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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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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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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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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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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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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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The FastDiet

Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer With the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting

by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer

Hardcover, 212 pages, Pocket Books, $24, published February 26 2013 | purchase

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The FastDiet
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Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer With the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting
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Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer

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The FastDiet presents a plan to lose weight by limiting caloric intake for two nonconsecutive days each week, a strategy that is thought to slow the aging process and reduce the risk of disease.

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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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Unbroken
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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 true story of a U.S. airman who survived his bomber crashing into the sea during World War II. After that, he faced thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst, starvation and a prisoner-of-war camp.

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The Girls Of Atomic City

The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win World War II

by Denise Kiernan

Hardcover, 373 pages, Simon & Schuster, $27, published March 5 2013 | purchase

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The Girls Of Atomic City
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The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win World War II
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Denise Kiernan

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In Oak Ridge, Tenn., during World War II, thousands of young women were helping the war effort. They knew that sharing even seemingly innocent details about their labors could be cause for dismissal. Their work was as mysterious as it was top-secret — until the bombs were dropped.

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Those Angry Days

Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight over World War II, 1939-1941

by Lynne Olson

Hardcover, 548 pages, Random House Inc, $18, published March 26 2013 | purchase

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Those Angry Days
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Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight over World War II, 1939-1941
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Lynne Olson

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Lynne Olson traces the crisis period leading up to America entering World War II, describing the nation's polarized interventionist and isolationist factions as represented by the government, in the press and on the streets.

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Sum It Up

1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective

by Pat Summitt and Sally Jenkins

Hardcover, 407 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published March 5 2013 | purchase

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Sum It Up
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1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
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Pat Summitt and Sally Jenkins

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The former head coach of the Tennessee Vols women's basketball team describes how her upbringing helped her to develop a balanced coaching style and recounts her battle with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

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Daring Greatly

How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

by Brene Brown

Hardcover, 287 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26, published September 11 2012 | purchase

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Daring Greatly
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How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
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Brene Brown

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Brene Brown encourages readers to embrace their vulnerabilities to live whole, courageous lives. She writes that traits typically regarded as character flaws and weaknesses are actually clear paths to engagement and meaningful connections.

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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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