Everything I need to know I learned from Jon Stewart

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He's America's favorite political satirist, comedian, bestselling author, and potential Time's Man of the Year.  Most importantly, his show is the pulse for erudite political analysis by having well received authors on his show often.  


American turnaround : reinventing AT&T and GM and the way we do business in the USA Cover
Edward E. Whitacre
Leslie Cauley
CEO Ed Whitacre shares his story of his corporate success at AT&T and his assignment by President Barack Obama to turn around the failing General Motors. He delves candidly into the business tactics he used to bring GM back from the brink, and discusses the people and events that have influenced his life
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Apr 2, 2013
Bailout : an inside account of how Washington abandoned Main Street while rescuing Wall Street Cover
Neil M Barofsky
As the special inspector general in charge of overseeing the distribution of the bailout money, Neil Barofsky found that the officials at the Treasury Department were in thrall to the interests of big banks. In vivid detail he reveals how they failed to hold the banks accountable even as they disregarded major job losses and refused to help struggling homeowners
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Apr 5, 2013
Dear Chandler, dear Scarlett : a grandfather's thoughts on faith, family, and the things that matter most Cover
Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee--pastor, politician, governor, presidential candidate, talk show host, rock bassist, pundit, husband, and father--shares his love and wisdom with his grandson Chandler and granddaughter Scarlett, recounting heartwarming stories from his past and the bittersweet lessons learned along the way
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Jan 30, 2013
Dogfight : the 2012 presidential campaign in verse Cover
Calvin Trillin
In his latest book of political verse, Calvin Trillin provides a riotous depiction of the 2012 presidential election campaign.--Publishers description
811 Tri
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Jan 30, 2013
Eleven rings : the soul of success Cover
Phil Jackson
Hugh Delehanty
The head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers traces the life experiences and philosophies that inspired his championship-winning techniques, revealing how he forged successful teams by combining talents and promoting trust
796.323 Jac
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Jul 26, 2013
Fighting for common ground : how we can fix the stalemate in Congress Cover
Olympia J. (Olympia Jean) Snowe
In this timely call to action, Snowe explores the roots of her belief in principled policy-making and bipartisan compromise. A leading moderate with a reputation for crossing the aisle, Snowe proposes solutions for bridging the partisan divide in Washington
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Jul 26, 2013
Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal Cover
Mary Roach
Few of us realize what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal. In her trademark style, Mary Roach investigates the beginning, and end, of our food, addressing such questions as why crunchy food is so appealing, how much we can eat before our stomachs burst, and whether constipation killed Elvis
612.3 Roa
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Jul 26, 2013
Impossible odds : the kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her dramatic rescue by SEAL Team Six Cover
Jessica Buchanan
Erik Landemalm
Anthony Flacco
364.154 Buc
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Jul 26, 2013
Inferno : a novel Cover
Dan Brown
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust before the world is irrevocably altered
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Jul 26, 2013
Keep it pithy : useful observations in a tough world Cover
Bill O'Reilly
O'Reilly offers a classic collection of the most memorable writings from his previous books and columns, topped off with a new introduction, and looks back at how his opinions and ideas have been proven right or wrong by the passage of time
302.23 ORe
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Jul 26, 2013
Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead Cover
Sheryl Sandberg
Nell Scovell
In "Lean In", Sheryl Sandberg -- Facebook COO and one of "Fortune" magazine's powerful women in business -- looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale. She draws on her own experiences working in some of the world's most successful businesses, as well as academic research, to find practical answers to the problems facing women in the workplace
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Jul 26, 2013
Let's explore diabetes with owls Cover
David Sedaris
From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop, Sedaris takes us on side-splitting adventures that are not to be forgotten
817 Sed
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Jul 26, 2013
Long shot Cover
Mike Piazza
Lonnie Wheeler
The twelve-time All-Star catcher describes the inspiration he gleaned from his self-made father, his early career with the Dodgers, his memorable 2000 World Series with the Mets, and the controversies that have marked his career
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Apr 2, 2013
My beloved world Cover
Sonia Sotomayor
"An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. She writes of her precarious childhood and the refuge she took with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. She describes her resolve as a young girl to become a lawyer, and how she made this dream become reality: valedictorian of her high school class, summa cum laude at Princeton, Yale Law, prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.'s office, private practice, federal district judge before the age of forty. She writes about her deeply valued mentors, about her failed marriage, about her cherished family of friends."--Provided by publisher
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Apr 2, 2013
My share of the task : a memoir Cover
Stanley A McChrystal
General Stanley McChrystal, the commanding officer of all U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, frankly explores the major episodes and controversies of his eventful career
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Jan 30, 2013
Out of order : stories from the history of the Supreme Court Cover
Sandra Day O'Connor
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Apr 2, 2013
Pound foolish : exposing the dark side of the personal finance industry Cover
Helaine Olen
Describes how a financial column assignment revealed to the author the unethical machinations of the multi-billion-dollar personal finance industry and its false promises of quick and easy wealth, explaining how everyday investors are routinely misled by self-proclaimed money experts who exploit clients to increase their own wealth
332.024 Ole
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Apr 2, 2013
Sticks and stones : defeating the culture of bullying and rediscovering the power of character and empathy Cover
Emily Bazelon
Bazelon defines what bullying is and, just as important, what it is not; explores when intervention is essential and when kids should be given the freedom to fend for themselves; dispels persistent myths about bullying; and takes her readers into schools that have succeeded in reducing bullying and examines their successful strategies
302.343 Baz
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Apr 5, 2013
Tap dancing to work : Warren Buffett on practically everything, 1966-2012 : a Fortune magazine book Cover
Carol Loomis
Warren Buffett
The arc of Buffett's business life is covered in this book. The editor of Fortune magazine has collected and updated the best Buffett articles published in Fortune between 1966 and 2012, including thirteen cover stories and a dozen pieces authored by Buffett himself. The editor has provided commentary about each major article, supplying context and her own informed point of view. Readers will gain fresh insights into Buffett's investment strategies and his thinking on management, philanthropy, public policy, and even parenting."--From publisher description
332.6 Tap
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Jan 30, 2013
The dispensable nation : American foreign policy in retreat Cover
Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
Former State Department advisor for Afghanistan and Pakistan and author Vali Nasr delivers a sharp indictment of America's flawed foreign policy and outlines a new relationship with the Muslim world and with new players in the changing Middle East. Nasr argues that the Obama administration had a chance to improve its relations with the Middle East, but instead chose to pursue its predecessor's questionable strategies there. He reveals how the new government's fear of political backlash and the specter of terrorism crippled the efforts of diplomatic giants, like Richard Holbrooke and Hillary Clinton, to boost America's foundering credibility with world leaders. Meanwhile, the true economic threats, China and Russia, were quietly expanding their influence in the region. A second Arab Spring is brewing--not a hopeful clamor for democracy but rage at the United States for its foreign policy of drones and assassinations. Nasr offers a reassessment of American foreign policy that directs the country away from its failing relationships in the Middle East (such as with Saudi Arabia) toward more productive, and less costly, partnerships with other foreign allies (such as Turkey).--Excerpted from publisher
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Jul 26, 2013
The dude and the Zen master Cover
Jeff Bridges
Bernard (Bernard Tetsugen) Glassman
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Jan 30, 2013
The favored daughter : one woman's fight to lead Afghanistan into the future Cover
Fawzia Koofi
Nadene Gourhi
The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has defined her life ever since. Despite the abuse of her family, the exploitative Russian and Taliban regimes, the murders of her father, brother, and husband, and numerous attempts on her life, she rose above her fate to becoming the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker. Today, Koofi is one of the most outspoken critics of human rights violations against Afghani women and children and uses her influence to bring global attention to the situation on the ground in Afghanistan, even as a frustrated American military considers relinquishing it to the Taliban.--Excerpted from publisher
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Apr 2, 2013
The future : six drivers of global change Cover
Albert Gore
Al Gore sets out to examine the drivers of global change, connecting the dots among the social, economic, and political forces shaping our present and future. A rising global consciousness is forcing people around the world, but especially Americans, to rethink their basic assumptions about how the world works, and, even more fundamentally, how it should and can work. Borders matter less than ever. Technology is constantly reordering the way we live, think, work, learn, love, pray, and play--Excerpted from publisher
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Apr 2, 2013
The girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II Cover
Denise Kiernan
In this book the author traces the story of the unsung World War II workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents. This is the story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history. The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942. One of the Manhattan Project's secret cities, it did not appear on any maps until 1949, and yet at the height of World War II it was using more electricity than New York City and was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women. Their jobs were shrouded in mystery, but they were buoyed by a sense of shared purpose, close friendships, and a surplus of handsome scientists and Army men. But against this wartime backdrop, a darker story was unfolding. The penalty for talking about their work, even the most innocuous details, was job loss and eviction. One woman was recruited to spy on her coworkers. They all knew something big was happening at Oak Ridge, but few could piece together the true nature of their work until the bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, and the secret was out. The shocking revelation: the residents of Oak Ridge were enriching uranium for the atomic bomb. Though the young women originally believed they would leave Oak Ridge after the war, many met husbands there, made lifelong friends, and still call the seventy-year-old town home. The reverberations from their work there, work they did not fully understand at the time, are still being felt today
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Apr 2, 2013
The great deformation : the corruption of capitalism in America Cover
David Alan Stockman
In this revisionist history of the American state, former Reagan budget director and author David Stockman shows where capitalism went wrong, how it was corrupted, and how it might be restored. He argues that Washington--and especially the Federal Reserve--have fallen prey to the politics of crony capitalism and the ideologies of fiscal stimulus, monetary central planning, and financial bailouts. These policies have converged to bloat the welfare state, perpetuate the military-industrial complex, deplete the revenue base, fuel new financial bubbles, favor Wall Street with cheap money, rig stock and bond markets, crush Main Street savers, and punish family budgets with soaring food and energy costs
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Jul 26, 2013
The patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy Cover
David Nasaw
Historian David Nasaw brings to life the story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, in this, the first and only biography based on unrestricted and exclusive access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers.--Excerpted from publisher's description
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Jan 30, 2013
The unwinding : an inner history of the new America Cover
George Packer
Through an examination of the lives of several Americans and leading public figures over the past three decades, Packer portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation
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Jul 26, 2013
The way of the knife : the CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the Earth Cover
Mark Mazzetti
An account of the transformation of the CIA and America's special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world's dark spaces: the new American way of war
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Jul 26, 2013
Theodore and Woodrow : how two American presidents destroyed constitutional freedom Cover
Andrew P Napolitano
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Jan 30, 2013
Thomas Jefferson : the art of power Cover
Jon Meacham
"Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" gives readers Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously, catapulting him into becoming the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history
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Jan 30, 2013
Unflinching courage : pioneering women who shaped Texas Cover
Kay Bailey Hutchison
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Jul 26, 2013
Wherever I wind up : my quest for truth, authenticity, and the perfect knuckleball Cover
R. A. (Robert Allen) Dickey
Wayne R Coffey
"A memoir written by baseball pitcher R.A. Dickey"--
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Jan 30, 2013
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Edward E. Whitacre
Leslie Cauley
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Helaine Olen
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Neil M Barofsky
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Emily Bazelon
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Mike Huckabee
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Carol Loomis
Warren Buffett
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Calvin Trillin
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Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
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Phil Jackson
Hugh Delehanty
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Jeff Bridges
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Olympia J. (Olympia Jean) Snowe
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Fawzia Koofi
Nadene Gourhi
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Mary Roach
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Albert Gore
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Anthony Flacco
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