Darlene Seiber Wright

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Let's Pretend This Never Happened

• <b>Author:</b> Jenny Lawson<p><b>From the New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy...</b><p>When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson …

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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

• <b>Author:</b> Anna Quindlen<p>INCLUDING AN EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATION BETWEEN MERYL STREEP AND ANNA QUINDLEN<p><b>“[Quindlen] serves up generous portions of her wise, commonsensical, irresistibly quotable take on life. . . . What Nora Ephron does for body image and Anne Lamott for spiritual neuroses, Quindlen</b> …

Girl, Interrupted

• <b>Author:</b> Susanna Kaysen<p>In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years in the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous …

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Ties That Bind

• <b>Author:</b> Dave Isay<p><b>A celebration of the relationships that bring us strength, purpose, and joy</b><p><i>Ties That Bind</i> honors the people who nourish and strengthen us. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay draws from ten years of the revolutionary oral history project’s rich archives, collecting conversations that …

The End of Your Life Book Club

• <b>Author:</b> Will Schwalbe<p>“What are you reading?”<p>That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors …

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A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

• <b>Author:</b> Victoria Wilson<p>“860 glittering pages” (Janet Maslin, <i>The New York Times</i>): The first volume of the full-scale astonishing life of one of our greatest screen actresses; her work, her world, her Hollywood through an American century.<p>Frank Capra called her, “The greatest emotional actress the …

Wasted

• <b>Author:</b> Marya Hornbacher<p>Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be "normal," Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her …

The Hiding Place

• <b>Author:</b> Corrie ten Boom<p><b>"Every experience God gives us . . . is the perfect preparation for the future only He can see."--Corrie ten Boom</b><br>Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable …

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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

• <b>Author:</b> The Countess of Carnarvon<p><b>The real-life inspiration and setting for the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon.</b><p>Drawing on a …

The Other Wes Moore

• <b>Author:</b> Wes Moore<p>BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a <i>The Other Wes Moore</i> discussion guide.<p><b>The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.</b><p>Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew …

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After Camelot

• <b>Author:</b> J. Randy Taraborrelli<p><b>WATCH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE KENNEDYS - AFTER CAMELOT MINISERIES ON REELZCHANNEL, SUNDAY APRIL 2.</b><br>From the New York Times bestselling author of Jackie, Ethel, Joan - Women of Camelot, comes an engrossing and revealing portrait of the next generation of Kennedys.<p>For …

Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Ben Carson, M.D.<p>In 1987, Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as a hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at …

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Einstein

• <b>Author:</b> Walter Isaacson<p>By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers <i>Benjamin Franklin</i> and <i>Steve Jobs</i>, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein.<p>How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his …

Provence, 1970

• <b>Author:</b> Luke Barr<p><i>Provence, 1970</i> is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They …

Stories I Only Tell My Friends

• <b>Author:</b> Rob Lowe<p><b>A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye</b><p>A teen idol at fifteen, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at twenty, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a …

Johnny Carson

• <b>Author:</b> Henry Bushkin<p>“A close look at how show business power corrupts . . . The dishiest read of the year.” – Janet Maslin, “Ten Favorite Books of the Year,” <i>New York Times</i><br>“Here’s Johnny!” Probably everyone in America knows the phrase, whether they watched every episode of <i>The Tonight Show</i> or none …

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Mornings on Horseback

• <b>Author:</b> David McCullough<p>The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master historian David</i> …

Dirty Rocker Boys

• <b>Author:</b> Bobbie Brown<p>An uncensored Hollywood tell-all filled with explicit tales of love, sex, and revenge from the video vixen made famous by Warrant’s rock anthem “Cherry Pie.”<p>Who could forget the sexy “Cherry Pie” girl from hair metal band Warrant’s infamous music video? Bobbie Brown became a …

Brain on Fire

• <b>Author:</b> Susannah Cahalan<p>An award-winning memoir and instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, <i>Brain on Fire</i> is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.<p>When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, …

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Bach

• <b>Author:</b> John Eliot Gardiner<p>Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque—and occasionally so intemperate?<p>John Eliot Gardiner …

Orange is the New Black

• <b>Author:</b> Piper Kerman<p><b>NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b> <br>With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and …

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Empty Mansions

• <b>Author:</b> Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Newell, Jr.<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <br>Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch</b><b><br>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><p>When Pulitzer Prize<i>–</i>winning …

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A Story Lately Told

• <b>Author:</b> Anjelica Huston<p>Anjelica Huston’s “gorgeously written” (<i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i>) memoir is “an elegant, funny, and frequently haunting reminiscence of the first two decades of her life…A classic” (<i>Vanity Fair</i>).<p>In her first, dazzling memoir, Anjelica Huston shares the story of her deeply …

An Invisible Thread

• <b>Author:</b> Laura Schroff<p><b>An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness.</b><p>When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner …

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Economic Woes Aside, Detroit Is a Visual and Cultural Treat

It was fun telling people that I was going to vacation in Detroit. After all the bad press that the city has received, it was no surprise that the facial expressions I saw after sharing my travel plans were quite entertaining.<p>But I'd read enough about the Motor City (and I've actually written about …

Great Getaways: Chicago

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>If you're looking for a fun, affordable Chicago city getaway, the options are endless: you can spend the day shopping your heart out along the Magnificent Mile, cruising the Chicago River, and even go to the beach on beautiful …