2018.3.12 New Arrivals
AUTHOR : Leila Slimani
PUBLISHER : Penguin Books
Named one of 2018’s Most Anticipated Books by NPR’s Weekend Edition, Real Simple, The Millions, The Guardian, Bustle and Book Riot.
She has the keys to their apartment. She knows everything. She has embedded herself so deeply in their lives that it now seems impossible to remove her.
When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family’s chic apartment in Paris’s upscale 10th arrondissement, stays late without complaint and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, “The Perfect Nanny” is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity and motherhood - and the U.S. debut of an immensely talented writer. The book is a No. 1 international best seller and winner of France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt.
AUTHOR : Steven Pinker
PUBLISHER : Viking
The follow-up to Pinker’s groundbreaking “The Better Angels of Our Nature” presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. It is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing.
Far from being a naive hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature - tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking - which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious or romantic ideologies, fight a rear-guard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation.
With intellectual depth and literary flair, “Enlightenment Now” makes the case for reason, science and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.
AUTHOR : MJ DeMarco
PUBLISHER : Viperion Publishing Corporation
MJ DeMarco’s long awaited follow-up to the international best-seller, “The Millionaire Fastlane,” “Unscripted” is the definitive blueprint for escaping the cultural conditioning of the mundane and mediocre; learn how to create an awe-inspiring life using the power of entrepreneurship. “Unscripted” is not something you try, it is something you live. Over 400+ pages, here is just a little of what you will learn:
How to reverse-engineer an opportunity in any industry, despite big competition and big pockets.
The entrepreneurial “productocracy”; how to be an entrepreneur that prints money where advertising is not the fire, but the fuel.
How media, education and government have conspired to keep you enslaved in a Monday-Friday slave cycle.
Wall-Street’s compound interest scam; how this dirty little secret keeps the fiscal prostitutes rich, and you, patiently poor.
The business framework that makes the difference between a venture that pays bills, and a venture that changes your life.
And hundreds more paradigm-busting strategies on every page.
Life is not about forfeiting Monday to Friday, paying bills for 50 years and then dying. It’s time to win more than a paycheck and a 2 week vacation.
Win back your freedom. Your dreams. And your life. Go #Unscripted.