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Summary: A compilation of essays on claiming control of your life, whether it's reducing clutter in your home or learning to say "no" without guilt. The authors share the fulfillment that comes from focusing on what matters most in your life-- your family, your friends, and even your self.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 646.7 CHI

Jefferson, Margo

Summary: "Stunning for her daring originality, the author of Negroland gives us what she calls "a temperamental autobiography," comprised of visceral, intimate fragments that fuse criticism and memoir. Margo Jefferson constructs a nervous system with pieces of different lengths and tone, conjoining arts writing (poem, song, performance) with life writing (history, psychology). The book's structure is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2022

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Summary: Presents over one hundred inspirational stories that offer encouragement to individuals who are facing challenging times.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158.1 CHI

Summary: "These true stories of miraculous coincidences, answered prayers, mysterious healing, divine intervention, angels, and messages from heaven will deepen your faith and strengthen your hope." -- page [4] of cover

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 202.117 CHI

Summary: "The travelers at Wildsam bring you the sights, stories and city secrets of Los Angeles, California. Using interviews, essays, archives and expert recommendations, the field guides are offbeat, inviting and packed with smart intel"--Cover flap.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wildsam Field Guides 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.949 LOS ANGELES WIL

Summary: "Wildsam explores the Rose City alongside a few of our favorite Portland writers, chefs, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and change makers. Rain or shine, we love the Oregon epicenter of creative thought"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wildsam Field Guides 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.954 PORTLAND WIL

Harts, Minda

Summary: "A guide for girls of color looking to find their voice and claim space as they prepare for high school, college, and their careers"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.235 HAR

Brandon, Pam

Summary: Includes more than 60 recipes from Walt Disney World restaurants including appetizers, main courses, sides, desserts and beverages. The recipes are accompanied by photos and behind-the-scenes anecdotes.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Editions 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59759 BRA

Pauls, Cole

Summary: "Cole Pauls returns with Kwändǖr, a short story collection of Southern Tutchone and Yukon tales. Gathering Pauls's comics from magazines, comic festivals and zine making workshops, these comics are Pauls's most personal work yet. You'll learn stories about the author's family, racism and identity, Yukon history, winter activities, Southern Tutchone language lessons and cultural practices. Have...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Conundrum Press 2022

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 741.5 PAU

Summary: "With stories by Barbara Bush, James Herriot, Jimmy Stewart, Betty White, Art Linkletter, Gilda Radner, Bettie Youngs, and many more."

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Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158.1 CHI

Summary: "Essential intel for museums, dining and sites of intrigue. Interviews with tour guides, poets, chefs and members of congress. Stories about hidden gardens, monuments and wartime Washington."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wildsam Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.53 WASHINGTON, D.C. WIL

Summary: Inside Wildsam Alabama, you'll find songs and stories from inside renowned recording studios; a road trip to plate lunch restaurants that tell a city’s story, civil rights landmarks, natural wonders and enclaves of creativity; Alabama playlists with listening notes; interviews with a Grammy-winning songwriter, top chefs, a NASA specialist, a civil rights advocate, a Pulitzer-winning journalist...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wildsam Press 0000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.61 ALABAMA WIL

Summary: "101 reasons to laugh out loud. If laughter is the best medicine, then this book is your prescription. Turn off the news and spend a few days not following current events. Instead, return to the basics -- humanity's ability to laugh at itself. Maybe you should even do a news cleanse for a few days! Hide under the covers and read these stories instead. Or read a chapter a day, or a story a day...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 152.43 CHI

Mullins, Sasha.

Summary: A history of women bikers profiles women from today's motorcycle scene including Cher, Julia Roberts, and Rosie O'Donnell; and provides inspirational stories of everyday women whose biking experiences have helped them overcome adversity or marked their family lives.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.4 MUL

Sacks, Oliver

Summary: "Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with perceptual and intellectual disorders: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; whose limbs seem alien to them; who lack some skills yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 SAC

Winkler, Henry

Summary: The former star of "Happy Days" uses his trademark sense of humor to discuss the lessons he learned from family, fatherhood, and most importantly, fly fishing.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Insight Editions 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 799.12 WIN

Schott, Philipp

Summary: "From Dr. Schott's 30 years in veterinary practice come over 60 heartwarming, funny, and adorable stories about angry pelicans, bug-eyed goldfish, and plenty of cats and dogs In the third book in this bestselling series, we meet the oddest creatures, from an escaped newt to a baby snow leopard, but the focus is on the dogs and cats that make up most of a pet vet's day, and on the wacky and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: ECW Press 2022

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.089 SCH

Coggins, David

Summary: "The author of the instant fishing classic The Optimist wades into deeper waters and shares new wisdom, humor, and experience in seven extraordinary fly-fishing expeditions that mark one year in his journey through the middle part of life when worldly demands increase even as fishing continues to beckon-and must be pursued.In David Coggins's previous book, The Optimist, he tackles the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2024

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Van Ness, Jonathan

Summary: In Jonathan Van Ness' New York Times bestselling memoir Over the Top, he showed readers how the incredibly difficult moments from his life (surviving sexual abuse and addiction, being diagnosed with HIV) have existed alongside great joy and positivity (landing a breakout role on Netflix's Queer Eye, becoming an amateur figure skater and professional stand-up comedian, doting on his cats). If...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VAN NESS, JONATHAN VAN

Gay, Ross

Summary: "A collection of essays in which the author discusses the small and large things that delight him"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2023

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Klein, Jessi

Summary: In Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Jessi Klein's second collection, she hilariously explodes the cultural myths and impossible expectations around motherhood and explores the humiliations, poignancies, and possibilities of midlife. Klein explores this stage of life in all its cruel ironies, joyous moments, and bittersweetness.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KLEIN, JESSI KLE

O'Kane, Trish

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Summary: In this affecting memoir, O'Kane (Guatemala in Focus), a natural sciences lecturer at the University of Vermont, elegantly weaves personal and natural history as she details how her fascination with birds compelled her to quit her journalism career, return to school at age 45 to get a PhD in environmental studies, and become an ardent conservationist. Interspersed with O'Kane's account of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2024

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Evans, Richard Paul

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Summary: "The #1 New York Times bestselling author and "king of Christmas fiction" (The New York Times) delivers a charming and inspirational collection of personal essays.Before he was the #1 New York Times bestselling author of holiday classics such as The Christmas Box, Richard Paul Evans was a young boy being raised by a suicidal mother and dealing with relentless bullying. He could not fathom what...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2024

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Fletcher, Joshua

Summary: "Trauma, heartbreak, anxiety, and mourning are all parts of the human experience, and Josh Fletcher's mission in life is to normalize the need to find a trusted professional with whom you can discuss all of life's scariest aspects. Through the lens of four of his patients--you'll share in their self-discovery and recovery as they untangle themselves from an all-too-familiar web of emotions. In...

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2024

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