Articles tagged "self-help"

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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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/6/19)

Race, Love, the Wild West, and becoming a Badass–dive into this week’s nonfiction round-up!

BROWN WHITE BLACK: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion by Nishta J. Mehra
Two starred reviews!
“Mehra’s nuanced and thought-provoking work resonates on multiple levels—from the immigrant experience and race relations to accepting one’s sexuality, adoption, parenthood, and more. Excellent for readers interested in family and issues of identity in America.”–Library Journal, starred review

HARD TO LOVE: Essays and Confessions by Briallen Hopper
“Whether she is writing about her fraught decision to become pregnant with donated sperm, a friend’s bout with cancer, baking (‘a code for conveying care safely without the ambiguity of words’), the collective energy of the Women’s March, or a visit to the Foundling Museum, Hopper’s essays seem like love songs, as well: delicate, thoughtful elegies to friendship, compassion, and grace. A fresh, well-crafted collection.”--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

WILD BILL: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter by Tom Clavin
“A vigorous yarn concerning the man who, by Clavin’s (DODGE CITY) account, set the template for the Wild West gunslinger…. Good history accessibly and ably told.” —Kirkus Reviews

THE WARRIOR CODE: 11 Principles to Unleash the Badass Inside of You by Tee Marie Hanible with Denene Millner
“Hanible’s practical, no-nonsense advice and her candidness about both her missteps and all she’s endured and conquered make her an impressive role model and guide for women and men of all ages who are navigating challenges in their lives.”–Booklist

New Year, New You E-Book Sale

Boost your self-help collection with our New Year, New You e-Book sale!

Running now through January 31, thirty self-help e-Books will be discounted 25% off (with our regular lending terms), including these bestselling and important titles:

THE CLEAN 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation by Ian K. Smith
HOW NOT TO DIE: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger, M.D.
THE HUNGRY GIRL DIET: Big Portions. Big Results. Drop 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks by Lisa Lillien
CHOOSE WONDER OVER WORRY: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential by Amber Rae
O’S LITTLE GUIDE TO FINDING YOUR TRUE PURPOSE: O’s Little Books/Guides (Volume 2) from the Editors of O, The Oprah Magazine

Click here to download the spreadsheet of all available titles with exact price changes. We’ve also marked titles where the audiobook is also discounted.

Nonfiction Round-Up (11/7/18)

Read on for this week’s nonfiction round-up!

SHAME: Free Yourself, Find Joy, and Build True Self-Esteem by Joseph Burgo 
An intimate look at the full spectrum of shame—often masked by addiction, promiscuity, perfectionism, self-loathing, or narcissism—that offers a new, positive route forward, from St. Martin’s Essentials, the new mind-body-spirit imprint at St. Martin’s Press.

THE ART OF THE GRAPHIC MEMOIR: Tell Your Story, Change Your Life by Tom Hart 
#1 New York Times bestselling author and Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart’s creative manual for how to write a graphic memoir.

“Both fans of the form and those looking to try their hand at the task will delight in Hart’s perfect blend of technical instruction and emotional inspiration.”Booklist

Teen Talk Tuesday (5/16/2018 Edition)

Happy Wednesday, YA librarians, and welcome to this special *Wednesday edition* of Teen Talk Tuesday!

Check out our latest & greatest teen titles out this month, then join us today at 2:30pm EST for Early Word YA Galley Chat (hashtag: #ewgcya) and tell us what you’ve been reading and loving.

LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber
9781250095312
Ages 13 to 18
Also available in audio
The sequel to the New York Times bestselling and #1 IndieNext Pick CARAVAL, following Scarlett’s younger sister, Tella. After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

“The pacing is impeccable, with urgency increasing to an almost breathless point as Tella runs from clue to clue, while bittersweet truths and devastating betrayals unfold.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

” . . . a tour de force of imagination.” —Kirkus readmoreremove

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