This anthology of Gladwell's "New Yorker" essays is like a greatest-hits compilation! In these offbeat and intriguing essays, Gladwell uncovers the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the birth control pill, and the dazzling inventions of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits with Ron Popeil, the king of the American kitchen, as he sells rotisserie ovens, and divines the secrets of Cesar Millan, the "dog whisperer". He explores intelligence tests and ethnic profiling and "hindsight bias". With wit and intelligence, he makes the ordinary extraordinary.
Addictive flavors, and a breakthrough method for making creamy, scoopable ice cream at home, from the proprietor of Jeni 's Splendid Ice Cream! Bauer is on a mission to help foodies create perfect ice creams, yogurts, and sorbets in their own kitchens. 100 of Jeni 's jaw-droppingly delicious signature recipes from her Goat Cheese with Roasted Cherries to her Queen City Cayenne to her Bourbon with Toasted Buttered Pecans.
Jazz Age Josephine: Dancer, Singer- Who's That, Who? Why That's Miss Josephine Baker, to You!
Jonah Winter; Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator)
Apr 5, 2012 - Apr 8, 2012
With dazzling language and lively art, this picture book biography for kids tells the story of a woman the stage could barely contain. Rising from a poor, segregated upbringing, Josephine Baker was able to break through racial barriers with her own sense of flair and astonishing dance abilities. She was a pillar of steel with a heart of gold--all wrapped up in feathers, sequins, and an infectious rhythm.
Unlikely Friendships: 50 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom
Apr 4, 2012 - Apr 6, 2012
Holland documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways. A cat and a bird. A mare and a fawn. An elephant and a sheep. A snake and a hamster. Includes full color candid photographs.
Sue Whitney and friends tastefully transform patios, porches, pools, outdoor kitchens, meditation gardens, camping retreats, and much more. Each fun-filled chapter details a wealth of style options, project how-tos, and entertaining tips and trade secrets.
At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. A debut novel is " wise, warm-hearted, self-assured, and fiercely readable . . . Harbach's characters live and breathe, yearn, ache, and in the end, make you love them for their flaws. You won't want this book to end."(Jonathan Evison)
"Bumble-Ardy" has evolved from an animated segment for "Sesame Street" that aired in the early 1970s to a glorious picture book about a mischievous pig who has reached the age of nine without ever having had a birthday party.
Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.
Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
Mar 30, 2012 - Apr 3, 2012
Bradshaw explains the essentials of canine psychology that all dog lovers need to know. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.
The story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards seem to be cursed. "One of those rare and wonderful memoirs in which people you've never met become your friends." (Nicholas Sparks)
Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.