New Nonfiction

Everybody behaves badly : the true story behind Hemingway's masterpiece The Sun Also Rises

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:15
by Blume, Lesley M. M.,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xx, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Call Number 813.52 HEM
Summary "The making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world. In the summer of 1925, Earnest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town's infamous running of the bulls. Then, over the next six weeks, he channeled that trip's maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into his groundbreaking novel The Sun Also Rises. This revolutionary work redefined modern literature as much as it did his peers, who would forever after be called the Lost Generation. But the full story of Hemingway's legendary rise has remained untold until now. Lesley Blume resurrects the explosive, restless landscape of 1920s Paris and Spain and reveals how Hemingway helped create his own legend. He made himself into a death-courting, bull-fighting aficionado; a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius; and an expatriate bon vivant. Blume's vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation as we have never seen it before, and shows how it still influences what we read and how we think about youth, sex, love, and excess."--

Glow kids : how screen addiction is hijacking our kids--and how to break the trance

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:15
by Kardaras, Nicholas, 1964-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2016.
First edition.
viii, 278 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number 616.8584 KAR
Summary "In Glow Kids, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras will examine how technology--more specifically, age-inappropriate screen tech, with all of its glowing ubiquity--has profoundly affected the brains of an entire generation. Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain's pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person's developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can"--Amazon.com.

Killing the rising sun : how America vanquished World War II Japan

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:15
by O'Reilly, Bill
Publisher Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
First edition.
323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Call Number 940.5426 ORE
Summary Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. This book takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, Harry Truman ascends to the presidency after FDR dies in office, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. This epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Teach Yourself Visually Windows 10 anniverary update

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:15
by McFedries, Paul,
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2016]
340 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Call Number 005.43 WIN/10

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:15
by Manson, Mark,
Publisher HarperOne, 2016.
First edition.
vii, 212 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number 158.1 MAN
Summary "In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is--a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited--"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives"--

Against empathy : the case for rational compassion

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Bloom, Paul, 1963-
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
285 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
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Call Number 152.41 BLO
Summary "We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don't have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In [this book], Bloom [posits that] empathy [is] one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices"--Dust jacket flap.

Breathe : the simple, revolutionary 14-day program to improve your mental and physical health

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Vranich, Belisa.
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
First edition.
ix, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Call Number 613.192 VRA
Summary "BREATHE is a groundbreaking look at a health topic we have all taken for granted. In a fascinating, straightforward, jargon-free exploration of how our bodies were meant to breathe, Dr. Belisa Vranich delves into the ins and outs of breathing. In the first book of its kind, BREATHE offers readers an intuitive correcting of a widespread health issue. By combining both anatomy and fitness with psychology and mindfulness, Dr. Vranich gives readers a way of solving health problems at the crux and healing themselves from the inside out. All through the simple act of breathing"--

Earth in human hands : shaping our planet's future

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Grinspoon, David Harry,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
First edition.
xx, 522 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Call Number 304.2 GRI
Summary "A NASA astrobiologist outlines optimistic messages about humanity's future in the face of climate change, explaining how the human role in managing the planet's evolution is determining the course of life"--NoveList.

Goop clean beauty

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Paltrow, Gwyneth, 1972-
Publisher Goop Press : Grand Central Life & Style, 2016.
First edition.
xi, 272 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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Call Number 646.72 GOO
Summary "The ultimate beauty guide from the experts at GOOP--the trusted resource for healthy, mindful living, curated by Gwyneth Paltrow. Millions of women around the world turn to the clean-living team at GOOP for beauty advice. From nontoxic product recommendations, red carpet- (and everyday-) ready hair and makeup tutorials, to guidance on aging, acne, and antioxidants, GOOP has become the go-to resource for head-to-toe beauty. Finally, the editors of GOOP have curated their greatest tips and recommendations, favorite detox recipes, workout plans, and hair and makeup looks in one must-have guide. Featuring more than 100 gorgeous photos and extensive Q&As from GOOP's family of expert contributors, GOOP Clean Beauty will shed a definitive light on the importance of diet, sleep, exercise, and clean beauty products, while offering tactical advice for healthy, glowing skin and hair that starts from the inside out. The first curated book from the top name in clean-living, GOOP Clean Beauty is the one resource women need to feel, and look, their best every day"--

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Vance, J. D.,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
264 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number 305.562 VAN
Summary Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

If our bodies could talk : a guide to operating and maintaining a human body

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Hamblin, James,
Publisher Doubleday, [2016]
First edition.
xxv, 371 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
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Call Number 613 HAM
Summary "In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies Could Talk." With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health. Now, in illuminating and genuinely funny prose, Hamblin explores the human stories behind health questions that never seem to go away--and which tend to be mischaracterized and oversimplified by marketing and news media. He covers topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and much more: Can I "boost" my immune system? Does caffeine make me live longer? Do we still not know if cell phones cause cancer? How much sleep do I actually need? Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin? Is life long enough? In considering these questions, Hamblin draws from his own medical training as well from hundreds of interviews with distinguished scientists and medical practitioners. He translates the (traditionally boring) textbook of human anatomy and physiology into accessible, engaging, socially contextualized, up-to-the-moment answers. They offer clarity, examine the limits of our certainty, and ultimately help readers worry less about things that don't really matter. If Our Bodies Could Talk is a comprehensive, illustrated guide that entertains and educates in equal doses"--

JFK and the masculine mystique : sex and power on the New Frontier

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Watts, Steven, 1952-
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.
First edition.
x, 415 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Call Number 155.332 WAT

Lose your final 15 : Dr. Ro's plan to lose your last 15 pounds by eating 15 servings a day

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Brock, Rovenia M,
Publisher Rodale, [2016]
xviii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Call Number 613.25 BRO
Summary "You may know nutritionist Dr. Rovenia M. Brock from her regular appearances on The Dr. Oz Show and The Meredith Vieira Show, or from her own health show, Heart & Soul, on BET. She has helped stars like Sherri Shepherd and everyday people alike drop millions of pounds, and now she's sharing her best-ever diet plan in Dr. Ro's Final 15. Dr. Ro's Final 15 is all about 15 days, 15 pounds, and 15 servings. The plan is broken down into three, 15-day phases. In each phase, you will enjoy 15 servings of food per day. Dr. Ro teaches you to identify foods by their real serving size with easy at-a-glance charts and tables. You can then choose your 15 servings per day from the 45 delicious recipes developed by Dr. Ro to keep you satisfied and on track. Beyond just diet, Dr. Ro's Final 15 includes 15-minute meditation guides and exercise plans that fit into any schedule. With Dr. Ro as your guide, you will experience newfound vibrancy, health, and happiness"--

Love hurts : Buddhist advice for the heartbroken

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Rinzler, Lodro,
Publisher Shambhala, 2016. ©2016
First edition.
xii, 170 pages ; 18 cm
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Call Number 294.3 RIN

Quick introduction to the iPad and iPhone : get to know the most important and new options on your iPad or iPhone with iOS 10 step by step.

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Visual Steps (Firm)
Publisher Visual Steps, [2016]
172 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
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Call Number 004.1675 IPA

Rethink : the surprising history of new ideas

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Poole, Steven, 1972-
Publisher Scribner, 2016.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
vii, 342 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number 609 POO

The bikini body 28-day healthy eating & lifestyle guide

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Itsines, Kayla,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2016.
First U. S. edition.
393 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Call Number 613.25 ITS
Summary A healthy eating and lifestyle book from the inspirational and widely followed personal trainer includes two hundred recipes and a four-week workout plan featuring twenty-eight-minute workouts.

The complete Mediterranean cookbook : 500 vibrant, kitchen-tested recipes for living and eating well every day

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Publisher America's Test Kitchen, [2016] ©2016
ix, 430 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Call Number 641.59182 COM

The thing about work : showing up and other important matters

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Moran, Richard A.,
Publisher Bibliomotion, Inc., [2016]
xxi, 227 pages ; 23 cm
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Call Number 650.1 MOR
Summary "The thing about work is that we love it, we hate it, we need it, we miss it, we measure ourselves by it, we judge others by it - we are addicted to it. Work often defines us and fulfills us. Yet, today's rapidly changing workplace environment is stressful and confusing to deal with. In 'The Thing About Work,' Richard Moran takes a ground-level perspective on what is happening at work and how to thrive in the new professional world. Through funny, prescriptive vignettes and short essays, Moran finds the 'white space' in the company manual-- those issues that you encounter everyday at work but which are not covered in employee training. He uses hilarious and true stories from his own life and others' to answer questions, such as 'Should you take your dog to wrk?' and 'How late is late?' and 'What is that foreign object growing in the refrigerator?' This very contemporary view of work will prove invaluable for the modern employee"--Book jacket.

The wars of the Roosevelts : the ruthless rise of America's greatest political family

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:13
by Mann, William J.,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
x, 609 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : genealogical table, illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Call Number 973.91 MAN
Summary A provocative biography of the Roosevelt family draws on family secrets and complex rivalries to argue that the Roosevelts' rise to power was driven by a series of inside competitions that were witnessed firsthand by an increasingly begrudging Eleanor Roosevelt.

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