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Laura R Walker

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Laura R. Walker is an American executive, who served from 1995 to 2019 as President and CEO of New York Public Radio, a nonprofit media organization that operates WNYC, WNYC Studios, classical WQXR-FM, the website Gothamist, New Jersey Public Radio, and The Jerome L.
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Nonstop Metropolis
A New York City Atlas
Rebecca Solnit - 2016-10-19
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This book is a beautifully-designed series of maps and essays that offer an unbound look at one of the most iconic cities in the world: New York. With insights from linguists, music historians, ethnographers, and more, the book explores all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey, celebrating the city's unique vitality and literary history while critiquing its inequalities and environmental impact. Contributors include Teju Cole, Valeria Luiselli, and Margo Jefferson, among many others. This book is both a tribute to and a challenge to how New Yorkers think of their city.
Laura R Walker
For New York City geeks—and I know a lot of them—I gave Nonstop Metropolis.      source
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Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy - 2012-10-16 (first published in 1878)
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A timeless classic, Anna Karenina is a captivating novel that covers themes of love, family, and society in nineteenth-century Russia. Written by Leo Tolstoy and hailed by famous authors such as Dostoyevsky, Nabokov, and Faulkner, the novel tells the story of a woman torn between her passion for a man who is not her husband and her desire to maintain social expectations. Tolstoy's unrivaled prose and attention to detail make this novel a must-read for lovers of literary fiction.
Laura R Walker
A great novel that I have read three times.      source
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The Emperor of All Maladies
A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee - 2010-11-16
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Explore the fascinating history of cancer with this Pulitzer Prize-winning "biography" that takes readers on a journey from its first documented appearance thousands of years ago to modern-day treatments. With the precision of a cellular biologist and the passion of a biographer, the author tells the story of human perseverance and hubris in the face of an infinitely resourceful adversary. Riveting, urgent, and surprising, this book provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer and offers a glimpse into the future of cancer treatments.
Laura R Walker
For friends who have faced or are facing cancer, I often give them The Emperor of All Maladies.      source
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The 4-Hour Workweek
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
Timothy Ferriss - 2007-04-24
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Revolutionize the way you work and live with The 4-Hour Workweek. This guide to luxury lifestyle design provides practical tips and case studies to help you escape the rat race, travel the world, and earn a monthly five-figure income with zero management. Learn how to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour, eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours, and trade a long-haul career for frequent mini-retirements. The newly expanded edition includes real-world templates and the latest tools and tricks for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
Laura R Walker
For those who struggle with productivity and taking control of their lives, I give this book, of course!      source
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How to Cook Everything
Simple Recipes for Great Food
Mark Bittman - 1998-08-14
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Discover the ultimate guide to simple home cooking with this updated and better-than-ever kitchen companion. Featuring hundreds of easy-to-follow recipes and variations, this classic cookbook by Mark Bittman has been revamped for today’s cooks. From Slow-Simmered Beef Chili to Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce, enjoy brand new features and old favorites reimagined with new methods or flavors. Designed for flexibility, indulge in innovative uses for homemade condiments, easy-to-make one-pot pastas, and visual guides to improvising soups and stir-fries. Plus, with updated information on ingredients and color photos throughout, this cookbook is an indispensable tool for all home chefs.
Laura R Walker
For new cooks I give How to Cook Everything because it delivers exactly what it promises!      source
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The Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir - 1989-12-17 (first published in 1949)
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A groundbreaking analysis of the Western concept of "woman," this powerful text explores inequality and otherness. This long-awaited new edition features significant portions reinstated from the original French text. Simone de Beauvoir's masterwork remains as thought-provoking and relevant today as it was 60 years ago.
Laura R Walker
For young women, I get The Second Sex, which I read when I was studying in Paris.      source