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Chris Messina is the inventor of the hashtag as it is currently used on social media platforms. Chris is a product consultant and digital nomad, travels the world speaking about social technology, product design, founder culture and mental fitness.
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Super Pumped
The Battle for Uber
by Mike Isaac (Sep 03, 2019)
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In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup that capped a brutal year for the transportation giant. Uber had catapulted to the top of the tech world, yet for many came to symbolize everything wrong with Silicon Valley.Award-winning New York Times technology correspondent Mike Isaac’s Super Pumped pre...
Batwoman
Elegy
by Greg Rucka (Jun 14, 2011)
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In these tales, now available in trade paperback, Batwoman battles a madwoman known only as Alice, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable extras! Batwoman must stop Alice from unleashing a toxic death cloud over all of Gotham City -- but Alice has more up her sleeve than just poison,...
The State of Affairs
Rethinking Infidelity
by Esther Perel (Oct 09, 2018)
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Iconic couples therapist and bestselling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns to paperback with a provocative look at relationships through the lens of infidelity.An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet, this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. What are...
Lauren Greenfield
Generation Wealth
by Lauren Greenfield (May 15, 2017)
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A highly anticipated monograph from the internationally acclaimed documentary photographer and filmmakerLauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has traveled the world - from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China - bearing witness to the ...
Saga Book Two
by Brian K Vaughan (May 02, 2017)
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At long last, its finally time for the second hardcover collection of Saga, the New York Times best-selling series praised by everyone from Alan Moore to Lin-Manuel Miranda!Created by the multiple Eisner Award-winning team of artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40, Archie Comics) and writer Brian K. Vaughan (The Private Eye, Paper Girls, W...
The World Is Flat
by Thomas Friedman (Feb 01, 2012)
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A timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, and they come to the chapter "Y2K to March 2004," what will they say was the most crucial development? The attacks on the World Trade Cente...
State of Denial
Bush At War, Part Iii
by Bob Woodward (Sep 03, 2007)
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Bob Woodward's third # 1 New York Times bestseller on President George W. Bush's wars tells the detailed, behind-the-scenes story of how the Bush administration failed to tell the truth about the Iraq War....
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
An Inquiry into Values
by Robert M Pirsig (Apr 25, 2006)
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Robert M. Pirsig's Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an examination of how we live, a meditation on how to live better set around the narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father & his young son....
Longitudes and Attitudes
The World in the Age of Terrorism
by Thomas L. Friedman (Aug 12, 2003)
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From the Pulitzer Prizewinning New York Times columnist and bestselling author of From Beirut to Jerusalem and The Lexus and the Olive Tree comes this smart, penetrating, brilliantly informed book that is indispensable for understanding todays radically new world and Americas complex place in it.Thomas L. Freidman received his third Pulitzer Prize ...
How to Be an Adult in Relationships
The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
by David Richo (Jun 18, 2002)
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"Most people think of love as a feeling," says David Richo, "but love is not so much a feeling as a way of being present." In this book, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationshipsone that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person. Drawing on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, How to B...
Dreamland
The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
by Sam Quinones (Apr 05, 2016)
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Winner of the NBCC Award for General NonfictionNamed on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment Week...
Daemon
by Daniel Suarez (Dec 29, 2009)
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A high-tech thriller for the wireless age that explores the unthinkable consequences of a computer program running without human control—a daemon—designed to dismantle society and bring about a new world orderTechnology controls almost everything in our modern-day world, from remote entry on our cars to access to our homes, from the flight controls...
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Bad Blood
Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
by John Carreyrou (Jan 28, 2020)
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In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Ti...
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The Truth
An Eye-Opening Odyssey Through Love Addiction, Sex Addiction, and Extraordinary Relationships
by Neil Strauss (May 01, 2018)
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The title of this book has been changed to The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships. Please see that book listing for more information....
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In the Garden of Beasts
Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson (Jan 01, 2011)
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Categories: HistoryNonfiction
Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago,...
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The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual
Secret Recipes and Barroom Tales from Two Belfast Boys Who Conquered the Cocktail World
by Sean Muldoon (Oct 13, 2015)
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Winner of the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for Best New Cocktail & Bartending Book Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in Lower Manhattan has dominated the bar industry, receiving award after award including World's Best Bar, Worlds Best Cocktail Menu, Worlds Best Drink Selection, and Best American Cocktail Bar. Now, the critically acclaimed bar has...
Saga, Vol. 5
by Brian K. Vaughan (Sep 15, 2015)
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Multiple storylines collide in this cosmos-spanning new volume. While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies.Collecting: Saga 25-30...
Saga, Vol. 4
by Brian K. Vaughan (Dec 23, 2014)
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Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. As they visit a strange new world and encounter even more adversaries, baby Hazel finally becomes a toddler, while her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana struggle to stay on their feet.Collecting: Saga 19-24...
Spineless
by Susan Middleton (Oct 21, 2014)
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In Spineless, acclaimed photographer Susan Middleton explores the mysterious and surprising world of marine invertebrates, which represent more than 98 percent of the known animal species in the ocean. They are also astonishingly diverse in their shapes, patterns, textures, and colorsin natures fashion show, they are the haute couture of marine lif...
Saga, Vol. 3
by Brian K Vaughan (Mar 25, 2014)
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From the Hugo Award-winning duo of Brian K. Vaughan (The Private Eye, Y: The Last Man) and Fiona Staples (North 40, Red Sonja), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. Searching for their literary hero, new parents Marko and Alana travel to a cosmic lighthouse on the planet Quietus, while the coup...
THE SECRET SOCIETY
Modern Speakeasy Style and Design
by Christian Alexander (Nov 30, 2012)
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Getting access into worlds hitherto unknown is a most intoxicating privilege. In an era when even the the most obscure knowledge is widely available, secrecy contains major cache. Perhaps this is why, well past the Prohibition era, the contemporary speakeasy thrives, albeit under the radar. These destinations, inflused with an illicit, festive atmo...
Attached
The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep - Love
by Amir Levine (Jan 05, 2012)
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We rely on science to tell us everything from what to eat to when and how long to exercise, but what about relationships? Is there a scientific explanation for why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle? According to psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, the answer is a resounding...
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Neutra. Complete Works
by Barbara Lamprecht (Oct 27, 2010)
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All of Richard Neutra's works gathered together in one volume"[...] the definitive volume on the Viennese-born architect." - Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Originally from Vienna, Richard Neutra came to America early in his career, settling in California. His influence on post-war architecture is undisputed, the sunny climate and rich landscape bei...
The Importance Of Living
by Lin Yutang (Sep 16, 1998)
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The Importance of Living is a wry, witty antidote to the dizzying pace of the modern world. Lin Yutang's prescription is the classic Chinese philosophy of life: Revere inaction as much as action, invoke humor to maintain a healthy attitude, and never forget that there will always be plenty of fools around who are willing-indeed, eager-to be busy, t...
Ready Player One
A Novel
by Ernest Cline (Jun 05, 2012)
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In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that...
The Alchemist
25th Anniversary Edition
by Paulo Coelho (Sep 09, 2014)
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Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. What starts out as a journey to find...
Hubris
The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War
by Michael Isikoff (May 28, 2007)
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Filled with news-making revelations that made it a New York Times bestseller, Hubris takes us behind the scenes at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, State Department, and Congress to show how George W. Bush came to invade Iraq - and how his administration struggled with the devastating fallout.Hubris connects the dots between Bush's expletive-laden o...