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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Yo...
by Ali Wong

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English

Pages

219

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>Ali Wong鈥檚 heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淔ierce, feminist, and packed with funny anecdotes.鈥濃€?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF FALL鈥橲 MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS BY <i>Time </i>鈥?<i>Vox </i>鈥?<i>USA Today </i>鈥?<i>HuffPost </i>鈥?<i>Bustle </i>鈥?<i>Vogue </i>鈥?<i>PopSugar </i>鈥?<i>BookRiot </i>鈥?<i>Shondaland</i></b><br /><br /> In her hit Netflix comedy special <i>Baby Cobra</i>, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly that she even became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads.<br /><br /> The sharp insights and humor are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she鈥檚 learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life off stage, including the brutal single life in New York (i.e. the inevitable confrontation with erectile dysfunction), reconnecting with her roots (and drinking snake blood) in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco, and parenting war stories. Though addressed to her daughters, Ali Wong鈥檚 letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and gross) for all.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Dear Girls</i><br /></b><br /> 鈥淸Wong] spins a volume whose pages simultaneously shock and satisfy. . . . <i>Dear Girls </i>is not so much a real-talk handbook as it is a myth-puncturing manifesto.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擵ogue</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淸A]聽refreshing, hilarious, and honest account聽of making a career in a male-dominated field, dating, being a mom, growing up, and so much more鈥es, this book is addressed to Wong鈥檚 daughters, but every reader will find nuggets of wisdom and inspiration and, most important, something to laugh at.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Bustle<br /><br /></i></b>鈥淎bsurdly funny.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Parade</i></b><br /><br />鈥淚t should come as no surprise that Ali Wong, who made us cry from laughter in her raunchy and relatable Netflix special, is as adept a writer as she is a comedian.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>USA Today</i></b>
Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me
by Adrienne Brodeur

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>鈥淓xquisite and harrowing.鈥?</b>鈥?lt;b><i>New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /><b>鈥淭his electrifying, gorgeously written memoir will hold you captive until the last word.鈥?鈥?lt;i>People</i><br /><br /> NAMED A BEST FALL BOOK BY聽<i>People *聽Refinery29 *聽Entertainment Weekly * BuzzFeed * NPR鈥檚 On Point * Town & Country * Real Simple * New York Post * Palm Beach Post * Toronto Star * Orange Country Register * Bustle * Bookish * BookPage * Kirkus* BBC Culture</i>* <i>Debutiful</i><br /><br /> A daughter鈥檚 tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity.</b><br /><br /> On a hot July night on Cape Cod when Adrienne was fourteen, her mother, Malabar, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: <i>Ben Souther just kissed me.</i>聽<br /> 聽<br /> Adrienne instantly became her mother鈥檚 confidante and helpmate, blossoming in the sudden light of her attention, and from then on, Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help orchestrate what would become an epic affair with her husband鈥檚 closest friend. The affair would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved, impacting Adrienne鈥檚 life in profound ways, driving her into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life鈥攁nd her mother鈥攐n her own terms. 聽<br /><br /><i>Wild Game</i>聽is a brilliant, timeless memoir about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and聽the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make.聽It鈥檚 a remarkable story of resilience, a reminder that we need not be the parents our parents were to us.
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聽<em>NEW YORK TIMES</em>聽BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don鈥檛 have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you:聽<em>that鈥檚 a lie</em>.</strong></p><p>As the founder of the lifestyle website聽TheChicSite.com聽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鈥檝e told ourselves so often we don鈥檛 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,聽<em>Girl, Wash Your Face</em>聽shows you how to live with passion and hustle--and how to give yourself grace without giving up.</p>
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide ...
by , Nan Silver

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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<p><b>With more than a million copies sold worldwide, <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. </b><br /><br />John Gottman's unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make鈥攁nd break鈥攁 marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. <br /><br />Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.<br /><br />Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.</p>
Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isl...
by Mary J. MacLeod

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 04, 2013

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Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house鈥攁 farmer鈥檚 stone cottage鈥攐n 鈥渁 small acre鈥?of land. Mary assumed duties as the island鈥檚 district nurse.<i> Call the Nurse</i> is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends.<br /><br /> In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse鈥檚 compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.
The Poison Tree: A True Story of Family Terror
by Alan Prendergast

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English

Pages

378

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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<b>Edgar Award Finalist: The shocking account of a Wyoming father who terrorized his family for years鈥攗ntil his children plotted a deadly solution.</b><br /><br /> One cold November night, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, fifteen-year-old Richard Jahnke Jr., ROTC leader and former Boy Scout, waited for his parents to return from celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the night they met. When his father got out of the car, the boy blasted him through the heart with a twelve-gauge pump-action shotgun. Richard鈥檚 seventeen-year-old sister, Deborah, was sitting on the living room couch with a high-powered rifle鈥攋ust in case her brother missed.<br /> 聽<br /> Hours later the Jahnke kids were behind bars. Days later they made headlines. So did the truth about the house of horrors on Cowpoke Road.<br /> 聽<br /> Was it cold-blooded murder? Or self-defense?<br /> 聽<br /> Richard Jahnke Sr., special agent for the IRS, gun collector, and avid reader of <i>Soldier of Fortune</i>, had been subjecting his wife, Maria, and both children to harrowing abuse鈥攑hysical, psychological, and sexual鈥攆or years. Deborah and her brother conspired to finally put a stop to it themselves. But their fate was in the hands of a prejudiced and inept judicial system, and only public outcry could save them.<br /> 聽<br /> Written with the full and revealing cooperation of the Jahnkes, this finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime is 鈥渢he ultimate family nightmare, played out in the heartland of America.聽.聽.聽.聽From the night of the murder through both trials, convictions and both youngsters鈥?eventual release聽.聽.聽.聽it鈥檚 gripping reading鈥?(<i>Chicago Tribune</i>).<br /> 聽
When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People
by Gary L. Thomas

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<p><strong>Your life's calling is too important to let toxic people take it away.聽</strong><strong>In聽<em>When to Walk Away,聽</em>Gary Thomas--bestselling author of <em>Sacred Marriage</em>--draws from biblical and modern stories to equip you with practical insights to handle toxic people in your life and live true to your God-given purpose.<strong>聽</strong></strong></p><p>As Christians, we often feel the guilt and responsibility of meeting the needs of unhealthy people in our lives.聽Whether a sibling, parent, spouse, coworker, or friend, toxic people frequently seek to frustrate our life's calling. While you're seeking first God's kingdom, they're seeking first to distract your focus and delay your work.聽</p><p>Instead of attempting the impossible task of mollifying toxic people, it's time we dedicate our energy to the only worthwhile effort: completing the work God has given us by investing in reliable people. It's only when we learn to say no to bad patterns that we can say yes to the good work God has planned for us.聽</p><p>Bestselling author of聽<em>Sacred Marriage</em>, Gary Thomas looks at biblical examples from the lives of Jesus, Paul, and Nehemiah. Drawing from years serving as a pastor, Thomas shares modern stories and practical examples for dealing with the toxic people in our lives. Each chapter includes insightful takeaways that you can apply right away. You'll discover how to:</p><ul><li>Learn the difference between difficult people and toxic people</li><li>Find refuge in God when you feel under attack</li><li>Discern when to walk away from a toxic situation</li><li>Keep a tender heart even in unhealthy relationships</li><li>Grow your inner strength and invest in reliable people</li></ul><p>聽We can't let others steal our joy or our mission. It's time to strengthen our defense, learn to set healthy boundaries, and focus on our God-given purpose. It's time to know聽<em>When to Walk Away</em>.</p>
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from ...
by Lindsay C. Gibson

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English

Pages

218

Publication Date

June 01, 2015

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<p><strong>If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent鈥檚 behavior. These wounds <em>can</em> be healed, and you <em>can</em> move forward in your life.</strong></p><p>In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood<em>. </em>By freeing yourself from your parents鈥?emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you鈥檒l learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life.</p><p>Discover the four types of difficult parents:</p><ul><li><strong>The emotional parent</strong> instills feelings of instability and anxiety</li><li><strong>The driven parent</strong> stays busy trying to perfect everything and everyone</li><li><strong>The passive parent</strong> avoids dealing with anything upsetting</li><li><strong>The rejecting parent</strong> is withdrawn, dismissive, and derogatory</li></ul><p>聽</p>
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 />
Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong-...
by Emily Oster

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

August 20, 2013

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<b><b>*Newly Revised for 2019*聽</b><br /><br /><i>What to Expect When You're Expecting</i> meets <i>Freakonomics</i>: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting. From the author of <i>Cribsheet</i>, a data-driven decision making guide to the early years of parenting<br /></b><br /> Pregnancy鈥攗nquestionably one of the most pro顱found, meaningful experiences of adulthood鈥攃an reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies.聽Pregnant women are told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee without ever being told <i>why</i> these are forbidden. Rules for prenatal testing are similarly unexplained. Moms-to-be desperately want a resource that empowers them to make their own right choices.<br /><br /> When award-winning economist Emily Oster was a mom-to-be herself, she evaluated the data behind the accepted rules of pregnancy, and discovered that most are often misguided and some are just flat-out wrong. Debunking myths and explaining everything from the real effects of caffeine to the surprising dangers of gardening, <i>Expecting Better聽</i>is the book for every pregnant woman who wants to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy鈥攁nd the occasional glass of wine.

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