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Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are s...
by Rachel Hollis

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p><strong>#1 <em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: <em>that’s a lie</em>.</strong></p><p>As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.</p><p>With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.</p><p>With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, <em>Girl, Wash Your Face</em> shows you how to live with passion and hustle--and how to give yourself grace without giving up.</p>
Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting,...
by Emily Oster

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<b>The instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br />From the author of <i>Expecting Better</i>, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting.<br /><br />“Many parents will likely find reading it a huge relief from the scare stories that seem to pop up everywhere these days...<i>Cribsheet </i>is not another call for the end of helicopter parenting or snowplow parenting or whatever kind of parenting is lighting up social media today, and it’s not a call to overthrow medical wisdom; it’s a call for parenting with context, and it’s freeing.” —<i> The Washington Post </i></b><br /><br /> With <i>Expecting Better</i>, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In <i>Cribsheet</i>, she now tackles an even greater challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting. <br /><br /> As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. There's a rule—or three—for everything. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound. How do you make your own best decision? <br /><br /> Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up. She debunks myths around breastfeeding (not a panacea), sleep training (not so bad!), potty training (wait until they're ready or possibly bribe with M&Ms), language acquisition (early talkers aren't necessarily geniuses), and many other topics. She also shows parents how to think through freighted questions like if and how to go back to work, how to think about toddler discipline, and how to have a relationship and parent at the same time. <br /><br /> Economics is the science of decision-making, and <i>Cribsheet </i>is a thinking parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years. Emily Oster is a trained expert—and mom of two—who can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions—and stay sane in the years before preschool.
Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Uns...
by Regina Calcaterra

Language

English

Pages

323

Publication Date

August 06, 2013

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<p>Regina’s Calcaterra memoir, <em>Etched in Sand</em>, is an inspiring and triumphant coming-of-age story of tenacity and hope.<br /> <br />Regina Calcaterra is a successful lawyer, New York State official, and activist. Her painful early life, however, was quite different. Regina and her four siblings survived an abusive and painful childhood only to find themselves faced with the challenges of the foster-care system and intermittent homelessness in the shadows of Manhattan and the Hamptons.<br /> <br />A true-life rags-to-riches story, <em>Etched in Sand</em> chronicles Regina’s rising above her past, while fighting to keep her brother and three sisters together through it all.<br /> <br />Beautifully written, with heartbreaking honesty, <em>Etched in Sand</em> is an unforgettable reminder that regardless of social status, the American Dream is still within reach for those who have the desire and the determination to succeed.</p>
Psychopath Free (Expanded Edition): Recovering from Emotionally A...
by Jackson MacKenzie

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

September 01, 2015

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<b>From the author of <i>Whole Again</i> comes a significantly expanded edition of <i>Psychopath Free—</i>containing new chapters, updated content, and real survivor experiences—that will help you recover from emotionally abusive relationships with narcissists, sociopaths, and other toxic people.<br /><br /></b>Have you ever been in a relationship with a psychopath? Chances are, even if you did, you would never know it. Psychopaths are cunning charmers and master manipulators, to the point where you start to accept the most extreme behaviors as normal...Even if it hurts you.<br /><b> </b><br /> All around us, every single day, human beings devoid of empathy are wreaking havoc and destroying lives in the coldest, most heartless ways imaginable. In constant pursuit of money, sex, influence, or simple entertainment, psychopaths will do whatever it takes to gain power over others. They hide behind a veil of normalcy, arranging their friends and partners like pawns in a game of chess.<br />  <br /> Using false praise and flattery to get what they want, they can lure <i>any</i> unsuspecting target into a relationship.  Once hooked, their charming promises spin into mind games and psychological torture. Victims are left devastated and confused, unable to recognize—or even put into words—the nightmare that just took place.<br />  <br />Written from the heart, <i>Psychopath Free</i> is the first guide for survivors written by a survivor, offering hope for healing and thriving after psychopathic abuse. Say goodbye to the chaos, self-doubt, and victimization. You are free.
Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir
by Jayson Greene

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English

Pages

239

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<b>“A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss.”<br /><b> --Cheryl Strayed</b><br /><br />For readers of <i>The Bright Hour</i> and <i>When Breath Becomes Air,</i> a moving, transcendent memoir of loss and a stunning exploration of marriage in the wake of unimaginable grief.</b><br /><br />As the book opens: two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious, and she is immediately rushed to the hospital. But although it begins with this event and with the anguish Jayson and his wife, Stacy, confront in the wake of their daughter's trauma and the hours leading up to her death, <i>Once More We Saw Stars</i> quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it--that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems unsurvivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation--and a book that will change the way you look at the world.
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About ...
by Robin J. DiAngelo

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English

Pages

187

Publication Date

June 26, 2018

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.</b> <br /><br />In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Ca...
by Rachel Louise Snyder

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b>“A seminal and breathtaking account of why home is the most dangerous place to be a woman . . . A tour de force.” -Eve Ensler</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>"</b><b>Terrifying, courageous reportage from our internal war zone." </b><b>-</b><b>Andrew Solomon</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>"Extraordinary</b><b>." </b><b>-</b><b><i>New York Times ,</i></b><i><b>“Editor's Choice”</b></i><br /><b><br /></b><b>“Gut-wrenching, required reading.” -<i>Esquire</i></b><br /><b><br /></b><br /><b><i><br /></i>An award-winning journalist's intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors. </b><br /><b><br /></b>We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do with us, despite the World Health Organization deeming it a “global epidemic.” In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to #MeToo. We still have not taken the true measure of this problem.<br /><br />In <i>No Visible Bruises</i>, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common myths-that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and most insidiously that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it.
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Sec...
by , Al Switzler

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 16, 2011

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</p> <p>The first edition of <i>Crucial Conversations</i> exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:</p> <ul> <li>Prepare for high-stakes situations</li> <li>Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue</li> <li>Make it safe to talk about almost anything</li> <li>Be persuasive, not abrasive</li> </ul>
Single, Again: A Love Story
by Ellen Hildebrand

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English

Pages

228

Publication Date

December 10, 2018

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I lived nearly two decades of my life in secrecy. I had become a mystery to myself. A fraudulent whisper of a woman, smiling behind the camera of life, pretending. I was the core of my secret life. Until it all came tumbling down around me. Walking away from the rubble, I discovered self-love. I found dignity, honesty, openness, and compassion. Infidelity broke my marriage and forced me to look in the mirror and truthfully answer the most important questions of my life. “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” And, “What do I want?” Single, Again is an intimate journal of a woman who finds herself. And it’s the greatest discovery imaginable.
Calypso
by David Sedaris

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

May 29, 2018

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<b>David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.<br /><br /></b>If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with <i>Calypso.</i> You'd be wrong. <br /><br />When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.<br /><br />With <i>Calypso,</i> Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.<br /><br />This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. <i>Calypso</i> is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.<br />

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