BOOK NOTES: 'Conspireality' ... 'Bossy Pants' ... 'Here is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History'
Grand Forks Public Library o "Here is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History," by Andrew Carroll, is a celebration of the unmarked landmarks and anonymous locales of the ironic, iconic, and lesser-known moments which influenced Amer...
Grand Forks Public Library
• "Here is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History," by Andrew Carroll, is a celebration of the unmarked landmarks and anonymous locales of the ironic, iconic, and lesser-known moments which influenced American history.
• "Maybe We'll Have You Back: The Life of a Perennial TV Guest Star," by Fred Stoller, is a heartfelt account of a character actor's gradual rise to fame, and the anecdotes which happened along the way.
• "Grandmother's Wisdom: Good, Old-Fashioned Advice Handed Down Through the Ages," by Lee Faber is a compilation of the best of folk wisdom, including the health benefits of parsley, tricks to opening a jar, and how to fold a fitted sheet.
• "The Great American Jet Pack: The Quest for the Ultimate Individual Lift Device" by Steve Lehto is a history of the scientific search for the most elusive promise of The Future.
East Grand Forks Campbell Library
• "Never Goin' back: Winning the Weight-loss Battle for Good" by Al Roker is an inspiring, candid, and often hilarious story of self-discovery. Roker reveals the effects that a lifelong battle with weight issues can have on a person -- and how, regardless of the frustration and setbacks, you must never lose faith in yourself.
• "Conspireality" by Victor Thorn moves readers to areas of the rabbit hole that they never knew existed. You'll learn how the Patty Hearst kidnapping, a CIA-financed remote viewing project, the Zodiac killings, and widespread cybernetic mind control programs can all be tied to one geographic locale in California.
• "How Good Do We Have to Be: A New Understanding of Guilt and Forgiveness" by Harold S. Kushner puts human feelings of guilt and inadequacy in perspective -- and teaches us how we can learn to accept ourselves and others even when we and they are less than perfect.
• "Bossy Pants" by Tina Fey tells Fey's story from her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty,from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon. Fey reveals all, that you're no one until someone calls you bossy.
• "The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You" by Ed Pariser is more than just a collection of evidence and personal information, it's a history of how this technology came into existence and how websites like Google and Facebook, specifically, transformed from their sites into the monoliths that they are now.