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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.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 15, 2015

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From art instruction to photographic masterworks, check out the humanities. Build gingerbread houses, learn cooking the easy way from Bittman. Discover the Churchills, take in Germany, indulge in a little Self-Help and Professional Weeding

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert | LJ Review

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Gilbert, Elizabeth. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Riverhead. Sept. 2015. ISBN 9781594634710. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698408319. Self-help Gilbert, of Eat Pray Love fame, aims to encourage lives more strongly driven by curiosity than by fear. Having the courage to do that, says the author, will lead to an enchanted existence. Readers start the process by daily […]

How To Live Beyond Fear, Endure Adversity, Embrace Others | Self-Help Reviews, July 2015

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For readers who want more out of life, Gilbert serves as an enthusiastic coach; Nepo’s message is amazingly honest and inspiring for those confronting serious illness; Rigal’s Flawd is a must-read for most teenagers

Daily Wisdom from Bancroft and End-of-Life Guides from Schaper, Van Bronkhorst | Self-Help Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Bancroft presents daily readings to help women achieve clarity, strength, and faith in themselves; Schaper’s comprehensive book on preparing for death; grief counselor Van Bronkhorst uses dreams to help give new insights.