New Books: Tuesday, September 15

The library is now open for limited patron access. There are four marked parking spaces outside; please park in one of these if you’d like to come in to browse. If all four spaces are full, please wait until one becomes available, in order to allow us to keep safe social distances inside. There is also a space designated for curbside book delivery, and another for anyone who needs to use a computer. Please use these spaces as appropriate, or wait in another spot until one becomes available. Thank you for your help as we work to make the library a safe place for all!

Here are a few more of the new books we’ve gotten in recently:

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Pretty Good Advice: For People Who Dream Big and Work Harder

Straight talk and mild rants from one of beauty’s biggest success stories Called “the Queen of Beauty” and the most influential lone woman to impact the beauty industry since Estée Lauder by the New York Times. Leslie Blodgett’s story is anything but ordinary. As the CEO of BareMinerals, she reinvented how beauty was sold by tapping into the power of community before the idea of social media existed. In 2006, Blodgett took the company public in one of the largest cosmetic IPOs of the decade, and in 2010, the company was acquired for $1.8 billion. Pretty Good Advice is her next chapter. This refreshing book features 97 candid and entertaining insights on business, life, and beauty. Personal and often surprising, Blodgett dishes on leading with humor, why wearing blush and reading obituaries are two of the most optimistic things you can do, and why you owe it to your co-workers not to be boring. Pretty Good Advice is full of frank, actionable advice to help light a fire under you.

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Poisoned Water

In 2014, Flint, Michigan, was a cash-strapped city that had been built up, then abandoned by General Motors. As part of a plan to save money, government officials decided that Flint would temporarily switch its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Within months, many residents broke out in rashes. Then it got worse: children stopped growing. Some people were hospitalized with mysterious illnesses; others died. Citizens of Flint protested that the water was dangerous. Despite what seemed so apparent from the murky, foul-smelling liquid pouring from the city’s faucets, officials refused to listen. They treated the people of Flint as the problem, not the water, which was actually poisoning thousands. Through interviews with residents and intensive research into legal records and news accounts, journalist Candy J. Cooper, assisted by writer-editor Marc Aronson, reveals the true story of Flint. Poisoned Water shows not just how the crisis unfolded in 2014, but also the history of racism and segregation that led up to it, the beliefs and attitudes that fueled it, and how the people of Flint fought ― and are still fighting ― for clean water and healthy lives.

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The Mayo Clinic Guide to Arthritis: Managing Joint Pain For an Active Life

From the doctors at Mayo Clinic, the top-ranked hospital in the U.S., this book is a complete guide to understanding and living with arthritis. Find the latest expertise on various forms of arthritis, medications and other treatment options, and self care to successfully manage joint pain and continue an active life. If you have joint pain, you know it can lead to frustrating limitations in daily life. In fact, arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States. This complex group of joint diseases — osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and many other forms — affects at least 54 million Americans. But living with arthritis doesn’t have to mean sitting on the sidelines. Understanding the cause of your joint pain is key to finding relief. This book offers the same expert knowledge that Mayo Clinic doctors, nurses and therapists use in caring for patients. Gain a better grasp of how arthritis works, discover the latest advances in treatment options, and find out how activity, your diet, work and daily habits play a role in managing the disease. These tools can help you take control of joint pain to live more comfortably and get back to the activities you love. 

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