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Year of no clutter - a memoir Year of no clutter - a memoir

The author explores the hoarding phenomenon as reflected by such cultural examples as Hoarders and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up while sharing the personal story of how she organized a single room in her house that had been overtaken by psychological clutter.

Feb 28, 2017
The stranger in the woods - the extraordinary story of the last true hermit The stranger in the woods - the extraordinary story of the last true hermit

Mar 1, 2017
The price of illusion - a memoir The price of illusion - a memoir

"From Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue comes her dazzling, compulsively readable memoir: a fabulous account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, chronicling her quest to discover the difference between glitter and gold, illusion and reality, and what looks like happiness from the thing itself. Born into a world of make-believe as the daughter of a larger-than-life film producer, Joan Juliet Buck's childhood was a whirlwi

Mar 1, 2017
The Maddie diaries The Maddie diaries

"Teen dance prodigy, breakout Dance Moms star, and judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation presents her uplifting coming-of-age memoir about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life"--

Mar 1, 2017
The inheritance - a family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimer's disease The inheritance - a family on the front lines of the battle against Alzheimer's disease

"An inspiring race against time: The courageous, hopeful story of the one family who may hold the key to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Every sixty-nine seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Of the top ten killers, it is the only disease for which there is no cure or treatment. For most people, there is nothing that they can do to fight back. But one family is doing all they can. The DeMoe family has the most devastating form of the disease that there is: early onset A

Mar 1, 2017
Robert Lowell, setting the river on fire - a study of genius, mania, and character Robert Lowell, setting the river on fire - a study of genius, mania, and character

"The best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind now gives us a groundbreaking life of one of the major American poets of the twentieth century that is at the same time a fascinating study of the relationship between manic-depressive (bipolar) illness, creative genius, and character. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain. Now Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise to bear on his story, illuminating the relationsh

Feb 28, 2017
Madame President - the extraordinary journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Madame President - the extraordinary journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

"The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women's movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history,"--NoveList.

Mar 1, 2017
Between heaven & the real world - my story Between heaven & the real world - my story

"For the first time, Christian music legend Steven Curtis Chapman shares intimate details of his personal journey, his family life, and stories behind some of the most beloved songs of his iconic career,"--NoveList.

Feb 28, 2017