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Inspiring, heart-wrenching accounts and memoirs of famous people, events, true crimes, and even animals, from both past and present.
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Creativity, Inc. : Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

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This book is like sitting down with Ed Catmull and getting a behind-the-scenes tour of Pixar's magic factory. Each page is rich with anecdotes and wisdom not only about nurturing creativity but also about leading with integrity. If you ever wondered how Pixar consistently churns out hit after hit, Catmull gives you the playbook here, making it a fascinating read for fans of Pixar, aspiring creatives, or innovative leaders.
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Biology

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If you're a UK practitioner or managing a UK firm, "Biology" is the ultimate resource for navigating the legal complexities of partnerships and LLPs. With clear explanations and practical guidance, this book covers every aspect from choosing the right legal entity to partnership agreements, management structures, taxation, retirement, and disputes. Whether you're dealing with a traditional partnership or an LLP, this book is your go-to reference for successfully managing these entities. You'll find answers to all your questions and valuable insights to overcome the common challenges faced by UK partnerships and LLPs.

The Ride of a Lifetime : Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

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If you're intrigued by the inner workings of Disney during its greatest era of expansion, then "The Ride of a Lifetime" is your backstage pass. You'll not only gain leadership insights from Robert Iger's tenure as CEO, but you'll also get a personal look at how he steered Disney through a period of significant growth and change, turning it into the media powerhouse we know today. It's perfect for aspiring leaders and Disney aficionados alike.
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Why I Left Goldman Sachs - A Wall Street Story

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If you've ever been curious about the inner workings of a giant like Goldman Sachs, especially during its more controversial years, Greg Smith's account is eye-opening. His first-hand experiences illuminate a shift in corporate culture that might resonate with your skepticism towards large financial institutions. It's a story that could affirm your hunches about the sometimes murky ethics of high finance.
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I Do What I Do

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This book would be a good read for anyone interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look into the challenges and decisions faced by a central bank governor during times of economic turmoil. Through his speeches and essays, Raghuram G. Rajan provides accessible explanations of complex economic concepts, while also addressing broader issues such as tolerance and political freedom. Reading this book will not only deepen your understanding of economics but also give you a fresh perspective on the importance of strong institutions and long-term growth for a country's prosperity.
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The Last Lecture : Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams - Lessons in Living

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"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch is a heartfelt roadmap to achieving one's dreams and savoring life. It goes beyond a typical inspirational book by sharing authentically personal lessons from a man keenly aware of his own ticking clock. This makes it relatable and urgent—readers find themselves reflecting on their own lives and priorities, which could be an invigorating catalyst for personal growth and reevaluation.
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Notes From A Big Country

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This book is the perfect read for anyone who wants a humorous and witty perspective on American life and culture. Bill Bryson, with his sharp wit and keen observations, provides hilarious insights into the quirks and peculiarities of his fellow American citizens. Whether you are a fan of Bryson's writing or just looking for a laugh, "Notes From A Big Country" will leave you entertained and enlightened about the intricacies of American society.
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The Longevity Book : The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time

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The Longevity Book is a perfect read for women who are in their thirties and beyond, who are looking to learn more about how to care for their bodies as they age. Diaz's book provides practical tips and expert insights on topics ranging from biology to neuroscience, all with the goal of helping women maintain optimal health as they transition into midlife. The book's unique and distinctive feature is its holistic focus on self-care, empowering women to take control of their health and well-being. Overall, The Longevity Book is a highly recommended read for anyone interested in aging well and taking care of their body and mind.
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My Story

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This book is a must-read for any football lover. Steven Gerrard's autobiography takes you on an incredible journey through his illustrious career, providing a rare glimpse into the thoughts and experiences of a football legend. From his memorable goals in the most prestigious finals to the challenges he faced off the pitch, Gerrard's honesty and passion shine through every page. Prepare to be inspired and captivated by the raw emotions and insights shared by one of the greatest players of our time.

So We Read On - How The Great Gatsby Came To Be And Why It Endures

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If "The Great Gatsby" left you ruminating on its jazz-age glamour, Corrigan's dive into its depths transforms that glitter into intellectual gold. She's your erudite and enthusiastic guide through the novel's labyrinth of themes and its journey to becoming an immortal American classic. This book promises to renew your fascination or perhaps spark a fresh one for Fitzgerald's masterpiece, ideal for both Gatsby enthusiasts and curious literary explorers.
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The Diary of a Young Girl : The Definitive Edition of the World's Most Famous Diary

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Anne's diary strikes deep chords of humanity, recounting her everyday life confined in that small annexe during the bleak times of the Holocaust. Her musings oscillate from ordinary to profound, giving this earnest recount an immediacy that—decades later—still conveys the weight of her experiences. For an intimate peek into the resilience and fragility of the human spirit under duress, turning the pages of Anne's diary feels less like reading history and more like connecting across time with a kindred soul.

Escape from Evil

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Cathy Wilson's firsthand account pierces the veil of domestic normalcy to reveal the darkness lurking within. "Escape from Evil" isn't just a tale of survival; it's a testament to the resilience of a woman who, despite the horrors she faced at the hands of someone she once trusted, managed to rebuild her life and contribute to justice. This book is a gripping read for anyone who is moved by true stories of overcoming adversity and the strength of the human spirit.
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Dear Fatty : The Perfect Mother's Day Read

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This memoir by Dawn French is a hilarious and heartwarming journey of a woman who not only challenges stereotypes but also creates a lasting impact through her talent and irreverent humor. The book gives a glimpse into her early years, her partnerships, and her outspoken views, making it an extraordinary and entertaining read for those looking for a complex and unstoppable female role model. Get ready to laugh out loud and be inspired by this genuine national treasure.
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Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change

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The road to leadership isn't one-size-fits-all, and Stacey Abrams gets that. "Lead from the Outside" isn't just another leadership book; it's a resonant guide tailored for individuals often marginalized in power structures. It's for you if you're feeling stuck on the outskirts of the decision-making rooms, looking for the courage and the how-to to break in and shake up the status quo. Abrams will inspire you with her personal journey and arm you with the tools to craft your own success and impact.

The Diary of a Bookseller

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Imagine stepping into a bookstore that feels like a treasure trove, infused with the charming eccentricities of those who work there. "The Diary of a Bookseller" takes you behind the scenes, offering laughs and an affectionate nod to the bookish crowd. Through Bythell’s eyes, you'll experience the daily pleasures and peculiar challenges of running a second-hand bookshop, making it a cozy read for anyone who cherishes the unique culture surrounding books.

Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success

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If you’re curious about how Apple skyrocketed to tech stardom, 'Insanely Simple' offers a backstage pass to the strategies that catapulted their innovation and marketing. Ken Segall's insider perspective coupled with his storytelling may enlighten you to the virtues of simplicity in business, something you might find refreshing and applicable to your own ventures or daily life. It’s a lesson from Apple’s playbook that could resonate with you long after the last page.
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Delivering Happiness : A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose

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"Delivering Happiness" isn't just enlightening; it's transformative, merging business savvy with life's pleasures. It takes you on a journey with Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, showcasing how a different kind of corporate culture can skyrocket success while also improving personal well-being. If you've ever wondered how passion and purpose can redefine profit, Hsieh’s experiences embody the answer.
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? ( And Other Concerns)

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Mindy Kaling's book is a humorous and relatable memoir that explores various aspects of life such as romance, friendship, and Hollywood in an unscientific yet entertaining way. She shares her unique point of view on these topics, making it a must-read for anyone looking for some laughs and witty insights.

Mud, Sweat And Tears

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If the enthralling exploits of extreme adventurers captivate you, then "Mud, Sweat and Tears" would be a tonic to your adventurous spirit. Bear Grylls, the embodiment of resilience and fortitude, narrates his journey, demonstrating that the human spirit can indeed triumph over life’s gravest challenges. His tale will not just inspire the thrill-seekers but also anyone who cherishes stories of human triumph.

How to Be Black

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If you're looking to understand racial identity with laughter as your guiding light, "How to Be Black" might just be the right companion for your journey. Baratunde Thurston tackles serious topics with a wit that disarms and enlightens, inviting readers of all backgrounds to contemplate the nuances of being black in a way that is as educational as it is entertaining. Whether you're up for personal anecdotes that punch through societal expectations or just need a hearty laugh about a deeply personal yet universal experience, this book is a page-turner.
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Delivering Happiness : A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose

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Delivering Happiness is an insightful and inspirational book that explores the importance of company culture, employee satisfaction, and customer service in achieving success. Tony Hsieh shares his personal experiences and lessons learned from his entrepreneurial journey, while providing tips on how to create and maintain a strong company culture. If you're looking for a book that can help you create a more fulfilling and happier work environment, Delivering Happiness is a must-read.
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Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

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This book is a must-read for those concerned about the erosion of democratic institutions. David Frum presents a compelling argument on how the Trump presidency has damaged American democracy, shedding light on the lies and disregard for traditional limits. His insightful analysis unravels the consequences of this corruption for our nation and our lives. Trumpocracy serves as a wake-up call to take action and prevent the further decline of our democratic values.

The Creative Habit : Learn it and Use I for Life

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If you've ever felt like creativity is just out of reach, Twyla Tharp's "The Creative Habit" is poised to be your guidebook to embracing it at a whole new level. The book doesn't just theorize but provides practical exercises to weave creativity into the fabric of your everyday life. Think of it as having a mentor who walks you through the fear of the blank page to a place where you're in constant conversation with your muse—no matter your profession or passion.
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Mustache Shenanigans : Making Super Troopers and Other Adventures in Comedy

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Mustache Shenanigans is a witty and honest memoir about the journey of Jay Chandrasekhar, a writer, director, and actor. He divulges the story of how he created his own comedy group, Broken Lizard, and made his most-loved films like Super Troopers. This book is a must-read for fans of his movies and anyone fascinated in the art of movie-making.
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Under The Duvet

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Under the Duvet is a collection of Marian Keyes' hilarious and heartwarming essays about her life and experiences. Keyes's witty and vivid descriptions of her everyday life make for a fun, cozy read. Readers who enjoy light, humorous content will appreciate this book.
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Scrappy Little Nobody

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Scrappy Little Nobody is a great read for fans of Anna Kendrick who want to know more about her life and experiences. Her humor and candor make for an entertaining and enjoyable read, as she shares personal stories and observations about her rise to fame. Kendrick's ability to blend the ordinary with the extraordinary and her relatable storytelling will keep readers engaged throughout the book.
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Prozac Nation : Young and Depressed in America

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If Sylvia Plath's introspection resonates with you or you found 'Girl, Interrupted' gripping, then Elizabeth Wurtzel's 'Prozac Nation' might be your next poignant read. Wurtzel captures the essence of a generation grappling with the expectations of success and the reality of mental illness. Her honest prose is like having a heart-to-heart with a friend who understands the weight of existential despair—making it a relatable journey for anyone who's felt the pressures of growing up in a world that's quick to diagnose but slow to understand.
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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

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This book could be a good read for you if you are interested in exploring the contrasting approaches to parenting between Eastern and Western cultures. Through witty storytelling, Amy Chua sheds light on the challenges and rewards of raising children in a strict, traditional manner. Her honest and thought-provoking memoir will make you question your own parenting style and offer a fresh perspective on what it means to be a successful parent. Get ready to be entertained, enlightened, and challenged by this captivating book.
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Stories Told by the Mother Part -II *

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This book could be a good read for those seeking spiritual enlightenment and guidance. Through a collection of stories, the author conveys living truths that are meant to bring readers closer to the Mother. Each anecdote serves as a revelation, offering a unique perspective on life and spirituality. Dive into this book to experience a profound connection with the Mother and uncover hidden truths that will inspire and guide you on your spiritual journey.

My Left Foot

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"My Left Foot" gives a resonant voice to the indomitable human spirit. Reading this book, you'll likely marvel at Christy Brown's raw honesty and wit in the face of immense challenges. It's not just an autobiography; it's a profound testament to perseverance and the extraordinary capabilities within each person, regardless of the hurdles they face.