Don't let the title fool you! I am a faithful follower of this method. Sarah thoughtfully, with only a little bit of tongue in cheek, provides useful advice on how to manage the stress in your life. There's even a handy flow chart and a budget. It's practical even while dropping multiple f bombs. - Karena

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The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do (N Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316270724
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Published: Little Brown and Company - December 29th, 2015

I laughed slash sobbed reading this book. It's a hilariously written reflection on the life of average upper class white ladies which wasn't as bad as their less fortunate counterparts, but was still pretty horrifying, hence the sobbing. From the organ crushing corsets to the terrifying institutionalizing to the demonizing of their lady parts, this book covers it all. - Karena

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Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316357913
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 25th, 2016

A nostalgic look back, this book showcases some of the show's most memorable moments and reveals behind the scenes secrets you didn't know you needed to hear. If you miss seeing Jon Stewart's charming smirk on your television every evening, this book is for you. - Jade

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By Jon Stewart (Foreword by), Chris Smith
ISBN: 9781455565382
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 22nd, 2016

What I love most about this haunting and beautiful fairytale from Ivey is the way she evokes the wilderness as her setting. Alaska, in all its harsh and terrible beautiful, is as much a character as the elderly couple struggling to survive and the young girl who appears seemingly by magic into their lives. I lost myself in this story, in the best possible way. - Jax

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ISBN: 9780316175661
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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - November 6th, 2012

When the world burns and you lose those you love, what do you do? Butler is one of the greatest American writers of science fiction we’ve ever known, and this is my favorite of her works – a dystopian future (before it was cool) where a young black woman on a post-apocalyptic road trip decides not just to survive, but thrive – and bring the rest of the world up with her. - Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9780446675505
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 1st, 2000

Bendis began this story of a young (white) woman violently taking on corrupt police and politicians in 2010. It likely would be a different story had he waited just a couple more years. That said, this grey-area epic (with gorgeous art by Alex Maleev) of one average person taking matters into her own hands - because no one else will - cannot help but strike a chord today. - Jocelyn

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By Brian Michael Bendis (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Alex Maleev (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781302901523
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Published: Marvel Comics - August 2nd, 2016

When this book was published twenty years ago, the impact was so powerful we’re still feeling the reverberations today. The most flat-out brilliant book of the 1990s, by a mile, it offers amazing erudition, terrifically sympathetic characters, and a mind-bending structure. And footnotes—lots and lots of footnotes. It’s also the funniest book I’ve ever read. - Rico

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By David Foster Wallace, Tom Bissell (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780316306058
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 23rd, 2016

How do you live when everyone forgets you as soon as you're out of their presence? It started when Hope was a teenager and her parents forgot to set a place for her at the dinner table. Today she is a thief who can steal a necklace right off of someone's neck. This is a mesmerizing novel about an amazing character as well as a commentary about some of society's biggest fears. - Trey

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ISBN: 9780316335966
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Published: Redhook - January 24th, 2017

There just aren’t enough robot camping stories. This science fiction adventure is part survival story and part celebration of wildness, with a quiet warning of climate change snaking through. We follow Roz the robot from the moment she is marooned on the island—and fortuitously activated by some curious otters—through her first harsh experiences with winter (one of the worst on record). Though faced with steep terrain and a steeper learning curve, our quirky hero Roz travels through each adversity with grace and amazing generosity. Peter Brown’s black-and-gray illustrations are sprinkled lightly throughout this book, gently giving form to his words. This near-future tale gives us a peek at the twists and turns technology might take and a chance to consider what we might do. Grades 3–5. —MICHELLE


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ISBN: 9780316381994
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016

A young boy feels overwhelmed by his unusual name, which he shares with his boisterous, strong, and loving father. Thunder Boy Jr. is eager to find a name that’s truly his own, and it is eventually granted to him by his thoughtful father: Now he’s “Lightning.” “Together my dad and I will become amazing weather.” Written by the brilliant Sherman Alexie (in his first foray into picture books), this story is illustrated by the multi-award–winning artist Yuyi Morales. Her art sparkles and crashes and bursts with emotion, while the textures of her bold, multimedia collages are taken from the clay bricks and wood of a crumbling, antique house in Mexico, near where she has her studio. Ages 4 & up.  —TERA


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By Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316013727
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2016



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