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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.”

Nonfiction on the Grateful Dead, Perfectionism, the U.S. Economy, Gay Marriage, Earhart, Sanders | Xpress Reviews

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It’s not clear why the Grateful Dead matters, relevant cataloging practices, a Game of Thrones for casual readers, new interpretations of the Earhart enigma, Stiglitz reshapes our view of economics, charming New England B&Bs, a study of Sanders’s political views that deserves close scrutiny

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 15, 2015

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Performers Dylan, Strayhorn, and Downton‘s Smith, Indie fall poetry, The Black Calhouns, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, professional media, Beyond Bullying, and The City at Three P.M.

Health and Happiness | Self-Help Reviews, November 15, 2015

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HAPPINESS, that elusive state everyone craves, is the theme of this month’s column. Selections present a number of respectable ways to achieve contentment and fulfillment.

Making and Breaking | Self-Help Reviews, September 15, 2015

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MAKING AND BREAKING is a pertinent theme for this month’s column. The titles go from connecting with nature and other people to cutting the ties that bind to exploring New Age philosophies and the lost art of grace.