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A Million Little Pieces
James Frey
0307276902
Sept 2005
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Book Review
The electrifying opening of James Frey's debut memoir, A Million Little Pieces, smash-cuts to the then 23-year-old author on a Chicago-bound plane "covered with a colorful mixture of spit, snot, urine, vomit and blood." Wanted by authorities in three states, without ID or any money, his face mangled and missing four front teeth, Frey is on a steep descent from a dark marathon of drug abuse. His stunned family checks him into a famed Minnesota drug treatment center where a doctor promises "he will be dead within a few days" if he starts to use again, and where Frey spends two agonizing months of detox confronting "The Fury" head on:

I want a drink. I want fifty drinks. I want a bottle of the purest, strongest, most destructive, most poisonous alcohol on Earth. I want fifty bottles of it. I want crack, dirty and yellow and filled with...



Scooby-Doo And The Bowling Boogeyman
James Gelsey
0439420717
September 1902
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Book Description
A mystery set in a bowling alley? Nothing's too weird or wacky for the kids from Mystery, Inc! And when a bowling boogeyman starts scaring away all the kids from the alley, it's up to Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma to put on their bowling shoes and strike out that baddie!


Good to Great
James C. Collins
0066620996
Jan 2001
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?" In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets. Collins and his team of researchers began their quest by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11--including Fannie Mae, Gillette, Walgreens, and Wells Fargo--and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success. Making the transition from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology, innovative change management, or even a fine-tuned business strategy. At the heart of those rare and truly great companies was a...


Scooby-Doo!TM and the Karate Caper
James Gelsey
0439284899
July 2002
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Book Description
Scooby-Doo's on the trail of another spooky suspect... and this could be one of the gang's toughest cases yet! How can Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Fred, and Daphne defeat a full-fledged ninja warrior??


The Servant
James C. Hunter
0761513698
Jan 1998
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Book Description
In this absorbing tale, you watch the timeless principles of servant leadership unfold through the story of John Daily, a businessman whose outwardly successful life is spiraling out of control. He is failing miserably in each of his leadership roles as boss, husband, father, and coach. To get his life back on track, he reluctantly attends a weeklong leadership retreat at a remote Benedictine monastery.
To John's surprise, the monk leading the seminar is a former business executive and Wall Street legend. Taking John under his wing, the monk guides him to a realization that is simple yet profound: The true foundation of leadership is not power, but authority, which is built upon relationships, love, service, and sacrifice.
Along with John, you will learn that the principles in this book are neither new nor...


Scooby Doo And The Deep Sea Diver (Scooby-Doo Mysteries Series #26)
James Gelsey
0439420733
February 2003
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Book Description
Ahoy there, Scooby! The famous dog detective and his mates are onboard an old-fashioned clipper ship. The captain, Skipper Joe, has just inherited the legendary pirate Tarwhistle's captain's hat. According to seafarer's lore, there's a treasure map inside. And it looks like a sinister deep-sea diver is after that treasure! Can Scooby and the gang solve the mystery... before the spooky diver makes them walk the plank?


Mary, Mary
James Patterson
031615976X
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Last seen in London Bridges (2004) chasing a terrorist, Washington, D.C., PD detective turned FBI agent Alex Cross is enjoying a much-needed vacation at Disneyland with his family when he's called in by the FBI to consult with the LAPD on a high-profile murder case. A-list actress Antonia Schifman has been slain, her face so badly cut up that she's almost unrecognizable. The murder isn't random; an L.A. Times gossip columnist has received a series of e-mails from a woman named Mary Smith, taking responsibility for the killing of Antonia, her chauffeur, and a well-known female movie producer. Cross studies the e-mails, which make reference to Mary's ordinary appearance and her fixation on the perfect families, particularly the children, of both women. When another prominent woman is slain, Cross is sucked into the case full...


Santa Barbara Style
Kathryn Masson
0847823741
September 2001
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Book Description
Santa Barbara. For centuries this temperate, inviting locale has glowed with subtle but unmistakable light-- a beacon of warmth beside the profound blue of the Pacific. From the Chumash, whose predecessors can be traced to 11,000 b.c.e., to the present-day resident, vacationer, and tourist, diverse and countless peoples have been enchanted and enraptured by Santa Barbara's spell.

In Santa Barbara Style, author Kathryn Masson and photographer James Chen, invoke this magic and invite us to walk with them through winding and abundant gardens, onto the grounds of grand estates, and into the great houses of this region. Here we find the work of such architectural luminaries as Addison Mizner, Bertram Goodhue, and Reginald D. Johnson. We wander from the historic adobe mansion Casa de la Guerra-- built in the...


4th of July
James Patterson
0316710601
May 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Mega-bestseller Patterson teams up with journalist/novelist Paetro for a rousing fourth installment of the Women's Murder Club series. This time, bright, tough SFPD Lt. Lindsay Boxer is battling police brutality charges while chasing down a clan of murderers. When a botched police arrest of two gun-toting minors expands from a shaky preliminary hearing to what promises to be a nerve-rattling jury trial of Lindsay, she flees the pre-trial media frenzy for the serene haven of sister Cat's house in Half Moon Bay. But instead of finding relaxation and romance with her Homeland Security beau, Lindsay becomes embroiled in the ruthless crimes of a troika of killers who've been slashing and flogging victims all over town. With surprisingly little aid from the Murder Club, Lindsay performs her detective handiwork (and...


The 13th Valley
John M. Del Vecchio
0312200811
February 1999
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Review
"There have been a number of excellent books about Vietnam. . .but none has managed to communicate in such detail the day-to-day pain, discomfort, frustration and exhilaration of the American military experience in Vietnam." --Joe Klein, The New York Times Book Review

"The novel about the Vietnam War. . .Del Vecchio has constructed a classic war novel, a complex and frightening book, that gets it right." --Chicago Sun Times

"An important and distinctly American book." --William Plummer, Newsweek


My Friend Leonard
James Frey
1573223158
July 2005
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Book Review
In the bold and heartbreaking My Friend Leonard, James Frey picks up the story of his extraordinary life pretty much where things left off in his breakout bestseller and Book Review Best Book of 2003, A Million Little Pieces, the fierce, in-your-face memoir about Frey's kamikaze run of self-destruction and his days in rehab. Fresh from a stint in jail from pre-rehab-related charges ("On my first day in jail, a three hundred pound man named Porterhouse hit me in the back of the head with a metal tray."), clean-living Frey returns to Chicago and gets sucker-punched with a cruel blow that will leave readers ducking for cover in anticipation of the blinding bender that's sure to come. But then the titular Leonard, the larger-than-life Vegas mobster ("West Coast Director of a large Italian finance firm") whom James befriended in rehab, steps into...


Sinister Sorcerer (Scooby-Doo Mysteries Series #27)
James Gelsey
0439420741
September 2003
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Book Description
When the Mystery Machine gets a flat tire, Scooby-Doo and his pals stumble upon a construction site - and a mystery. The kids from Mystery, Inc. accidentally unearth an ancient book of spells and a spooky hidden cave at the site. But when a sinister sorcerer appears on the scene, it looks like it's another case for Scooby-Dooby-Doo! Can Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred dig their way out of this one?


Good to Great and the Social Sectors
James C. Collins
0977326403
Nov 2005
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Book Description
Jim Collins Answers the Social Sector with a Monograph to Accompany Good to Great. 30-50% of those who bought Good to Great work in the Social Sector. This monograph is a response to questions raised by readers in the social sector. It is not a new book. Jim Collins wants to avoid any confusion about the monograph being a book by limiting its distribution to online retailers. Based on interviews and workshops with over 100 social sector leaders. The difference between successful organizations is not between the business and the social sector, the difference is between good organizations and great ones.

About the Author
Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies -- how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good...


La Paradoja: Un Relato Sobre La Verdadera Esencia Del
James C. Hunter
849578713X
September 2002
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Book Description
¿Qué cualidades se necesitan para ser un buen jefe? ¿Cómo se consiguen la autoridad y la credibilidad necesarias para dirigir de forma efectiva? Este libro responde a estas y a otras muchas preguntas, y nos recuerda los principios universales que nos permiten colaborar con los demás, ya sea en el trabajo o en el ámbito familiar: -No hay autoridad sin respeto.
-El respeto no se funda en la imposición ni en el miedo, sino en la integridad, la sinceridad y la empatía con el prójimo.
-No podemos cambiar a nadie, sólo podemos cambiar nosotros mismos.
-El trabajo lo hacen las personas, y no puede hacerse un buen trabajo sin cuidar las relaciones humanas. Los principios del liderazgo son tan simples que se nos han olvidado por completo. Confundimos la autoridad...


Lifeguard
James Patterson
0316057851
July 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Beach bum Ned Kelly, a part-time lifeguard, pool guy and errand runner in Palm Beach, Fla., has just scored with beautiful, rich Tess McAuliffe. Life sure is looking up, especially from his days back in chilly South Boston. He's looking forward to another round with Tess, but first he has to help some smalltime hoodlum pals commit a $60-million art heist. It's supposed to be an easy job, but everything goes to hell—the paintings they were after weren't even there—and soon enough his pals are all dead, as is Tess. Ned goes on the run, accused of the murders and the heist as well. He flees back to Boston, but gets caught by cute-as-a-button FBI agent Ellie Shurtleff, assigned to investigate the case for the agency's Art Theft and Fraud department. After some rough stuff, he takes her hostage and in...


Mean, Green, Mystery Machine (What's New Scooby-Doo Series #2)
Adapted by James Gelsey
0439701295
September 2004
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Jim Cramer's Real Money
James J. Cramer
0743224892
Mar 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
After telling the story of his own trading days in Confessions of a Street Addict, Cramer appeases fans hoping for advice on how to duplicate his success with their own investment portfolios. But not without some strong caveats: his approach requires devoting at least an hour a week to educating yourself about each stock you own. But since most pros are "rank amateurs themselves," anyone willing to do the work should consider getting in. Cramer breaks down the fundamentals of his investment approach, built on the twin principles of diversification and speculation: while most of your portfolio should contain reliables like oil, financials and blue-chip companies, 20% percent of your money should go toward a slightly riskier bet on a company's future ("owning a stock is a bet on the future, not the past"). He also explains...


Def Poetry Jam on Broadway ...and More: The Choice Collection
Russell Simmons
0743476220
March 2005
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Review
"These poets seize us with rhythm and passion. They give us romance, realism, comedy, and politics. That's entertainment!"-- New York Times
"Stunning, startling, amazingly now."-- Ntozake Shange
"What a lot of people don't know is Broadway itself emerged from uptown cabaret from rent parties....You belong. Yeah, Def Jam Poetry Rap. Hip-Hop Nation. You belong."-- Nikki Giovanni
"Def Poetry Jam shows that when you present black and Hispanic kids with literature that has something to do with their lives, they'll pay attention."-- Ishmael Reed

Review
Ben Brantley, The New York Times There's a thrill in seeing young people actually work up steam about the sorry state of the world....The poets of Def Poetry flaunt their words the way Fosse dancers flaunt their bodies. ...


Cactus Creature (Scooby-Doo Mysteries Series #32)
James Gelsey
0439561167
September 2005
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Book Description
Get ready to rock and roll when the kids from Mystery, Inc. head to the desert to watch a music video being filmed! But trouble's in store when-ruh-roh-a spooky cactus creature shows up to sabotage the set, and it's up to Shaggy, Scooby, and the rest of the gang to catch the creature before it's a wrap.


Lean Thinking
James P. Womack
0743249275
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
In the revised and updated edition of Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, authors James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones provide a thoughtful expansion upon their value-based business system based on the Toyota model. Along the way they update their action plan in light of new research and the increasing globalization of manufacturing, and they revisit some of their key case studies (most of which still derive, however, from the automotive, aerospace, and other manufacturing industries).

The core of the lean model remains the same in the new edition. All businesses must define the "value" that they produce as the product that best suits customer needs. The leaders must then identify and clarify the "value stream," the nexus of actions to bring the product through problems solving, information...


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