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Recovery of a Lifetime by Mike Reis

Recovery of a Lifetime tells an inspirational story of how Chris Reis inspired his father Mike to win his battle against multiple addictions. Chris recovered the famous onside kick “Ambush” that led the New Orleans Saints to win Super Bowl XLIV. Father and son collaborated on this book in the belief that sharing their story will empower others to overcome challenges they face in life.

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Year of the Cow by Jared Stone

This is the story of a man, a cow, and a question: What am I eating? By examining the food that fuels his life and pondering why we eat the way we do, Jared Stone and his family slowly discover how to live a life more fully — and experience a world of culinary adventures along the way.

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Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies by Tara Ison

What did you learn from the movies? Author Tara Ison learned how to go crazy, how to be Lolita, how to be a Jew, how to lose her virginity, how to be Mrs. Robinson, how to die with style and much more. Her newest book “Reeling Through Life” looks at how film shapes identity through nine cleverly constructed essays which explore how a lifetime of movie-watching taught her how to navigate the world.

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Lost In my Mind by Kelly Bouldin Darmofal

“Lost in My Mind” is a stunning memoir describing Kelly Bouldin Darmofal’s journey from adolescent girl to special education teacher, wife and mother — despite severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Spanning three decades, Kelly’s journey is unique in its focus on TBI education in America (or lack thereof). Kelly also abridges her mother’s journals to describe forgotten experiences.

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Off Kilter by Linda Wisniewski

A funny, honest and deeply moving memoir that reminds us how hard it is to adjust to the physical pain, the emotional loss and the surprising beautify of being fully who we are. Particularly relevant for anyone who grew up feeling “different.”

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Lost Edens by Jamie Patterson

When her estranged husband asks to live with Jamie again, she ignores her instincts and her family’s concerns and sets about making a perfect home for them in a California beach town. The delicate negotiation that follows is a carefully constructed reality between what Jamie is willing to acknowledge and what she is not.

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Teaching Will: What Shakespeare and 10 Kids Gave Me That Hollywood Couldn’t by Mel Ryane

Power. Revenge. Love. Shakespeare’s themes can be found in any schoolyard. And so a naïve Mel Ryane volunteers to create The Shakespeare Club at a public school – for kids who have never seen a play, much less acted in one. With a lifetime of theatrical experience but zero classroom skills, Mel throws herself into this rollicking adventure expecting to inspire young lives.

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