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Lean In

Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg

Hardcover, 228 pages, Random House Inc, $24.95, published March 11 2013 | purchase

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Lean In
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Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
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Sheryl Sandberg

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Facebook's chief operating officer shares provocative, anecdotal advice for women, urging them to take risks and seek new challenges to find work that they can love and engage in passionately.

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I Could Pee On This

And Other Poems By Cats

by Francesco Marciuliano

Hardcover, 111 pages, Chronicle Books, $12.95, published August 15 2012 | purchase

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I Could Pee On This
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And Other Poems By Cats
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Francesco Marciuliano

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Francesco Marciuliano, author of the comic strip Sally Forth, gives voice to the thoughts and feelings of cats in this collection of poems attributed to felines.

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My Beloved World

A Memoir

by Sonia Sotomayor

Hardcover, 320 pages, Random House Inc, $27.95, published January 15 2013 | purchase

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My Beloved World
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A Memoir
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Sonia Sotomayor

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The first Hispanic-American on the U.S. Supreme Court shares the story of her life before becoming a judge, describing such experiences as her youth in a Bronx housing project, her relationship with a passionately spiritual grandparent, the ambition that fueled her Ivy League education and the individuals who helped shape her career.

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Help, Thanks, Wow

The Three Essential Survival Prayers

by Anne Lamott

Hardcover, 102 pages, Penguin Group USA, $17.95, published November 13 2012 | purchase

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Help, Thanks, Wow
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The Three Essential Survival Prayers
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Anne Lamott

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Help, Thanks, Wow describes the three simple prayers — asking for assistance from a higher power, expressing gratitude and feeling awe — that help to deal with the hardships of daily life.

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Wild

From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

by Cheryl Strayed

Hardcover, 336 pages, Knopf, $25.95, published March 20 2012 | purchase

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Wild
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From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
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Cheryl Strayed

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At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington state — and she would do it alone.

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Behind The Beautiful Forevers

Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

by Katherine Boo

Hardcover, 256 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published February 7 2012 | purchase

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Behind The Beautiful Forevers
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Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
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Katherine Boo

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A profile of everyday life in the settlement of Annawadi as experienced by a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother and a young scrap-metal thief. The story illuminates the way their efforts to build better lives are challenged by religion, caste and economic tensions.

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Detroit

An American Autopsy

by Charlie LeDuff

Hardcover, 286 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published February 7 2013 | purchase

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Detroit
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An American Autopsy
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Charlie LeDuff

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When he returned to his old hometown, Detroit, Charlie LeDuff was horrified to see how far the city had fallen. He used his reporting experience to try to uncover what had happened to what was once America's richest city.

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Salt Sugar Fat

How the Food Giants Hooked Us

by Michael Moss

Hardcover, 446 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published February 26 2013 | purchase

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Salt Sugar Fat
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How the Food Giants Hooked Us
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Michael Moss

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A New York Times reporter traces the rise of the processed food industry and how addictive salt, sugar and fat have enabled its dominance in the past half-century. He identifies deliberate corporate practices behind current trends in obesity, diabetes and other health challenges.

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Life Code

The New Rules for Winning in the Real World

by Dr. Phil McGraw

Hardcover, 241 pages, Ingram Pub Services, $26, published February 12 2013 | purchase

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Life Code
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The New Rules for Winning in the Real World
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Dr. Phil McGraw

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Dr. Phil presents advice on how to deal with people who abuse and exploit others, and shares the right strategies to ensure personal fulfillment and successful relationships.

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Unbroken

A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

by Laura Hillenbrand

Hardcover, 473 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published November 16 2010 | purchase

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A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
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Laura Hillenbrand

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Unbroken tells the gripping true story of a U.S. airman who was the sole survivor when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II. He faced thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft and an even greater trial.

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The Future

Six Drivers of Global Change

by Albert Gore

Hardcover, 558 pages, Random House Inc, $30, published January 29 2013 | purchase

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The Future
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Six Drivers of Global Change
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Albert Gore

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Former Vice President Al Gore explains the six forces that are shaping our world: economic globalization, digital communications, a shifting balance of power, unsustainable growth, scientific revolutions and our changing relationship with our ecosystem.

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The Drunken Botanist

The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks

by Amy Stewart

Hardcover, 381 pages, Workman Pub Co, $19.95, published March 19 2013 | purchase

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The Drunken Botanist
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The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
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Amy Stewart

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From beer to bourbon, and martinis to Manhattans, all the world's alcoholic drinks come from plants. Garden writer Amy Stewart explores the plants behind our favorite cocktails: the fruits and grains that become alcohol; the herbs that add flavor; and the garnishes and mixers that add the finishing touches.

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Whitey Bulger

America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice

by Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy

Hardcover, 478 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $26.95, published February 11 2013 | purchase

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Whitey Bulger
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America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice
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Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy

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Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy trace James "Whitey" Bulger's life, from his childhood and extraordinary criminal career to his time as an informant and his capture in 2011.

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Out of Order

Stories From the History of the Supreme Court

by Sandra Day O'Connor

Hardcover, 233 pages, Random House Inc, $14.60, published March 5 2013 | purchase

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Out of Order
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Stories From the History of the Supreme Court
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Sandra Day O'Connor

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The former Supreme Court justice shares stories about the history and evolution of the Supreme Court, tracing the roles of key contributors and sharing the events behind important transformations.

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Wheat Belly

Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

by William Davis, M.D.

Hardcover, 292 pages, Rodale Books , $25.99, published August 30 2011 | purchase

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Wheat Belly
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Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
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William Davis, M.D.

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William Davis argues that wheat plays a leading role in the nation's obesity epidemic. His book, Wheat Belly, is a guide to losing weight by eliminating wheat from the diet and applying nutritional guidelines to a plan also designed to address various related health problems.