New Adult Non-Fiction 000-300

August 13, 2010

August 13, 2010
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The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means
Yeager, Jeff
A follow-up to The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches shares additional strategies for spending less and saving more while pursuing spiritual and ethical sources of personal satisfaction.
 
Click: The Magic of Instant Connections
Brafman, Ori / Brafman, Rom
The best-selling authors of Sway draw on psychological and sociological sources to explore the seemingly magical experiences of engagement that can occur when people connect with one another, sharing stories about individuals who have had life-changing moments of positive shared focus.
 
Elsie and Mairi Go to War: Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front
Atkinson, Diane
Chronicles the exploits of Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, who, not content with only driving ambulances during World War I, set up a first aid post on the front line in Belgium and worked under bombardment and sniper fire to save the lives of many.
 
Financially Stupid People Are Everywhere: Don’t Be One of Them
Kelly, Jason
The best-selling author of The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing explains how to achieve financial freedom by avoiding excessive borrowing and spending and illustrates the four major tenets of getting money right.
 
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
Greenberg, Paul
A seafood journalist who has written for National Geographic traces the history of bass, cod, salmon and tuna fishing while assessing the critical state of today’s commercial fishing industry, citing the roles of over-fishing and fish farming while recommending specific protections.
 
Mirage Men: An Odyssey into the Community of UFO Believers
Pilkington, Mark
Delves into the world of UFOs–including researchers, enthusiasts and charlatans–exploring the strange symbiotic relationship between the U.S. military and intelligence agencies and UFO believers and discussing the “mirage men,” a clandestine group of scientists, military and government agents who believe they have received parts of a flying saucer-shaped puzzle.
 
Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
Green, Jonathan
A journalist investigates a cold-blooded murder at a Mt. Everest base camp in Chinese-occupied Tibet, a probe during which he learns about the lawless world in the shadows of the world’s tallest peaks.
 
Psychic: My Life in Two Worlds
Browne, Sylvia
A famous psychic and author candidly discusses her life, including her failed, sometimes abusive marriages; her medical problems; her financial struggles; and how, near the end of her life, she was blind-sided by the arrival of the love of her life.
 
The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
Ariely, Dan
Looks at the irrational decisions that influence people’s relationships, workplace experiences, and temptation to cheat in any area of their lives and explains how to move beyond this to greater success.
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