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2011.8.23 NEW ARRIVALS

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Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me

AUTHOR: Chelsea’s Family, Friends and Other Victims
GENRE: Fiction

“My tendency to make up stories and lie compulsively for the sake of my own amusement takes up a good portion of my day and provides me with a peace of mind not easily attainable in this economic climate.”-Chelsea Handler, from Chapter 10 of “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.”

It’s no lie: Chelsea Handler loves to smoke out “dumbassness,” the condition people suffer from that allows them to fall prey to her brand of complete and utter nonsense. Friends, family, co-workers-they’ve all been tricked by Chelsea into believing stories of total foolishness and into behaving like total fools. Luckily, they’ve lived to tell the tales and, for the very first time, write about them.


Instant Influence: How to Get Anyone to do Anything - Fast

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AUTHOR: Michael Pantalon
GENRE: Nonfiction

If you want to motivate your employees to be more productive, convince your customers to use more of your products and services, encourage a loved one to engage in healthier habits or inspire any change in yourself, Dr. Michael Pantalon can show you how to achieve instant influence in six simple steps. This scientifically tested method succeeds by helping people tap into their deeply personal reasons for wanting to change and finding a spark of “yes” within an answer that sounds like “no.”


Stories: All-New Tales

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AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman
GENRE: Fiction

This astonishing collection of all-new tales by some of the most acclaimed writers at work today is called, simply, “Stories.” Edited by Neil Gaiman (“Sandman,” “The Graveyard Book,” “Anansi Boys,” “Coraline”) and Al Sarrantonio (award-winning author of 40 books and editor of numerous collections), “Stories” presents never before published short works from a veritable who’s who of contemporary literature - breathtaking inventions from the likes of Lawrence Block, Roddy Doyle, Joanne Harris, Joe Hill, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Stewart O’Nan, Chuck Palahniuk, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jodi Picoult, Peter Straub .?.?. and, of course, the inimitable Neil Gaiman himself.


Theodore Boone: The Abduction

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AUTHOR: John Grisham
GENRE: Fiction

Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever. When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone - who knows April better than anyone - has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it’s up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.


The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

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AUTHOR: Siddhartha Mukherjee
GENRE: Nonfiction

This book is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer-from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the 20th century to cure, control and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. Award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective and a biographer’s passion. The result is an astonishingly eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with-and perished from-for more than 5,000 years. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out “war against cancer.” The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.
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