now. However, she found that top-down political accounts and insider assessments made the lives of those most affected seem like chess pieces. What she wanted was to register the effects of the country's seemingly never-ending conflict on the lives of successive generations. Shuttling back and forth over ten years between East and West Jerusalem, Harris got to know two families: the Israeli Pinczowers/Ezrahis and the Palestinian Abuleils. She came to know members of each family young and old, religious and secular, male and female. As they shared their histories with her, she looked at how each family survived the losses and dislocations that defined their lives; how, in a region where war and its threat were part of the very air they breathed, they gave children hope for their future; and how the adults' understanding of the conflict evolved over time. Combined with a decade of historical research and political analysis, Harris creates a living portrait of one of the most complicated and controversial conflicts of our time--


Sweet taste of liberty : a true story of slavery and restitution in America / W. Caleb McDaniel.

Sweet taste of liberty : a true story of slavery and restitution in America / W. Caleb McDaniel.
In Sweet Taste of Liberty, W. Caleb McDaniel focuses on the experience of a freed slave who was sold back into slavery, eventually freed again, and who then sued the man who had sold her back into bondage. Henrietta Wood was born into slavery, but in 1848, she was taken to Cincinnati and legally freed. In 1855, however, a wealthy Kentucky businessman named Zebulon Ward, who colluded with Wood's employer, abducted Wood and sold her back into bondage. In the years that followed before and during the Civil War, she gave birth to a son and was forced to march to Texas. She obtained her freedom a second time after the war and returned to Cincinnati, where she sued Ward for $20,000 in damages--now known as reparations. Astonishingly, after ten years of litigation, Henrietta Wood won her case. In 1878, a Federal jury awarded her $2,500 and the decision stuck on appeal. While nowhere close to the amount she had demanded, this may be the largest amount of money ever awarded by an American court in restitution for slavery. Wood went on to live until 1912--


Start with your people : the daily decision that changes everything / Brian Dixon.

Start with your people : the daily decision that changes everything / Brian Dixon.
Argues that the most important key to improving work life is to fully engage in relationships, and offers guidance on how to unlock the power of your network.


The seven necessary sins for women and girls / Mona Eltahawy.

The seven necessary sins for women and girls /  Mona Eltahawy.
In seven essays that combine memoir, polemic and cultural criticism, Mona Eltahawy explains how we must seize what she calls the feminist revolutionary moment that has galvanized women and queer people across the world through such movements as #MeToo, to support survivors of sexual assault and expose predators, the Irish women who successfully led a successful referendum to legalize abortion in their country, the South Korean women who have held the largest women's protests in their country against spycams that are used to invade their privacy, to the LGBTQ activists in India who pushed their Supreme Court to overturn British colonial era legislation criminalizing homosexuality--~A bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they've been trained to avoid. Seizing upon the energy of the #MeToo movement, feminist activist Mona Eltahawy advocates a muscular, out-loud approach to teaching women and girls to harness their power through what she calls the seven necessary sins that women and girls are not supposed to commit: to be angry, ambitious, profane, violent, attention-seeking, lustful, and powerful. All the necessary sins that women and girls require to erupt. Eltahawy knows that the patriarchy is alive and well, and she is fed the hell up: Sexually assaulted during hajj at the age of fifteen. Groped on the dance floor of a night club in Montreal at fifty. Countless other injustices in the years between. Illuminating her call to action are stories of activists and ordinary women around the world--from South Africa to China, Nigeria to India, Bosnia to Egypt--who are tapping into their inner fury and crossing the lines of race, class, faith, and gender that make it so hard for marginalized women to be heard. Rather than teaching women and girls to survive the poisonous system they have found themselves in, Eltahawy arms them to dismantle it. Brilliant, bold, and energetic, The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is a manifesto for all feminists in the fight against patriarchy--


Diamond Doris : the true story of the world's most notorious jewel thief / Doris Payne with Zelda Lockhart.

Diamond Doris : the true story of the world's most notorious jewel thief / Doris Payne with Zelda Lockhart.
In the ebullient spirit of Ocean's 8, The Heist, and Thelma & Louise, a sensational and entertaining memoir of the world's most notorious jewel thief--a woman who defied society's prejudices and norms to carve her own path, stealing from elite jewelers to live her dreams. --Publisher~Growing up during the Depression in the segregated coal-mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia, the bright and willful Doris Payne dreamed big. Fascinated by the fine clothes, jewels, and lifestyles in magazines such as Town & Country and Harper's Bazaar, she imagined a world beyond herself, one in which she did not carry the weight of limitations that others imposed on her and where her beloved mother was free from her father's abuse. After the owner of a local store threw her out when a white customer arrived, Doris vowed that neither her race or gender would hold her back. She was going to control her own life and make her own money. Using her Southern charm and quick wit, she began shoplifting small pieces of jewelry from local stores, and over the course of six decades, grew her talents with each heist. As a world-class expert jewel thief, she daringly pulled off numerous diamond robberies, using nuns and various ruses to help her avoid arrest while her Jewish boyfriend fenced the stolen gems. A rip-roaringly fun and exciting tale, Diamond Doris is the portrait of a captivating antihero who experienced life to the fullest -- on her own terms. --


One-pot vegetarian / Sabrina Fauda-Rôle ; photography by Akiko Ida.

One-pot vegetarian /  Sabrina Fauda-Rôle ; photography by Akiko Ida.


How happiness happens : finding lasting joy in a world of comparison, disappointment, and unmet expectations / Max Lucado.

How happiness happens : finding lasting joy in a world of comparison, disappointment, and unmet expectations / Max Lucado.
Only one-third of Americans surveyed said they were happy. How can this be? Education is accessible to most. We've made advancements in everything from medicine to technology, yet 66 percent of Americans can't find an adequate reason to check the yes box on the happiness questionnaire. In this audiobook, Max Lucado shares the unexpected path to lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, Max Lucado presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change a person from the inside out.


Nice try : stories of best intentions and mixed results / Josh Gondelman.

Nice try : stories of best intentions and mixed results / Josh Gondelman.
Emmy-Award winning writer and comedian Josh Gondelman's collection of personal stories of best intentions and mixed results--


One skein crochet : de-stash beautifully, one skein at a time / Ellen Gormley.

One skein crochet : de-stash beautifully, one skein at a time / Ellen Gormley.


Own your self / Kelly Brogan, M.D. with Nancy Marriott.

Own your self /  Kelly Brogan, M.D. with Nancy Marriott.
New York Times best-selling author presents a radical alternative to psychotropic meds: discerning the meaning in your symptoms and your struggle as a way to reclaim your health and your self. For years, we've been telling ourselves that our difficult feelings--sadness, rage, shame, intensity, worry--are somehow not okay. And, all too often, we've relied on the promise of pharmaceuticals to tamp them down. The fact is, though, that these feelings are a vital part of our experience. They are real. And those of us who feel them most strongly are the canaries in the coalmine--sensitive to things that are seriously wrong in the world today. In a book that's both provocative and promising, holistic psychiatrist Kelly Brogan, M.D., author of A Mind of Your Own, shows us that we don't have to medicate our mental, emotional, and physical pain away--that the best way out is through. She explodes the mistaken belief that our symptoms--from mood changes to irritability to fogginess and fatigue--are evidence that we are sick or broken--


Generation Friends : an inside look at the show that defined a television era / Saul Austerlitz.

Generation Friends : an inside look at the show that defined a television era / Saul Austerlitz.
A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Friends, published for the 15th anniversary of the show's premiere, including brand-new interviews with the series creators.


Everything I need to know I learned from Mister Rogers' neighborhood / written by Melissa Wagner ; illustrations by Max Dalton.

Everything I need to know I learned from Mister Rogers' neighborhood /  written by Melissa Wagner ; illustrations by Max Dalton.


Cook like a local : flavors that can change how you cook and see the world / Chris Shepherd with Kaitlyn Goalen ; photographs by Julie Soefer.

Cook like a local : flavors that can change how you cook and see the world / Chris Shepherd with Kaitlyn Goalen ; photographs by Julie Soefer.
This is a cookbook that shows how you can bring flavors from around the globe - from fish sauce and chiles to soy and spices to rice and corn - seamlessly into your home cooking. But more than that, it's a book about learning: how to talk with your neighbors and how to bring people together in a world that sometimes makes them feel far apart. It's a story of Vietnamese Houstonian Crawfish and Fried Chicken Tamales and Korean-Style Sloppy Joes. It's a story of how cooking like a local often means cooking like someone from half-way across the globe. -- back cover.


We stand divided : the rift between American Jews and Israel / Daniel Gordis.

We stand divided : the rift between American Jews and Israel / Daniel Gordis.
From National Jewish Book Award Winner and author of Israel, a bold reevaluation of the tensions between American and Israeli Jews that reimagines the past, present, and future of Jewish life. Relations between the American Jewish community and Israel are at an all-time nadir. Since Israel's founding seventy years ago, particularly as memory of the Holocaust and of Israel's early vulnerability has receded, the divide has grown only wider. Most explanations pin the blame on Israel's handling of its conflict with the Palestinians, Israel's attitude toward non-Orthodox Judaism, and Israel's dismissive attitude toward American Jews in general. In short, the cause for the rupture is not what Israel is; it's what Israel does. These explanations tell only half the story. We Stand Divided examines the history of the troubled relationship, showing that from the outset, the founders of what are now the world's two largest Jewish communities were responding to different threats and opportunities, and had very different ideas of how to guarantee a Jewish future. With an even hand, Daniel Gordis takes us beyond the headlines and explains how Israel and America have fundamentally different ideas about issues ranging from democracy and history to religion and identity. He argues that as a first step to healing the breach, the two communities must acknowledge and discuss their profound differences and moral commitments. Only then can they forge a path forward, together. --


The greenprint : plant-based diet, best body, better world / Marco Borges.

The greenprint : plant-based diet, best body, better world / Marco Borges.
Accessible and easy-to-follow, The Greenprint is a movement to embrace your absolute best and healthiest life. Through his more than two decades of experience working with clients, including some of the world's biggest celebrities, and spearheading exercise and nutrition research, Borges developed the groundbreaking 22 Laws of Plants, which he's determined are the most important plant-based diet, exercise, and lifestyle secrets for losing weight, increasing energy, boosting metabolism, and reducing inflammation, not to mention helping minimize your carbon imprint to help the planet. The Greenprint outlines three simple, step-by-step plans to implement the 22 Laws into your life, depending on where you are on your journey. Whether you are ready for a gradual shift or excited to tackle them all full-on, in just weeks you will be on your way to a healthier, cleaner approach to eating that includes plenty of whole grains, bountiful veggies, legumes, nuts and more. You'll also find meal plans, more than 60 delicious recipes, countless tips, and inspirational stories to help you along the way. Take control of your diet, create your own Greenprint and forever alter your weight, your health and the planet.--Publisher description.


Buy, rehab, rent, refinance, repeat : the BRRRR rental property investment strategy made simple / David Greene.

Buy, rehab, rent, refinance, repeat : the BRRRR rental property investment strategy made simple / David Greene.
Invest in real estate and never run out of money--using the hottest strategy in the real estate world!


Wildhood : the epic journey from adolescence to adulthood in humans and other animals / Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers.

Wildhood : the epic journey from adolescence to adulthood in humans and other animals / Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers.
In their critically acclaimed bestseller, Zoobiquity, the authors revealed the essential connection between human and animal health. In Wildhood, they turn the same eye-opening, species-spanning lens to adolescent young adult life. Traveling around the world and drawing from their latest research, they find that the same four universal challenges are faced by every adolescent human and animal on earth: how to be safe, how to navigate hierarchy; how to court potential mates; and how to feed oneself. Safety. Status. Sex. Self-reliance. How human and animal adolescents and young adults confront the challenges of wildhood shapes their adult destinies--Amazon.


A terrible thing to waste : environmental racism and its assault on the American mind / Harriet A. Washington.

A terrible thing to waste : environmental racism and its assault on the American mind / Harriet A. Washington.
From injuries caused by lead poisoning to the devastating effects of atmospheric pollution, infectious disease, and industrial waste, Americans of color are harmed by environmental hazards in staggeringly disproportionate numbers. This systemic onslaught of toxic exposure and institutional negligence causes irreparable physical harm to millions of people across the country--cutting lives tragically short and needlessly burdening our health care system. But these deadly environments create another insidious and often overlooked consequence: robbing communities of color, and America as a whole, of intellectual power. The 1994 publication of The Bell Curve and its controversial thesis catapulted the topic of genetic racial differences in IQ to the forefront of a renewed and heated debate. Now, in A Terrible Thing to Waste, award-winning science writer Harriet A. Washington adds her incisive analysis to the fray, arguing that IQ is a biased and flawed metric, but that it is useful for tracking cognitive damage. She takes apart the spurious notion of intelligence as an inherited trait, using copious data that instead point to a different cause of the reported African American-white IQ gap: environmental racism--a confluence of racism and other institutional factors that relegate marginalized communities to living and working near sites of toxic waste, pollution, and insufficient sanitation services. She investigates heavy metals, neurotoxins, deficient prenatal care, bad nutrition, and even pathogens as chief agents influencing intelligence to explain why communities of color are disproportionately affected--and what can be done to remedy this devastating problem. Featuring extensive scientific research and Washington's sharp, lively reporting, A Terrible Thing to Waste is sure to outrage, transform the conversation, and inspire debate.--Dust jacket.


In oceans deep : courage, innovation, and adventure beneath the waves / Bill Streever.

In oceans deep : courage, innovation, and adventure beneath the waves / Bill Streever.
In an age of unprecedented exploration and innovation, our oceans remain largely unknown, and endlessly fascinating. Streever celebrates the daring pioneers who tested the limits of what the human body can endure under water as he traces both the little-known history and exciting future of how we travel and study the depths. He covers seventeenth-century leather-hulled submarines, their nuclear-powered descendants, and robots capable of roving unsupervised between continents. Discover all the adventures our seas have to offer-- and why they are in such dire need of conservation. -- adapted from jacket


Icing on the cake : baking and decorating simple, stunning desserts at home / Tessa Huff.

Icing on the cake : baking and decorating simple, stunning desserts at home / Tessa Huff.
As a follow-up to Layered, Tessa Huff returns with Icing on the Cake to dive deeper into dessert decoration and the presentation of layer cakes and other showstopping treats. Providing the confidence home bakers need to get creative, Icing on the Cake guides readers from cake pan to presentation to dessert plate. Organized by style, each dessert showcases a different decorative element, artistic pastry technique, or presentation idea. With hundreds of beautiful photos, including lots of step-by-steps, Icing on the Cake is a richly illustrated guide for creating delicious, beautiful desserts that will be the grand finale of any gathering.--Provided by publisher.


Think black : a memoir / Clyde W. Ford.

Think black : a memoir / Clyde W. Ford.
The story of America's first Black engineer, his revolutionary son, and the corporation that destroyed their relationship--


The brink of being : talking about miscarriage / Julia Bueno.

The brink of being : talking about miscarriage / Julia Bueno.
The author blends women's stories (including her own) with research and analysis, exploring the effect of pregnancy loss on women and highlighting the ways in which our society fails to effectively respond to it. -- adapted from back cover.


The undying : pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care / Anne Boyer.

The undying : pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care / Anne Boyer.
A fresh, fierce, and timely meditation on data, pain, time, and the limited capacity of literature to comprehend life and death in a sensate and vulnerable body. --


When Islam is not a religion : inside America's fight for religious freedom / Asma T. Uddin.

When Islam is not a religion : inside America's fight for religious freedom / Asma T. Uddin.
Religious liberty lawyer Asma Uddin has long considered her work defending people of all faiths to be a calling more than a job. Yet even as she seeks equal protection for Evangelicals, Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Jews, and Catholics alike, she has seen an ominous increase in attempts to criminalize Islam and exclude American Muslims from their inalienable rights. Somehow, the view that Muslims aren't human enough for human rights or constitutional protections is moving from the fringe to the mainstream--along with the claim Islam is not a religion. This conceit affects all Americans because the loss of liberty for one means the loss of liberties for everyone. When Islam Is Not a Religion also looks at how faith in America is being secularized and politicized, and the repercussions this has on debates about religious freedom and diversity.


Mayflower lives : Pilgrims in a new world and the early American experience / Martyn Whittock.

Mayflower lives : Pilgrims in a new world and the early American experience / Martyn Whittock.
Leading into the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower, Martyn Whittock examines the lives of the saints (members of the Separatist puritan congregations) and strangers (economic migrants) on the original ship. Collectively, these people would become known to history as the Pilgrims. The story of the Pilgrims has taken on a life of its own as one of our founding national myths--their escape from religious persecution, the dangerous transatlantic journey, that brutal first winter. Throughout the narrative, we meet characters already familiar to us through Thanksgiving folklore-Captain Jones, Myles Standish, and Tisquantum (Squanto)--as well as new ones. There is Mary Chilton, the first woman to set foot on shore, and asylum seeker William Bradford. We meet fur trapper John Howland and little Mary More, who was brought as an indentured servant. Then there is Stephen Hopkins, who had already survived one shipwreck and was the only Mayflower passenger with any prior American experience. Decidedly un-puritanical, he kept a tavern and was frequently chastised for allowing drinking on Sundays. Epic and intimate, Mayflower Lives is a rich and rewarding book that promises to enthrall readers of early American history.--


Bullets and opium : real-life stories of China after the Tiananmen Square Massacre / Liao Yiwu ; translated by David Cowhig, Jessie Cowhig, and Ross Perlin.

Bullets and opium : real-life stories of China after the Tiananmen Square Massacre / Liao Yiwu ; translated by David Cowhig, Jessie Cowhig, and Ross Perlin.
From the award-winning poet, dissident, and one of the most original and remarkable Chinese writers of our time (Philip Gourevitch) comes a raw, evocative, and unforgettable look at the Tiananmen Square massacre through the eyes of those who were there.--Provided by publisher.


The knowledge gap : the hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it / Natalie Wexler.

The knowledge gap : the hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it / Natalie Wexler.
The untold story of the root cause of America's education crisis--and the seemingly endless cycle of multigenerational poverty. It was only after years within the education reform movement that Natalie Wexler stumbled across a hidden explanation for our country's frustrating lack of progress when it comes to providing every child with a quality education. The problem wasn't one of the usual scapegoats: lazy teachers, shoddy facilities, lack of accountability. It was something no one was talking about: the elementary school curriculum's intense focus on decontextualized reading comprehension skills at the expense of actual knowledge. In the tradition of Dale Russakoff's The Prize and Dana Goldstein's The Teacher Wars, Wexler brings together history, research, and compelling characters to pull back the curtain on this fundamental flaw in our education system--one that fellow reformers, journalists, and policymakers have long overlooked, and of which the general public, including many parents, remains unaware. But The Knowledge Gap isn't just a story of what schools have gotten so wrong--it also follows innovative educators who are in the process of shedding their deeply ingrained habits, and describes the rewards that have come along: students who are not only excited to learn but are also acquiring the knowledge and vocabulary that will enable them to succeed. If we truly want to fix our education system and unlock the potential of our neediest children, we have no choice but to pay attention--


The optimist's telescope : thinking ahead in a reckless age / Bina Venkataraman.

The optimist's telescope : thinking ahead in a reckless age / Bina Venkataraman.
A former journalist and senior adviser in the Obama administration draws from her own experience, the stories she has reported from around the world, and research in biology, psychology, economics, archaeology, and beyond to identify the best ways to make decisions that benefit people over time.


Imagined life : a speculative scientific journey among the exoplanets in search of intelligent aliens, ice creatures, and supergravity animals / James Trefil, Michael Summers.

Imagined life : a speculative scientific journey among the exoplanets in search of intelligent aliens, ice creatures, and supergravity animals / James Trefil, Michael Summers.
It is now known that we live in a galaxy with more planets than stars. The Milky Way alone encompasses 30 trillion potential home planets. Scientists Trefil and Summers bring readers on a marvelous experimental voyage through the possibilities of life--unlike anything we have experienced so far--that could exist on planets outside our own solar system. Life could be out there in many forms: on frozen worlds, living in liquid oceans beneath ice and communicating (and even battling) with bubbles; on super-dense planets, where they would have evolved body types capable of dealing with extreme gravity; on tidally locked planets with one side turned eternally toward a star; and even on rogue worlds, which have no star at all. Yet this is no fictional flight of fancy: the authors take what we know about exoplanets and life on our own world and use that data to hypothesize about how, where, and which sorts of life might develop. Imagined Life is a must-have for anyone wanting to learn how the realities of our universe may turn out to be far stranger than fiction--Amazon.


A course in meditation : a 21-day workout for your consciousness / Osho.

A course in meditation : a 21-day workout for your consciousness / Osho.
It can be difficult for the hyperactive 21st century mind to relax into an experience of silence and awareness. Recognizing this, the revered mystic Osho developed new meditation techniques to address the challenges of the modern mind. A Course in Meditation demonstrates these techniques in an easy-to-navigate format. Each day, learn a new aspect of meditative living followed by a simple, practical meditation and awareness practice. After each experience, reflect on the accompanying quote of the day, or use the provided space to take notes. Throughout the course, Osho imparts his unique insights on love, anger, relaxation, and more to guide you toward a space of inner acceptance, joy and mindfulness. A Course in Meditation shows how we can reclaim the meditative nature that we each come in to the world with, but lose over time as we are initiated into the ways of society. From beginners eager to find stillness to more experienced meditators who wish to elevate their practice, Osho's guide to meditation can teach everyone to separate themselves from their minds for a transformation of consciousness that brings a new understanding of what it means to be alert and responsive to whatever life brings.


Healthy habits suck : how to get off the couch & live a healthy life... even if you don't want to / Dayna Lee-Baggley, PhD.

Healthy habits suck : how to get off the couch & live a healthy life... even if you don't want to / Dayna Lee-Baggley, PhD.
Being healthy is hard-- here's how to do it anyway. Lee-Baggley shares proven techniques to make you more mindful of your choices, help you develop self-compassion, and live a life that reflects what truly matters to you. She can't teach you to enjoy exercise, and there's no tips for making kale taste like chocolate. But readers will get the motivation need to adopt healthy habits-- even if they do suck. -- adapted from back cover~Salad instead of steak? Working out? Skipping that second beer or glass of wine? Healthy habits are THE WORST. If you're someone who gets up every morning and can't wait for your run, considers eating sweet potatoes a splurge, and sets aside thirty minutes before work to meditate--this book isn't for you. If you're someone who thinks about getting up to go for a run but goes back to sleep, regrets last night's dinner of fast food, and can barely get to work on time--let alone meditate--then this book will help you find the motivation you've been looking for to live your healthiest life, even when you don't want to. With this funny, in-your-face guide, you won't find advice on how to enjoy exercise, or tips for making broccoli and kale taste as good as donuts and ice cream. What you will find are solid skills to help you actually do the healthy things you know you should be doing. Using these skills--based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and neuroscience--you'll learn to find the motivation you're really craving to adopt healthy habits, even if they do suck. You'll also discover how to accept self-criticism, develop self-compassion, and live a more meaningful life. This book not only acknowledges that many healthy habits suck, it uses science to explain why we want the things we want (junk food), crave the things we crave (sugar), and dislike the things we dislike (exercise). At the end, you'll feel validated in feeling like these things are the absolute worst. But you'll also find the motivation to do them anyway.--Publisher's website.


The right kind of strong : surprisingly simple habits of a spiritually strong woman / Mary A. Kassian.

The right kind of strong : surprisingly simple habits of a spiritually strong woman / Mary A. Kassian.


Loving someone with an eating disorder : understanding, supporting & connecting with your partner / Dana Harron, PsyD.

Loving someone with an eating disorder : understanding, supporting & connecting with your partner / Dana Harron, PsyD.
If your loved one is one of millions of Americans who suffers from an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, you may feel alone, without guidance or understanding. As a romantic partner, you need to know how to navigate issues such as parenting, sex and intimacy, and running a household. This book provides that help by addressing your uniquely complex and difficult situation, and provides much-needed support for growth and healing. In Loving Someone With an Eating Disorder, you'll find valuable information about eating disorders, diagnostic categories, and common misconceptions. You'll also learn about the importance of self-care and boundaries for yourself, and find writing and perspective-taking exercises to help you gain a greater understanding of your partner's struggle. You'll also learn skills to help you address specific problems, such as managing groceries and meals together, sex and intimacy issues, and concerns about parenting. Finally, you'll find a practical discussion about treatment and recovery from disordered eating--making it clear that both you and your partner need healing--as well as information about seeking further support. --


The lie : a memoir of two marriages, catfishing & coming out / William Dameron.

The lie : a memoir of two marriages, catfishing & coming out / William Dameron.
In this emotional and unflinchingly honest memoir of coming out of the closet late in life, owning up to the past, and facing the future, William Dameron confronts steroid addiction, the shame and homophobia of his childhood, the sledgehammer of secrets that slowly tore his marriage apart, and his love for a gay father of three that would once again challenge the boundaries of trust. At the true heart of The Lie is a universal story about turning self-doubt into self-acceptance and about pain, anger, and the long journey of both seeking and giving forgiveness.


Great goddesses : life lessons from myths and monsters / Nikita Gill.

Great goddesses : life lessons from myths and monsters / Nikita Gill.
With lyrical prose and striking verse, beloved poet Nikita Gill uses the history of Ancient Greece and beyond to explore and share the stories of the mothers, warriors, creators, survivors, and destroyers who shook the world. In pieces that burn with empathy and admiration for these women, Gill unearths the power and glory of the very foundations of mythology and culture that have been too-often ignored or pushed aside. Complete with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, Gill's poetry and stories weave old and forgotten tales of might and love into an empowering collection for the modern woman.


Shut up and listen! : hard business truths that will help you succeed / Tilman Fertitta.

Shut up and listen! : hard business truths that will help you succeed / Tilman Fertitta.


Sababa : fresh, sunny flavors from my Israeli kitchen / Adeena Sussman ; [foreword by Michael Solomonov].

Sababa : fresh, sunny flavors from my Israeli kitchen / Adeena Sussman ; [foreword by Michael Solomonov].
In Hebrew (derived from the original Arabic), sababa means everything is awesome, and it's this sunny spirit with which the American food writer and expat Adeena Sussman cooks and dreams up meals in her Tel Aviv kitchen. Every morning, Sussman makes her waythrough the bustling stalls of Shuk Hacarmel, her local market, which sells irresistibly fresh ingredients and tempting snacks--juicy ripe figs and cherries, locally made halvah, addictive street food, and delectable cheeses and olives. In Sababa, Sussman presents 125 recipes for dishes inspired by this culinary wonderland and by the wide-varying influences surrounding her in Israel. Americans have begun to instinctively crave the spicy, bright flavors of Israeli cuisine, and in this timely cookbook, Sussman shows readers how to use border-crossing kitchen staples-- tahini, sumac, silan (date syrup), harissa, za'atar--to delicious effect,while also introducing more exotic spices and ingredients. From Freekeh and Roasted Grape Salad and Crudo with Cherries and Squeezed Tomatoes, to Schug Marinated Lamb Chops and Tahini Caramel Tart, Sussman's recipes make a riot of fresh tastes accessible andeffortless for the home cook. Filled with transporting storytelling, Sababa is the ultimate, everyday guide to the Israeli kitchen.


It's not you, it's the workplace : women's conflict at work and the bias that built it / Andrea S. Kramer, Alton B. Harris.

It's not you, it's the workplace : women's conflict at work and the bias that built it / Andrea S. Kramer, Alton B. Harris.
Kramer and Harris use their combined - but distinctive - female and male perspectives to provide new and discerning viewpoints on the often-fraught scenarios of women working for, working with, supervising, and collaborating with other women. In doing so, the authors provide immediately practical techniques that will allow women to improve their relationships with other women in the workplace. It's not you, It's the Workplace offers a fresh approach to understanding why women's relationships with other women at work are often fraught and when they are, have the potential to completely derail women's careers. It's a pervasive and complicated issue which, until now, has been falsely represented by books that paint women as inherently bitchy back-stabbers who cannot help but have challenging relationships with other women. As the authors prove, this is patently untrue! Immensely practical, the book features real-world advice and tactics to overcome and avoid workplace conflict, and most-importantly, build on the positive aspects of women to women relationships, developing stronger networks that foster women's career success and creating a more supportive and satisfying work environment. -- Provided by publisher.


Crossfire hurricane : inside Donald Trump's war on the FBI / Josh Campbell.

Crossfire hurricane : inside Donald Trump's war on the FBI / Josh Campbell.
Former FBI director James Comey's special assistant chronicles the bureau's investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion by the president himself. Here, he takes readers deep inside key moments of this historic operation.


Monster, she wrote : the women who pioneered horror & speculative fiction / Lisa Kröœger and Melanie R. Anderson.

Monster, she wrote : the women who pioneered horror & speculative fiction / Lisa Kröœger and Melanie R. Anderson.


The martini cocktail : a meditation on the world's greatest drink, with recipes / Robert Simonson.

The martini cocktail : a meditation on the world's greatest drink, with recipes / Robert Simonson.


Rebuild your bones : the 12-week osteoporosis protocol / Mira Calton, CN, and Jayson Calton, PhD.

Rebuild your bones : the 12-week osteoporosis protocol / Mira Calton, CN, and Jayson Calton, PhD.
Mira and Jayson Calton know all about building strong bones; Mira developed advanced osteoporosis at the age of 30 and, with Jayson's help, reversed her disease through micronutrient therapy. Readers will be shocked to learn that their so-called healthy diets may actually be contributing to their micronutrient deficiencies and ultimately their osteoporosis. In fact, the majority of the foods many of us eat are micronutrient-poor, filled with what the Caltons call naked calories--foods that have been stripped of their essential, health-promoting micronutrients. Our diets are also filled with antinutrients--naturally occurring substances in certain foods that can reduce the body's ability to absorb micronutrients. In Mira's case, she was getting plenty of these naked calories and antinutrients, but very few of the vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and amino acids her body needed to maintain strong bones. In Beating Osteoporosis, the Caltons reveal how our lifestyle habits may be depleting essential micronutrients in our bodies. They provide an easy-to-follow prescriptive plan to reverse these effects, including recipes and meal plans that will appeal to all readers (including keto, paleo, low-carb, vegan, and low-fat options), exercise advice, supplement plans, and checklists. This is the go-to guide for anyone who wants to safely and naturally reverse or stave off osteoporosis, without drugs--~A guide to understanding and reversing osteoporosis with a 12-week plan featuring diet, lifestyle, and supplement adjustments to achieve micronutrient sufficiency and rebuild stronger bones Mira and Jayson Calton know all about building strong bones; Mira developed advanced osteoporosis at the age of 30 and, with Jayson's help, reversed her disease through micronutrient therapy. Readers will be shocked to learn that their so-called healthy diets may actually be contributing to their micronutrient deficiencies and ultimately their osteoporosis. In fact, the majority of the foods many of us eat are micronutrient-poor, filled with what the Caltons call naked calories--foods that have been stripped of their essential, health-promoting micronutrients. Our diets are also filled with antinutrients--naturally occurring substances in certain foods that can reduce the body's ability to absorb micronutrients. In Mira's case, she was getting plenty of these naked calories and antinutrients, but very few of the vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and amino acids her body needed to maintain strong bones.      In Beating Osteoporosis, the Caltons reveal how our lifestyle habits may be depleting essential micronutrients in our bodies. They provide an easy-to-follow prescriptive plan to reverse these effects, including recipes and meal plans that will appeal to all readers (including keto, paleo, low-carb, vegan, and low-fat options), exercise advice, supplement plans, and checklists. This is the go-to guide for anyone who wants to safely and naturally reverse or stave off osteoporosis, without drugs--


What it takes : lessons in the pursuit of excellence / Stephen A. Schwarzman.

What it takes : lessons in the pursuit of excellence / Stephen A. Schwarzman.
From Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, a long-awaited book that uses impactful episodes from Schwarzman's life to show readers how to build, transform, and lead thriving organizations. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive, or simply someone looking for ways to maximize your potential, the same lessons apply.


The official MacGyver survival manual / forword by Peter Lenkov ; introduction by Lucas Till ; science by Dr. Rhett Allain ; text by Ian Cannon.

The official MacGyver survival manual /  forword by Peter Lenkov ; introduction by Lucas Till ; science by Dr. Rhett Allain ; text by Ian Cannon.
For over 30 years, the name MacGyver has been synonymous with astonishing feats of ingenuity, from fixing a car with nothing but water and egg whites to busting out of jail using a hairpin and a pair of repurposed handcuffs to, of course, saving the world with his favorite weapon, a simple paperclip. What you might not know is that every trick that the resourceful secret agent pulls off on CBS's hit show has been tested and fact-checked by experts, and really works . . . most of the time. No one is saying that you should craft a DIY airplane out of trash bags and a lawnmower engine. But with this book, you could.--Amazon.


Ways of heaven : an introduction to Chinese thought / Roel Sterckx.

Ways of heaven : an introduction to Chinese thought / Roel Sterckx.
In Ways of Heaven, leading China scholar Roel Sterckx offers an engrossing introduction to classical China's world of ideas. Drawing on evocative examples from philosophical texts, literature, and everyday life over centuries of Chinese history, Sterckx introduces major thinkers and traditions, illuminates key concepts like the dao, qi, yin, and yang, and examines questions of leadership, social order, death, nature, and more. He also reveals how these ideas shape contemporary China, from table manners at a traditional banquet, to the Chinese obsession with education and family, to the rhetoric of political leaders and the nation's grand strategy. Essential reading for students, travelers, businesspeople, and anyone curious about this rising global power, Ways of Heaven shows that to comprehend China today we must learn to think Chinese.


The second founding : how the Civil War and Reconstruction remade the constitution / Eric Foner.

The second founding : how the Civil War and Reconstruction remade the constitution / Eric Foner.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar comes a timely history of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation's foundation and how those guarantees have been shaken over time.


Broken to beautifully whole : a compelling crusade to break the silence, move through trauma, and heal the pain / Cathy Studer.

Is it possible to become stronger and more beautiful after brokenness? How can we recover after being hurt or suffering abuse? What choices can help us transition from feeling like a victim to reclaiming our purpose and empowering our potential?Author and speaker Cathy Studer shares the steps she followed as she moved through her own pain of carrying shame, low self-worth, and humiliation after suffering six years of childhood sexual abuse. She models how it is possible to recover from intense hurt and abuse, and create a life filled with value, purpose, and joy. Through Cathy's journey, you will learn: Why we must move through our trauma before it is possible to restore wholeness, experience lasting joy, and develop our true potential. Six attributes anyone can use to initiate healing while reducing the occurrence of depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Practical actions to identify and eliminate sexual abuse tragedies. Together, we can break the silence, move through our trauma, and heal the pain...starting today!--Amazon.


Your everything is His anything! : expand your view of what prayer and faith can do / Jesse Duplantis.

Your everything is His anything! : expand your view of what prayer and faith can do / Jesse Duplantis.
Dr. Jesse Duplantis takes a status-quo-breaking look at Jesus Christ's teaching about asking anything in prayer in his latest book, Your Everything Is His Anything. You'll learn what Jesus really said about asking as Jesse challenges you to look to God's Word, dive into your own heart, and cast off whatever is holding you back from believing Christ's words.-Publisher's description.


We are the weather : saving the planet begins at breakfast / Jonathan Safran Foer.

We are the weather : saving the planet begins at breakfast / Jonathan Safran Foer.


The expedition : two parents risk life and family in an extraordinary quest to the South Pole / Chris Fagan.

The expedition : two parents risk life and family in an extraordinary quest to the South Pole / Chris Fagan.
Meet Chris and Marty--a married couple working on their careers, raising their only child, and chasing big adventures. At midlife, they suddenly find themselves weighing the responsibility of parenthood against the possibility of one more grand adventure, before their aging bodies and the warming continent of Antarctica further degrade. They ultimately decide it's time to pursue their biggest dream: Ski 570 miles from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole. With no guide or resupply. From the lush Pacific Northwest to the barren landscape of Antarctica, Chris and Marty embark on one of the hardest challenges on the planet. After three years of intense planning and training, including meticulous preparations for the care of their twelve-year-old son, they are ready. Experience a boundless white wonderland like no other on earth. Encounter life-threatening dangers lurking in the bitter cold. Feel the intensity of 220-pound sleds, relentless wind, 40-below temperatures, and mind-numbing isolation. This is not an average couples getaway. Chris and Marty go where few others have dared on the way to making history--stretching their bodies, minds, and marriage to the limit in the process. Riveting and inspiring, The Expedition is about the power of family and community, the adventurous spirit that dwells within us all, and breaking through to feel fully alive.--Publiusher's description.


The soul of care : the moral education of a husband and a doctor / Arthur Kleinman.

The soul of care : the moral education of a husband and a doctor / Arthur Kleinman.
When Dr. Arthur Kleinman, an eminent Harvard psychiatrist and social anthropologist, began caring for his wife, Joan, after she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, he found just how far the act of caregiving extended beyond the boundaries of medicine. In The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor, Kleinman delivers a deeply humane and inspiring story of his life in medicine and his marriage to Joan, and he describes the practical, emotional and moral aspects of caretaking. He also writes about the problems our society faces as medical technology advances and the cost of health care soars but caring for patients no longer seems important.


The education of Brett Kavanaugh : an investigation / Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly.

The education of Brett Kavanaugh : an investigation / Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly.
From New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, a deeper look at the formative years of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his confirmation--


Breathe : a letter to my sons / Imani Perry.

Breathe : a letter to my sons / Imani Perry.
Explores the terror, grace, and beauty of coming of age as a Black person in contemporary America and what it means to parent our children in a persistently unjust world. Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity. She admits fear and frustration for her African American sons in a society that is increasingly racist and at times seems irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer, and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love--finding beauty and possibility in life--and she exhorts her children and their peers to find the courage to chart their own paths and find steady footing and inspiration in Black tradition. Perry draws upon the ideas of figures such as James Baldwin, W. E. B. DuBois, Emily Dickinson, Toni Morrison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Ida B. Wells. She shares vulnerabilities and insight from her own life and from encounters in places as varied as the West Side of Chicago; Birmingham, Alabama; and New England prep schools. Breathe offers a broader meditation on race, gender, and the meaning of a life well lived and is also an unforgettable lesson in Black resistance and resilience--


Create with cork fabric : sew 17 upscale projects ; bags, accessories & home decor / Jessica Sallie Kapitanski.

Create with cork fabric : sew 17 upscale projects ; bags, accessories & home decor / Jessica Sallie Kapitanski.


Jelly filled, 18 quilts from 2 1/2" strips : all skill levels / Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique.

Jelly filled, 18 quilts from 2 1/2
Raid your fabric pantry! The best-selling author of Charm School is back with eighteen projects using precut 2 1/2 strips. Vanessa Goertzen's fabric recipes will help you cook up basic blocks and more advanced designs--triangles, log cabins, hexagons, and even curves--from precut strips. Slice into convenient fabric rolls, or create your own strips from yardage. Whether you are newer to quilting or a seasoned pro, you'll spend less time cutting, and more time creating!


The perfect pie : your ultimate guide to classic and modern pies, tarts, galettes, and more / America's Test Kitchen.

The perfect pie : your ultimate guide to classic and modern pies, tarts, galettes, and more /  America's Test Kitchen.
The Perfect Pie is the definitive guide to gorgeous pies and tarts. Maybe you want to master homespun pies that celebrate seasonal produce, or get creative with pastry-encased canvases for modern flavor profiles. No matter your pie preference, this collection will inspire you to bake. We've tested our way to the best techniques for building foolproof bakery-quality pies from the crust up: Learn how to create the flakiest pie crust from dough that's a breeze to roll. Become the expert in classics like Sweet Cherry Pie and also wow with pies that show off interesting flavors like Blueberry Earl Grey Pie (tea is infused into the filling and an adorning glaze) or Browned Butter Butternut Squash Pie with Sage. Make meringues that don't weep, or fruit filling for Deep-Dish Apple Pie that doesn't shrink under the tall-standing top crust. Discover the world of tarts like Chocolate-Hazelnut Raspberry Mousse Tart with looks that deceive its simplicity (we top crispy store-bought puff pastry with a quick mousse), sleek sesame brittle-decorated Chocolate-Tahini Tart, and rustic galettes. When you're ready to up your game, learn to design intricate pie tops (think: braided edges for Pecan Pie; a herringbone lattice pattern for Ginger Plum Pie; creative cutouts for Apricot, Vanilla Bean, and Cardamom Pie; and candied peanut clusters for Peanut Butter and Concord Grape Pie), fashion pies big (slab pies for a crowd) and small (muffin tin pies, jar pies, and pie pops), and use ingredients you never thought to put in pie like husk cherries or rose water. --Amazon.


Instant pot ace blender cookbook : foolproof recipes for the blender that also cooks / America's Test Kitchen.

Instant pot ace blender cookbook : foolproof recipes for the blender that also cooks / America's Test Kitchen.


Two peas & their pod cookbook : favorite everyday recipes from our kitchen / Maria Lichty with Rachel Holtzman ; photography by Colin Price.

Two peas & their pod cookbook : favorite everyday recipes from our kitchen / Maria Lichty with Rachel Holtzman ; photography by Colin Price.


Be healthy with yin yoga : the gentle way to free your body of everyday ailments and emotional stresses / Stefanie Arend.

Be healthy with yin yoga : the gentle way to free your body of everyday ailments and emotional stresses / Stefanie Arend.


The cookie collection : artisan baking for the cookie enthusiast / Brian Hart Hoffman.

The cookie collection : artisan baking for the cookie enthusiast / Brian Hart Hoffman.
Become a cookie connoisseur with a variety of flavors and cookie styles. From buttercream-filled sandwich cookies and berry-studded sugar cookies for summer to gingerbread and shortbread primed for the winter holidays, these recipes will see you through every season. Find all your chocolate chip-stuffed and caramel-filled favorites. With both classics and contemporary crowd-pleasers, this is the collection youll turn to time and time again. No matter the occasion, weve got you covered with cookies.


Bags : sew 18 stylish bags for every occasion / Anna Alicia ; photography by Anna Batchelor.

Bags : sew 18 stylish bags for every occasion / Anna Alicia ; photography by Anna Batchelor.
Whether you're a beginner crafter or experienced maker, this book will help you build on your skill level as you learn to make a range of bags from a simple drawstring tote to a stylish colour-block rucksack.


Seriously good salads : creative flavor combinations for nutritious, satisfying meals / Nicky Corbishley, founder of Kitchen Sanctuary.

Seriously good salads : creative flavor combinations for nutritious, satisfying meals / Nicky Corbishley, founder of Kitchen Sanctuary.
Gone are the days when salads were disappointing meals made with wilted lettuce and a few standard veggies. In [this book] Nicky Corbishley shares 75 of her favorite salads, all packed with fresh flavor, loaded with exciting toppings and covered with delectable dressings. -- Back cover.


But where do I put the couch? / Melissa Michaels and KariAnne Wood.

But where do I put the couch? /  Melissa Michaels and KariAnne Wood.
When you have a home decorating question, do you wish you had a team to consult? Michaels and Wood answer actual queries from their readers. With a little bit of humor and a whole lot of how-to, they provide solutions to everyday decorating dilemmas. You can do it-- once your couch is in place, of course! -- adapted from back cover


Homesick : a memoir / Jennifer Croft.

Homesick : a memoir / Jennifer Croft.


Fruit trees for every garden : an organic approach to growing apples, pears, peaches, plums, citrus, and more / Orin Martin with Manjula Martin ; photographs by Liz Birnbaum ; illustrations by Stephanie Zeiler Martin.

Fruit trees for every garden : an organic approach to growing apples, pears, peaches, plums, citrus, and more / Orin Martin with Manjula Martin ; photographs by Liz Birnbaum ; illustrations by Stephanie Zeiler Martin.


Shadowlands : fear and freedom at the Oregon standoff : a western tale of America in crisis / Anthony McCann.

Shadowlands : fear and freedom at the Oregon standoff : a western tale of America in crisis / Anthony McCann.
In 2016, a group of armed, divinely inspired right-wing protestors led by Ammon Bundy occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the high desert of eastern Oregon. Encamped in the shadowlands of the republic, insisting that the Federal government had no right to own public land, the occupiers were seen by a divided country as either dangerous extremists dressed up as cowboys, or as heroes insisting on restoring the rule of the Constitution. From the Occupation's beginnings, to the trials of the occupiers in federal court in downtown Portland and their tumultuous aftermaths, Shadowlands is the resonant, multifaceted story of one of the most dramatic flashpoints in the year that gave us Donald Trump. -- Provided by publisher.


This land : how cowboys, capitalism, and corruption are ruining the American West / Christopher Ketcham.

This land : how cowboys, capitalism, and corruption are ruining the American West / Christopher Ketcham.
The public lands of the western United States comprise some 450 million acres of grassland, steppe land, canyons, forests, and mountains. It's an American commons, and it is under assault as never before. Journalist Christopher Ketcham has been documenting the confluence of commercial exploitation and governmental misconduct in this region for over a decade. His revelatory book takes the reader on a journey across these last wild places, to see how capitalism is killing our great commons. Ketcham begins in Utah, revealing the environmental destruction caused by unregulated public lands livestock grazing, and exposing rampant malfeasance in the federal land management agencies, who have been compromised by the profit-driven livestock and energy interests they are supposed to regulate. He then turns to the broad effects of those corrupt politics on wildlife. He tracks the Department of Interior's failure to implement and enforce the Endangered Species Act -- including its stark betrayal of protections for the grizzly bear and the sage grouse -- and investigates the destructive behavior of U.S. Wildlife Services in their shocking mass slaughter of animals that threaten the livestock industry. Along the way, Ketcham talks with ecologists, biologists, botanists, former government employees, whistleblowers, grassroots environmentalists and other citizens who are fighting to protect the public domain for future generations. This Land is a colorful muckraking journey -- part Edward Abbey, part Upton Sinclair -- exposing the rot in American politics that is rapidly leading to the sell-out of our national heritage. --


White flights : race, fiction, and the American imagination / Jess Row.

White flights : race, fiction, and the American imagination / Jess Row.
White Flights is a meditation on whiteness in American fiction and culture from the end of the civil rights movement to the present. At the heart of the book, Jess Row ties white flight--The movement of white Americans into segregated communities, whether in suburbs or newly gentrified downtowns--to white writers setting their stories in isolated or emotionally insulated landscapes, from the mountains of Idaho in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping to the claustrophobic households in Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections. Row uses brilliant close readings of work from well-known writers such as Don DeLillo, Annie Dillard, Richard Ford, and David Foster Wallace to examine the ways these and other writers have sought imaginative space for themselves at the expense of engaging with race. White Flights aims to move fiction to a more inclusive place, and Row looks beyond criticism to consider writing as a reparative act. What would it mean, he asks, if writers used fiction to approach each other again? Row turns to the work of James Baldwin, Dorothy Allison, and James Alan McPherson to discuss interracial love in fiction, while also examining his own family heritage as a way to interrogate his position. A moving and provocative book that includes music, film, and literature in its arguments, White Flights is an essential work of cultural and literary criticism.--


Broke millennial takes on investing : a beginner's guide to leveling up your money / Erin Lowry.

Broke millennial takes on investing : a beginner's guide to leveling up your money / Erin Lowry.
A guide to investing basics by the author of Broke Millennial, for anyone who feels like they aren't ready (or rich enough) to get into the market Millennials want to learn how to start investing. The problem is that most have no idea where to begin. There's a significant lack of information out there catering to the concerns of new millennial investors, such as: *Should I invest while paying down student loans? *How do I invest in a socially responsible way? *What about robo-advisors and apps--are any of them any good? *Where can I look online for investment advice? In this second book in the Broke Millennial series, Erin Lowry answers those questions anddelivers all of the investment basics in one easy-to-digest package. Tackling topics ranging from common terminology to how to handle your anxiety toretirement savings and even how to actually buy and sell a stock, this hands-on guide will help any investment newbie become a confident player in the market on their way to building wealth--


The case against free speech : the First Amendment, fascism, and the future of dissent / P.E. Moskowitz.

The case against free speech : the First Amendment, fascism, and the future of dissent / P.E. Moskowitz.
There's a critical debate taking place over one of our most treasured rights: free speech. We argue about whether it's at risk, whether college students fear it, whether neo-Nazis deserve it, and whether the government is adequately upholding it.But as P. E. Moskowitz provocatively shows in The Case Against Free Speech, the term has been defined and redefined to suit those in power, and in recent years, it has been captured by the Right to push their agenda. What's more, our investment in the First Amendment obscures an uncomfortable truth: free speech is impossible in an unequal society where a few corporations and the ultra-wealthy bankroll political movements, millions of voters are disenfranchised, and our government routinely silences critics of racism and capitalism.Weaving together history and reporting from Charlottesville, Skokie, Standing Rock, and the college campuses where student protests made national headlines, Moskowitz argues that these flash points reveal more about the state of our democracy than they do about who is allowed to say what.Our current definition of free speech replicates power while dissuading dissent, but a new ideal is emerging. In this forcefully argued, necessary corrective, Moskowitz makes the case for speech as a tool--for exposing the truth, demanding equality, and fighting for all our civil liberties. - from the cover


Have you eaten grandma? : or, the life-saving importance of correct punctuation, grammar, and good English / Gyles Brandreth.

Have you eaten grandma? : or, the life-saving importance of correct punctuation, grammar, and good English / Gyles Brandreth.
Our language is changing, literary levels are declining, and our grasp of grammar is at a crisis point. From commas to colons, apostrophes to adverbs, there are countless ways we can make mistakes when writing or speaking. But do not despair! Great Britain's most popular grammar guru has created the ultimate modern manual for English speakers on both sides of the Atlantic. In this brilliantly funny and accessible guide to proper punctuation and so much more, Gyles Brandreth explores the linguistic horrors of our times, tells us what we've been doing wrong and shows us how, in the future, we can get it right every time. Covering everything from dangling participles to transitive verbs, from age-old conundrums like lay vs. lie, to the confounding influences of social media on our everyday language, Have You Eaten Grandma? is an endlessly useful and entertaining resource for all. -- Provided by publisher.~A style manual for English speakers on both sides of the Atlantic identifies the common mistakes and correct usage of everything from dangling participles to transitive verbs.


Respect : everything a guy needs to know about sex, love, and consent / Inti Chavez Perez ; translation by Stuart Tudball.

Respect : everything a guy needs to know about sex, love, and consent / Inti Chavez Perez ; translation by Stuart Tudball.
The world has changed, and the revelations of the #MeToo movement have raised serious questions about how men are raised to understand consent and their own sexuality. Respect is the first guide to sexual health and relationships built around consent. Inti Chavez Perez draws on his vast experience as a sex educator to lay out how to build positive, respectful relationships with friends and partners, and how consent factors in at every stage from introducing yourself to having healthy sexual relationships with others, all with the same frankness that guys have talking about sex with their friends. From gender identity and sexual orientation to body image and sexual health and more, Respect tells you everything you should know, and everything you would want to know--a book for guys to learn from and then go back to. --Amazon.com.


What it means to be moral : why religion is not necessary for living an ethical life / Phil Zuckerman.

What it means to be moral : why religion is not necessary for living an ethical life / Phil Zuckerman.


Choosing compassion : how to be of benefit in a world that needs our love / Anam Thubten.

Choosing compassion : how to be of benefit in a world that needs our love / Anam Thubten.
We see so much pain and injustice in the world--from racial discrimination to environmental degradation. How can we make a positive difference? Beloved Buddhist teacher Anam Thubten invites us to deepen our practice of compassion. Through personal practices that expand our awareness of connectedness with the world, we will be able to act with courage for the benefit of all. With characteristic warmth, Anam Thubten shares reflections, meditations, and practices that any reader--whether Buddhist or not--can embrace. He writes, If our hearts are open and we can bear witness to the suffering around us, we will be able to act from that and help relieve suffering in whatever small or big ways we can. It will not be insignificant, and our compassion will include all beings no matter how small they are. Each compassionate act will change us and will expand our boundaries and show us what transcendence means. Then, we will begin more and more to lose the feeling that we are separate from everybody else. In this way, we can widen the circle of love.--


The immoral majority : why evangelicals chose political power over Christian values / Ben Howe.

The immoral majority : why evangelicals chose political power over Christian values / Ben Howe.
In 2016, writer and filmmaker Ben Howe found himself disillusioned with the religious movement he'd always called home. In the pursuit of electoral victory, many American evangelicals embraced moral relativism and toxic partisanship. Whatever happened to the Moral Majority, who headed to Washington in the '80s to plant the flag of Christian values? Where were the Christian leaders that emerged from that movement and led the charge against Bill Clinton for his deception and unfaithfulness? Was all that a sham? Or have they just lost sight of why they wanted to win in the first place? From the 1980s scandals till today, evangelicals have often been caricatured as a congregation of judgmental and prudish rubes taken in by thundering pastors consumed with greed and lust for power. Did the critics have a point? In The Immoral Majority, Howe--still a believer and still deeply conservative--analyzes and debunks the intellectual dishonesty and manipulative rhetoric which evangelical leaders use to convince Christians to toe the Republican Party line. He walks us through the history of the Christian Right, as well as the events of the last three decades which led to the current state of the conservative movement at large. As long as evangelicals prioritize power over persuasion, Howe argues, their pews will be empty and their national influence will dwindle. If evangelicals hope to avoid cultural irrelevance going forward, it will mean valuing the eternal over the ephemeral, humility over ego, and resisting the seduction of political power, no matter the cost. The Immoral Majority demonstrates how the Religious Right is choosing the profits of this world at the cost of its soul--and why it's not too late to change course.


Disrupt, discredit, and divide : how the new FBI damages our democracy / Michael German.

Disrupt, discredit, and divide : how the new FBI damages our democracy / Michael German.


Stop self-sabotage : six steps to unlock your true motivation, harness your willpower, and get out of your own way / Dr. Judy Ho, PhD., ABPP.

Stop self-sabotage : six steps to unlock your true motivation, harness your willpower, and get out of your own way / Dr. Judy Ho, PhD., ABPP.
Have you ever had a deadline for a big work project, only to find yourself down to the wire because you spent too much time on social media? Or gotten excited about meeting someone new, only to convince yourself he isn't really interested? How many Januarys have you resolved that this is the year you're finally going to lose the weight, only to abandon your diet in just a few weeks? If these scenarios sound familiar, you are stuck in a cycle of self-sabotage. At one point or another, we've all done something that undermines our best interests and intentions. Even the most successful people get in their own way--often without realizing it. In Stop Self-Sabotage, licensed clinical psychologist, tenured professor, and television personality Dr. Judy Ho takes a fresh look at self-sabotage to help us answer two vital questions: Why do we do it? How do we stop? ombining therapeutically proven strategies with practical tools and self-assessments, Dr. Judy teaches you how to identify your triggers, modify your thoughts and behaviors, find your true motivation, and unlock your willpower to stop this vicious cycle in its tracks. Practical and transformative, Stop Self-Sabotage is your ultimate guide to jumpstart lasting, positive change and start living the life you want.--Amazon.


You throw like a girl : the blind spot of masculinity / Don McPherson.

You throw like a girl : the blind spot of masculinity / Don McPherson.
In You Throw Like a Girl, former Syracuse University quarterback and NFL veteran Don McPherson examines how the narrow definition of masculinity adversely impacts women and creates many 'blind spots' that hinder the healthy development of men. Dissecting the strict set of beliefs and behaviors that underpin our understanding of masculinity, he contends that we don't raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women. Using examples from his own life, including his storied football career, McPherson passionately argues that viewing violence against women as a 'women's issue' not just ignores men's culpability but conflates the toxicity of men's violence with being male. In You Throw Like a Girl, McPherson leads us beyond the blind spots and toward solutions, analyzing how we can engage men in a sustained dialogue, with a new set of terms that are aspirational and more accurately representative of the emotional wholeness of men.--Dust jacket flap.


Bingeworthy British television : the best Brit TV you can't stop watching / Sarah Cords and Jackie Bailey.

Isn't Downton Abbey better when you watch it with a friend? This book is every Anglophile's companion guide to the best British television to watch right now. No more wandering through your streaming services and guessing about which UK series you'd like best. In this guide you'll find information on more than 100 of your soon-to-be-favorite programs, including: how long it will take you to bingewatch each one, your favorite Brit actors and creators and their noteworthy performances, commentary on related shows that you might also enjoy, [and] must-know trivia. You'll also find insights from across the pond as co-authors Sarah Cords (the Yank) and Jackie Bailey (the Brit), chat over subjects of vital importance, like why British series are so much shorter than their American counterparts, what kind of sports are shown on British TV, and why there seem to be fewer guns in British programs (among many other topics). British TV is the best TV--and it's even better when you watch it with friends. Join us, won't you?--


In the name of the children : an FBI agent's relentless pursuit of the nation's worst predators / Jeffrey L. Rinek and Marilee Strong.

In the name of the children : an FBI agent's relentless pursuit of the nation's worst predators / Jeffrey L. Rinek and Marilee Strong.
FBI Agent Jeff Rinek, well-known for a number of high-profile investigations, including the Unabomber, the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard, and the Yosemite Park murders committed by a serial killer named Cary Stayner deeply personal account of what it's like to work cases when a missing child's life hangs in the balance or when a serial child killer must be identified and stopped before he kills again.


20 things I know for sure : principles for cultivating a peaceful life / Karen Casey.

20 things I know for sure : principles for cultivating a peaceful life / Karen Casey.
An exploration of what matters most about loss, unconditional love, security, surrender, powerlessness, peace, strength, and fear, helping readers make sense of their lives and how to travel further down their own spiritual paths--


Uproar : calm leadership in anxious times / Peter L. Steinke.

Uproar : calm leadership in anxious times / Peter L. Steinke.
If these are the times that test men's souls, never more than for the leader's ability to think clearly, to be present calmly, and to challenge effectively. It's a time when leaders cannot be as anxious as those they serve; otherwise, the system is leaderless. Anxiety flows down like water from a leaky pipe. To lead effectively we must understand the impact of powerful emotional forces on people's behavior, especially in anxious times. Uproar: Calm Leadership in Anxious Times helps leaders understand the powerful impact that emotional processes have on the people they lead. Peter Steinke, bestselling author of Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times draws on decades of work on system conflict and personal experiences to share real stories of challenges leaders have faced and how understanding the power of emotions has dramatically influenced their success. In this book, readers will observe important leadership characteristics such as separating oneself from the surrounding anxiety, making decisions based on principle and not instinct, taking responsibility for one's own emotional being, staying connected to others including those who disagree with you, being a non-anxious presence, focusing on emotional processes rather than the symptoms they produce, knowing people naturally influence one another, and recognizing leader and follower as complements. At the end of each chapter, there is a Leader's Notebook, a short section to illustrate, enrich or engage your thinking about leadership. As Steinke suggests, being anxious causes you to lose perspective, and leaders do their best thinking when they are not overly stressed and can think about options, doing their best work when they work on themselves. So where are you in your leadership journey? No matter where you are--beginning, middle or end-- this book will be one the most significant leadership books you'll read.


Be more Japan : the art of Japanese living.

Be more Japan : the art of Japanese living.
A celebration of all things Japan. Find out what makes Japanese culture unique, where to experience it for yourself and how to absorb some of its wisdom along the way.


The price we pay : what broke American health care--and how to fix it / Marty Makary, MD.

The price we pay : what broke American health care--and how to fix it / Marty Makary, MD.


Retire before mom & dad : the simple numbers behind a lifetime of financial freedom / Rob Berger.

It's time to claim your financial freedom. All you need is a roadmap to follow and you can create a life most people only dream about. A life free from financial stress. A life full of what matters most to you. In Retire Before Mom and Dad, you'll learn how to unlock the superpower inside of you that is capable of transforming almost any income into lasting financial freedom. And, you'll discover that it's not about scrimping and sacrificing to get there. Forbes Deputy Editor and Personal Finance Expert, Rob Berger, will teach you: The 5 money myths that are keeping you from a life of financial freedom; The step-by-step plan you need to save money without giving up your favorite hobbies; How the rule of 857 turns pocket change into thousands in savings; The superpower you have to become wealthy on just about any income; How to achieve financial freedom with AutoPilot investing; The 7 Levels of Financial Freedom and what it takes to reach each level. Change the way you see money. Instead of trying to buy happiness that is always one more purchase away, your money will buy your freedom. What you do with that freedom is up to you. You only have one life to live. Make it count. -- back cover.


Own your weird : an oddly effective way for finding happiness in work, life, and love / Jason Zook.

Own your weird : an oddly effective way for finding happiness in work, life, and love / Jason Zook.
Creative entrepreneur Jason Zook certainly walks the walk of owning his weird. He's had some crazy yet successful schemes -- he's made over a million dollars by having more than 1,600 companies pay him to wear their t-shirt (a project called I WearYour Shirt). Later he auctioned off his last name twice, for $50K each time. He then self-published his first book Creativity for Sale by nabbing sponsors and generating $75K in revenue. Now Own Your Weird is targeted to other potential out of the box thinkers who dream not only of doing work on their own terms, but also creating a meaningful life. Consider Jason your spirit guide, offering strategies for honing in on what makes you weird, recognizing when feedback is just another form of procrastination, and how to stop with social media already. There's a specific set of strategies and exercises that can help you prioritize your life over your business, by identifying your MMM (Minimum Monthly Magic) number. He also offers examples from his own life (how he got out of $124K worth of debt, escaped the pressure to have a big wedding, and has thrived on social media by primarily ignoring it). Own Your Weird is the permission slip you need to take that big risk. To finally chase down that big idea. And to let go of supposed to thoughts. See how life opens up when you break out of the blueprint.


Sharenthood : why we shoul think before we talk about our kids online / Leah A. Plunkett ; foreword by John Palfrey.

Sharenthood : why we shoul think before we talk about our kids online / Leah A. Plunkett ; foreword by John Palfrey.


She said : breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement / Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.

She said : breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement / Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.
From the Pulitzer-prize winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse comes the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.


Transaction man : the rise of the deal and the decline of the American dream / Nicholas Lemann.

Transaction man : the rise of the deal and the decline of the American dream / Nicholas Lemann.
A history of three economic and social thinkers and their impact on the American economy--


Poisoner in chief : Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA search for mind control / Stephen Kinzer.

Poisoner in chief : Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA search for mind control / Stephen Kinzer.


RIP GOP : how the new America is dooming the Republicans / Stanley B. Greenberg.

RIP GOP : how the new America is dooming the Republicans / Stanley B. Greenberg.
A leading pollster and adviser to America's most important political figures explains why the Republicans will crash in 2020. For decades the GOP has seen itself in an uncompromising struggle against a New America that is increasingly secular, racially diverse, and fueled by immigration. It has fought non-traditional family structures, ripped huge holes in the social safety net, tried to stop women from being independent, and pitted aging rural Evangelicals against the younger, more dynamic cities. Since the 2010 election put the Tea Party in control of the GOP, the party has condemned America to years of fury, polarization and broken government. The election of Donald Trump enabled the Republicans to make things even worse. All seemed lost. But the Republicans have set themselves up for a shattering defeat. In RIP GOP, Stanley Greenberg argues that the 2016 election hurried the party's imminent demise. Using amazing insights from his focus groups with real people and surprising revelations from his own polls, Greenberg shows why the GOP is losing its defining battle. He explores why the 2018 election, when the New America fought back, was no fluke. And he predicts that in 2020 the party of Lincoln will be left to the survivors, opening America up to a new era of renewal and progress--


The green New Deal : why the fossil fuel civilization will collapse by 2028, and the bold economic plan to save life on earth / Jeremy Rifkin.

The green New Deal : why the fossil fuel civilization will collapse by 2028, and the bold economic plan to save life on earth / Jeremy Rifkin.
A new vision for America's future is quickly gaining momentum. Facing a global emergency, a younger generation is spearheading a national conversation around a Green New Deal and setting the agenda for a bold political movement with the potential to revolutionize society. Millennials, the largest voting bloc in the country, are now leading on the issue of climate change. While the Green New Deal has become a lightning rod in the political sphere, there is a parallel movement emerging within the business community that will shake the very foundation of the global economy in coming years. Key sectors of the economy are fast-decoupling from fossil fuels in favor of ever cheaper solar and wind energies and the new business opportunities and employment that accompany them. New studies are sounding the alarm that trillions of dollars in stranded fossil fuel assets could create a carbon bubble likely to burst by 2028, causing the collapse of the fossil fuel civilization. The marketplace is speaking, and governments will need to adapt if they are to survive and prosper. In The Green New Deal, New York Times bestselling author and renowned economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin delivers the political narrative and economic plan for the Green New Deal that we need at this critical moment in history. The concurrence of a stranded fossil fuel assets bubble and a green political vision opens up the possibility of a massive shift to a post-carbon ecological era, in time to prevent a temperature rise that will tip us over the edge into runaway climate change. With twenty-five years of experience implementing Green New Deal-style transitions for both the European Union and the People's Republic of China, Rifkin offers his vision for how to transform the global economy and save life on Earth.


For the love of men : a new vision for mindful masculinity / Liz Plank.

For the love of men : a new vision for mindful masculinity / Liz Plank.


How your story sets you free / Heather Box and Julian Mocine-McQueen.

How your story sets you free /  Heather Box and Julian Mocine-McQueen.


A republic, if you can keep It / Neil Gorsuch with Jane Nitze and David Feder.

A republic, if you can keep It /  Neil Gorsuch with Jane Nitze and David Feder.
This rich collection offers Neil Gorsuch's most salient writings and speeches from his over three decades of thinking about the law as a student, practitioner, professor, judge, and now justice. For court watchers and the general public alike, it provides essential insight into his judicial philosophy and his views on the Constitution and the role of judges in our modern republic--


Everything is figureoutable / Marie Forleo.

Everything is figureoutable /  Marie Forleo.
Let's be honest--none of us were given an owner's manual at birth. If you're having trouble solving a problem or making a dream happen, the problem isn't you. It's not that you're not hardworking, intelligent or deserving, but that you haven't yet installed the one key belief that will change everything. My mom, who has the tenacity of a bulldog and curses like a truck driver, explained it to me this way, Nothing in life is that complicated. You can do whatever you set your mind to if you just roll up your sleeves, get in there, and do it. Everything is figureoutable. Whether you want to leave a dead end job, break an addiction, learn to dance, heal a relationship, grow a business, master your money, travel the globe, or solve world hunger, Everything is Figureoutable will train your brain to think more creatively and positively--especially in the face of setbacks. Inside, you'll learn: The simple practice that makes it 42% more likely you'll achieve your goals. How to overcome a lack of time and money. How to find two free hours a day. What to do if you're multipassionate and want to follow all your dreams. How to deal with criticism, haters, and imposter syndrome. How to tell the difference between fear and intuition. A fail-proof test to make the right decisions, especially in high-stakes situations. You'll also hear triumphant stories of everyday people confronting loss, illness, and heart-wrenching pain. Like the 23-year-old single mom with no education past 10th grade who used the Everything is Figureoutable philosophy to get her GED and then her bachelor's degree, and now she's in law school. I wrote this book because, if I got hit by a bus tomorrow, it's the one idea I'd want to leave behind. When I'm having a rough time or when a shitstorm comes to town, Everything is Figureoutable instantly turns things around. It's more than just a fun phrase to say. It's a philosophy of relentless optimism. A mindset. A mantra. A conviction. Most important, it's about to make you unstoppable--


Life of the party : poems / Olivia Gatwood.

Life of the party : poems / Olivia Gatwood.
...Olivia Gatwood is a thrilling new voice in contemporary feminist poetry. In Life of the Party, she weaves together her own coming of age with an investigation into our culture's romanticization of violence against women. In precise, searing language--at times blistering and riotous, at times soulful and exuberant--she explores the boundary between what is real and what is imagined in a life saturated with fear. How does one grow from a girl to a woman in a world wracked by violence? Where is the line between perpetrator and victim? What is the meaning of bravery? Visceral and haunting, this multifaceted collection illustrates that what happens to our bodies makes us who we are--


The will of the people : the revolutionary birth of America / T.H. Breen.

Over eight years of war, ordinary Americans accomplished something extraordinary. Far from the actions of the Continental Congress and the Continental Army, they took responsibility for the course of the revolution. They policed their neighbors, sent troops and weapons to distant strangers committed to the same cause, and identified friends and traitors. By taking up the reins of power but also setting its limits, they ensured America's success. In this strikingly original account, Breen restores these missing Americans to our founding and shows why doing so is essential for understanding why our revolution ended differently from other revolutions that have shaped the modern world. In the face of revolution's anger, fear, and passion--forgotten elements in effective resistance--these Americans preserved a political culture based on the rule of law. In the experiences of these unsung revolutionaries can be seen the creation of America's political identity.--


Nobody's victim : fighting psychos, stalkers, pervs, and trolls / Carrie Goldberg ; with Jeannine Amber.

Nobody's victim : fighting psychos, stalkers, pervs, and trolls / Carrie Goldberg ; with Jeannine Amber.
Nobody's Victim is an unflinching look at a hidden world most people don't know exists--one of stalking, blackmail, and sexual violence, online and off--and the incredible story of how one lawyer, determined to fight back, turned her own hell into a revolution. We are all a moment away from having our life overtaken by somebody hell-bent on our destruction. That grim reality--gleaned from personal experience and twenty years of trauma work--is a fundamental principle of Carrie Goldberg's cutting-edge victims' rights law firm. Riveting and an essential timely conversation-starter, Nobody's Victim invites readers to join Carrie on the front lines of the war against sexual violence and privacy violations as she fights for revenge porn and sextortion laws, uncovers major Title IX violations, and sues the hell out of tech companies, schools, and powerful sexual predators. Her battleground is the courtroom; her crusade is to transform clients from victims into warriors. In gripping detail, Carrie shares the diabolical ways her clients are attacked and how she, through her unique combination of advocacy, badass relentlessness, risk-taking, and client-empowerment, pursues justice for them all. There are stories about a woman whose ex-boyfriend made fake bomb threats in her name and caused a national panic; a fifteen-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on school grounds and then suspended when she reported the attack; and a man whose ex-boyfriend used a dating app to send more than 1,200 men to ex's home and work for sex. With breathtaking honesty, Carrie also shares her own shattering story about why she began her work and the uphill battle of building a business. While her clients are a diverse group--from every gender, sexual orientation, age, class, race, religion, occupation, and background--the offenders are not. They are highly predictable. In this book, Carrie offers a taxonomy of the four types of offenders she encounters most often at her firm: assholes, psychos, pervs, and trolls. If we recognize the patterns of these perpetrators, she explains, we know how to fight back. Deeply personal yet achingly universal, Nobody's Victim is a bold and much-needed analysis of victim protection in the era of the Internet. This book is an urgent warning of a coming crisis, a predictor of imminent danger, and a weapon to take back control and protect ourselves--both online and off.


My friend Anna : the true story of the fake heiress who conned me and half of New York City / Rachel DeLoache Williams.

My friend Anna : the true story of the fake heiress who conned me and half of New York City / Rachel DeLoache Williams.
From a photo editor at Vanity Fair comes the true account of her friendship with Anna Delvey--a woman posing as a German heiress who conned her out of $62,000--and her quest to obtain justice--


Country music : an illustrated history / Dayton Duncan ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel, Susan Shumaker, Pam Tubridy Baucom, and Emily Mosher ; design by Maggie Hinders.

Country music : an illustrated history / Dayton Duncan ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel, Susan Shumaker, Pam Tubridy Baucom, and Emily Mosher ; design by Maggie Hinders.
The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the 20th century--based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September 2019.


Bailey : no ordinary cat / Erin Merryn.

Bailey : no ordinary cat / Erin Merryn.
Meet the extraordinary cat who's melting hearts around the world. What is it about Bailey that has cat lovers and non-cat lovers alike clamoring for more? Perhaps it's his monk-like patience, his incredible bond with his human family, or his penchant for doing things that are demonstratively un-catlike ... Now, with this best-of collection of Bailey moments, you can carry your own pocket dose of sunshine wherever you go--Page [4] of cover.


Overtime : Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the crossroads of college football / John U. Bacon.

Overtime : Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the crossroads of college football / John U. Bacon.


Something deeply hidden : quantum worlds and the emergence of spacetime / Sean Carroll

Something deeply hidden : quantum worlds and the emergence of spacetime / Sean Carroll
Caltech physicist and New York Times bestselling author Sean Carroll shows that there are multiple copies of you. And everyone else. Really. Something Deeply Hidden begins with the news that physics is in a crisis. Quantum mechanics underlies all of modern physics but major gaps in the theory have been ignored since 1927. Science popularizers keep telling us how weird it is, how contradictory, how impossible it is to understand. Academics discourage students from working on the dead end of quantum foundations. Putting his professional reputation on the line, Carroll says that crisis can now come to an end. We just have to accept that there is more than one of us in the universe. There are many, many Sean Carrolls. Many of every one of us The Many Worlds Theory of quantum behavior says that every time there is a quantum event, a world splits off with everything in it the same, except in that other world the quantum event didn't happen. As you read this, you are splitting into multiple copies of yourself thousands of times per second. Step-by-step in Carroll's uniquely lucid way, he sets out the major objections to this utterly mind-blowing notion until his case is inescapably established. The holy grail of modern physics is reconciling quantum mechanics with Einstein's general relativity -- his theory of curved spacetime. Carroll argues that our refusal to face up to the mysteries of quantum mechanics has blinded us, and that spacetime and gravity naturally emerge from a deeper reality called the wave function. No book for a popular audience has attempted to make this radical argument. We're on the threshold of a new way of understanding the cosmos. --


Casting into the light : tales of a fishing life / Janet Messineo.

Casting into the light : tales of a fishing life / Janet Messineo.
Tales of a champion surfcaster: the education of a young woman hell-bent on following her dream and learning the mysterious and profound sport, and art, of surfcasting, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Janet Messineo knew from the get-go that she wanted to become a great fisherman. She knew she was as capable as any man of catching and landing a huge fish. It took years--and many terrifying nights alone on the beach in complete darkness, in search of a huge creature to pull out of the sea--for her to prove to herself and to the male-dominated fishing community that she could make her dream real.


The backstage of a dishwashing webshow / Keren Katz.

The backstage of a dishwashing webshow /  Keren Katz.
Rivi's been accepted to Mount Scopus Academy, where everyone reverts to who they were before. Escaping Mount Scopus is like escaping your dysfunctional childhood--you end up recreating it. Is that cute boy following her, or is she dating her father? The familiar has its own gravity; just don't fall for it. Even the best of us have daddy issues.--Amazon.com.


Ecological footprint : managing our biocapacity budget / by Mathis Wackernagel and Bert Beyers.

Ecological footprint : managing our biocapacity budget / by Mathis Wackernagel and Bert Beyers.
Ecological overshoot is shaping the 21st century. In Ecological Footprint, Mathis Wackernagel advises us to run our economies on regeneration, rather than by liquidating the planet. He explains the key tool for the job - Footprint and biocapacity accounting - and how it applies to companies, cities, and countries.--


What is a girl worth? : my story of breaking the silence and exposing the truth about Larry Nassar and USA gymnastics / Rachael Denhollander.

What is a girl worth? : my story of breaking the silence and exposing the truth about Larry Nassar and USA gymnastics / Rachael Denhollander.
Recipient of Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award and one of Time's 100 Most Influential People (2018) Who is going to tell these little girls that what was done to them matters? That they are seen and valued, that they are not alone and they are not unprotected? Rachael Denhollander's voice was heard around the world when she spoke out to end the most shocking scandal in US gymnastics history. The first victim to publicly accuse Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor who abused hundreds of young athletes, Rachael now reveals her full story for the first time. How did Nassar get away with it for so long? How did Rachael and the other survivors finally stop him and bring him to justice? And how can we protect the vulnerable in our own families, churches, and communities? What Is a Girl Worth? is the inspiring true story of Rachael's journey from an idealistic young gymnast to a strong and determined woman who found the courage to raise her voice against evil, even when she thought the world might not listen. This deeply personal and compelling narrative shines a spotlight on the physical and emotional impact of abuse, why so many survivors are reluctant to speak out, what it means to be believed, the extraordinary power of faith and forgiveness, and how we can learn to do what's right in the moments that matter most--


I see you : how love opens our eyes to invisible people / Terence Lester ; foreword by Dave Gibbons.

I see you : how love opens our eyes to invisible people / Terence Lester ; foreword by Dave Gibbons.


Amber revolution : how the world learned to love orange wine / by Simon J. Woolf ; photography by Ryan Opaz.

Amber revolution : how the world learned to love orange wine / by Simon J. Woolf ; photography by Ryan Opaz.
A must-have volume for all wine lovers and those who love orange wine. Written by renowned orange wine expert and award winning writer Simon J. Woolf, Amber Revolution is the world's first book to tell the full, forgotten story of this ancient wine (white wine made like a red wine) and its modern struggle to gain acceptance. It is a tale of lost identity, the fight for survival, and pioneering winemakers--from the Caucasus to the Adriatic. White grapes are left in contact with their skins for days, weeks or months during fermentation, creating stunning complexity, unusual aromas and intense flavors. The extended skin contact gives these wines bold amber, russet, or orange tints. The technique is ancient, but the hype is new and fast growing. This book includes profiles of 180 of the best producers from 20 countries worldwide and is crammed full of all the information you need to find the best orange wines worldwide together with tips for how to buy, enjoy, food-match and age them. Beautifully illustrated with over 150 specially commissioned photos, Amber Revolution is an essential reference work for any wine lover, sommelier, retailer or producer who loves orange wine.


Healthy as f*ck : how to get lean, stay healthy, and generally kick ass at life / Oonagh Duncan.

Healthy as f*ck : how to get lean, stay healthy, and generally kick ass at life / Oonagh Duncan.
For the reader who loved the approach to life in Girl, Wash Your Face but who tends to relate to the no-bullshit language of Unfu*k Yourself --


Powerhouses of Ohio high school football : the 50s and 60s / Tim Raab, foreword by Bobby Carpenter.

Powerhouses of Ohio high school football : the 50s and 60s / Tim Raab, foreword by Bobby Carpenter.
Author Tim Raab presents the champions, contenders, hearbreaks and heroics of Ohio high school football in the 1950's and 1960's.


Lasagna : a baked pasta cookbook / Anna Hezel and the Editors of Taste ; with recipes by Grace Parisi ; photographs by Dylan James Ho + Jeni Afuso.

Lasagna : a baked pasta cookbook / Anna Hezel and the Editors of Taste ; with recipes by Grace Parisi ; photographs by Dylan James Ho + Jeni Afuso.


The photo ark vanishing : the world's most vulnerable animals / Joel Sartore ; foreword by Elizabeth Kolbert.

The photo ark vanishing : the world's most vulnerable animals / Joel Sartore ; foreword by Elizabeth Kolbert.


Catwoman Volume 2, Far from Gotham / Joëlle Jones, Ram V, writers ; Fernando Blanco, Elena Casagrande, John Timms [and others], artsts ; .John Kalisz, John Timms, Jordie Bellaire, colorists ; Saida Temofonte, Josh Reed, letterers ; Joëlle Jones and Laura Allred, collection cover artists .

Catwoman Volume 2, Far from Gotham /  Joëlle Jones, Ram V, writers ; Fernando Blanco, Elena Casagrande, John Timms [and others], artsts ; .John Kalisz, John Timms, Jordie Bellaire, colorists ; Saida Temofonte, Josh Reed, letterers ; Joëlle Jones and Laura Allred, collection cover artists .
What's a cat burglar to do? When things went bad for her in Gotham, Selina Kyle picked up stakes and moved to set up a new life in Villa Hermosa. Things went about as well as they could for an international super-criminal, particularly now that Catwoman has established herself as a major player in her new town. Too bad the past always has a way of catching up with you. Gotham comes to Catwoman in the form of the Penguin, fresh from his most recent tussle with Batman, and he's not just looking to horn in on Selina's new scheme; he comes bearing hot goss about everything--and everyone--Selina tried to leave behind.--


Beginner's guide to kirigami : 24 skill-building projects using origami & papercrafting skills / Ghylenn Descamps.

Beginner's guide to kirigami : 24 skill-building projects using origami & papercrafting skills / Ghylenn Descamps.
Gives instructions for making 24 kirigami projects. Also offers tips on using papercrafting tools, paper selection, and folding techniques--


Taste of Home handmade Christmas.

Taste of Home handmade Christmas.
Handmade surprises touch hearts and make memories. From whimsical elves made of felt to clever greeting cards crafted at home, the inspired ideas in the all-new Taste of Home Handmade Christmas promise to make everyone's holiday merry and bright. Whether you're new to crafting or a longtime pro, you'll enjoy projects such as Magnolia Leaf Wreath, Memory Wire Bracelets and so many others. These are the crafts you'll enjoy creating for family, friends, neighbors, teachers - everyone on your Christmas list. -- Provided by publisher.


50 simple indoor miniature gardens : decorating your home with indoor plants / Catherine Delvaux.

50 simple indoor miniature gardens : decorating your home with indoor plants / Catherine Delvaux.
Learn how the smallest window sill, the tiniest balcony, or a sliver of space on a bookcase can be adorned by thriving greenery! This book is the inspiration you need to make your small living space greener--whether you rent a small apartment, own a small home, or just want to bring some living color to your indoor space. 50 Simple Indoor Miniature Gardens is filled with 50 inventive micro-garden ideas that were specifically selected for their simplicity and easy upkeep. You'll find terrariums, mini greenhouses, hanging plants, and other original compositions among these stunning garden projects. Create and maintain a variety of charming and low-maintenance mini indoor gardens, whether you prefer succulents, cacti, greenery, flowering plants, vegetables, or orchids! The chosen plants within these pages are all inexpensive, easy to find at your local garden center, and can each thrive with simple care. But the containers and displays are creative and out-of-the-box! Long gone are the days of the basic terracotta pot. Recycle and transform everyday objects into amazing and beautiful plant displays, from glass jars and tin cans to sieves, seashells, and even old chairs! Think of 50 Simple Indoor Miniature Gardens as a visual recipe book to help you create and modify your own personal mini garden. You'll learn how to transform unique items into decorative plant containers, grow inspired with the beautiful photography and helpful tips, and awaken the creative gardener in you!--provided by publisher.


Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know / Malcolm Gladwell.

Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know / Malcolm Gladwell.
In this thoughtful treatise spurred by the 2015 death of African-American academic Sandra Bland in jail after a traffic stop, New Yorker writer Gladwell (The Tipping Point) aims to figure out the strategies people use to assess strangers-to analyze, critique them, figure out where they came from, figure out how to fix them, in other words: to understand how to balance trust and safety. He uses a variety of examples from history and recent headlines to illustrate that people size up the motivations, emotions, and trustworthiness of those they don't know both wrongly and with misplaced confidence.


Lifespan : why we age--and why we don't have to / David A. Sinclair, Ph.D., A.O. with Matthew D. LaPlante ; illustrations by Catherine L. Delphia.

Lifespan : why we age--and why we don't have to / David A. Sinclair, Ph.D., A.O. with Matthew D. LaPlante ; illustrations by Catherine L. Delphia.
From an acclaimed Harvard professor and one of Time's most influential people, this paradigm-shifting book shows how almost everything we think we know about aging is wrong, offers a front-row seat to the amazing global effort to slow, stop, and reverse aging, and calls readers to consider a future where aging can be treated--~From an acclaimed Harvard professor and one of Time's most influential people, this paradigm-shifting book shows how almost everything we think we know about aging is wrong, offers a front-row seat to the amazing global effort to slow, stop, and reverse aging, and calls readers to consider a future where aging can be treated. For decades, experts have believed that we are at the mercy of our genes, and that natural damage to our genes--the kind that inevitably happens as we get older--makes us become sick and grow old. But what if everything you think you know about aging is wrong? What if aging is a disease--and that disease is treatable? In Lifespan, one of the world's foremost experts on aging and genetics reveals a groundbreaking new theory that will forever change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it. Aging isn't immutable; we can have far more control over it than we realize. This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the frontlines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughs--many from Dr. David Sinclair's own lab--that demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, the genetic clock. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes--the decedents of an ancient survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Dr. Sinclair shares the emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes--such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, and exercising with the right intensity--that have been shown to help lead to longer lives. Lifespan provides a roadmap for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future when humankind is able to live to be 100 years young--


How to fight anti-Semitism / Bari Weiss.

How to fight anti-Semitism /  Bari Weiss.
No longer the exclusive province of the far right and far left, anti-semitism finds a home in identity politics and the reaction against identity politics, in the renewal of America first isolationism and the rise of one-world socialism. An ancient hatred increasingly allowed into modern political discussion, anti-semitism has been migrating toward the mainstream in dangerous ways, amplified by social media and a culture of conspiracy that threatens us all. This timely book is Weiss's cri de couer: an unnerving reminder that Jews must never lose their hard-won instinct for danger, and a powerful case for renewing Jewish and liberal values to guide us through this uncertain moment. Not just for the sake of America's Jews, but for the sake of America--


Tools and weapons : the promise and the peril of the digital age / Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne.

Tools and weapons : the promise and the peril of the digital age / Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne.
In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne take us into the cockpit of one of the world's largest and most powerful tech companies as it finds itself in the middle of some of the thorniest emerging issues of our time. These are challenges that come with no preexisting playbook, including privacy, cybercrime and cyberwar, social media, the moral conundrums of artificial intelligence, big tech's relationship to inequality, and the challenges for democracy, far and near. While in no way a self-glorifying Microsoft memoir, the book pulls back the curtain remarkably wide onto some of the company's most crucial recent decision points, as it strives to protect the hopes technology offers against the very real threats it also presents. There are huge ramifications for communities and countries, and Brad Smith provides a thoughtful and urgent contribution to that effort--


The education of an idealist : a memoir / Samantha Power.

The education of an idealist : a memoir / Samantha Power.
In her memoir, Power offers an urgent response to the question What can one person do?--and a call for a clearer eye, a kinder heart, and a more open and civil hand in our politics and daily lives. The Education of an Idealist traces Power's distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official. -- From Amazon.com summary.


The accusation : blood libel in an American town / Edward Berenson.

The accusation : blood libel in an American town / Edward Berenson.


The wonder weeks : a stress-free guide to your baby's behavior / Hetty van de Rijt, PhD, and Fran X. Plooij, PhD with Xaviera Plas-Plooij.

The wonder weeks : a stress-free guide to your baby's behavior / Hetty van de Rijt, PhD, and Fran X. Plooij, PhD with Xaviera Plas-Plooij.


Open Borders Inc. : who's funding America's destruction? / Michelle Malkin.

Open Borders Inc. : who's funding America's destruction? / Michelle Malkin.
Follow the money, find the truth. That's Michelle Malkin's journalistic mantra, and in her stunning new book, Open Borders Inc., she puts it to work with a shocking, comprehensive exposé of who's behind our immigration crisis. -- From Amazon.com summary.


The soulful art of persuasion : the 11 habits that will make anyone a master influencer / Jason Harris.

The soulful art of persuasion : the 11 habits that will make anyone a master influencer / Jason Harris.
The Soulful Art of Persuasion is a revolutionary guide to becoming a master influencer in the age of distrust through the cultivation of character-building habits that are essential to personal growth and sustained business success. Jason Harris, CEO and President of one of the nation's fastest growing and most successful creative agencies, Mekanism, argues that genuine persuasion in the 21st century is about developing character rather than relying on the easy tactics of flattery, manipulation, and short-term gains. It is about engaging rather than insisting and listening versus exploiting; it is about developing empathy and communicating your values. Most importantly, it is about winning others over to your point of view by understanding their needs rather than focusing on the pursuit of self-centered goals. Based on his experience in and out of the boardroom, and drawing on the latest research on trust, influence, and habit formation, Harris shows that to be persuasive in a culture plagued by deception means rejecting the ethos of the quick sell or the temptation to close, and embracing the commitment of putting your true self forward for the long game. Through instructive and entertaining stories, Harris lays out the 11 habits that will guide readers to become authentically persuasive, including Developing a curiosity about other people . Becoming the person others want to be around. Practicing generosity through gestures big and small, and Earning respect through collaboration rather than intimidation Persuasion today is about collaboration rather than winning. It is about personal excellence, sharing the stage and respecting other people's motivations and values. In The Soulful Art of Persuasion, Jason Harris helps to show us the way--


Audience of one : Donald Trump, television, and the fracturing of America / James Poniewozik.

Audience of one : Donald Trump, television, and the fracturing of America / James Poniewozik.
A generational work that, using television, reframes America's identity through the rattled mind of a septuagenarian, insomniac, cable-news-junkie president. In the tradition of great cultural figures like Marshall McLuhan and Neil Postman, New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik traces the history of television and mass media from the early 1980s to today, and demonstrates how a volcanic, camera- hogging antihero merged with America's most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president. Beginning where Postman left off, Audience of One weaves together two compelling stories. The first charts the seismic evolution of television from a monolithic mass medium, with three mainstream networks, into today's fractious confederation of spite-and-insult media subcultures. The second examines Donald Trump himself, who took advantage of these historic changes to constantly reinvent himself: from boastful cartoon zillionaire; to 1990s self-parodic sitcom fixture; to The Apprentice-reality-TV star; and, finally, to Twitter-mad, culture-warring demagogue. A trenchant, often slyly hilarious, work, Audience of One provides an eye- opening history of American media and a sobering reflection of the raucous, gorillas-are always-fighting culture we've now become--


Rebooting AI : building artificial intelligence we can trust / Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis.

Rebooting AI : building artificial intelligence we can trust / Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis.
Two leaders in the [artificial intelligence] field offer a compelling analysis of the current state of the art and reveal the steps we must take to achieve a truly robust artificial intelligence. -- From book jacket.


Yale needs women : how the first group of girls rewrote the rules of an Ivy League giant / Anne Gardiner Perkins.

Yale needs women : how the first group of girls rewrote the rules of an Ivy League giant / Anne Gardiner Perkins.
Yale University, along with the rest of the Ivy League, kept its gates closed to women until the class of 1969. The reason for letting them in? As an incentive for men to attend. Yale Needs Women is the story of why the most elite schools in the nation refused women for so long, and what the first women to enter those halls faced when they stepped onto campus--


What they meant for evil : how a lost girl of Sudan found healing, peace, and purpose in the midst of suffering / Rebecca Deng with Ginger Kolbaba.

What they meant for evil : how a lost girl of Sudan found healing, peace, and purpose in the midst of suffering / Rebecca Deng with Ginger Kolbaba.
Shares the author's story of how she fled the Sudan in 2000 and came to the United States as an unaccompanied refugee child, including how she survived gunfire, human and animal predators, hunger, and illness.


The Meritocracy trap : how America's foundational myth feeds inequality, dismantles the middle class, and devours the elite / Daniel Markovits.

The Meritocracy trap : how America's foundational myth feeds inequality, dismantles the middle class, and devours the elite / Daniel Markovits.
As the author reveals the inner workings of the meritocratic machine, he also illuminates the first steps outward, towards a new world that might once again afford dignity and prosperity to the American people.


Chasing my cure : a doctor's race to turn hope into action : a memoir / David Fajgenbaum.

Chasing my cure : a doctor's race to turn hope into action : a memoir / David Fajgenbaum.
The inspiring memoir of a young doctor and former college athlete who became a champion for people suffering from rare, under-researched diseases--all while battling his own. A former Georgetown quarterback nicknamed 'The Beast,' David Fajgenbaum was also a force in medical school, where he was known for his unmatched mental stamina. But things changed dramatically when he began suffering from inexplicable fatigue. In a matter of weeks, his organs were failing and he was read his last rites. Doctors were baffled over a condition they had yet to even diagnose; floating in and out of consciousness, Fajgenbaum prayed for the equivalent of game day overtime: a second chance. Miraculously, Fajgenbaum survived, but only to endure repeated near-death relapses from what would eventually be identified as a form of Castleman disease--an extremely deadly and rare condition that acts like a cross between cancer and an autoimmune disease. When he relapsed on the only drug in development and realized that the medical community was unlikely to make progress in time to save his life, Fajgenbaum turned his desperate hope for a cure into concrete action: between hospitalizations he studied his own charts and tested his own blood samples, looking for clues that could unlock a new treatment. With the help of family, friends and mentors, he also reached out to other Castleman disease patients and physicians, and eventually came up with an ambitious plan to crowdsource the most promising research questions and recruit world-class researchers to tackle them; instead of waiting for the scientific stars to align, he proposed to align them himself. More than five years later and now married to his college sweetheart, his hard work has paid off: a treatment that he identified has induced a tentative remission and his novel approach to collaborative scientific inquiry has become a blueprint for advancing rare disease research. His incredible story demonstrates the potency of hope, and what can happen when forces of determination, love, family, faith and serendipity collide--


We are the nerds : the birth and tumultuous life of Reddit, the internet's culture laboratory / Christine Lagorio-Chafkin.

We are the nerds : the birth and tumultuous life of Reddit, the internet's culture laboratory / Christine Lagorio-Chafkin.
A riveting look inside Reddit, the wildly popular, often misunderstood website, whose intensely-engaged users have changed the culture of the Internet'a must-read for anyone hoping to make sense of the century ahead (Ashlee Vance, bestselling author of Elon Musk). Reddit hails itself as the front page of the Internet. It's the third most-visited website in the United States'and yet, millions of Americans have no idea what it is. We Are the Nerds is an engrossing look deep inside this captivating, maddening enterprise, whose army of obsessed users have been credited with everything from solving cold case crimes and spurring tens of millions of dollars in charitable donations to seeding alt-right fury and landing Donald Trump in the White House. We Are the Nerds is a gripping start-up narrative: the story of how Reddit's founders, Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, rose up from their suburban childhoods to become millionaires and create an icon of the digital age'before seeing the site engulfed in controversies and nearly losing control of it for good. Based on Christine Lagorio-Chafkin's exclusive access to founders Ohanian and Huffman, We Are the Nerds is also a compelling exploration of the way we all communicate today'and how we got here. Reddit and its users have become a mirror of the Internet: it has dingy corners, shiny memes, malicious trolls, and a sometimes heart-melting ability to connect people across cultures, oceans, and ideological divides.


The only plane in the sky : an oral history of 9/11 / Garrett M. Graff.

The only plane in the sky : an oral history of 9/11 / Garrett M. Graff.
Over the last eighteen years, much has been written and said about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the profound impact they had on America and the world. But those names, stories, and memories have never before been collected in one place to tell the full, 360-degree story of what happened that day, and in the days after.


Your battles belong to the Lord : know your enemy and be more than a conqueror / Joyce Meyer.

Your battles belong to the Lord : know your enemy and be more than a conqueror / Joyce Meyer.
Argues that the devil is real and active in the world today and is the true source of many people's struggles, and explains how you can overcome the devil and live a life of peace, freedom, faith, and victory.


Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS / Azadeh Moaveni.

Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS / Azadeh Moaveni.
In early 2014, the Islamic State clinched its control of Raqqa in Syria. Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, urged Muslims around the world to come join the caliphate. Witnessing the brutal oppression of the Assad regime in Syria, and moved to fight for justice, thousands of men and women heeded his call. At the heart of this story is a cast of unforgettable young women who responded. Emma, from Germany; Sharmeena from Bethnal Green, London; Nour from Tunis: these were women--some still in high school--from urban families, some with university degrees and bookshelves filled with novels by Jane Austen and Dan Brown; many with cosmopolitan dreams of travel and adventure. But instead of finding a land of justice and piety, they found themselves trapped within the most brutal terrorist regime of the twenty-first century, a world of chaos and upheaval and violence. What is the line between victim and collaborator? How do we judge these women who both suffered and inflicted intense pain? What role is there for Muslim women in the West? In what is bound to be a modern classic of narrative nonfiction, Moaveni takes us into the school hallways of London, kitchen tables in Germany, the coffee shops in Tunis, the caliphate's OB/GYN and its Guest House for Young Widows--where wives of the fallen waited to be remarried--to demonstrate that the problem called terrorism is a far more complex, political, and deeply relatable one than we generally admit--


Eyes to the wind : a memoir of love and death, hope, and resistance / Ady Barkan.

Eyes to the wind : a memoir of love and death, hope, and resistance / Ady Barkan.
At thirty-two, Ady Barkan had everything he wanted: a fulfilling career in the progressive movement, a brilliant wife, and a beautiful newborn son. Then his luck ran out. What he thought might be carpal tunnel was in fact ALS, a neurological disease that would probably paralyze and kill him quickly. But then, with his life slipping away and American democracy under grave threat, he turned a devastating diagnosis into his most potent tool. [This book] is a rousing memoir featuring intertwining narratives about determination, perseverance, and now to live a life of purpose. The first traces Ady's battle with ALS. The second shows his journey from a goofy political nerd to a prominent figure in the progressive movement, becoming one of today's most vocal advocates for social justice. [This book] is an evocative and unforgettable memoir about activism, dedication, love and hope. -- Book jacket flap.


Will my cat eat my eyeballs? : big questions from tiny mortals about death / Caitlin Doughty, Illustrations by Dianné Ruz.

Will my cat eat my eyeballs? : big questions from tiny mortals about death / Caitlin Doughty, Illustrations by Dianné Ruz.
Best-selling author and licensed mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition. Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut's body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral? In the tradition of Randall Munroe's What If?, Doughty's new book, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, blends her scientific understanding of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five urgent questions posed by her youngest fans. Readers will learn what happens if you die on an airplane, the best soil for mummifying your dog, and whether or not you can preserve your friend's skull as a keepsake. Featuring illustrations from Dianne Ruz, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? will delight anyone interested in the fascinating truth about what will happen (to our bodies) after we die--


 

 

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