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Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me
by Adrienne Brodeur

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>鈥淓xquisite and harrowing.鈥?</b>鈥?lt;b><i>New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /><b>鈥淭his electrifying, gorgeously written memoir will hold you captive until the last word.鈥?鈥?lt;i>People</i><br /><br /> NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2019 BY </b><i><b>NPR * BuzzFeed *聽Slate *聽</b></i><b>Chicago Public Library *聽</b><i><b>Real Simple * Library Journal * Washington Post *聽</b></i><b>Amazon * CBC</b><br /><b>A daughter鈥檚 tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity.</b><br /><br /> On a hot July night on Cape Cod when Adrienne was fourteen, her mother, Malabar, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: <i>Ben Souther just kissed me.</i>聽<br /> 聽<br /> Adrienne instantly became her mother鈥檚 confidante and helpmate, blossoming in the sudden light of her attention, and from then on, Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help orchestrate what would become an epic affair with her husband鈥檚 closest friend. The affair would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved, impacting Adrienne鈥檚 life in profound ways, driving her into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life鈥攁nd her mother鈥攐n her own terms. 聽<br /><br /><i>Wild Game</i>聽is a brilliant, timeless memoir about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and聽the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make.聽It鈥檚 a remarkable story of resilience, a reminder that we need not be the parents our parents were to us.
The Adventurer's Son: A Memoir
by Roman Dial

Language

English

Pages

363

Publication Date

February 18, 2020

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<p><strong>鈥淎 brave and marvelous book. A page-turner that will rip your heart out.鈥?鈥擩on Krakauer</strong></p><p>In the tradition of聽<em>Into the Wild</em>聽comes an instant classic of outdoor literature, a riveting work of uncommon depth:聽<em>The Adventurer鈥檚 Son</em>聽is Roman Dial鈥檚聽extraordinary account of his two-year quest to unravel the mystery of his son鈥檚 fate.</p><p>In the predawn hours of July 10, 2014, the聽twenty-seven-year-old聽son of preeminent Alaskan scientist and National Geographic Explorer Roman Dial, walked alone into Corcovado National Park, an untracked rainforest along Costa Rica鈥檚 remote Pacific Coast that shelters miners, poachers, and drug smugglers. He carried a light backpack and machete. Before he left,聽Cody Roman Dial聽emailed his father: <em>鈥淚 am not sure how long it will take me, but I鈥檓 planning on doing 4 days in the jungle and a day to walk out. I鈥檒l be bounded by a trail to the west and the coast everywhere else, so it should be difficult to get lost forever.鈥?lt;/em></p><p>They were the last words Dial received from his son.</p><p>As soon as he realized Cody Roman鈥檚 return date had passed, Dial set off for Costa Rica. As he trekked through the dense jungle, interviewing locals and searching for clues鈥攖he authorities suspected murder鈥攖he desperate father was forced to confront the deepest questions about himself and his own role in the events. Roman had raised his son to be fearless, to be at home in earth鈥檚 wildest places, travelling together through rugged Alaska to remote Borneo and Bhutan. Was he responsible for his son鈥檚 fate? Or, as he hoped, was Cody Roman safe and using his wilderness skills on a solo adventure from which he would emerge at any moment?<br /></p><p>Part detective story set in the most beautiful yet dangerous reaches of the planet, <em>The Adventurer鈥檚 Son</em> emerges as a far deeper tale of discovery鈥攁 journey to understand the truth about those we love the most.聽 </p><p><em>The Adventurer鈥檚 Son</em>聽includes fifty black-and-white photographs.</p>
Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis
by Ada Calhoun

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too?<br /><br />Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages, and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were being largely overlooked.<br /><br />Speaking with women across America about their experiences as the generation raised to 鈥渉ave it all,鈥?Calhoun found that most were exhausted, terrified about money, under-employed, and overwhelmed. Instead of their issues being heard, they were told instead to lean in, take 鈥渕e-time,鈥?or make a chore chart to get their lives and homes in order.<br /><br />In <i>Why We Can鈥檛 Sleep</i>, Calhoun opens up the cultural and political contexts of Gen X鈥檚 predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss鈥攁nd keep the next generation of women from falling in. The result is reassuring, empowering, and essential reading for all middle-aged women, and anyone who hopes to understand them.<br />
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About ...
by Robin J. DiAngelo

Language

English

Pages

187

Publication Date

June 26, 2018

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.</b> <br /><br />In this 鈥渧ital, necessary, and beautiful book鈥?(Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and 鈥渁llows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 鈥榖ad people鈥?(Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Sec...
by , Al Switzler

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 16, 2011

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</p> <p>The first edition of <i>Crucial Conversations</i> exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:</p> <ul> <li>Prepare for high-stakes situations</li> <li>Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue</li> <li>Make it safe to talk about almost anything</li> <li>Be persuasive, not abrasive</li> </ul>
The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story
by David Crow

Language

English

Pages

358

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<p><strong>A violent ex-con forces his son to commit crimes in this unforgettable memoir about family and survival</strong></p><p><strong>鈥淐inematically gripping.鈥濃€?lt;em>Kirkus Reviews</em></strong></p><p>Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his three siblings idolized their dad. Tall, strong, smart, and brave, the self-taught Cherokee regaled his family with stories of his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies鈥攅ven murder.</p><p>A shrewd con artist with a genius IQ, Thurston intimidated David with beatings to coerce him into doing his criminal bidding. David鈥檚 mom, too mentally ill to care for her children, couldn鈥檛 protect him. One day, Thurston packed up the house and took the kids, leaving her with nothing. Soon he remarried, and David learned that his stepmother was just as vicious and abusive as his father.</p><p>Through sheer determination, and with the help of a few angels along the way, David managed to get into college and achieve professional success. When he finally found the courage to stop helping his father with his criminal activities, he unwittingly triggered a plot of revenge that would force him into a showdown with Thurston Crow. With lives at stake, including his own, David would have only twenty-four hours to outsmart his father鈥攖he brilliant, psychotic man who bragged that the three years he spent in the notorious San Quentin State Prison had been the easiest time of his life.</p><p><em>The Pale-Faced Lie</em> is a searing, raw, palpable memoir that reminds us what an important role our parents play in our lives. Most of all, it鈥檚 an inspirational story about the power of forgiveness and the ability of the human spirit to rise above adversity, no matter the cost.</p>
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide ...
by , Nan Silver

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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<p><b>With more than a million copies sold worldwide, <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. </b><br /><br />John Gottman's unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make鈥攁nd break鈥攁 marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. <br /><br />Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.<br /><br />Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.</p>
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Car...
by Melody Beattie

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

June 10, 2009

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<b>The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.</b><br /><br />Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--<i>Codependent No More</i>. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.<br /> <br />With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, <i>Codependent No More</i> is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.<br /> <br />Melody Beattie is the author of <i>Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook</i> and <i>Playing It by Heart</i>.
Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Yo...
by Ali Wong

Language

English

Pages

219

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?Ali Wong鈥檚 heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淔ierce, feminist, and packed with funny anecdotes.鈥濃€?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>Time </i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Variety聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Chicago Tribune </i>鈥?<i>Glamour </i>鈥?<i>New York</i></b><br /><br /> In her hit Netflix comedy special <i>Baby Cobra</i>, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly that she even became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads.<br /><br /> The sharp insights and humor are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she鈥檚 learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life off stage, including the brutal single life in New York (i.e. the inevitable confrontation with erectile dysfunction), reconnecting with her roots (and drinking snake blood) in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco, and parenting war stories. Though addressed to her daughters, Ali Wong鈥檚 letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and gross) for all.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Dear Girls</i><br /></b><br /> 鈥淸Wong] spins a volume whose pages simultaneously shock and satisfy. . . . <i>Dear Girls </i>is not so much a real-talk handbook as it is a myth-puncturing manifesto.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擵ogue</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淸A]聽refreshing, hilarious, and honest account聽of making a career in a male-dominated field, dating, being a mom, growing up, and so much more鈥es, this book is addressed to Wong鈥檚 daughters, but every reader will find nuggets of wisdom and inspiration and, most important, something to laugh at.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Bustle<br /></i></b>
Brother & Sister: A Memoir
by Diane Keaton

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<b><b>From the beloved film star and best-selling author of Then Again--a heartfelt memoir about Diane Keaton's relationship with her younger brother, and a poignant exploration of the divergent paths siblings' lives can take.</b></b><br /><br />When they were children in the suburbs of Los Angeles in the 1950s, Diane Keaton and her younger brother, Randy, were best friends and companions: they shared stories at night in their bunk beds; they swam, laughed, dressed up for Halloween. Their mother captured their American-dream childhoods in her diaries, and on camera. But as they grew up, Randy became troubled, then reclusive. By the time he reached adulthood, he was divorced, an alcoholic, a man who couldn't hold on to full-time work--his life a world away from his sister's, and from the rest of their family.<br /><br />Now Diane is delving into the nuances of their shared, and separate, pasts to confront the difficult question of why and how Randy ended up living his life on "the other side of normal." In beautiful and fearless prose that's intertwined with photographs, journal entries, letters, and poetry--many of them Randy's own writing and art--this insightful memoir contemplates the inner workings of a family, the ties that hold it together, and the special bond between siblings even when they are pulled far apart. Here is a story about love and responsibility: about how, when we choose to reach out to the people we feel closest to--in moments of difficulty and loss--surprising things can happen. A story with universal echoes, Brother & Sister speaks across generations to families whose lives have been touched by the fragility and "otherness" of loved ones--and to brothers and sisters everywhere.

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