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Motherless Brooklyn

A compelling and complusively readable riff on the classic detective novel from America's most inventive novelist. Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, Lionel Essrog is an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent's Home for Boys, he works for small-time mobster Frank Minna's limo service cum detective agency. Life without Frank Minna, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, would be unimaginable, so who cares if the tasks he sets them are, well, not exactly legal. Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original, captivating homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation.

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Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application

Getting Real details the business, design, programming, and marketing principles of 37 signals. The book is packed with keep-it-simple insights, contrarian points of view, and unconventional approaches to software design. This is not a technical book or a design tutorial, it's a book of ideas. Anyone working on a web app - including entrepreneurs, designers, programmers, executives, or marketers - will find value and inspiration in this book.

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Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

In DELIVERING HAPPINESS, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Fast-paced and down-to-earth, DELIVERING HAPPINESS shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own.

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The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing (Violate Them at Your Own Risk!)

Ries and Trout, authors of some of the most popular titles in marketing published during the last decade (Marketing Warfare; Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind; and Bottom-Up Marketing), continue the same breezy style, with lots of anecdotes and insider views of contemporary marketing strategy. Just as the laws of physics define the workings of the universe, so do successful marketing programs conform to the "22 Laws."

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Leaving Microsoft to Change the World (An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Childen)

John Wood discovered his passion, his greatest success, and his life's work not at business school or helping lead Microsoft's charge into Asia in the 1990s but on a soul-searching trip to the Himalayas. He made the difficult decision to walk away from his lucrative career to create Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that promotes education across the developing world. By the end of 2007, the organization will have established over 5,000 libraries and 400 schools, and awarded long-term scholarships to more than 3,000 girls. If you have ever pondered abandoning your desk job for an adventure and an opportunity to give back, Wood's story will inspire you.

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Letters From a Stoic

Renowned author Timothy Ferriss calls Stoicism “the ideal operating system for anyone who wants to operate in high-stress environments”. Seneca’s Letters, a masterpiece of classical literature, offer a compelling and accessible introduction to Stoic ideas. Whether you are a senior executive or an emerging artist, an athlete or a home-maker, the Letters give you the tools you need to overcome setbacks and maximize your potential. “Just like an entrepreneur, stoicism’s built for action, not endless debate.” Ryan Holiday

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Vagabonding (An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel)

Vagabonding is about taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Potts gives the necessary information on: • financing your travel time • determining your destination • adjusting to life on the road • working and volunteering overseas • handling travel adversity • re-assimilating back into ordinary life
Not just a plan of action, vagabonding is an outlook on life that emphasizes creativity, discovery, and the growth of the spirit.

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Surely, You Are Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character

Richard P. Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. In this lively work that “can shatter the stereotype of the stuffy scientist” (Detroit Free Press), Feynman recounts his experiences trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets―and much more of an eyebrow-raising nature. In his stories, Feynman’s life shines through in all its eccentric glory―a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah.

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