Month: June 2014

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Susan Cain P ‘28
Crown Publishers

Susan Cain’s award-winning New York Times bestseller is currently being translated into over thirty-five languages and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine.

Cain’s book was the subject of a TIME magazine cover story, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, Harvard and West Point. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 5 million times, and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks.

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Bookends: Stories Of Love, Loss, And Renewal

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold ’65/Former Faculty
Independent Publisher Services
January 2014

The wedding that turns feast into fiasco; the childhood games that foreshadow life’s realities; dreams of romance shattered and reborn; professional and creative identities forged, challenged, and affirmed; farewells presaged and paid – these eight poetic and poignant stories, reflected through the prism of love and loss, ultimately offer the reader epiphanies of renewal. New fiction by the award-winning author of Raising Rufus: A Maine Love Story & The Whaler’s Bride . . . A fine collection, her best so far with a command of dialogue, flashbacks handled gracefully, and seamlessly and stream-of-consciousness very un-self-conscious.

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Put It In Perspective: A Teen’s Guide to Sanity

Kailen Krame ‘13
Arthur House Publishing
May 2014

Did you know that when it comes to happiness, American children are ranked second to last worldwide? (2007 Unicef Study of 21 industrialized nations). By the time we are teens, most of us are incapable of effectively coping with the everyday pressures of adolescence. Put it in Perspective: A Teen’s Guide to Sanity is a “pocketguide to happiness” intended to help fellow teenagers effectively deal with the rigors of adolescence. This book encourages readers to put stressful situations in perspective by using helpful tools such as mindfulness and positive self-talk, and explores five important qualities for maintaining sanity throughout the teenage years. Written for teens, by a teen, this book is narrated from the unique perspective of a sixteen-year-old girl, and is infused with personal anecdotes and experiences that readers can relate to.

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I Love Those Earrings: A Popular History from Ancient to Modern

Jane Merril ’64 and Chris Filstrup
Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
March 2014

Earrings can talk-of mourning a dead king, supporting a revolution, or resisting an emperor. They have carried the message that a proper Victorian believed in Darwin, and that a woman invited a lover to her bed. Raid the jewelry boxes of the glamorous, legendary, and everyday chic women alike.

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Push Dick’s Button: A Conversation on Skating from a Good Part of the Last Century–and a Little Tomfoolery

Richard “Dick” Button ESB ‘47
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
December 2013

Everything many of us know about figure skating, we learned from the man who’s been called the “Voice of Figure Skating.” Now Dick Button, the Emmy Award-winning skating commentator famous for his precise, passionate, opinionated rinkside analyses and for his historic career as a two-time Olympic gold medalist, five-time World Champion, and seven-time U.S. Champion (plus being the inadvertent inventor of the flying camel, the first to successfully land a double Axel in competition, and the first ever to do a triple jump) demystifies this art and sport beloved by millions.

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