The Road Ahead by Bill Gates Bill Gates - whose vision of the personal computer propelled Microsoft into one of the world's leading companies - astonished the business community in 1996 by abruptly reinventing his entire company around the Internet. In The Road Ahead, Gates explains why the Internet is revolutionizing not just Microsoft but everything else too - and at a faster pace than even he had anticipated. Gates describes the implications for everybody of a world connected by interactive computer networks, and addresses our most pressing questions.Read More...Hide Pages: 352 Accolades New York Times Best Seller
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand Seabiscuit was an unlikely champion: a roughhewn, undersized horse with a sad little tail and knees that wouldn't straighten all the way. But, thanks to the efforts of three men, Seabiscuit became one of the most spectacular performers in sports history. The rags-to-riches horse emerged as an American cultural icon, drawing an immense following and becoming the single biggest news maker of 1938 -- receiving more coverage than FDR or Hitler. Laura Hillenbrand beautifully renders this story of one horse's journey from also-ran to national luminary.Read More...Hide Pages: 399 Accolades New York Times Best Seller
Paula by Isabel Allende Isabel Allende presents a soul-baring memoir that seizes the reader like a novel of suspense. Written for her daughter Paula when she became ill and slipped into a coma, Paula is the colorful story of Allende's life -- from her early years in her native Chile, through the turbulent military coup of 1973, to the subsequent dictatorship and her family's years of exile. In the telling, bizarre ancestors reveal themselves, delightful and bitter childhood memories surface, enthralling anecdotes of youthful years are narrated and intimate secrets are softly whispered.Read More...Hide Pages: 336 Accolades New York Times Best Seller
Beginning with a week in Trump?s high-stakes life, Trump: The Art of the Deal gives us Trump in action. We see just how he operates day to day?how he runs his business and how he runs his life?as he chats with friends and family, clashes with enemies, efficiently buys up Atlantic City?s top casinos, changes the face of the New York City skyline . . . and plans the tallest building in the world.Read More...Hide Pages: 367
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor's bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull an electroshock- therapy machine could provide entertainment. The funny, harrowing and bestselling account of an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.Read More...Hide Pages: 320 Accolades New York Times Best Seller
What to Expect When You're Expecting by Arlene Eisenberg Complete with information on choosing a caregiver, prenatal diagnosis, exercise, childbirth options, second pregnancies, twins, making love during pregnancy, having a cesarean, and practical tips on coping with common and not-so-common pregnancy symptoms.
Step-by-step guides through labor and delivery, postpartum care, and breastfeeding. Plus the Best-Odds Pregnancy and Nursing Diets. And a full section specifically for fathers-to-be.Read More...Hide Pages: 479
Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul by Jack L. Canfield There are many ways to define a woman: daughter, mother, wife, professional, friend, student... We are each special and unique, yet we share a common connection. What bonds all women are our mutual experiences of loving and learning: feeling the tenderness of love; forging lifelong friendships; pursuing a chosen career; giving birth to new life; juggling the responsibilities of job and family, and more.
This shining collection brings you inspiration and comfort in special chapters on marriage, motherhood, aging, bridging the generations, attitude, self-esteem and higher wisdom. Stories honor the strength and reveal the beauty of the feminine spirit. Included are incredible stories from Oprah Winfrey, Leo Buscaglia, Linda Ellerbee, Robert Fulghum, Kathie Lee Gifford and many others.
Whether you are a career woman or a stay-at-home mom, a teenager or a senior, a young woman just starting out or a woman of the world, this delightful book will be a treasured companion for many years to come.Read More...Hide Pages: 376 Accolades New York Times Best Seller
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck Perhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled. With sales of more than 7 million copies in the United States and Canada, and translation into more than 23 languages, it has made publishing history, with more than 10 years on The New York Times bestseller list.
Told in a voice that is timeless in its measure of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to enable us to explore the nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It help us determine how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; and ultimately how to become one's own true self.
Recognizing that "Life is difficult" and that the journey to spiritual growth is a long one, Dr. Peck never bullies his listeners, but but gently guides them through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.Read More...Hide Pages: 315 Accolades New York Times Best Seller
Chicken Soup for the College Soul by Jack L. Canfield College is a time of excitement, exuberance and triumph, as well as one of anxiety, doubt and confusion. Readers will identify with the stories that express feelings they undoubtedly share as they stand at the brink of adulthood, sometimes ready to take the world by storm, other times wondering whether they will ever be ready. This book deals with the myriad issues of college life, from homesickness to partying to exams and everything in between.Read More...Hide Pages: 340
Set before and during the great war, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. Over the course of the novel he suffers a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives, to the unprecedented experiences of the war itself.
Confessions of a Listmaniac - The Life and Times of Layla the Ordinary
Confessions of a Listmaniac - The Life and Times of Layla the Ordinary by Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
A seriously funny, coming of age novel by Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan. Seventeen-year-old Layla knows that journal writing is way retro but thinks, why not recreate the whole blog thing in a notebook? Layla?s journal entries often morph into quirky lists that record her observations on her life and times. Light, confessional and brimming with witty teenage angst, Layla?s observations on her family and friends provide a commentary on the lives of urban teenagers and the way they think and function.
Love Story by Erich Segal
He is Oliver Barrett IV, a rich jock from a stuffy Wasp family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law. She is Jenny Cavilleri, a wisecracking working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe. They are opposites in nearly every way. But they fell in love. This is their story.