Articles tagged "self-help"

Nonfiction Round-Up (1/8/20)

An all-you-can-eat vegetable cookbook by one of the bestselling cookbook authors of all time + the impact not listening really has on us–all in the first nonfiction round-up of 2020!

ULTIMATE VEG by Jamie Oliver

“Anyone with an interest in healthier cooking will enjoy the accessible, uncomplicated, yet tasty, approach to plant-based recipes from a chef focused on food activism.”–Library Journal, starred review

YOU’RE NOT LISTENING: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy

“From communication researchers to general audiences, this informative and well-documented book will prod readers to reexamine the way they listen to others, individually and collectively, and to consider the many negative repercussions of not doing so.”–Library Journal

Macmillan Holiday Gift Guide 2019

For all you procrastinators out there (cough cough *raises hand*), we have a gift for you!

Macmillan’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide has everything you’ll need to give the perfect gift to any readers in your life.

Check out the full list here!

New Year, New You!

It’s that time of the year to make a list of resolutions again! And, there is a book for it all. From eating healthy to using compassion…these books can help make the best resolutions that you and your patrons will actually want to stick to.

THE KINDNESS METHOD: Change Your Habits for Good Using Self-Compassion and Understanding by Shahroo Izadi

“It is hard to change. Many are asked to do so at work, whenever a new leader or IT-improvement or strategy is introduced. Yet how many times, in how many ways, does change simply not work, for personal reasons?… [M]uch of what Izadi advocates has worked well for addicts, she also boasts an enviable success record for those grappling with a number of other issues. Her involved and very reflective process may very well result in a more aware, more enriched life.”–Booklist, starred review

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Nonfiction Round-Up (10/02/19)

Forming habits…answered, the memoir of an immigrant family’s American Dream, learning the science of reading people’s faces, and a spooky addition to Augusten Burrough’s collection of memoirs. Check it all out in today’s #nonfiction round-up

GOOD HABITS, BAD HABITS: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick by Wendy Wood

“Wood’s research and perspective on the malleability of habits will bring hope to any reader looking to create long-term behavioral change.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

HERE WE ARE: American Dreams, American Nightmares by Aarti Namdev Shahani

“This thought-provoking and thoroughly engrossing memoir offers the story of Shahani’s experience, as well as those of other families who, though they did not find the American Dream, nevertheless found home.”–Library Journal, starred review

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Nonfiction Round-Up (9/4/19)

Shadow wars + the power of emotions + OBAMA + becoming the best you + the life of a magazine mogul–welcome to today’s nonfiction round-up!

THE RUSSIA TRAP: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Nuclear Catastrophe by George S. Beebe

The former head of CIA’s Russia analysis shows how Washington and Moscow may be headed toward nuclear annihilation.

PERMISSION TO FEEL: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive by Marc Brackett

“While Brackett focuses on educational and child-based applications for his methods, his wise principles can easily be applied to adult situations as well. Readers looking for strategies for responding to stress, particularly in children, will find much guidance in this cogent, welcoming work.”–Publishers Weekly

LAUGHING WITH OBAMA: A Photographic Look Back at the Enduring Wit and Spirit of President Barack Obama, Edited by M. Sweeney

Laugh along with a spirited American presidency with this sequel to the best-selling HUGS FROM OBAMA.

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Nonfiction Round-Up (7/31/19)

How online trolls affected the 2016 election + how to effectively communicate in the workplace and beyond–all in this week’s nonfiction round-up!

IT CAME FROM SOMETHING AWFUL: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump into Office by Dale Beran

“A complex, speculative murder board that probes the ascendance of American fascism.”–Kirkus Reviews

SURROUNDED BY IDIOTS: The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life) by Thomas Erikson

“Humans are complex creatures and behave that way. Author and communications expert Erikson, peels back the layers to help us understand why we feel that we are right—and others are wrong—thus making us feel like we are “surrounded by idiots… Most everyone can benefit from this book, especially those in the workplace. In addition, parents, educators, and students will find these insights valuable.”–Booklist, starred review

Nonfiction Round-Up (7/10/19)

Satellites for science, becoming kind, and demystifying the 2016 election–welcome to today’s nonfiction round-up!

ARCHAEOLOGY FROM SPACE: How the Future Shapes Our Past by Sarah Parcak

“Exciting and futuristic, this book elicits that anything-is-possible feeling–a must-read.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE KINDNESS METHOD: Change Your Habits for Good Using Self-Compassion and Understanding by Shahroo Izadi

“Her involved and very reflective process may very well result in a more aware, more enriched life.”–Booklist, starred review

THE METHOD TO THE MADNESS: Donald Trump’s Ascent as Told by Those Who Were Hired, Fired, Inspired–and Inaugurated by Allen Salkin and Aaron Short

“With complementary and contradictory views offered regarding the same occurrence, what emerges from these disparate voices is a deeper understanding of the fact that the Trump presidency was not a chimerical pursuit. With his 2020 re-election campaign underway, those who dismiss Trump as a one-hit wonder would do well to know the seriousness with which he pursued the previous campaign.”–Booklist

Nonfiction Round-Up (6/26/19)

Eating & branding & dressing & fast fooding & playing baseball–what more do you need in a nonfiction round-up?!

HANGRY: 5 Simple Steps to Balance Your Hormones and Restore Your Joy (Including a Customizable Paleo/Mediterranean Plan!) by Sarah Fragoso and Brooke Kalanick, ND, MS

Go from feeling stressed out and frustrated––and really freaking tired!––to healthy, happy, and at home again in your body by healing your hormones and resetting your metabolism.

THIS IS NOT A T-SHIRT: A Brand, a Culture, a Community–a Life in Streetwear by Bobby Hundreds

The story of The Hundreds and the precepts that made it an iconic streetwear brand by Bobby Hundreds himself.

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THE PATH MADE CLEAR + Oprah Winfrey

Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, “Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible.”

That journey starts in THE PATH MADE CLEAR: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose, where Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance.

Including stories from Eckhart Tolle, Brene Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jay-Z, and Ellen DeGeneres and more, along with over 100 photographs, THE PATH MADE CLEAR is the perfect resource for anyone looking to achieve a life lived in service of your calling–whatever it may be.

THE PATH MADE CLEAR is available now from Flatiron Books.
Also available in
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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/13/19)

A D-Day story from those who were there, an evocative essay collection, defense of the First Amendment, and a guidebook to a better life… Welcome to this week’s Nonfiction Round-Up!

SOLDIER, SAILOR, FROGMAN, SPY, AIRMAN, GANGSTER, KILL OR DIE: How the Allies Won on D-Day by Giles Milton
“Cornelius Ryan and Stephen Ambrose have set the standard for D-Day historiography. It’s safe to say that Milton (NATHANIEL’S NUTMEG) can be now added to that list with this refreshing portrayal of how the Allies prepared, fought, lost, and won on that fateful day in 1944…. Highly recommended for World War II aficionados and those seeking a great read in military history.”–Library Journal, starred review

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