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Summary: People aren’t shy about giving advice. Whatever the advice - romantic, parental, financial, nutritional, occupational - you’ve heard it all. But what’s the best advice you ever heard? The contributors to this book have answered that question 101 different ways. This collection of personal tips, traditional adages, and clever observations covers such diverse topics as life, love, success,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Gil, Carmen

Summary: "Una entrañable historia sobre el valor de la experiencia y la sabiduría que puede aportarnos el paso del tiempo."--Casadellibro.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Foreign Language, Call number: JE Spanish Fiction Gil 2017

Bunting, Eve

Summary: Irish giant Finn McCool is told that in order to become wise he must catch and eat the salmon that possesses knowledge, but Finn finds that he cannot bring himself to kill the miraculous fish.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E Bun

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Bunting 2010

Tolstoy, Leo

Summary: This is the first-ever English-language edition of the book Leo Tolstoy considered to be his most important contribution to humanity, the work of his life's last years. Widely read in prerevolutionary Russia, banned and forgotten under Communism; and recently rediscovered to great excitement, A Calendar of Wisdom is a day-by-day guide that illuminates the path of a life worth living with a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alma Classics 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 087.1 TOL

Bruchac, Joseph

Summary: Young prince Rashko, aided by wise old Georgi, must channel the power of his ancestor, Pavol the great, and harness a magical dragon to face the evil Baron Temny after the foolish King and Queen go missing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION BRU

Dahm, Evan

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Sola is cursed. (At least, that's what everyone tells her.) It all started the day the Monster came to the island. While others fled, Sola stood before the creature, alone and unafraid. Since then she's been treated like an outcast. Shamed and feared for an event she doesn't understand, Sola sets out to sea looking for answers. In uncharted waters far from home, she discovers that her island...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2019

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Joslin, Mary.

Summary: Collects stories that highlight the strengths and weaknesses of human nature and the consequences of foolish choices, in a work featuring tales from such countries as Nigeria, Turkey, Bhutan, and Russia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lion Children's 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398 JOS

Summary: The story of a young man coming face to face with his hero an exploring the tangled relationship between the dreams of youth and the wisdom of age.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Koterski, Joseph W.

Summary: "This course surveys biblical wisdom literature by a study of important scriptural texts, including proverbs, job, Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), Song of Songs (Canticle of Canticles), Daniel, Wisdom of Solomon, and selections from the Gospels as well as from the book of Psalms. The lectures take up the array of topics and problems that are recurrent in the Bible's sapiential...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Co. 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 223.06 KOT
Call number: CD 223.06 KOT PART 1
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Call number: CD 223.06 KOT PART 3

Bloom, Harold.

Contents: The power of wisdom -- The Hebrews: Job and Ecclesiastes -- The Greeks: Plato's contest with Homer -- Cervantes and Shakespeare -- The greatest ideas are the greatest events -- Montaigne and Francis Bacon -- Samuel Johnson and Goethe -- Emerson and Nietzsche -- Freud and Proust -- Christian wisdom -- The gospel of Thomas -- Saint Augustine and reading -- Coda: nemesis and wisdom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 809 BLO

Dooley, Mike

Summary: What’s happening in the world lately? ? How can I be happy when so many are not? ? Is life about learning lessons or passing tests? Following your heart or taking what’s served to you? ? What’s real? What matters? Who says? Who cares? ? How do we know or find our purpose? Many of us ask ourselves these questions, and many more, as we go through our days and try to make sense of our lives. Mike...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hay House, Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 158 DOO

Seuss

Summary: "The one and only Dr. Seuss dispenses invaluable advice about life in this collection of his most memorable quotes. Featuring over sixty pages of cherished Seuss art and quotes from such classics as The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hatches the Egg, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and many more, this humorous and inspiring collection is, indeed, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 811 SEU

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 811 SEU

Zuckerman, Andrew.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2008

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: 0VS 779.2 ZUC

Ferriss, Timothy

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Summary: Fitness, money, and wisdom -- here are the tools. Over the last two years, Tim Ferriss has collected the routines and tools of world-class performers around the globe while interviewing them for his self-titled podcast. Now the distilled notebook of tips and tricks that helped him double his income, flexibility, happiness, and more is available as Tools of Titans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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Whitman, Walt

Summary: Leaves of Grass is the magnificent collection of the poetry of Walt Whitman. Featuring 'Song of Myself' and other examples of classic American poetry, this collection is essential reading for students and lovers of the written word.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Xist Publishing 2015

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Dyer, Wayne W

Summary: The author illuminates the meaning and original context of the most important poems, writings, and phrases of history's greatest minds, and demonstrates how to apply them to daily life

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Friedman, Kinky.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 FRI

Griffin, Kevin Edward

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3444 GRI

Leland, John

Summary: A "look at what it means to grow old and a ... guide to well-being, [this book] weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the 'oldest old'--those eighty-five and up"--Dust jacket flap. In 2015, Leland set out to meet members of America's fastest-growing age group: 85 and up. He anticipated learning of challenges, of loneliness, and of the deterioration of body,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.2 LEL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.2 LEL

Alford, Henry

Summary: Part family memoir, part Studs Terkel, How To Live considers some unusual sources--deathbed confessions, late-in-life journals--as well as offering a rich compilation of interviews with the over-70 set to deliver a highly optimistic look at our dying days.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central/Twelve 2010

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Bender, Linda

Contents: Part I -- The ecology of paradise -- How can we know what animals are thinking and feeling? -- Happy anticipation in dogs and cats -- Warnings and premonitions -- The limitations of experiment -- Part II. What animals want us to know -- You are loved -- You are already living in paradise -- You don't have to figure everything out -- Dying isn't bad -- How to communicate telepathically with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 591.5 BEN

Deng, Ming-Dao

Summary: When I was a boy, I didn't get specific lessons on how to live. I got stories. If I asked why I had to believe some concept, a person like my grandmother might reply with something like, "This is the true because of what happened to the Yellow Emperor," and then the story would follow. What intrigues me is that this habit hasn't changed even after China's revolution, rapid modernization,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc. 2018

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Schwartz, Barry

Summary: Identifies a loss of common-sense wisdom that has coincided with a collapsing economy, failing schools, and other setbacks, and offers recommendations to identify and cultivate wisdom by combining experience with empathy and intellect.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2010

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Alford, Henry

Summary: Part family memoir, part Studs Terkel, How To Live considers some unusual sources--deathbed confessions, late-in-life journals--as well as offering a rich compilation of interviews with the over-70 set to deliver a highly optimistic look at our dying days.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.67 ALF

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