New Adult Non-Fiction 000, 100, 300

May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010

Annotation from Baker & Taylor or Ingram 

Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran
Saberi, Roxana
An Iranian-American journalist chronicles her imprisonment in Iran, and provides a penetrating look at the country and its political tensions, based on six years of research and interviews with Iranians across society.
 
The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me
Feiler, Bruce
The author describes how, after being diagnosed with cancer, he enlisted the aid of six men from key stages in his life, asking this “Council of Dads” to be present at all passages in his daughters’ lives, should he not survive, and offers lessons he learned from these six men.
 
For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage
Parker-Pope, Tara
The popular New York Times “Well” blog journalist challenges popular misconceptions about marriage and divorce, drawing on scientific insights to address such topics as the biology of infidelity, the probabilities of marital success and how to overcome hidden attitudes.
 
Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life
Smith, Ian K., M.D.
Counsels readers on how to pursue contentment and well-being by understanding the difference between acquiring one’s desires and becoming the person one wants to be, covering such topics as optimism, simple pleasures and living in the moment.
 
Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom
Van Ogtrop, Kristin
The editor of Real Simple magazine shares essays, lists and resonant observations involving the lexicon she has created for busy working moms, in a humorous book that includes stories and insights from the author’s own life.
 
The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called Dreamworks
Laporte, Nicole
Traces the story and influence of DreamWorks studio, sharing behind-the-scenes insights into the contributions of Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg while describing the financial deals and movie-making practices that transformed the industry.
 
A Twisted Faith: A Minister’s Obsession and the Murder That Destroyed a Church
Olsen, Gregg
Presents the story of a minister who seduced four of his female congregants, and hatched a cold-blooded plot to murder his wife.
 
Us: Transforming Ourselves and the Relationships That Matter Most
Oz, Lisa
Evaluates the role of positive relationships in maintaining health, citing the negative habits that interfere with rewarding relationships while offering holistic solutions to promoting positive social and spiritual interactions.
 
Words That Matter: A Little Book of Life Lessons
O, the Oprah Magazine (COR)
Offers a collection of the most inspiring quotations from the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine” over the course of the publication’s ten-year history.
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