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Navigate Your Stars Cover Image
By Jesmyn Ward, Gina Triplett (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982131326
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Published: Scribner - April 7th, 2020

A revelatory, uplifting, and gorgeously illustrated meditation on dedication, hard work, and the power of perseverance from the beloved, New York Times bestselling, and two-time National Book Award–winning Jesmyn Ward.

For Tulane University’s 2018 commencement, Jesmyn Ward delivered a stirring speech about the value of hard work and the importance of respect for on


Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501111112
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Published: Scribner - August 21st, 2018

In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).

The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,&rdqu


Countdown to College: The Essential Steps to Your Child's Successful Launch Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524799311
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 5th, 2019

After all the testing and touring and applying, your child has been accepted to college. Congratulations! Now what?


The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492645962
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Published: Sourcebooks - April 4th, 2017

For 10 years (and counting), The Naked Roommate has been the #1 go-to guide for your very best college experience

From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is your behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING you need to know about college (but never knew you needed to know).


Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985719
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 4th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A sharp, funny grammar guide they’ll actually want to read, from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus
 

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine Paste Shelf Awareness


What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984857866
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Published: Ten Speed Press - December 22nd, 2020

With timeless advice, up-to-the-minute insights, and more than ten million copies sold over fifty years, the world’s most popular and best-selling career guide is fully revised and expanded for 2021.


The New Normal: A Roadmap to Resilience in the Pandemic Era Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063083233
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Published: William Morrow - February 9th, 2021

From Dr. Jennifer Ashton—the Chief Medical Correspondent at ABC News covering breaking medical news for Good Morning America and GMA3: What You Need to Know—comes a doctor’s guide to finding resilience in the time of COVID, while staying safe and sane in a rapidly changing world.


The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374173227
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 8th, 2020

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020
A Bloomberg Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020
A Behavioral Scientist Notable Book of 2020
A Human Behavior & Evolution Society Must-Read Popular Evolution Book of 2020


Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250268501
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 24th, 2020

From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew.


Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything Cover Image
By Viktor E. Frankl, Daniel Goleman (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780807005552
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Published: Beacon Press - March 23rd, 2020

Find hope even in these dark times with this rediscovered masterpiece, a companion to his international bestseller Man’s Search for Meaning.


Let's Talk About Hard Things Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501190247
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 4th, 2021

From the host of the popular WNYC podcast Death, Sex, & Money, Let’s Talk About Hard Things is “like a good conversation with a friend” (The New Yorker) and an invitation to discuss the tough topics that all of us encounter.


Becoming Deluxe Signed Edition  Cover Image
$150.00
ISBN: 9780593137345
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Published: Crown - November 16th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent


In the Hands of the People: Thomas Jefferson on Equality, Faith, Freedom, Compromise, and the Art of Citizenship Cover Image
By Jon Meacham (Editor), Annette Gordon-Reed (Afterword by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593229316
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Published: Random House - June 30th, 2020

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Jon Meacham offers a collection of inspiring words about how to be a good citizen, from Thomas Jefferson and others, and reminds us why our country’s founding principles are still so important today.


Smarter Living: Work - Nest - Invest - Relate - Thrive Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780762494125
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - December 3rd, 2019

Smart, actionable advice and life tips on how to improve your career, your home, your finances, your relationships, and your health for a happier life -- all from the popular Smarter Living section of the New York Times.


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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525537090
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 3rd, 2019

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 


Carpe Every Diem: The Best Graduation Advice from More Than 100 Commencement Speeches : A Graduation Book Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593139752
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 23rd, 2021

A thoughtfully curated, cleverly designed keepsake that distills the wisdom of all those powerful graduation speakers—from Barack Obama and Gloria Steinem to Kermit the Frog—into the best advice for grads of all ages.


If This Isn't Nice, What Is? (Even More) Expanded Third Edition: The Graduation Speeches and Other Words to Live By Cover Image
By Kurt Vonnegut, Dan Wakefield (Selected by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781609806101
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Published: Seven Stories Press - March 31st, 2020

For this first-ever paperback edition of If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?, the beloved collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s campus speeches, editor Dan Wakefield has unearthed three early gems as a sort of prequel—the anti-war Moratorium Day speech he gave in Barnstable, Massachusetts, in October 1969, a 1970 speech to Bennington College recommending “skylarking,” and a 1


Almost Everything: Notes on Hope Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525537441
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 16th, 2018

From Anne Lamott, the New York Times-bestselling author of Dusk, Night, Dawn and Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives


Walking: One Step At a Time Cover Image
By Erling Kagge, Becky L. Crook (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525564492
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Published: Vintage - April 17th, 2020

Why do we walk?
Where do we walk from?
What is our destination?
 


Permission to Dream Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780063031562
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Published: Amistad - April 13th, 2021

In the spirit of The Last Lecture, The Secret, and The Alchemist, this small book presents BIG ideas for turning your “one day” into today, including the generational transfer of a dream and a powerful blueprint for a masterpiece life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and major motion picture The Pursuit of Happynes


Moments of Mindfulness: Find a Little Stillness in a Busy World (Mindfulness series) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781782402510
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Published: Leaping Hare Press - September 15th, 2016

Pause. Breathe. Live in the moment. Moments of Mindfulness offers you an opportunity to notice and become aware of yourself and the world around you. Expert authors share more than 100 meditative insights, along with meaningful exercises to practice and enjoy every day.


Assume the Worst: The Graduation Speech You'll Never Hear Cover Image
By Carl Hiaasen, Roz Chast (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525655015
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Published: Knopf - April 10th, 2018

This is Oh, the Places You'll Never Go--the ultimate hilarious, cynical, but absolutely realistic view of a college graduate's future. And what he or she can or can't do about it.

"This commencement address will never be given, because graduation speakers are supposed to offer encouragement and inspiration. That's not what you need. You need a warning."


Dear Grad: Words of Wisdom and Encouragement for Your Next Journey Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593240168
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 27th, 2021

Timely and inspiring advice for graduates entering their next phase of life in today’s uncertain world, featuring remarks from iconic cultural figures and celebrities alongside student voices.


Your Turn: How to Be an Adult Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250137777
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims is back with a groundbreakingly frank guide to being a grown-up


Sail Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316495486
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2021

This dazzlingly illustrated debut about sailing through the journey of life is perfect for graduation or uplifting reading year-round.  Out at sea anything can happen: whether trials or triumphs, there are infinite possibilities to explore once we leave the shore.


You Are Ready!: The World Is Waiting Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062953520
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Published: HarperCollins - April 7th, 2020

With Eric Carle’s signature bright illustrations featuring an array of charming animals, You Are Ready! encourages us to be open to new possibilities and be brave in the face of the changes and challenges that life lays in front of us.


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
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Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  · USA TODAY BESTSELLER


Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780679805274
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 22nd, 1990

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect gift to celebrate all of our special milestones—from graduations to birthdays and beyond!