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Bad Blood
Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
John Carreyrou - 2018-05-21
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This book sheds light on the fascinating rise and fall of a Silicon Valley startup that promised to revolutionize the medical industry. The founder and CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, was hailed as the next Steve Jobs, but her company's technology didn't work. The result? Patients were put in danger and investors lost billions. This gripping story of ambition and hubris is a cautionary tale of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron.
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Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back
Jackie Speier - 2018-11-06
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Surviving the Jonestown massacre left Jackie Speier with a life-altering choice: become a victim or a fighter. In her inspiring memoir, Undaunted, she tells the story of her perseverance in the face of tragedy and her commitment to advocating for human rights, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Through her harrowing experiences as a widow, mother, congresswoman, and fighter, Jackie's story will inspire others to draw strength from adversity and do what is right, no matter the challenges ahead.
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Howl and Other Poems
Allen Ginsberg - 2001-01-01 (first published in 1956)
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Experience the raw power and unbridled creativity of Allen Ginsberg's infamous Howl and Other Poems. Despite being seized and put on trial for obscenity, this influential work has sold over a million copies and has become a staple in modern poetry. Dive into the riveting pages and discover the lasting impact of one of the most important works of the post-World War II era.
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The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish
Lil Miss Hot Mess - 2020-05-05
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Celebrate being your most fabulous self with The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish. Written by a founding member of the nationally recognized Drag Queen Story Hour, this playful picture book puts a quirky twist on a classic nursery rhyme by illustrating all the ways to "work it". Follow a drag queen as she performs her routine in front of an awestruck audience. A fun frenzy of fierceness that will appeal to readers of all ages.
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The Apple Trees at Olema
New and Selected Poems
Robert Hass - 2010-03-23
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Grounded in the beauty of the physical world, "The Apple Trees at Olema" is a collection of poetry that explores art, nature, desire, family, love, violence, and language. Robert Hass's unique style combines intimacy, intelligence, virtuosity with long sentences, and sensual vividness. This collection includes his first five books and new poems that meditate on personal relations in a violent world, presented like small, luminous novellas. His work has been highly praised, and he is a poet who personifies what it means to be alive in a particular place and time.
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The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth
Kenneth Rexroth - 2004-01-01 (first published in 2003)
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Discover the remarkable poetry of Kenneth Rexroth with The Complete Poems. This collection includes all of his published longer and shorter poems, with a never-before-published selection of his earliest work. From nature and protest to love and eroticism, Rexroth's erudition and biting commentary make for a captivating read. This cloth edition was widely praised in 2003 and shows why Rexroth is one of the most readable and rewarding 20th-century American poets. Don't miss out on this influential literary mind that helped shape the Beat Generation.
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Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area
Ann Marie Brown - 2007-09-28
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Discover the best hikes in San Francisco Bay Area with Moon 101 Great Hikes. With over 100 hikes to choose from, you'll find one suitable for any skill level or time constraint. Each hike is marked with difficulty level, features & highlights, and driving directions. Expert hiker Ann Marie Brown shares tips and tools to ensure your safety, guide you through trail etiquette, and inform you about the history of the trails. Get ready to explore the Bay Area's marvelous landscapes and charming wildlife, and preserve their beauty through volunteer opportunities.
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Best Hikes with Kids
San Francisco Bay Area
Laure Latham - 2011-09-01
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Discover over 100 kid-friendly hiking trails in the Bay Area with this comprehensive guidebook! Author Laure Latham developed her list of hikes by interviewing local parent groups to ensure the trails included cater to what families really want when hiking with kids. The guidebook also includes safety tips, info on environmental awareness for kids, and hikes accessible via public transit. Perfect for families looking to explore the outdoors together!
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The Place That Inhabits Us
Poems from the San Francisco Bay Watershed
Sixteen Rivers Press - 2010-04-02
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An anthology of 100 poems that beautifully capture the essence of living in the San Francisco Bay Area. This collection was thoughtfully selected by Sixteen Rivers Press, a regional poetry collective, and includes both well-known and up-and-coming poets. From the Delta to the Pacific, these poems form an internal map of the region and all its unique qualities, helping to make this place truly home.
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Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys
D. A. Powell - 2012-02-14
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"Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys" is a National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poetry collection by D. A. Powell. Through witty banter, emotional resolve, and powerful lyricism, this poignant work explores the dark side of divisions and developments, offering insight into the interstitial spaces of boonies, backstage, bathhouse, and bar. Powell's fifth book is sure to exhilarate and provide a unique perspective on life.