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Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging – Dick Van Dyke

Beloved Hollywood icon Dick Van Dyke will celebrate his 90th birthday in December 2015. He’s an established legend, having starred in Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. And yet he’s still keeping himself busy, entertaining America on television, movies, the stage, and social media. Everyone wonders, “How does he do it?” For the first time, Van Dyke will share his secrets and tips on old age: Just keep moving.




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


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?




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, Brené 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.