Adult Non-fiction

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You only live once : a lifetime of experiences for the explorer in all of us / authors, Anne Abel [and 16 others].
You Only Live Once inspires readers to seize the moment, explore the world and share their incredible stories. With over 1000 experiences for every stage of life, this eclectic gift book is the perfect manual for a life well-lived. Combining stunning phot…
The ultimate RPG gameplay guide : role-play the best campaign ever--no matter the game! / James D'Amato.
"Whether you're new ot the role-playing game world, getting back into RPGs, or want to get more out of your current campaign, The Ultimate RPG Gameplay Guide is the most fun and creative way to make your story one worth telling. In RPGs, no two stories a…
Dad jokes : yule love them! / Jimmy Niro.
"When it comes to bad jokes, there's snowman like Dad. Brace your elves for a winter punderland of the best dad jokes to make anyone sigh, groan, or roll their eyes! Filled with over 300 of the raddest and daddest puns, quips, and cheesy one-liners, Dad J…
The truth about magic : poems / Atticus.
"In this third collection of peomes, Atticus takes un on an adventure to discover the truth about magic. Through heartbreak and falling in loe, looking back and looking inward, he writes about finding ourselves, finding our purpose, and the simple joys o…
Unfollow : a memoir of loving and leaving the Westboro Baptist Church / Megan Phelps-Roper.
"At the age of five, Megan Phelps-Roper carried signs protestign homosexuality and other alleged vices alongside fellow members of the EWestboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. As she grew, she watched the church--an enterprise consisting almost entire…
The Odyssey / Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson.
The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage, family and identity; and about travellers, hospitality and the changing meanings of home …
The Penguin classics book / Henry Eliot.
"This book is intended as a reader's companion to the best books ever written. It is a book of suggestions and recommendations, drawing connections across the history of world literature, which will hopefully reacquaint you with old friends, introduce yo…
Letters from an astrophysicist / Neil deGrasse Tyson.
"A luminous companion to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world's largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our univ…
Bill Cunningham on the street : five decades of iconic photography / Bill Cunningham.
"Bill Cunningham: On the street is the first published collection of this icon's work. These photographs--many never before seen, others having originally appeared in The New York Times and elsewhere--move from decade to decade, beginning in the 1970s an…
The unofficial guide to game of thrones / Kim Renfro.
The everything-you-missed, wanted-to-know-more-about, and can't-get-enough guide to the Game of Thrones television series-from the first episode to the epic finale. Valar morghulis! There may be no happy endings, but there is plenty to discover and obsess…
Wham!, George Michael, & me : a memoir / Andrew Ridgeley.
For the first time, Andrew Ridgeley one half of one of the most famous bands in the world tells the inside story of Wham!, his lifelong friendship with George Michael, and the formation of a band that changed the shape of the music scene in the early eigh…
The art of making memories : how to create and remember happy moments / Meik Wiking.
The CEO of the Happiness Institute explores how we can learn to create happy memories and do better at holding onto them.
The United States of Trump : how the President really sees America / Bill O'Reilly.
"A rare, insider's look at the life of Donald Trump from the bestselling author of the Killing series, based on exclusive interview material and deep research. Readers around the world have been enthralled by journalist and New York Times bestselling auth…
When life gives you pears : the healing power of family, faith, and funny people / Jeannie Gaffigan ; foreword by Jim Gaffigan.
"In a book that is The Big Sick meets Dad Is Fat, Jeannie Gaffigan, writer/director/producer/accused supermom and wife of comedian Jim Gaffigan, writes with humor and heart about the pear-sized brain tumor she had removed, the toll it took on her enormous…
Radical : the science, culture, and history of breast cancer in America / Kate Pickert.
"The science, culture, and history of breast cancer as told by a health reporter who survived it. As a health-care journalist, Kate Pickert knew the emotional highs and lows of medical treatment well--but always from a distance, through the stories of he…
The program : inside the mind of Keith Raniere and the rise and fall of NXIVM / Toni Natalie ; with Chet Hardin.
"Many have heard of NXIVM and its creator, Keith Raniere, the unassuming Albany man now prosecuted for ensnaring tens of thousands of people in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and elsewhere to do his bidding and pay millions of dollars to participate i…
Know my name : a memoir / Chanel Miller.
"She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted o…
Young Mr. Obama : Chicago and the making of a Black president / Edward McClelland.
The author details the start of Barack Obama's career in Chicago through his eventual victory for Senator, exploring the city's south side history, the key players in Obama's path to the U.S. Senate, and Chicago's political style
Taste of Home handmade Christmas.
"Spread some holiday cheer, surprise friends and make memories with the 83 crafts in Handmade Christmas. From lovely home decor and clever gifts to custom jewelry and whimsical cards, you'll enjoy simply delightful projects perfect for everyone on your C…
The healing power of plants : the hero house plants that will love you back / Fran Bailey.
"Take care of your plants and your plants will take care of you. In award-winning hotriculturalist Fran Bailey's lovely guide, you'll learn how to care for houseplants and how they can care for you. Each themed chapter identifies the specific benefits o…
Bodybuilding for beginners : a 12-week program to build muscle and burn fat / Kyle Hunt ; illustrations by Charlie Layton.
"Bodybuilding for Beginners is the ultimate guide for new bodybuilders. It doesnt matter if youve never set foot in a gym before: this book will have you bulking up in no time. Get essential bodybuilding info, like detailed walkthroughs of 55 exercises th…
Fair play : a game-changing solution for when you have too much to do (and more life to live) / Eve Rodsky.
"A revolutionary, real-world solution to the problem of unpaid, invisible work that women have shouldered for too long--from a woman tapped by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine as the expert on this topic for a new generation of women"--Provided by publi…
Toil & trouble / Augusten Burroughs.
"From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes another stunning memoir that is tender, touching...and just a little spooky. 'Here's a partial list of things I don't believe in: God. The Devil. Heaven. Hell. Bigfoot. Ancient Aliens. Past live…
Blowout : corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia, and the richest, most destructive industry on Earth / Rachel Maddow.
"Rachel Maddow's Blowout offers a dark, serpentine, riveting tour of the unimaginably lucrative and corrupt oil-and-gas industry. With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe-from Oklahoma City to Siberia to Equ…
How to be a family : the year I dragged my kids around the world to find a new way to be together / Dan Kois.
"What happens when on frustrated dad turns his kids' lives upside down in search of a new way to be together? Slate editor Dan Dois sets out with his wife and daughters on a journey around the world to learn what it takes to be a family. Dan Koes and hi…
The duties of parents / by J.C. Ryle.
"Training your children well and not causing them to stumble in any way ought to be one of the highest priorities of Christian parents. In The Duties of Parents, J. C. Ryle presents seventeen simple and yet profound responsibilities of Christian parents.…
Two peas & their pod cookbook : favorite everyday recipes from our kitchen / Maria Lichty with Rachel Holtzman.
115 recipes--wholesome new creations and celebrated favorites from the blog--from the husband and wife team behind Two Peas & Their Pod TWO PEAS & THEIR POD celebrates a family, friends, and community-oriented lifestyle that has huge and growing appeal.…
Year of the monkey / Patti Smith.
"A memoir about the year 2016 in which dreams and reality are interwoven" -- Provided by publisher.
How happiness happens : finding lasting joy in a world of comparison, disappointment, and unmet expectations / Max Lucado.
Only one-third of Americans surveyed said they were happy. How can this be? Education is accessible to most. We've made advancements in everything from medicine to technology, yet 66 percent of Americans can't find an adequate reason to check the "yes" bo…
Love lives here : a story of thriving in a transgender family / Amanda Jetté Knox.
"An inspirational story of embracing two tans people in a family--a family who shows what's posssible when you 'lead with love.' All Amanda Jetté Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. While her mother and stepfather were loving parents, the house…
Barron's SAT : premium study guide / Sharon Weiner Green, M.A., Ira K. Wolf, Ph.D., Brian W. Stewart, M.Ed.
Barron's SAT Premium Study Guide with 7 Practice Tests provides detailed review, online practice, and expert advice from experienced teachers who know the test. Step-by-step review helps you master the content, and full-length practice tests in the book a…
Barns, sheds & outbuildings : step-by-step building and design instructions plus plans to build more than 100 outbuildings.
Contains "over 100 outbuilding projects and plans for barns, sheds, and garages, an overiew on planning, tools, materials, and safety tips, detailed chapters on foundations, framing, siding, roofing, wiring, plumbing, and finishing touches, step-by-step i…
The ultimate French review and practice. Premium fourth edition / David M. Stillman, PhD, and Ronni L. Gordon, PhD.
"The Ultimate French Review and Practice is a comprehensive program that will transform the way you look at French grammar--from a set of easily forgotten rules to stepping stones toward accurate and confident communication. This bestselling combination …
I killed : true stories of the road from America's top comics / compiled by Ritch Shydner and Mark Schiff.
The biggest names in standup comedy reveal the howlingly funny, completely shocking, and disturbingly bizarre moments they've experienced on the road.
Life beyond measure : letters to my great-granddaughter / Sidney Poitier.
Sidney Poitier is one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood. He has overcome enormous obstacles in extraordinary times and is a role model for many Americans because of his convictions, bravery, and grace. Poitier reflects on this amazing…
Inside out : a memoir / Demi Moore.
"For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been far from the spotlight--or the headlines. Even as Demi was becoming the highsest-paid actress in Hollywood, however, …
Generation Friends : an inside look at the show that defined a television era / Saul Austerlitz.
"A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Friends , published for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the show's premiere. How you doin'? In September 1994, six friends sat down in their favorite coffee shop and began bantering about sex, relationships, job…
Coventry : essays / Rachel Cusk.
Rachel Cusk "gathers a selection of her nonfiction writings that both offers new insights on the themes at the heart of her fiction--motherhood, marriage, freedom, feminism, art--and forges a startling critical voice in response to some of our most urgent…
R.I.P. G.O.P. : how the new America is dooming the Republicans / Stanley B. Greenberg.
"A leading pollster and adviser to America's most important political figures explains why the Republicans will crash in 2020. For decades the GOP has seen itself in an uncompromising struggle against a New America that is increasingly secular, racially d…
The many lives of Michael Bloomberg / Eleanor Randolph.
"Michael Bloomberg moved from small town, iddle-class to Harvard business school to hotshot trader to creator of a financial data machine that revolutionized trading worldwide to urban reformer and elder statesman. One of the most producteive mayors in N…
Jelly filled : 18 quilts from 2 1/2
"Open up a sweet new range of possibilities with precut strips. Sweet and simple! Sew eighteen jelly-rific quilts made from 2 1/2" precut fabric strips. Learn precut shortcuts with best-selling Charm School author Vanessa Goertzen. Start with basic qu…
Lifespan : why we age--and why we don't have to / David A. Sinclair, Ph.D., A.O. with Matthew D. LaPlante ; illustrations by Catherine L. Delphia.
"It's a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everythign we've been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespans? In thes groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclar a leading world authority on ge…
The second founding : how the Civil War and Reconstruction remade the constitution / Eric Foner.
"The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the subsequent adoption of three constitutional amendments to establish that ideal as American law. Teh Reconstruction amendments abolished slavery, g…
Open Borders Inc. : who's funding America's destruction? / Michelle Malkin.
"Who's funding America's destruction? Follow the money, find the truth. That's Michelle Malkin's journalistic mantra, and in her stunning new book, Open Borders Inc., she puts it to work with a shocking, comprehensive exposé of who's behind our immigrat…
Keto bread : from bagels and buns to crusts and muffins, 100 low-carb, keto-friendly breads for every meal / Faith Gorksy and Lara Clevenger, MSH, RDN, CPT.
"Satisfy your craving--without cheating! Never miss another pizza night. Have your birthday cake--and eat it too. Bring your favorite sandwich back into your life with Keto Bread! Inside you'll find on hundred keto-approved recipes to help you re-crea…
Reading lessons : poems / by Mary Fox.
"Mary Fox takes us on the universal journey of reading context in every day experiences. Her poetry collection reveals how, from the day we are born, our reading lessons commenced. We read a mother's touch, a father's laughter and an uncle's love engrav…
Inconspicuous consumption : the environmental impact you don't know you have / Tatiana Schlossberg.
"As we become a more digital society, the gains that have been made for the environment by moving toward a paperless world with more and more efficient devices will soon be or already have been offset by the number of devices in our lives that are always …
Voices from the attic : the Williamstown boys in the Civil War / Carleton Young
"Imagine clearing out your family attic and discovering hundreds of letters written during the Civil War. Faced with that situation, and not knowing why his family had the letters, the author uses the resources of Ancestry.com and other sources to discov…
WHO logic : what, how and outcome : a practical & tactical valuation tool for career management / Jane L. Evarian.
"Value matters. The value you produce matters, and your ability to measure and leverage your value is central to career advancement. Meet WHO Logic, a human-centered valuation framework designed to help you uncover, articulate, and leverage value at any…
Finding Zsa Zsa : the Gabors behind the legend / Sam Staggs.
"In 1945, after barely escaping Hitler's invasion of Hungary followed by 'liberation' of the country by the Red Army, three members of the Gabor family--Jolie, her ex-husband Vilmos, and their daughter Magda--arrived in New York City. In Hollywood, their …
Surrounded by idiots : the four types of human behavior and how to effectively communicate with each in business (and in life) / Thomas Erikson.
"Author Thomas Erikson explains that there are four key behavior types that define how we interact with and perceive the people around us. Understanding someones pattern of behavior is the key to successful communication. The so-called 'idiots' in our li…