Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER

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Bantam #ad - In this absorbing memoir, holland recounts stories from her vast case files that are alternately terrifying, tragically comic, and profoundly moving: the serial killer, the schizophrenic begging for an injection of club soda to quiet the voices in his head, the naked man barking like a dog in Times Square, the subway conductor who helplessly watched a young woman pushed into the path of his train.

Writing with uncommon candor, holland supplies not only a page-turner with all the fast-paced immediacy of a TV medical drama but also a fascinating glimpse into the inner lives of doctors who struggle to maintain perspective in a world where sanity is in the eye of the beholder. Praise for weekends at bellevue“an extraordinary insider’s look at the typical days and nights of that most extraordinary place, written with a rare combination of toughness, tenderness, and outrageous humor.

Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER #ad - Andrew Weil, M. D. Unforgettable. A gem of a memoir. Holland is a good storyteller with a dark wit.

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20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents

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Fideli Publishing #ad - A unique and comprehensive collection of more than one hundred photographs has been added to illustrate this agent's amazing story. History, humorous anecdotes, and descriptions of the complexities, risks, and constant tensions involved in protecting America's chief executive. Johnson. This candid memoir includes youngblood's first-hand account of the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath, Kennedy, Johnson, as well as highlights from his twenty-year career in the Secret Service during which he protected Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Nixon.

Secret service Agent Rufus W. Readers will enjoy youngblood's behind-the-scenes look at some of the most pivotal events in U. S. Faced with the unknown, Youngblood maintained this protective position as they sped toward Parkland Hospital. Youngblood immediately lunged over the seat of the vice president's car and bravely used his body to shield Vice President Lyndon B.

20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents #ad - Throughout that fateful day, he vigilantly remained by LBJ’s side to ensure his safety. When shots rang out in Dallas on November 22, 1963, U. S.

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If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating

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Random House #ad - With his trademark humor and candor, he explores how to develop empathy as the key factor. Invaluable. Deborah tannen, #1 new york times bestselling author of you’re the only One I Can Tell and You Just Don’t Understand Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively.

He guides us through his discoveries, avoiding jargon, looking for clues in another’s face, and reading another person so well that you become “in sync” with them, using the power of a compelling story, showing how communication can be improved through learning to relate to the other person: listening with our eyes, and know what they are thinking and feeling—especially when you’re talking about the hard stuff.

In his wry and wise voice, alda reflects on moments of miscommunication in his own life, when an absence of understanding resulted in problems both big and small. His search began when he was host of pbs’s scientific american Frontiers, where he interviewed thousands of scientists and developed a knack for helping them communicate complex ideas in ways a wide audience could understand—and Alda wondered if those techniques held a clue to better communication for the rest of us.

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating #ad - Drawing on improvisation training, theater, and storytelling techniques from a life of acting, and with insights from recent scientific studies, nurture our innate mind-reading abilities, Alda describes ways we can build empathy, and improve the way we relate and talk with others. Exploring empathy-boosting games and exercises, with our doctors,  If I Understood You is a funny, and families, in business settings, thought-provoking guide that can be used by all of us, lovers, in every aspect of our lives—with our friends, and beyond.

Alda uses his trademark humor and a well-honed ability to get to the point, to help us all learn how to leverage the better communicator inside each of us. Forbes“alda, with his laudable curiosity, has learned something you and I can use right now.

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Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy

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Random House #ad - I don’t want this book to end. Jimmy fallon “An essential for any comedy geek. Entertainment Weekly “Fascinating. New york times bestseller • named one of the best books of the year by the a. V. At sixteen, long island—a show that consisted of Q&As with his comedy heroes, he was hosting a show for his local high school radio station in Syosset, from Garry Shandling to Jerry Seinfeld.

Here are the contemporaries he grew up with in Hollywood, from Spike Jonze to Sarah Silverman. A collection of interviews with many of the great figures of comedy in the latter half of the twentieth century. The washington post “open this book anywhere, and you’re bound to find some interesting nugget from someone who has had you in stitches many, many times.

Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy #ad - Janet maslin, the new york times “An amazing read, full of insights and connections both creative and interpersonal. The new yorker “Fascinating and revelatory. Chicago tribune “Anyone even remotely interested in comedy or humanity should own this book. Will Ferrell. They talked about their careers, the science of a good joke, and their dreams of future glory turns out, Shandling was interested in having his own TV show one day and Steve Allen had already invented everything.

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Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting

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Ecco #ad - Be it childbirth, or the ways in which we teach children how to sleep, breastfeeding, walk, and talk, eat, she leaves no stone unturned in her quest for answers: Have our techniques actually evolved into something better? Or are we still just scrambling in the dark? . From a distinctive, frazzled, inimitable voice, a wickedly funny and fascinating romp through the strange and often contradictory history of Western parentingWhy do we read our kids fairy tales about homicidal stepparents? How did helicopter parenting develop if it used to be perfectly socially acceptable to abandon your children? Why do we encourage our babies to crawl if crawling won’t help them learn to walk?These are just some of the questions that came to Jennifer Traig when—exhausted, and at sea after the birth of her two children—she began to interrogate the traditional parenting advice she’d been conditioned to accept at face value.

The result is act natural, hilarious and deft dissection of the history of Western parenting, written with the signature biting wit and deep insights Traig has become known for. Spock craze of mid-century america, to the nonsensical, Traig cheerfully explores historic and present-day parenting techniques ranging from the misguided, to the truly horrifying.

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Letters from the Pit: Stories of a Physician's Odyssey in Emergency Medicine

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BookBaby #ad - Crocker's struggles to Do No Harm in the most challenging of situations. Every day the staff of emergency rooms throughout the world are saving lives - 24/7/365. Through these stories, you'll see him find the delicate balance between help and harm, empathy and self-preservatio. Dr. In a culture of comic book heroes, it's gratifying to be reminded that there are real heroes out there.

Patrick crocker provides us an intimate glimpse into the growing mind of an emergency physician, from residency to retirement. Told in a unique first-person stream of consciousness style, you are right in the middle of the action, looking over the doctor's shoulder while he works. In this compilation of notable, frightening, funny, sad, and poignant cases, you'll see Dr.

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Washington: The Indispensable Man

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Open Road Media #ad - James thomas flexner’s masterful four-volume biography of america’s first president, which received a special Pulitzer Prize citation and a National Book Award for its concluding installment, is the definitive chronicle of Washington’s life and a classic work of American history. The george washington that emerges in these pages is a shrewd statesman, a brave patriot, a wise commander, and above all, “an ordinary man pushed to greatness by the extraordinary times in which he lived” The Christian Science Monitor.

This “perceptive” and “satisfying” biography of george Washington by an award-winning historian “deserves a place on every American’s bookshelf” The New York Times Book Review. An amateur soldier, he prepared for his role as commander in chief of the Continental army by sending out to Philadelphia bookshops for treatises on military strategy.

In tracing washington’s evolution from privileged son of the landed gentry to “the indispensable man” without whom the United States as we know it would not exist, Flexner presents a hero worthy of admiration not only for his remarkable strengths, but also for his all-too-human weaknesses. In this single-volume edition, flexner brilliantly distills his sweeping study to offer readers “the most convincing evocation of the man and his deeds written within the compass of one book” Los Angeles Times.

Washington: The Indispensable Man #ad - The only founding father from virginia to free all his slaves, Washington was a faithful husband who harbored deep romantic feelings for his best friend’s wife. As president, john adams, he set many democratic precedents—including the two-term limit and the appointment of an advisory cabinet—yet routinely excluded his vice president, from important decisions.

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A World Undone

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Delacorte Press #ad - While the world slumbered, monumental forces were shaken. A world undone has an instructive value that can scarcely be measured”—Los Angeles Times “An original and very readable account of one of the most significant and often misunderstood events of the last century. Steve gillon, resident historian, The History Channel.

. In less than a month, jealousy, and a vast russian army into war, missed opportunities, a combination of ambition, and miscalculation sent Austro-Hungarian troops marching into Serbia, deceit, fear, German troops streaming toward Paris, with England as its ally. As crowds cheered their armies on, no one could guess what lay ahead in the First World War: four long years of slaughter, physical and moral exhaustion, and the near collapse of a civilization that until 1914 had dominated the globe.

A World Undone #ad - Praise for a world Undone“Thundering, magnificent. A world undone is a book of true greatness that prompts moments of sheer joy and pleasure. It will earn generations of admirers. The washington times “meyer’s sketches of the British Cabinet, the Russian Empire, the aging Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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All the Names They Used for God: Stories

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Spiegel & Grau #ad - . They are enormous stories, each an entirely new, not in length but in ambition, unsparing world. Every single story is a standout. Roxane gaynamed one of the best books of the year by npr • refinery29 • bookriot“Fuses science, myth, and imagination into a dark and gorgeous series of questions about our current predicaments.

Anthony doerr, author of all the light we cannot seea dystopian tale about genetically modified septuplets who are struck by a mysterious illness; a love story about a man bewitched by a mermaid; a stirring imagining of the lives of Nigerian schoolgirls in the aftermath of a Boko Haram kidnapping. Sachdeva is seemingly fearless and her talent limitless.

All the Names They Used for God: Stories #ad - Am new york  “this phenomenal debut short-story collection is filled with stories that bring the otherworldly to life and examine the strangeness of humanity. Bustle  “so rich they read like dreams. The stories in all the names they used for god break down genre barriers—from science fiction to American Gothic to magical realism to horror—and are united by each character’s brutal struggle with fate.

One of the best collections I’ve ever read. Along the way, they must navigate the borderland between salvation and destruction. Named a must-read book by harper’s bazaar • entertainment weekly • am new york and a top read by elle • fast company • the christian science monitor • bustle • shondaland • Popsugar • Refinery29 • Bookish • Newsday • The Millions • Asian American Writers’ Workshop • HelloGiggles“Strange and wonderful.

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The Baltimore Book of the Dead

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Counterpoint #ad - Like life. Ann patchett, author of commonwealth when cheryl Strayed was asked by The Boston Globe to name a book she finds herself recommending time and again, she chose The Glen Rock Book of the Dead. This book is both brief and miraculous, and it will be finished before you’re ready to let it go. You’ll want to read the baltimore book of the Dead as slowly as possible because every observation is a marvel, every sentence a heartbreak or a revelation of joy.

Joining the alpha are the man who could take off his thumb, and the Thin White Duke, the Babydaddy, El Suegro, the Warrior Poetess, not to mention a miniature poodle and a goldfish. Winik begins with a portrait of her mother, home, introducing locales and language around which other stories will orbit: the power of family, the Alpha, and love; the pain of loss and the tenderness of nostalgia; the backdrop of nature and public events.

The Baltimore Book of the Dead #ad - Now that beloved book has a sequel: the Baltimore Book of the Dead, another collection of portraits of the dead, their compressed narratives weaving a unusual, richly populated memoir. Approaching mourning and memory with intimacy, winds through austin, humor, the story begins in the 1960s in Marion Winik’s native New Jersey, and an eye for the idiosyncratic, Texas and rural Pennsylvania, and finally settles in her current home of Baltimore.

From there, she goes on to create a highly personal panorama of the last half century of American life.

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Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss

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Sourcebooks #ad - The space between life and death is a moment. A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, cry, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother's spirit animal. This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is A Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of readers.

How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance?In beautiful, which she learned about three days before her wedding, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother's struggle with addiction, and surprisingly funny prose, unsentimental, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation.

Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss #ad - . That's all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs' life forever. Her younger brother harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments. One phone call.

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