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I See You Made An Effort by Annabelle Gurwitch

Title I See You Made an Effort
Author Annabelle Gurwitch
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2014-03-06
Category Humor
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781101634721
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Annabelle Gurwitch is the child prodigy of the literature on aging. The only downside of this book is that it is bound to deepen your laugh lines.”—Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed Actor and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch returns with a wickedly funny book of essays about the indignities faced by femmes d’un certain âge. Whether she is falling in lust at the Genius Bar, coping with her best friend’s assisted suicide, or navigating the extensive—and treacherously expensive—anti-aging offerings at the beauty counter, Gurwitch confronts middle age with candor, wit, and a healthy dose of self-deprecation. Scorchingly honest, surreally and riotously funny, I See You Made an Effort is the ultimate coming-of-middle-age story and according to Bill Maher, "it should be required reading for anyone between the ages of 40 and death. Scratch that—even after death, it's a must read."

I See You Made An Effort by Annabelle Gurwitch

Title I See You Made an Effort
Author Annabelle Gurwitch
Publisher Blue Rider Press
Release Date 2014
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0399166181
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A collection of humorous essays about aging by actress and comedian Annabelle Gurwitch"--

You Say Tomato I Say Shut Up by Annabelle Gurwitch

Title You Say Tomato I Say Shut Up
Author Annabelle Gurwitch
Publisher Broadway Books
Release Date 2011-02
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780307463784
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The television host and author of Fired! and a television writer for such shows as Curb Your Enthusiasm document the whimsical roles of complaining, codependence and wine in keeping their marriage and sanity intact.

Wherever You Go There They Are by Annabelle Gurwitch

Title Wherever You Go There They Are
Author Annabelle Gurwitch
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2017
Category Actors
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9780399574887
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A "collection of essays from ... Annabelle Gurwitch about her own family of scam artists and hucksters, as well as the sisterhoods, temporary tribes, communities, and cults who have become surrogates along the way"--Amazon.com.

Title All the Light We Cannot See
Author Anthony Doerr
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-04-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781501173219
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A cloth bag containing 20 paperback copies of the title that may also include a folder with sign out sheets.

Title How to Win Friends and Influence People
Author Dale Carnegie
Publisher Prabhat Prakashan
Release Date 2020-09-02
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 195
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the present book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie says, “You can make someone want to do what you want them to do by seeing the situation from the other person’s point of view and arousing in the other person an eager want.” You learn how to make people like you, win people over to your way of thinking, and change people without causing offense or arousing resentment. For instance, “let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers” and “talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.” This book is all about building relationships. With good relationships, personal and business successes are easy and swift to achieve. Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking 1. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. 2. Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never say "You're wrong." 3. If you're wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. 4. Begin in a friendly way. 5. Start with questions to which the other person will answer yes. 6. Let the other person do a great deal of the talking. 7. Let the other person feel the idea is his or hers. 8. Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view. 9. Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires. 10. Appeal to the nobler motives. 11. Dramatize your ideas. 12.Throw down a challenge.

Fired by Annabelle Gurwitch

Title Fired
Author Annabelle Gurwitch
Publisher Touchstone Books
Release Date 2006
Category Humor
Total Pages 238
ISBN 0743289854
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A collection of true celebrity tales and interviews with people from all walks of life celebrates the lighter side of being terminated and includes contributions by such figures as Conan O'Brien, Patricia Heaton, and Tim Allen. 50,000 first printing.

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Title Normal People
Author Sally Rooney
Publisher Hogarth
Release Date 2019-04-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781984822192
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED HULU ORIGINAL SERIES • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from the author of Conversations with Friends, “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan). ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE—Entertainment Weekly TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—People, Slate, The New York Public Library, Harvard Crimson AND BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Vox, The Paris Review, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation—awkward but electrifying—something life changing begins. A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other. Normal People is the story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t. Praise for Normal People “[A] novel that demands to be read compulsively, in one sitting.”—The Washington Post “Arguably the buzziest novel of the season, Sally Rooney’s elegant sophomore effort . . . is a worthy successor to Conversations with Friends. Here, again, she unflinchingly explores class dynamics and young love with wit and nuance.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Rooney] has been hailed as the first great millennial novelist for her stories of love and late capitalism. . . . [She writes] some of the best dialogue I’ve read.”—The New Yorker

Mindset by Carol S. Dweck

Title Mindset
Author Carol S. Dweck
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2006-02-28
Category Psychology
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781588365231
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The updated edition of the bestselling book that has changed millions of lives with its insights into the growth mindset “Through clever research studies and engaging writing, Dweck illuminates how our beliefs about our capabilities exert tremendous influence on how we learn and which paths we take in life.”—Bill Gates, GatesNotes After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment. In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own.

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Title The 5 Love Languages
Author Gary Chapman
Publisher Moody Publishers
Release Date 2014-12-11
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780802492401
Language English, Spanish, and French
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- Over 11 million copies sold - #1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running - Now celebrating its 25th anniversary Simple ideas, lasting love Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today. The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

The Child In Time by Ian McEwan

Title The Child in Time
Author Ian McEwan
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2014-05-13
Category Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780345809681
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: his only child, three-year-old Kate, is snatched from him in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realizes his daughter is gone. With extraordinary tenderness and insight, Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan takes us into the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate's absence sets Stephen and his wife, Julie, on diverging paths as they each struggle with a grief that only seems to intensify with the passage of time. Eloquent and passionate, the novel concludes in a triumphant scene of love and hope that gives full rein to the author's remarkable gifts.

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Title The Glass Castle
Author Jeannette Walls
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2006-01-02
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781416544661
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

The Yellow Wall Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Title The Yellow Wall Paper
Author Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Publisher Small, Maynard
Release Date 1899
Category Feminist fiction
Total Pages 55
ISBN HARVARD:RSMCXS
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Secret Garden by Hodgson B.F.

Title The Secret Garden
Author Hodgson B.F.
Publisher Рипол Классик
Release Date 2021
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9785521055067
Language English, Spanish, and French
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«Таинственный сад» – любимая классика для читателей всех возрастов, жемчужина творчества Фрэнсис Ходжсон Бернетт, роман о заново открытой радости жизни и магии силы. Мэри Леннокс, жестокое и испорченное дитя высшего света, потеряв родителей в Индии, возвращается в Англию, на воспитание к дяде-затворнику в его поместье. Однако дядя находится в постоянных отъездах, и Мэри начинает исследовать округу, в ходе чего делает много открытий, в том числе находит удивительный маленький сад, огороженный стеной, вход в который почему-то запрещен. Отыскав ключ и потайную дверцу, девочка попадает внутрь. Но чьи тайны хранит этот загадочный садик? И нужно ли знать то, что находится под запретом?.. Впрочем, это не единственный секрет в поместье...

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Title A Thousand Splendid Suns
Author Khaled Hosseini
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2008-09-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 419
ISBN 9780747585893
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson

Title 12 Rules for Life
Author Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2018
Category PHILOSOPHY
Total Pages 409
ISBN 9780345816023
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--

Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

Title Less Than Zero
Author Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2010-06-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780307756466
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, Less than Zero has become a timeless classic. This coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age. They live in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money in a place devoid of feeling or hope. Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of cocaine. He tries to renew feelings for his girlfriend, Blair, and for his best friend from high school, Julian, who is careering into hustling and heroin. Clay's holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the relentless parties in glitzy mansions, seedy bars, and underground rock clubs and also into the seamy world of L.A. after dark.

Title The Educator s Guide to Preventing and Solving Discipline Problems
Author Mark Boynton
Publisher ASCD
Release Date 2005
Category Education
Total Pages 178
ISBN 9781416602378
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Covers various aspect of effective discipline systems, including discussion of the crucial components of classroom discipline and universal techniques for teachers.

Leading Change by John P. Kotter

Title Leading Change
Author John P. Kotter
Publisher Harvard Business Press
Release Date 1996
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 194
ISBN 9781422186435
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Offers advice on how to lead an organization into change, including establishing a sense of urgency, developing a vision and strategy, and generating short-term wins.

Effort And Grace by Simone Kotva

Title Effort and Grace
Author Simone Kotva
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2020-06-25
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781350113664
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Philosophy and theology have long harboured contradictory views on spiritual practice. While philosophy advocates the therapeutic benefits of daily meditation, the theology of grace promotes an ideal of happiness bestowed with little effort. As such, the historical juxtaposition of effort and grace grounding modern spiritual exercise can be seen as the essential tension between the secular and sacred. In Effort and Grace, Simone Kotva explores an exciting new theory of spiritual endeavour from the tradition of French spiritualist philosophy. Spiritual exercise has largely been studied in relation to ancient philosophy and the Ignatian tradition, yet Kotva's new engagement with its more recent forms has alerted her to an understanding of contemplative practice as rife with critical potential. Here, she offers an interdisciplinary text tracing the narrative of spiritual exertion through the work of seminal French thinkers such as Maine de Biran, Félix Ravaisson, Henri Bergson, Alain (Émile Chartier), Simone Weil and Gilles Deleuze. Her findings allow both secular philosophers and theologians to understand how the spiritual life can participate in the contemporary philosophical conversation.