Staff Pick

In an age of constant distraction, preaching the value of finishing what one starts has grown ever more vital. Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance details how work ethic and doggedness—staying the course even when things turn rough—are what ultimately deliver success and triumph in life. Drawing on the decades’ worth of research she’s conducted as a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth successfully examines how and why grit can help people of all ages prosper.

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ISBN: 9781501111105
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Published: Scribner - May 3rd, 2016

This memoir belongs to Dr. Perry Baird, a brilliant doctor studying manic depression just as he begins to suffer from it in the 1940's. His reflections from times spent inside and outside sanitariums convey his volatile state of mind, confusion, and inability to maintain roles as professional, husband, and father. This memoir also belongs to Mimi Baird, Perry's estranged daughter, who pieces together the fractured narrative of her late father's life from his own manuscript found abandoned in a garage thirty years later. These two interwoven stories and Mimi Baird's reporting from many sources bring an intimacy and a humanity to man who deserved better than he got, but at least now can be understood, and forgiven.

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ISBN: 9780804137492
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Published: Broadway Books - February 16th, 2016

bell hooks will help you redefine your crooked definition of love. Every hopeless romantic who feels like the world’s love is running away from them should inhale hooks’ words as if it were their last breath. Her written experiences mirror what you should go through as a lover and how you overcome the ultimate hurt. You’ll be sure to reevaluate how you give and receive love not only in a intimate setting, but in cultural, community and society too. She reminds us that love is the cornerstone for compassion and forgiveness amongst ourselves and others we interact with.

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ISBN: 9780060959470
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018