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The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Grosz<p>An extraordinary book for anyone eager to understand the hidden motives that shape our lives.<br>We are all storytellers—we create stories to make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen. In his work as a practicing psychoanalyst, …

Come Back

• <b>Author:</b> Claire Fontaine & Mia Fontaine<p>The unflinching true account of a teenage girl's descent into society's underbelly -- and her mother's desperate and ultimately successful attempts to bring her back.<p>How does an honor student at one of Los Angeles's finest prep schools -- a bright, beautiful …

Country Girl

• <b>Author:</b> Edna O'Brien<p>"Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's exquisite account of her dashing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."--National Public Radio<p>When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its …

The Glass Castle

• <b>Author:</b> Jeannette Walls<p><b>Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.</b><p><b>MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST</b><br>The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>) memoir …

How to Ditch iTunes Forever and Keep Syncing Your iOS Devices

The iPhone and iPad are great devices, but unfortunately, Apple heavily tethers them to iTunes, which can be slow, not to mention feature-poor …

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

• <b>Author:</b> Tom Wolfe<p>Tom Wolfe's <i>The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test</i> ushered in an era of New Journalism. "An American classic" (<i>Newsweek</i>) that defined a generation. "An astonishing book" (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the 1960s.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

• <b>Author:</b> Katherine Boo<p>In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels …

A Million Little Pieces

• <b>Author:</b> James Frey<p>A story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. Recounted in visceral, kinetic prose, and crafted with a forthrightness that rejects piety, cynicism, and self-pity, it brings us face-to-face with a provocative new understanding of the nature …

Once Upon a Secret

• <b>Author:</b> Mimi Alford<p><b>#1</b> <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> <b>BESTSELLER</b> <b></b><br>In the summer of 1962, nineteen-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. After just three days on the job, the privileged but sheltered young woman was presented to the President …

Saturday Night Widows

• <b>Author:</b> Becky Aikman<p><b>Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning.</b> <br>In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world. In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new …

Gift from the Sea

• <b>Author:</b> Anne Morrow Lindbergh<p>Over a quarter of a century after its first publication, the great and simple wisdom in this book continues to influence women's lives.<p><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

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> …

The Game

• <b>Author:</b> Neil Strauss<p>Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as …

I Would Die 4 U

• <b>Author:</b> Touré<p><b>Celebrated journalist, TV personality, and award-winning author Touré investigates one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures in contemporary American culture: Prince.</b><p>Celebrated journalist, TV personality, and award-winning author Touré investigates one of the most enigmatic and …

Dying to Be Me

• <b>Author:</b> Anita Moorjani<p>In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body-overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system-began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death …