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By Jonathan Franzen. 2012
In twenty-two essays, speeches, and book reviews written from 1998-2011, the author of "Freedom" explores themes of modern life from… tourism in Cyprus in "The Ugly Mediterranean" to the suicide of his friend and fellow writer in "David Foster Wallace." Bestseller. 2012. Uniform title: Selections.
By Jann Arden. 2011
Arden describes her childhood, her bond with family, her struggle in the formative years and what keeps her so grounded… in the entertainment industry. Her stories include high school parties in farmer's fields, sleepovers under the stars, hard-to-believe summer jobs and the time she was stuck upside down in a brick barbecue. She also opens up about the darker side of her so-called prairie perfect nuclear family and the first signs that her eldest brother was a uniquely troubled young man. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex and some descriptions of violence. Bestseller. c2011.
By William Craig. 2001
Historical account of a pivotal World War II battle: the 1943 surrender of the elite German Sixth Army to the… Russians at Stalingrad. Describes the incredible march of the German army across southern Russia and the equally amazing victory of the Soviet army. Bestseller. 2001.
By Albert Goldman. 1981
Vividly portrays the singer as the superstar, a catalyst of American popular culture - glorified, condemned, and mythicized during his… reign as King of the Age of Rock. Goldman follows the King's rise and decline, emphasizing a career of royal stature, from living in a garish palace in Memphis to immortal divinity in his fans' eyes after his death. Strong language. Bestseller 1981.
By Richard Carlson. 1998
The author offers one hundred short essays to help people enjoy life more and worry less. Ideas include considering that… a journey begins with just one step, transcending problems instead of dealing with them, using the power of reflection, taking lunch breaks, and remembering the Golden Rule. c1998.
By Tim Allen. 1994
Like his character on the sitcom "Home Improvement," Allen ponders the differences between the sexes and discusses male zones that… include the basement of Sears. He explains the horrors of growing up with the surname of Dick, later dropped for show business. And he even finds humour in his stay in prison, where it's difficult NOT to stand so close to a naked man. Includes strong language. c1994.
By Kenneth C Davis. 1992
By Bob Greene. 2000
Based on interviews with his father's hero--the B-29 pilot who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in August 1945--a… syndicated columnist delivers a tribute to a passing generation. Explores the values of World War II veterans and their commitment to patriotism, courage, and a sense of duty. Bestseller. 2000.
By Dave Barry. 1995
According to Barry, this is a book about guys--not a book about men. Books about men are too serious. Barry… begins with a test to determine the reader's "guyness" and then gives a brief account of the role of guys in history, their biological nature, their social development, and special guy problems. For women, there is a chapter on dealing with guys. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1995. Uniform title: Complete guide to guys
By Henry Kissinger. 1994
Former national security consultant and secretary of state surveys the history of diplomacy from the seventeenth-century Peace of Westphalia. He… focuses on American diplomacy following the Cold War; specifically, his belief in the need for a "blend of experience and insight" to preserve a balance of power and the need to be more assertive about protecting national interests. Kissinger frequently cites his own contributions. c1994.
By Caroline Knapp. 1996
One woman's struggle to overcome twenty years of "high-functioning" alcoholism. She examines how drinking contributed to her difficulty in dealing… with her parents' deaths and with the discovery of her father's alcoholism. Includes information about alcohol abuse and an alcoholism questionnaire. Bestseller. 1996.
By George Burns. 1984
By Don Cherry. 2016
For over a decade, Don Cherry hosted the TV show Grapevine, which brought viewers up close and personal with the… biggest names in sports. Presents behind-the-scenes access to some of his most fascinating and revealing interviews with the all-time greats. Includes stories about hockey greats Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe, and athletes and officials from other sports such as boxing, snooker, and baseball. Bestseller. 2016.
By Vicki Myron, Bret Witter. 2008
Spencer, Iowa, public library director Vicki Myron describes finding a kitten in the book drop in 1988. Named Dewey Readmore… Books by library staff, the feline became an increasingly famous mascot over the next nineteen years. Myron also discusses her divorce, single parenthood, breast cancer scare, and love of librarianship. Bestseller. 2008.
By Jeff Henderson. 2007
Barely old enough to drink legally, Henderson was clearing $35,000 per week as one of the most successful cocaine dealers… in San Diego. But when he was 23, he was indicted on federal drug trafficking charges and sentenced to almost 20 years. Hardheaded, Henderson held firmly to his gritty street morals - until the day he was assigned to wash dishes in the prison kitchen. He immediately took an interest in food preparation and eventually determined that when he was released, he would become a chef, no matter what. Bestseller. 2007.
By Gail E Vaz-Oxlade. 2016
We live in a world of growing singleness. While lots of attention is being paid to senior singles, less has… been given to younger women and men who find themselves suddenly single. This book maps out the territory that singles find themselves in, guides readers through topics that form the new land of singleness, and helps readers decide what’s urgent, what’s important and what they can afford to just let go unattended. Bestseller. 2016.
By Jeremy Taggart, Jonathan Torrens. 2017
Sprung from their podcast, Taggart (that guy from that band) and Torrens (that guy from that show) share a collection… of showbiz tales from the road and relatable everyday anecdotes, all wrapped up in a nostalgic fondness for this great country. Takes readers on a cross-country journey, shining the spotlight on notable local heroes (or bahds), the best places to crush food and the greasiest watering holes, coast to coast to coast. Replete with lists of Canada’s top bands, television shows and athletes, as well as random observations about everything this country has to offer, "Canadianity" is often provocative and always hilarious. Bestseller. 2017.
By Patrick O'Sullivan. 2015
A story about abuse, but also a story of triumph, as O'Sullivan revisits the ghosts of his past. He gives… readers a disturbing account of 10 years of ever escalating physical abuse and emotional cruelty at the hands of his father. When Patrick proved more skilled than other 8-year-olds, John O'Sullivan decided to dedicate his life to turning his son into the hockey player he had always dreamed of becoming. John O'Sullivan was the over-involved parent. Few had an idea of the dysfunction and violence at the O'Sullivans' home. Bestseller. 2015.
By Justin Trudeau. 2014
Justin Trudeau's candid memoir reveals the experiences that shaped him over the course of his life and shows how his… passion for Canada and its people took root. Covering the years from his childhood at 24 Sussex to his McGill days during the tumultuous time of the Charlottetown Accord to his first campaign in Papineau to his role as Liberal leader today, the book captures the foundational moments that have formed the man we have come to know and informed his vision for the future of Canada. c2014.
By Jim Marrs. 1989
Marrs pulls together an enormous number of theories and mountains of information about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He… provides all the data he believes relevant to allow people to draw their own conclusions regarding the slaying. He discusses the shooting scene and eyewitnesses to the event, as well as major persons and organizations that may have been involved. Bestseller 1989. 1989.