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The End of Your Life Book Club
Will Schwalbe

BIOGRAPHY SCHWALBE

This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss that is also a joyful, and often humorous, celebration of life.


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A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver
Mark Shriver

BIOGRAPHY SHRIVER

In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father and applies them to his own life.


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The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential
John C. Maxwell

BUSINESS MAX

Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential.


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All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending
Laura Vanderkam

BUSINESS PFINAN VAN

For all of the stress and effort we put into every choice, why are most of us unhappy about our finances? According to Laura Vanderkam, the key is to change your perspective. Instead of looking at money as a scarce resource, consider it a tool that you can use creatively to build a better.


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52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You
Brett Blumenthal

HEALTH BLU

Blumenthal has devised a way to inspire and motivate her readers to live healthier and make positive changes in their lives. Make one small change per week, for fifty-two weeks, and at the end of a year, you’ll be happier and healthier.


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The Book of (Even More) Awesome
Neil Pasricha

HUMOR PAS

Based on the award-winning, multimillion hit blog 1000awesomethings.com, it’s a high five for humanity and a big celebration of life’s little moments. With wise, witty observations this treasure trove is filled with smile-inducing musings that make readers feel like kids looking at the world for the first time.


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Every Day a Friday: How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week
Joel Osteen

RELIGION CHRISTIAN OST

The title comes from research that shows people are happiest on Fridays. Pastor Joel Osteen writes how we can generate this level of contentment and joy every day of the week. Combining his personal experiences with scriptural insights and principles for true happiness, Osteen shows readers how every day can hold the same promise and opportunities for pure joy that they experience at five o’clock on Friday.


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Run with the Horses: The Quest for Life at Its Best
Eugene H. Peterson

RELIGION CHRISTIAN PET

In a series of profound reflections on the life of Jeremiah the prophet, Eugene Peterson explores the heart of what it means to be fully and genuinely human. His writing is filled with humor and self-reflection, insight and wisdom, helping to set a course for others in the quest for life at its best.


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The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives
Katie Couric

SELFHELP COU

In this inspiring book, Katie Couric distills the ingenious, hard-won insights of such leaders and visionaries as Maya Angelou, Jimmy Carter, Michael J. Fox, and Ken Burns, who offer advice about life, success, and happiness.


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30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans
Karl Pillemer Ph.D.

SELFHELP PIL

After a chance encounter with a remarkable ninety-year-old woman, renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer decided to find out what older people know about life that the rest of us don’t. His quest led him to speak with a thousand Americans over the age of sixty-five. While some of their tales reaffirmed timeless wisdom, others surprised Pillemer with the unexpected.


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The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money, and More
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

SELFHELP AGING GRU

When Barbara Grufferman turned fifty, she wanted to know how to be, and stay, a vibrant woman after the half-century mark. She went in search of a “What to Expect” book, but couldn’t find one. So she consulted New York City’s leading doctors, personal trainers, hair stylists, fashion gurus, and financial planners.


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The Nine Rooms of Happiness: Loving Yourself, Finding Your Purpose, and Getting Over Life's Little Imperfections
Lucy Danziger, Catherine Birndorf

SELFHELP PERSGRO DAN

Danziger and Birndorf pinpoint common self-destructive patterns of behavior and offer key processes that will help you to live a happier, more joy-filled life, in every room of your emotional house.


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The Bliss Experiment: 28 Days to Personal Transformation
Sean Meshorer

SELFHELP PERSGRO MES

The Bliss Experiment contains dozens of stories of real people learning from everyday situations, backed by more than five hundred scientific studies. This is the one essential book that distills and unifies seemingly competing practices, philosophies, religions, and psychologies.


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Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success
Kerry Patterson,Joseph Grenny,David Maxfield,Ron McMillan,Al Switzler

SELFHELP PERSGRO PAT

A stunning new approach to how individuals can not only change their lives for the better in the workplace, but also their lives away from the office, including (but not limited to) finding ways to improve one’s working relationship with others, one’s overall health, outlook on life, and so on.


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Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program
Sharon Salzberg

SELFHELP PERSGRO SAL

Ms. Salzberg distills 30 years of teaching meditation into a 28-day program that will change lives. It explains how meditation works; why a daily meditation practice results in more resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance; and gives twelve meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation and walking meditation.


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