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1 A Skating Life: My Story
by Dorothy Hamill
  After winning the Olympic Gold in 1976 at age 19, Dorothy Hamill was 'America's Sweetheart' and an idol to millions. She swept the nation with her signature haircut "Hamill" camel spin, and sparkling smile. But this gifted and supremely talented figure skater lived a life off the ice encumbered with family and financial tribulations. She and her mother spent long months away from her father and siblings so she could properly train, and Dorothy often questioned whether the outcome was worth the s... more info>> (Published: 2007)
Category: People/Sports/Entertainment
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2 All That Matters [Secure eReader]
by Jan Goldstein
  Combining the unabashedly heart-warming sentiment of Robert James Waller's The Bridges of Madison County or Nicholas Sparks's Message in a Bottle, Goldstein's All That Matters is an inspirational story that leads readers to the core of what matters in life--family, hope, and savoring each moment. Jennifer Stempler had nothing left to lose. The love of her life asked her to move out, her mother died in a senseless car accident five years ago, and her famous Hollywood producer father started a bra... more info>>
Category: Classic Literature

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3 Between You and Me: A Memoir [Secure eReader]
by Mike Wallace, Gary Paul Gates
  It is staggering to think of how many important historical and cultural figures Mike Wallace has interviewed over the course of his legendary career. With great humor and insight, he recalls his encounters with such luminaries as Eleanor Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Yassir Arafat, Frank Lloyd Wright, Salvador Dali, Barbara Streisand, Tina Turner, and many more. From his early days, Wallace displayed a no--holds--barred interviewing technique that distinguished ... more info>>
Category: People/History

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4 Carpe Diem: How to Become a Latin Lover
by Harry Mount
  Have you ever found yourself irritated when a sine qua non or a mea culpa is thrown into the conversation by a particularly annoying person? Or do distant memories of afternoons spent struggling to learn obscure verbs fill you with dread? Never fear! (or as a Latin show-off might say, Nil Desperandum!) In this delightful guided tour of Latin, Harry Mount wipes the dust off those boring primers and breathes life back into the greatest language of them all. Using Latin lovers from Kingsley Amis to... more info>>
Category: Self Improvement
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5 For One More Day [Secure eReader]
by Mitch Albom
  Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number-one New York Times bestsellers, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie. Now he returns with a beautiful, haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss. For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that lasts a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one? Charley Benetto, his life ruined by alco... more info>>
Category: Mainstream
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6 Gasping For Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live
by Jay Mohr
  Gasping For Airtime is a hilarious and often moving memoir by former Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Mohr. When twenty-year-old Jay moved from New Jersey to New York City to pursue his dream of stand-up stardom, he never thought he'd land his first real job on Saturday Night Live. But he did-and what followed were two crazy years of trying to keep up with his talented castmates and get on the air as often as possible (a daunting feat for a rookie cast member). Jay offers an intimate first-pe... more info>>
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7 How To Drive Your Competition Crazy: Creating Disruption for Fun and Profit
by Guy Kawasaki
  In my career at Apple, I had to do battle with two magnificent enemies: IBM and Microsoft. Not that my side necessarily won, but at least I learned how to be a royal pain in the ass. I found out that I liked the underdog role, so I studied the tactics that worked in the marketplace and wrote this book to proselytize this knowledge.
Category: Business

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8 Irreplaceable
by Stephen Lovely
  One windy April afternoon, a young woman bicycles alone along a stretch of Iowa highway. She's pedaling hard, hurrying to get home in time for dinner ... Alex Voormann is a cerebral thirty-year-old archaeologist married to the woman of his dreams?a beautiful, ambitious botanist named Isabel. When Isabel, an organ donor, is killed by a reckless driver, Alex reluctantly consents to donate her heart. Janet Corcoran is a young, headstrong mother of two, an art teacher at an inner-city school in Chic... more info>>
Category: Mainstream

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9 Life's a Beach
by Claire Cook
  From the author of Must Love Dogs comes another sparkling romantic comedy about a relationship-challenged single woman, her quirky-to-put-it-mildly extended family, and the summer the shark movie came to town. Life's a bit of a beach these days for Ginger Walsh, who's single at forty-one and living back home in the family FROG (Finished Room Over Garage), who's hoping for a more fulfilling life as a sea glass artist, but instead is babysitting her sister's kids. Toss in a dumpster-picking father... more info>>
Category: Romance

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10 Making Records: The Scenes Behind the Music
by Phil Ramone
  Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Billy Joel, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Quincy Jones, Karen Carpenter, Liza Minnelli, Rod Stewart, Luciano Pavarotti--not to mention Jamie Cullum, The Backstreet Boys, and Bono--have all had hits produced by Phil Ramone. One of the century's most influential and innovative music technicians, Ramone won the first of thirteen Grammy awards for Stan Getz's Getz/Gilberto in 1969 and his most recent for Tony Bennett's The Art of Rom... more info>> (Published: 2007)
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11 Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond
by John Predergast, Don Cheadle
  In September 2004, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell termed the atrocities being committed in Darfur, Sudan "genocide"--and yet more than two years later things have only gotten worse. 3.5 million Sudanese are going hungry, 2.5 million have been displaced by violence, and 400,000 have died in Darfur to date. Both shocked and energized by this ongoing tragedy, renowned actor Don Cheadle teamed up with leading activist John Predergast to focus the world's attention. Not On Our Watch, their empo... more info>> (Published: 2007)
Category: Politics/Government/General Nonfiction

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12 Objection!: How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants & 24-7 Media have Hijacked our Criminal Justice System [Secure eReader]
by Nancy Grace
  Court TV host Nancy Grace presents her case in this behind-the-scenes look at the high-profile cases everyone is talking about. Nancy Grace is a name millions of Americans recognize from her regular appearances on Court TV and Larry King Live. Legions of loyal fans tune in for her opinions on today's high-profile cases and her expert commentary on the challenges facing the American judicial system. Now, in Objection!, she makes her case for what's wrong with the legal system and what can be done... more info>>
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13 Sammy's House
by Kristin Gore
  The heroine of Kristin Gore's bestselling inside-the-beltway romp Sammy's Hill returns, and this time the laughs are richer and the stakes are higher-at home and in the house [the White House, that is]. Samantha Joyce is many things: Health care policy wonk. Hypochondriac. Lover of Japanese Fighting Fish (and of Charlie Lawton, her Washington Post reporter boyfriend). Jumper-to-conclusions. And when all these identities collide-as they do most days-the results are always unpredicable. Sammy's ro... more info>> (Published: 2007)
Category: Mainstream/Humor

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14 The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
by Elyn R. Saks
  Elyn R. Saks is an esteemed professor, lawyer, and psychiatrist and is the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Law School, yet she has suffered from schizophrenia for most of her life, and still has ongoing major episodes of the illness. The Center Cannot Hold is the eloquent, moving story of Elyn's life, from the first time that she heard voices speaking to her as a young teenager, to attempted suicides in ... more info>> (Published: 2007)
Category: People

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15 The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
by David Halberstam
  Around Thanksgiving, 1950, while the rest of the country paid as little attention as possible, units of the Second Infantry Division were virtually annihilated by forces of the People's Republic Army. It was a defeat which shocked an otherwise disinterested and distant nation. In The Coldest Winter, award-winning reporter and historian David Halberstam explodes this moment in time, using it as a jumping off point to delve into the Korean War's particular horrors and triumphs. Using first-person ... more info>> (Published: 2007)
Category: History
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16 The Dream Manager
by Matthew Kelly
  The fictional Admiral Janitorial Services has a problem.... (Published: 2007)
Category: Business

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17 The Four Seasons [A Novel of Vivaldi's Venice]
by Laurel Corona
  In glittering 18th-century Venice, music and love are prized above all else--and for two sisters coming of age, the city's passions blend in intoxicating ways. Chiaretta and Maddalena are as different as night and day. The two sisters were abandoned as babies on the steps of the Ospedale della Pieta, Venice's world-famous foundling hospital and musical academy. High-spirited and rebellious, Chiaretta marries into a great aristocratic Venetian family and eventually becomes one of the most powerfu... more info>>
Category: Historical Fiction

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18 The Late Bloomer's Revolution
by Amy Cohen
  In quick succession, Amy Cohen lost her job writing sitcoms, her boyfriend (with whom she'd been talking marriage) and her mom, after a long bout with cancer. Not exactly the stuff humor thrives on, is it? But filtered through Amy's worldview, there's comedy in the most unexpected places. In this unforgettable, engaging memoir, she recounts her (seemingly) never-ending search for love, her evolving relationship with her widowed dad, and her own almost unintentional growth as she stumbles through... more info>> (Published: 2007)
Category: General Nonfiction

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19 The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever
by Mark Frost
  Eddie Lowery left his first imprint on the game of golf in 1913 as the 10-year-old caddie to underdog U.S. Open champion Francis Ouimet. Best-selling author Mark Frost continues Lowery's story 43 years later with Lowery as a multi-millionaire car-dealer, who boasted to fellow millionaire and golf staple George Coleman that amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi could hands down beat any other two golfers in the world in a best ball match. A bet was made for a substantial sum of cash, and a... more info>>
Category: Sports/Entertainment

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20 The Millionaire Zone: Seven Winning Steps to a Seven-Figure Income
by Jennifer Openshaw
  All of us feel overwhelmed when trying to manage our finances by ourselves. Doing it all alone is daunting--we should be afraid! The Millionaire Zone turns the paradigm for building wealth on its head. Instead of forcing you out of your comfort zone, Openshaw identifies the seven keys to making money by identifying the LifeNet of relationships and resources around you and leveraging them in new ways. Included is a LifeNet Profile questionnaire, which helps readers assess their financial, emotion... more info>> (Published: 2007)
Category: Business

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21 The Washingtonienne [Secure eReader]
by Jessica Cutler
  failed engagement, her decision to move from New York to Washington, and the mischief she starts getting into immediately upon arrival. From the married, Bush-appointed bureaucrat who gives her $400 for a lunchtime tryst--raising the question: at what point does "a gift" cross the line into "payment"?--to the staff counsel whose taste for spanking she "accidentally" leaks to the office, Jackie's loosely fictionalized exploits serve up large portions of DC dish and prove that Washington's taste f... more info>>
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22 Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear
by Frank Luntz
  WORDS THAT WORK offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases and the power of language affects what we buy, who we vote for, and what we believe in. Frank Luntz, a leading national pollster who engineered both the Republican "Contract with America" victory in 1994 and various bestselling corporate campaigns shares his experiences and knowledge in this provocative expose. Learn the 9 Rules of Successful Communication, as well as other language strategies and much m... more info>>
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