Self-Improvement/Self Help

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“There was nothing to do but to drink . . . each day became a replica of the day before.”
—Ernest Hemingway, unpublished draft of The Sun Also Rises

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Get Gorgeous proposes a mighty tall order—especially if the reader ascribes to the possibility of actually accomplishing this near impossible feat.

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An anecdote about the Bizarro poet and novelist Charles Bukowski opens the new book by (self appointed?) “star blogger” Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Appr

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At times, the most difficult but important books to read are the ones that hold a mirror to our lives and parenting behaviors. Glow Kids by Nicholas Karadaras is just such a book.

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Parent Hacks by Asha Dornfest is a clever assortment of time saving shortcuts and creative tricks designed to help parents.

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In a world obsessed with productivity, it is timely to read a book that tells us who is likely to be productive and why. 

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“What she describes is the end of childhood as we once knew it.”

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In On My Own, Diane Rehm shares with readers her experience of early grief after losing John Rehm, her husband of 54 years.

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“What are you saying—that my kid has bad manners?”

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Sports writers, at least the really good ones, have always seemed to be philosophers driven to make a living or pay back their college education loans.

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She can write like no one else.”

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Things I’ve Said to My Children by Nathan Ripperger is an attractive gift book with lovely illustrations that will make a nice baby shower gift for some.

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Sex.

The three-letter word that gets everyone’s attention.

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“Solitude has; loneliness wants. It isn’t about being alone, but about missing significant connections that feed our need to belong.”

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“The OPA! Way facilitates our discovering again, awakening, the psyche of our own personal and collective psychology amidst the business of today’s life.

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The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success reminds us that although it’s a tough pill to swallow, failure is a necessary evil in

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“. . . every reader can benefit by the sage advice on how to mend a rift or even a shattered relationship and lessen the personal impact of strife.”

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“. . . if instead you follow the fairy tale of making straw into gold, you have a chance at a life that is full, meaningful, and pleasantly finite.”

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Before I Die is an undeniably inspiring concept.”

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“Dr. Samuel comprehends our current, eternal difficulty with our common fate, unimaginable for many of us, always inevitable.”

We lack an ability to cope with death.

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“Mr. Braly: Man up. Stop spreading gossip about your family. Start protecting your sons [and] Show some respect for the woman who made their existence possible.”

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