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My squirrel days by Kemper, Ellie, 1980- author. My squirrel days

The comedian and star of "The Office" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" presents a collection of essays about her journey from Midwestern nai¨f to Hollywood semi-celebrity to outrageously reasonable New Yorker. There comes a time in every sitcom actress's life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book. When Ellie Kemper's number was up, she was ready. Contagiously cheerful, predictably wholesome, and mostly inspiring except for one essay about her husband's feet, My Squirrel Days is a

Oct 16, 2018
Mystics and misfits - meeting God through St. Francis and other unlikely saints by Peterson, Christiana N., author. Mystics and misfits - meeting God through St. Francis and other unlikely saints

With untested ideals and a thirst for adventure, Christiana Peterson and her family moved to an intentional Christian farming community in the rural Midwest. It sounded like a simple and faithful way to follow Jesus, not to mention a great place to raise kids. In Mystics and Misfits, Peterson discovers that community life is never really simple and that she needs resources beyond her own to weather the anxiety and exhaustion of trying to save a dying farm and a floundering congregation. She turn

Oct 16, 2018
Naked at our age - talking out loud about senior sex by Price, Joan, 1943- Naked at our age - talking out loud about senior sex

Oct 16, 2018
Namaste the hard way - a daughter's journey to find her mother on the yoga mat by Brown-Worsham, Sasha, author. Namaste the hard way - a daughter's journey to find her mother on the yoga mat

"Brilliantly captures the universal experience of the mother-daughter bond, teenage angst, and coming of age. Namaste the Hard Way is an ode to the timeless bond between mothers and daughters; a moving tribute to yoga and moms, two things that keep us rooted while lifting us up. Plucky and poignant, Namaste the Hard Way is for anyone who didn't want to walk in their mother's shoes (or sandals). A writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Redbook, and Cosmopolitan, Brown's prose is he

Oct 16, 2018
Napoleon - a life by Zamoyski, Adam, author. Napoleon - a life

Oct 12, 2018
New Zealand by Helsztyńska-Stadnik, Magdalena. author. New Zealand

From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of New Zealand, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like Rotorua, Rakiura National Park and Otago, and hiddencultural gems. Insight Guide New Zealand is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring Maori culture, to discovering New Zealand's food and wine. In-depth on history and culture: enjoy special features

Oct 11, 2018
Night moves by Hopper, Jessica, author. Night moves

"Written in taut, mesmerizing, often hilarious scenes, Night Moves captures the fierce friendships and small moments that form us all. Drawing on her personal journals from the aughts, Jessica Hopper chronicles her time as a DJ, living in decrepit punk houses, biking to bad loft parties with her friends, exploring Chicago deep into the night. And, along the way, she creates a homage to vibrant corners of the city that have been muted by sleek development. A book birthed in the amber glow of Chic

Oct 15, 2018
Norway by Peyre, Marie. Norway

"This new edition of Insight Guide Norway, now with free app and eBook, is the perfect travel companion to this land of contrasts, from the world's most spectacular fjords and stunning coastal scenery to historic old towns and the best in modern architecture - Over 336 pages of insider knowledge from local experts - In-depth on history and culture, from Norway's untamed land and contemporary life, to the Norwegians' passion for the outdoor life. - Enjoy special features on Norwegian folklore, cu

Oct 16, 2018
On the other side of chaos - understanding the addiction of a loved one by Van Vechten, Ellen, author. On the other side of chaos - understanding the addiction of a loved one

"A lawyer turned counselor examines the chaos many families endure when addiction disrupts their lives. Based in part on her own family’s journey, Van Vechten explains the science of addiction, the theory of treatment, and the Twelve-Step model of recovery, providing sensible information and tips for reasoned action in support of a loved one while fostering personal growth and recovery."--

Oct 15, 2018
One million followers - how I built a massive social following in 30 days - growth hacks for your business, your message, and your brand from the world's greatest minds by Kane, Brendan Michael, 1968- author. One million followers - how I built a massive social following in 30 days - growth hacks for your business, your message, and your brand from the world's greatest minds

How can you make a significant impact in the digital world and stand out among all the noise? Kane will teach you how to gain an authentic, dedicated, and diverse online following from scratch; create personal, unique, and valuable content that will engage your core audience; and build a multi-media brand through platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn. Featuring in-depth interviews with celebrities, influencers, and marketing experts, including: Chris Barton, cofoun

Oct 11, 2018
Paddling America - discover and explore our 50 greatest wild and scenic rivers by Elliott, Susan, author. Paddling America - discover and explore our 50 greatest wild and scenic rivers

"The nation's rivers connect mountains to sea, communities to natural places, and people to wildlife. America's Wild & Scenic River system recognizes these values. Paddling America provides descriptions for paddling and exploring 50 Wild and Scenic Rivers across the country. Woven throughout the river descriptions will be small anecdotal sidebars touching on the history of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, the adventurers themselves, and tips for paddling. Each chapter will contain one map, specific

Oct 11, 2018
Pandas to penguins - ethical encounters with animals at risk by Gaskill, Melissa, author. Pandas to penguins - ethical encounters with animals at risk

Oct 16, 2018
Path of the puma - the remarkable resilience of the mountain lion by Williams, Jim, author. Path of the puma - the remarkable resilience of the mountain lion

During a time when most wild animals are experiencing decline in the face of development and climate change, the intrepid mountain lion -- also known as a puma, a cougar, and by many other names - has experienced reinvigoration as well as expansion of territory. What makes this cat, the fourth carnivore in the food chain -- just ahead of humans - so resilient and resourceful? And what can conservationists and wild life managers learn from them about the web of biodiversity that is in desperate n

Oct 11, 2018
Plight of the living dead - what the animal kingdom's real-life zombies reveal about nature -- and ourselves by Simon, Matt, author. Plight of the living dead - what the animal kingdom's real-life zombies reveal about nature -- and ourselves

Oct 11, 2018
Poached - inside the dark world of wildlife trafficking by Nuwer, Rachel Love, author. Poached - inside the dark world of wildlife trafficking

Nuwer explores the forces currently driving demand for animals and their parts; the toll that demand is extracting on species across the planet; and the conservationists, rangers, and activists who believe it is not too late to stop the impending extinctions.

Oct 16, 2018
Porto - stories from Portugal's historic Bolhão Market by Opaz, Gabriella, author. Porto - stories from Portugal's historic Bolhão Market

"Since the nineteenth century, the Bolha¨o Market in Porto has been the culinary hub of Northern Portugal, where farmers, fishermen, and artisan food producers (think wine, cheese, and olive oil) have gathered to sell their products and swap their stories in the open air. Due to the rise of chains and supermarkets, the number of vendors has slowly dwindled, and the market's walls have crumbled into disrepair - but the space still pulses with knowledge earned over generations and the rich culinar

Oct 16, 2018
Post-truth by McIntyre, Lee C., author. Post-truth

"Are we living in a post-truth world, where "alternative facts" replace actual facts and feelings have more weight than evidence? How did we get here? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Lee McIntyre traces the development of the post-truth phenomenon from science denial through the rise of "fake news," from our psychological blind spots to the public's retreat into information silos. What, exactly, is post-truth? Is it wishful thinking, political spin, mass delusion, bol

Oct 16, 2018
Presidents of war by Beschloss, Michael R., author. Presidents of war

"Ten years in the making, Presidents of War is a fresh, intimate, irresistibly readable narrative of how a procession of Chief Executives took the nation into major conflicts, mobilized Americans for victory and seized greater power for themselves. Beschloss's findings in original letters, diaries, and declassified documents, and his interviews with surviving participants in the drama, allow him to bring us into the room and into the minds of these men as they make the most difficult decisions t

Oct 15, 2018
Prius or pickup? - how the answers to four simple questions explain America's great divide by Hetherington, Marc J., 1968- author. Prius or pickup? - how the answers to four simple questions explain America's great divide

"Two award-winning political scientists provide the psychological key to America's deadlocked politics, showing that we are divided not by ideologies but something deeper: personality differences that appear in everything from politics to parenting to the workplace to TV preferences, and which would be innocuous if only we could decouple them from our noxious political debate. What's in your garage: a Prius or a pickup? What's in your coffee cup: Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts? What about your pet:

Oct 16, 2018
Professor at large - the Cornell years by Cleese, John, author. Professor at large - the Cornell years

"Comedian and actor John Cleese in the role of Ivy League professor at Cornell University, where he is currently professor-at-large. This book includes a selection of talks, essays, and lectures and provides a unique view of Cleese's endless pursuit of intellectual discovery across a range of topics"--

Oct 11, 2018

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