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Scratching the Horizon

Scratching the Horizon

A Surfing Life

by Izzy Paskowitz and Dan Paisner

Hardcover, 289 pages, St Martins Pr, $24.99, published August 21 2012 | purchase
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  • A Surfing Life
  • Izzy Paskowitz and Dan Paisner

The founder of Surfers Healing, a foundation devoted to expanding the horizons of children with autism through surfing, recounts his unusual upbringing and shares the realities of adulthood.

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The Last Pirate

The Last Pirate

A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana

by Tony Dokoupil

Hardcover, 252 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published April 1 2014 | purchase
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  • A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana
  • Tony Dokoupil

Tony Dokoupil traces the story of the his father's rise and fall as a marijuana smuggler against a backdrop of Reagan politics and the heated debates about the drug that continue today.

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Parentology

Parentology

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted to Ask

by Dalton Conley

Hardcover, 237 pages, Simon & Schuster, $25, published March 18 2014 | purchase
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  • Everything You Wanted to Know About the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted to Ask
  • Dalton Conley

Outlines an engaged approach to child-rearing that is based on strategies for fostering child creativity and confidence, describing the author's experiences with such methods as bribing, conditioning psychology and placebo medications.

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My Life in the Middle Ages

My Life in the Middle Ages

A Survivor's Tale

by James Atlas

Paperback, 220 pages, HarperCollins, $13.95, published April 1 2006 | purchase
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  • My Life in the Middle Ages
  • A Survivor's Tale
  • James Atlas

A humorous memoir of the foibles of midlife features essays on such topics as the period's joys and challenges, the lessons learned by the author in literature and from the people he encountered, and the outcomes of his life choices.

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It's Complicated

It's Complicated

The Social Lives of Networked Teens

by Danah Boyd

Hardcover, 281 pages, Yale Univ Pr, $25, published February 25 2014 | purchase
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  • The Social Lives of Networked Teens
  • Danah Boyd

Surveys the online social habits of American teens and analyzes the role technology and social media plays in their lives, examining common misconceptions about such topics as identity, privacy, danger, and bullying.

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All Joy and No Fun

All Joy and No Fun

The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

by Jennifer Senior

Hardcover, 308 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published January 28 2014 | purchase
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  • All Joy and No Fun
  • The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
  • Jennifer Senior

Drawing on a vast array of sources in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy and anthropology, journalist Jennifer Senior challenges our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, while revealing the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives.NPR Bestseller

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Salaam, Love

Salaam, Love

American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy

by Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi

Paperback, 238 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published February 4 2014 | purchase
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  • American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy
  • Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi

Twenty-two writers, who are American Muslim men, speak openly about their romantic lives, offering a rare glimpse into their hearts, culture and religion, and sharing candid, humorous and revealing stories about loyalty, betrayal, intimacy and insecurity.

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The Death Class

The Death Class

A True Story About Life

by Erika Hayasaki

Hardcover, 263 pages, Simon & Schuster, $25, published January 14 2014 | purchase
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  • A True Story About Life
  • Erika Hayasaki

The professor of a popular class on the stages of dying, death and bereavement shows her students how to truly heal and live their lives through contemplating the end in this investigative report from an award-winning journalist.

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The Pedestrians

The Pedestrians

by Rachel Zucker

Hardcover, 128 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, $25, published April 15 2014 | purchase
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  • Rachel Zucker

The Pedestrians combines prose poems from a variety of settings with lyrics about life in New York City.

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The Secrets of Happy Families

The Secrets of Happy Families

Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More

by Bruce Feiler

Paperback, 308 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published December 31 2013 | purchase
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  • Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More
  • Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler and his wife have twin daughters, and every morning was a madcap rush to get everybody out the door on time. Feiler kept wondering if things could be better — easier, smoother, happier. So he set out on a mission to gather advice for how to build a stronger, happier and healthier family. The result is The Secrets of Happy Families, a collection of more than 200 strategies culled from conversations with, among others, business branding experts, sports coaches and even the team behind Modern Family.

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Shocked

Shocked

My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me

by Patricia Volk

Hardcover, 283 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me
  • Patricia Volk

The author shares the lessons about womanhood and personal style she learned from both her mother, an upper-middle-class New Yorker who was the polished hostess at her family's garment district restaurant, and Elsa Schiaparelli, the outrageous, iconoclastic Italian fashion designer.

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Brothers Emanuel

Brothers Emanuel

A Memoir of an American Family

by Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Paperback, 274 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published November 12 2013 | purchase
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  • A Memoir of an American Family
  • Ezekiel J. Emanuel

The brothers in the Emanuel family are known for their success and for their chutzpah. The youngest is Ari Emanuel, a high-powered Hollywood agent and the inspiration for a blunt-talking character on the HBO show Entourage. Then there's middle brother and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a tough, foul-mouthed former White House chief of staff and congressman. Author Ezekiel, a doctor and professor, is the oldest, and in this memoir he traces the brothers' careers while offering insight into their upbringing.

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