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  • VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good

    VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mark Bittman
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Clarkson Potter; 1 edition (2013, Apr 30th).
    Pages:   288

    “I live full-time in the world of omnivores, and I’ve never wanted to leave. But the Standard American Diet (yes, it’s SAD) got to me as it gets to almost everyone in this country.” Six years ago, an overweight, pre-diabetic Mark Bittman faced a medical directive: adopt a vegan diet or go on medication. He was no fan of a lifelong regimen of pills, but as a food writer he lived—and worked—to eat. So neither choice was appealing. His solution was a deal with himself. He would become a “flexitarian.” He adopted a diet heavy in vegetables, fruits, and grains by following a healthy vegan diet (no meat, dairy, or processed foods) all day. After 6:00 p.m. he’d eat however he wanted, though mostly in moderation. more

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  • Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters 
   
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    Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters Hardcover

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jon Acuff
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Thomas Nelson (2013, Apr 23rd).
    Pages:   288

    Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jon Acuff reveals the steps to getting unstuck and back onto the path of being awesome. Over the last 100 years, the road to success for most everyone has been divided into predictable stages. But three things have changed the path to success: Boomers are realizing that a lot of the things they were promised aren’t going to materialize, and they have started second and third careers. Technology has given access to an unprecedented number of people who are building online empires and changing their lives in ways that would have been impossible years ago. The days of “success first, significance later,” have ended. While none of the stages can be skipped, they can be shortened and accelerated. more

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  • Francona: The Red Sox Years

    Francona: The Red Sox Years

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Dan Shaughnessy
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Second Edition edition (2013, Jan 22nd).
    Pages:   368

    From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, perhaps the most scrutinized team in all of sports. During that time, every home game was a sellout. Every play, call, word, gesture—on the field and off—was analyzed by thousands. And every decision was either genius, or disastrous. In those eight years, the Red Sox were transformed from a cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history—only to fall back to last place as soon as Francona was gone. Now, in Francona: The Red Sox Years, the decorated manager opens up for the first time about his tenure in Boston, unspooling the narrative of how this world-class organization reached such incredible highs and dipped to equally incredible lows. more

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  • Paris: The Novel

    Paris: The Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Edward Rutherfurd
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Doubleday (2013, Apr 23rd).
    Pages:   528

    From the grand master of the historical novel comes a dazzling, epic portrait of the City of Light Internationally bestselling author Edward Rutherfurd has enchanted millions of readers with his sweeping, multigenerational dramas that illuminate the great achievements and travails throughout history. In this breathtaking saga of love, war, art, and intrigue, Rutherfurd has set his sights on the most magnificent city in the world: Paris. Moving back and forth in time across centuries, the story unfolds through intimate and vivid tales of self-discovery, divided loyalties , passion, and long-kept secrets of characters both fictional and real, all set against the backdrop of the glorious city—from the building of Notre Dame to the dangerous machinations of Cardinal Richlieu; from the glittering court of Versailles to the violence of the French Revolution and the Paris Commune; from the hedonism of the Belle Époque, the heyday of the impressionists, to the tragedy of the First World War; from the 1920s when the writers of the Lost Generation could be found drinking at Les Deux Magots to the Nazi occupation, the heroic efforts of the French Resistance, and the 1968 student revolt. more

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  • By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There: A Memoir

    By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There: A Memoir

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Tom Sizemore
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Atria Books (2013, Apr 9th).
    Pages:   240

    Tom Sizemore has been called many things. Brilliant. Brutal. Fiercely talented. Angry. Drug addicted. In reality, he’s all of them. He’s a survivor of the Detroit ghetto, the fifty-year-old father of twin boys, and a veteran of dozens of movies. He’s also now sober, after his addiction took his life just about as far down as any human being could go. Through screen-stealing performances in the 1990s movies True Romance, Heat, and Natural Born Killers, Sizemore was so in demand that even when it was widely known that he had a drug problem, directors like Steven Spielberg were offering him roles and begging him to stay sober for them. Robert De Niro personally recruited him for the role of Michael Cheritto in Heat after asking him to dinner and expressing his admiration. more

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  • Honor Thy Thug

    Honor Thy Thug

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Wahida Clark
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Cash Money Content (2013, Apr 23rd).
    Pages:   304

    Urban lit’s favorite ride or die couple, Trae and Tasha, are back as they fight to hold onto their volatile relationship which gets closer to exploding with each passing day. Their friends, Angel and Kaylin, are caught up in their own drama which pits brother against brother in a final showdown. Faheem and his wife Jaz, face their worst nightmare which almost takes them totally out of the game. Meanwhile, Kyron, who brought Trae to the brink of murder and Tasha to the edge of insanity, is back and hell bent on revenge. When Trae makes the deadly decision to work for the most violent Chinese crime organization in the city and renew a business relationship with Charli Li, the one woman who can never be trusted, his rocky marriage and life are threatened. more

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  • The Daylight War: Book Three of The Demon Cycle

    The Daylight War: Book Three of The Demon Cycle

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Peter V. Brett
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Del Rey (2013, Feb 12th).
    Pages:   768

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWith The Warded Man and The Desert Spear, Peter V. Brett surged to the front rank of contemporary fantasy, standing alongside giants in the field such as George R. R. Martin, Robert Jordan, and Terry Brooks. The Daylight War, the eagerly anticipated third volume in Brett’s internationally bestselling Demon Cycle, continues the epic tale of humanity’s last stand against an army of demons that rise each night to prey on mankind.   On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men, both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer, the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once and for all.   Arlen Bales was once an ordinary man, but now he has become something more—the Warded Man, tattooed with eldritch wards so powerful they make him a match for any demon. more

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  • Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married

    Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Nancy Rubin Stuart
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Beacon Press (2013, Apr 23rd).
    Pages:   272

    The story of two Revolutionary–era teenagers who defy their Loyalist families to marry radical patriots, Henry Knox and Benedict Arnold, and are forever changed When Peggy Shippen, the celebrated blonde belle of Philadelphia, married American military hero Benedict Arnold in 1779, she anticipated a life of fame and fortune, but financial debts and political intrigues prompted her to conspire with her treasonous husband against George Washington and the American Revolution. In spite of her commendable efforts to rehabilitate her husband’s name, Peggy Shippen continues to be remembered as a traitor bride. Peggy’s patriotic counterpart was Lucy Flucker, the spirited and voluptuous brunette, who in 1774 defied her wealthy Tory parents by marrying a poor Boston bookbinder simply for love. more

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