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    • The map of heaven [sound recording]
      The map of heaven [sound recording]
      Eben Alexander.
      Eben Alexander teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and true identities as spiritual beings. explores humankind's spiritual history and the birth of modern science in the seventeenth century, showing how people forgot, and are now at last remembering, who they really are and what their true destiny really is.
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    • I know why the caged bird sings [sound recording]
      I know why the caged bird sings [sound recording]
      Maya Angelou.
      Author's memoir of growing up black in the 1930's and 1940's.
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    • The turning point [sound recording] : creating resilience in a time of extremes
      The turning point [sound recording] : creating resilience in a time of extremes
      Gregg Braden, the New York Times best-selling author of Deep Truth and the divine matrix.
      Identifies the facts underlying personal and global crises, describes the new scientific discoveries that can change a crisis into a transformation, and reveals the strategies of resilient thinking.
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    • Learning to speak alzheimer's
      Learning to speak alzheimer's
      Joanne Koenig Coste.
      A groundbreaking approach for everyone dealing with the disease.
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    • Not that kind of girl [sound recording] : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"
      Not that kind of girl [sound recording] : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"
      Lena Dunham.
      Lena Dunham tells stories about wonderful nights with terrible boys and terrible days with wonderful friends, about ambition and the two existential crises that she had before the age of twenty. About fashion and its many discontents. About publicly sharing her body, and having to prove one's self in a meeting full of fifty-year-old men, and the health fears (tinnitus, lamp dust, infertility) that keep her up at night.
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    • Nasty [sound recording]
    • Mademoiselle [sound recording] : Coco Chanel and the pulse of history
      Mademoiselle [sound recording] : Coco Chanel and the pulse of history
      Rhonda K. Garelick.
      "Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. Today--and for nearly the last hundred years--we all see some version of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel every time we pass a woman on the street. But few among us realize that Chanel's role in the events of the twentieth century was as pervasive as her influence on fashion, or how deeply she absorbed and then brilliantly reimagined the historical currents around her. Here, with unprecedented detail and ambition--and through fascinating, thoroughly researched portraits of Chanel's lovers and friends--Rhonda Garelick shows us the Chanel who conquered the world . . . a woman who thirsted to create others in her image, who ruthlessly and innovatively borrowed from her famous (and infamous) intimates, who understood the idea of branding and image well ahead of her time, who created "wearable personality." This is Chanel at the nexus of history: a woman of daring, passion, and legendary vision, in a wonderful biography that gives her long-awaited due"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Being mortal [sound recording] : medicine and what matters in the end
      Being mortal [sound recording] : medicine and what matters in the end
      Atul Gawande.
      Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.
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    • Neil Patrick Harris [sound recording] : choose your own autobiography
      Neil Patrick Harris [sound recording] : choose your own autobiography
      Neil Patrick Harris.
      This hilarious book has been adapted especially for the audiobook edition so listeners hear all of the same fun and humor from the printed version and don't have to make any decisions or jump around, just kick back, relax and listen. Plus, it features exclusive bonus audio of young Neil delivering an adorable speech.
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    • Prince Harry : brother, soldier, son
      Prince Harry : brother, soldier, son
      by Penny Junor.
      Prince Harry, one of the most popular members of the British royal family, has had a colorful life. After losing his mother at age twelve, he spent his teenage years making questionable choices under intense international media scrutiny, becoming known for his mischievous grin, shock of red hair, and the occasional not-so-royal indiscretion. As he has grown, he has distinguished himself through military service, flying helicopters as a gunner for the Royal Air Force. He served in Afghanistan and continues to devote himself to his military career. He also follows in his mother's footsteps with charity work--he is the founder of Sentebale, a charity to help orphans in Lesotho, and works with many other charitable organizations to help young people in society and to conserve natural resources. As he reaches his thirtieth birthday, Prince Harry is proving himself a prince of the people. With unprecedented access to the most important figures in his life, Penny Junor is able get the truth about who this mercurial and fascinating royal son really is. A modern biography of a modern prince, this book offers an insider's look at the life of the man who is fourth in line to Britain's throne.
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    • Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 2 [sound recording]
      Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 2 [sound recording]
      Jon Kabat-Zinn.
      Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 2 was designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a core training tool to begin and deepen a daily meditation practice, and to bring mindfulness into every aspect of life. Mindfulness while lying down guided sessions for learning how to fall awake rather than fall asleep, which, teaches Kabat-Zinn, is what mindfulness is all about.
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    • Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 3 [sound recording]
      Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 3 [sound recording]
      [Jon Kabat-Zinn].
      In a world where our attention gets distracted and diverted at every turn, mindfulness brings it back and stabilizes it where it matters most, in the here and now. Jon Kabat-Zinn leads you with friendliness and care through 10 'mindfulness' landscapes.
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    • Mindfulness meditation for pain relief [sound recording] : guided practices for reclaiming your body and your life
      Mindfulness meditation for pain relief [sound recording] : guided practices for reclaiming your body and your life
      Jon Kabat-Zinn.
      Jon Kabat-Zinn shares his practices for using conscious awareness to free the mind and body from physical and emotional suffering. Listeners will learn tips and techniques for working with the mind and embracing whatever issues arise in their lives. He also leads listeners in guided meditations to help them find relief from chronic pain, everyday stress, and emotional challenges, as well as to read and act appropriately in the face of pain.
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    • Autism breakthrough [sound recording] : the groundbreaking method that has helped families all over the world
      Autism breakthrough [sound recording] : the groundbreaking method that has helped families all over the world
      Raun K. Kaufman.
      Raun K. Kaufman presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him and thousands of other families with special children. Parents and educators learn how to enable their children to create meaningful, caring relationships, vastly expand their communications, and to participate successfully in the world.
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    • Bowie : the biography
      Bowie : the biography
      Wendy Leigh.
      David Bowie, the iconic superstar of rock, fashion, art, design, and the quintessential sexual liberator, is a living legend. However, for the past five decades, he has managed to retain his Hollywood star mystique. Now, Wendy Leigh reveals the real man behind the mythology. Through scores of interviews with Bowie's lovers (both male and female), his girlfriends, business associates, groupies, and band members, Leigh has written an intimate biography of rock's greatest enigma.
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    • Paris letters [sound recording]
      Paris letters [sound recording]
      Janice MacLeod.
      "How much money does it take to quit your job? Exhausted and on the verge of burnout, Janice poses this question to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her desk. Surprisingly, the answer isn't as daunting as she expected. With a little math and a lot of determination, Janice cuts back, saves up, and buys herself two years of freedom in Europe. A few days into her stop in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the cute butcher down the street--who doesn't speak English. Through a combination of sign language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays and greasy corporate lingo. But her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again. So Janice turns to her three loves--words, art, and Christophe--to figure out a way to make her happily-ever-after in Paris last forever" -- from publisher's web site.
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    • Self-compassion step by step [sound recording] : [the proven power of being kind to yourself]
      Self-compassion step by step [sound recording] : [the proven power of being kind to yourself]
      Kristin Neff.
      "Over the past decade, an overwhelming body of research has shown self-compassion to be a master key to good psychological and physical health... Through six sessions of teachings, Dr. Neff offers guided meditations, experiential practices, and on-the-spot techniques to help you build a strong foundation of self-compassion in your daily life"--Container.
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    • You can, you will [sound recording] : 8 undeniable qualities of a winner
      You can, you will [sound recording] : 8 undeniable qualities of a winner
      Joel Osteen.
      Joel Osteen focuses on the irrefutable traits and attributes of highly successful people. These personal qualities are tested through the ages and all types of circumstances. These practical principles guide the lives of champions. The eight qualities are: Create bold visions, Run your own race, Think positively, Expect good things to happen, Stay passionate, Commit to excellence, Keep growing, and Serve others.
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    • Easy street (the hard way) : a memoir
      Easy street (the hard way) : a memoir
      by Ron Perlman with Michael Largo.
      A classically trained actor who cut his teeth in the East Village's off-Broadway scene, Ron Perlman--a Golden Globe winner with starring roles in the Hellboy movies, Drive, Pacific Rim, and Sons of Anarchy--has traveled an offbeat path to showbiz success. His story involves rising from New York's tough Washington Heights neighborhood, enduring incredible hardships, and ignoring the naysayers who taunted him for his distinctive looks. It's a tale that demonstrates the power of persistence. With a filmography of nearly two hundred credits working alongside countless stars during his forty-year career, Perlman knows the ins and outs of filmmaking. In Easy Street (the Hard Way), he shares his inspiring story for the next generation of performers.
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    • Put your heart on the page : an introduction to writing
      Put your heart on the page : an introduction to writing
      Anne Perry.
      Perry references her quintet of novels about World War I to demonstrate the various themes which need to be considered when beginning to write. Although writing a book can be like climbing Everest, the advice found here will save some troublesome extra drafts, and give a head start toward an enjoyable writing experience and a successful novel.
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    • Never turn your back on an angus cow [sound recording] : my life as a country vet
      Never turn your back on an angus cow [sound recording] : my life as a country vet
      Jan Pol with David Fisher.
      Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised in the Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild's hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan.
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    • Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty [sound recording]
      Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty [sound recording]
      by Daniel Schulman.
      Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. "You will receive what seems now to be a large sum of money," Fred Koch cautioned. "It may be either a blessing or a curse." Fred's legacy would become a blessing and a curse to his four sons--Frederick, Charles, and fraternal twins David and Bill--who in the ensuing decades fought bitterly over their birthright, the oil and cattle-ranching empire their father left behind in 1967. Against a backdrop of scorched-earth legal skirmishes, Charles and David built Koch Industries into one of the largest private corporations in the world--bigger than Boeing and Disney--and they rose to become two of the wealthiest men on the planet. Influenced by the sentiments of their father, who was present at the birth of the John Birch Society, Charles and David have spent decades trying to remake the American political landscape and mainline their libertarian views into the national bloodstream. They now control a machine that is a center of gravity within the Republican Party. To their supporters, they are liberating America from the scourge of Big Government. To their detractors, they are political "contract killers," as David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's chief strategist, put it during the 2012 campaign. Bill, meanwhile, built a multi-billion-dollar energy empire all his own, and earned notoriety as an America's Cup-winning yachtsman, a flamboyant playboy, and as a litigious collector of fine wine and Western memorabilia. Frederick lived an intensely private life as an arts patron, refurbishing a series of historic homes and estates. Sons of Wichita traces the complicated lives and legacies of these four tycoons, as well as their business, social, and political ambitions. No matter where you fall on the ideological spectrum, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of our era, but so little is publicly known about this family, their origins, how they make their money, and how they live their lives.
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    • The happy life checklist [sound recording] : 654 simple ways to find your bliss
      The happy life checklist [sound recording] : 654 simple ways to find your bliss
      Amy Spencer.
      Need a pick-me-up? Looking for fresh inspiration? Spencer brings together simple things that anyone can do to feel better fast. Put your feet in the water. Wave at firefighters. Brush your teeth with your other hand. Whack something. Listen to the music of the rain. Simple yet powerful, these upbeat and engaging ideas can help you jump-start your day--and life--for the better.
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    • Deep down dark [sound recording] : the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free
      Deep down dark [sound recording] : the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free
      Hector Tobar.
      The exclusive, official story of the survival, faith, and family of Chile's thirty-three trapped miners.
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    • The rising sun : the decline and fall of the Japanese empire, 1936-1945
      The rising sun : the decline and fall of the Japanese empire, 1936-1945
      by John Toland.
      The Pulitzer Prize-winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, it is, in the author's words, a factual saga of people caught up in the flood of the most overwhelming war of mankind, told as it happened - muddled, ennobling, disgraceful, frustrating, full of paradox.
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    • The news sorority [sound recording] : Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour--and the (ongoing, imperfect, complicated) triumph of women in TV news
      The news sorority [sound recording] : Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour--and the (ongoing, imperfect, complicated) triumph of women in TV news
      Sheila Weller.
      For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism, until finally three-Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour-broke through, definitively remaking America's nightly news. Drawing on exclusive interviews with their colleagues from childhood on, a lively and eye-opening narrative, revealing the combination of ambition, skill, and character that enabled these three singular women to infiltrate the once impenetrable "boys club" and become cultural icons
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