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Start-up Nation

Start-up Nation

What the world can learn from Israel’s meteoric economic success.

Start-Up Nation addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel — a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources– produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK?

With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country’s adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality– all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore and Dubai have tried to re-create the “Israel effect”, there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there’s never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.
King Suckerman

King Suckerman

In the summer of 1976, the nation’s capital is gearing up for the Bicentennial. Captain Beefheart’s on the eight-track, and the hot new film “King Suckerman” has everyone talking. Two knockaround guys named Clay and Karras are out looking for trouble when they stumble onto a drug deal gone bad and end up with a pile of money that isn’t theirs. When the well-armed dealer starts spilling blood to get to the cash, Clay and Karras must take a stand, go straight, and get justice–or maybe just sweet revenge.
The Washingtonienne

The Washingtonienne

The Capitol Hill aide who scandalized Washington, D.C., with her blog has now written a sharp, steamy, utterly unrepentant novel set against the backdrop of the nation’s capitol.

When Jacqueline Turner’s fiancÉ gives her two days to move out of his apartment, she has no choice but to leave New York City and crash with her best friend in Washington, D.C. She needs an exciting new life–not to mention real employment. Where better to get a fresh start than the nation’s capitol?

Alas, D.C. turns out to be a lot more buttoned-up and toned down than she’d hoped. It’s a town where a girl has to make her own excitement–and Jacqueline Turner is just the woman for the job.

From the married presidential appointee who gives her cash after each tryst to the lascivious Georgetown lawyer who parades her around like something out of Pretty Woman, Jackie’s roster of paramours grows so complicated that her friends ask her to start a blog so they can keep up. But in a small town like Washington, the line between private and public blurs very easily, and Jackie quickly realizes this blog idea may be more than she bargained for.

Deliciously gossipy and impossible to put down, The Washingtonienne is every bit as steamy and outrageous as the real-life exploits that inspired it.
50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth

Together, We Can Make a Difference

Today’s environmental problems may seem too overwhelming for one person to tackle . . . but you don’t have to do it alone. Now you have partners–50 of them.

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth, the revolutionary 1990 bestseller, is back in a completely revised, updated edition . . . and it’s just as innovative and groundbreaking as the original. The authors have teamed up with 50 of America’s top environmental groups, including The Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Wildlife Federation, and Rainforest Action Network. Each group has chosen one issue and provided a simple, step-by-step program that will empower you and your family to become citizen activists in the fight to save the Earth.

It’s easy to get started. Just pick one!

  • Fight global warming “one city at a time” with the Sierra Club’s Cool Cities Campaign
  • Roll up your sleeves and save an endangered species with the Wilderness Society
  • Protect coral reefs and create a marine reserve with Seacology
  • Get your congregation excited about protecting God’s creations with Interfaith Power and Light
  • Invite songbirds into your neighborhood with the National Audubon Society
All it takes is a little effort. When we work together, we can work miracles! Get started now!
Kitty Takes a Holiday

Kitty Takes a Holiday

After getting caught turning wolf on national television, Kitty retreats to a mountain cabin to recover and write her memoirs. But this is Kitty, so trouble is never far behind, and instead of Walden Pond, she gets Evil Dead. When werewolf hunter Cormac shows up with an injured Ben O’Farrell, Kitty’s lawyer, slung over his shoulder, and a wolf-like creature with glowing red eyes starts sniffing around the cabin, Kitty wonders if any of them will get out of these woods alive…
Split the Sun

Split the Sun

The Ruling Lord of the House of Galton is dead and the nation is divided. Kit Franks, a nobody escalated to infamy since her mother bombed the House capitol city, wishes she were dead, too. Then Mom-the-terrorist starts showing up on feeds and causing planet-wide blackouts and Kit becomes a target.

Kit’s inundated with half-truths, betrayals, and the coded subtext in Mom’s universal feed messages meant for her alone. Everyone from family to government enforcers seems to have a vision for Kit’s future. The question is, does Kit have a vision for herself?
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Two years ago, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. They wanted to show in words and drawings what life looks like in places where the marketplace rules without constraints, where human beings and the natural world are used and then discarded to maximize profit. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is the searing account of their travels.

The book starts in the western plains, where Native Americans were sacrificed in the giddy race for land and empire. It moves to the old manufacturing centers and coal fields that fueled the industrial revolution, but now lie depleted and in decay. It follows the steady downward spiral of American labor into the nation’s produce fields and ends in Zuccotti Park where a new generation revolts against a corporate state that has handed to the young an economic, political, cultural and environmental catastrophe.
By The Time You Read This I'll Be Dead

By The Time You Read This I'll Be Dead


Daelyn Rice is broken beyond repair, and after a string of botched suicide attempts, she’s determined to get her death right. She starts visiting a website for “completers”- http://www.through-the-light .com.

While she’s on the site, Daelyn blogs about her life, uncovering a history of bullying that goes back to kindergarten. When she’s not on the Web, Daelyn’s at her private school, where she’s known as the freak who doesn’t talk.

Then, a boy named Santana begins to sit with her after school while she’s waiting to for her parents to pick her up. Even though she’s made it clear that she wants to be left alone, Santana won’t give up. And it’s too late for Daelyn to be letting people into her life isn’t it?

National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters shines a light on how bullying can push young people to the very edge.
I Totally Funniest

I Totally Funniest

In the third episode of James Patterson’s bestselling series, Jamie Grimm is one step closer to becoming the best kid comic in the world, but he’s facing his biggest challenge yet.

Jamie Grimm is back and better than ever. After scoring big on national TV in the semifinals contest, everyone back home is jumping on the Jamie Grimm bandwagon, and all the attention might be going to his head. Not only are his friendships starting to suffer, but the pressure of coming up with his best material ever for the ultimate standup act to snag the final win in Hollywood is pushing Jamie to the brink. Suddenly, life isn’t looking very funny anymore. Can Jamie take the grand prize without pushing away his fans, friends and family?
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

The “genius” national bestseller on the art of caring less and getting more — from the author of Get Your Sh*t Together and You Do You (Cosmopolitan).

Are you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? It’s time to stop giving a f*ck.

This brilliant, hilarious, and practical parody of Marie Kondo’s bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt — and give your f*cks instead to people and things that make you happy. The easy-to-use, two-step NotSorry Method for mental decluttering will help you unleash the power of not giving a f*ck about: Family drama Having a “bikini body” Iceland Co-workers’ opinions, pets, and children And other bullsh*t!

And it will free you to spend your time, energy, and money on the things that really matter. So what are you waiting for? Stop giving a f*ck and start living your best life today!
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