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Paddle Your Own Canoe – Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman is most known for playing Ron Swanson on the TV series Parks and Recreation. Offerman is more sensitive than Ron Swanson, but in this autobiography, he is just as straight forward. Offerman encourages readers to pursue a productive, well-rounded, romantic life. Also, I have never read a more lovely description of how a man feels about his wife than Offerman's paean to Megan Mullally. Offerman writes: "There is at least a volume's worth of amazing magic-glistening about her person that will thrill you to pieces and render you extremely envious of the fact that she is, in fact, my legal possession in the state of California." -- Lisa W., DC Public Library staff    Read More >


Never Settle for Less – Kesha Cox

With her mother dead, her father in jail, and a series of abusive boyfriends, Kesha had every reason to end up just another statistic. What made the difference in Kesha's life? What changed her from a girl, who never saw herself as worthy, to a woman who would never settle for less?    Read More >




The Gifts of Imperfection – BrenĂ© Brown

Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are - In The Gifts of Imperfection, BrenĂ© Brown, PhD, a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living--a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.    Read More >