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Mochi Magic: 50 Traditional and Modern Recipes for the Japanese Treat

By Becker, Kaori

2020-11 - Storey Publishing

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Mochi -- the traditional Japanese treat made of chewy rice dough -- is a popular and versatile vehicle for all kinds of sweet and savory fillings, and easily molded into adorable shapes and characters that define Japan's culture of cuteness. Food writer Kaori Becker's easy-to-follow techniques for creating and cooking with mochi deliver the perfect mix of fun and tradition. Each colorful page brims with recipes for hand-pounded, steamed, and modern microwave mochi; fillings like rosewater, Nutella, black sesame, Oreo Cream Cheese, and Japanese plum wine; mochi-focused goodies like Bacon-Wrapped Mochi, Ozoni Soup, baked goods; and inspiration for shaping irresistibly charming mochi flowers, baby chicks, pandas, and more. Kawaii

7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week [american Measurements]

By Oliver, Jamie

2020-11 - Flatiron Books

9781250787576 Check Our Catalog

7 Ways to reinvent your favorite ingredients with more than 120 new, exciting and tasty recipes

Naked Chef television personality Jamie Oliver has looked at the top ingredients we buy week in, week out. We're talking about those meal staples we pick up without thinking - chicken breasts, salmon fillets, ground beef, eggs, potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, to name but a few. We're all busy, but that shouldn't stop us from having a tasty, nutritious meal after a long day at work or looking after the kids. So, rather than trying to change what we buy, Jamie wants to give everyone new inspiration for their favorite supermarket ingredients.

Jamie will share 7 achievable, exciting and tasty ways to cook 18 of our favorite ingredients, and each recipe will include no more than 8 ingredients. Across the book, at least 70% of the recipes will be everyday options from both an ease and nutritional point of view, meaning you're covered for every day of the week. With everything from fakeaways and traybakes to family and freezer favorites, you'll find bags of inspiration to help you mix things up in the kitchen.

Step up, 7 Ways, the most reader-focused cookbook Jamie has ever written.

The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia

By Stevenson, Tom

2020-10 - National Geographic Society

9781426221415 Check Our Catalog

Fully updated and revised for the first time since 2011, this new 800-page edition of Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia reflects the most recent trends in the dynamic world of wine, written by experts around the globe. Beautifully illustrated with more than 400 images and 100 brand-new National Geographic maps, this definitive guide is arranged geographically to highlight the regions and climates that produce the best vintages. From the countries of Southeast Europe to the Eastern Mediterranean, each page is packed with information on flavor notes, vineyard profiles, tasting room guides, grape know-how, and special information on unique varietals. The book also features top wines organized by maker and year; a troubleshooter's guide to potential wine faults; a taste chart to help identify flavors; up-and-coming producers; unusual wines, food pairings, and more. You'll find time lines depicting the chronology of wine from 500 million B.C., expert sommelier tips, and thousands of recommendations for the latest and greatest reds, whites, and ros s. The most up-to-date and comprehensive wine reference in the world, this stunning book is an oenophile's dream--and a must-have for anyone looking to become an expert in wine.

The Pie Academy: 250 Pies & 25 Doughs to Fit Every Taste and Occasion

By Haedrich, Ken

2020-10 - Storey Publishing

9781635861112 Check Our Catalog

"An excellent resource for home bakers looking to up their pie game." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The wide-ranging, well-curated mix of classic and contemporary recipes and expert advice make this an essential primer for avid home bakers." - Library Journal, starred review
"Readers will find everything they'd ever want to know about making pie, and even the dough-fearful will feel ready to measure, roll, and cut." - Booklist, starred review
"Fear of pie? Ken Haedrich to the rescue. Pie Academy takes you through everything pie related -- perfect crusts, fillings, crimping techniques, blind baking, lattice toppings and more." -- Kathy Gunst, coauthor of Rage Baking and resident chef for NPR's Here and Now
"A true baker's delight."-- Amy Traverso, Yankee magazine food editor and author of The Apple Lover's Cookbook

Trusted cookbook author and pie expert Ken Haedrich delivers the only pie cookbook you'll ever need: Pie Academy. Novice and experienced bakers will discover the secrets to baking a pie from scratch, with recipes, crust savvy, tips and tutorials, advice about tools and ingredients, and more. Foolproof step-by-step photos give you the confidence you need to choose and prepare the best crust for different types of fillings. Learn how to make pie dough using butter, lard, or both; how to work with all-purpose, whole-wheat, or gluten-free flour; how to roll out dough; which pie pan to use; and how to add flawless finishing details like fluting and lattice tops. Next are 255 recipes for every kind and style of pie, from classic apple pie and pumpkin pie to summer berry, fruit, nut, custard, chiffon, and cream pies, freezer pies, slab pies, hand pies, turnovers, and much more. This beast of a collection, with gorgeous color photos throughout, weighs in at nearly four pounds and serves up forty years of pie wisdom in a single, satisfying package.

Repair Revolution: How Fixers Are Transforming Our Throw-Away Culture One Broken But Beloved Item at a Time

By Wackman, John

2020-10 - New World Library

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Every year, millions of people throw away countless items because they don't know how to fix them. Some products are manufactured in a way that makes it hard, if not impossible, for people to repair them themselves. This throwaway lifestyle depletes Earth's resources and adds to overflowing landfills. Now there's a better way. Repair Revolution chronicles the rise of Repair Cafes, Fixit Clinics, and other volunteer-run organizations devoted to helping consumers repair their beloved but broken items for free. Repair Revolution explores the philosophy and wisdom of repairing, as well as the Right to Repair movement. It provides inspiration and instructions for starting, staffing, and sustaining your own repair events. "Fixperts" share their favorite online repair resources, as well as tips and step-by-step instructions for how to make your own repairs. Ultimately, Repair Revolution is about more than fixing material objects: in an age of over-consumption and planned obsolescence, do-it-yourself repair is a way of caring for our lives, our communities, and our planet.

Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence

By Saffitz, Claire

2020-10 - Clarkson Potter Publishers

9781984826961 Check Our Catalog

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In her first cookbook, Bon App tit and YouTube star of the show Gourmet Makes offers wisdom, problem-solving strategies, and more than 100 meticulously tested, creative, and inspiring recipes.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review - Bon App tit - NPR - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Epicurious

"There are no 'just cooks' out there, only bakers who haven't yet been converted. I am a dessert person, and we are all dessert people."--Claire Saffitz

Claire Saffitz is a baking hero for a new generation. In Dessert Person, fans will find Claire's signature spin on sweet and savory recipes like Babkallah (a babka-Challah mashup), Apple and Concord Grape Crumble Pie, Strawberry-Cornmeal Layer Cake, Crispy Mushroom Galette, and Malted Forever Brownies. She outlines the problems and solutions for each recipe--like what to do if your pie dough for Sour Cherry Pie cracks (patch it with dough or a quiche flour paste )--as well as practical do's and don'ts, skill level, prep and bake time, step-by-step photography, and foundational know-how. With her trademark warmth and superpower ability to explain anything baking related, Claire is ready to make everyone a dessert person.

Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook

By Ottolenghi, Yotam

2020-10 - Ten Speed Press

9780399581755 Check Our Catalog

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The author of Plenty teams up with Ottolenghi Test Kitchen's Ixta Belfrage to reveal how flavor is created and amplified through 100+ super-delicious, plant-based recipes.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review - NPR - The Washington Post - The Guardian - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Town & Country - Epicurious

"Bold, innovative recipes . . . make this book truly thrilling."--The New York Times

Level up your vegetables. In this groundbreaking cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage offer a next-level approach to vegetables that breaks down the fundamentals of cooking into three key elements: process, pairing, and produce. For process, Yotam and Ixta show how easy techniques such as charring and infusing can change the way you think about cooking. Discover how to unlock new depths of flavor by pairing vegetables with sweetness, fat, acidity, or chile heat, and learn to identify the produce that has the innate ability to make dishes shine.

With main courses, sides, desserts, and a whole pantry of "flavor bombs" (homemade condiments), there's something for any meal, any night of the week, including surefire hits such as Stuffed Eggplant in Curry and Coconut Dal, Spicy Mushroom Lasagne, and Romano Pepper Schnitzels. Chock-full of low-effort, high-impact dishes that pack a punch and standout meals for the relaxed cook, Ottolenghi Flavor is a revolutionary approach to vegetable cooking.

Martha Stewart's Cake Perfection: 100+ Recipes for the Sweet Classic, from Simple to Stunning

By Martha Stewart Living Magazine

2020-10 - Clarkson Potter Publishers

9780593138656 Check Our Catalog

Martha Stewart perfects the art of cakes with 125 recipes for all occasions, featuring exciting flavors, must-try designs, and dependable techniques.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOOD NETWORK

Martha Stewart's authoritative baking guide presents a beautiful collection of tiers and tortes, batters and buttercreams, and sheet cakes and chiffons to tackle every cake creation. Teaching and inspiring like only she can, Martha Stewart demystifies even the most extraordinary creations with her guidance and tricks for delicious cake perfection.

From everyday favorites to stunning showstoppers, Martha creates bold, modern flavors and striking decorations perfect for birthdays, celebrations, and big bakes for a crowd. Think comforting classics like Snickerdoodle Crumb Cake and Apricot Cheesecake and treats that take it up a notch like Strawberry Ombr Cake and Coconut Chiffon Cake, plus a whole chapter on cupcakes alone. With Martha's expert tips, even the most impressive, towering cakes will be in your reach.

Modern Comfort Food

By Garten, Ina

2020-10 - Clarkson Potter Publishers

9780804187060 Check Our Catalog

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A collection of all-new soul-satisfying dishes from America's favorite home cook

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review - Food Network - The Washington Post - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Town & Country

In Modern Comfort Food, Ina Garten shares 85 new recipes that will feed your deepest cravings. Many of these dishes are inspired by childhood favorites--but with the volume turned way up, such as Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese sandwiches (the perfect match for Ina's Creamy Tomato Bisque), Smashed Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions, and the crispiest hash browns that are actually made in a waffle iron

There are few things more comforting than gathering for a meal with the ones you love, especially when dishes like Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas are at the center of the table. Old-fashioned crowd pleasers like Roasted Sausages, Peppers, and Onions are even more delicious and streamlined for quick cleanup. For dessert? You'll find the best Boston Cream Pie, Banana Rum Trifle, and Black and White Cookies you'll ever make. Home cooks can always count on Ina's dependable, easy-to-follow instructions, with lots of side notes for cooking and entertaining--it's like having Ina right there beside you, helping you all the way.

From cocktails to dessert, from special weekend breakfasts to quick weeknight dinners, you'll find yourself making these cozy and delicious recipes over and over again.

Matrimony, Inc.: From Personal Ads to Swiping Right: A Story of America Looking for Love

By Beauman, Francesca

2020-10 - Pegasus Books

9781643135786 Check Our Catalog

A clever, thoughtful, and funny history that reveals how the Union of states was built on a much more personal union of people.

Have you ever used a dating app or website? Then you have more in common than you know with lonely homesteaders in 18th century New England. At once heartwarming and heartbreaking, Matrimony, Inc. reveals the unifying thread that weaves its way through not just marriage and relationships over the centuries, but American social history itself: advertising for love.

Amazingly, America's first personal ad appeared in the Boston Evening Post as early as 1759. A "person who flatters himself that he shall not be thought disagreeable" was in search of a "young lady, between the age of eighteen and twenty-three, of a middling stature, brown hair, of good Morals..." As family-arranged marriages fell out of fashion, "Husband Wanted" or "Seeking Wife" ads were soon to be found in every state in the nation.

From the woman in a Wisconsin newspaper who wanted "no brainless dandy or foppish fool" to the man with a glass eye who placed an ad in the New York Times hoping to meet a woman with a glass eye, the many hundreds of personal ads that author Francesca Beauman has uncovered offer an extraordinary glimpse into the history of our hearts' desires, as well as a unique insight into American life as the frontier was settled and the cities grew. Personal ads played a surprisingly vital role in the West: couple by couple, shy smile by shy smile, letter by letter from a dusty, exhausted miner in California to a bored, frustrated seamstress in Ohio. Get ready for a new perspective on the making of modern America, a hundred words of typesetter's blurry black ink at a time.

"So anxious are our settlers for wives that they never ask a single lady her age. All they require is teeth," declared the Dubuque Iowa News in 1838 in a state where men outnumbered women three to one. While the dating pools of 21st century New York, Chicago or San Francisco might not be quite so dentally-fixated, Matrimony Inc. will put idly swiping right on Tinder into fascinating and vividly fresh historical context. What do women look for in a man? What do men look for in a woman? And how has this changed over the past 250 years?

Instant Pot Cheese: Discover How Easy It Is to Make Mozzarella, Feta, Chevre, and More

By Lucero, Claudia

2020-09 - Storey Publishing

9781635862409 Check Our Catalog

The beloved Instant Pot can be used to do just about anything: caramelize onions, boil eggs, steam rice . . . and now, make cheese Cheesemaking in a multicooker is not only time- and money-saving, but the cooker's accurate and consistent temperatures make it an ideal tool for the craft. Claudia Lucero, author of the best-selling One-Hour Cheese, presents the cheesemaking basics, then covers classics such as paneer, ricotta, goat cheese, and easy cottage cheese before introducing more sophisticated options like burrata and feta, and even dairy-free alternatives. For multicookers with a "Yogurt" function, there are recipes for cultured dairy products such as buttermilk, ghee, and sour cream, too.

The Modern Detective: How Corporate Intelligence Is Reshaping the World

By Maroney, Tyler

2020-09 - Riverhead Books

9781594632594 Check Our Catalog

A fascinating examination of the world of private investigators by a 21st-century private eye.

Today's world is complicated: companies are becoming more powerful than nations, the lines between public and corporate institutions grow murkier, and the internet is shredding our privacy. To combat these onslaughts, people everywhere -- rich and not so rich, in business and in their personal lives -- are turning away from traditional police, lawyers, and government regulators toward a new champion: the private investigator.

As a private investigator, Tyler Maroney has traveled the globe, overseeing sensitive investigations and untying complicated cases for a wide array of clients. In his new book, he shows that it's private eyes who today are being called upon to catch corrupt politicians, track down international embezzlers, and mine reams of data to reveal which CEOs are lying. The tools Maroney and other private investigators use are a mix of the traditional and the cutting edge, from old phone records to computer forensics to solid (and often inspired) street-level investigative work. The most useful assets private investigators have, Maroney has found, are their resourcefulness and their creativity.

Each of the investigations Maroney explores in this book highlights an individual case and the people involved in it, and in each account he explains how the transgressors were caught and what lessons can be learned from it. Whether the clients are a Middle Eastern billionaire whose employees stole millions from him, the director of a private equity firm wanting a background check on a potential hire (a known convicted felon), or creditors of a wealthy American investor trying to recoup their money after he fled the country to avoid bankruptcy, all of them hired private investigators to solve problems the authorities either can't or won't touch. In an era when it's both easier and more difficult than ever to disappear after a crime is committed, it's the modern detective people are turning to for help, for revenge, and for justice.

Drink Back Your Country: 60 Cocktails Inspired by the Nation's Most Outlandish Alcohol Laws

By Dieterle, C. Jarrett

2020-09 - Artisan Publishers

9781579659684 Check Our Catalog

"An impassioned case against a senseless system . . . Come for the cocktail recipes, stay for the call to arms."
--Clay Risen, author of American Whiskey, Bourbon, and Rye

"A potent, thought-provoking mixture of fun and 'what the hell' awareness."
--Lew Bryson, author of Whiskey Master Class

Across this nation, in breweries, liquor stores, bars, and even our own homes, we're being stripped of our most basic boozy rights. Thanks to Prohibition and its 100-year hangover, some of the most outdated, bizarre, and laughably loony laws still on the books today center around alcohol and how we drink it.

In New Mexico, $1 margaritas are illegal. In Utah, cocktails must be mixed behind a barrier called the "Zion curtain." And forget about happy hour in Massachusetts--the state banned it in 1984. But we don't have to stand down and dry up--it's time to take to liquid protest. Created by the nation's leading alcohol policy expert, Give Me Liberty and Give Me a Drink combines the thirst-inducing pleasure of trivia with 65 recipes for classic and innovative cocktails.

So arm yourself with a mezcal-based One Pint, Two Pint, inspired by Vermont's ban on beer pitchers, or The Boiling Point, a beer cocktail that is highly illegal in Virginia, and get ready to drink your way to a revolution on the rocks.

How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World's Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs

By Raz, Guy

2020-09 - Houghton Mifflin

9780358216766 Check Our Catalog

WALL STREET JOURNAL #1 Bestselling Business Book

Based on the highly acclaimed NPR podcast, How I Built This with Guy Raz, this book offers priceless insights and inspiration from the world's top entrepreneurs on how to start, launch, and build a successful venture.

Great ideas often come from a simple spark: A soccer player on the New Zealand national team notices all the unused wool his country produces and figures out a way to turn them into shoes (Allbirds). A former Buddhist monk decides the very best way to spread his mindfulness teachings is by launching an app (Headspace). A sandwich cart vendor finds a way to reuse leftover pita bread and turns it into a multimillion-dollar business (Stacy's Pita Chips).

Award-winning journalist and NPR host Guy Raz has interviewed more than 200 highly successful entrepreneurs to uncover amazing true stories like these. In How I Built This, he shares tips for every entrepreneur's journey: from the early days of formulating your idea, to raising money and recruiting employees, to fending off competitors, to finally paying yourself a real salary. This is a must-read for anyone who has ever dreamed of starting their own business or wondered how trailblazing entrepreneurs made their own dreams a reality.

A Field Guide to Cheese: The Discerning Compendium

By Sicard, Tristan

2020-09 - Artisan Publishers

9781579659417 Check Our Catalog

"We officially declare this the book of cheese. . . . The stunningly realistic illustrations are reason alone to buy the guide."
--Saveur, Our Favorite Cookbooks to Gift This Year

"A cheese lover's dream, educating aficionados through gorgeous pictures and fun, colorful graphics."
--BookPage

Everything you need to know about the world's great cheeses, including how they're made, their universe of flavors, origins, and terroir. Organized by type, the book features more than 400 cheeses worth knowing--from fresh cheese and pressed cheese to blue cheese, soft cheese, and spreadable cheese. Each includes an an identifying illustration, nuts and bolts like the type of milk and fat content, and a brief, memorable description. Readers will find unexpected cheeses that are best for melting (Hush llsost), best for serving solo (Bovski Sir), and even the stinkiest (pick up some Allg uer Weisslacker and see what company thinks). Includes dozens of maps; an aroma wheel to help refine your palate; a guide to composing cheese boards; tips for pairing with wine, beer, whiskey, cider; and so much more.

Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America

By O'Reilly, Bill

2020-09 - Henry Holt & Company

9781627797047 Check Our Catalog

The latest installment of the multimillion-selling Killing series is a gripping journey through the American West and the historic clashes between Native Americans and settlers.

The bloody Battle of Tippecanoe was only the beginning. It's 1811 and President James Madison has ordered the destruction of Shawnee warrior chief Tecumseh's alliance of tribes in the Great Lakes region. But while General William Henry Harrison would win this fight, the armed conflict between Native Americans and the newly formed United States would rage on for decades.

Bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard venture through the fraught history of our country's founding on already occupied lands, from General Andrew Jackson's brutal battles with the Creek Nation to President James Monroe's epic "sea to shining sea" policy, to President Martin Van Buren's cruel enforcement of a "treaty" that forced the Cherokee Nation out of their homelands along what would be called the Trail of Tears. O'Reilly and Dugard take readers behind the legends to reveal never-before-told historical moments in the fascinating creation story of America.

This fast-paced, wild ride through the American frontier will shock readers and impart unexpected lessons that reverberate to this day.

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day

By Shetty, Jay

2020-09 - Simon & Schuster

9781982134488 Check Our Catalog

Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.

When you think like a monk, you'll understand:
-How to overcome negativity
-How to stop overthinking
-Why comparison kills love
-How to use your fear
-Why you can't find happiness by looking for it
-How to learn from everyone you meet
-Why you are not your thoughts
-How to find your purpose
-Why kindness is crucial to success
-And much more...

Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things--a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk's path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents.

Shetty reconnected with old school friends--many working for some of the world's largest corporations--who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world's most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world's #1 Health and Wellness podcast.

In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can--and should--think like a monk.

The Big Book of Cidermaking: Expert Techniques for Fermenting and Flavoring Your Favorite Hard Cider, from Sweet, Bubbly, Botanical, or Hopped to B

By Shockey, Kirsten K.

2020-09 - Storey Publishing

9781635861136 Check Our Catalog

Best-selling authors and acclaimed fermentation teachers Christopher Shockey and Kirsten K. Shockey turn their expertise to the world of fermented beverages in the most comprehensive guide to home cidermaking available. With expert advice and clear, step-by-step instructions, The Big Book of Cidermaking equips readers with the skills they need to make the cider they want: sweet, dry, fruity, farmhouse-style, hopped, barrel-aged, or fortified. The Shockeys' years of experience cultivating an orchard and their experiments in producing their own ciders have led them to a master formula for cidermaking success, whether starting with apples fresh from the tree or working with store-bought juice. They explore in-depth the different phases of fermentation and the entire spectrum of complex flavor and style possibilities, with cider recipes ranging from cornelian cherry to ginger, and styles including New England, Spanish, and late-season ciders. For those invested in making use of every part of the apple, there's even a recipe for vinegar made from the skins and cores leftover after pressing. This thorough, thoughtful handbook is an empowering guide for every cidermaker, from the beginner seeking foundational techniques and tips to the intermediate cider crafter who wants to expand their skills.

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By Rivera, Chiquis

2020-08 - Atria Books

9781982133726 Check Our Catalog

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The bestselling author and singer shares her personal brand of keto, including everything from recetas sabrosas to fun workouts and motivational personal stories to inspire all Latin-food lovers.

Let's face it. Growing up Latina means tortillas, chips, rice, and beans are served with everything. Chiquis has tried almost every diet out there, but none felt satisfying or sustainable. That's why she teamed up with her personal trainer, Sarah Koudouzian, to create Chiquis Keto, a realistic diet that helps her stay healthy while still enjoying her favorite dishes. Now Chiquis wants to share her mouthwatering recipes and workout routine with you to help kick-start your healthy lifestyle

From tacos to tequila, Chiquis Keto is your 21-day starter kit to look and feel your best without sacrificing fun and flavor. Complete with Chiquis's Chi-Keto Menu--featuring more than sixty meals, snacks, and drinks, like Chiquis's keto-friendly Huevos Rancheros; Mexican Hot Chocolate Pudding; and Paloma Blanca, her version of a low-carb margarita--and Sarah's workout plan, Chiquis Keto will help you tighten your curves while still enjoying your fave foods

A Kitchen Witch's Guide to Recipes for Love and Romance: Loving You * Attracting Love * Rekindling the Flames

By Hunt, Dawn Aurora

2020-08 - Tiller Press

9781982150419 Check Our Catalog

Learn the craft of a kitchen witch to attract and renew love with 55 easy and romantic recipes and 33 magical practices.

From loving yourself, your family, and friends to romancing a significant other--love comes in many different forms. But what attracts love? What sustains it? And what can you do when you need to find love within yourself?

A Kitchen Witch's Guide to Recipes for Love & Romance includes all the recipes and magic you need to find--and maintain--love, using ingredients that have spiritual properties and associations with love, sex, and romance.

Combining the principles of Pagan beliefs and practices with easy recipes and personal anecdotes, this beautifully illustrated book will inspire you to cook up a little magic with positive intentions, simple spellcraft, and visualization techniques.

Featuring recipes for dishes like:
-Avocado Chocolate Mousse
-Pomegranate Mimosas with Muddled Raspberries
-Stuffed Zucchini Pinwheels
-Strawberry, Spinach & Feta Salad
-Pork Loin Roast with Cherries & Red Wine

From celebrating love in all forms to rekindling romances with old flames, these fifty-five recipes use simple ingredients and make being in love easier--and tastier--than ever.

Clean: The New Science of Skin

By Hamblin, James

2020-07 - Riverhead Books

9780525538318 Check Our Catalog

Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR

One of Smithsonian's Ten Best Science Books of 2020

"Fun, interesting and credible." --The New York Times Book Review

A preventative medicine physician and staff writer for The Atlantic explains the surprising and unintended effects of our hygiene practices in this informative and entertaining introduction to the new science of skin microbes and probiotics.

Keeping skin healthy is a booming industry, and yet it seems like almost no one agrees on what actually works. Confusing messages from health authorities and ineffective treatments have left many people desperate for reliable solutions. An enormous alternative industry is filling the void, selling products that are often of questionable safety and totally unknown effectiveness.

In Clean, doctor and journalist James Hamblin explores how we got here, examining the science and culture of how we care for our skin today. He talks to dermatologists, microbiologists, allergists, immunologists, aestheticians, bar-soap enthusiasts, venture capitalists, Amish people, theologians, and straight-up scam artists, trying to figure out what it really means to be clean. He even experiments with giving up showers entirely, and discovers that he is not alone.

Along the way, he realizes that most of our standards of cleanliness are less related to health than most people think. A major part of the picture has been missing: a little-known ecosystem known as the skin microbiome--the trillions of microbes that live on our skin and in our pores. These microbes are not dangerous; they're more like an outer layer of skin that no one knew we had, and they influence everything from acne, eczema, and dry skin, to how we smell. The new goal of skin care will be to cultivate a healthy biome--and to embrace the meaning of "clean" in the natural sense. This can mean doing much less, saving time, money, energy, water, and plastic bottles in the process.

Lucid, accessible, and deeply researched, Clean explores the ongoing, radical change in the way we think about our skin, introducing readers to the emerging science that will be at the forefront of health and wellness conversations in coming years.

Chicano Eats: Recipes from the Border

By Castillo, Esteban

2020-06 - Harper Design

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The creator of the popular Chicano Eats blog and winner of the Saveur Best New Voice People's Choice Award takes us on a delicious tour through the diverse flavors and foods of Chicano cuisine--Mexican food with an immigrant sensibility that weaves seamlessly between Mexican and American genres and cultures.


Esteban Castillo grew up in Santa Ana, California, where more than three-quarters of the population is Latino. Because Mexican food was the foundation of his childhood, he was surprised to see recipes for dishes on popular food blogs that were anything but the traditional meals he grew up eating. He was inspired to create the blog, Chicano Eats, to showcase his love for design, cooking, and culture and provide a space for authentic Latino voices, recipes, and stories to be heard.

Building on his blog, Chicano Eats is a bicultural and bilingual cookbook that includes 85 traditional and fusion Mexican recipes as gorgeous to look at as they are sublime to eat. Chicano cuisine is Mexican food made by Chicanos (Mexican Americans) that has been shaped by the communities in the U.S. where they grew up. It is Mexican food that bisects borders and uses a group of traditional ingredients--chiles, beans, tortillas, corn, and tomatillos--and techniques while boldly incorporating many exciting new twists, local ingredients, and influences from other cultures and regions in the United States. Chicano Eats is packed with easy, flavorful recipes such as:

Chicken con Chochoyotes (Chicken and Corn Masa Dumplings)

Mac and Queso Fundido

Birria (Beef Stew with a Guajillo Chile Broth)

Toasted Coconut Horchata

Chorizo-Spiced Squash Tacos

Champurrado Chocolate Birthday Cake (Inspired by the Mexican drink made with milk and chocolate and thickened with corn masa)

Cherry Lime Chia Agua Fresca

Accompanied by more than 100 bright, modern photographs, Chicano Eats is a melting pot of delicious and nostalgic recipes, a literal blending of cultures through food that offer a taste of home for Latinos and introduces familiar flavors and ingredients in a completely different and original way for Americans of all ethnic heritages.

Race War: Trump's Plan to Win the Black Vote and Destroy the Left

By Horowitz David

2020-06 - Humanix Books

9781630061388 Check Our Catalog

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

"'BLITZ, Trump Will Smash the Left and Win', by David Horowitz. Amazon #1 Bestseller. Hot book, great author " -- President Donald J. Trump BUCKLE UP--2020 WILL BE THE POLITICAL RIDE OF YOUR LIFE IN NOVEMBER TRUMP WILL SMASH THE LEFT AND WIN "We love David Horowitz. He thinks Trump is gonna win in a landslide in November, and he gives reasons why in the book, and he says Republicans are gonna be singing 'Happy Days Are Here Again' once November comes and the election is over and the votes are counted." -- Rush Limbaugh

"He is one of the bravest guys. He found the real intent of the Left] was to control America. He has never, ever sat down. A true national treasure." -- Glenn Beck

"If you're interested in debating deranged liberals with facts, you won't want to miss this latest book." -- Donald Trump, Jr.

"BLITZ is a MUST-read for those who want to better understand what is really happening in the 'idea war' for the soul of America." -- Governor Mike Huckabee

BLITZ reveals the attacks made against Trump have been the most brutal ever mounted against a sitting president of the United States. Blinded by deep-seated hatred of his person and his policies, the left even desperately tried to oust Trump in a failed impeachment bid. Horowitz shows that their very attacks--targeting a man whose mission has been to "Drain the Swamp" and "Make America Great Again" backfired, turning Trump himself into a near martyrwhile igniting the fervor of his "base."

With the 2020 election upon us, New York Times bestselling author David Horowitz chronicles the brutal battles, bitter backlash, and leftwing lies Trump has faced as Democrats repeatedly try to sabotage his presidency. You'll discover the left's terrifying socialist and, in some cases, communist agendas as you've never seen them before. Trump's response? In the meantime, he's going to steamroll this opposition in November using the same playbook he has used to win before. In BLITZ you will find shocking revelations:

  • The 9 biggest dangers to America the left poses--their agenda will blow your mind.
  • Show me the money: naming the billionaires and fat cats really out to get Trump.
  • How patriotism suddenly became "white nationalism" linking Trump to Hitler and the KKK .
  • The growing secularism of the left and how the hate pushed against Christians will backfire.
  • Why every effort to demonize Trump and his supporters is failing like crazy.
  • Obama's agenda: how the former president casts a much greater shadow over Trump's political woes than you ever imagined.
  • The Genius: how Trump's brilliant strategy has worked and will continue to work, making him president again in 2021

The effort to remove and destroy our duly elected President may be the greatest challenge America has faced since the Civil War, explains Horowitz. For the first time BLITZ exposes the left's strategy to take down Trump, and how Trump not only beat them at their own game, but how he's turning the tables on them to achieve a stunning reelection win come November.

"An indispensable book--BLITZ-- explaining why today's Democrats are so dangerous and why President Trump is their nemesis." -- Mark R. Levin, New York Times bestselling author of Unfreedom of the Press

"BLITZ is the latest must-read from Horowitz: insightful, hard-hitting, controversial, and uncompromising. Ignore him at your peril." -- Peter Schweizer, New York Times bestselling author of Clinton Cash and Profiles in Corruption

"This is the book your anti-Trump relatives and friends should read...as clear a moral indictment of the anti-Trump left as has been written." -- Dennis Prager, President of PragerU and New York Times bestselling author

"Unparalleled insight into the current political climate, how we got here and what it means for 2020 elections." -- Sean Spicer, Host of Spicer & Co., Newsmax TV

"Horowitz understands the left's malevolent goals and how to stop them. This is a must read-book " -- Charlie Kirk, New York Times bestselling author of The MAGA Doctrine

" David Horowitz] author and political activist believes President Donald Trump should focus on the issue of keeping Americans safe to help secure his re-election in the fall." - One News Now

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

By Nestor, James

2020-05 - Riverhead Books

9780735213616 Check Our Catalog

A New York Times Bestseller

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020

Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR

"A fascinating scientific, cultural, spiritual and evolutionary history of the way humans breathe--and how we've all been doing it wrong for a long, long time." --Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat Pray Love

No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly.

There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.

Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren't found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of S o Paulo. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe.

Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance; rejuvenate internal organs; halt snoring, asthma, and autoimmune disease; and even straighten scoliotic spines. None of this should be possible, and yet it is.

Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.

One Step Ahead: The Counterintuitive Science of Negotiation

By Sally, David

2020-05 - St. Martin's Press

9781250166395 Check Our Catalog

There's been a revolution in negotiating tactics.

The world's best negotiators have moved beyond How to Win Friends & Influence People and Getting to Yes. For over twenty years. David Sally has been teaching the art of negotiation at leading business schools and to executives at top companies. Now, he delivers the proven, clear, actionable insights you need to stay competitive in an ever-changing marketplace.

One Step Ahead offers the fundamental wisdom that elevates the sophisticated negotiator above everyone else. Readers will gain the advantage in everything from determining when to negotiate and deciphering a game strategically, to understanding which personality traits matter, why emotions are not necessarily to be avoided, and how to be tough and fair. You'll learn to be round on the outside and square on the inside, how to command the idiom, why to avoid bumping into the furniture, and how to achieve mastery of the word and the number. While all of life is not a negotiation, Sally says, a negotiation incorporates all of life--One Step Ahead is for anyone and everyone who bargains, parents, manages, buys, sells, emotes, and engages.

Based on cutting-edge studies and real-world results, and drawing parallels to everything from the NBA to the corner con game to Machiavelli, Xi Jinping, and Barack Obama, One Step Ahead upends conventional wisdom to make sure that you have what it takes to stay one step ahead--no matter whom you are facing across the table.

Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World

By Wallace, Chris

2020-06 - Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

9781982143343 Check Our Catalog

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * "Riveting." --The New York Times * "Propulsive." --Time * "Reads like a tense thriller." --The Washington Post * "The book is deservedly the nonfiction blockbuster of the season." --The Wall Street Journal

From Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, comes an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima.

April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war planning and knows nothing of the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the world's first atomic bomb, must assume command of a nation at war on multiple continents--and confront one of the most consequential decisions in history. Countdown 1945 tells the gripping true story of the turbulent days, weeks, and months to follow, leading up to August 6, 1945, when Truman gives the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima.

In Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, takes readers inside the minds of the iconic and elusive figures who join the quest for the bomb, each for different reasons: the legendary Albert Einstein, who eventually calls his vocal support for the atomic bomb "the one great mistake in my life"; lead researcher J. Robert "Oppie" Oppenheimer and the Soviet spies who secretly infiltrate his team; the fiercely competitive pilots of the plane selected to drop the bomb; and many more.

Perhaps most of all, Countdown 1945 is the story of an untested new president confronting a decision that he knows will change the world forever. Truman's journey during these 116 days is a story of high drama: from the shock of learning of the bomb's existence, to the conflicting advice he receives from generals like Dwight D. Eisenhower and George Marshall, to wrestling with the devastating carnage that will result if he gives the order to use America's first weapon of mass destruction.

But Countdown 1945 is more than a book about the atomic bomb. It's also an unforgettable account of the lives of ordinary American and Japanese civilians in wartime--from "Calutron Girls" like Ruth Sisson in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to ten-year-old Hiroshima resident Hideko Tamura, who survives the blast at ground zero but loses her mother and later immigrates to the United States, where she lives to this day--as well as American soldiers fighting in the Pacific, waiting in fear for the order to launch a possible invasion of Japan.

Told with vigor, intelligence, and humanity, Countdown 1945 is the definitive account of one of the most significant moments in history.

Sunny Days: Sesame Street, Mister Rogers, and the Children's Television Revolution

By Kamp, David

2020-05 - Simon & Schuster

9781501137808 Check Our Catalog

One of the "Best Books" of the year from The Smithsonian, The Washington Independent Review, and more

From bestselling writer David Kamp, the "fun, fascinating, and surprisingly touching," (People) behind-the-scenes story of the cultural heroes who created the beloved children's TV programs Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Free to Be...You and Me, and Schoolhouse Rock --which transformed American childhood for the better, teaching kids about diversity, the ABCs, and feminism through a fun, funky 1970s lens.

With a foreword by Questlove.

In 1970, on a soundstage on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a group of men, women, and Muppets of various ages and colors worked doggedly to finish the first season of a children's TV program that was not yet assured a second season: Sesame Street. They were conducting an experiment to see if television could be used to better prepare disadvantaged preschoolers for kindergarten. What they didn't know then was that they were starting a cultural revolution that would affect all American kids.

In Sunny Days, bestselling author David Kamp captures the unique political and social moment that gave us not only Sesame Street, but also Fred Rogers's gentle yet brave Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; Marlo Thomas's unabashed gender politics primer Free to Be...You and Me; Schoolhouse Rock , an infectious series of educational shorts dreamed up by Madison Ave admen; and more, including The Electric Company and ZOOM. It was a unique time when an uncommon number of media professionals and thought leaders leveraged their influence to help children learn--and, just as notably, a time of unprecedented buy-in from American parents.

"Sunny Days is full of such nostalgic jolts...it makes the era a pleasure to revisit" (The Wall Street Journal) and captures a wondrous period in the US when a determined few proved that, with persistence and effort, they could change the lives of millions. It is "a lively and bewitching recounting of a particularly ripe period in television and cultural history" (The New York Times Book Review) and, as the Los Angeles Times notes, "a sublime book about a variety of creative people coming together not in the pursuit of fame or money, but to enrich the lives of children."

My Vanishing Country: A Memoir

By Sellers, Bakari

2020-05 - Amistad Press

9780062917454 Check Our Catalog

New York Times Bestseller

What J. D. Vance did for Appalachia with Hillbilly Elegy, CNN analyst and one of the youngest state representatives in South Carolina history Bakari Sellers does for the rural South, in this important book that illuminates the lives of America's forgotten black working-class men and women.

Part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis, My Vanishing Country is an eye-opening journey through the South's past, present, and future.

Anchored in in Bakari Seller's hometown of Denmark, South Carolina, Country illuminates the pride and pain that continues to fertilize the soil of one of the poorest states in the nation. He traces his father's rise to become, friend of Stokely Carmichael and Martin Luther King, a civil rights hero, and member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), to explore the plight of the South's dwindling rural, black working class--many of whom can trace their ancestry back for seven generations.

In his poetic personal history, we are awakened to the crisis affecting the other "Forgotten Men & Women," who the media seldom acknowledges. For Sellers, these are his family members, neighbors, and friends. He humanizes the struggles that shape their lives: to gain access to healthcare as rural hospitals disappear; to make ends meet as the factories they have relied on shut down and move overseas; to hold on to precious traditions as their towns erode; to forge a path forward without succumbing to despair.

My Vanishing Country is also a love letter to fatherhood--to Sellers' father, his lodestar, whose life lessons have shaped him, and to his newborn twins, who he hopes will embrace the Sellers family name and honor its legacy.

Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump

By Brower, Kate Andersen

2020-05 - Harper

9780062668974 Check Our Catalog

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Residence and First Women--also a New York Times bestseller--comes a poignant, news-making look at the lives of the five former presidents in the wake of their White House years, including the surprising friendships they have formed through shared perspective and empathy.

After serving the highest office of American government, five men--Jimmy Carter, the late George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama--became members of the world's most exclusive fraternity. In Team of Five, Kate Andersen Brower goes beyond the White House to uncover what, exactly, comes after the presidency, offering a glimpse into the complex relationships of these five former presidents, and how each of these men views his place in a nation that has been upended by the Oval Office's current, norm-breaking occupant, President Donald Trump.

With an empathetic yet critical eye and firsthand testimony from the Carters, Donald Trump, and the top aides, friends, and family members of the five former presidents, Team of Five takes us inside the exclusive world of these powerful men and their families, including the unlikely friendship between George W. Bush and Michelle Obama, the last private visits Bill Clinton and Barack Obama shared with George H.W. Bush, and the Obamas' flight to Palm Springs after Donald Trump's inauguration. Perhaps most timely, this insightful, illuminating book overflows with anecdotes about how the ex-presidents are working to combat President Trump's attempts to undo the achievements and hard work accomplished during their own terms.

Perhaps most poignantly, Team of Five sheds light on the inherent loneliness and inevitable feelings of powerlessness and frustration that come with no longer being the most important person in the world, but a leader with only symbolic power. There are ways, though, that these men, and their wives, have become powerful political and cultural forces in American life, even as so-called "formers."

Team of Five includes 16 pages of color photographs.

Woodworking: The Complete Step-By-Step Manual

By DK

2020-04 - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

9781465491114 Check Our Catalog

Offers instruction in basic woodworking techniques and pairs profiles of common and exotic woods with great photos. The 25 projects, including furnishings and household products, start from simple and build to complex.

High Tea: Cannabis Cakes, Tarts & Bakes

By Isaiou, Diana

2020-09 - Smith Street Books

9781925811438 Check Our Catalog

It's legal and regal--time to make some classy baked goods that can get you baked. Because everyone loves sugar, and (nearly) everyone loves cannabis.

This beautifully photographed cookbook celebrates a British-style high tea--where all the delightful snacks are laden with cannabis. Now that the legal and regulated consumption of cannabis is steadily increasing, more and more of us are using weed when we bake. Gobbling down cannabis gives you a different high than smoking it, plus it's fun and easy to bake with, and the therapeutic benefits are much more effective. So it's time to get this book and make a classy high tea worthy of the British royals (but load it with space cakes, tarts, and sweet treats).

Just some of the recipes included in this book are Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies, S'mokey S'Mores Bars, Gooey Brownies, Proper Scones, and centerpiece-worthy creations like the Banana Toffee Cake.

This book also explains the basics to making herb butters, oils, and other essential cannabinoid baking bases. Best of all, the mind-melting component of each of these desserts can be cranked up, dialed down, or removed completely--depending on your personal preference.

American Tacos: A History and Guide

By Ralat, Jos

2020-04 - University of Texas Press

9781477316528 Check Our Catalog

Tacos may have been created south of the border, but Americans have made this Mexican food their own, with each style reflective of a time and a place. American Tacos explores them all, taking us on a detailed and delicious journey through the evolution of this dish.

In search of every taco variety from California to Texas and beyond, Ralat traveled from coast to coast and border to border, visiting thirty-eight cities across the country. He examines the pervasive crunchy taco and the new Alta California tacos from chefs Wes Avila, Christine Rivera, and Carlos Salgado. He tastes famous Tex-Mex tacos like the puffy taco and breakfast taco, then tracks down the fry bread taco and the kosher taco. And he searches for the regional hybrid tacos of the American South and the modern, chef-driven tacos of restaurants everywhere. Throughout, he tells the story of how each style of taco came to be, creating a rich look at the diverse taco landscape north of the border. Featuring interviews with taqueros and details on taco paraphernalia and the trappings of taco culture, American Tacos is a book no taco fan will want to take a bite without.

Ordinary Insanity: Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America

By Menkedick, Sarah

2020-04 - Pantheon Books

9781524747770 Check Our Catalog

A groundbreaking expos and diagnosis of the silent epidemic of fear afflicting new mothers, and a candid, feminist deep dive into the culture, science, history, and psychology of contemporary motherhood

Anxiety among mothers is a growing but largely unrecognized crisis. In the transition to mother­hood and the years that follow, countless women suffer from overwhelming feelings of fear, grief, and obsession that do not fit neatly within the outmoded category of "postpartum depression." These women soon discover that there is precious little support or time for their care, even as expectations about what mothers should do and be continue to rise. Many struggle to distinguish normal worry from crippling madness in a culture in which their anxiety is often ignored, normalized, or, most dangerously, seen as taboo.

Drawing on extensive research, numerous interviews, and the raw particulars of her own experience with anxiety, writer and mother Sarah Menkedick gives us a comprehensive examination of the biology, psychology, history, and societal conditions surrounding the crushing and life-limiting fear that has become the norm for so many. Woven into the stories of women's lives is an examination of the factors--such as the changing structure of the maternal brain, the ethically problematic ways risk is construed during pregnancy, and the marginalization of motherhood as an identity--that explore how motherhood came to be an experience so dominated by anxiety, and how mothers might reclaim it.

Writing with profound empathy, visceral honesty, and deep understanding, Menkedick makes clear how critically we need to expand our awareness of, compassion for, and care for women's lives.

Social Security Handbook 2020: Overview of Social Security Programs

By Social Security Administration

2020-04 - Bernan Press

9781641434003 Check Our Catalog

The Social Security Handbook: Overview of Social Security Programs, 2020 provides information about Social Security programs and services, and identifies rights and obligations under the Social Security laws. The completely updated Handbook, organized by section number, is a readable, easy-to-understand reference for comprehending complex Social Security programs and services and contains information on several topics relevant to Social Security policies: -How Social Security programs are administered -Who is and isn't covered under retirement, survivors, disability, and hospital insurance programs -Who is responsible for submitting the necessary evidence to support a claim -How claims are processed by the Social Security office -What Social Security benefits are owed to you -How to obtain information about your rights under Social Security policy The Handbook is designed to help users understand the gray areas of the Social Security Act, and to provide critical information about rights and obligations under Social Security laws. The Handbook outlines how to: -Protect your benefits and avoid benefit loss; -Monitor government agencies and get information about policy changes that will affect your benefits; -Make the most of hospital and Medicare coverage; -Determine the amount of benefits that are subject to federal income taxes; -Check Social Security earnings and benefits; and -Get up-to-date news about future Social Security programs and services.

Manipulated: Inside the Global War to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth

By Payton, Theresa

2020-04 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

9781538133507 Check Our Catalog

Cybersecurity expert Theresa Payton tells battlefront stories from the global war being conducted through clicks, swipes, internet access, technical backdoors and massive espionage schemes. She investigates the cyberwarriors who are planning tomorrow's attacks, weaving a fascinating yet bone-chilling tale of Artificial Intelligent mutations carrying out attacks without human intervention, "deepfake" videos that look real to the naked eye, and chatbots that beget other chatbots. Finally, Payton offers readers telltale signs that their most fundamental beliefs are being meddled with and actions they can take or demand that corporations and elected officials must take before it is too late. Payton reveals: -How digital voting machines, voting online, and automatic registration may boost turnout but make us more vulnerable to cyberattacks. -How trolls from Russia and other nations actively stroke discord among Americans in falsely-generated controversies over race relations, vaccinations, fracking, and other social issues. -Whether what we have uncovered from the Mueller investigation so far is only what they wanted us to know.

I Don't Want to Die Poor

By Arceneaux, Michael

2020-04 - Atria Books

9781982129309 Check Our Catalog

One of NPR's Best Books of 2020
One of Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of I Can't Date Jesus, which Vogue called "a piece of personal and cultural storytelling that is as fun as it is illuminating," comes a wry and insightful essay collection that explores the financial and emotional cost of chasing your dreams.

Ever since Oprah Winfrey told the 2007 graduating class of Howard University, "Don't be afraid," Michael Arceneaux has been scared to death. You should never do the opposite of what Oprah instructs you to do, but when you don't have her pocket change, how can you not be terrified of the consequences of pursuing your dreams?

Michael has never shied away from discussing his struggles with debt, but in I Don't Want to Die Poor, he reveals the extent to which it has an impact on every facet of his life--how he dates; how he seeks medical care (or in some cases, is unable to); how he wrestles with the question of whether or not he should have chosen a more financially secure path; and finally, how he has dealt with his "dream" turning into an ongoing nightmare as he realizes one bad decision could unravel all that he's earned. You know, actual "economic anxiety."

I Don't Want to Die Poor is an unforgettable and relatable examination about what it's like leading a life that often feels out of your control. But in Michael's voice that's "as joyful as he is shrewd" (BuzzFeed), these razor-sharp essays will still manage to make you laugh and remind you that you're not alone in this often intimidating journey.

The Address Book: What Our Street Names Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power

By Mask, Deirdre

2020-04 - St. Martin's Press

9781250134769 Check Our Catalog

Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction One of Time Magazines's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 Longlisted for the 2020 Porchlight Business Book Awards

An entertaining quest to trace the origins and implications of the names of the roads on which we reside. --Sarah Vowell, The New York Times Book Review

When most people think about street addresses, if they think of them at all, it is in their capacity to ensure that the postman can deliver mail or a traveler won't get lost. But street addresses were not invented to help you find your way; they were created to find you. In many parts of the world, your address can reveal your race and class.

In this wide-ranging and remarkable book, Deirdre Mask looks at the fate of streets named after Martin Luther King Jr., the wayfinding means of ancient Romans, and how Nazis haunt the streets of modern Germany. The flipside of having an address is not having one, and we also see what that means for millions of people today, including those who live in the slums of Kolkata and on the streets of London. Filled with fascinating people and histories, The Address Book illuminates the complex and sometimes hidden stories behind street names and their power to name, to hide, to decide who counts, who doesn't--and why.

Perfectly Golden: Inspired Recipes from Goldenrod Pastries, the Nebraska Bakery That Specializes in Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Vegan T

By Garbacz, Angela

2020-04 - Countryman Press

9781682684764 Check Our Catalog

Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, Goldenrod Pastries is a community bakery with an ambitious and talented baker at the helm. Angela Garbacz learned at her mother's and grandmothers' elbows, mixing up cookies and rolling sweet buns. Her training continued in New York City before she returned home and opened her dream shop.

From her grandma's famous peach coffee cake to caramel-covered pecan rolls, lemon meringue pie and frosted brownies to fluffernutter buns and confetti cookies, Garbacz's pastries come out of the oven perfectly golden and regularly sell out. At her bakery, she creates delicious treats without dairy or gluten, but every recipe in this book can be made with butter and all-purpose flour just as easily as any alternative. With her positive attitude and confident voice, Garbacz makes it easy and fun to bake a perfect dessert that everyone can eat. This beautiful cookbook--the photography, the philosophy, and the desserts --is an instant classic.

Trejo's Tacos: A Collection of Always Delicious, Sometimes Healthy Mexican (and Adjacent) Recipes (and Stories) from L.A.'s Baddest G

By Trejo, Danny

2020-04 - Clarkson Potter Publishers

9781984826855 Check Our Catalog

Hollywood's baddest good guy shares 75 recipes that make Trejo's Tacos the Los Angeles go-to for award-winning tacos, donuts, and more.

Long before he was a Hollywood star, Danny Trejo used to joke with his mom that they should open a restaurant. A few arrests, a couple boxing championships, and more than 300 movies later, Hollywood's favorite bad guy did just that with Trejo's Tacos. His unexpected journey from ex-con to actor to Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous counselor to successful restaurateur is a true rags-to-riches story.

Now, in Trejo's Tacos, Trejo not only shares 75 recipes for cantina favorites like succulent carnitas, vegan cauliflower tacos, and pillowy-sweet cinnamon-sugar lowrider donuts, but offers insights into his life and pays respect to his hometown, his roots, and all of the colorful characters who helped him along the way, creating a delicious tribute to L.A. and the city's vibrant Latino culture.

All You Need Is Less: How to Live a Zero Waste Life

By Weldon, Megean

2020-03 - Rock Point

9781631066580 Check Our Catalog

Author Megean Weldon, aka The Zero Waste Nerd, gently guides you on an attainable, inspirational, mindful, and completely realistic journey to a sustainable living lifestyle.

Find tips, strategies, recipes, and DIY projects for reducing waste in this approachable, beautifully designed and illustrated guide.

What is zero waste living? Although the practice has been around for generations out of necessity, it is making a comeback as concerns grow about the fate of our environment. To put it simply: it is attempting to send no waste to landfills. Although you may have read or heard about "zero waste," "sustainable," or "green" living, the concept can sometimes seem too complicated, the author's tone a bit self-righteous, or riddled with advice geared for people with 5 acres of land in the country with dreams of raising livestock and homesteading. This is not that book.

Can a "regular" person do this? Absolutely Zero waste isn't necessarily about zero, but more about changing or altering the way we see the world around us, how we consume, and how we think about waste. It's about making better choices when we can, and working to reduce our overall impact by reducing the amount of packaging and single-use plastics we bring into our life.

Focusing on the positive, An Almost Zero Waste Life presents simple ways to reduce waste in every aspect of your life

  • Cleaning Recipes for natural cleaners and how to ditch paper towels for good.
  • Meal plans Weekly menus and recipes for zero waste meals that use bulk pantry staples.
  • Shopping How to shop zero waste at big chain stores and ways to reduce food packaging.
  • Bathroom Sustainable beauty routine.
  • Recycling Ingenious ways to repurpose old clothing and how to recycle small metals, like razor blades.
  • Compost The basics of composting.
  • And much more
An Almost Zero Waste Life will change the way you see the world around you, how you consume, and how you think about waste for a healthier planet and happier you.

Leading with Gratitude: 8 Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results

By Gostick, Adrian

2020-03 - Harper Business

9780062965783 Check Our Catalog

The influential New York Times bestselling authors--the "apostles of appreciation" Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick--provide managers and executives with easy ways to add more gratitude to the everyday work environment to help bolster moral, efficiency, and profitability.

Workers want and need to know their work is appreciated. Showing gratitude to employees is the easiest, fastest, most inexpensive way to boost performance. New research shows that gratitude boosts employee engagement, reduces turnover, and leads team members to express more gratitude to one another--strengthening team bonds. Studies have also shown that gratitude is beneficial for those expressing it and is one of the most powerful variables in predicting a person's overall well-being--above money, health, and optimism. The WD-40 Company knows this firsthand. When the leadership gave thousands of managers training in expressing gratitude to their employees, the company saw record increases in revenue.

Despite these benefits, few executives effectively utilize this simple tool. In fact, new research reveals "people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anyplace else." What accounts for the staggering chasm between awareness of gratitude's benefits and the failure of so many leaders to do it--or do it well? Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton call this the gratitude gap. In this invaluable guide, they identify the widespread and pernicious myths about managing others that cause leaders to withhold thanks.

Gostick and Elton also introduce eight simple ways managers can show employees they are valued. They supplement their insights and advice with stories of how many of today's most successful leaders--such as Alan Mulally of Ford and Hubert Joly of Best Buy--successfully incorporated gratitude into their leadership styles.

Showing gratitude isn't just about being nice, it's about being smart--really smart--and it's a skill that everyone can easily learn.

Home Is Where You Make It

By Vanderzeil, Geneva

2020-03 - Tiller Press

9781982144814 Check Our Catalog

Add style and individuality to your home with DIY--even when you're renting

The concept of a large, professional renovation isn't possible for many people who are short on time and money, especially when you rent. But that doesn't mean you don't want a beautiful, cozy home that reflects your unique taste and personality--it just means you need (and want) to get creative

Home Is Where You Make It is a simple, practical, and affordable craft and styling book that offers tried and tested design advice and top hints and tricks for key spaces, including:

-Six steps to success, with color palette and reno tips
-Update your rental space and restyle on a budget
-Transform an imperfect room into a beautiful and functional space
-Unique solutions for tricky spots
-DIY projects and styling advice that works for any room
-Easy-to-grow indoor plants and planter ideas

Channeling the simplicity and beauty of modern living, this is a room-by-room guide to making and DIYing your own place, with hundreds of smart styling hacks, repurposing and upstyling ideas, and easy weekend projects to create the home of your dreams.

Wait, I'm the Boss?!?: The Essential Guide for New Managers to Succeed from Day One

By Economy, Peter

2020-03 - Career Press

9781632651648 Check Our Catalog

Your management mentor in book This is the go-to guide on making good decisions, helping teams work together, dealing with people problems, and achieving goals when you're newly in charge or looking to brush up on your leadership skills.

Wait, I'm the Boss? ? is chock-full of useful information, tips, and checklists that can be used by anyone who aspires to become a skilled manager. While it's written with the new manager in mind, it can also serve as a useful refresher for any manager, no matter how experienced he or she may be. With this book in their hands, new managers will always know where they are going--no matter where they are. This much-needed, helpful guide explores the fundamental skills that every new manager needs to understand, practice, and master. These fundamental skills include:

    Building teams and teamwork
  • Creating a fun and effective organizational culture
  • Rewarding and motivating employees
  • Leading organizational change
  • Learning how to hire great employees
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Delegation
  • Communicating effectively
  • Dealing with layoffs and terminations

Whether you're in your first management position, are an experienced leader, or are hoping for a promotion, Wait, I'm the Boss? ? will be the mentor you need.

Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job

By Daisley, Bruce

2020-02 - HarperOne

9780062944504 Check Our Catalog

"An important reminder of simple everyday practices to improve how we all work together, which will lead to greater team and individual happiness and performance. Great results will follow."--Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square

"With just 30 changes, you can transform your work experience from bland and boring (or worse) to fulfilling, fun, and even joyful."--Daniel Pink, author of When and Drive

The vice president of Twitter Europe and host of the top business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat offers thirty smart, research-based hacks for bringing joy and fun back into our burned out, uninspired work lives.

How does a lunch break spark a burst of productivity? Can a team's performance be improved simply by moving the location of the coffee maker? Why are meetings so often a waste of time, and how can a walking meeting actually get decisions made?

As an executive with decades of management experience at top Silicon Valley companies including YouTube, Google, and Twitter, Bruce Daisley has given a lot of thought to what makes a workforce productive and what factors can improve the workplace to benefit a company's employees, customers, and bottom line. In his debut book, he shares what he's discovered, offering practical, often counterintuitive, insights and solutions for reinvigorating work to give us more meaning, productivity, and joy at the office.

A Gallup survey of global workers revealed shocking news: only 13% of employees are engaged in their jobs. This means that burn out and unhappiness at work are a reality for the vast majority of workers. Managers--and employees themselves--can make work better. Eat Sleep Work Repeat shows them how, offering more than two dozen research-backed, user-friendly strategies, including:

Go to Lunch (it makes you less tired over the weekend)
Suggest a Tea Break (it increases team cohesiveness and productivity)
Conduct a Pre-Mortem (foreseeing possible issues can prevent problems and creates a spirit of curiosity and inquisitiveness)

"Let's start enjoying our jobs again," Daisley insists. "It's time to rediscover the joy of work."

Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say--and What You Don't

By Marquet, L. David

2020-02 - Portfolio

9780735217539 Check Our Catalog


Wall Street Journal Bestseller

From the acclaimed author of Turn the Ship Around , former US Navy Captain David Marquet, comes a radical new playbook for empowering your team to make better decisions and take greater ownership.

You might imagine that an effective leader is someone who makes quick, intelligent decisions, gives inspiring speeches, and issues clear orders to their team so they can execute a plan to achieve your organization's goals. Unfortunately, David Marquet argues, that's an outdated model of leadership that just doesn't work anymore.

As a leader in today's networked, information-dense business climate, you don't have full visibility into your organization or the ground reality of your operating environment. In order to harness the eyes, ears, and minds of your people, you need to foster a climate of collaborative experimentation that encourages people to speak up when they notice problems and work together to identify and test solutions.

Too many leaders fall in love with the sound of their own voice, and wind up dictating plans and digging in their heels when problems begin to emerge. Even when you want to be a more collaborative leader, you can undermine your own efforts by defaulting to command-and-control language we've inherited from the industrial era.

It's time to ditch the industrial age playbook of leadership. In Leadership is Language, you'll learn how choosing your words can dramatically improve decision-making and execution on your team. Marquet outlines six plays for all leaders, anchored in how you use language:

- Control the clock, don't obey the clock: Pre-plan decision points and give your people the tools they need to hit pause on a plan of action if they notice something wrong.
- Collaborate, don't coerce: As the leader, you should be the last one to offer your opinion. Rather than locking your team into binary responses (Is this a good plan?), allow them to answer on a scale (How confident are you about this plan?)
- Commit, don't comply: Rather than expect your team to comply with specific directions, explain your overall goals, and get their commitment to achieving it one piece at a time.
- Complete, not continue: If every day feels like a repetition of the last, you're doing something wrong. Articulate concrete plans with a start and end date to align your team.
- Improve, don't prove: Ask your people to improve on plans and processes, rather than prove that they can meet fixed goals or deadlines. You'll face fewer cut corners and better long-term results.
- Connect, don't conform: Flatten hierarchies in your organization and connect with your people to encourage them to contribute to decision-making.

In his last book, Turn the Ship Around , Marquet told the incredible story of abandoning command-and-control leadership on his submarine and empowering his crew to turn the worst performing submarine to the best performer in the fleet. Now, with Leadership is Language he gives businesspeople the tools they need to achieve such transformational leadership in their organizations.

Attracting Birds and Butterflies

By Ellis, Barbara

2020-02 - Houghton Mifflin

9780358106425 Check Our Catalog

A quick-reference guide to attracting birds and butterflies for gardeners with little experience and time.

In the eye of a bird or butterfly, the typical suburban landscape resembles an unfriendly desert. Closely mowed lawns, tightly clipped shrubs, raked-up borders, and deadheaded flowers mean no place to nest, no food to eat, and nowhere to hide. To the humans who live there, this means no bird songs, no colorful butterflies, no dazzling hummingbirds, no night-sparkling fireflies.

Creating a garden that welcomes these creatures may seem like a confusing and complicated task, but the principles involved are relatively simple. Essentially, wildlife needs food, water, and shelter, just like we do, and this lavishly illustrated guide shows which plants attract which creatures, and how to plant and care for them.

Ultimate Veg

By Oliver, Jamie

2020-01 - Flatiron Books

9781250262882 Check Our Catalog

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Jamie Oliver, one of the bestselling cookbook authors of all time, is back with brilliantly easy, delicious, and flavor-packed vegetable recipes.

This edition has been adapted for the US market. It was originally published in the UK under the title Veg.

From simple suppers and family favorites, to weekend dishes for sharing with friends, this book is packed full of phenomenal food - pure and simple.

Whether it's embracing a meat-free day or two each week, living a vegetarian lifestyle, or just wanting to try some brilliant new flavor combinations, this book ticks all the boxes.

Super-tasty, brilliantly simple, but inventive veg dishes include:

- AMAZING VEGGIE CHILI, comforting black rice, zingy crunchy salsa and chili-rippled yogurt
- GREENS MAC 'N' CHEESE with leek, broccoli & spinach and a toasted almond topping
- VEGGIE PAD THAI, crispy fried eggs, special tamarind & tofu sauce and peanut sprinkle
- SUPER SPINACH PANCAKES with avocado, tomato and cottage cheese
- SUMMER TAGLIATELLE, basil & almond pesto, broken potatoes and delicate green veg

With chapters on Soups & Sandwiches, Brunch, Pies & Bakes, Curries & Stews, Salads, Burgers & Fritters, Pasta, Rice & Noodles, and Traybakes there's something tasty for every occasion.

Sharing simple tips and tricks that will excite the taste buds, this book will give you the confidence to up your vegetable intake and widen your recipe repertoire, safe in the knowledge that it'll taste utterly delicious. It will also leave you feeling full, satisfied and happy - and not missing meat from your plate.

"It's all about celebrating really good, tasty food that just happens to be meat-free." Jamie Oliver

Restoring Your Historic House: The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners

By Hanson, Scott T.

2019-12 - Tilbury House Publishers

9780884484905 Check Our Catalog

Although there are other books about renovating old houses, this is the first that prioritizes the identification and preservation of the historic, character-defining features of a house as a starting point in the process. That is the purpose of this book: to describe and illustrate a best-practices approach for updating historic homes for modern life in ways that do not attempt to turn an old house into a new one. The book also suggests many ways to save money in the process, without settling for cheap or inappropriate solutions.

Scott Hanson is a historic-building preservation professional and has 40 years' experience rehabilitating historic houses. He has illustrated this authoritative book with hundreds of step-by-step photos, illustrations, charts, and decision-making guides. Interspersed throughout are photo essays of 13 restored historic houses representing a range of periods and architectural styles: Italianate, Victorian, Queen Anne, Federal, Colonial, Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, Ranch, Adobe, Craftsman, Shingle, and Rustic. With interior and exterior photography by David Clough, these multi-page features show what can be achieved when a historic home is renovated with a desire to preserve or restore as much historic character as possible.