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BOOK NOTES: “Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It” ... “Is That Me Yelling?"

Grand Forks Public Library

“Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It” by James A. Levine, MD. For every hour you spend sitting, you lose two hours of life, and the average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting. Learn what you can do to reverse this negative trend.

 “Is That Me Yelling? A Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Kids to Cooperate Without Losing Your Cool” by Rona Renner, RN. Learn a gentle, effective way to get your kids to cooperate, while helping you manage stress caused by frustration.

“Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs” by Joshua Wolf Shenk. Creativity is fundamentally a social activity, not the work of an individual mind. Drawing on academic research, original reports, and historical evidence, Shenk reveals the six essential stages of creative intimacy.

“The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark” by Meryl Gordon. After a childhood of privilege, and a jet-setting early adulthood, Huguette Clark spent the last twenty years of her life hiding out in hospitals and collecting antique French porcelain dolls. Though the press reduced her story to the cliché, her life story was much more complex.

East Grand Forks Campbell Library

“Do Penguins Have Knees? And Other Imponderables” by David Feldman. The book arms readers with the knowledge about everyday life that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs just don't have. And think about it, where else are you going to get to the bottom of how beer was kept cold in the Old West? You’ll find it in Do Penguins Have Knees.

“Hard Choices: A Memoir” by Hilary Rodham Clinton. The book is Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.

“Antique Tractor Guide” by Hot Line. This is a guide on specifications, serial numbers, and auction and retail pricing for antique tractors and crawlers, 1965 and older. 70 Manufacturers Covered, over 500 Pages with over 1,000 Models. Serial numbers broken down by year!

“Soccer Star: Lionel Messi” by John Albert Torres. It’s about a soccer great, Lionel Messi. Considered by some to be the greatest soccer star of all time, Lionel Messi’s story is nothing short of spectacular. As this sports biography highlights the biggest moments of his career, it becomes quite clear why he is the most important player to Argentina’s national squad and his club team, FC Barcelona.