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February 23, 2018

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Popular Nonfiction books for adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Nonfiction Books for adults.

 

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Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression-- and the Unexpected Solutions

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression-- and the Unexpected Solutions
Hari, Johann

"Across the world, Hari found social scientists who were uncovering evidence that depression and anxiety are not caused by a chemical imbalance in our brains. In fact, they [believe they] are largely caused by key problems with the way we live today. Hari's journey took him from a ... series of experiments in Baltimore, to an Amish community in Indiana, to an uprising in Berlin. Once he had uncovered [what he argues are] nine real causes of depression and anxiety, they led him to scientists who are discovering seven very different solutions"--Amazon.com.


Format: Book
Holds: 147 on 31 copies

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Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in A Distracted World

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in A Distracted World
Newport, Cal

"One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 146 on 31 copies

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The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies
Fagone, Jason

Traces the life of Elizebeth Smith, who met and married groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman and worked with him to discover and expose Nazi spy rings in South America by cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine.


Format: Book
Holds: 145 on 36 copies

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Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
Brown, Brené

A life-changing book that uses new research to challenge old beliefs about belonging.


Format: Book
Holds: 142 on 144 copies

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Indian Instant Potʼ Cookbook: Traditional Indian Dishes Made Easy & Fast

Indian Instant Potʼ Cookbook: Traditional Indian Dishes Made Easy & Fast
Pitre, Urvashi


Format: Book
Holds: 142 on 31 copies

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Happiness Is A Choice You Make: Lessons From A Year Among the Oldest Old

Happiness Is A Choice You Make: Lessons From A Year Among the Oldest Old
Leland, John, 1959-

In 2015, Leland set out to meet members of America's fastest-growing age group: 85 and up. He anticipated learning of challenges, of loneliness, and of the deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life. But the elders he met lived with a surprising lightness and contentment, revealing the late stages of life as unexpectedly rich and the elderly as incomparably wise. Here are reflections on how to "live better"-- from those who have mastered the art.


Format: Book
Holds: 141 on 25 copies

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Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From the Best in the World

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From the Best in the World
Ferriss, Timothy

"We All Need Mentors. Here Are More than 100 of the World's Best. When facing life's questions, who do you turn to for advice? We all need mentors, particularly when the odds seem stacked against us. To find his own, four-time #1 best-selling author Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to help him, and you, navigate life. Through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more. No matter the challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help. You will learn: The three books legendary investor Ray Dalio recommends most often. Lessons and tips from elite athletes like Maria Sharapova, Kelly Slater, Dara Torres, Tony Hawk, Dan Gable, and more. How and why Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz says no to most incoming requests. The mental models of poker phenoms Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke, Fedor Holz, and Liv Boeree. The meditation and mindfulness practices of David Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Rubin, Richa Chadha, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, and others. The high-school loss that motivated actor Terry Crews for life. and how you can use the lesson. Why TED curator Chris Anderson thinks "pursue your passion" is terrible advice. Why renowned designer Debbie Millman believes in therapy but not in work-life balance. How Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens went from repeated rejections to global mega-bestseller. The new beliefs, behaviors, and habits that have most helped cryptocurrency icons (founders of Ethereum, Zcash, etc.) in the last five years. Why Arianna Huffington recommends that you regularly scramble apps on your phone. The "bar complex" exercise that keeps country star Tim McGraw young. Why bestselling author Steven Pressfield believes college students should drive trucks and become cowboys. Why comedian Patton Oswalt wishes at least one catastrophic failure on anyone in the arts. Astrophysicist Janna Levin's unique reframe that helps her see obstacles as opportunities. Why actor Ben Stiller likes to dunk his head in a bucket of ice in the morning. Why Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston's cheat sheet for his younger self would include a tennis ball, a circle, and the number 30,000. Other mentors include Neil Gaiman, Ashton Kutcher, Dita Von Teese, Marc Benioff, Evan Williams, Brandon Stanton, Esther Perel, Darren Aronofsky, Steve Aoki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie McMahon, Craig Newmark, Gretchen Rubin, Bear Grylls, Laura Walker, Mr. Money Mustache (Pete Adeney), Linda Rottenberg, Jesse Williams, and many more"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 136 on 28 copies

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Rothstein, Richard


Format: Book
Holds: 133 on 27 copies

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The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for your Electric Pressure Cooker

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for your Electric Pressure Cooker
Morante, Coco


Format: Book
Holds: 134 on 25 copies

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Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book
Harris, Dan, 1971-

Presents a practical guide to meditation that debunks the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that make many people reluctant to try it, and suggests a range of meditation practices.


Format: Book
Holds: 133 on 25 copies

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