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STREET OF ETERNAL HAPPINESS: BIG CITY DREAMS ALONG A SHANGHAI ROAD, Schmitz, Rob
181 Schmitz, Rob STREET OF ETERNAL HAPPINESS: BIG CITY DREAMS ALONG A SHANGHAI ROAD
John Murray Publishers 2017 1444791087 / 9781444791082 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. An unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China's most exhilarating met ropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today. Modern Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamer s arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas, and opport unity. Marketplace's Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighborhood, forging deep relationships with ordinary people who see in t he city's sleek skyline a brighter future, and a chance to rewrite their de stinies. There's Zhao, whose path from factory floor to shopkeeper is sidet racked by her desperate measures to ensure a better future for her sons. Do wn the street lives Auntie Fu, a fervent capitalist forever trying to impro ve herself with religion and get-rich-quick schemes while keeping her skept ical husband at bay. Up a flight of stairs, musician and café owner CK sets up shop to attract young dreamers like himself, but learns he's searching for something more. As Schmitz becomes more involved in their lives, he mak es surprising discoveries which untangle the complexities of modern China: A mysterious box of letters that serve as a portal to a family's - and coun try's - dark past, and an abandoned neighborhood where fates have been viol ently altered by unchecked power and greed. A tale of 21st century China, Street of Eternal Happiness profiles China's distinct generations 
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SECRET LIVES OF GREAT AUTHORS: WHAT YOUR TEACHERS NEVER TOLD YOU ABOUT FAMO US NOVELISTS, POETS, AND PLAYWRIGHTS, Schnakenberg, Robert
182 Schnakenberg, Robert SECRET LIVES OF GREAT AUTHORS: WHAT YOUR TEACHERS NEVER TOLD YOU ABOUT FAMO US NOVELISTS, POETS, AND PLAYWRIGHTS
Quirk Books 2008 1594742111 / 9781594742118 Paperback Very Good 
Strange-but-true tales of murderers, adulterers, drug addicts, and other li terary legends. With outrageous and uncensored profiles of everyone from William Shakespeare to Thomas Pynchon, Secret Lives of Great Authors tackles all the tough questions your high school teachers were afraid to ask: What's the deal with Lewis Carroll and little girls? Is it true that J. D. Salinger drank his own urine? How many women--and men--did Lord Byron actually sleep with? And why was Ayn Rand such a big fan of Charlie's Angels? Classic literature was never this much fun in school! 
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INGENIUS: A CRASH COURSE ON CREATIVITY, Seelig, Tina
183 Seelig, Tina INGENIUS: A CRASH COURSE ON CREATIVITY
HarperOne 2012 0062020706 / 9780062020703 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Imaginative. Innovative. Ingenious. These words describe the visionaries we all respect and admire. And they can describe you, too. Contrary to common belief, creativity is not a gift some of us are born with. It is a skill that all of us can learn. International bestselling author and award-winning Stanford University educator Tina Seelig has worked with some of the business world's best and brightest, who are now among the decision-makers at companies such as Google, Genentech, IBM, and Cisco. In inGenius she expertly demystifies creativity, offering a set of tools and guidelines that anyone can use. A fantastic resource for everyone wanting to achieve their ambitions, and for readers of Jason Fried's Rework, and Seth Godin's Poke the Box. 
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NO HEROES: A MEMOIR OF COMING HOME, Shannon, Elaine
184 Shannon, Elaine NO HEROES: A MEMOIR OF COMING HOME
Atria 1999 0671020617 / 9780671020613 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Those FBI folks keep spilling their secrets. Here, the founder of the agenc y's Hostage Rescue Team talks about cases spanning his 30-year career. 
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PASSAGES: PREDICTABLE CRISES OF ADULT LIFE, Sheehy, Gail
185 Sheehy, Gail PASSAGES: PREDICTABLE CRISES OF ADULT LIFE
Bantam Doubleday Dell 0553103067 / 9780553103069 Paperback Very Good 
From the Publisher At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow to your full potential. Gail Sheehy's brilliant road map of adult life shows the inevitable personality and sexual changes we go through in our 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond. The Trying 20s -- The safety of home left behind, we begin trying on life's uniforms and possible partners in search of the perfect fit. The Catch 30s -- illusions shaken, it's time to make, break, or deepen life commitments. The Forlorn 40s -- Dangerous years when the dreams of youth demand reassessment, men and women switch characteristics, sexual panic is common, but the greatest opportunity for self-discovery awaits. The Refreshed (or Resigned) 50s -- Best of life for those who let go old roles and find a renewal of purpose. 
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"JACKIE"! THE EXPLOITATION OF A FIRST LADY, Shulman, Irving
186 Shulman, Irving "JACKIE"! THE EXPLOITATION OF A FIRST LADY
Trident Press 1970 0671270524 / 9780671270520 Paperback Very Good 
Written in the 1960s, at the height of Jackie Kennedy’s popularity, this bo ok addresses the pressures that American society placed on this strong, vib rant widow. Irving Shulman details Jackie’s life leading up to and followin g the death of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, focusing on the desp icable and intrusive behavior of the media. Shulman sees Jackie as a victim of tabloid culture. 
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STRAIGHT SHOOTING: WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMERICA AND HOW TO FIX IT, Silber, John
187 Silber, John STRAIGHT SHOOTING: WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMERICA AND HOW TO FIX IT
HarperCollins 1990 0060920181 / 9780060920180 Paperback Very Good 
The nationally prominent, outspoken president of Boston University here pas sionately defends traditional values. While he finds symptoms of malaise in American society increasingly evident, Silber believes that today's youth will rediscover ``the foundations of morals, and many more traditional beli efs and practices founded on wisdom, hard-won through thousands of years.'' In the section ``First Principles,'' he addresses fundamental concepts tha t govern individuals in society; ``Lessons in School' relates his experienc es as an educator; ``Lessons Out of School'' is a philosophical examination of problematic areas of contemporary life. Silber is provocative and inter esting, a straight-shooter, in this well-written, stimulating analysis of t he American condition today. Conservative Book Club main selection. 
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CORNER, Simon, David
188 Simon, David CORNER
Canongate Books Ltd 2009 1847673171 / 9781847673176 Paperback Very Good 
The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well- known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious cor ner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying n eighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and E dward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war, tell the chilling sto ry of this desolate crossroad. Through the eyes of one broken family--two d rug-addicted adults and their smart, vulnerable 15-year-old son, DeAndre Mc Collough--Simon and Burns examine the sinister realities of inner cities ac ross the country and unflinchingly assess why law enforcement policies, mor al crusades, and the welfare system have accomplished so little. This extra ordinary book is a crucial look at the price of the drug culture and the po ignant scenes of hope, caring, and love that astonishingly rise in the mids t of a place America has abandoned. 
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189 Sinclair, Andrew THE RED AND THE BLUE: INTELLIGENCE, TREASON AND THE UNIVERSITIES
Hodder & Stoughton General D 1987 0340416874 / 9780340416877 Paperback Very Good 

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THE PRESIDENT OF GOOD & EVIL: QUESTIONING THE ETHICS OF GEORGE W. BUSH, Singer, Peter
190 Singer, Peter THE PRESIDENT OF GOOD & EVIL: QUESTIONING THE ETHICS OF GEORGE W. BUSH
Plume 2004 0452286220 / 9780452286221 Paperback Very Good 
The New York Times bestseller book every American should read before voting in the 2004 elections More than any president in recent memory, George W. Bush invokes the langua ge of good versus evil and right versus wrong. Here, world-renowned Princet on University professor of ethics Peter Singer shines a spotlight on Bush, analyzing whether or not he has lived up to the values he so often touts in his presidential prose. Called "timely and searching," by the Washington P ost, this accessible look at the president reveals his pattern of ethical c onfusion and self-contradiction, and his moral failure on dozens of hot-but ton issues. Labeled a "generous critic" by the New York Times, Singer advan ces devastating arguments that make this the book to give to anyone thinkin g of voting for George W. Bush in November 2004. "George W. Bush has met his match. This is a chilling and powerful intellec tual indictment of an administration desperate to cover up the damage it in flicts." - David Corn, author of The Lies of George W. Bush and Washington editor of The Nation "Even Bush supporters will have to admit that, in an age of diatribe, this book elevates the level of political discourse. The more American voters wh o read it, the better." - Robert Wright, author of Nonzero and The Moral An imal "Mr. Singer's influence extends to the world beyond the ivory tower partly because he writes with such lucidity and quiet passion about genuinely pressing issues." - The Economist 
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191 Sova, Dawn B ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MISTRESSES
Robson Books 1993 0860518809 / 9780860518808 1st Edition Hardback Very Good/Very Good 
A highly collectible first edition, a tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions or markings, not price clipped an ex-libra ry or a book of the month club edition. 
Price: 900.00 JPY
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CIRCLING THE SQUARE: STORIES FROM THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION, Steavenson, Wendell
192 Steavenson, Wendell CIRCLING THE SQUARE: STORIES FROM THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION
Ecco 2015 0062375253 / 9780062375254 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Through a series of stunningly rendered, character-drive vignettes, New Yor ker writer Wendell Steavenson recounts the events of the Egyptian Revolutio n-from Mubarak's fall to Morsi's. Here is the panoply of Tahrir Square, a p ointillist portrait of a people enacting and reacting to change and hope. In January 2011, when the crowds gathered to protest Mubarak's three decade s of rule in Egypt, Wendell Steavenson went to cover the events. She spent her days on Tahrir Square, among the tents and the graffiti and the tanks, watching amazed as Egyptians of every stripe came together to challenge the might of the repressive status quo. Circling the Square is the extraordinary story of the recent Egyptian Revol ution as experienced by Cairo's citizens. Steavenson takes us to the heart of the Revolution and paints indelible portraits of ordinary Egyptians grap pling with hope and change amid violence and bloodshed. Here is Bakr, a you ng man from the slums with his homemade pistol; a seasoned observer who giv es up on analysis; a leader who doesn't want to lead thrust uncomfortably i nto the spotlight; a Muslim Brotherhood politician trying to smooth over a restless parliament; and a military intelligence officer convinced that onl y the army can save Egypt. Steavenson captures the cacophony of dizzying events as violence and elections ebbed and flowed around the revolution, tipping it towards democracy and then back into the military's hands. Mixing reportage and memoir, anecdotes and inciden 
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YOU'RE TOO KIND: A BRIEF HISTORY OF FLATTERY, Stengel, Richard
193 Stengel, Richard YOU'RE TOO KIND: A BRIEF HISTORY OF FLATTERY
Simon & Schuster 2000 0684854910 / 9780684854915 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A history of flattery, showing it to be an art form well worth studying. Ranging from the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt, an outrageous form of physical self-flattery to the publication of "How To Win Friends and Influence People". It looks at flattery during the Renaissance and President Clinton on the opening day of his impeachment inquiry: "I trust the American people. They almost always get it right". 
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UNHOOKED: HOW YOUNG WOMEN PURSUE SEX, DELAY LOVE AND LOSE AT BOTH, Stepp, Laura Sessions
194 Stepp, Laura Sessions UNHOOKED: HOW YOUNG WOMEN PURSUE SEX, DELAY LOVE AND LOSE AT BOTH
Riverhead Trade 2008 1594482845 / 9781594482847 Paperback Near Fine 
A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: Features a new Afterword for this edition. A controversial look at today's sexual hook-up culture, and "[a] book...you won't stop talking about."-Patr icia Cornwell From the front lines of today's sexual battlefield comes an eye-opening examination of the hookup culture, seen through the personal experiences of the teenage girls and young women who live it-and who are left unprepared for its consequences. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author presents a disturbing and enlightening indictment of the hookup culture, the social forces that contribute to it, and what can be done to change it. 
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195 Stewart, James B. DISNEY WAR
Simon & Schuster 2005 0684809931 / 9780684809939 1st Edition Hardcover Very GoodVery Good 
A clean first edition/printing protected in a new brodart wrapper: James Stewart has done it again. The author of the mega-bestselling Den of Thieves, about the 1980s insider-trading scandals on Wall Street, and Bloodsport, the 1990s tale of the Clintons' Whitewater affair, now gives us another epic story, this one culminating in late 2004. With DisneyWar, Stewart turns his investigative and storytelling lens on Michael Eisner and the corporate intrigue which has overtaken the Walt Disney Company in the last decade. He explains how this once-proud institution, long one of America's most admired and well-known businesses, has stumbled in recent years amid a disastrous swirl of egos, personalities, and bad business decisions. 
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HOW TO READ A NOVEL: A USER'S GUIDE, Sutherland, John
196 Sutherland, John HOW TO READ A NOVEL: A USER'S GUIDE
St. Martin's Griffin 2007 0312359896 / 9780312359898 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. "Do we still know how to read a novel?" John Sutherland, Chairman of the 20 05 Booker Prize Committee, asks. His answer is an unequivocal, "No." But Su therland has not given up hope. With acerbic wit and intellect, he traces t he history of what it used to mean to be well-read and tells readers what i t still means today while reminding readers how the delicate charms of fict ion can be at once wonderful and inspired and infuriating. On one level thi s is a book about novels but at a deeper level, this is a book in which one of the most intimate tête-à-têtes is described-one in which a reader meets a novel. However, in order for the relationship to take its proper course, a reader must know how to read it! Sutherland helps readers: --Pick the right book for them among the cattle call of pre-packaged blurbs and enticing cover art --Recognize a misleading title at first glance --Look beyond the politics of book reviewers --Learn to read the extras-epigraphs, forewords, afterwords-to understand t hemes only hinted at in the main text --Find real aspects of the author cleverly hidden in the narrative structur e --And much more In a book that is as wry and humorous as it is learned and opinionated, John Sutherland tells you everything you always wanted to know about how to read fiction better than you do now (but, were afraid to ask). 
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THE BLACK SWAN: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLE, Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
197 Taleb, Nassim Nicholas THE BLACK SWAN: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLE
Penguin UK 2008 0141034599 / 9780141034591 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Inc erto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, h uman error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The o ther books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes. A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characterist ics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predi ctable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everythin g about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives. Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they oc cur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired t o learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentra te on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into cons ideration what we don't know. We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate o pportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categ orize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the "impossib le." For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, while large events continue to sur 
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NEIGHBORS WIFE, Talese, Gay
198 Talese, Gay NEIGHBORS WIFE
Dell 1981 0440186897 / 9780440186892 Paperback Good 
"Engrossing and provocative." Library Journal Bestselling author Gay Talese's exploration into the hidden and changing sex lives of Americans from all walks of life shocked the world when it was first published in 1981. Now considered a classic, this fascinating personal oddysey and revealing public reflection on American sexuality changed the way Americans looked at themselves and one another. 
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199 Tannen, Deborah YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND
Ballantine Books 1991 0345372050 / 9780345372055 Paperback Near Fine 
Georgetown University linguistics professor Tannen asserts that misundersta ndings between the sexes often arise because women like to connect emotiona lly in conversation while men prefer to impart knowlege. "Tannen examines t he functioning of argument and interruption, and convincingly supports her case for the existence of 'genderlect,' " 
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200 Taub, Lawrence SEX, AGE, AND THE LAST CASTE
Tabu 1995 1st Edition Paperback Good 
THIS IS THE FIRST 'Tabu Edition Tokyo 1995 April' Inscribed by the author,( this looks like an advanced reading copy?) cover well worn, creases and dis colouration, o/w internally bright and clean. 
Price: 7000.00 JPY
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