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A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America
by , Carol Leonnig

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<b>The instant #1 bestseller.<br /><br />鈥淭his taut and terrifying book is among the most closely observed accounts of Donald J. Trump鈥檚 shambolic tenure in office to date."<br /> - Dwight Garner, <i>The New York Times<br /><br />Washington Post</i> national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House bureau chief Philip Rucker, both Pulitzer Prize winners, provide the definitive insider narrative of Donald Trump's unique presidency with shocking new reporting and insight into its implications. </b><br /><br />鈥淚 alone can fix it.鈥?So went Donald J. Trump鈥檚 march to the presidency on July 21, 2016, when he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, promising to restore what he described as a fallen nation. Yet over the subsequent years, as he has undertaken the actual work of the commander in chief, it has been hard to see beyond the daily chaos of scandal, investigation, and constant bluster. It would be all too easy to mistake Trump鈥檚 first term for one of pure and uninhibited chaos, but there were patterns to his behavior and that of his associates. The universal value of the Trump administration is loyalty - not to the country, but to the president himself - and Trump鈥檚 North Star has been the perpetuation of his own power, even when it meant imperiling our shaky and mistrustful democracy.<br /><br /> Leonnig and Rucker, with deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington, D.C., tell of rages and frenzies but also moments of courage and perseverance. Relying on scores of exclusive new interviews with some of the most senior members of the Trump administration and other firsthand witnesses, the authors reveal the forty-fifth president up close, taking readers inside Robert Mueller鈥檚 Russia investigation as well as the president鈥檚 own haphazard but ultimately successful legal defense. Here for the first time certain officials who have felt honor-bound not to publicly criticize a sitting president or to divulge what they witnessed in a position of trust tell the truth for the benefit of history.<br /><br /> This peerless and gripping narrative reveals President Trump at his most unvarnished and exposes how decision making in his administration has been driven by a reflexive logic of self-preservation and self-aggrandizement - but a logic nonetheless. This is the story of how an unparalleled president has scrambled to survive and tested the strength of America鈥檚 democracy and its common heart as a nation.
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>
Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive E...
by Peter Schweizer

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<p><strong>Washington insiders operate by a proven credo: when a Peter Schweizer book drops, duck and brace for impact.</strong></p><p>For over a decade, the work of five-time <em>New York Times</em> bestselling investigative reporter Peter Schweizer has sent shockwaves through the political universe. </p><p><em>Clinton Cash</em> revealed the Clintons鈥?international money flow, exposed global corruption, and sparked an FBI investigation. <em>Secret Empires</em> exposed bipartisan corruption and launched congressional investigations. And <em>Throw Them All Out</em>聽and <em>Extortion </em>prompted passage of the STOCK Act. Indeed, Schweizer鈥檚 鈥渇ollow the money鈥?bombshell revelations have been featured on the front pages of the <em>New York Times</em>聽and the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, and regularly appear on national news programs, including <em>60 Minutes</em>.</p><p>Now Schweizer and his team of seasoned investigators turn their focus to the nation鈥檚 top progressives鈥攑oliticians who strive to acquire more government power to achieve their political ends.</p><p>Can they be trusted with more power?</p><p>In <em>Profiles in Corruption</em>, Schweizer offers a deep-dive investigation into the private finances, and secrets deals of some of America鈥檚 top political leaders. And, as usual, he doesn鈥檛 disappoint, with never-before-reported revelations that uncover corruption and abuse of power鈥攁ll backed up by a mountain of corporate documents and legal filings from around the globe. Learn about how they are making sweetheart deals, generating side income, bending the law to their own benefits, using legislation to advance their own interests, and much more.</p><p><em>Profiles in Corruption</em> contains tomorrow鈥檚 headlines.</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>
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break ...
by James Clear

Language

English

Pages

319

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<b><b>The instant </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestseller</b>. <b>Over 1 million copies sold!</b><br /><br /><b><i>Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results</i></b></b><br /><br />No matter your goals, <i>Atomic Habits</i> offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.<br /><br />If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.<br /><br />Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.<br /><br />Learn how to:<br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy);<br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽overcome a lack of motivation and willpower;<br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽design your environment to make success easier;<br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽get back on track when you fall off course;<br />...and much more.<br /><br /><i>Atomic Habits</i> will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don...
by Malcolm Gladwell

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>A Best Book of the Year: <i>The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, </i>and<i> Detroit Free Pres</i></b><i></i><b></b><b></b><i></i><i></i><i></i><br /><b>Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller <i>Outliers</i>, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers -- and why they often go wrong.</b><br />How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true?<br />While tackling these questions, Malcolm Gladwell was not solely writing a book for the page. He was also producing for the ear. In the audiobook version of <i>Talking to Strangers</i>, you'll hear the voices of people he interviewed--scientists, criminologists, military psychologists. Court transcripts are brought to life with re-enactments. You actually hear the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas. As Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the suicide of Sylvia Plath, you hear directly from many of the players in these real-life tragedies. There's even a theme song - Janelle Monae's "Hell You Talmbout."<br />Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.
Why We're Polarized
by Ezra Klein

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English

Pages

335

Publication Date

January 28, 2020

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<b><i>The New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /> <br /><b><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> Bestseller</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淔ew books are as well-matched to the moment of their publication as Ezra Klein鈥檚 <i>Why We鈥檙e Polarized</i>.鈥?鈥擠an Hopkins, <i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淚t is likely to become the political book of the year....Powerful [and] intelligent.鈥?鈥擣areed Zakaria, CNN</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淪uperbly researched and written..." 鈥擣rancis Fukuyama, <i>The Washington</i> <i>Post</i></b><br /> <br /><b>America鈥檚 political system isn鈥檛 broken. The truth is scarier: it鈥檚 working exactly as designed. In this book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us鈥攁nd how we are polarizing it鈥攚ith disastrous results. </b><br /><br />鈥淭he American political system鈥攚hich includes everyone from voters to journalists to the president鈥攊s full of rational actors making rational decisions given the incentives they face,鈥?writes political analyst Ezra Klein. 鈥淲e are a collection of functional parts whose efforts combine into a dysfunctional whole.鈥?lt;br /> <br />In <i>Why We鈥檙e Polarized</i>, Klein reveals the structural and psychological forces behind America鈥檚 descent into division and dysfunction. Neither a polemic nor a lament, this book offers a clear framework for understanding everything from Trump鈥檚 rise to the Democratic Party鈥檚 leftward shift to the politicization of everyday culture.<br /> <br />America is polarized, first and foremost, by identity. Everyone engaged in American politics is engaged, at some level, in identity politics. Over the past fifty years in America, our partisan identities have merged with our racial, religious, geographic, ideological, and cultural identities. These merged identities have attained a weight that is breaking much in our politics and tearing at the bonds that hold this country together.<br /> <br />Klein shows how and why American politics polarized around identity in the twentieth century, and what that polarization did to the way we see the world and one another. And he traces the feedback loops between polarized political identities and polarized political institutions that are driving our system toward crisis.<br /> <br />This is a revelatory book that will change how you look at politics, and perhaps at yourself.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari

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English

Pages

469

Publication Date

February 10, 2015

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> Bestseller</strong></p><p><strong>A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg </strong></p><p>From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity鈥檚 creation and evolution鈥攁 #1 international bestseller鈥攖hat explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be 鈥渉uman.鈥?lt;/p><p>One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one鈥攈omo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?</p><p>Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, <em>Sapiens</em> integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.</p><p>Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?</p><p>Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.</p>
The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
by Kobe Bryant

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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>

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