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Open Book
by Jessica Simpson

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<p><strong>Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity,聽<em>Open Book</em>聽is as inspiring as it is entertaining.</strong></p><p>This was supposed to be a very different book. Five years ago, Jessica Simpson was approached to write a motivational guide to living your best life. She walked away from the offer, and nobody understood why. The truth is that she didn鈥檛 want to lie.</p><p>Jessica couldn鈥檛 be authentic with her readers if she wasn鈥檛 fully honest with herself first.</p><p>Now America鈥檚 Sweetheart, preacher鈥檚 daughter, pop phenomenon, reality tv pioneer, and the billion-dollar fashion mogul invites readers on a remarkable journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others, but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please.聽<em>Open Book聽</em>is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, and humor to share things she鈥檚 never shared before.</p><p>First celebrated for her voice, she became one of the most talked-about women in the world, whether for music and fashion, her relationship struggles, or as a walking blonde joke. But now, instead of being聽<em>talked</em>聽<em>about</em>, Jessica is doing the talking. Her book shares the wisdom and inspirations she鈥檚 learned and shows the real woman behind all the pop-culture clich茅鈥檚 鈥?鈥渃hicken or fish,鈥?鈥淒aisy Duke,鈥?"football jinx," 鈥渕om jeans,鈥?鈥渟exual napalm鈥︹€?and more.聽<em>Open Book</em>聽is an opportunity to laugh and cry with a close friend, one that will inspire you to live your best, most authentic life, now that she is finally living hers.</p>
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and...
by Lori Gottlieb

Language

English

Pages

433

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER!</b><br /><br /><b>Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淩arely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing.鈥濃€擪atie Couric</b><br /> 聽<br /><b>鈥淭his is a daring, delightful, and transformative book.鈥濃€?lt;/b><b>Arianna Huffington,聽Founder,聽<i>Huffington Post</i>聽and Founder & CEO, Thrive Global</b><br /> 聽<br /><b>鈥淲ise, warm, smart, and funny. You must read this book.鈥濃€?lt;/b><b>Susan Cain, <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of聽<i>Quiet</i></b><br /><br /><b>From a <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist鈥檚 world鈥攚here her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).</b><br /><br /> One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of顱fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.<br /> 聽<br /> As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients鈥?lives 鈥?a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can鈥檛 stop hooking up with the wrong guys 鈥?she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell.<br /> 聽<br /> With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.<br /> 聽<br /><i>Maybe You Should Talk to Someone </i>is rev顱olutionary in its candor, offering a deeply per顱sonal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly reveal顱ing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.
If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbr...
by Gregg Olsen

Language

English

Pages

410

Publication Date

December 01, 2019

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<p><b>A #1 <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Amazon Charts, <i>USA Today</i>, and <i>Washington Post</i> bestseller.</b></p><p><b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Gregg Olsen鈥檚 shocking and empowering true-crime story of three sisters determined to survive their mother鈥檚 house of horrors.</b></p><p>After more than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori Knotek hear the word <i>mom</i>, it claws like an eagle鈥檚 talons, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood. Until now.</p><p>For years, behind the closed doors of their farmhouse in Raymond, Washington, their sadistic mother, Shelly, subjected her girls to unimaginable abuse, degradation, torture, and psychic terrors. Through it all, Nikki, Sami, and Tori developed a defiant bond that made them far less vulnerable than Shelly imagined. Even as others were drawn into their mother鈥檚 dark and perverse web, the sisters found the strength and courage to escape an escalating nightmare that culminated in multiple murders.</p><p>Harrowing and heartrending, <i>If You Tell</i> is a survivor鈥檚 story of absolute evil鈥攁nd the freedom and justice that Nikki, Sami, and Tori risked their lives to fight for. Sisters forever, victims no more, they found a light in the darkness that made them the resilient women they are today鈥攍oving, loved, and moving on.</p>
The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
by Kobe Bryant

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<p><b><i>The Mamba Mentality: How I Play</i></b><b> is Kobe Bryant鈥檚 personal perspective of his life and career on the basketball court and his exceptional, insightful style of playing the game鈥攁 fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Laker superstar.</b></p><p>In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe 鈥淭he Black Mamba鈥?Bryant decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary 鈥淢amba mentality.鈥?Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it 鈥渢he right way,鈥?<i>The Mamba Mentality</i> takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever.</p><p>In his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They鈥檒l also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career.</p><p>Bryant鈥檚 detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant鈥檚 very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016鈥攁nd hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer.</p><p>The combination of Bryant鈥檚 narrative and Bernstein鈥檚 photos make <i>The Mamba Mentality</i> an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world鈥檚 most celebrated and fascinating athletes.</p>
Becoming
by Michelle Obama

Language

English

Pages

428

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<b>An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States</b><br /> 聽<br /><b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>聽BESTSELLER 鈥?OPRAH鈥橲 BOOK CLUB PICK 鈥⒙燦AACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER</b><br /><br /> In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America鈥攖he first African American to serve in that role鈥攕he helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. <br /> 聽<br /> In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her鈥攆rom her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world鈥檚 most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it鈥攊n her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, <i>Becoming</i> is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations鈥攁nd whose story inspires us to do the same.
Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predator...
by Ronan Farrow

Language

English

Pages

465

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>In this instant <i>New York Times</i> bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.</b><br />In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.<br />All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond. <br />This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.<br /><br />Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, <i>Catch and Kill</i> breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture.<br />INDIE BOUND #1 BESTSELLERUSA TODAY BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson

Language

English

Pages

342

Publication Date

October 21, 2014

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<b><b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES聽</i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙?lt;b>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX 鈥⒙燗 powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice鈥攆rom one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.<br /><br /> 鈥淸Bryan Stevenson鈥檚] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩ohn Legend</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN</b>聽鈥⒙燦amed One of the Best Books of the Year by <i>The New York Times 鈥?The Washington Post 鈥?The Boston Globe 鈥?The Seattle Times 鈥?Esquire 鈥?Time</i></b><br /></b></b><br /> Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn鈥檛 commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship鈥攁nd transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.<br /><br /> <i>Just Mercy </i>is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer鈥檚 coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.<br /><br /><b>Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction 鈥⒙燱inner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction 鈥?Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award 鈥?Finalist for the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize 鈥?Finalist for the聽<i>Kirkus Reviews聽</i>Prize 鈥?An American Library Association Notable Book</b><br /><br />鈥淓very bit as moving as <i>To Kill a Mockingbird, </i>and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.鈥?lt;b>鈥擠avid Cole, <i>The New York Review of Books</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淪earing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America鈥檚 Mandela.鈥?lt;b>鈥擭icholas Kristof, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淵ou don鈥檛 have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. <i>Just Mercy</i> will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.鈥?lt;b>鈥擳ed Conover, <i>The New York Times Book Review </i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淚nspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he鈥檚 also a gifted writer and storyteller.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淎s deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淏rilliant.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b>
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Irelan...
by Patrick Radden Keefe

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English

Pages

455

Publication Date

February 26, 2019

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<b>One of the聽<i>New York Times</i>聽10 Best Books of the Year<b><i><br /></i><br />BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINE<br /><br />ONE OF THE BEST 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR - WASHINGTON POST<br /><br />NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /><br />NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST<br /><br />WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE<br /><br />LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD聽<br /><br />"Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of 10, from her Belfast home in 1972. In this meticulously reported book -- as finely paced as a novel -- Keefe uses McConville's murder as a prism to tell the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Interviewing people on both sides of the conflict, he transforms the tragic damage and waste of the era into a searing, utterly gripping saga." - New York Times Book Review, Ten Best Books of the Year<br /><br />From award-winning <i>New Yorker </i>staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions</b></b><br /><br />In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress--with so many kids, she had always kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothes.<br /><br />Patrick Radden Keefe's mesmerizing book on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath uses the McConville case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders. From radical and impetuous I.R.A. terrorists such as Dolours Price, who, when she was barely out of her teens, was already planting bombs in London and targeting informers for execution, to the ferocious I.R.A. mastermind known as The Dark, to the spy games and dirty schemes of the British Army, to Gerry Adams, who negotiated the peace but betrayed his hardcore comrades by denying his I.R.A. past--<i>Say Nothing</i> conjures a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish.
Hermann Giliomee: Historikus: 'n Outobiografie (Afrikaans Edition...
by Hermann Giliomee

Language

Afrikaans

Pages

475

Publication Date

November 14, 2016

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Hermann Giliomee verweef die verhaal van sy lewensverloop met di茅 van 'n land wat hom boei en besiel, 'n land waar die geskiedskrywing sentraal staan tot die hedendaagse politiek. As internasionaal gerekende historikus ondersoek Giliomee lewenslank die ontstaan en handhawing van die skerp verdeeldheid in die Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing. Sy werk is vars en vreesloos, en vind aanklank by kenners 茅n gewone Afrikaanse lesers wat oor hulself en hul verlede begin herbesin. Sy uitgesprokenheid haal hom dikwels die gramskap op die hals - uit wyd uiteenlopende oorde. Hy is al gebrandmerk as 'n slang in ons midde", 'n oorbeligte", 'n taalbul" en die boer in the woodpile". Hoewel Giliomee as kind van die Afrikaner-volksbeweging in die 1950's grootword, wyk hy af van die nasionalistiese tradisie in sy kritiese ondersoek na die opkoms, hoogty en ondergang van eksklusiewe Afrikanermag. Hy lewer veral in die 1980's en 1990's skerp kritiek op die regering se alleenheerskappy en sy onwilligheid om vanuit 'n posisie van mag te begin onderhandel. Met binnekring-kennis is sy verstaan van Afrikanermag ingelig en genuanseerd, iets wat saam met sy onderhoudende vertelwyse lei tot talle topverkopers, waaronder die magistrale The Afrikaners, wat in 2003 deur The Economist uitgesonder is as een van sy boeke van die jaar.
Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kenned...
by , Lisa McCubbin

Language

English

Pages

465

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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The #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Mrs. Kennedy and Me</i> and <i>Five Days in November</i> reflects on his seventeen years on the Secret Service for presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.<br /><br />The assassination of one president, the resignation of another, and the swearing-in of the two who followed those traumatic events. Clint Hill was there, on duty, through <i>Five Presidents.</i><br /> <br /> After an extraordinary career as a Special Agent on the White House Detail, Clint Hill retired in 1975. His career spanned the administrations of Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford. A witness to some of the most pivotal moments in the twentieth century, Hill lets you walk in his shoes alongside the most powerful men in the world during tumultuous times in America鈥檚 history鈥攖he Cold War; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy; the Vietnam War; Watergate; and the resignations of Vice President Spiro Agnew and President Nixon.<br /> <br /> It was indeed a turbulent time鈥攁nd through it all, Clint Hill had a unique insider perspective. His fascinating stories will shed new light on the character and personality of each of these five presidents, as Hill witnesses their human sides in the face of grave decisions.

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