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Tom Brady's 'TB12 Method' book is a pseudoscientific grift, but it'll make you healthier anyway
Have you ever read a piece of branded content and thought, “This is good, but I wish it was a book?” Then plop down $29.99 (much less on Amazon) for Tom Brady's The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance. In just 300 ...

Book review: Fantasy parallels reality in 'A Court of Thorns and Roses'
The best, and often underappreciated, part of fantasy literature is that it parallels our own lives in surprising and incredibly meaningful ways. Such is the case with the fantasy series “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas. The series ...

Gucci Mane Book Review: 12 Revelations From the Rapper's New Autobiography
I became a fan of the Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane my junior year of high school, after my kinda-sorta boyfriend introduced me to his 2005 Trap House album. By the time I got to college in '06, Hard to Kill, his second album, was in heavy rotation ...

Poor Little Rich Folks
This is the emotionally fraught life event that the sociologist Rachel Sherman in her book Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence chooses to focus on. In particular, and with what she describes as considerable difficulty, she found 50 young New York ...

Movie review: 'Kingsman 2' takes its comic book roots to ultra-violent extremes
Taking ultra-violent comic book imagery to live-action extremes, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” revs up with a death-defying car chase and never lets up. The exhilarating but ultimately exhausting spectacle, a sequel to the stylish “Kingsman: The Secret ...

Celeste Ng: By the Book
What influences your decisions about which books to read? Word of mouth, reviews, a trusted friend? Friends. Taste is idiosyncratic, so I don't love everything people recommend me, and I don't love everything my friends love. But if a friend adores a ...

Book Review: Economics For Independent Thinkers
Economics for Independent Thinkers: A Practical, No-Nonsense Guide to Understanding Economic Risks. 2017. Daniel Nevins, CFA. “Academic economics is full of smart people doing stupid things,” writes investment strategist Daniel Nevins, CFA, borrowing ...

Book review: 'The Final Spark' is electrifying ending to Michael Vey series
When the sixth book in the series left off, Michael Vey was missing and his friends in the Electroclan had blown up the island of Hades. With a cliff hanger like that, the seventh book was highly anticipated by its fans. "The Final Spark" opens with ...

Book Review: 'Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies'
This book cover image released by Atria shows "Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words," Michael Ausiello. (Atria via AP). NOTEWORTHY. “Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies”. Michael Ausiello. Atria Books, 2017 ...

BOOK REVIEW: "So There I Was ..." by Troy Taylor and Len Adams
This book may be over a decade old, but that doesn't mean the stories contained within are any less scary. In fact, noted Midwestern ghost hunters Troy Taylor and Len Adams pull off a pretty good book with So There I Was: More Confessions of Ghost ...

Book Review: 'Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier'
You might flip through this attractive volume in a bookstore. It has lots of colorful, glossy photos of beaming people of varying ethnicities tending lettuce and holding huge bunches of brilliant beets. You'd probably notice tomatoes and peppers ...

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Betsy Balcombe and her family come to the island of St. Helena in 1815 when her father is given the post of representative of the East India Company. His assignment is to receive and send provisions for the ships coming and going to Cape Town. That ...





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