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The Brain Fog Fix – Dr. Mike Dow

Is stress preventing you from enjoying your daily life? Do you find that you’re becoming more distracted or forgetful? Are “the blues” sapping your spirits? Or do you simply feel not quite like yourself?



The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image – Leonard Shlain

This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology, Dr. Shlain shows why pre-literate cultures were principally informed by holistic, right-brain modes that venerated the Goddess, images, and feminine values.

A Little Bit of Everything For Dummies – John Wiley & Sons

Twenty years ago the very first For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, was published. From that first printing of that first book came a series unlike anything in the publishing world, one that is global in both geography - we have been published worldwide in some 30 languages - and in coverage. No single volume can hope to summarize what thousands of titles have meant to millions of readers over the years, and we don't claim to do that in this e-book. Rather, this e-book celebrates the breadth and depth of the For Dummies series, offering 20 chapters - in honor of our 20 years - from a list of books compiled by our global colleagues.

Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe – Tim Leong

This awesome infographic book is both a comic book geek’s dream and a perfect introduction to a novice seeking an engaging introduction to comic book history. (Even though many pages may not make sense to all novices, at least they’re fun to look at!) The visuals Leong has created are bright, colorful, sometimes useful and sometimes hilarious. Did you know that Green Arrow had a boxing glove arrow and that Hawkeye had a putty arrow? Did you know that Scrooge McDuck has more money than Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne and Richie Rich combined? You will learn so much comic book lore in this excellent book! My favorite infographics are A Venn Diagram of Superhero Comic Tropes, Joker’s Utility Belt (1952), How Long Characters Stayed Dead, and 70 Years of Wonder Woman’s Legs. -- Janna T., DC Public Library staff



Get What’s Yours – Laurence J. Kotlikoff, et al.

Want to know how to navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits? You could try reading all 2,728 rules of the Social Security system (and the thousands of explanations of these rules), but Kotlikoff, Moeller, and Solman explain Social Security benefits in an easy to understand and user-friendly style. What you don’t know can seriously hurt you: wrong decisions about which Social Security benefits to apply for cost some individual retirees tens of thousands of dollars in lost income every year.




The Boys in the Boat – Daniel James Brown

Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.



Making Rumours – Ken Caillat & Steve Stiefel

Fleetwood Mac's classic 1977 Rumours album topped the Billboard 200 for thirty-one weeks and won the Album of the Year Grammy. More recently, Rolling Stone named it the twenty-fifth greatest album of all time and the hit TV series Glee devoted an entire episode to songs from Rumours, introducing it to a new generation. Now, for the first time, Ken Caillat, the album's co-producer, tells the full story....