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2010.11.27 NEW ARRIVALS

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies)
AUTHOR : Pittacus Lore
GENRE : Science fiction

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having.

Our plan was to grow, train, become strong, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. They caught Number One in Malaysia.

Number Two in England.

And Number Three in Kenya.

They killed them all. I am Number Four. I am next. (From the publisher)

Mini Shopaholic: A Novel
AUTHOR : Sophie Kinsella
GENRE : Fiction

In the latest installment to the wildly popular “Shopaholic” series, Rebecca Brandon returns with willful 2-year-old Minnie, who has taken after her mother in her addiction to luxury brands. When the financial crisis finally hits the Brandon family, Rebecca vows to stop shopping until she’s worn everything in her closet at least three times.

As in all previous Shopaholic books, Rebecca is loud and proud about her luxury-brand obsession. Series fans know what to expect and will get it by the Birkin-load. (From Publishers Weekly)

A Stress-Free, Proven Approach to Getting into MBA Programs
AUTHOR : Katie Malachuk
GENRE : Business

From the company that gets more people in business school than any other and author of the successful “You’re Accepted,” comes a new guide to getting into business school while leaving stress behind and finding your own true self.

The life lessons learned from this invaluable book will transcend the application process and offer readers insight into their own individual gifts, values, and passions that will carry them through business school and beyond. (From the publisher)

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World
AUTHOR : Tina Seelig
GENRE : Nonfiction

As executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Tina Seelig guides her students as they make the difficult transition from the academic environment to the professional world. Seelig is an entrepreneur, neuroscientist, and popular teacher, and in “What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20” she shares with us what she offers her students provocative stories, inspiring advice, and a big dose of humility and humor.

These pages are filled with fascinating examples, from the classroom to the boardroom, of individuals defying expectations, challenging assumptions, and achieving amazing success. Seelig throws out the old rules and provides a new model for reaching our highest potential. What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 is a much-needed book for everyone looking to make their mark on the world. (From the Publisher)

Women Are Crazy, Men Are
Stupid: The Simple Truth to a Complicated Relationship
AUTHOR : Howard J Morris
GENRE : Self-help

In this comic relationship self-help, semi-functional (but self-aware) couple Lee and Morris-brandish their credentials as “a major nut bag” and “a genuine dunce,” respectively, boil down the whole of male-female relationships to a simple, provocative statement. Then go about examining the evidence and implications in an alternating, occasionally overlapping, he said-she said format.

For all its self-deprecating comedy, this volume provides valuable insight into typical relationship potholes, including chick-flick conflict, the dreaded “Do I look fat?” conversation and chronic miscommunication. (From Publishers Weekly)
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