Hits, Heathens, and Hippos

Author: Marty Essen

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: September 27, 2021

Deal ends: October 03, 2021

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“A thoroughly absorbing and inherently fascinating account of a most unusual life lived out in a series of equally unusual circumstances.”—Midwest Book Review

Everyone has dreams of what they want to accomplish in life. Marty Essen’s childhood dream of becoming a herpetologist gave way to his dream of becoming a popular DJ, which led to his dream of becoming a big-time talent manager, which morphed into the dream of becoming an in-demand author and college speaker. While he achieved most of his dreams at various levels, he also realized that he didn’t necessarily have to reach the top to find success or happiness. Sometimes “almost” is close enough.

Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer is a humorous and inspirational memoir that explores relationships and careers and how seemingly minor events can lead to life-changing results. Compelling stories have filled Marty’s life, and he tells those stories in a conversational style that combines his talents as an award-winning author with his talents as the creator of a one-man stage show that he has performed at hundreds of colleges across the United States.

This is a must-read for anyone faced with an unexpected career change, worried about finding and keeping the partner of their dreams, forced to take on bullies (whether individual, political, or corporate), eager for ideas to make life more satisfying, or just in search of a fun-filled adventure.

Save Your Brain Now

Author: Peter Bolouri

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: September 27, 2021

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There is an ever increasing epidemic of the decline of cognitive function and the diseases of dementia! Save Your Brain Now describes how a healthy brain functions and what causes cognitive decline that all too often leads to the diseases of dementia.In addition, the book provides valuable tools for improve symptoms such as poor memory and brain fog, which can indicate cognitive decline and progress to diseases of dementia. We give hope and practical tips to improve brain health using a multimodal strategy. This strategy includes keys to maintaining excellent cognitive function and even successful strategies that can restore cognitive function even if you are suffering from diseases of dementia.The Co-authors Naturopathic Doctor, Peter Wilhelmsson and Neuroscientist, Hayde Bolouri both reside in Sweden and have extensive training in functional medicine and brain health.

Deadly Pretender

Deadly Pretender by Karen Kingsbury

Author: Karen Kingsbury

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: September 25, 2021

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A New York Times–bestselling author and former Los Angeles Times reporter’s account of a con artist and bigamist who resorts to murder to hide his double life.
 
David Miller had a dream job and a beautiful family. But one perfect life wasn’t enough. So he pretended to be an attorney, then a CIA agent. And he secretly married another woman. He juggled it all quite well—until the day his two wives found out about each other. Miller groped for ways to hold on to his finances and reputation. But when he tried using a gun to silence his second wife, his carefully constructed facade of power and wealth exploded.
 
In Deadly Pretender, New York Times–bestselling author Karen Kingsbury dives into the tangled world of deceit, greed, and lust to reveal what drove a seemingly upright citizen to live a double life, and then, to commit the unthinkable.

The Ball’s in Your Court

Author: Michael Lewis

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: September 25, 2021

Deal ends: September 27, 2021

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What is Michael Jordan really like?

What does it take to be a world-class champion and how can we apply that knowledge to our own lives?

What makes a great teacher?

Why was Phil Jackson such a successful coach?

Michael S. Lewis, M.D., a Chicago Bulls orthopedic surgeon during their last two championship years, including "The Last Dance," takes readers behind the scenes to answer these questions. He shares life lessons and offers an intimate portrait of the many world-class athletes and inspiring teachers he has met during his career, including Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Bill Veeck, Wilbur Wood, Sir John Charnley and Abraham Maslow.

Working Parent Stories

Author: Kathy Calder Haselmaier

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: September 25, 2021

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Parents who are working and raising kids know that it isn't easy. In fact, it's often downright difficult. That's why we admire them.This collection of short stories helps parents understand that they can be committed to their kids and their careers and that the effort is often rewarding and meaningful. It matters. Along with practical tips and tricks that have been refined over time, Working Parent Storytellers deliver encouragement, inspiration, and humor as they reveal insights that show how our careers can help our children even when it's not obvious in the moment. The stories provide comfort and prove we're not alone in our struggles, and they provide a glimpse into the moments that cause other working parents to laugh (and cry) when they find themselves in similar situations.As working parents strive and thrive they refine their strategies for raising capable children, creating happy homes, and delivering strong value via their careers. These stories enable readers to gather new ideas, compare their strategies, stretch their minds, and refine their futures.Employers will appreciate the candid first-person accounts as employees reveal the challenges they face and strategies they use to build their careers, deliver strong value to their organizations, and lead others.

Butcher, Baker

Butcher

Author: Walter Gilmour, Leland E. Hale

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: September 17, 2021

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The horrific true story of serial kidnapper, rapist, and killer Robert Hansen’s reign of terror

As oil-boom money poured into Anchorage, Alaska the city quickly became a prime destination for the seedier elements of society: prostitutes, pimps, con men, and criminals of all breeds looking to cash in. However, something even worse lurked in their midst.
 
To all who knew him, Robert Hansen was a typical hardworking businessman, husband, and father. But hidden beneath the veneer of mild respectability was a monster whose depraved appetites could not be sated. From 1971 to 1983, Hansen was a human predator, stalking women on the edges of Anchorage society—women whose disappearances would cause scant outcry, but whose gruesome fates would shock the nation. After his arrest, Hansen confessed to seventeen brutal murders, though authorities suspect there were more than thirty victims.
 
Alaska State Trooper Walter Gilmour and writer Leland E. Hale tell the story of Hansen’s twisted depredations—from the dark urges that drove his madness to the women who died at his hand and finally to the authorities who captured and convicted the killer who came to be known as the “Butcher Baker.”