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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book

by Diane Muldrow

Hardcover, 1 volume (unpaged), Random House Childrens Books, $9.99, published September 24 2013 | purchase

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
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Diane Muldrow

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A "guide to life" for grown fans of classic Little Golden Books combines lighthearted advice with illustrations from 60 favorites that convey such nuggets of wisdom as "don't forget to enjoy your wedding," "be a hugger" and "sweatpants are bad for morale."

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The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction

An Unnatural History

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Hardcover, 319 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published February 11 2014 | purchase

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The Sixth Extinction
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An Unnatural History
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Elizabeth Kolbert

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Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists and other researchers to discuss five devastating mass extinctions and to predict the coming of a sixth.

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The Boys in the Boat

The Boys In The Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

by Daniel James Brown

Hardcover, 404 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published June 4 2013 | purchase

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The Boys In The Boat
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Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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Daniel James Brown

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Daniel James Brown traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.

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Blood Will Out

Blood Will Out

The True Story of A Murder, A Mystery, and A Masquerade

by Walter Kirn

Hardcover, 255 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $25.95, published March 10 2014 | purchase

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Blood Will Out
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The True Story of A Murder, A Mystery, and A Masquerade
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Walter Kirn

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The true story of a young novelist who meets and befriends an eccentric, privileged New Yorker when he delivers a crippled hunting dog to him from an animal shelter, and later discovers that his friend was a serial imposter and brutal double-murderer.

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David and Goliath

David and Goliath

Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

by Malcolm Gladwell

Hardcover, 305 pages, Little Brown & Co, $29, published October 1 2013 | purchase

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David and Goliath
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Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
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Malcolm Gladwell

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David and Goliath uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak, the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed.

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Grain Brain

Grain Brain

The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain's Silent Killers

by David Perlmutter, M.D. and Kristin Loberg

Hardcover, 323 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27, published September 17 2013 | purchase

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Grain Brain
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The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers
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David Perlmutter, M.D. and Kristin Loberg

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A neurologist describes how carbs, even the healthy ones, destroy brain function and cause a range of diseases, including ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches and depression. He offers a 30-day plan to reprogram dietary habits and repair brain cells.

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Uganda Be Kidding Me

Uganda Be Kidding Me

by Chelsea Handler

Hardcover, 257 pages, Grand Central Pub, $27, published March 4 2014 | purchase

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Uganda Be Kidding Me
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Chelsea Handler

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The talk show host presents a collection of humorous essays about her life and loves and the state of the world.

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The Future of the Mind

The Future of the Mind

The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

by Michio Kaku

Hardcover, 377 pages, Random House Inc, $28.95, published February 25 2014 | purchase

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The Future of the Mind
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The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
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Michio Kaku

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A survey of current groundbreaking research into the human mind reveals how top international laboratories have innovated unique technologies for recording mental capabilities and enabling controversial opportunities in the field of cognition enhancement.

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The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet

Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast

by Mark Hyman

Hardcover, 338 pages, Little Brown & Co, $28, published February 25 2014 | purchase

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The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet
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Activate Your Body's Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast
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Mark Hyman

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The Blood Sugar Solution outlines a low-insulin weight-loss program that demonstrates how to activate the body's natural abilities to burn fat, reduce inflammation and enable other long-term health benefits.

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Unbroken

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 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 Sibley Guide to Birds

The Sibley Guide To Birds

by David Allen Sibley

Paperback, 598 pages, Random House Inc, $40, published March 11 2014 | purchase

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The Sibley Guide To Birds
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David Allen Sibley

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The Second Edition of The Sibley Guide To Birds builds on the foundation of the 2000 first edition, offering expanded and updated information, new paintings, new and rare species and a new design.

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Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed

Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

by Brigid Schulte

Hardcover, 353 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $26, published March 11 2014 | purchase

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Overwhelmed
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Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
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Brigid Schulte

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Drawing on interviews with neuroscientists, sociologists and working parents, an award-winning journalist explores the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed and seeks insights, answers and inspiration for achieving the perfect work-life balance.

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10% Happier

10% Happier

How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-help That Actually Works: A True Story

by Dan Harris

Hardcover, 237 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published March 11 2014 | purchase

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10% Happier
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How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-help That Actually Works: A True Story
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Dan Harris

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The TV anchor takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news looking to discover a way to happiness.

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Astoria

Astoria

John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival

by Peter Stark

Hardcover, 366 pages, HarperCollins, $27.99, published March 4 2014 | purchase

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Astoria
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John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
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Peter Stark

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Drawing on original source material, this true story documents the 1810 expedition to establish Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.

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You Can Date Boys When You're Forty

You Can Date Boys When You're Forty

Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About

by Dave Barry

Hardcover, 224 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published March 4 2014 | purchase

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You Can Date Boys When You're Forty
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Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About
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Dave Barry

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An uproarious exploration of parenthood You Can Date Boys When You're Forty considers topics ranging from family trips and accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert to bat mitzvah parties and planning one's funeral.

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