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Based on a true story / A Memoir by Macdonald, Norm, 1963- author.

Based on a true story / A Memoir

"As its title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life--more or less--from his origins in a rural small town in the-back-of-beyond Canada to an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search, to his possibly incredible account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir, it's a hilarious, inspired, very meta imagining of his life, as told to a deeply disturbed ghos

Jul 27, 2016
A-Z of sewing. by

A-Z of sewing.

Jul 27, 2016
Level zero heroes - the story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan by Golembesky, Michael.

Level zero heroes - the story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan

Follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they tried to break the Taliban's grip on the valley.

Jul 27, 2016
Let them eat dirt - saving your child from an oversanitized world by Finlay, B. Brett, 1959- author.

Let them eat dirt - saving your child from an oversanitized world

Draws on scientific findings suggesting that exposure to infectious microbes can promote long-term health to link microbe imbalances to a range of health problems while sharing insights into the pros and cons of natural childbirth, breastfeeding, antibiotics, and having pets.

Jul 27, 2016
Learning leadership - the five fundamentals of becoming an exemplary leader by Kouzes, James M., 1945- author.

Learning leadership - the five fundamentals of becoming an exemplary leader

Draws on thirty years of research to present a framework for developing extraordinary leadership behaviors, outlining five crucial fundamentals.

Jul 27, 2016
Laughing all the way to the Mosque by Nawaz, Zarqa, author.

Laughing all the way to the Mosque

"Being a practising Muslim in a Western society is sometimes challenging, sometimes rewarding and sometimes downright absurd. How do you explain why Eid never falls on the same date each year; why it is that Halal butchers also sell teapots and alarm clocks. How do you make clear to the plumber that it's essential the toilet is installed within sitting-arm's reach of the tap? Zarqa Nawaz has seen and done it all."--Back cover.

Jul 27, 2016
Last of the giants - the rise and fall of Earth's most dominant species by Campbell, Jeff (Jeff Logan), author.

Last of the giants - the rise and fall of Earth's most dominant species

"Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths and mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant sloths. Of course, those creatures no longer exist, and there is only one likely reason for that: the evolution and arrival of the earth's only tool-wielding hunter, the wildly adaptive, comparatively pint-sized human species. Many more of the world's biggest and baddest creatures--including the blac

Jul 27, 2016
Lakota Woman by Brave Bird, Mary.

Lakota Woman

Mary Brave Bird grew up fatherless in a one-room cabin, without running water or electricity, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Rebelling against the aimless drinking, punishing missionary school, narrow strictures for women, and violence and hopeless of reservation life, she joined the new movement of tribal pride sweeping Native American communities in the sixties and seventies. Mary eventually married Leonard Crow Dog, the American Indian Movement's chief medicine man, who re

Jul 27, 2016
A kingdom of their own - the family Karzai and the Afghan disaster by Partlow, Joshua, author.

A kingdom of their own - the family Karzai and the Afghan disaster

"The key to understanding the calamitous Afghan war is the complex, ultimately failed relationship between the powerful, duplicitous Karzai family and the U.S.--brilliantly portrayed here in its entirety for the first time by the former Washington Post Kabul bureau chief"--

Jul 27, 2016
The Jane Austen Writers' Club - Inspiration and Advice from the World|s Best-loved Novelist by Smith, Rebecca

The Jane Austen Writers' Club - Inspiration and Advice from the World|s Best-loved Novelist

Jul 27, 2016
Give me wings - how a choir of former slaves took on the world by Lowinger, Kathy, author.

Give me wings - how a choir of former slaves took on the world

The story of the "Jubilee Singers, [who] traveled from Cincinnati to New York, following the path of the Underground Railroad. With every performance they endangered their lives and those of the people helping them, but they also broke down barriers between blacks and whites, lifted spirits, and even helped influence modern American music: the Jubilees were the first to introduce spirituals outside their black communities [and are still active and highly regarded today]"--Amazon.com.

Jul 27, 2016
Best cobblers & crisps ever - no-fail recipes for rustic fruit desserts by Sweeney, Monica, author.

Best cobblers & crisps ever - no-fail recipes for rustic fruit desserts

"These classic and rustic American desserts are comfort foods at their best. And they're so easy to make--think of them as pie's less intimidating, equally delicious cousin. Make amazing weeknight desserts or entertain a crowd with this collection of 50 recipes, accompanied by beautiful, full-color photography,"--page [4] of cover.

Jul 27, 2016
The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead by Sellers, Christian/ Smart, Gary

The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead

Jul 27, 2016
The billionaire and the mechanic - how Larry Ellison and a car mechanic teamed up to win sailing's greatest race, the America's Cup, twice by Guthrie, Julian, author.

The billionaire and the mechanic - how Larry Ellison and a car mechanic teamed up to win sailing's greatest race, the America's Cup, twice

Details the partnership between Larry Ellison, billionaire CEO of Oracle Corrporation, and blue-collar mechanic Norbert Bajurin, offering a glimpse into their runs for the America's Cup and the design and building of their boats.

Jul 27, 2016
How to ruin everything - essays by Watsky, 1986- author.

How to ruin everything - essays

Jul 27, 2016
How the toilet changed history by Perdew, Laura.

How the toilet changed history

This book examines the invention of the toilet and explores how improving sanitation has changed cities and human health.

Jul 27, 2016
How the light bulb changed history by Bailey, Diane, 1966- author.

How the light bulb changed history

Jul 27, 2016
How the automobile changed history by Bailey, Diane, 1966-

How the automobile changed history

This book examines the automobile's start as a motorized carriage, how it works, and its evolution into the world's principal method of transportation with cultural, industrial, and environmental influences.

Jul 27, 2016
Hearing voices, living fully - living with the voices in my head by Bien, Claire, author.

Hearing voices, living fully - living with the voices in my head

When Claire Bien first began hearing voices, they were infrequent, benign and seemingly just curious about her life and the world around her. But the more attention Claire paid, the more frequently they began to speak, and the darker their intentions became...Despite escalating paranoia, an initial diagnosis of Schizophreniform Disorder and taking medication with debilitating side effects, Claire learned to face her demons and manage her condition without the need for long-term medication. In th

Jul 27, 2016
Bomb squad technician by Perritano, John.

Bomb squad technician

It takes a special kind of bravery to face down a live bomb ... but the people in this book demonstrate that courage every time they go to work. Experts on bomb squads around the world face new dangers every day. Inside, read how they stay ahead of the bombers and how they train their minds and bodies to handle the stress of disarming explosive devices. --Amazon.com.

Jul 27, 2016