Reading "Originals "made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world. Malcolm Gladwell, #1"New York Times"bestsellingauthor of "Outliers"and"The Tipping Point"
"Originals" is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas." "It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and #1"New York Times"bestsellingauthor of"Lean In"
Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy's funeral guests just leaving. The residents of Broken Wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor -- not much else to do in a small town that's almost beyond repair. They just never imagined that she'd start a bookstore. Or that books could bring them together and change everything.
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Jane Mayer spent five years conducting hundreds of interviews including with several sources within the network and scoured public records, private papers, and court proceedings in reporting this book. In a taut and utterly convincing narrative, she traces the byzantine trail of the billions of dollars spent by the network and provides vivid portraits of the colorful figures behind the new American oligarchy
Travel the world with Eric Weiner, the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Geography of" "Bliss," as he journeys from Athens to Silicon Valley and throughout history, too to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times"
"A GOD IN RUINS tells the dramatic story of the 20th Century through Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy--would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather-as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have."