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EAT JOY : STORIES & COMFORT FOOD FROM 31 CELEBRATED WRITERS
" This collection of intimate, illustrated essays by some of America's most well-regarded literary writers explores how comfort food can help us cope with dark times--be it the loss of a parent, the loneliness of a move, or the pain of heartache"--Amazon.
FUN BOOK
917.4721 NEW
A year-long guide to recreation and entertainment on Long Island and New York City.
THE GUIDE TO CRAFT BEER
"A pocket guide to understanding, appreciating, and exploring craft beer. Includes a summary of the craft beer revolution in America. Overview of brewing ingredients, tasting information, and resources for the beer enthusiast. Includes 80+ styles of beer, food pairings, and a beer log to record tasting adventures"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO COCKTAIL : RECIPES AND TECHNIQUES FOR BUILDING THE BEST DRINKS
Cocktail making is part art and part science--just like cooking. The first-ever cocktail book from America's Test Kitchen brings our objective, kitchen-tested and -perfected approach to the craft of making cocktails. You always want your cocktail to be something special--whether you're in the mood for a simple Negroni, a properly muddled Caipirinha, or a big batch of Margaritas or Bloody Marys with friends. After rigorous recipe testing, we're able to reveal not only the ideal ingredient proportions and best mixing technique for each drink, but also how to make homemade tonic for your Gin and Tonic, and homemade sweet vermouth and cocktail cherries for your Manhattan. And you can't simply quadruple any Margarita recipe and have it turn out right for your group of guests--to serve a crowd, the proportions must change. You can always elevate that big-batch Margarita, though, with our Citrus Rim Salt or Sriracha Rim Salt. How to Cocktail offers 150 recipes that range from classic cocktails to new America's Test Kitchen originals. Our two DIY chapters offer streamlined recipes for making superior versions of cocktail cherries, cocktail onions, flavored syrups, rim salts and sugars, bitters, vermouths, liqueurs, and more. And the final chapter includes a dozen of our test cooks' favorite cocktail-hour snacks. All along the way, we solve practical challenges for the home cook, including how to make an array of cocktails without having to buy lots of expensive bottles, how to use a Boston shaker, what kinds of ice are best and how to make them, and much more.
LONG WALK HOME : REFLECTIONS ON BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
"Bruce Springsteen might be the quintessential American rock musician but his songs have resonated with fans from all walks of life and from all over the world. This unique collection features reflections from a diverse array of writers who explain what Springsteen means to them and describe how they have been moved, shaped, and challenged by his music. Contributors to Long Walk Home include novelists like Richard Russo, rock critics like Greil Marcus and Gillian Gaar, and other noted Springsteen scholars and fans such as A. O. Scott, Peter Ames Carlin, and Paul Muldoon. They reveal how Springsteen's albums served as the soundtrack to their lives while also exploring the meaning of his music and the lessons it offers its listeners. The stories in this collection range from the tale of how "Growin' Up" helped a lonely Indian girl adjust to life in the American South to the saga of a group of young Australians who turned to Born to Run to cope with their country's 1975 constitutional crisis. These essays examine the big questions at the heart of Springsteen's music, demonstrating the ways his songs have resonated for millions of listeners for nearly five decades. Commemorating the Boss's seventieth birthday, Long Walk Home explores Springsteen's legacy and provides a stirring set of testimonials that illustrate why his music matters."-- Publisher's website.
MODERN LOVE : TRUE STORIES OF LOVE, LOSS, AND REDEMPTION
"50 Irresistible True Accounts of Love in the Twenty-first Century. A young woman wryly describes a relationship that races from start to finish almost entirely via text messages. A Casanova is jilted after an idyllic three weeks and learns the hard way that the woman is, well, just not that into him. An overweight woman in a sexless marriage wrestles with the rules of desire. A young man recounts the high-wire act of sharing the woman he loves with both her husband and another boyfriend. A female sergeant in the Missouri National Guard, fresh from Iraq, tells what she is not supposed to tell about the woman she is not allowed to love. These are just a few of the people whose stories are included in Modern Love, a collection of the fifty most revealing, funny, stirring essays from the New York Times's popular "Modern Love" column. Editor Daniel Jones has arranged these tales to capture the ebb and flow of relationships, from seeking love and tying the knot to having children and finding love that endures. (Cynics and melancholics can skip right to the section on splitting up.) Taken together, these essays show through a modern lens how love drives, haunts, and enriches us. For anyone who's loved, lost, stalked an ex, or made a lasting connection, and for the voyeur in all of us, Modern Love is the perfect match."--Publisher's website.
THE PEANUTS PAPERS : WRITERS AND CARTOONISTS ON CHARLIE BROWN, SNOOPY & THE GANG, AND THE MEANING OF LIFE
In The Peanuts Papers, thirty-three writers and artists reflect on the deeper truths of Schulzs deceptively simple comic, its impact on their lives and art and on the broader culture. These essays show just how much Peanuts means to its many admirers and the ways it invites us to ponder how to survive and still be a decent human being in an often bewildering world. Featuring essays, memoirs, poems, and two original comic strips.
PECULIAR QUESTIONS AND PRACTICAL ANSWERS : A LITTLE BOOK OF WHIMSY AND WISDOM FROM THE FILES OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
"The New York Public Library staff answers questions remarkable and preposterous, with illustrations by Barry Blitt. Have you've ever wondered if you can keep an octopus in a private home? Do you spend your time thinking about how much Napoleon's brain weighed? If so, Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers is the book for you. The New York Public Library has been fielding questions like these ever since it was founded in 1895. Of course, some of the questions have left the librarians scratching their heads... "In what occupations may one be barefooted?" "What time does a bluebird sing?" "What does it mean when you're being chased by an elephant?" "What kind of apple did Eve eat?" "How many neurotic people are there in the U.S.?" In Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers, the staff of the NYPL has dug through the archives to find thoughtful and often witty answers to over one hundred of the oddest, funniest, and most whimsical questions the library has received since it began record-keeping over seventy-five years ago. One of The New Yorker's best-known and beloved illustrators, Barry Blitt, has created watercolors that bring many of the questions hilariously to life in a book that answers, among others, the question "Does anyone have a copyright on the Bible?""-- Provided by publisher.
SCOTT STANDARD POSTAGE STAMP CATALOGUE
Presents a six-volume catalogue showing postage stamps from the United States, the United Nations, and the other countries of the world and their current values.
WOMEN : THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IMAGE COLLECTION
"#MeToo. #GirlBoss. Time's Up. From Silicon Valley to politics and beyond, women are reshaping our world. Now, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, this bold and inspiring book from National Geographic mines 130 years of photography to showcase their past, their present, and their future. With 300+ stunning images from more than 50 countries, each page of this glorious book offers compelling testimony about what it means to be female, from historic suffragettes to the haunting, green-eyed 'Afghan girl.' Organized around chapter themes like grit, love, and joy, the book features brand-new commentary from a wide swath of luminaries including Laura Bush, Gloria Allred, Roxane Gay, Melinda Gates, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, and the founders of the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements. Each is accompanied by a bold new portrait, shot by acclaimed NG photographer Erika Larsen. The ultimate coffee table book, this iconic collection provides definitive proof that the future is female." -- Goodreads.com.
WOMENTALITY : THIRTEEN EMPOWERING STORIES BY EVERYDAY WOMEN WHO SAID GOODBYE TO THE WORKPLACE AND HELLO TO THEIR LIVES
"Womentality: Thirteen Empowering Stories by Everyday Women Who Said Goodbye to the Workplace and Hello to Their Lives is a collection of powerful, personal essays from enterprising women around the world who came to the same realization: work shouldn’t have to be painful and demeaning. Armed with an internet connection and plenty of creativity and ingenuity, they prove that it is possible to redefine the nine-to-five work paradigm and create a flourishing career that is flexible and fulfilling outside the corporate structure. The thirteen women―from diverse countries such as Uganda, Venezuela, Poland, Palestine, and the Philippines―approach independent work in different ways, but are all motivated by the same impulses―to escape the drudgery of office life, to have control of their time, and to enjoy the freedom of working for themselves. Importantly, many discover that―outside of the office―it is possible to triumph over global pay disparities that favor men."-- Amazon.
MONEY WITHOUT BOUNDARIES : HOW BLOCKCHAIN WILL FACILITATE THE DENATIONALIZATION OF MONEY
by Anderson, Thomas J. (Certified investment management analyst), author.
332.178 AND
HOME WORK : A MEMOIR OF MY HOLLYWOOD YEARS
by Andrews, Julie, author.
B ANDREWS
With this second memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years, Andrews picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her phenomenal rise to fame in her earliest films--Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Andrews describes her years in the film industry -- from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. Not only does she discuss her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television, she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, the end of her first marriage, embracing two stepchildren, adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards. The pair worked together in numerous films, including Victor/Victoria, the gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations. Cowritten with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and told with Andrews's trademark charm and candor, Home Work takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an extraordinary life that is funny, heartrending, and inspiring.
WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT DRY EYE : HOW TO PREVENT, STOP, OR REVERSE DRY EYE DISEASE
While the condition known as dry eye may sound like a minor problem, it can cause tremendous discomfort, even pain. Worse, this disorder can lead to eye fatigue, blurred vision, and difficulty driving, especially at night. In a healthy eye, lubricating tears continuously bathe the cornea―the dome-shaped outer surface of the eye. These tears provide a layer of liquid protection from the environment while nourishing the cells, keeping the eyes comfortable, and helping the eyes function properly. But when tears are not of adequate quality or quantity, dry eye disease occurs. Written by optometrist Jeffrey Anshel, What You Must Know About Dry Eye is divided into two parts. Part One begins by explaining the anatomy of the eye and how it works. It then focuses on dry eye―what the condition is, what causes it, how it impacts vision, and how it is diagnosed. In Part Two, this book examines a full range of treatments. First, it looks at conventional therapies, from over-the-counter artificial tears to prescription drugs. It then guides the reader in using smart nutrition and a proven supplement plan to relieve dry eye while making the eyes healthier, more comfortable, and able to see more clearly. If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from dry eye, you know that this disorder can affect both your feeling of well-being and your ability to function in the world. What You Must Know About Dry Eye tells you how to relieve this common condition while improving and safeguarding your vision.
AVEDON ADVERTISING
by Avedon, Richard, photographer.
Q 770 AVE
Richard Avedon was one of the most sought-after and influential advertising photographers in America from the 1940s to the beginning of the 21st century, creating work that exemplified Madison Avenue at the height of its influence in world culture. Working with a talented cadre of models, copy writers, and art directors, Avedon made images that enticed consumers to embrace the new, especially in the areas of fashion and beauty, with campaigns for Revlon, Chanel, Calvin Klein, Dior, and Versace, among many others. Avedon Advertising tells this story, reproducing memorable ads that range from the buoyant 1940s and 1950s, when post-war prosperity opened up new experiences to consumers through the explosive ’60s and into the era defined by celebrity culture and global brand awareness. -- Amazon.com
THE ACID WATCHER COOKBOOK : 100+ DELICIOUS RECIPES TO PREVENT AND HEAL ACID REFLUX DISEASE
"By following the simple guidelines laid out in The Acid Watcher Cookbook, you will be able to enjoy dishes that had previously exacerbated your acid reflux symptoms, putting an end to the years of acid damage without leaving you feeling hungry or deprived."--Page 4 of cover.
LADY TIGERS IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE : HOW SOFTBALL AND SISTERHOOD SAVED LIVES IN THE SOUTH BRONX
A rousing and empowering story of dedication and overcoming all odds, featuring the tough and unforgettable athletes of the champion Lady Tigers softball team. Violence was a way of life for the girls of Mott Middle School in the South Bronx. Some woke up to it at home, and others dodged it on the way to school. Vicious physical fights broke out in classrooms, hallways, and bathrooms.These girls filed their fingernails into sharp points because they had to be ready to go at any time. Then a new coach joined the ranks at Mott Middle, and a new program began: girl's softball. Coach Astacio offers the girls the time and attention they need to take their first steps to success. As they learned to throw, hit and field, they also dealt with the foul balls life threw at them: abuse, fractured homes, and violence wherever they looked. But the biggest challenge they faced was learning to think and act like a team, not just a bunch of fierce girls against each other―and the world. Lady Tigers in the Concrete Jungle is the incredible true story that captured the hearts of millions when they were invited to appear on Ellen earlier this year. The Lady Tigers were invited onto the field at Yankee Stadium where the Yankees honored Coach Astacio with “Coach of the Year” at their Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Awards in September 2017. But beyond the headlines, this is a story of a self-selected community coming together with faith, courage, and new-found values to overcome fear, violence, and crippling doubt. These girls have ushered in a new confidence and pride not only in themselves, but in their school, the faculty, and their friends. And while not all of them have continued down this new path, many are now the first in their families to go to college and are beginning to see how being a Lady Tiger will always be a part of their lives.
LOONSHOTS : HOW TO NURTURE THE CRAZY IDEAS THAT WIN WARS, CURE DISEASES, AND TRANSFORM INDUSTRIES
"In Loonshots, physicist and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about nurturing radical breakthroughs. Drawing on the science of phase transitions, Bahcall shows why teams, companies, or any group with a mission will suddenly change from embracing wild new ideas to rigidly rejecting them, just as flowing water will suddenly change into brittle ice."-- Provided by publisher.
A CASTLE IN WARTIME : ONE FAMILY, THEIR MISSING SONS, AND THE FIGHT TO DEFEAT THE NAZIS
"An enthralling story of one family's extraordinary courage and resistance amidst the horrors of war from the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Rooms. As war swept across Europe in 1940, the idyllic life of Fey von Hassell seemed a world away from the conflict. The daughter of Ulrich von Hassell, Hitler's Ambassador to Italy, her marriage to Italian aristocrat Detalmo Pirzio-Biroli brought with it a castle and an estate in the north of Italy. Beautiful and privileged, Fey and her two young sons lead a tranquil life undisturbed by the trauma and privations of war. But with Fascism approaching its zenith, Fey's peaceful existence is threatened when Ulrich and Detalmo take the brave and difficult decision to resist the Nazis. When German soldiers pour over the Italian border, Fey is suddenly marooned in the Nazi-occupied north and unable to communicate with her husband, who has joined the underground anti-Fascist movement in Rome. Before long, SS soldiers have taken up occupancy in the castle. As Fey struggles to maintain an air of warm welcome to her unwanted guests, the clandestine activities of both her father and husband become increasingly brazen and openly rebellious. Darkness descends when Ulrich's foiled plot to kill the Fuhrer brings the Gestapo to Fey's doorstep. It would be months before Detalmo learns that his wife had been arrested and his two young boys seized by the SS."-- Provided by publisher.
FELIDIA : RECIPES FROM MY FLAGSHIP RESTAURANT
by Bastianich, Lidia, author.
641.5945 BAS
The first restaurant cookbook from the best-selling author, beloved and award-winning TV chef, and hugely successful restaurateur--115 recipes from her acclaimed and much-loved New York eatery. Ever since it first opened its doors on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 1981, Lidia Bastianich's Felidia has been one of New York City's most beloved restaurants. Now, in her first restaurant cookbook, the revered chef, author, and television personality--along with the restaurant's longtime Executive Chef, Fortunato Nicotra--shares the recipes that have made Felidia a dining destination. Here are dishes from across the restaurant's forty-year history: Eggplant Flan with Tomato Coulis Linguini with White Clams and Broccoli Short Ribs Braised in Barolo delectable desserts such as Almond and Chocolate Tart Caprese and Open Cannoli and cocktails such as Passion Fruit Spritz and Frozen Peach Bellini. Here too are Chef Fortunato's personal favorite recipes, advice on setting up a home bar, a fascinating look at Felidia's history, and much more. Filled with the same warmth and wisdom that are the hallmark of all of Lidia's cookbooks, Felidia is the next-best thing to a table at the restaurant.
SCATTERBRAIN : HOW THE MIND
"In this mind-bending book, an esteemed neuroscientist explains why perfectionism is pointless - and argues that mistakes, missteps, and flaws are the keys to success. Remember that time you screwed up simple math or forgot the name of your favorite song? What if someone told you that such embarrassing "brain farts" are actually secret weapons, proof of your superiority to computers and AI? In Scatterbrain, we learn that boredom awakens the muse, distractions spark creativity, and misjudging time creates valuable memories, among other benefits of our faulty minds. Throughout, award-winning neuroscientist Henning Beck's hilarious asides and brain-boosting advice make for delightful reading of the most cutting-edge neuroscience our brains will (maybe never) remember."--Publisher's website.
STOLEN : FIVE FREE BOYS KIDNAPPED INTO SLAVERY AND THEIR ASTONISHING ODYSSEY HOME
"A gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South -- and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice, reminiscent of Twelve Years A Slave and Never Caught"-- Provided by publisher.
THE LESS PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT US : A MYSTERY OF BETRAYAL, FAMILY SECRETS, AND STOLEN IDENTITY
In this powerful true crime memoir, an award-winning identity theft expert tells the shocking story of the duplicity and betrayal that inspired her career and nearly destroyed her family.
HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING : SIMPLE RECIPES FOR GREAT FOOD
by Bittman, Mark, author.
641.5 BIT
Updated to incorporate the latest tastes and cooking trends, a step-by-step guide to cooking includes more than two thousand contemporary recipes complemented by how-to information, tips on cooking techniques, and an expanded coverage of healthy foods.
THE EVERYTHING KETO CYCLING COOKBOOK : 300 RECIPES FOR STARTING--AND MAINTAINING--THE KETO LIFESTYLE
"The keto diet has taken the world by storm, promising quick weight loss by burning fat for fuel instead of carbs. But the keto diet isn't perfect for everyone. It can be highly restrictive, allowing dieters to only eat a minimal amount of carbs each day, which can be hard to keep up on a long-term basis. The keto cycle diet allows dieters to experience the wonderful benefits of the keto diet without having to give up carbs forever. By adhering to the keto diet for six days of the week and then eating healthy, clean carbs on the seventh-such as brown rice, sweet potatoes, and fruit-followers of the keto cycling diet burn fat and lose weight while still enjoying pasta once in a while. The Everything Keto Cycling Cookbook will help you create keto-friendly meals during the week and healthy carb-forward dishes for that day of free eating. This cookbook features 300 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and even desserts that will keep you on track and feeling great"-- Provided by publisher.
THE HIDDEN WORLD OF THE FOX
by Brand, Adele, author.
599.775 BRA
The fox. For thousands of years myth and folklore have celebrated its cunning intelligence. Today the red fox is nature's most populous carnivore, its dancing orange tail a common sight in backyards. Yet who is this wild neighbor, truly? How do we negotiate this uneasy new chapter of an ancient relationship? Join British ecologist Adele Brand on a journey to discover the surprising secrets of the fabled fox, the familiar yet enigmatic creature that has adapted to the human world with astonishing--some say, unsettling--success.
WILD GAME : MY MOTHER, HER LOVER, AND ME
by Brodeur, Adrienne, author.
B BRODEUR
"Describes the author’s teenage experience of condoning and helping to facilitate her mother’s epic affair with her husband’s best friend, serving as confident and helpmate, and the catastrophic and reverberating consequences that affected everyone involved."-- Provided by publisher.
THE BODY : A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS
by Bryson, Bill, author.
612 BRY
"Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information"-- Provided by publisher.
MOLLY : THE TRUE STORY OF THE AMAZING DOG WHO RESCUES CATS
by Butcher, Colin, author.
636.7 BUT
Molly: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats tells the heartwarming story of the man-and-dog team behind the United Kingdom Pet Detective Agency--how Colin, in need of a new lease on life, rescues Molly the dog, and how Molly in turn rescues many more beloved lost pets. As a veteran of the Royal Navy and longtime police officer, Colin Butcher was no stranger to dangerous situations. But a career in uniform can wear anyone down, so, in 2003, Colin left the force to start his own private detective agency, specializing in helping reunite people with their missing pets. And yet, despite his hundreds of successes, there were still heartbreaking cases where Colin couldn't find the missing on his own. He knew he needed a partner. When Colin first met Molly, his friends doubted that she would be up for the job. Where Colin was battle-tested, Molly was young and inexperienced. She was willful, wayward, and stubborn. But Colin could tell that Molly was unusually charismatic and intelligent. He decided to take a risk and bring on Molly for training. Yes, Molly is no ordinary deputy, but a black Cocker Spaniel, and this is no ordinary detective agency. Trained by the top canine behavioral experts at Medical Detection Dogs, Molly can find missing cats--who are uniquely skilled at eluding humans--by detecting a unique scent signature, and she has been wildly successful. The work is not always easy. Molly has faced hardships ranging from a near-fatal snakebite to the challenge of winning over Colin's girlfriend, Sarah. But through it all, Colin and Molly share an enduring love and affection. More than a working relationship, Molly is part of the family. Together, they are the Holmes and Watson of missing pets.
BEFORE AND AFTER : THE INCREDIBLE REAL-LIFE STORIES OF ORPHANS WHO SURVIVED THE TENNESSEE CHILDREN
"From the 1920s through 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. She offered up more than 5,000 orphans tailored to the wish lists of eager parents--hiding the fact that many weren't orphans at all, but stolen children of poor families, desperate single mothers, and women told in maternity words that their babies died. The publication of Lisa Wingate's novel Before We Were Yours brought new awareness of Tann's lucrative career in child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Encouraged by their contact with Wingate and award-winning journalist Judy Christie, who documented the fifteen family stories in this book, many determined survivors set out to trace their roots and find their families."-- Provided by publisher.
THE BOOK OF GUTSY WOMEN
by Clinton, HIllary Rodham, author.
920.72 CLI
Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.
MOVE ON UP : CHICAGO SOUL MUSIC AND BLACK CULTURAL POWER
by Cohen, Aaron (Writer on music), author.
782.4216 COH
NO STOPPING US NOW : THE ADVENTURES OF OLDER WOMEN IN AMERICA HISTORY
A lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by a New York Times columnist who illustrates the ways in which age is an arbitrary concept that has swung back and forth over the centuries.
INVISIBLE WOMEN : DATA BIAS IN A WORLD DESIGNED FOR MEN
by Criado-Perez, Caroline, author.
305.42 PER
"Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women, diving into women's lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor's office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world."-- Provided by publisher.
THE RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY : BUILDING STRONGER CUSTOMER CONNECTIONS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
In The Relationship Economy, author John DiJulius teaches business leaders about the importance of relationship building in the digital age. He argues that in spite of (and because of) the advances in tech, we've become a less connected society. We have dramatically evolved away from face-to-face communication, and the skill of building rapport is evaporating. This means that customer personalization and relationships are more important now than ever—and they will be the key to success for businesses moving forward. As he aptly states, “Being able to build true sustainable relationships is the biggest competitive advantage in a world where automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are eliminating the human experience, which is what creates the emotional connections that build true customer loyalty.” This book reminds readers of the importance of personal connections and shows them how to attain meaningful, lasting relationships with their customers.
LONG WAY HOME
by Douglas, Cameron, 1978- author.
B DOUGLAS
From the scion of Hollywood royalty--son of Michael Douglas, grandson of Kirk Douglas--comes a moving, often shocking, ultimately inspiring memoir detailing his struggle to regain his dignity, humanity, and place in society after many years of drug abuse and almost eight years in prison.
THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS : THE NEW FRONTIER : 112 FANTASTIC FAVORITES FOR EVERYDAY EATING
Welcome to Rees new frontier! Much has happened on Drummond Ranch over the last couple of years: The kids are growing up, another left for college, Rees business has expanded, and her cooking has evolved. While she still cherishes her trademark family-friendly style of food, Rees been cooking up some incredible new dishes that reflect the flavors, colors, and texture shes craving these days.
WHERE DO I BEGIN? : STORIES FROM A LIFE LIVED OUT LOUD
by Duran, Elvis, 1964- author.
B DURAN
Bold, funny, and totally candid, Where Do I Begin? is sure to be loved by anyone who listens to Elvis live every morning—or anyone who wants to know what really goes on behind the scenes of the pop music machine. It reads like an old friend telling a new story you’ve been dying to hear.
ALPINE COOKING : RECIPES AND STORIES FROM EUROPE
by Erickson, Meredith, 1980- author.
641.5949 ERI
"A lushly photographed cookbook and travelogue showcasing the regional cuisines of the Alps, including 80 recipes for the elegant, rustic dishes served in the chalets and mountain huts situated among the alpine peaks of Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and France." -- Provided by publisher.
CATCH AND KILL : LIES, SPIES, AND A CONSPIRACY TO PROTECT PREDATORS
by Farrow, Ronan, 1987- author.
331.4133 FAR
"In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family. All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond. This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement." -- Provided by publisher.
FISCH TALES : THE MAKING OF A MILLENNIAL BABY BOOMER : I TEACH THEM BUSINESS, THEY TEACH ME LIFE
"Who's really winning the battle between Millennials and Baby Boomers for cultural and workplace superiority? It's those in both generations perceptive enough to see that victory - and success in both life and business - means finding common ground. That transformative idea has given rise to a new generational label: Millennial Baby Boomer. In Fisch Tales : The Making of a Millennial Baby Boomer, Bob Fisch outlines his vision for a new paradigm of Generation Splicing that bridges the divide between Millennials and Baby Boomers. Whether you're a Millennial entrepreneur, a retail intrapreneur, or an ageless Baby Boomer, Fisch Tales contains the knowledge to show you that your best days are yet to come."--Back cover.
LIFE UNDERCOVER : COMING OF AGE IN THE CIA
by Fox, Amaryllis, author.
B FOX
"Amaryllis Fox's riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while marrying and giving birth to a daughter"-- Provided by publisher.
BIBLIO STYLE : HOW WE LIVE AT HOME WITH BOOKS
by Freudenberger, Nina, author.
747.9 FRE
JANIS : HER LIFE AND MUSIC
by George-Warren, Holly, author.
B JOPLIN
"Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin's family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due." -- Provided by publisher.
THE STORY OF TECHNOLOGY : HOW WE GOT HERE AND WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
by Gerstein, Daniel M., 1958- author.
609 GER
TRAILBLAZER : A PIONEERING JOURNALIST
Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.S. Most civil rights victories are achieved behind the scenes, and this riveting, beautifully written memoir by a "black first" looks back with searing insight on the decades of struggle, friendship, courage, humor and savvy that secured what seems commonplace today-people of color working in mainstream media. Told with a pioneering newspaper writer's charm and skill, Gilliam's full, fascinating life weaves her personal and professional experiences and media history into an engrossing tapestry. When we read about the death of her father and other formative events of her life, we glimpse the crippling impact of the segregated South before the civil rights movement when slavery's legacy still felt astonishingly close. We root for her as a wife, mother, and ambitious professional as she seizes once-in-a-lifetime opportunities never meant for a "dark-skinned woman" and builds a distinguished career. We gain a comprehensive view of how the media, especially newspapers, affected the movement for equal rights in this country. And in this humble, moving memoir, we see how an innovative and respected journalist and working mother helped provide opportunities for others. With the distinct voice of one who has worked for and witnessed immense progress and overcome heart-wrenching setbacks, this book covers a wide swath of media history-from the era of game-changing Negro newspapers like the Chicago Defender to the civil rights movement, feminism, and our current imperfect diversity. This timely memoir, which reflects the tradition of boot-strapping African American storytelling from the South, is a smart, contemporary consideration of the media.
MUSIC : A SUBVERSIVE HISTORY
by Gioia, Ted, author.
780.9 GIO
Gioia tells a 4,000-year history of music as a global source of power, change, and upheaval. He shows how social outcasts have repeatedly become trailblazers of musical expression.
MARKET MOVER : LESSONS FROM A DECADE OF CHANGE AT NASDAQ
by Greifeld, Robert, author.
332.643 GRE
"Former CEO and Chairman of Nasdaq, Robert Greifeld shares stories, insights, and lessons learned from one of the world's largest stock exchanges, detailing his transformation of Nasdaq from a fledgling U.S. equities market to a global financial technology company"--Goodreads.
ORCHID MODERN : LIVING & DESIGNING WITH THE WORLD
Add the vibrant colors and exotic blooms of orchids to your houseplant haven--it's easier than you think with the help of Orchid Modern. Marc Hachadourian, the curator of the orchid collection at the New York Botanical Garden, shares his secrets to successfully growing these sometimes finicky houseplants. Besides the basics, you'll learn his top 120 orchid picks for green and not-so-green thumbs. Ten inspirational, step-by-step projects, including terrariums, a wreath, and a kokedama, provide the confidence to make orchids a thriving, vivid part of your home's signature style.
FARGO : THIS IS A TRUE STORY
by Hawley, Noah, author.
791.4572 HAW
This companion to the first three seasons of the award-winning, celebrated TV drama is packed with script selections (including all three pilots), candid behind-the-scenes photography, pitch documents, and interviews with cast and crew.
INSTAGRAM
by Herman, Jenn, author
770.285 HER
Go from Instagram newbie to star!  Instagram is the fastest-growing social network in the world, soaring from 500 million to 1 billion active users in just two years. Users flock to the site thanks to its simplicity and use of the most popular social media features image and video sharing, community, and personal insight. Instagram For Dummies is here if you're ready to get acquainted with the platform or want to find ways to do more with your Instagram account. Written by an team led by top Instagram trainer Jenn Herman, this book gives you tips for creating great Instagram images, personalizing your posts, connecting with the Instagram community, and working with Stories and IGTV.  Access Instagram on a computer or mobile device Set up your profile Connect with others Share your stories Shoot better Instagram images From handling core functions to connecting with the Instagram community, this book shares the secrets you need to shine on social media like no other!  
THE RULE : HOW I BEAT THE ODDS IN THE MARKETS AND LIFE-AND YOU CAN TOO
"In The Rule, legendary trader and hedge fund pioneer Larry Hite recounts his working-class upbringing in Brooklyn as a dyslexic, partially blind kid who was anything but a model student—and how he went on to found and run Mint Investment Management Company, one of the most profitable and largest quantitative hedge funds in the world. Hite’s wild success is based on his deep understanding that markets are flawed—just like people. Through his early-life struggles and failures, Hite came to know himself well—his fears, his frustrations, his self-doubt, and his tolerance for all of the above. This motivational book reveals that by accepting the facts of his life and of himself, he was able to accept markets as they are. And that was the key to his success. In these pages, you’ll walk of the footsteps of an investing legend, who imparts smart, practical trading lessons throughout the journey. Making a successful living in trading isn’t about beating the markets. It’s about meeting markets where they are, embracing the fact of risk, knowing yourself, and playing it strictly by the numbers. " -- Provided by publisher.
STILLNESS IS THE KEY
by Holiday, Ryan, author.
128.4 HOL
In The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, Stillness Is the Key, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead.
THE QUEENS OF ANIMATION : THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WOMEN WHO TRANSFORMED THE WORLD OF DISNEY AND MADE CINEMATIC HISTORY
From the bestselling author of "Rise of the Rocket Girls" comes the untold story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations.
50 THINGS THEY DON
by Hudson, Jerome, author.
306.0973 HUD
"Jerome Hudson pulls back the curtain to show you the facts, statistics, and analysis that the Liberal elite have worked so hard to hide"-- Provided by publisher.
THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME : LESSONS LEARNED FROM 15 YEARS AS CEO OF THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
"Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more intense than ever and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company’s history. His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger—think global—and turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets. Fourteen years later, Disney is the largest, most respected media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era. In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger shares the lessons he’s learned while running Disney and leading its 200,000 employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership..." -- Provided by publisher.
SUPER PUMPED : THE BATTLE FOR UBER
by Isaac, Mike, author.
388.4132 ISA
"A New York Times technology correspondent presents the dramatic rise and fall of Uber, set against the rapid upheaval in Silicon Valley during the mobile era. In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup that capped a brutal year for the transportation giant. Uber had catapulted to the top of the tech world yet for many came to symbolize everything wrong with Silicon Valley. In the tradition of Brad Stone's Everything Store and John Carreyrou's Bad Blood, award-winning investigative reporter Mike Isaac's Super Pumped delivers a gripping account of Uber's rapid rise, its pitched battles with taxi unions and drivers, the company's toxic internal culture and the bare-knuckle tactics it devised to overcome obstacles in its quest for dominance. Based on hundreds of interviews with current and former Uber employees, along with previously unpublished documents, Super Pumped is a page-turning story of ambition and deception, obscene wealth and bad behavior, that explores how blistering technological and financial innovation culminated in one of the most catastrophic twelve-month periods in American corporate history"-- Provided by publisher.
AMERICAN RADICALS : HOW NINETEENTH-CENTURY PROTEST SHAPED THE NATION
"A character-driven narrative history about the nineteenth-century radicals--from Fanny Wright and Henry David Thoreau to John Brown and William Lloyd Garrison--who demanded that the United States live up to its revolutionary ideals, and what their successes and failures can teach us today"-- Provided by publisher.
SIGNS : THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF THE UNIVERSE
by Jackson, Laura Lynne, author.
133.9 JAC
"The certified medium explains how to recognize and interpret life-changing messages from loved ones and spirit guides on the other side for more relevant life purpose and direction." -- Provided by publisher.
YES WE DID : PHOTOS AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES STORIES CELEBRATING OUR FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT
"Intimate photos and insights from the only White House photographer of color during the Obama years--including never-before-seen images of the President and First Lady Michelle Obama, and a diverse array of guests, staffers, and candid moments"-- Provided by publisher.
DO YOU MIND IF I CANCEL? : (THINGS THAT STILL ANNOY ME)
by Janetti, Gary, 1966- author.
B JANETTI
"Gary Janetti's book is so rolling-on-the-floor funny, so brilliantly observant, and so full of heart." - Kevin Kwan Fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey... meet your new friend Gary Janetti. Gary Janetti, the writer and producer for some of the most popular television comedies of all time, and creator of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram accounts there is, now turns his skills to the page in a hilarious, and poignant book chronicling the pains and indignities of everyday life. Gary spends his twenties in New York, dreaming of starring on soap operas while in reality working at a hotel where he lusts after an unattainable colleague and battles a bellman who despises it when people actually use a bell to call him. He chronicles the torture of finding a job before the internet when you had to talk on the phone all the time, and fantasizes, as we all do, about who to tell off when he finally wins an Oscar. As Gary himself says, "These are essays from my childhood and young adulthood about things that still annoy me." Original, brazen, and laugh out loud funny, Do You Mind if I Cancel? is something not to be missed"-- Provided by publisher.
THE SELF-RELIANT ENTREPRENEUR : 366 DAILY MEDITATIONS TO FEED YOUR SOUL AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS
"The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur is a unique collection of 366 inspirational meditations for entrepreneurs informed by the curated thoughts and powerful writing of a collection of American authors. It is built on the successful daily devotional model, and is arranged in a calendar format featuring a brief reading from the public domain works of Transcendentalist literature and beyond. The readings are followed by a reflection from the author based on his lifetime of coaching small business and startups that offers entrepreneurial context around such enduring themes as self-awareness, trust, creativity, resilience, failure, growth, freedom, love, integrity, and passion"-- Provided by publisher.
CREATIVE CALLING : ESTABLISH A DAILY PRACTICE, INFUSE YOUR WORLD WITH MEANING, AND FIND SUCCESS IN WORK, HOBBY, AND LIFE
"Chase Jarvis, founder of online learning platform CreativeLive and sought-after photographer, shares his core principles to foster creativity, entrepreneurship, and learning"-- Provided by publisher.
COMPANY OF ONE : WHY STAYING SMALL IS THE NEXT BIG THING FOR BUSINESS
by Jarvis, Paul (Business writer), author.
658.022 JAR
What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale a new start-up, but rather, to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours, and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Suppose the better--and smarter--solution is simply to remain small? This book explains how to do just that.
ME
ME
by John, Elton, author.
B JOHN
In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend. Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt, and boots with wings. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again. His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation to conquering Broadway with Aida, The Lion King, and Billy Elliot the Musical. All the while Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade. In Me, Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble, and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you by a living legend.
CRUSADERS : THE EPIC HISTORY OF THE WARS FOR THE HOLY LANDS
by Jones, Dan, 1981- author.
909.07 JON
"For more than one thousand years, Christians and Muslims lived side by side, sometimes at peace and sometimes at war. When Christian armies seized Jerusalem in 1099, they began the most notorious period of conflict between the two religions. Depending on who you ask, the fall of the holy city was either an inspiring legend or the greatest of horrors. In Crusaders, Dan Jones interrogates the many sides of the larger story, charting a deeply human and avowedly pluralist path through the crusading era."-- Provided by publisher.
HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES : A MEMOIR
by Jones, Saeed, author.
B JONES
"Written from the crossroads of sex, race, and power in America, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir and a haunting reflection of the nation as a whole"-- Provided by publisher.
TESTOSTERONE : AN UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY
by Jordan-Young, Rebecca M., 1963- author.
612.61 JOR
Testosterone is a familiar villain, a ready explanation for innumerable social ills, from the stock market crash and the overrepresentation of men in prisons to male dominance in business and politics. It's a lot to pin on a simple molecule. Yet your testosterone level doesn't in fact predict your competitive drive or tendency for violence, your appetite for risk or sex, or your strength or athletic prowess. It's neither the biological essence of manliness nor even "the male sex hormone." This unauthorized biography pries T, as it's known, loose from over a century of misconceptions that undermine science even as they make urban legends about this hormone seem scientific. T's story didn't spring from nature: it is a tale that began long before the hormone was even isolated, when nineteenth-century scientists went looking for the chemical essence of masculinity. And so this molecule's outmoded, authorized life story persisted, providing ready cause for countless behaviors--from the boorish and the belligerent to the exemplary and enviable. What we think we know about T has stood in the way of an accurate understanding of its surprising and diverse functions and effects. Rebecca Jordan-Young and Katrina Karkazis focus on what T does in six domains: reproduction, aggression, risk-taking, power, sports, and parenting. At once arresting and deeply informed, Testosterone allows us to see the real T for the first time.-- Provided by publisher.
SHE SAID :  BREAKING THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT STORY THAT HELPED IGNITE A MOVEMENT
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuses discuss the suspenseful untold story of their investigation, the way it changed their careers and whether or not the #MeToo movement changed things for the better.
IRVING BERLIN : NEW YORK GENIUS
by Kaplan, James, 1951- author.
B BERLIN
A fast-moving, musically astute portrait of arguably the greatest composer of American popular music. Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called-by George Gershwin, among others-the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. "Berlin has no place in American music," legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote "he is American music." In a career that spanned an astonishing nine decades, Berlin wrote some fifteen hundred tunes, including "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "God Bless America," and "White Christmas." From ragtime to the rock era, Berlin's work has endured in the very fiber of American national identity. Exploring the intertwining of Berlin's life with the life of New York City, noted biographer James Kaplan offers a visceral narrative of Berlin as self-made man and witty, wily, tough Jewish immigrant. This fast-paced, musically opinionated biography uncovers Berlin's unique brilliance as a composer of music and lyrics. Masterfully written and psychologically penetrating, Kaplan's book underscores Berlin's continued relevance in American popular culture.
MILK STREET : THE NEW RULES : RECIPES THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU COOK
"Become the best cook you know with this playbook of new flavors, new recipes, and new techniques: Milk Street's New Rules, with 200 game-changing recipes driven by simple but transformative insights into cooking. This revelatory new book from James Beard Award-winning author Christopher Kimball defines 75 new rules of cooking that will dramatically simplify your time in the kitchen and improve your results." -- Provided by publisher.
THE WELL ADORNED HOME : MAKING LUXURY LIVABLE
by Kincaid, Cathy, author.
747 KIN
Renowned interior designer Cathy Kincaid's first book provides a fresh approach to combining classic and contemporary design with a refined sensibility. Known for her carefully nuanced color palettes and attention to detail, Cathy Kincaid creates warm and gracious interiors. Her worldly taste in collecting art and furnishings, her intricate layering of patterns, and the customized details--from trelliswork to lacquered surfaces--she applies to every room are hallmarks of her style. Presented are varied residences, ranging from a ship captain's cottage and a 1920s Spanish Colonial to a bucolic farmhouse and a family house in the country, in such locations as Dallas, Connecticut, and the South of France. Sprinkled throughout is Kincaid's advice on such topics as selecting the right lighting, whether it be sconces or lamps ways to showcase blue-and-white porcelain and suggestions for how to edit one's home. She has been long involved in historic preservation, working on many landmarked dwellings. Learn from this design expert how to achieve a comfortable yet sumptuous home environment.
GODS OF THE UPPER AIR : HOW A CIRCLE OF RENEGADE ANTHROPOLOGISTS REINVENTED RACE, SEX, AND GENDER IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Chronicles the story and legacy of cultural anthropology founder Franz Boas and his circle of women scientists, outlining how their team upended American views about race, gender and sexuality in the 1920s and 1930s.
WHEN THEY COME FOR YOU : HOW POLICE AND GOVERNMENT ARE TRAMPLING OUR LIBERTIES--AND HOW TO TAKE THEM BACK
"A revealing book about how government, law enforcement, and bureaucratic interests are seizing our property, our children, our savings, and our fundamental American rights-and how to fight back. Liberty and justice for all is the bedrock of American democracy, but has America betrayed our founders' vision for the nation? In When They Come For You, New York Times bestselling author David Kirby exposes federal, state, and local violations of basic constitutional rights that should trouble every American, whether liberal, conservative, or libertarian. Free speech, privacy, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, due process, and equal protection under the law are rights that belong to every American citizen, but are being shredded at an alarming rate all across the country. Police and prosecutorial misconduct, overzealous bureaucrats with virtually unchecked power, unwarranted searches, SWAT-style raids on the homes of innocent Americans, crackdowns on a free press and the right to protest, removing children from their parents without cause, "debtors prisons," restricting freedom of health choice, seizing private assets for government profit, and much more demonstrate how deeply our rights and our national values are eroding. When They Come For You uses true stories of everyday citizens to reveal how our federal, state, and municipal governments, police, lawmakers, judges, revenue agents, unelected power brokers, and even government social workers are eviscerating our most fundamental liberties. And, it shows how people are fighting back-and winning"-- Provided by publisher.
I REALLY NEEDED THIS TODAY : WORDS TO LIVE BY
by Kotb, Hoda, 1964- author.
170.44 KOT
"From New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-host Hoda Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes--drawn from her own personal favorites featured on her enormously popular Instagram account--that offer wisdom, courage, and hope"-- Provided by publisher.
WHOLE IN ONE : COMPLETE, HEALTHY MEALS IN A SINGLE POT, SHEET, PAN, OR SKILLET
"We want the food we love and we want to be healthy, but who has the time or energy to figure it all out? James Beard Award winner and bestselling cookbook author Ellie Krieger shows you how to create a meal in a single pot, sheet pan, baking dish, or skillet -- no additional gadgets or tools required. Divided by main ingredients -- meat, poultry, seafood, vegetarian, dessert -- and further separated into sheet pan, baking dish, skillet, and pot-cooked meals, the 125 nutritionally complete dinner recipes (plus healthy desserts) can each be prepared simply. Whole in One puts home-cooked meals within reach by minimizing the work load on both ends of the dinner process -- cooking and clean-up -- with one pot dishes that check every box. Minimal steps? Check. Crowd-pleasing flavors? Check. Easy-to-find ingredients? Check. Nutritionally complete? Check. Breezy cleanup? Check."--Amazon.
THE LONG BLINK
by Kuebler, Brian, author.
363.125 KUE
"THE LONG BLINK is the true story about how a deadly crash involving one man's wife and children and a tired truck driver fuels his efforts to make America's roads safer for all -- and the explosive conclusion when he sets out to forgive the trucker"-- Provided by publisher.
WOODSTOCK : 3 DAYS OF PEACE & MUSIC
by Lang, Michael, 1944- author.
781.66 LAN
"This is the official 50th-anniversary celebration of Woodstock, by the festival's creator and founder, Michael Lang. A large illustrated edition, it includes hundreds of photographs and documents accompanied by Lang's fascinating memories and insights into the most famous and influential festival of all time, with images of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Richie Havens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Country Joe McDonald and the Grateful Dead. The ephemera from Lang's largely unseen archive include the original designs and plans for the event, correspondence, set-lists, information on artists' fees and much more."--Amazon.com.
THE KNEE INJURY BIBLE : EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KNEE INJURIES, HOW TO TREAT THEM, AND HOW THEY AFFECT YOUR LIFE
Knee pain and knee injury happen to people at any age and across all walks of life. And they are very common: more than 1 million people underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last year. It can be confusing to navigate the many different treatment options, and surgery and physical therapy are taxing processes on many levels. In The Knee Injury Bible, some of the country's foremost experts on orthopedics and sports medicine combine their expertise to share a definitive resource for patients.
LIVING BREAD : TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN ARTISAN BREAD MAKING
At twenty-two, Daniel Leader stumbled across the intoxicating perfume of bread baking in the back room of a Parisian boulangerie, and he has loved and devoted himself to making quality bread ever since. He went on to create Bread Alone, the now-iconic bakery that has become one of the most beloved artisan bread companies in the country. Today, professional bakers and bread enthusiasts from all over the world flock to Bread Alone's headquarters in the Catskills to learn Dan's signature techniques and baking philosophy. But though Leader is a towering figure in bread baking, he still considers himself a student of the craft, and his curiosity is boundless. In this groundbreaking book, he offers a comprehensive picture of bread baking today for the enthusiastic home baker. With inspiration from a community of millers, farmers, bakers, and scientists, Living Bread provides a fascinating look into the way artisan bread baking has evolved and continues to change--from wheat farming practices and advances in milling, to sourdough starters and the mechanics of mixing dough. Influenced by art and science in equal measure, Leader presents exciting twists on classics such as Curry Tomato Ciabatta, Vegan Brioche, and Chocolate Sourdough Babka, as well as traditional recipes. Sprinkled with anecdotes and evocative photos from Leader's own travels and encounters with artisans who have influenced him, Living Bread is a love letter, and a cutting-edge guide, to the practice of making "good bread."
HANDMADE TILE : DESIGN, CREATE, AND INSTALL CUSTOM TILES
by Lesch-Middelton, Forrest, author.
738.6 LES
"Handmade Tile is a contemporary guide for ceramic artists and anyone interested in custom tile installations-from making, designing, and decorating to designing your space and installation. No matter how many years of experience you have as a ceramic artist or how many home-improvement projects you've tackled, nothing prepares you for the unique world of ceramic tile. From concept and design, through firing and installation, ceramic tiling is one of the few places in a home where art is permanently installed as a feature of a room. In Handmade Tile, Forrest Lesch-Middelton shares everything he's learned as the founder and owner of the custom tile business FLM Ceramics and Tile. From his years as a one-man operation to his current production facility, Forrest has seen it all and helps you every step of the way. Whether you want to make your own tile, or want to use artistic and custom-made tile in your home, this book has everything you need. Key features of the book include: Making Tile: key tools, rolling, cutting, extruding Decorating: glazes, image transfer, cuerda seca, underglaze, slip Designing Your Space: tile in context, choosing your tile, codes and standards Installation: removing old tile, backing, preparing surfaces, setting, grouting Galleries and interviews with today's top workings artists in tile round out the package. Featured artists include Allison Bloom, Boris Aldridge, Disc Interiors, PV Tile, and more"-- Provided by publisher.
CHRISTMAS ON NANTUCKET
by Linsley, Leslie, author.
394.2663 LIN
People from all over the United States come to Nantucket Island to celebrate Christmas in the charming Early American setting. From the Christmas Stroll along cobblestoned Main Street to the Festival of Trees held each year at the historic Whaling Museum, Nantucket celebrates the holiday season with traditions and decorations that transform the island into a winter wonderland. Join renowned style and craft expert Lesley Linsley as she takes readers on a holiday tour through this picturesque island, offering her own ideas for recreating a quaint Nantucket-style Christmas along the way.
INFUSED : ADVENTURES IN TEA
by Lovell, Henrietta, author.
641.3372 LOV
Henrietta Lovell is best known as 'The Rare Tea Lady'. She is on a mission to revolutionise the way we drink tea by replacing industrially produced teabags with the highest quality tea leaves. Her quest has seen her travel to the Shire Highlands of Malawi, across the foothills of the Himalayas, and to hidden gardens in the Wuyi-Shan to source the world's most extraordinary teas. Infused invites us to discover these remarkable places, introducing us to the individual growers and household name chefs Lovell has met along the way - and reveals the true pleasures of tea. The result is a delicious infusion of travel writing, memoir, recipes, and glorious photography, all written with Lovell's unique charm and wit.
MAANGCHI
The definitive book on Korean cuisine by "YouTube's Korean Julia Child" (New York Times) and the author of Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking.
THE LIGHTHOUSE
by Macaluso, Elizabeth D., author.
811.6 MAC
BLOWOUT : CORRUPTED DEMOCRACY, ROGUE STATE RUSSIA, AND THE RICHEST, MOST DESTRUCTIVE INDUSTRY ON EARTH
"Rachel Maddow's Blowout offers a dark, serpentine, riveting tour of the unimaginably lucrative and corrupt oil-and-gas industry. With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe-from Oklahoma City to Siberia to Equatorial Guinea-exposing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas. She shows how Russia's rich reserves of crude have, paradoxically, stunted its growth, forcing Putin to maintain his power by spreading Russia's rot into its rivals, its neighbors, the United States, and the West's most important alliances. Chevron, BP, and a host of other industry players get their star turn, but ExxonMobil and the deceptively well-behaved Rex Tillerson emerge as two of the past century's most consequential corporate villains. The oil-and-gas industry has weakened democracies in developed and developing countries, fouled oceans and rivers, and propped up authoritarian thieves and killers. But being outraged at it is, according to Maddow, "like being indignant when a lion takes down and eats a gazelle. You can't really blame the lion. It's in her nature.""-- Provided by publisher.
THE CONTENDER : THE STORY OF MARLON BRANDO
by Mann, William J., author.
B BRANDO
"Based on new and revelatory material from Brando's own private archives, an award-winning film biographer presents a deeply-textured, ambitious, and definitive portrait of the greatest movie actor of the twentieth century, the elusive Marlon Brando, bringing his extraordinarily complex life into view as never before." -- Publisher description.
HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN TINY HOUSE
by Marshall, Roger, 1944- author.
690.837 MAR
"How to Build Your Own Tiny House shows the ins and outs of the actual construction process to enable any moderately handy person to build a tiny home with materials commonly found at any hardware store or home center.- How to Build Your Own Tiny House is a comprehensive guide to the actual construction process, building codes, and regulations, not another pretty picture book about tiny houses"-- Provided by publisher.
RUNNING WITH SHERMAN : THE DONKEY WITH THE HEART OF A HERO
by McDougall, Christopher, 1962-, author.
636.182 MCD
"When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body, but to heal his mind as well. It turns out, the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He'd heard about burro racing -- a unique type of race out west where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days -- and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado. Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. Along the way, he shows us the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community".
THE RISE OF WOLF 8 : WITNESSING THE TRIUMPH OF YELLOWSTONE
Yellowstone National Park was once home to an abundance of wild wolves— but park rangers killed the last of their kind in the 1920s. Decades later, the rangers brought them back, with the first wolves arriving from Canada in 1995. This is the incredible true story of one of those wolves. Wolf 8 struggles at first— he is smaller than the other pups, and often bullied— but soon he bonds with an alpha female whose mate was shot. An unusually young alpha male, barely a teenager in human years, wolf 8 rises to the occasion, hunting skillfully, and even defending his family from the wolf who killed his father. But soon he faces a new opponent: his adopted son, who mates with a violent alpha female. Can wolf 8 protect his valley without harming his protégé? Authored by a renowned wolf researcher and gifted storyteller, The Rise of Wolf 8 marks the beginning of an original and bold new trilogy, which will transform our view of wolves forever.
RUNNING TO GLORY : AN UNLIKELY TEAM, A CHALLENGING SEASON, AND CHASING THE AMERICAN DREAM
"Running to Glory, by veteran journalist Sam McManis, follows the cross country team from Eisenhower High in Yakima, Washington, through a tumultuous and challenging season with excitement, suspense and pathos"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ECOMONICS BOOK : FROM XENOPHON TO CRYPTOCURRENCY, 250 MILESTONES IN THE HISTORY OF ECONOMICS
From the philosophical dialogues of Ancient Greece and the moral contemplations of Medieval Europe to deregulation and cryptocurrency, The Economics Book presents 250 milestones in the science of the production, sale, and purchase of goods and services. These concise, engaging, informative essays examine the full gamut of subjects, revealing both the entertaining stories and the world-changing developments in the field. They shed thoughtful light on the field’s significant subdisciplines, including: mercantilism, the Enlightenment, communism, econometrics, Keynesianism, macroeconomics, game theory, cliometrics, market design theory, and the Keynesian Resurgence that emerged in the wake of the Great Recession. This vibrant, colorfully illustrated collection will captivate you with a bird’s-eye view of the development of the world’s markets, what has shaped and affected them, and what drives them today. -- Amazon.com.
KNOW MY NAME : A MEMOIR
by Miller, Chanel, author.
B MILLER
"She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral--viewed by almost eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time. Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words." --Summary from book jacket.
THE CIGARETTE : A POLITICAL HISTORY
by Milov, Sarah, 1984- author.
338.4767 MIL
The Cigarette: A Political History offers a fresh interpretation of tobacco's role in the twentieth century. It argues that tobacco played a vital and emblematic role in the history of twentieth century political economy. Far from being unregulated, tobacco was the most controlled and supported commodity produced in the United States during the twentieth century. The federal tobacco program was remarkably long lived, lasting nearly seven decades and ending only in 2004. By the 1960s, criticisms of the Tobacco industry and its state support were ubiquitous. Under the banner of "non-smokers' rights," by the mid-1970s activists began to rack up an impressive string of victories in curtailing public smoking at the local and state levels. By the final decades of the twentieth century, debates over tobacco were waged primarily on the terrain of its social cost. By placing tobacco at the center of American political economy, The Cigarette: A Political History joins the politics of the body to the American body politic.-- Provided by publisher.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE : A GUIDE FOR THINKING HUMANS
by Mitchell, Melanie (Computer scientist), author.
006.3 MIT
In Artificial Intelligence, Mitchell turns to the most urgent questions concerning AI today: How intelligent―really―are the best AI programs? How do they work? What can they actually do, and when do they fail? How humanlike do we expect them to become, and how soon do we need to worry about them surpassing us? Along the way, she introduces the dominant models of modern AI and machine learning, describing cutting-edge AI programs, their human inventors, and the historical lines of thought underpinning recent achievements. She meets with fellow experts such as Douglas Hofstadter, the cognitive scientist and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the modern classic Gödel, Escher, Bach, who explains why he is “terrified” about the future of AI. She explores the profound disconnect between the hype and the actual achievements in AI, providing a clear sense of what the field has accomplished and how much further it has to go.
INSIDE OUT : A MEMOIR
by Moore, Demi, author.
B MOORE
"Even as Demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood. Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Demi battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years - all while juggling a skyrocketing career and at times negative public perception. As her success grew, Demi found herself questioning if she belonged in Hollywood, if she was a good mother, a good actress and, always, if she was simply good enough."-- Provided by publisher.
BLOOD : A MEMOIR
by Moorer, Allison, author.
B MOORER
Moorer turns her lyrical storytelling powers to recount the events leading up to the moment that forever altered her own life and that of her older sister, Shelby, with whom she shares an unbreakable bond. Gorgeously written, this work delves into the meaning of inheritance and destiny, shame, and trauma--and how it is possible to carve out a safe place in the world despite it all.
EDISON
by Morris, Edmund, author.
B EDISON
From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history.
OUT LOUD : A MEMOIR
by Morris, Mark, 1956- author.
B MORRIS
From one of the most brilliant and audacious choreographers of modern time, this is the exuberant tale of a young dancer's rise to the pinnacle of the performing arts world, and the triumphs and perils of creating work on his own terms--and staying true to himself.self.
SONTAG : HER LIFE AND WORK
by Moser, Benjamin, author.
B SONTAG
"Benjamin Moser's Sontag, a biography of Susan Sontag, is a portrait of the iconoclastic and prolific essayist, novelist, and critic and her role in the history of American intellectualism" -- Provided by publisher.
NEW YORK : CAPITAL OF FOOD
by Nieschlag, Lisa, author, photographer.
641.5974 NIE
AMERICA IS IMMIGRANTS
by Nović, Sara, 1987- author.
305.9069 NOV
"Stories of remarkable American immigrants are brought to life in short, lyrical biographies written by Sara Nović and charming full-color illustrations by artist Alison Kolesar. Some of the names you'll find here are familiar: Founding father Alexander Hamilton was born and raised on the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis before coming to New York to pursue his education, and Yoko Ono's parents disapproved when she fell in with the bohemian art scene after the family moved to the United States from post-war Japan. Some less so: when Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981, three of the doctors who saved his life were immigrants. Many iconically 'American' products wouldn't be here without their immigrant inventors: Levi jeans, Chevrolet, Nathan's Famous hotdogs, Chef Boyardee, Carvel ice cream. At a time when so much of public debate is focused on who belongs in America, and who doesn't, this book offers an opportunity to celebrate the diverse paths and contributions of so many of our friends and neighbors. America is Immigrants features athletes and war heroes, Supreme Court justices and pop stars, fashion designers and Civil Rights leaders, including: Madeleine Albright Isabel Allende Desi Arnaz Isaac Asimov George Balanchine Sergey Brin Gisele Bundchen Willem de Kooning Marlene Dietrich Albert Einstein Alfred Hitchcock Arianna Huffington Enrique Iglesias Iman Hedy Lamarr Yo-Yo Ma Pedro Martinez Joni Mitchell Sidney Poitier Wolfgang Puck Rihanna Knute Rockne Nikola Tesla The von Trapps Elie Wiesel Anna Wintour"-- Provided by publisher.
THRIVING AS AN EMPATH : 365 DAYS OF SELF-CARE FOR SENSITIVE PEOPLE
"This daily reader provides 365 days of inspiration, guidance, self-care strategies, and meditative practices. Each entry ends with an intention for the day. Each season of the year has its own introduction outlining the special gifts and challenges of that time of year"-- Provided by publisher.
VOLUME CONTROL : HEARING IN A DEAFENING WORLD
by Owen, David, 1955- author.
617.8 OWE
Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an intricate assembly of delicate membranes, bones, receptor cells, and neurons. Yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf.
LONG ISLAND AERIALS THROUGH TIME
by Panchyk, Richard, author.
974.721 PAN
Long Island Aerials Through Time offers a treasure trove of never-before-seen highly detailed aerial photographs of Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties dating between the mid-1920s and 1940, taken by military aviators stationed at Mitchel Field in East Garden City. These stunning images depict a Long Island that is in most places vastly different from what we see today, predating modern suburbia and the construction of today's infrastructure. From Coney Island to Montauk, the book offers glimpses of a bygone era of farms and Gold Coast estates, and captures amazing scenes such as the 1939-40 World's Fair, a newly built Jones Beach, the rollercoasters of the Rockaways, and the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Auto Race.
SAVING GRAND CANYON : DAMS, DEALS, AND A NOBLE MYTH
by Pearson, Byron E., 1960- author.
979.132 PEA
"This book tells three interconnected stories: It chronicles a century of attempts to build dams in Grand Canyon and why those attempts failed. It demonstrates how the National Environmental Policy Act came out of these controversies. Finally, it debunks the myth that the Sierra Club saved Grand Canyon and shows how the club parlayed this perception into the leadership of the modern environmental movement after NEPA became law"-- Provided by publisher.
UNFOLLOW : A MEMOIR OF LOVING AND LEAVING THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH
by Phelps-Roper, Megan, 1986- author.
B PHELPS-ROPER
"At the age of five, Megan Phelps-Roper began protesting homosexuality and other alleged vices alongside fellow members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Founded by her grandfather and consisting almost entirely of her extended family, the tiny group would gain worldwide notoriety for its pickets at military funerals and celebrations of death and tragedy. As Phelps-Roper grew up, she saw that church members were close companions and accomplished debaters, applying the logic of predestination and the language of the King James Bible to everyday life with aplomb—which, as the church’s Twitter spokeswoman, she learned to do with great skill. Soon, however, dialogue on Twitter caused her to begin doubting the church’s leaders and message: If humans were sinful and fallible, how could the church itself be so confident about its beliefs? As she digitally jousted with critics, she started to wonder if sometimes they had a point—and then she began exchanging messages with a man who would help change her life." -- Provided by publisher.
RADICALS, RESISTANCE, AND REVENGE : THE LEFT
Judge Jeanine Pirro of Fox's Justice with Judge Jeanine outlines arguments for why she believes current progressive agendas are underlying basic American values
THAT WILL NEVER WORK : THE BIRTH OF NETFLIX AND THE AMAZING LIFE OF AN IDEA
The "story of how Netflix went from concept to company – all revealed by co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph"-- Publisher's description.
RACHAEL RAY 50 : MEMORIES AND MEALS FROM A SWEET AND SAVORY LIFE
America's favorite self-taught cook opens up about the most memorable moments of her life in this candid memoir-inspired cookbook featuring more than 125 all-new recipes.
THE FIRST CELL : AND THE HUMAN COSTS OF PURSUING CANCER TO THE LAST
A world-class oncologist delivers a devastating and deeply personal examination of cancer, offering a searing account of how both medicine and society (mis)treats cancer, how people can do better, and why they must.
TOUGH LOVE : MY STORY OF THE THINGS WORTH FIGHTING FOR
by Rice, Susan E., author.
B RICE
"Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice -- National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations -- delivers an inspiring account of a life in service to family and country"-- Provided by publisher.
BEAUTIFUL ON THE OUTSIDE : A MEMOIR
by Rippon, Adam, 1989- author.
B RIPPON
Former Olympic figure skater Rippon showcases his funny and inspiring personality in this entertaining memoir. From traveling to practices on the Greyhound bus next to ex-convicts to being so poor he could only afford to eat the free apples at his gym, Rippon got through the toughest times with a smile on his face, a glint in his eye, and a quip ready for anyone listening.
JEROME ROBBINS, BY HIMSELF : SELECTIONS FROM HIS LETTERS, JOURNALS, DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND AN UNFINISHED MEMOIR
"A selection of the unpublished writings, journals, and letters of Jerome Robbins, with additional texts by Amanda Vaill"-- Provided by publisher.
ELTON JOHN : ROCKET MAN
by Roberts, Chris, 1959- author.
B JOHN
"A celebratory retrospective of one of popular music’s most enduring and beloved stars, as he tours the world one last time."-- Amazon.com.
SITCOMMENTARY : TELEVISION COMEDIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA
by Robinson, Mark A., 1973- author.
791.4561 ROB
"From I Love Lucy to Black-ish, sitcoms have often paved the way for social change. Television comedy has long been on the frontline in how America evolves on social issues. There is something about comedy that makes difficult issues more palatable— with humor an effective device for presenting ideas that lead to social change. From I Love Lucy which introduced the first television pregnancy to Will & Grace, which normalized gay characters, the situation comedy has challenged the public to revisit social mores and reshape how we think about the world in which we live. In Sitcommentary: Television Comedies That Changed America, Mark A. Robinson looks at more than three dozen programs that have tackled social issues, from the 1940s to the present. The author examines shows that frequently addressed hot-button topics throughout their runs— such as All in the Family, Maude, and Black-ish— as well as programs with special episodes that grappled with a societal concern like ageism, class, gender, race, or sexual orientation. Among the important sitcoms discussed in this volume are such beloved shows as The Brady Bunch, A Different World, The Facts of Life, The Golden Girls, Good Times, The Jeffersons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, Modern Family, Murphy Brown, One Day at a Time, Roseanne, and Soap. Each has broken down barriers and facilitated discussion, debate, and social evolution in America. Arranged in chronological order, these TV shows have influenced the masses by tackling tough topics or shining a spotlight on taboo subjects. With discussions of some of the most popular shows of all time, Sitcommentary will appeal to fans of these shows as well as anyone interested in the cultural history of America and American television." -- Description provided by publisher.
NOTHING FANCY : UNFUSSY FOOD FOR HAVING PEOPLE OVER
by Roman, Alison, author.
641.5 ROM
"I have always been allergic to the word 'entertaining.' But having people over? Well, that's just making dinner, but you know, with more people. Unfussy food, unfussy vibes, and the permission to be imperfect, no occasion necessary (other than to eat, of course)." -back cover.
THE WAY I HEARD IT
by Rowe, Mike, 1962- author.
818.602 ROW
"Emmy-award winning gadfly Mike Rowe presents a ridiculously entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America's #1 short-form podcast, The Way I Heard It, along with a host of memories, ruminations, illustrations, and insights. It's a delightful collection of mysteries. A mosaic. A memoir. A charming, surprising must-read"-- Provided by publisher.
HUMAN COMPATIBLE : ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE PROBLEM OF CONTROL
by Russell, Stuart J. (Stuart Jonathan), author.
006.301 RUS
"In the popular imagination, superhuman artificial intelligence is an approaching tidal wave that threatens not just jobs and human relationships, but civilization itself. Conflict between humans and machines is seen as inevitable and its outcome all too predictable. In this groundbreaking book, distinguished AI researcher Stuart Russell argues that this scenario can be avoided, but only if we rethink AI from the ground up. Russell begins by exploring the idea of intelligence in humans and in machines. He describes the near-term benefits we can expect, from intelligent personal assistants to vastly accelerated scientific research, and outlines the AI breakthroughs that still have to happen before we reach superhuman AI. He also spells out the ways humans are already finding to misuse AI, from lethal autonomous weapons to viral sabotage. If the predicted breakthroughs occur and superhuman AI emerges, we will have created entities far more powerful than ourselves. How can we ensure they never, ever, have power over us? Russell suggests that we can rebuild AI on a new foundation, according to which machines are designed to be inherently uncertain about the human preferences they are required to satisfy. Such machines would be humble, altruistic, and committed to pursue our objectives, not theirs. This new foundation would allow us to create machines that are provably deferential and provably beneficial. In a 2014 editorial co-authored with Stephen Hawking, Russell wrote, "Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last." Solving the problem of control over AI is not just possible it is the key that unlocks a future of unlimited promise"-- Provided by publisher.
FOR SMALL CREATURES SUCH AS WE : RITUALS FOR FINDING MEANING IN OUR UNLIKELY WORLD
by Sagan, Sasha (Alexandra Rachel Druyan), author.
390 SAG
"Part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is the first book from the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan--a luminous exploration of all Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed"-- Provided by publisher.
THE TITANIC EFFECT : SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING THE UNCERTAINTIES THAT SINK MOST STARTUPS
"Like the Titanic, venture failure is nearly always the result of a series of errors that were not obviousproblems that lurked beneath the surfacethat were a consequence of navigating uncertainty in the early stages of development. Dr. Todd Saxton and Dr. Kim Saxton, business professors, and Michael Cloran, a serial entrepreneur, show similar patterns for entrepreneurial ventures by drawing on lessons learned from the Titanic, as well as case studies of failed and successful startups. Hidden debts accumulated early in the life of even the most promising startup can subsequently sink them. The Titanic Effect offers suggestions for entrepreneurs and investors on how to identify and manage these hidden debts and sail to the promised land"-- Publisher's description.
GUITAR : THE WORLD
by Schiller, David (Artist), author.
787.87 SCH
An obsessive, full-color book presented in an irresistible slipcase, Guitar features 200 instruments in stunning detail. Here are icons, like Prince's Yellow Cloud, Willie Nelson's "Trigger," Muddy Water's Thunderbird, and "Rocky," lovingly hand-painted by its owner, George Harrison. Historic instruments—Fender's Broadcaster, Les Paul's "Log," the Gibson Nick Lucas Special, the very first artist model. Hand-carved archtops, pinnacles of the luthier's art, from John D'Angelico to Ken Parker. Stunning acoustics from a new wave of women builders, like Rosie Heydenrych of England, who's known to use 5,000-year-old wood retrieved from a peat bog. And quirky one-of-a-kind guitars, like Linda Manzer’s Pikasso II—four necks, 42 strings, and a thousand pounds of pressure. Marrying pure visual pleasure with layers of information, Guitar is a glorious gift for every guitar-lover
EXTRAORDINARY DOGS : STORIES FROM SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS, COMFORT DOGS, AND OTHER CANINE HEROES
"A beautiful photo book showcasing more than 50 heroic dogs "in uniform" and their stories, from photographer Liz Stavrinides and author John Schlimm. Extraordinary Dogs portrays more than fifty working dogs, along with the police officers, firefighters, veterans, and other trained volunteer handlers who serve side-by-side with them. Their moving stories and beautiful photographs are an unprecedented glimpse at Comfort Dogs and Search and Rescue Dogs, along with bomb-detecting TSA dogs and canine ambassadors from across the United States. * The stories of the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs take readers behind the scenes of their headlining deployments-such as the Boston Marathon bombing, Superstorm Sandy, and the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. * Search and Rescue K-9 teams reveal what it's really like to travel into the eye of natural disasters, accidents, crime scenes, and the worst terrorist strike in recorded history. * At Washington Dulles International Airport, readers meet several of the Department of Homeland Security's TSA dogs whose sole job it is to keep the flying public safe from explosives and other dangers. Extraordinary Dogs is both a portrait of what love, hope, courage, and heroism look like in their purest forms and a tribute to the eternal and impactful bonds we forge with our furry friends"-- Provided by publisher.
INVESTED : CHANGING FOREVER THE WAY AMERICANS INVEST
by Schwab, Charles, author.
B SCHWAB
In this deeply personal memoir, Schwab describes his passion to have Main Street participate in the growing economy as investors and owners, not only earners. Schwab opens up about his dyslexia and how he worked around and ultimately embraced it, and about the challenges he faced while starting his fledgling company in the 1970s. A year into his grand experiment in discounted stock trading, living in a small apartment in Sausalito with his wife, Helen, and new baby, he carried a six-figure debt and a pocketful of personal loans. As it turned out, customers flocked to Schwab, leaving his small team scrambling with scarce resources and no road map to manage the company's growth.He recounts the company's game-changing sale to Bank of America - and how, in the end, the merger almost doomed his organization. We learn about the clever and timely leveraged buyout he crafted to regain independence the crushing stock market collapse of 1987, just weeks after the company had gone public the dot-com meltdown of 2000 and its reverberating aftermath of economic stagnation, layoffs, and the company's eventual reinvention and how the company's focus on managing risk protected it and its clients during the financial crisis in 2008, propelling its growth.A remarkable story of a company succeeding by challenging norms and conventions through decades of change, Invested also offers unique insights and lifelong principles for listeners - the values that Schwab has lived and worked by that have made him one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time. Today, his eponymous company is one of the leading financial services firms in the world.
THE SEINE : THE RIVER THAT MADE PARIS
by Sciolino, Elaine, author.
944.36 SCI
"In the spring of 1978, as a young journalist in Paris, Elaine Sciolino was seduced by a river. In The Seine, she tells the story of that river through its rich history and lively characters-a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat- dweller, a famous cinematographer known for capturing the river's light. She patrols with river police, rows with a restorer of antique boats, discovers a champagne vineyard, and even dares to swim in the Seine. Sciolino's keen eye and vivid prose bring the river to life as she discovers its origins on a remote plateau in Burgundy, where a pagan goddess healed pilgrims at an ancient temple. She follows the Seine to Le Havre, where it meets the sea. Braiding memoir, travelogue, and history through the Seine's winding route, Sciolino offers a love letter to Paris and the river at its heart and invites readers to explore its magic."-- Provided by publisher.
NARRATIVE ECONOMICS : HOW STORIES GO VIRAL AND DRIVE MAJOR ECONOMIC EVENTS
"Economists have long based their forecasts on financial aggregates such as price-earnings ratios, asset prices, and exchange rate fluctuations, and used them to produce statistically informed speculations about the future--with limited success. Robert Shiller employs such aggregates in his own forecasts, but has famously complemented them with observations about the influence of mass psychology on certain events. This approach has come to be known as behavioral economics. How can economists effectively capture the effects of psychology and its influence on economic events and change? Shiller attempts to help us better understand how psychology affects events by explaining how popular economic stories arise, how they grow viral, and ultimately how they drive economic developments. After defining narrative economics in the book's preface with allusions to the advent of both the Great Depression and to World War II, Shiller presents an example of a recent economic narrative gone viral in the story of Bitcoin. Next, he explains how narrative economics works with reference to how other disciplines incorporate narrative into their analyses and also to how epidemiology explains how disease goes viral. He then presents accounts of recurring economic narratives, including the gold standard, real estate booms, war and depression, and stock market booms and crashes. He ends his book with a blueprint for future research by economists on narrative economics"-- Provided by publisher.
BOOM : MAD MONEY, MEGA DEALERS, AND THE RISE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
by Shnayerson, Michael, author.
701.03 SHN
TOUCHED BY THE SUN : MY FRIENDSHIP WITH JACKIE
by Simon, Carly, author.
B SIMON
A chance encounter at a summer party on Martha's Vineyard blossomed into an improbable but enduring friendship between Simon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. An intimate, vulnerable, and insightful portrait of the bond that grew between two iconic and starkly different American women, this work is a celebration of kinship in all its many forms.
REMBRANDT DRAWINGS
by Slive, Seymour, 1920-2014, author.
741.9492 SLI
SHEERAN :   A BIOGRAPHY
by Smith, Sean, 1955-
B SHEERAN
Smith describes the setbacks Sheeran faced before his fortunes were transformed by Elton John's management company, a major label deal, and a song that changed everything... with some help from Taylor Swift. Now Sheeran has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, earned $432 million touring in 2018 alone, and broken records with his 2018 UK tour—but still made time to play for just 400 people at a charity night to raise money for the homeless last year. And just when his celebrity seemingly couldn't grow any bigger, Sheeran recently starred in his first feature film, Yesterday, and released his all-features fourth studio album, No. 67 Collaborations Project —singing alongside Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Eminem, Camila Cabello, and others.
PERMANENT RECORD
by Snowden, Edward J., 1983- author.
B SNOWDEN
"In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it. Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online- a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet's conscience. Written with witt, grace, passion, and unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic:-- Provided by publisher.
HAND HEWN : THE TRADITIONS, TOOLS, AND ENDURING BEAUTY OF TIMBER FRAMING
Hand Hewn is a gorgeous celebration of the traditions and artistry of timber-frame building, a 7,000-year-old craft that holds an enduring attraction for its simple elegance and resilience. Internationally renowned timber-frame architect and craftsman Jack A. Sobon offers a fascinating look at how the natural, organic forms of trees become the framework for a home, with profiles of the classic tools he uses to hand hew and shape each timber, and explanations of the engineering of the wooden joinery that connects the timbers without a single nail. Inspiring photos of Sobon’s original interior home designs, as well as historical examples of long-lived structures in Europe and North America, make this a compelling tribute to the lasting value of artisanal craftsmanship and a thoughtful, deliberate approach to designing buildings.
SAILING TRUE NORTH : TEN ADMIRALS AND THE VOYAGE OF CHARACTER
by Stavridis, James, author.
359.0092 STA
"From one of the most distinguished admirals of our time and a former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, a meditation on leadership and character refracted through the lives of ten of the most illustrious naval commanders in history."-- jacket.
CYBERSECURITY
by Steinberg, Joseph, author.
005.8 STE
Protecting your business and family against cyber attacks! If keeping your business or your family safe from Cybersecurity threats is on your to-do list, Cybersecurity For Dummies will introduce you to the basics of becoming cyber-secure! You will learn what threats exist, and how to identify, protect against, detect, and respond to these threats, as well as how to recover once there has been a breach! This book helps you identify vulnerabilities that may make you a target of cyber-crime and helps you stay on top of your security game. Inside: - The who and what of cybersecurity threats - Basic cybersecurity concepts - What to do to be cyber-secure - What to do when an attack occurs - Emerging technologies and their impact on Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Careers.
INFORMATION WARS : HOW WE LOST THE GLOBAL BATTLE AGAINST DISINFORMATION & WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT
"In February of 2013, Richard Stengel, the former editor-in-chief of Time, joined the Obama administration as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Within days, two shocking events made world-wide headlines: ISIS executed American journalist James Foley on a graphic video seen by tens of millions, and Vladimir Putin's "little green men"-Russian special forces-invaded Crimea, amid a blizzard of Russian denials and false flags. What these events had in common besides their violent law-lessness is that they were the opening salvos in a new era of global information war, where countries and non-state actors use social media and disinformation to create their own narratives and undermine anyone who opposes them. Stengel was thrust onto the front lines of this battle as he was tasked with responding to the relentless weaponizing of information and grievance by ISIS, Russia, China, and others. He saw the scale of what he was up against and found himself hopelessly outgunned. Then, in 2016, the wars Stengel was fighting abroad came home during the presidential election, as "fake news" became a rallying cry and the Russians used the techniques they learned in Ukraine to influence the election here. Rarely has an accomplished journalist been not only a close observer but also a principal participant in the debates and decisions of American foreign policy. Stengel takes you behind the scenes in the ritualized world of diplomacy, from the daily 8:30 morning huddle with a restless John Kerry to a midnight sit-down in Saudi Arabia with the prince of darkness Mohammed bin Salman. The result is a rich account of a losing battle against trolls and bots-who are every bit as insidious as their names imply."-- Provided by publisher.
DARK SKIES : A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ASTROTOURISM
by Stimac, Valerie, author.
523 STI
"Discover the best stargazing destinations around the world with Lonely Planet. This comprehensive companion includes guides to 35 dark-sky sites and national parks, where to see the aurora, the next decade of total solar eclipses and how to view rocket launches, plus the lowdown on commercial space flight"--Page [4] of cover.
GOLIATH : THE 100-YEAR WAR BETWEEN MONOPOLY POWER AND DEMOCRACY
"A startling look at how concentrated financial power and consumerism transformed American politics, resulting in the emergence of populism and authoritarianism, the fall of the Democratic Party--while also providing the steps needed to create a new democracy"-- Provided by publisher.
HATE INC  : WHY TODAY
by Taibbi, Matt, author.
302.23 TAI
In this characteristically turbocharged new book, celebrated Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi provides an insider's guide to the variety of ways today's mainstream media tells us lies. Part tirade, part confessional, it reveals that what most people think of as "the news" is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business.
KEEP IT MOVING : LESSONS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
by Tharp, Twyla, author.
158.1 THA
"One of the world's leading artists-a living legend-and bestselling author of The Creative Habit shares her secrets for harnessing vitality and finding purpose as you age. From insight to action, Keep It Moving is a guidebook for expanding one's possibilities over the course of a lifetime"-- Provided by publisher.
ON THE PLAIN OF SNAKES : A MEXICAN JOURNEY
by Theroux, Paul, author.
917.2 THE
"Legendary travel writer Paul Theroux fearlessly drives the entire length of the US-Mexico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today's brutal headlines"-- Provided by publisher.
DESIGNING FOR DISASTER : DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE
"The climate is changing and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials--brick, stone, wood--and timeless design used to be the key to building homes that would last for generations. But a warming planet, coupled with severe weather events has changed the equation and raised the stakes, sometimes literally. Aimed at homeowners, architects, and builders, this book presents sixteen innovative homes that represent the best of resiliency practices in four categories--earth, wind, fire, and water--plus a list of resources from organizations such as FEMA and the National Fire Protection Agency. Few local building codes provide adequate protection from the forces of global warming, which will proliferate in this century. These examples illustrate the importance of next-level home design to help resist climate change--the most urgent issue of our time." -- Back cover.
TRICK MIRROR : REFLECTIONS ON SELF-DELUSION
by Tolentino, Jia, author.
306.0973 TOL
"A breakout writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture with verve, deftness, and intellectual ferocity--for readers who've wondered what Susan Sontag would have been like if she had brain damage from the internet." --Cover, page 2.
LETTERS FROM AN ASTROPHYSICIST
by Tyson, Neil deGrasse, author.
523.01 TYS
A luminous companion to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world's largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator. Tyson's 2017 bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Tyson's most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson's quest to explore our place in the cosmos.
JGV : A LIFE IN 12 RECIPES
by Vongerichten, Jean-Georges, author.
B VONGERICHTEN
"One of the most influential chef-restaurateurs of all time reflects on a career defined by surprising, delicious food. Jean- Georges Vongerichten was born into a coal- business family in rural Alsace. He didn't enroll at a top culinary program. He was kicked out of high school at age fifteen. How, then, did he find himself apprenticing with the most renowned chefs, opening restaurants across the world, and cementing his legacy in the New York City food scene? JGV is Vongerichten's passionate answer, his life and the recipes that moved him. With humor and heart, he opens up as never before, telling the story of his mother's goose stew, enlivened with a coffee slurry, and of his first taste of tom yum kung soup, served hot at a stand off a Bangkok highway. Every story is full of wisdom, conveyed with the magnanimity and precision that has made this chef's name. With old handwritten menus and black- and- white photographs throughout, this is a book for young chefs, as well as anyone who has stood at a stove and wondered what might be"-- Provided by publisher.
THE CONSEQUENTIAL FRONTIER : CHALLENGING THE PRIVATIZATION OF SPACE
"Earth is in trouble--so dramatically that we're now scrambling to explore space for valuable resources and a home for permanent colonization. With the era of NASA's dominance now behind us, the private sector is winning this new space race. But if humans and their private wealth have made such a mess of Earth, who can say we won't do the same in space? In The Consequential Frontier, business and technology journalist Peter Ward is raising this vital question before it's too late. Interviewing tech CEOs, inventors, scientists, lobbyists, politicians, and future civilian astronauts, Ward sheds light on a whole industry beyond headline-grabbing rocket billionaires like Bezos and Musk, and introduces the new generation of activists trying to keep it from rushing recklessly into the cosmos. With optimism for what humans might accomplish in space if we could leave our tendency toward deregulation, inequality, and environmental destruction behind, Ward shows just how much cooperation it will take to protect our universal resource and how beneficial it could be for all of us"-- Provided by publisher.
BLOC BY BLOC : HOW TO BUILD A GLOBAL ENTERPRISE FOR THE NEW REGIONAL ORDER
This is a work of economic geography about how best to organize global enterprises--whether firms or NGOs--for an emerging age of regionalization. Steven Weber argues that the day of the Globally Integrated Enterprise (GIE) is passing, along with its enabling idea that there will eventually be one global regime governing trade. He explains that a new global economy will coalesce around regional blocs dominated by separate standard-setters, like the US, China, and the EU. The "regions," however, will not necessarily consist exclusively of nations in the same geographical area, as some countries will prefer to align their standards and economies with those of hegemons far away. The world promised by this system may be more prosperous and less anxious about the homogenization of culture. Given rivalries between the blocs, however, it may also be more dangerous.-- Provided by publisher.
SELF-PORTRAIT IN BLACK AND WHITE : UNLEARNING RACE
by Williams, Thomas Chatterton, 1981- author.
305.8 WIL
"A meditation on race and identity from one of our most provocative cultural critics. A reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family's multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is assumed to be white. Thomas Chatterton Williams, the son of a 'black' father from the segregated South and a 'white' mother from the West, spent his whole life believing the dictum that a single drop of 'black blood' makes a person black. This was so fundamental to his self-conception that he'd never rigorously reflected on its foundations -- but the shock of his experience as the black father of two extremely white-looking children led him to question these long-held convictions. 'It is not that I have come to believe that I am no longer black or that my daughter is white,' Williams writes. 'It is that these categories cannot adequately capture either of us.' Beautifully written and bound to upset received opinions on race, Self-Portrait in Black and White is an urgent work for our time"-- Provided by publisher.

 

 

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