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April 2014

It’s complicated : the social lives of networked teens
Boyd, Danah (danah michele), 1977-
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.
004.678 BOY
What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert Danah Boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, Boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite an environment of rampant fear-mongering, Boyd finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity. Boyds conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers, and others who work with teens but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture, and commerce in years to come. Offering insights gleaned from more than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, Boyd concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated.

HTML5 and CSS3 all-in-one for dummies
Harris, Andy.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Publishing, c2014.
006.74 HAR

Mindwise : how we understand what others think, believe, feel, and want
Epley, Nicholas, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.
152.41 EPL
An exploration of the human mind’s capacity for instinctive undertanding about the feelings and desires of others explains how the ability or inability to understand the minds of those around us leads to connection or conflict.

Personal intelligence : the power of personality and how it shapes our lives
Mayer, John D., 1953-
New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, c2014.
155.2 MAY
“The groundbreaking psychologist argues that understanding personality is the key to our well-being We are all curious about what people are thinking and what makes them tick. This urge to understand others helps us to adapt successfully to the world around us. Now, in Personal Intelligence, the renowned psychologist John D. Mayer reveals that we all possess a type of intelligence–a master guidance system–that allows us to understand the motives, traits, and plans that direct people’s personalities, including our own. Mayer, who co-developed the theory of emotional intelligence, argues that there exists a broader, guiding intelligence called “personal intelligence.” Drawing on classic case studies and cutting-edge research, and illustrating his points with examples from successful baseball players to talented portrait artists, he demonstrates that a diverse group of skills–previously regarded as unrelated– form a coherent mental ability that we use to evaluate ourselves and others. He shows how people high in personal intelligence (PI) solve problems that range from anticipating other people’s behavior to motivating themselves over the long term. Describing these skills for the first time and providing readers with suggestions for ways to improve their own PI, Mayer puts forward an important message about personality and happiness”

Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking
Cain, Susan.
New York : Crown Publishers, c2012.
155.232 CAI
Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.

The turning point : creating resilience in a time of extremes
Braden, Gregg.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, 2014.
155.25 BRA
“There’s a time when every crisis can become transformation; when simply surviving can become joyous thriving. In our lives that time is The Turning Point. In our world that time is now! We live in a time of extremes. And because the conditions of global finance, markets, resources, and jobs touch so much of our lives, we can no longer separate our everyday routines from the extremes of the world. The crises of climate change, extreme weather, and failing economies, for example, translate directly into the cost of the fuel that gets us back and forth to work each day; the interest we pay on our loans and that we’re in turn paid on our savings; the loss of neighborhood businesses and local jobs; and the closing of factories, with the many benefits they bring to our communities. All of this means that our lives are changing in ways we’ve never seen in the past, and they’re changing faster than we’ve been prepared to deal with. The good news is that nature gives us the key to turn the frightening Tipping Points of such extremes into life-affirming Turning Points of transformation. Fact: The solutions to our biggest problems already exist! Fact: We already have the technology and the means to adapt to the extremes! Fact: All that stands between the suffering of the present and the world transformed is the shift in thinking that allows the existing solutions into our lives. In this compelling new work, best-selling author and visionary Gregg Braden merges his expertise in leading-edge science with present-day realities to answer the questions on everyone’s minds: What’s causing the extremes in our world? What do the global trends mean in our personal lives? How do we make everyday life better for us and our families? Through his powerful synthesis of easy-to- understand science and real-world circumstances, Gregg uniquely: 1. Identifies the facts underlying the crises of personal, as well as global, change. 2. Describes new scientific discoveries that hold the key to turning global crises into personal transformation. 3. Reveals simple strategies of resilient thinking for our finances and lifestyles and resilient living for our families and communities as we navigate the greatest shift in power, wealth, and resources in the modern world! Will we choose the Turning Point to the greatest transformation of living and thinking the world has ever seen? ”

Optimal living 360 : smart decision making for a balanced life
Jain, Sanjay (Sanjay Kumar), 1970-
Austin, Texas : Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2014.
158 JAI
A program for making the most out of the present and future.

The big picture : 11 laws that will change your life
Horton, Tony (Anthony Sawyer), 1958-
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
158.1 HOR
Filled with real-life stories, the fitness guru and creator of P90X offers eleven rules that provide a clear path and purpose for achieving life goals and obtaining optimal health, helping readers to slim down, feel good, and live better.

I can see clearly now
Dyer, Wayne W.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc. 2014.
158.3092 DYE
“For many years, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s fans have wondered when he would write a memoir. Well, after four decades as a teacher of self-empowerment and the best-selling author of more than 40 books, Wayne has finally done just that! However, he has written it in a way that only he can-with a remarkable take-home message for his longtime followers and new readers alike-and the result is an exciting new twist on the old format. Rather than a plain old memoir, Wayne has gathered together quantum-moment recollections. In this revealing and engaging book, Wayne shares dozens of events from his life, from the time he was a little boy in Detroit up to present day…”

Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won’t go away
Goldstein, Rebecca, 1950-
New York : Pantheon Books, c2014.
184 GOL

Mortal sins : sex, crime, and the era of Catholic scandal
D’Antonio, Michael.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2013.
261.8327 DAN
Presents an account of the Catholic Church’s pedophile scandal that traces the efforts of a young lawyer who uncovered thousands of complaints that were systematically dismissed and covered up by Church officials.

The second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies
Brynjolfsson, Erik, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
303.483 BRY
A pair of technology experts describe how humans will have to keep pace with machines in order to become prosperous in the future and identify strategies and policies for business and individuals to use to combine digital processing power with human ingenuity.

Otherhood : modern women finding a new kind of happiness
Notkin, Melanie.
Berkeley, California : Seal Press, 2014.
305.4 NOT
“The rising percentage of childless women is one of the most overlooked and underappreciated social issues of our time. Never before have more women lived longer before having their first child or remained childless toward the end of their fertility. Nearly half of North American women of childbearing age are childless–a dramatic rise from 35 percent in 1976–yet childless women are still perceived as the exception, not the norm. In Otherhood, Melanie Notkin explores this modern phenomenon to understand the reasons for this shift, the social and emotional impact of childlessness, and how the “new normal” will impact social structures in the decades to come. By turns anecdotal storytelling, inspiration, reportage, and manifesto, Otherhood gets at the heart of our social consciousness around childlessness to trigger thought-provoking conversation. Notkin’s intimate take on the trend affecting so many modern women is a groundbreaking exploration of this essential social issue”

The triple package : how three unlikely traits explain the rise and fallof cultural groups in America
Chua, Amy, author.
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
305.523 CHU
It may be taboo to say, but some groups in America do better than others. Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their success. A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control: these are the elements of the Triple Package, the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success.

How to age in place : planning for a happy, independent, and financiallysecure retirement
Languirand, Mary A.
Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, c2013.
306.38 LAN

The love playbook : rules for love, sex, and happiness
Anthony, La La, author.
New York : Celebra Book, 2014.
306.7 ANT
“Star of VH1′s La La’s Full Court Life, actress, entrepreneur, and wife of New York Knick’s star Carmelo Anthony , La La Anthony found love and success on her own terms. But before La La was a strong woman balancing a growing career, a high-profile marriage, and motherhood, she suffered through bad dates, tumultuous relationships, and backstabbing friends. She learned the hard way how to rise above it all to live the life she loves. And now, for the first time, she channels her most rewarding and challenging lessons into a personal playbook, providing empowering, go-to advice for healthy relationships and a happy life.”

You can date boys when you’re forty : Dave Barry on parenting and other topics he knows very little about
Barry, Dave.
New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014.
306.8502 BAR
“In uproarious, brand-new pieces, Barry tackles everything from family trips, bat mitzvah parties and dating (he’s serious about that title: “When my daughter can legally commence dating–February 24, 2040–I intend to monitor her closely, even if I am deceased”) to funeral instructions (“I would like my eulogy to be given by William Shatner”), the differences between male and female friendships, the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey, and a father’s ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert (“It turns out that the noise teenaged girls make to express happiness is the same noise they would make if their feet were being gnawed off by badgers”)”

The foster parenting manual : a practical guide to creating a loving, safe and stable home
DeGarmo, John, 1969-
London, England : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.
306.874 DEG
The Foster Parenting Manual is a comprehensive guide offering proven, friendly advice for novice and experienced parents alike. This book describes what you can expect from foster parenting, how to access help and support, how to ensure the best care for your child, and provides insight into the foster care system for new and experienced foster parents and caseworkers.

All joy and no fun : the paradox of modern parenthood
Senior, Jennifer, author.
New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, c2014.
306.874 SEN
What are the effects of children on their parents? Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents’ lives, whether it’s their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships or their internal senses of self.

Confessions of a mediocre widow : or, how I lost my husband and my sanity
Tidd, Catherine.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks, c2014.
306.88 TID
A memoir from a 31-year-old widow with three children under six years old, a rusty resume, no fix-it skills–and no experience living adult life without a husband.

The Pope and Mussolini : the secret history of Pius XI and the rise of Fascism in Europe
Kertzer, David I., 1948-
New York : Random House, c2014.
322.1094 KER
Analyzes the relationship between Pius XI and the notorious Italian dictator, tracing how after coming into power in the same year they forged covert ties to one another to consolidate power and pursue political goals.

The Party’s over : how the extreme right hijacked the GOP and I became a democrat
Crist, Charlie, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, 2014.
324.2734 CRI
The former Republican Governor of Florida reveals how his positive regard for President Obama, concerns about fellow Republicans and witness to the GOP’s transition toward extreme politics prompted his headline-making decision to switch parties, drawing on his experiences with both sides to outline recommendations for a productive two-party system.

The five years before you retire : retirement planning when you need it the most
Birken, Emily Guy.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, c2014.
332.024 BIR
A comprehensive guide to planning your retirement before it’s too late! Even though half of all Americans put money aside for retirement, it isn’t until they reach their sixties that many realize that they haven’t saved enough. With The 5 Years Before You Retire, you’ll hone in on what you need to do in the next five years to maximize your current savings and create a realistic plan for your future. This book guides you through each financial, medical, and familial decision, from taking advantage of the employer match your company offers for your 401k program to enrolling in Medicare to discussing housing options with your family. Covering every aspect of retirement planning, these straightforward strategies explain in detail how you can make the most of your last few years in the workforce and prepare for the future you’ve always wanted. Whether you just started devising a plan or have been saving since your first job, The 5 Years Before You Retire will show you what you need to do now to ensure that you live comfortably for years to come.

Young money : inside the hidden world of Wall Street’s post-crash recruits
Roose, Kevin.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
332.6427 ROO
A business columnist at “New York” magazine explores the secret lives of college graduates working on Wall Street in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

J.K. Lasser’s 1001 deductions and tax breaks
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley / John Wiley & Sons, c2004-
343.7305 JKL
Advice on preparing a good tax return answers the question “What can I deduct?” with strategies and ideas to reduce payments to the minimum while keeping in compliance with the law.

How to care for aging parents : a one-stop resource for all your medical,financial, housing, and emotional issues
Morris, Virginia.
New York : Workman Publishing, c2014.
362.6 MOR
How to Care for Aging Parents is an authoritative, clear, and comforting source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americansnow 42 millionwho care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend. And now, in its third edition, it is completely overhauled and updated, chapter-by-chapter and page-by-page, with the most recent medical findings and recommendations. It includes a whole new chapter on fraud; details on the latest aging in place technologies; more helpful online resources; and everything you need to know about current laws and regulations.

Eliot Ness : the rise and fall of an American hero
Perry, Douglas, 1968-
New York : Viking, 2014.
363.25 PER
Eliot Ness is famous for leading the Untouchables against the notorious mobster Al Capone. But it turns out that the legendary Prohibition Bureau squad’s daring raids were only the beginning. Ness’s true legacy reaches far beyond Big Al and Chicago. Douglas Perry follows the lawman through his days in Chicago and into his forgotten second act. As the public safety director of Cleveland, Ness achieved his greatest success: purging the city of corruption so deep that the mob and the police were often one and the same. And it was here, too, that he faced one of his greatest challenges: a brutal, serial killer known as the Torso Murderer, who terrorized the city for years. Eliot Ness presents the first complete picture of the real Eliot Ness. Both fearless and shockingly shy, he inspired courage and loyalty in men twice his age, forged law- enforcement innovations that are still with us today, and earned acclaim and scandal from both his professional and personal lives. Through it all, he believed unwaveringly in the integrity of law and the basic goodness of his fellow Americans.

The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation
Schechter, Harold.
Boston, Massachusetts : New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2014.
364.1523 SCH
“Beekman Place, one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, hasn’t always been home to the rich. In the 1930s, when bluebloods like the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers began to build luxury towers, poor European immigrants lived in filthy slums among the riverside factories and abbatoirs. It was in this setting that a young man committed a grisly triple-murder on Easter Sunday, 1937. The details of the case were so sensational that one might think it had been cooked up in a tabloid editor’s overheated imagination. The charismatic perpetrator, Robert Irwin, was a promising young sculptor, but he was also deeply disturbed. An obsession with Veronica Gedeon, a stunning photographer’s model, would inspire him to murder. Harold Schechter masterfully tells the story of the “Mad Sculptor” case, one of the most engrossing American crime dramas of the twentieth century–evoking an atmosphere and a madness that will have readers glued to their chairs”.

The ultimate book of impostors : over 100 true stories of the greatest phonies and frauds
Graham, Ian, 1953-
Naperville, llinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., c2013.
364.163 GRA
Uncover the boldest and most notorious impostors and frauds in history! Graham collects stories of impostors from the past 500 years and provides a summary of each character, indicating how the individual was able to pull off the deception before being exposed. Readers will recognize some of the famous deceivers, such as “Anastasia”; Ferdinand Waldo Demara, who masqueraded as many different people; and Frank Abagnale, now an FBI consultant.

The perfect score project : uncovering the secrets of the SAT
Stier, Debbie.
New York : Harmony Books, c2014.
378.1662 STI
A guide to doing well on the SAT, written by a single mom with a desire to light a fire under her teenage son.

The race underground : Boston, New York, and the incredible rivalry that built America’s first subway
Most, Doug.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2014.
388.42 MOS
“In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew larger, the streets became increasingly clogged with horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 brought New York City to a halt, a solution had to be found. Two brothers–Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York City–pursued the dream of his city being the first American metropolis to have a subway and the great race was on. The competition between Boston and New York was played out in an era not unlike our own, one of economic upheaval, job losses, bitter political tensions, and the question of America’s place in the world. The Race Underground is peopled with the famous, like Boss Tweed, and Thomas Edison, and the not-so-famous, like the countless “sandhogs” who dug and blasted into the earth’s crust, sometimes losing their lives in the process of building the subway’s tunnels. Doug Most chronicles the science of the subway, looks at fears people had about travelling underground and tells a story as exciting as any ever ripped from the pages of U.S. history. The Race Underground is a great American saga of two rival American cities, the powerful interests within, and an invention that changed the lives of millions”

Emily Post’s wedding etiquette
Post, Anna, author.
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2014.
395.22 POS
A step-by-step guide for planning a wedding provides advice on every phase of the wedding process, from the engagement announcements to the wedding gift thank-yous, explaining how to personalize even the most traditional affair.

Basic math & pre-algebra for dummies
Zegarelli, Mark.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2014].
510 ZEG
Offers explanations of concepts such as whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents, and covers advanced topics including imaginary numbers, variables, and algebraic equations.

The blood sugar solution 10-day detox diet : activate your body’s natural ability to burn fat and lose weight fast
Hyman, Mark, 1959- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, c2014.
612.12 HYM
Outlines a low-insulin weight-loss program that demonstrates how to activate the body’s natural abilities to burn fat, reduce inflammation, and enable other long-term health benefits.

Glycemic index diet for dummies
Raffetto, Meri.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2014.
613.25 RAF
Eating fewer carbohydrates may be trendy, but since your body needs them to function, eliminating too many carbs from your diet is neither healthy nor practical. Learn the glycemic index system to help you shed unwanted pounds and improve your overall health.

21-day tummy : the revolutionary diet that soothes and shrinks any bellyfast
Vaccariello, Liz, author.
New York : The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., c2013.
613.25 VAC
Presents a twenty-one day eating plan with recipes that target digestive problems and inflammation, resulting in a loss of belly fat and an overall improvement in health and stamina.

The Virgin diet cookbook : 150 easy and delicious recipes to lose weightand feel better fast
Virgin, JJ.
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, c2014.
613.265 VIR
“The companion to the New York Times bestseller The Virgin Diet brings the groundbreaking health and weight loss program into your kitchen. With more than 100 delicious and practical recipes, THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK is designed to show you how to incorporate anti-inflammatory, healing foods into your diet to reclaim your health and reset your metabolism, while avoiding the 7 foods that are most likely to cause food intolerance. These tasty, easy-to-make recipes are free of gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts, and sugar and artificial sweeteners. With mouthwatering suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks, you’ll lose weight fast while enjoying what you eat! THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK will also help you to stock your kitchen, provide delicious substitutes for common ingredients, and offer easy swaps for eating out and on-the-go”

The gluten free guide to fast food restaurants
Bryan, Adam.
Charleston, South Carolina : Createspace Independent Pub, 2012.
613.28 BRY
Discover all the gluten free menu items from over 40 international and domestic fast food restaurants. Whether you have a gluten allergy or are just trying to live a gluten-free lifestyle, this fast food guide will help you discover thousands of gluten free items available at some of the most popular fast food restaurants in the world.

When your adult child breaks your heart : coping with mental illness, substance abuse, and the problems that tear families apart
Young, Joel L.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press/Globe Pequot Press, c2013.
616.89 YOU
“Behind nearly every adult who is accused of a crime, becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, or who is severely mentally ill and acting out in public, there is usually at least one extremely stressed-out parent. This parent may initially react with the bad news of their adult child behaving badly with, “Oh no!” followed by, “How can I help to fix this?” A very common third reaction is the thought, “Where did I go wrong–was it something I said or did, or that I failed to do when my child was growing up that caused these issues? Is this really somehow all my fault?” These parents then open their homes, their pocketbooks, their hearts, and their futures to “saving” their adult child–who may go on to leave them financially and emotionally broken. Sometimes these families also raise the children their adult children leave behind: 1.6 million grandparents in the U.S. are in this situation. This helpful book presents families with quotations and scenarios from real suffering parents (who are not identified), practical advice, and tested strategies for coping…”

Prevention the ultimate guide to breast cancer : your essential resourcefrom diagnosis to treatment and beyond
Gemignani, Mary L.
New York : Rodale : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, c2013.
616.9944 GEM
“We’ve all heard the statistic: 1 in 8 women will get a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in her lifetime. But there’s another just-as- relevant number that isn’t as widely broadcast: 76 percent of those women will be alive 10 years later. This guide from America’s most trusted health magazine helps women navigate treatment, medical costs, and lifestyle changes and emerge with their physical and mental health intact. Organized to take readers from diagnosis to survival and all the steps in between, Prevention The Ultimate Guide to Breast Cancer offers relevant information in technical yet accessible language, including: Supplements and recipes that stimulate appetite, ease treatment side effects, promote recovery, and help prevent a recurrence; Complementary and alternative treatments and medicine that can be beneficial; Real-life advice from women with breast cancer on issues such as processing the emotions that accompany a diagnosis and what to expect as a cancer survivor. This guide will help any woman who has been diagnosed feel organized, informed, hopeful, reassured, and focused on becoming well, increasing her chances of landing in that healthy 76 percent”

A breast cancer alphabet
Sikka, Madhulika.
New York : Crown Publishers, 2014.
616.9944 SIK
“Madhulika Sikka’s A Breast Cancer Alphabet offers a new way to live with and plan past the hardest diagnosis that most women will ever receive: a personal, practical, and deeply informative look at the road from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. This A-Z guide to living with breast cancer goes where so many fear to tread: sex (S is for Sex – really?), sentimentality (J is for Journey – it’s a cliché we need to dispense with), hair (H is for Hair – yes, you can make a federal case of it) and work (Q is for Quitting – there’ll be days when you feel like it). She draws an easy-to-follow, and quite memorable, map of her travels from breast cancer neophyte to seasoned veteran. As a prominent news executive, Madhulika had access to the most cutting edge data on the disease’s reach and impact. At the same time, she craved the community of frank talk and personal insight that we rely on in life’s toughest moments. This wonderfully inventive book navigates the world of science and story, bringing readers into Madhulika’s mind and experience in a way that demystifies breast cancer and offers new hope for those living with it”

Getting things off my chest : a survivor’s guide to staying fearless & fabulous in the face of breast cancer
Young, Melanie.
Springville, UT : Plain Sight Publishing, an imprint of Cedar Fort : Distributed by Cedar Fort, Inc., c2013.
616.9944 YOU
“Charge head on into the battle with breast cancer, armed with these outstanding survivor’s tips on how to stay sane, focused, and in charge. Complete with checklists geared toward streamlining your new life, this book helps you eliminate stress and boost your spirits with positive thinking and humor. Don’t let your cancer control you; empower yourself and ease the transition with this all-inclusive guide.”

Pregnancy for dads
Kelly, Joe, 1954- author.
New York : Alpha Books, 2014.
618.24 KEL
Presents practical advice about what to expect during each month of pregnancy and as a brand-new dad, including a review of labor and delivery, tips on getting the nursery ready, and the financial impact of a new baby.

Complete cat care
New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing, c2014.
636.8 COM
“Combining everything you need to know about cats, from choosing a kitten or cat and day-to-day advice on nutrition and grooming, to guidance on behavior, play, and health and diseases, Complete Cat Care will help readers provide the best possible care for a cat at every stage of its life”

The DIY pantry : 30 minutes to healthy, homemade food
Faber, Kresha.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media Corp, 2014.
641.3 FAB
Collects natural, budget-friendly recipes as well as tips for storing food, and a guide to building the perfect pantry, aiming to help families move away from using processed food.

Bobby Deen’s everyday eats : 120 all-new recipes, all under 350 calories,all under 30 minutes
Deen, Bobby, author.
Random House Inc 2014.
641.55 DEE
Collects 120 new recipes that are under 350 calories and can be made in under thirty minutes, including pan-fried chicken cutlets with mushrooms and white wine, fish tacos with avocado pico de gallo, and grilled cumin chicken and potato salad.

Cooking comically : recipes so easy you’ll actually make them
Capps, Tyler, author, artist.
New York, NY : Perigee Book, 2013.
641.555 CAP
A whimsical reference for reluctant home cooks outlines inexpensive and satisfying favorites as well as original recipes, including sexy pancakes, mash-tatoes, and damn dirty ape bread.

Living wheat-free for dummies
Gregory, Rusty.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons Inc., c2014.
641.5631 GRE
“Your guide to eliminating wheat, losing weight, and feeling better”

The ultimate slow cooker book : [more than 400 recipes from appetizers to desserts]
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2010.
641.5884 ULT

How to use a meat cleaver : secrets and recipes from a mob family’s kitchen
Graziano, Renee.
New York, New York : The Penguin Group, [2014].
641.5945 GRA
Three members of a family made famous by the VH1 reality show “Mob Wives” present one hundred of their favorite family recipes, including Lana’s famous meatballs, Sunday gravy, lobster arriagiatta, and pork chops with pears.

The great American chocolate chip cookie book
Wyman, Carolyn.
Woodstock, Vermont : The Countryman Press, 2014.
641.8654 WYM
Chronicles the history and evolution of the chocolate chip cookie, and features over seventy-five variations on the traditional recipe, including instructions for replicating Mrs. Field’s and Momofuku Milk Bar’s famous versions.

Kitchen confidence
Nixon, Kelsey, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter Publishers, 2014.
643.3 NIX
Shares a full-color array of one hundred essential recipes, including grilled fruit skewers with chili and lime, steak and pepper stir-fry, and fudge mint brownies.

Lawrence Zarian’s ten commandments for a perfect wardrobe
Zarian, Lawrence, author.
Los Angeles : Bird Street Books, ; 2014.
646.3 ZAR
A lifestyle and fashion authority outlines practical guidelines for looking good and feeling confident in any setting, sharing entries on everything from closet basics and accessorizing through daily grooming rituals and the fashion secrets of his celebrity friends.

Invent it, sell it, bank it! : make your million-dollar idea into a reality
Greiner, Lori, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2014.
658.11 GRE
“From one of the stars of ABC’s Shark Tank and QVC’s Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner comes a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts guide to getting a new product or company off the ground and making it a success. Turn your idea into a reality. Become your own boss. Make your first million. Achieve financial freedom. Lori Greiner shows you how. Lori Greiner is one of America’s most successful, prolific, and sought-after entrepreneurs. But before she created her first hit product, all she had was a great idea, a tireless work ethic, and no clue how to get it to market. So Lori taught herself everything she needed to know about bringing an invention from concept to creation to consumers in months. She learned the ins and outs of business, manufacturing, investors, patents, marketing, and more. Now, five hundred million dollars in retail sales later, in an honest and straightforward fashion, Lori reveals the path she took to her wealth of experience and hard-won wisdom so that you, too, can achieve financial freedom and see your invention become reality…”

Talk like TED : the 9 public-speaking secrets of the world’s top minds
Gallo, Carmine.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2014.
658.452 GAL
Provides a step-by-step method that makes it possible for anyone to create, design and deliver a TED-style presentation that is engaging, persuasive and memorable.

Absolute value : what really influences customers in the age of (nearly) perfect information
Simonson, Itamar, author.
New York : HarperBusiness, 2014.
658.8 SIM
Offering a new framework called the influence mix, a forward-looking marketing guide shows how to influence customers in this new age and environment through updated communication strategies, market research programs, and segmentation strategies.

Troubleshooting and repairing major appliances
Kleinert, Eric.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2013.
683.8028 KLE
Provides advice on purchasing and installing major home appliances; discusses safety concerns, tools and equipment, electricity, and parts; and describes the principles of operation, symptom diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of dishwashers, garbage disposals, water heaters, washing machines and dryers, ranges, ovens, microwaves, refrigerators and freezers, automatic ice makers, and room air conditioners.

Mixed media masterpieces with Jenny & Aaron : create incredible art journals and handmade mixed media treasures with two master crafters
Heid, Jenny, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., c2013.
745.5 HEI
The artists behind the blog “Everyday is a Holiday” present a guide to creating unique art journals and other mixed media crafts that includes step- by-step instructions and photographs.

Amish quilts : crafting an American icon
Smucker, Janneken.
Baltimore, MD : The Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2013.
746.46 SMU

Song of Spider-Man : the inside story of the most controversial musical in Broadway history
Berger, Glen, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2013.
782.14 BER
Playwright Glen Berger’s hilarious memoir of a theatrical dream–or nightmare–come true with a cast of characters including renowned director Julie Taymor and two superstar rock legends U2′s Bono and Edge.

Here we are now : the lasting impact of Kurt Cobain
Cross, Charles R.
New York : It Books, 2014.
782.4216 CRO
The author of the Kurt Cobain biography “Heavier Than Heaven” examines the legacy of the Nirvana frontman and discusses why he still matters twenty years after his death.

You must remember this : life and style in Hollywood’s golden age
Wagner, Robert, 1930-
New York : Viking, 2014.
791.4302 WAG
The legendary actor and best-selling author of Pieces of My Heart offers a nostalgic look at Hollywood’s golden age, touring favorite hotspots and exploring period business practices before the advent of paparazzi culture and high-powered agents.

Uganda be kidding me
Handler, Chelsea.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
818.602 HAN
In this uproarious collection, Chelsea Handler answers your most frequently asked traveler’s questions, hot travel trips, and travel etiquette, none of which should be believed.

Where the locals go : more than 300 places around the world to eat, play,shop, celebrate, and relax
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2014.
910.202 WHE
For many, the joy of travel is often an authentic, immersive experience of the local culture. Here, National Geographic’s insider tips offer a unique look at the places and activities around the world that captivate the residents–from regional festivals, undiscovered local restaurants, and lesser- known art galleries, to quiet places to sit and watch another world stroll by. A bonus chapter features in-depth experiences in the top 15 greatest cities. This book goes beyond Internet basics to ensure rewarding and memorable travel for those who crave a deeper understanding of a country and its people. When in Rome, they say, do as the Romans do. Discover the soul of a place through a chance encounter, a kind word, or an unparalleled tip from a local. In Where the Locals Go, you’ll find hundreds of authentic, beautifully photographed travel experiences, complemented with nuggets of entertaining and insightful text informed by locals. Now, you, too, can join the locals in Venice on their evening passeggiata; mingle with the crowds at sunset on Juhu Beach in Mumbai; sample some of France’s best cheeses in the Alpine town of Annecy; and walk the ancient peak-to-peak pilgrimage on Japan’s Kunisaki Peninsula. This book will inspire you to make your next trip a truly authentic travel experience.

Blood royal : a true tale of crime and detection in medieval Paris
Jager, Eric, 1957-
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
944.026 JAG
In a true story of crime and detection in fifteenth century Paris, Guillaume de Tignonville, the Provost of Paris and one of history’s first detectives, uncovers a conspiracy while investigating the murder of Louis of Orleans, brother to King Charles.

Pat and Dick : the Nixons, an intimate portrait of a marriage
Swift, Will, 1947-
New York : Threshold Editions, 2014.
973.924 SWI
A study of the partnership between the thirty-seventh President and his wife argues that the couple endured political and intimate disappointments during their fifty-three-year marriage but ultimately shared genuine affection.

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