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Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
BY ED CATMULL

Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation.

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the rules do not apply
by ariel levy

When Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true. A gorgeous memoir about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention.

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the opposite of loneliness
by marina keegan

The instant New York Times bestseller and publishing phenomenon: Marina Keegan’s posthumous collection of award-winning essays and stories “sparkles with talent, humanity, and youth” (O, The Oprah Magazine).

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GRIT: THE POWER OF PASSION AND PERSERVERANCE
BY ANGELA DUCKWORTH

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

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jab, jab, jab, right hook
by gary vaynerchuk

New York Times best selling author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk shares hard-won advice on how to connect with customers and beat the competition.

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the art of thinking clearly,
By rold dobelli

World-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli takes an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning — essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid “cognitive errors” and make better choices in all aspects of their lives.

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How to be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned from Reading too Much,
by Samantha Ellis

This is the perfect book for bibliophiles who have read all the classics! Ellis devotes entire chapters to such powerhouse characters as Anne of Green Gables, Lizzie Bennett, and Scarlett O’Hara, bridging the gap between reader and literature.

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5% More,
By Michael Alden

This book helps you build better habits and techniques at reaching goals. The author gives his foolproof strategy for setting obtainable objectives and accomplishing them by putting in a little extra effort. 

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HE WANTED THE MOON,
BY MIMI BAIRD WITH EVE CLAXTON

In this riveting family memoir, Mimi Baird shares her father’s experiences in the psychiatric hospitals of the 1940’s and ‘50’s. Brutal to read, but full of thought-provoking observations.

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Ammonites & Leaping Fish: A Life In Time,
By Penelope Lively

In this meditation on aging, memory, and the amorphous nature of time, Penelope Lively offers profound insight into the human condition. A fascinating read for all women, young and old.

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The Secret History,
by Donna Tartt

Need some rainy-day reading? Get in the mood for fall with this dark thriller by Pulitzer Prize winner Donna Tartt! College has never been quite so chilling as it is in this book.

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I Was Told There’d Be Cake, 
by Sloane Crosley

This book is a hilarious collection of personal essays by a quirky but relatable young woman. From stories about break-ups to career problems and hypochondria, you won’t stop laughing!

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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane,
by katherine howe

This book is about a Harvard graduate student who spends her summer preparing her grandmother’s home for sale and working on her doctoral dissertation, when she finds a mysterious piece of parchment with the name Deliverance Dane. If you need a break, take an adventure with this fiction book.

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Outliers: THE STORY OF SUCCESS,
BY MALCOLM GLADWELL

Looking to think about success and opportunity in a fascinating new way? Read this bestseller by sociologist Malcolm Gladwell.

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BIG MAGIC,
BY ELIZABETH GILBERT

Where do I even begin? Anything Elizabeth Gilbert is just simply amazing and eye-opening. I'm actually still reading "Big Magic" and cannot give a full report on her book, but I had to share even though I'm only a few chapters in.

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THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK,
BY MARK MANSON

This book is a must-read for anyone looking for some clear and direct advice! Mark Manson does not sugarcoat anything in his book. He teaches you how to find and appreciate the important things in life and letting go of other things. 

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rising strong,
BY BRENe BROWN 

This is the 2nd book by Brené Brown that I've read and, so far, my favorite of hers. This is probably "the book" that really gave me the final push to find the courage to leave my job.

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adulting,
BY kelly williams brown

This book is hilarious and surprisingly useful: accordingly, it’s not fully satire but not fully Adulthood For Dummies either. Lots of #realtalk for women in their 20’s!

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The power of meditation,
BY edward viljoen

If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, you might want to read this. This book guides you toward a calm and enlightened lifestyle through lessons on mindfulness, creativity, and meditation techniques. Breathe deep, clear your mind, and destress.

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An unquiet mind,
BY Kay Redfield Jamison

This book is a gripping account of the author’s experiences navigating bipolar disorder. By recounting the positive aspects of her symptoms as well as the negative ones, Kay Redfield Jamison enlightens her readers to the complexity of mental illness.

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The New Latina's Bible,
BY sandra guzmán

This is the go-to guide for all Latina women. The author covers topics like family, dating, career and most importantly, how to balance these three aspects of your life.

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it takes a village,
BY hillary rodham clinton

How are children shaped in American society? For decades, Hillary Clinton’s passion and cause has been children. In this book, she tries to create a society that will help children develop into capable, strong, and compassionate adults.

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Woman up!,
BY Aimee Cohen

Are you feeling held back at work? Aimee Cohen, a career expert, explains how to overcome the 7 deadly sins that hold women back at work.

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THE power of habit,
BY charles duhigg               

Charles Duhigg, an award-winning business reporter describes the science of habits, how they exist and how they can change. He explains how habits can be used in both personal and business contexts. 

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braving the wilderness,
BY brene brown

And she wrote another book. My greatest mentor that doesn't even know I exist. Can't wait to buy her book "Braving the Wilderness". 

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persepolis: the story of a childhood,
BY marjane satrapi

The author shares her childhood and early adult years in this graphic novel. It follows her life in Iran during the war with Iraq. She covers hot topics such as her cultural identity, family, and divorce. Find out why people are always raving about this book.

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the color purple,
BY alice walker

This book follows African-American women in the South during the 1930s. It addresses the numerous issues they faced as a minority in the United States. After reading the book, you should watch the movie, which provides imagery to the words on the page. Be prepared to use a whole box of tissues. 

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THE CULTURE MAP,
BY ERIN MEYER

A good introduction to global business and learning how to interpret the field. All aspiring entrepreneurs should consult this book before embarking on their mission.

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