2014.3.24 NEW ARRIVALS
AUTHOR: Heidi Grant Halvorson, Tory Higgins
GENRE: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Do you play to win? Or do you play not to lose?
As Tory Higgins and Heidi Grant Halvorson have discovered in their work at Columbia University’s Motivation Science Center, everything we do is motivated either by a desire to be better off or to simply hang on to what we’ve got. And understanding the simple but crucial difference between the two can empower you to motivate yourself and influence everyone around you. Examining how promotion/prevention focus applies across a wide range of situations - from selling products to managing employees to raising children to getting a second date - Halvorson and Higgins show us how to identify, change, and use focus to get the results we want.
AUTHOR: James Thurber
PUBLISHER: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Widely hailed as one of the finest humorists of the 20th century, James Thurber looks back at his own life growing up in Columbus, Ohio, with the same humor and sharp wit that defined his famous sketches and writings.
In “My Life and Hard Times,” first published in 1933, he recounts the delightful chaos and frustrations of family, boyhood, youth odd dogs, recalcitrant machinery and the foibles of human nature. This edition contains an introduction by John K. Hutchens and an afterward by Russell Baker.
AUTHOR: Donna Tartt
PUBLISHER: Little Brown and Company
Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysterious painting that draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love - and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
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