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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 - Oct 19, 2016
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Winner of the 2017 Brendan Gill Prize from the Municipal Arts Society of New York "The maps themselves are things of beauty . . . a document of its time, of our time." —Sadie Stein, New York Times   "One is invited to fathom the many New Yorks hidden from history’s eye." —Maria Popova, Brain Pickings &#160...
Laura R Walker
For New York City geeks—and I know a lot of them—I gave Nonstop Metropolis.     source
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy - Sep 15, 2014 (first published in 1877)
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Tolstoy published Anna Karenina in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared it "flawless as a work of art." His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style," and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as, "the best ever ...
Laura R Walker
A great novel that I have read three times.     source
The Emperor of All Maladies
A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee - Aug 09, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence...
Laura R Walker
For friends who have faced or are facing cancer, I often give them The Emperor of All Maladies.     source
The Second Sex
Simone De Beauvoir - May 03, 2011 (first published in 1949)
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Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness.  This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translatio...
Laura R Walker
For young women, I get The Second Sex, which I read when I was studying in Paris.     source
The 4-Hour Workweek
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
Timothy Ferriss - Dec 15, 2009 (first published in 2007)
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More than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero ma...
Laura R Walker
For those who struggle with productivity and taking control of their lives, I give this book, of course!     source
How to Cook Everything
2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food,10th Anniversary Edition
Mark Bittman - Oct 03, 2008 (first published in 1998)
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Today's Favorite Kitchen Companion Revised and Better Than Ever Mark Bittman's award-winning How to Cook Everything has helped countless home cooks discover the rewards of simple cooking. Now the ultimate cookbook has been revised and expanded (almost half the material is new), making it absolutely indispensable for anyone who cooks or wants to. Wi...
Laura R Walker
For new cooks I give How to Cook Everything because it delivers exactly what it promises!     source