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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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  • Diane Muldrow

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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Thrive

Thrive

The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

by Arianna Huffington

Hardcover, 342 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published March 25 2014 | purchase
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  • The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
  • Arianna Huffington

Thrive explores the nurturing of well-being, wisdom and compassion to create a healthy work-life balance.

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A Call to Action

A Call to Action

Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

by Jimmy Carter

Hardcover, 211 pages, Simon & Schuster, $28, published March 25 2014 | purchase
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  • Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
  • Jimmy Carter

The former president looks at the suffering, discrimination and abuse suffered by women around the world.

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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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  • An Unnatural History
  • Elizabeth Kolbert

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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  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • Daniel James Brown

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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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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  • Chelsea Handler

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

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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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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  • Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  • Malcolm Gladwell

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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William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back

William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back

by Ian Doescher

Hardcover, 172 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published March 18 2014 | purchase
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  • Ian Doescher

This book reimagines the classic saga of a brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor and their jesting droids as they match wits, struggle for power and soliloquize in elegant iambic pentameter.

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

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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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 Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
  • Michio Kaku

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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How About Never - Is Never Good for You?

How About Never - Is Never Good for You?

My Life in Cartoons

by Bob Mankoff

Hardcover, 285 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $32.50, published March 25 2014 | purchase
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  • Bob Mankoff

A memoir in cartoons by a longtime editor of The New Yorker collects his most popular illustrations in a tribute to the form, tracing his youth and career while assessing the psychology of cartooning.

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

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 Story of the Jews

The Story of the Jews

Finding the Words 1000 BC -1492 AD

by Simon Schama

Hardcover, 288 pages, HarperCollins, $39.99, published March 18 2014 | purchase
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  • Finding the Words 1000 BC -1492 AD
  • Simon Schama

This illustrated companion to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews traces the Jewish experience, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492.

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Lean In

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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  • Sheryl Sandberg

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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