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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.  


A fighting chance Cover
Elizabeth Warren
A chronicle of the Massachusetts senator's two-decade career in Washington describes her childhood pursuit of an education, early exposure to the dysfunctional political process, high-risk advocacy of better bankruptcy laws and competitive run for public office
B War
Book
Aug 18, 2014
A million ways to die in the West : a novel Cover
Seth MacFarlane
Alec Sulkin
Wellesley Wild
Mild-mannered sheep farmer Albert Stark is fed up with the harsh life of the American frontier, where it seems everything and anything can kill you: Duels at high noon. Barroom brawls. Poisonous snakes. Cholera-infected drinking water. Tumbleweed abrasion. Something called "toe-foot." Even a trip to the outhouse. Yes, there are a million ways to die in the wild, wild West, and Albert plans to avoid them all. Some people think that makes him a coward. Albert calls it common sense. But when his girlfriend dumps him for the most insufferable guy in town, Albert decides to fight back--even though he can't shoot, ride, or throw a punch. Fortunately, he teams up with a beautiful gunslinger who's tough enough for the both of them. Unfortunately, she's married to the biggest, meanest, most jealous badass on the frontier. Turns out Albert has just discovered a million and one ways to die in the West
FIC Mac
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Enrique's journey Cover
Sonia Nazario
325.73 Naz
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Falling in love with America again Cover
Jim DeMint
As president and CEO of The Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint has travelled the country talking to Americans about how to return to our founding principles and restore and protect our economy and culture for future generations. He's realized that we must fall in love with America--again. In this book, DeMint introduces Americans all across the country who are working towards the same goal, We see examples of Americans coming together locally in "little platoons"--families, churches, communities and voluntary organizations succeeding on the model that smaller is better. He tells real-life success stories and affirms the compelling truth that conservative ideas are really American ideas, and they must guide us as we turn our institutions upside-down, taking them from the top-down centrally-controlled bureaucracies they've become back to the bottom-up democratic framework the Constitution intended.--Excerpted from publisher statement
973 DeM
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt Cover
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
A small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and is controlled by the big Wall Street banks, expose this institutionalized injustice and go to war to fix it
332.62 Lew
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Gandhi before India Cover
Ramachandra Guha
A first volume of a series detailing the life and work of the influential political advocate draws on private papers and other untapped sources to cover his birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, discussing his London education and decades as a lawyer in South Africa
B Gan
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Hard choices Cover
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Clinton's candid reflections about the key moments during her time as Secretary of State, as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century
B Cli
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Innovative state : how new technologies can transform government Cover
Aneesh P. (Aneesh Paul) Chopra
Ethan Skolnick
Inspired by private sector trailblazers and drawing on interviews with tech and policy leaders, Aneesh Chopra, the first chief technology officer of the United States, offers a look at how open government can establish a new paradigm for the twenty-first century
352.387 Cho
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Jennifer's way : my journey with Celiac disease--what doctors don't tell you and how you can learn to live again Cover
Jennifer Esposito
Eve Adamson
Award-winning actress Jennifer Esposito tells a personal story about her own journey and experience with chronic illness, and her long-awaited diagnosis: celiac disease
616.399 Esp
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Life, animated : a story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism Cover
Ron Suskind
Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive--Excerpted from publisher
618.928 Sus
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Missing microbes : how the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues Cover
Martin J Blaser
An important and startling look at the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics, from a leading expert in the field. Tracing one scientist's journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this book will take readers to the forefront of research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health: contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances--antibiotics--threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences. Blaser not only provides cutting edge evidence for the adverse effects of antibiotics, he tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future.--Excerpted from publisher
615.7922 Bla
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Porque el fútbol importa Cover
1940- author Pelé
Brian Winter
Antes de Messi, antes de Ronaldo, antes de Beckham estaba Edson Arantes do Nascimento conocido simplemente como Pelé Un tesoro nacional, sus logros en la cancha fueron magia pura: tres campeonatos mundiales lgo sin precedentes y el récord de goleo de todos los tiempos: 1,282 goles en una carrera de veinte años. Ahora, cuando después de sesenta años la Copa Mundial regresa a Brasil país al que con frecuencia se le reconoce haber perfeccionando este deporte el fútbol tiene una oportunidad única para lograr un cambio mundial. Y como embajador oficial del torneo, Pelé está listo para ser el rostro del progreso. Por primera vez, Pelé explora la historia reciente de este juego y ofrece nuevas ideas acerca del papel del fútbol como conector y animador de jugadores alrededor del mundo. Pelé ha viajado por todo el planeta en su papel de embajador mundial del fútbol y de apoyo a organizaciones de beneficencia como la UNICEF, promoviendo la influencia positiva del fútbol en la producción de cambios en los jóvenes, las comunidades y hasta en países enteros. Con detalles extraordinarios y una franqueza sin precedentes, Pelé comparte sus experiencias más inspiradoras, sus historias más conmovedoras y sus lecciones más difíciles, y pone en perspectiva el juego del fútbol. Ese es el legado de Pelé: su manera de transmitir todo lo que ha aprendido y de inspirar a una nueva generación. En Porque el fútbol importa, Pelé detalla sus metas para el futuro del fútbol y, por extensión, del mundo
796.334 Pel Spanish
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Soldier girls : the battles of three women at home and at war Cover
Helen Thorpe
Describes the experiences of three women soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq to reveal how their military service has affected their friendship, personal lives and families, detailing the realities of their work on bases and in war zones and how their choices and losses shaped their perspectives
956.7044 Tho
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty Cover
Daniel Schulman
Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age. Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. 'You will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money,' Fred Koch cautioned. 'It may either be a blessing or a curse.' Fred's legacy would become a blessing and a curse to his four sons--Frederick, Charles, and fraternal twins David and Bill--who in the ensuing decades fought bitterly over their birthright, the oil and cattle-ranching empire their father left behind in 1967. Charles and David built Koch Industries into one of the largest private corporations in the world--bigger than Boeing and Disney--and they rose to become two of the wealthiest men on the planet. Influenced by the sentiments of their father, Charles and David have spent decades trying to remake the American political landscape and mainline their libertarian views into the national bloodstream. They now control a machine that is a center of gravity within the Republican Party. Bill, meanwhile, built a multi-billion dollar energy empire all his own, and earned notoriety as an America's Cup-winning yachtsman, a flamboyant playboy, and as a litigious collector of fine wine and Western memorabilia. Frederick lived an intensely private life as an arts patron, refurbishing a series of historic homes and estates. SONS OF WICHITA traces the complicated lives and legacies of these four tycoons, as well as their business, social, and political ambitions.--Excerpted from publisher
920 Sch
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Stress test : reflections on financial crises Cover
Timothy F Geithner
From the former Treasury Secretary, the definitive account of the unprecedented effort to save the U.S. economy from collapse in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression
338.542 Gei
Book
Aug 18, 2014
The closer Cover
Mariano Rivera
Wayne R. Coffey
Mariano Rivera tells his story for the first time: the championships, the bosses (including the Boss), the rivalries, the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States, and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The twelve-time All-Star will discuss what it's like to run up to that mound with the game, or the season squarely on his shoulders
LP B Riv
Book
Aug 18, 2014
The divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap Cover
Matt Taibbi
Molly Crabapple
Matt Taibbi untangles complex stories and makes us care about them by providing striking moral clarity and a genuine sense of outrage. In this new work, he takes readers into the story of a widening wealth gap that is not only reshaping our American economic life, but changing our core sense of right and wrong. The wealthy 1% operate with near impunity, while everyone else finds their very existence the subject of massive law enforcement attention: from stop-and-frisk programs and the immigrant dragnet to invasive surveillance and the abuse of debtors. This is a look into the newest high-stakes divide in our country: between a lawless aristocracy of hyperwealth and the rest of us, living under the shadow of an incipient American police state--Excerpted from publisher
303.372 Tai
Book
Aug 18, 2014
The next America : boomers, millennials, and the looming generational showdown Cover
Paul Taylor
The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use. Today's Millennials--well-educated, tech savvy, underemployed twenty-somethings--are at risk of becoming the first generation in American history to have a lower standard of living than their parents. Meantime, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every single day, most of them not as well prepared financially as they'd hoped. This graying of our population has helped polarize our politics, put stresses on our social safety net, and presented our elected leaders with a daunting challenge: How to keep faith with the old without bankrupting the young and starving the future
305.2 Tay
Book
Aug 18, 2014
The price of silence : the Duke lacrosse scandal, the power of the elite, and the corruption of our great universities Cover
William D Cohan
An authoritative account of the Duke lacrosse team rape case illuminates the ever-widening gap between America's rich and poor, and demonstrates how far the powerful will go to protect themselves
364.1532 Coh
Book
Aug 18, 2014
The rule of nobody : saving America from dead laws and broken government Cover
Philip K. Howard
Discusses how dead rules and outmoded laws inhibit policy changes and paralyze officials and citizens and argues how setting goals and boundaries instead of dictating choices can mobilize the democracy
340.11 How
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Thrive : the third metric to redefining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder Cover
Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
Following the success of her acclaimed Third Metric conference, Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post, is writing a book that offers women (and men) a new definition of success, one that focuses not only on career advancement, but on the equally important goals of health and wellbeing, personal fulfillment, giving back and living a life of purpose and meaning
650.1 Huf
Book
Aug 18, 2014
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Elizabeth Warren
B War
1940- author Pelé
Brian Winter
796.334 Pel Spanish
Seth MacFarlane
Alec Sulkin
Wellesley Wild
FIC Mac
Helen Thorpe
956.7044 Tho
Sonia Nazario
325.73 Naz
Daniel Schulman
920 Sch
Jim DeMint
973 DeM
Timothy F Geithner
338.542 Gei
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
332.62 Lew
Mariano Rivera
Wayne R. Coffey
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Ramachandra Guha
B Gan
Matt Taibbi
Molly Crabapple
303.372 Tai
Hillary Rodham Clinton
B Cli
Paul Taylor
305.2 Tay
Aneesh P. (Aneesh Paul) Chopra
Ethan Skolnick
352.387 Cho
William D Cohan
364.1532 Coh
Jennifer Esposito
Eve Adamson
616.399 Esp
Philip K. Howard
340.11 How
Ron Suskind
618.928 Sus
Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
650.1 Huf
Martin J Blaser
615.7922 Bla