New Adult Non-Fiction 000, 100 300

September 8, 2011

September 7, 2011
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101 Weird Ways to Make Money: Cricket Farming, Repossessing Cars, and Other Jobs with Big Upside and Not Much Competition
Gillman, Steve
Based on interviews with unconventional entrepreneurs, this guide describes a range of unusual but profitable jobs and businesses that don’t require extensive training and are fully scalable, including cricket and maggot farming, environmentally friendly burials and solar-roasted coffee.
 
Boomerang Kids: A Revealing Look at Why So Many of Our Children are Failing on Their Own, and How Parents Can Help
Pickhardt, Carl, Ph.D.
In this revolutionary and thought-provoking book, a psychologist reveals a hidden period of development that is causing college and post high school age kids to fail on their own, and shows parents how they can help ensure their child’s success during this little-discussed period.
 
A Decade of Hope: Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 Families and Friends
Smith, Dennis / Smith, Deirdre (CON)
A former firefighter and best-selling author of Report From Ground Zero draws from a series of interviews with the heroes and families of those most affected by 9/11 to offer a 10-year look at the tragedy’s lasting effects.
 
The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox
Burleigh, Nina
The award-winning author of Mirage presents an account of the highly publicized 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher that examines the controversial prosecution, conviction and sentencing of her American roommate while critiquing.
 
Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It
Peck, Don
An editor of The Atlantic best known for his 2010 cover story, “How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America,” presents cautionary predictions about American life in the aftermath of the recession that describes long-term consequences being faced by Americans from every walk of life.
 
The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder Through the Seasons
Soule, Amanda Blake / Soule, Stephen
Outlines craft and activity suggestions for enjoying a simpler, nature-connected life with one’s children throughout all the seasons of the year, explaining how to slow down and participate in creative play and exploration to instill a sense of family togetherness and an awareness of the natural world.
 
Seduced by Evil: The True Story of a Gorgeous Stripper-Turned-Suburban Mom, Her Secret Past, and a Ruthless Murder
Fleeman, Michael
A stripper-turned-suburban mom’s true identity is exposed when authorities find enough evidence to charge her and an alleged accomplice with the murder of her ex-fiance who was shot in the head after removing her from his million-dollar life insurance policy.
 
Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival
Bahari, Maziar / Molloy, Aimee (CON)
An former prisoner in one of Iran’s most notorious prisons offers a moving memoir of how thoughts of his family got him through the seemingly unending days of torture, in a book that also sheds light on Iran’s tumultuous history.
Posted by Jenifer Brown
 
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