• I'm Glad My Mom Died

    I'm Glad My Mom Died

    McCurdy, Jennette

    "Jennette McCurdy was six years old when she had her first acting audition. Her mother's dream was for her only daughter to become a star, and Jennette would do anything to make her mother happy. So she went along with what Mom called "calorie restriction," eating little and weighing herself five times a day. She endured extensive at-home makeovers while Mom chided, "Your eyelashes are invisible, okay? You think Dakota Fanning doesn't tint hers?" She was even showered by Mom until age sixteen while sharing her diaries, email, and all her income. In I'm Glad My Mom Died, Jennette recounts all this in unflinching detail--just as she chronicles what happens when the dream finally comes true. Cast in a new Nickelodeon series called iCarly, she is thrust into fame. Though Mom is ecstatic, emailing fan club moderators and getting on a first-name basis with the paparazzi ("Hi Gale!"), Jennette is riddled with anxiety, shame, and self-loathing, which manifest into eating disorders, addiction, and a series of unhealthy relationships. These issues only get worse when, soon after taking the lead in the iCarly spinoff Sam & Cat alongside Ariana Grande, her mother dies of cancer. Finally, after discovering therapy and quitting acting, Jennette embarks on recovery and decides for the first time in her life what she really wants." -- Amazon.com.

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  • Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-pan Meals

    Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-pan Meals

    Clark, Melissa

    "100 all-new super-simple and incredibly delicious one-pot, one-pan, one-sheet--one-everything!--recipes from the New York Times star food writer and bestselling author of Dinner in French. Melissa Clark brings her home cook's expertise and no-fuss approach to the world of one-pot/pan cooking. With nearly all of the recipes being made in under one hour, the streamlined steps ensure you are in and out of the kitchen without dirtying a multitude of pans or spending more time than you need to on dinner. Expect to find a bevy of sheet-pan suppers (Miso-Glazed Salmon with Roasted Sugar Snap Peas), skillet dinners (Cheesy Meatball Parm with Spinach), Instant Potu00ae pinch hitters (Cheaters Chicken and Dumplings), comforting casseroles (Herby Artichoke and Gruyere Bread Pudding) that you can assemble right in the baking dish, crowd-pleasing one-pot pasta meals (Gingery Coconut Noodles with Shrimp and Greens), vegetable-forward mains, and dozens of tips for turning a vegetarian or meat-based recipe vegan. And since no dinner is complete without dessert, you'll find a chapter of one-bowl cakes, too--from an Easy Chocolate Fudge Torte to a Ricotta-Olive Oil Pound Cake. These are simple, delicious recipes for weekdays, busy evenings, and any time you need to get a delicious, inspiring meal on the table quickly--with as little clean-up as possible"--

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  • An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us

    An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us

    Yong, Ed

    "The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and magnetic fields. But every animal is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of an immense world.This book welcomes us into a previously unfathomable dimension--the world as it is truly perceived by other animals. We encounter beetles that are drawn to fires (and fireworks), songbirds that can see the Earth's magnetic fields, and brainless jellyfish that nonetheless have complex eyes. We discover that a crocodile's scaly face is as sensitive as a lover's fingertips, that the eyes of a giant squid evolved to see sparkling whales, and that even fingernail-sized spiders can make out the craters of the moon. We meet people with unusual senses, from women who can make out extra colors to blind individuals who can navigate using reflected echoes like bats. Yong tells the stories of pivotal discoveries in the field, and also looks ahead at the many mysteries which lie unsolved"--

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  • Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results : An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

    Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results : An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

    Clear, James

    A leading expert on habit formation reveals practical strategies to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

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  • Braiding Sweetgrass

    Braiding Sweetgrass

    Kimmerer, Robin Wall

    "An inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science and a Native American whose previous book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation." As she explores these themes she circles toward a central argument: the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the world. Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return"--

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  • Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

    Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

    Burkeman, Oliver

    We are obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, work-life balance, and the ceaseless battle against distraction. We are deluged with advice on becoming more productive, learn hacks to optimize our days. We rarely make the connection between our daily struggles and the ultimate time management problem: the challenge of how best to use the time we are given. Burkeman rejects the futile modern fixation on "getting everything done" and instead introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing finitude. He shows how many of the unhelpful ways we have come to think about time are actually choices we have made-- and that we could do things differently. -- adapted from jacket

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  • The \: 100 Tasty, Healthy, Low-prep Recipes for When You Just Don't Want to Cook

    The \: 100 Tasty, Healthy, Low-prep Recipes for When You Just Don't Want to Cook

    Brantley, Alyssa

    "Don't feel like cooking? Or maybe you don't know what you want to eat. Deciding a meal can be a tough decision at the best of times...but on those days you simply don't feel like cooking, making a nutritious and tasty meal can be a daunting task. Whether you're feeling tired after a long day or are sick of meal planning and endless trips to the grocery store or just can't bring yourself to turn on the oven The "I Don't Want to Cook" Book is here to help! Featuring 100 delicious recipes, this cookbook is your guide to the quickest and easiest meals that don't sacrifice flavor. Each recipe requires no more than fifteen minutes of meal prep to keep your time in the kitchen at an all-time low. You'll learn tips and tricks to make speedy meals, like making sure you're using your kitchen tools to the fullest and finding ways to incorporate ingredients you already have at home, as well as minimizing any clean-up after the meal. Recipes include: No-Chop Spinach and Feta Omelet; Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Herbs; Vanilla Microwave Mug Cake; and many more! For those times when you just don't feel like cooking, The "I Don't Want to Cook" Book is your guide to quick, easy, and flavorful meals"--

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  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

    The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

    Van der Kolk, Bessel A.

    A pioneering researcher and one of the world's foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Such experiences inevitably leave traces on minds, emotions, and even on biology. Sadly, trauma sufferers frequently pass on their stress to their partners and children. Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score , he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain's wiring--specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies. Based on Dr. van der Kolk's own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy--and a way to reclaim lives. (syndetics)

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  • How the World Really Works: The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We're Going

    How the World Really Works: The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We're Going

    Smil, Vaclav

    "An essential analysis of the modern science and technology that makes our twenty-first century lives possible--a scientist's investigation into what science really does, and does not, accomplish. We have never had so much information at our fingertips and yet most of us don't know how the world really works. This book explains seven of the most fundamental realities governing our survival and prosperity. From energy and food production, through our material world and its globalization, to risks, our environment and its future, How the World Really Works offers a much-needed reality check--because before we can tackle problems effectively, we must understand the facts. In this ambitious and thought-provoking book we see, for example, that globalization isn't inevitable--the foolishness of allowing 70 per cent of the world's rubber gloves to be made in just one factory became glaringly obvious in 2020--and that our societies have been steadily increasing their dependence on fossil fuels, such that any promises of decarbonization by 2050 are a fairy tale. For example, each greenhouse-grown supermarket-bought tomato has the equivalent of five tablespoons of diesel embedded in its production, and we have no way of producing steel, cement or plastics at required scales without huge carbon emissions. Ultimately, Smil answers the most profound question of our age: are we irrevocably doomed or is a brighter utopia ahead? Compelling, data-rich and revisionist, this wonderfully broad, interdisciplinary guide finds faults with both extremes. Looking at the world through this quantitative lens reveals hidden truths that change the way we see our past, present and uncertain future"--

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  • Happy-go-lucky

    Happy-go-lucky

    Sedaris, David

    The best-selling author offers a new collection of satirical and humorous essays that chronicle his own life and ordinary moments that turn beautifully absurd, including how he coped with the pandemic, his thoughts on becoming an orphan in his seventh decade, and the battle-scared America he discovered when he resumed touring. (9/27/2022 12:52:46 PM)

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