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Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie

ANATOMY OF A SECRET LIFE: The Psychology of Living a Lie by Gail Saltz, MD Publisher Morgan Road Books/Broadway, April 2006 Everyone has a part of himself that no one else knows about. In a teenager, it’s a healthy move towards becoming independent. In an adult, it can keep the …

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The Art of the Wasted Day
The Art of the Wasted Day

Publisher Viking/Penguin Random House, April 3, 2018 A spirited inquiry into the lost value of daydream and ease, and the primacy of the imagination. Modern life only seems to become increasingly hectic and stressful, as we try to cram more into each day. In her sparkling new book, acclaimed author …

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Becoming Real

Defeating The Stories We Tell Ourselves That Hold Us Back Publisher Riverhead/Putnam, May 2004 The key to fulfilling relationships, a satisfying work life, being authentic, confident and comfortable with yourself is simple, says Gail Saltz, MD. The stories we told ourselves as children to make sense of the world around …

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Blue Arabesque

A Search For The Sublime Publisher Harcourt, December 2006 Just out of college, Patricia Hampl was mesmerized by a Matisse painting she saw in the Chicago Art Institute: an aloof woman gazing at goldfish in a bowl, a mysterious Moroccan screen behind her. This woman seemed a welcome secular version …

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The Blue Sweater

Bridging The Gap Between Rich And Poor In An Interconnected World Publisher Rodale, February 2009 Part coming-of-age story, part blueprint for effecting real change, this engrossing narrative explores what it means to create meaningful solutions to global poverty and release human potential in an interconnected world For Jacqueline Novogratz it …

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A Book of Ages

An Eccentric Miscellany of Great Moments in the Lives of the Famous and Infamous, Ages 1 to 100 Publisher Harmony/Crown, September 2008 Everyone keeps score, whether we admit it or not. The day we turn thirty-one, we become contemporaries with everyone who has ever been thirty-one, and it becomes our …

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A Century of Wisdom

Publisher Spiegel and Grau/Random House, April 2012 An inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism–the true story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest living Holocaust survivor, and the pianist who was the subject of an inspiring You Tube video that moved millions of viewers. At nearly 108 years …

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Clay Water Brick

Publisher Spiegel and Grau/Random House, June 23, 2015 As a young child, Jessica Jackley had a simple desire — to help those less fortunate than herself. She started as so many of us often do, donating money to various charitable organizations, but she always wished that there could be something …

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The Cracker Kitchen

A Cookbook in Celebration of Cornbread-Fed, Down-Home Family Stories and Cuisine Publisher Scribner, February 2009 More than 150 recipes plus family remembrances and cultural history make up this irresistible salute to Cracker heritage – with an Introduction by Pat Conroy. Crackers, rednecks, hillbillies and country boys have long been the …

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Dancing in the Mosque

Publisher Harper Collins, December 1, 2020 An exquisite and inspiring memoir about one mother’s unimaginable choice in the face of oppression and abuse in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. The day that Homeira Qaderi gave birth to her son Siawash, the road to the hospital in Kabul was barricaded because of a suicide …

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Dark Water

Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces Publisher Doubleday, October 2008 DARK WATER reminds us why Florence, with its ancient, corrupt, and dangerous beauty, remains a cultural wellspring and the home of everyone who loves beauty. On November 4, 1966, seven centuries of art met the destructive force of …

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The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son

Publisher Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, October 29, 2013 In this powerful and intimate memoir, the beloved bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, find some common ground at long last. Pat Conroy’s father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering figure in his …

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The Diary Keepers

World War II in the Netherlands, as written by the people who lived through it Publisher Ecco/Harper Colins, February 21, 2023 A riveting look at the story of World War II and the Holocaust through the diaries of Dutch citizens—firsthand accounts of ordinary people living through extraordinary times Based on …

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The Diet Code

Revolutionary Secrets of DaVinci and the Golden Ratio Publisher Warner Books, April 2006 As a master baker, painter and woodworker, Stephen Lanzalotta has been using the mathematical principles of The Golden Ratio (an integral plot element in The Da Vinci Code) for more than 30 years. His realization that this …

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Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself
Dog Medicine

Viking/Penguin Random House, July 19, 2016 (Initially publish by Think Piece Publishing) At twenty-two, Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was one year out of college and severely depressed. Summoned by Julie’s incoherent phone call, her mother raced from Ohio to New York and took her …

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Dreaming in French

The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis Publisher University of Chicago Press, March 2012 A year in Paris… since World War II, countless American students have been lured by that vision—and been transformed by their sojourn in the City of Light. Dreaming in French tells …

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How to Educate a Citizen

The Power of Shared Knowledge to Unify a Nation Publisher Harper  Collins – September 8, 2020 The bestselling author of Cultural Literacy addresses the failures of America’s early education system and its impact on our current national malaise  In this powerful manifesto, E.D. Hirsch, Jr., urges America’s schools, particularly at …

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The Eternal Nazi

From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim Publisher Knopf/Doubleday, March 25, 2014 From the New York Times reporters who first uncovered S.S. officer Aribert Heim’s secret life in Egypt comes the never-before-told story of the most hunted Nazi war criminal in the world. Dr. Aribert …

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