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Featured April 16, 2014
on Katie

Skinny Meals Bob Harper

Skinny Meals
by Bob Harper

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Everything You Need to Lose Weight-Fast!

From Bob Harper, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Skinny Rules and Jumpstart to Skinny and the star of NBC’s ongoing smash reality show The Biggest Loser, come 100 delicious new recipes (all of them under 330 calories!), a month of new menu plans, and indispensable shopping lists and cooking tips that all follow Bob’s practical strategies for getting thin! THE TASTIEST MEALS FOR HELPING YOU LOSE WEIGHT—FAST! In Read More »



Featured April 15, 2014
on CBS This Morning

The Goldfinch Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt

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The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel.

Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity.

It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident Read More »



Featured April 15, 2014
on Today

Betty Cornell's Teen-Age Popularity Guide Betty Cornell

Betty Cornell's Teen-Age Popularity Guide
by Betty Cornell

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Available again for a whole new generation of readers, the original 1950s popularity guide that was the inspiration for teen author Maya Van Wagenen’s memoir Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek!

Filled with fun tips and vintage wisdom, Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Popularity Guide offers advice and guidance for teens who want to be poised, self-confident, and “shiny bright.” Betty covers topics Read More »



Featured April 15, 2014
on Today

Popular Maya van Wagenen

Popular
by Maya van Wagenen

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Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

A breakout teen author explores the true meaning of popularity in a hysterically funny, touchingly honest contemporary memoir.

Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help a shy girl become popular?
Maya Van Wagenen is about to find out. 


Stuck near the bottom of the social ladder at “pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be Read More »



Featured April 15, 2014
on Today

Own It! Tabatha Coffey

Own It!
by Tabatha Coffey

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Be the Boss of Your Life--at Home and in the Workplace

From the straight-shooting breakout star of Bravo’s Tabatha Takes Over and author of It’s Not Really About the Hair, Tabatha Coffey shares the secrets of her success in Own It!

On television, Coffey is known for using tough love to overhaul failing businesses and help owners take charge of their future. In Own It!, Coffey takes her trademark no-nonsense style and Read More »



Featured April 15, 2014
on Good Morning America

The Kind Mama Alicia Silverstone

The Kind Mama
by Alicia Silverstone

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A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning

When did making babies get to be so hard? Infertility is on the rise globally, affecting as many as one in six couples. But instead of considering diet and lifestyle factors, doctors pump their patients full of expensive and invasive fertility treatments. Once pregnant, women just accept that carrying a baby will be the gassy, swollen, irritable, sleepless nightmare that has become the new normal—and then assume that new motherhood will be just as Read More »



Featured April 15, 2014
on Morning Edition
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Captain Underpants And The Revolting Revenge Of The Radioactive Robo-Boxers Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants And The Revolting Revenge Of The Radioactive Robo-Boxers
by Dav Pilkey

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A world without UNDERPANTS?!!! When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they had been turned into evil zombie nerds doomed to roam a devastated, postapocalyptic planet for all eternity. But why, you might ask, didn't the amazing Captain Underpants save the boys from this frightening fate? Because Tippy Tinkletrousers and his time-traveling hijinks prevented George and Harold from creating Captain Underpants in the first place! Now, having changed the course of Read More »



Featured April 15, 2014
on Morning Edition

The Empathy Exams Leslie Jamison

The Empathy Exams
by Leslie Jamison

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From personal loss to phantom diseases, a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014

Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison’s visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should Read More »



Featured April 15, 2014
on Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Why Soccer Matters Pele .

Why Soccer Matters
by Pele .

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Soccer. Football. The beautiful game. The world’s most popular sport goes by many names, but for decades, fans have agreed on one thing: the greatest player of all time was Pelé. Now the legendary star, ambassador, and humanitarian shares a global vision for what soccer can accomplish. Now he shares his story, his experience, and his insights on the game for the very first time.

Before Messi, before Ronaldo, before Read More »



Featured April 15, 2014
on All Things Considered
Pakistan Literary Festival

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia Mohsin Hamid

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
by Mohsin Hamid

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His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world’s pulse. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation—and exceeds it. The astonishing and riveting tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over “rising Asia.” It follows its nameless Read More »



Featured April 15, 2014
on All Things Considered

Frog Music Emma Donoghue

Frog Music
by Emma Donoghue

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Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first. The story Blanche struggles Read More »



Featured April 15, 2014
on Fresh Air - NPR

The Wrong Enemy Carlotta Gall

The Wrong Enemy
by Carlotta Gall

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America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

Carlotta Gall has reported from Afghanistan and Pakistan for almost the entire duration of the American invasion and occupation, beginning shortly after 9/11. She knows just how much this war has cost the Afghan people, and how much damage can be traced to Pakistan and its duplicitous government and intelligence forces. Now that American troops are withdrawing, it is time to tell the full history of how we have been fighting the wrong enemy Read More »




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