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New Nonfiction in January 2018

Our nonfiction releases this month go beyond FIRE AND FURY (but Wolff’s book is YUGE…):

FIRE AND FURY: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
Library holds are high and media is at a fever pitch for Wolff’s Trump White House tell-all.

ACHTUNG BABY: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children by Sara Zaske
Watch Zaske on NBC’s “Today Show!” “America may be the land of the free, home of the brave, but it’s Germany whose children display independence and whose parents have the courage to take a step back… But unlike many parenting books, Zaske’s is not judgmental, prescriptive or didactic. For that, American parents may soon be saying Danke and sending ACHTUNG up the charts, too. ” — USA Today, ★★★ out of ★★★★

THE FINANCIAL DIET: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money by Chelsea Fagan & Lauren Ver Hage
From The Financial Diet, the website inspiring over a million women each month: a beautiful, wry, practical guide to help you save, date, decorate and dream your way to your best financial life. “Bringing together experts from varying fields, including career planners, mortgage experts, financial bloggers, and money and relationship writers is par for the course. The mix of savvy, open, and mostly female perspectives on personal finance are what make this a winner.” — Booklist

WHEN TO JUMP: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want by Mike Lewis, with a foreword by Sheryl Sandberg
An inspirational book that lays out the “Jump Curve”—those fundamental four steps to finally, wholeheartedly, pursuing your dreams—using a wide variety of experiences from people who have jumped. With a foreword from Sheryl Sandberg and including the wisdom of Michael Lewis and Brandon Stanton, among many others. “An easy reading book of supportive encouragement to follow one’s dreams.” — Kirkus Reviews

HEAVENS ON EARTH: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia by Michael Shermer
A scientific exploration into humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and quest for immortality from the bestselling author and skeptic Shermer. “Shermer argues compellingly that awareness of our mortality leads us to live purpose-driven lives, since our legacy may be the only thing that survives our deaths.” — Booklist

THE WALL AND THE GATE: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights by Michael Sfard
Israeli human rights lawyer Sfard faces a dilemma when a farmer in the occupied West Bank, cut off from his olive groves by Israel’s controversial separation wall, petitions to allow a gate to be built in the wall to access his groves. While the gate would provide the farmer with relief, would it not also confer legitimacy on the wall itself? “Sfard pairs political history and legal philosophy with anecdotal accounts, crafting a complex portrait of how occupation and oppression chip away at the character of Israel’s society.” — Booklist

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