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Deeply Grateful & Entirely Unsatisfied by Amanda Happe - Book Review

Did you know that if you soak a raisin in water, it will swell up again? It won't be a grape necessarily, but it will definitely be better than a raisin. This book is water to soak in. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Dancing with the Gods: Reflections on Life and Art by Kent Nerburn - Book Review

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$24.00
ISBN: 9781786891150
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Published: Canongate Books - June 5th, 2018

In Nerburn's own intrinsically sensitive and acute style he grapples with concepts both large and small in living a life of & for "Art". Both gentle and firm there is a underlying honesty in all these reflections in this beautiful,eloquent deceptively quiet letter of love to all who work in or aspire to be artists.This is a great companion to Julia Cameron"Artist's Way" Actually it is about approaching a life full of Living. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens - Book Review

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780544705265
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2016

Greitens distinguishes himself as an author in a crowded genre: ex-military authors who promise to distill the lessons of war into usable wisdom for living a full and meaningful life. The key to Greiten's unique contribution is his wonderful integration of ancient wisdom, especially of classical Greek philosophy and literature into a current message about thriving in a world of constant challenges and change. I loved this book.

Recommended book pairing:
Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser ~ Reviewed by Sam Baker


If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? by Alan Alda - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780812989151
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 6th, 2018

Do you ever find yourself scrambling to formulate a counter argument to something your conversation partner is saying well before they are finished with their point? Or do you find yourself frustrated at not being able to express an idea to someone when the idea seems so simple and obvious to you? Alan Alda shares a wonderful bouquet of wisdom and practical advice for building empathy as a way to enhance communication, which includes both (active) LISTENING and SPEAKING (effectively).

Recommended book pairing: The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life by Sakyong Mipham. ~ Reviewed by Sam Baker


Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old by John Leland - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374168186
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - January 23rd, 2018

Accepting and even embracing old age, with its severe limitations and huge compromises, is unimaginable for the young. That the six elderly people portrayed by Leland succeed, in their own ways, in achieving not only acceptance, but happiness, is a profound testament to the beauty, and value, of life. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Story of Sex: A Graphic History Through the Ages by Philippe Brenot

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By Philippe Brenot, Laetitia Coryn (Illustrator), Will McMorran (Translated by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780316472227
Availability: Backordered
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - September 19th, 2017

Sexy and informative, which is two counts better than any of your Tinder dates. (Admit it). ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


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