New Adult Non-Fiction 000-399

February 24, 2010

February 23, 2010

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The Aqua Net Diaries: Big Hair, Big Dreams, Small Town
Niven, Jennifer
For anyone who has ever endured the insufferable pain, the soaring excitement and the relentless shame of adolescence, a critically acclaimed author shares her own hilarious and touching tales of teenage life at a Midwestern high school in the 1980s.
 
Be Centsable: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half
Pate, Chrissy / Mckee, Kristin
As seen on “Good Morning America” and successfully adopted by thousands of subscribers, this easy-to-use system shows how anyone can save thousands of dollars without giving up healthy foods, favorite products, or the occasional splurge.
 
The Day I Shot Cupid: Hello, My Name Is Jennifer Love Hewitt and I’m a Love-aholic
Hewitt, Jennifer Love
Explains how a woman can stay true to herself while looking for the man of her dreams, combining personal anecdotes with sound, witty advice on such topics as body image, text flirting, and dating long distance.
 
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
McKibben, Bill
The author of the groundbreaking book on climate change The End of Nature argues that a large-scale shift in Earth’s climate is unavoidable and explains how humans should live if they are going to be able to sustain themselves on the new planet that their mistakes have created.
 
Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History
Selby, Scott Andrew / Campbell, Greg
On February 15, 2003, a group of thieves broke into an allegedly airtight vault in the international diamond capital of Antwerp, Belgium and made off with over $108 million dollars worth of diamonds and other valuables. They did so without tripping an alarm or injuring a single guard in the process.  This real-life Ocean’s Eleven provides a thrilling in-depth study detailing the better-than-fiction heist of the century.
 
Master Your Debt: Slash Your Monthly Payments and Become Debt Free
Goodman, Jordan E. / Westrom, Bill (CON)
Provides detailed advice about how to master existing debt and secure your financial future, including how to clean up your credit report, negotiate new terms and payments for burdensome bills, and protect yourself from identity theft.
The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession With Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-And a Vision for Change
Leonard, Annie / Conrad, Ariane (CON)
Offers insight into consumption in America and the inherent pitfalls of a “growth at all costs” system that promotes obsolescence and replacing versus repairing consumer goods, revealing contributing economic theories while calling for environmentally responsible changes.
 
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
Ramsey, Dave
A strategy for changing attitudes about personal finances covers such topics as getting out of debt, the dangers of cash advances, and keeping spending within income limits.
 
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