Cyberwar, Chicken Farms, & the Social History of LSD | Audio in Advance March 2016 | Nonfiction

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Amundsen, Lucie B. Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm—From Scratch. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504685825. Reader TBA. When the Amundsens decided to start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm, their entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg. But with a heavy dose of humor, they learned to […]

LJ Reference Reviews: December 1, 2015

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The African American experience; the history of law without the legalese; movies that stimulate discussion and debate; plus databases that feature conversations with researchers and technology-related video lectures

You’re the Boss. Now What? | Collection Development: Building a Small Business, December 1, 2015

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Between new technological options and the desire to return to handmade and local goods, there are plenty of opportunities for new and small businesses—and plenty to learn. These 25 resources combine the latest and lasting advice for new entrepreneurs.

Feminism, the Security State, & the Internet | Social Science Previews, May 2016, Pt. 3

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Bennett, Jessica. Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace. Harper Wave. May 2016. 208p. ISBN 9780062439789. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062439796. WORKPLACE CULTURE Here’s the next in the new wave of feminist manifestos, joining Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist, Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Unfinished Business, and more, inspired by a group of friends who meet […]

Memoirs of Traveling Light, Escaping from a Cult, & Growing Up with Rosa Parks | Audio in Advance January 2016 | Nonfiction

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Bensen, Clara. No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504662185. Reader TBA. When Clara Bensen arranged to meet Jeff Wilson on the steps of the Texas State Capitol after just a few email exchanges, it felt like something big was going to happen. Clara, a sensitive and reclusive personality, was immediately […]

Today’s Issues, Tomorrow’s Business | Social Science Previews, Feb. 2016, Pt. 4

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Bates, Laura. Everyday Sexism. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Feb. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9781250067937. $25. 99; ebk. ISBN 9781466876668. SOCIAL SCIENCE/FEMINISM On April 16, 2015, Bates’s blog, The Everyday Sexism Project, enjoyed its third anniversary and scored big as the No. 1 trending topic that day on Twitter. Bates started the blog in 2012 after she […]

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

Candice Bergen, Philip Glass, & the Dalai Lama’s Brother | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Nonfiction

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Acuff, Jon. Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck. Blackstone. ISBN 9781481519960. Reader TBA. Acuff’s (Start) latest is a guide to making big career changes—by choice or necessity—and escaping the horrible feeling of being trapped in the wrong job. Throughout the book, Acuff features inspiring and funny true stories—not merely his own […]

Nonfiction Takes the Cake: From Middle East History to Memoir to Physics for Poets | Audiobook Reviews

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Recommend Bird’s The Good Spy for students of Middle East and late 20th-century history, Brierly’s Long Way Home to memoir listeners, and for erudite, lifelong learners Kouzes’s Physics for Poets.

Graphic Novel Reviews | January 2014

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A new vision of Watson and Holmes, Copeland says Good Riddance, Honest Tea means business, this time Aquaman is trying too hard, and more graphic novels reviews from the January issue.