Dear Mr. You – Mary-Louise Parker

A wonderfully unconventional literary debut from the award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker. An extraordinary literary work, Dear Mr. You renders the singular arc of a woman’s life through letters Mary-Louise Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication with the uncle ...




Humans of New York: Stories – Brandon Stanton

In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project —to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. In the first three years, his audience steadily grew from a few hundred to over one million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List. It has appeared on that list ...

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet – Carl Preston

You wake up and you ache. You sit down and you ache. You try to do simple tasks and your fingers won’t bend or your knees won’t take it and you shake your head, sad and frustrated. You find yourself eating painkillers like sweets and your doctor keeps increasing the dose because your body is growing too accustomed to it. You’ve started to imagine yourself stuck in your home with constant pain and you want to do something about it. Well the good news is, now you can fight rheumatoid arthritis.

The Great Diet Deception – Zak Roedde

"Restrict 'evil' foods such as sugar, salt, saturated fat, grains, meat, and dairy." "Drink fluids beyond thirst, restrict calories below hunger levels, and exercise daily" "Eat unpalatable health foods like raw vegetables, chia seeds, and kale smoothies." Most of us have heard and used at least some of this advice from health and diet 'experts' to achieve our health, energy, and weight loss goals. But would you...


Don’t Tell Anyone – Laurie Boris

Liza’s mother-in-law once called her a godless hippie raised by wolves. Now, after five years of marriage to her elder son, five years of disapproval and spite, the family accidentally learns that Estelle has a fatal illness. And Estelle comes to her with an impossible request.

The Anti-Inflammatory Gout Diet – Carl Preston

For people all across the world, gout is a restrictive and debilitating condition that causes stress, pain, discomfort and various other medical problems at points throughout their life. Naturally, this may affect many areas of your life: you may have a slowdown in productivity and leave you feeling like you are limited in many areas of your life in a way you had never experienced before – however, for those who suffer from gout and do not know what to do, here is the answer: Your diet.

The Adventures of George – Blair Gowrie

This rollicking tale will make you chuckle! You'll meet eccentric and fascinating characters like Mustafa bin Maden, The Bearded One, Didi Damin, Borrock Sobama, Stavros Onassos and many more as they involve our hero George in adventure after adventure.



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.