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Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
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The main idea of this book is that everyone has either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is one in which you view your talents and abilities as fixed or set. In other words, your intelligence and talents are fixed, and your fate i...more
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Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
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Sous Chef by Michael Gibney
Sous Chef
by Michael Gibney
read in June, 2014
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What's it like to work in an upscale New York restaurant? I didn't enjoy it, so I quit...this book.
I enjoy cooking as much as the next person, but I am not in the gourmet category, so this book just wasn't for me. After a disgusting comment about bod...more
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Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer
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Charles Krauthammer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and political commentator, who is also a physician. He is a regular on Fox News during the 6 o'clock hour.
Most likely you can find Krauthammer's weekly column in your newspaper as...more
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Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan
Glitter and Glue
by Kelly Corrigan (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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“Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” Kelly Corrigan writes about some important times in her life to shed light on motherhood.

After college, Corrigan and a girl friend take off for an adventure in Australia, where they each take jobs to earn...more
Lisa rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler
The Imposter Bride
by Nancy Richler
read in June, 2014
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After WW2, Lily Azerov immigrates to Montreal, marries, has a child, and disappears.
I generally don't like mysteries, but I thought this one was interesting. There isn't much action, but I like the way the story unfolded.
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The Humor Code by Peter  McGraw
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Peter McGraw and Joel Warner decided to study what makes something funny. In Pete's words:
“Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process.”

So there wasn't any laughter while listening to this audiobook, and often times it wa...more
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Straight Talk, No Chaser by Steve Harvey
Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man
by Steve Harvey
recommended for: All females right before they start dating
read in June, 2014
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I always thought Steve Harvey was just a comedian/actor, so when until I checked this out, I had no idea he gives advice to mostly single women on his own radio show.

Many of the reviewers thought this book should be subtitled, "How To Please a Man,"...more
Lisa rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
by Liesl Shurtliff (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Lisa by: book club
read in June, 2014
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How did Rumpelstiltskin get his name? You will learn that, and even more details than the original!
This would be a fun book to read with your child, but a little slow for most adults.
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The Butler by Wil Haygood
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The title is misleading. It should be The Making of the movie, The Butler and a History of African Americans in Film.
I wanted to read about Eugene Allen. I did enjoy the movie, so I guess that will have to be good enough.
Something that bothered me ab...more
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W. Somerset Maugham
“People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

Virginia Euwer Wolff
“Rise to the occassion which is life!”
Virginia Euwer Wolff

Gordon B. Hinckley
“You can be smart and happy or stupid and miserable. . . it's your choice”
Gordon B. Hinckley

W. Somerset Maugham
“He did not care if she was heartless, vicious and vulgar, stupid and grasping, he loved her. He would rather have misery with one than happiness with the other.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

Temple Grandin
“I believe that the best way to create good living conditions for any animal, whether it's a captive animal living in a zoo, a farm animal or a pet, is to base animal welfare programs on the core emotion systems in the brain. My theory is that the environment animals live in should activate their positive emotions as much as possible, and not activate their negative emotions any more than necessary. If we get the animal's emotions rights, we will have fewer problem behaviors... All animals and people have the same core emotion systems in the brain.”
Temple Grandin, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals

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