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2010. 4.10 NEW ARRIVALS

Now Eat This!: 150 of America’s Favorite Comfort Foods, All Under 350 Calories

AUTHOR: Rocco DiSpirito

GENRE: Cooking

In this delectable cookbook, award-winning chef Rocco DiSpirito transforms America’s favorite comfort foods into deliciously healthy dishes - all with zero bad carbs, zero bad fats, zero sugar and maximum flavor. What’s more, Rocco provides time-saving shortcuts, helpful personal advice and nutritional breakdowns for each recipe from a board-certified nutritionist. Finally, a world-class chef has made healthy food taste great!

On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System

AUTHOR: Henry M. Paulson

GENRE: Business

A fast-paced and dramatic retelling of the financial crisis that nearly bought the developed world to its knees. Hank Paulson was at the absolute epicenter of the recent economic storm, and his account of how he dealt with the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression makes for absolutely fascinating reading. The book contains all the decisive moments in the economic crisis, including the pivotal meetings with mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as Paulson’s personal recollections of and conversations with President Bush, President Obama, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and current Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. As well as detailing the major decisions taken during the crisis, Paulson also puts forth the policies he believes need to be implemented to take us securely into the future.

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

AUTHOR: Chip Heath

GENRE: Education

The Heath brothers (co-authors of “Made to Stick”) address motivating employees, family members and ourselves in their analysis of why we too often fear change. Change is not inherently frightening, but our ability to alter our habits can be complicated by the disjunction between our rational and irrational minds: the self that wants to be swimsuit-season ready and the self that acquiesces to another slice of cake anyway. The trick is to find the balance between our powerful drives and our reason. The authors’ lessons are backed up by anecdotes that deal with such things as new methods used to reform abusive parents, the revitalization of a dying South Dakota town and the re-branding of megastore Target. Through these lively examples, the Heaths speak energetically and encouragingly on how to modify our behaviors and businesses. This clever discussion is an entertaining and educational must-read for executives and ordinary citizens looking to get out of a rut.

Payback Time: Making Big Money Is the Best Revenge!

AUTHOR: Phil Town

GENRE: Business

Don’t get mad, get even...

Phil Town’s first book, the No. 1 New York Times best seller “Rule #1,” was a guide to stock trading for people who believe they lack the knowledge to trade. But because many people aren’t ready to go from mutual funds directly into trading without understanding investing, for the long term, he created “Payback Time.” Too often, people see long-term investing as “mutual fund contributing” - otherwise known as “long-term hoping.” But the sad truth is that mutual fund investors are, to a stunning degree, pinning their hopes on an institution that is hopeless. It turns out that only 4 percent of fund managers consistently beat the S&P 500 index over the long term, which means that 96 percent of fund investors see a smaller return on their nest egg than a chimpanzee who simply buys stocks in the 500 biggest companies in America. But it’s worse than that. The net effect of hitching your wagon to mutual funds is that over a lifetime they’ll fritter away as much 60 percent of your nest egg in fees. Once you understand how funds engineer this, you’ll rush to invest on your own. Payback Time’s risk-free approach is called “stockpiling” and it’s how billionaires get rich in bad markets. It’s a set of rules for investing (not trading) in the right businesses at the right time - rules that will ensure you make the big money.
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