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The Good Life—And How To Find It | Self-Help Reviews, November 15, 2016

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THE GOOD LIFE—AND HOW TO FIND IT is the theme for this column’s assortment of self-help books. While each author offers a different technique for doing that, some common themes include taking responsibility for one’s own well-being, spending quality time with the people we love, and simply beginning by doing one thing in the right direction.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 15, 2016

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The eminently accessible Comfort & Glory will make a wonderful addition to public libraries of all sizes; a worthy memorial to novelist Conroy; in-depth, empowering memoirs from Bosworth, Viloria; authentic, accessible, and inspiring, Olympian Vonn’s Strong Is the New Beautiful

Me, Myself, and I | Self Help Reviews, September 15, 2016

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Adams goes beyond traditional mindfulness training to teach readers compassion-based techniques; great reading for fans of advice columns; Huba takes us in ­surprising directions; easily remembered, invigorating Habit Changers

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 15, 2016

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New collections from le Carré, Le Guin, Oates, and Oliver; ten photography titles to pore over; Mindful Moments of simplicity and self-care; Johnson engages the truth-telling power of the arts; Baird has the last word on Capone; Pearl Harbor, 75 years later

Relationship Building, Joyful Living, a Literary Recovery, & More | Self-Help Reviews, July 1, 2016

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ENCOURAGEMENT IS THE THEME of this month’s column, whether you just need some direction in life, are in recovery, or are determined to choose the right kind of love this time around.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: July 1, 2016

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From fresh new translations of Pushkin’s Novels, Tales, and Journeys to biographies of notable historical figures and First Women, plus self-help how-to’s for Designing Your Life and a look at a long-standing tradition, Christmas in the Crosshairs

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 1, 2016

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In 1971, there was Never a Dull Moment, Hasson on Believers, Thinkers, and Founders, how to do Adult Stuff, plus military picks, baseball books, and writerly advice from Mattison in The Kite and the String

“Adult Stuff,” Mindful Living, Creative Ideas, Depression & Hope | Self-Help Reviews, May 1, 2016

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A MULTITUDE OF TROUBLESOME, or what might be called “growing” points are central to this month’s titles. Starting with the improve-your-life-in-general books, there are offerings with solutions for inefficiency, improving time management, and developing an appreciation for everyday life.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: February 1, 2016

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New poetry from heavy hitters Ginsberg and Neruda; celebrate Love, feel The Happiness Effect; a breakthrough Cure that starts with the mind; shh…it’s The President’s Book of Secrets; around the world in eight books

Walking Forward in Life | Self-Help Reviews, February 1, 2016

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ENTERTAINER EARL NIGHTINGALE once said, “We are at our very best, and we are happiest when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves.”