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“The byproduct of suffering, if you’re lucky, is appreciation. . . .
My windfall has always been a sweet tooth, the gold watch that
deflected the bullet aimed straight at my heart.”

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Those of us who grew up in the age of early television sometimes wonder whatever happened to this or that character.

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It’s simple: stretching is essential for well being. Understanding that thought is easy. Regularly stretching, however, can be a challenge; and this book is here to help.

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Stefan Klein has written such a beautiful book that the reader can easily remain unaware that the original language was German.

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The world of popular science writing is a fiercely competitive one, and its inhabitants attempt to ensure their own survival by choosing an audience (technically educated or not?

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Long Before Food Network personalities Rachael Ray and Sandra Lee showed us how to turn out worthy meals in record time, there was Peg Bracken, an over-stressed working mother who unapologetically

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What makes Loose Girl moving is the sheer amount of tragic honesty Cohen puts on the pages.

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How to Master Your Muck by Kathi Burns hits everything on the checklist for a well-designed book. A “how-to” title? Check.

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Nat Geo Amazing! is an awe-inspiring collection of human culture, animal oddities, and true tales of wonder.

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The Artificial Ape is a book with a plausible idea, but that is all it has.

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“I have always preferred,” wrote the French 19th century author Anatole France, “the folly of passion to the wisdom of indifference.”

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The United States is one of the most religious “first world” nations.

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There are many ways to define “kosher.” The Hebrew root of the word simply means fit—food that is fitting for Jews to eat.

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Academy Award-winner Angelina Jolie is one of the most intriguing actresses of this generation—an adoptive parent, UN ambassador, and partner to one of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs.

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It's not often we get to hear the story from the victim of a serial killer as we do in this sensitively written account of Sanford Clark, the nephew of serial killer Gordon Stewart Northcott.

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Editor of New Left Review, London-based Ali criticizes Barack Obama’s obedience to the same corporate and military powers that controlled previous American administrations.

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Rick Hodes grew up on Long Island. There was nothing in his background to suggest that he would become a doctor who devoted his life to some of the sickest and poorest souls on our planet.

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Experienced journalist Fran Hawthorne creates an absolutely relatable, if not always easily readable, book.

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Not every programmer may be a scientific programmer, but all programmers will at some point have to deal with correctness, efficiency, and requirements changes, and some may have to deal with float

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 (Bantam Dell, May 2009) In the nature vs. nurture argument, Daniel Coyle comes down firmly on the side of nurture, and makes a compelling case. Mr.

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Jaron Lanier, an early developer of Virtual Reality, presents his manifesto, his state-of-the-union address of the cultural impact of the Internet and the Web. He has been prescient in the past.

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In 1990 Wall Street Journal reporters Bryan Burrough and John Helyar wrote Barbarians at the Gate, the account of the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco.

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Jason Siff advises “what to do when the instructions get in the way.” That is, for both beginning and experienced meditation students, he encourages practitioners to relax.

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