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A Perfect Fit

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A Perfect Fit: How Lena “Lane” Bryant Changed the Shape of Fashion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358125433
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Published: Clarion Books - April 12th, 2022

It's easy to forget sometimes that there was a real person behind a name. Thankfully, there are picture books like this one to tell the stories of amazing people who struggled and persevered like Lena Bryant. An absolute beauty of a book that is a perfect fit for the subject matter, with such a great message for those of us who always feel like we're sewing without a pattern.
Stacey
 


Language of Flowers

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The Language of Flowers: A Fully Illustrated Compendium of Meaning, Literature, and Lore for the Modern Romantic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062873194
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Published: Harper Design - April 7th, 2020

 

Humans of all cultures have ascribed so much meaning to flowers and plants that you can often miss so much in literature (and in general) without knowing what is going unsaid. If you love flowers, mythology, colorful illustrations, and a dash of history, this is a compendium for you.

Stacey


I Dream of Dinner

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I Dream of Dinner (so You Don't Have To): Low-Effort, High-Reward Recipes: A Cookbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593232514
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 12th, 2022

 

The answer to the eternal question: what am I going to make for dinner tonight? Unfussy recipes that are interesting and packed with flavor, but don't require a special trip to the store. There's even an index of "recipes by cravings, mood & realities." Everything I've tried has been delicious - I bought a copy for myself and my mom for Mother's Day. 

 

Katie


Garbo

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ISBN: 9780374298357
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - December 7th, 2021

Famed editor (The New Yorker, Simon and Schuster) Robert Gottlieb takes a valiant stab at the life of the illusive film actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).   With a luminous face loved by the camera, Garbo was discovered working as a model and part-time actress in her native Sweden. She came to Hollywood in 1926, made 26 movies for M-G-M and promptly quit the business in 1942 only to the spend the rest of her life walking the streets of New York, traveling the world and living very much alone.  Her beauty and talent were never questioned, but Garbo was, as Gottlieb implies, one of the most uninteresting interesting people to grace Hollywood. 

Nathan


How Emotions Are Made

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How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328915436
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 13th, 2018

If you've ever wanted an owner's manual for your brain, this book is for you. Barrett busts common myths about "universal" emotions that everyone experiences, and she bases her arguments in excellent critiques of classic studies, as well as her own research. For skeptics of freudian & pop psychology, her theory of human emotion is a (mindbending) breath of fresh air! This book gave me a way to love my biology and changed my life in a way that many self-help books promise but few deliver.

Murphy


Levon

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Levon: From Down in the Delta to the Birth of the Band and Beyond Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635769135
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Published: Diversion Books - August 31st, 2021

I loved the way Tooze describes the sultry musical landscape of Levon Helm’s formative years in the Mississippi Delta and his life beyond The Band. A well-researched account of Helm’s musical style and personal journey for both new and die-hard fans.

Kate M


The Liar's Club

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The Liars' Club: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143035749
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Published: Penguin Books - May 31st, 2005

As someone who’s been a skeptic of memoirs, The Liar’s Club helped remind me of the power that they can carry. Mary Karr wrote it beautifully and with an often dark sense of humor.  Reading her work was a simultaneously heavy and uplifting experience, that I highly recommend.

Seamus


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