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How to Negotiate Like a Child
How to Negotiate Like a Child by Bill Adler Jr. (Other Nonfiction)
A fresh approach to one of the most troublesome areas of business: how to negotiate the best deal. This book does not suggest that we act like children in the boardroom but rather to take what we know about children's successful techniques for getting what they want and transferring it to the world of everyday business. Returned to library not finished. Will check out again. -- Added by yenshuol on 01/22/2018

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Deep Listening
Deep Listening by Pransky (Other Nonfiction)
Great way to slow down, breathe, learn yoga poses and work through ways to clear your mind. -- Added by Quotequeen on 01/20/2018

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Looking for Mary
Looking for Mary by Beverly Donofrio (Other Nonfiction)
Honestly, I picked up this book based on the cover. But it was an amazing read. The writer drew you into her adventures immediately. It was written with such truth and honesty, it was painful to read at times. But I'm so glad I happened across it. -- Added by irishkraft on 01/19/2018

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Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth (Other Nonfiction)
This is the book the BBC series Call the Midwife is based on. Fascinating look at life in London's east end following WW2. -- Added by cello4 on 01/17/2018

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Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer (Other Nonfiction)
How-to on fictional writing with incredibly rich illustrations -- Added by pjwoolston on 01/16/2018

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Death in the Air
Death in the Air by Kate Winkler Dawson (Other Nonfiction)
The story details the smog of London in 1952 that killed over 12,000 people and prompted the first legislation for clean air. It dovetails as well the story of Reginald Christie, a serial killer, both killers by strangulation. Interesting description of London after WWII, government corruption/cover-up and the role of media in these cases. True story, well documented and relevant with regards to environmental concerns today. -- Added by on 01/15/2018

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I Am Malala
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Other Nonfiction)
This is the autobiography of Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani woman, who, along with several friends, was shot by members of the Taliban while on a bus returning home from school. There is quite a bit of background about her life growing up in Pakistan and the culture and politics of recent years. She was targeted for speaking out with her father (who founded and ran a coed school in her home town) in Pakistan and around the world for education for all children, not just boys. She was fortunate enough to have been airlifted to Britain for surgery and has survived to continue her crusade for education. It is quite a testament to the evil that religious extremism can bring. -- Added by ElizabethR on 01/15/2018

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From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty (Other Nonfiction)
Fascinating account of author's travels to many diverse places to observe their death rituals. -- Added by indylynndy on 01/15/2018

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This Changes Everything
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein (Other Nonfiction)
In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn't just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It's an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives. And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not - and cannot - fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism. -- Added by yenshuol on 01/15/2018

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The Little Book of Lykke
The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking (Other Nonfiction)
This is an earnest and heartfelt appeal to our better nature. The author, in part inspired by world events, truly wants to teach people how to be kinder to one another. It reads like a book-length magazine article, but a good one. One definitely worth the while of someone feeling as if they need more happiness in their life. -- Added by Jcjohnson3 on 01/15/2018

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The Road to Character
The Road to Character by David Brooks (Other Nonfiction)
NYT columnist David Brooks challenges the reader to balance our "résumé virtues" such as achieving wealth, fame or power/status with achieving "eulogy values": those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness. The focus throughout is relationship over material gain. This book should be required reading in our "selfie" culture. -- Added by mjchoagy on 01/15/2018

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