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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; The instant classic aboutwhy some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to improve your idea's chancesessential reading in the';fake news' era. Mark Twain once observed, ';A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.' His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus news stories circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideasentrepreneurs, teachers, politicians, and journalistsstruggle to make them ';stick.' InMade to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, such as applying the human scale principle, using the Velcro Theory of Memory, and creating curiosity gaps.Along the way, we discover that sticky messages of all kindsfrom the infamous ';kidney theft ring' hoax to a coach's lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sonydraw their power from the same six traits. Made to Stickwill transform the way you communicate. It's a fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures): the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of the Mother Teresa Effect; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice. Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny,Made to Stickshows us the vital principles of winning ideasand tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Chip Heath and Dan Heath'sSwitch.
For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO's Game of Thrones are together in one eBook bundle. An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R. R. Martindubbed ';the American Tolkien' by Time magazineinternational acclaim and millions of loyal readers. Now this bundle collects the entire monumental cycle in the most convenient format available: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS ';One of the best series in the history of fantasy.'Los Angeles Times Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worseunnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen's brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannisterthe first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothrakiwhose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys. ';Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.'The New York Times
From a co-founder of Pixar Animation Studiosthe Academy Awardwinning studio behindCoco, Inside Out,andToy Storycomes an incisive book about creativity in business and leadership for readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Huffington Post *; Financial Times *; Success *; Inc. *; Library JournalCreativity, Inc. is a manual for anyone who strives for originality and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animationinto the meetings, postmortems, and ';Braintrust' sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about creativitybut it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, ';an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.' For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up,WALL-E, and Inside Out,which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admiredand so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his co-founding Pixar in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie's successand in the thirteen movies that followedwas the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on leadership and management philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: *; Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. *; If you don't strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. *; It's not the manager's job to prevent risks. It's the manager's job to make it safe for others to take them. *; The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. *; A company's communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody.
NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER *; This instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal *; Financial TimesIn The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.With a new Afterword by the author ';Sharp, provocative, and useful.'Jim Collins ';Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.'Financial Times ';A flat-out great read.'David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity ';You'll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.'Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind ';Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.'The New York Times Book Review
#1NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL,ANDBOSTON GLOBEBESTSELLER*;NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYTHE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW*;ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR*; BILL GATES'S HOLIDAY READING LIST*; FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S AWARD IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY *; FINALIST FORTHENATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK*; FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD*; FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES BOOK PRIZENAMED ONE OF PASTE'S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE *; NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post *; O: The Oprah Magazine *; Time *; NPR *; Good Morning America *; San Francisco Chronicle *; The Guardian *; The Economist *; Financial Times *; Newsday *; New York Post *; theSkimm *; Refinery29 *; Bloomberg *; Self *; Real Simple *; Town & Country *; Bustle *; Paste *; Publishers Weekly *; Library Journal *; LibraryReads *; BookRiot *; Pamela Paul, KQED *; New York Public LibraryAn unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.';Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover's] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?'Vogue';Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.'The New York Times Book Review
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; Theauthor of The Talent Codeunlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides tomorrow's leaders with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG ANDLIBRARY JOURNAL Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing? In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world's most successful organizationsincluding the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spursand reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. Drawing on examples that range from Internet retailer Zappos to the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to a daring gang of jewel thieves, Coyle offers specific strategies that trigger learning, spark collaboration, build trust, and drive positive change. Coyle unearths helpful stories of failure that illustrate what not to do, troubleshoots common pitfalls, and shares advice about reforming a toxic culture. Combining leading-edge science, on-the-ground insights from world-class leaders, and practical ideas for action, The Culture Code offers a roadmap for creating an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved, and expectations are exceeded. Culture is not something you areit's something you do. The Culture Code puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of your group or your goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together.Praise for The Culture Code ';I've been waiting years for someone to write this bookI've built it up in my mind into something extraordinary. But it is even better than I imagined. Daniel Coyle has produced a truly brilliant, mesmerizing read that demystifies the magic of great groups. It blows all other books on culture right out of the water.'Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take ';If you want to understand how successful groups workthe signals they transmit, the language they speak, the cues that foster creativityyou won't find a more essential guide than The Culture Code.'Charles Duhigg, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better
#1NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *;The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF PASTE'S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE *; NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times *; USA Today *; San Francisco Chronicle *; NPR *;Esquire *; Newsday *; Booklist Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man's relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious motherhis teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother's unconventional, unconditional love.Praise for Born a Crime';[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah's] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah's family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author's remarkable mother.'Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times ';[An] unforgettable memoir.'Parade ';What makesBorn a Crimesuch a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . ConsiderBorn a Crimeanother such gift to herand an enormous gift to the rest of us.'USA Today ';[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.'People
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK *;The Pulitzer Prizewinning, bestselling author ofThe Warmth of Other Sunsexamines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.';An instant American classic.'Dwight Garner, The New York Times';As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about powerwhich groups have it and which do not.'In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about peopleincluding Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many othersshe shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.Beautifully written, original, and revealing,Caste: The Origins of Our Discontentsis an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.
This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.';Essential reading.'—Bustle *; NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKRIOT Burnout. Many women in America have experienced it. What's expected of women and what it's really like to be a woman in today's world are two very different things—and women exhaust themselves trying to close the gap between them. How can you ';love your body' when every magazine cover has ten diet tips for becoming ';your best self'? How do you ';lean in' at work when you're already operating at 110 percent and aren't recognized for it? How can you live happily and healthily in a sexist world that is constantly telling you you're too fat, too needy, too noisy, and too selfish? Sisters Emily Nagoski, PhD, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA, are here to help end the cycle of feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Instead of asking us to ignore the very real obstacles and societal pressures that stand between women and well-being, they explain with compassion and optimism what we're up against—and show us how to fight back. In these pages you'll learn *; what you can do to complete the biological stress cycle—and return your body to a state of relaxation *; how to manage the ';monitor' in your brain that regulates the emotion of frustration *; how the Bikini Industrial Complex makes it difficult for women to love their bodies—and how to defend yourself against it *; why rest, human connection, and befriending your inner critic are keys to recovering and preventing burnout With the help of eye-opening science, prescriptive advice, and helpful worksheets and exercises, all women will find something transformative in these pages—and will be empowered to create positive change. Emily and Amelia aren't here to preach the broad platitudes of expensive self-care or insist that we strive for the impossible goal of ';having it all.' Instead, they tell us that we are enough, just as we are—and that wellness, true wellness, is within our reach.Praise for Burnout ';Burnout is the gold standard of self-help books, delivering cutting-edge science with energy, empathy, and wit. The authors know exactly what's going on inside your frazzled brain and body, and exactly what you can do to fix it. . . . Truly life-changing.'—Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of Calm the F*ck Down
Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local ';powhitetrash.' At eight years old and back at her mother's side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her ageand has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (';I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare') will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. ';I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.'James Baldwin
International authority on child development Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., joins forces with bestselling author Gabor Mate, M.D., to tackle one of the most disturbing trends of our time: Children today looking to their peers for directiontheir values, identity, and codes of behavior. This ';peer orientation' undermines family cohesion, interferes with healthy development, and fosters a hostile and sexualized youth culture. Children end up becoming overly conformist, desensitized, and alienated, and being ';cool' matters more to them than anything else. Hold On to Your Kids explains the causes of this crucial breakdown of parental influenceand demonstrates ways to ';reattach' to sons and daughters, establish the proper hierarchy in the home, make kids feel safe and understood, and earn back your children's loyalty and love. This updated edition also specifically addresses the unprecedented parenting challenges posed by the rise of digital devices and social media. By helping to reawaken instincts innate to us all, Neufeld and Mate will empower parents to be what nature intended: a true source of contact, security, and warmth for their children.
Never again will you have to stand by helplessly while your little baby cries and cries. There is a way to calm most crying babies . . . usually in minutes! Thousands of parents, from regular moms and dads to Hollywood superstars, have come to baby expert Dr. Harvey Karp to learn his remarkable techniques for soothing babies and increasing sleep. Now his landmark book—fully revised and updated with the latest insights into infant sleep, bedsharing, breastfeeding, swaddling, and SIDS risk—can teach you too! Dr. Karp's highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts: 1. The Fourth Trimester: Why babies still yearn for a womblike atmosphere . . . even after birth 2. The Calming Reflex: An ';off switch' all babies are born with 3. The 5 S's: Five easy steps to turn on your baby's amazing calming reflex 4. The Cuddle Cure: How to combine the 5 S's to calm even colicky babies With Dr. Karp's sensible advice, parents and grandparents, nurses and nannies, will be able to transform even the fussiest infant into the happiest baby on the block! Praise for The Happiest Baby on the Block ';Dr. Karp's book is fascinating and will guide new parents for years to come.'—Julius Richmond, M.D., Harvard Medical School, former Surgeon General of the United States ';The Happiest Baby on the Block is fun and convincing. I highly recommend it.'—Elisabeth Bing, co-founder of Lamaze International ';Will fascinate anyone who wants to know how babies experience the world, and wants to answer their cries lovingly and effectively.'—The San Diego Union-Tribune
NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER *;The authors ofNo-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brainexplain the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book. ';Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child's struggles.'Harvey Karp, M.D. In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explainand make accessiblethe new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. The ';upstairs brain,' which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child's brain and foster vital growth. Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives. ';[A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.'Kirkus Reviews ';Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.'The Washington Post ';This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.'Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other';Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child's brain working together.'Parent to Parent