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Author: David Brooks
Release Date: April 16, 2019
Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it. The bestselling author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

Every so often, you meet people who radiate joy—who seem to know exactly why they were put on this earth, who glow with a kind of inner light.
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Author: Simon Critchley
Release Date: April 16, 2019
From the curator of The New York Times's "The Stone," a provocative and timely exploration into tragedy--how it articulates conflicts and contradiction that we need to address in order to better understand the world we live in.
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Author: Shunmyo Masuno
Release Date: April 02, 2019
Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling guide to simplifying your life by a Japanese monk who embodies the wisdom of Zen.

In clear, practical, easily adopted lessons--one a day for 100 days, each presented opposite a page adorned by only a minimalist line drawing, giving readers an opportunity to relax with a deep breath between lessons--renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to teach you how to Zen your life.
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Author: Martin Hägglund
Release Date: March 05, 2019
A profound, original, and accessible book that offers a new secular vision of how we can lead our lives. Ranging from fundamental existential questions to the most pressing social issues of our time, This Life shows why our commitment to freedom and democracy should lead us beyond both religion and capitalism.
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Author: Victoria Riskin
Release Date: February 26, 2019
A Hollywood love story, a Hollywood memoir, a dual biography of two of Hollywood’s most famous figures, whose golden lives were lived at the center of Hollywood’s golden age, written by their daughter, an acclaimed writer and producer.

Fay Wray was most famous as the woman—the blonde in a diaphanous gown—who captured the heart of the mighty King Kong, the twenty-five-foot, sixty-ton gorilla, as he placed her, nestled in his eight-foot hand, on the ledge of the 102-story Empire State Building, putting Wray at the height of New York’s skyline and cinematic immortality.
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Author: Edith Hall
Release Date: January 15, 2019
From renowned classicist Edith Hall, ARISTOTLE'S WAY is an examination of one of history's greatest philosophers, showing us how to lead happy, fulfilled, and meaningful lives

Aristotle was the first philosopher to inquire into subjective happiness, and he understood its essence better and more clearly than anyone since.
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Author: DK
Release Date: January 08, 2019

An essential introduction to the history, concepts, and thinking behind philosophy that demystifies what can often be daunting subject matter, laid out in DK's signature style.

Are the ideas of René Descartes, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes still relevant today.

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Author: Haemin Sunim and Haemin Sunim
Release Date: December 24, 2018
Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet. "The world could surely use a little more love, a little more compassion, and a little more wisdom. In Love for Imperfect Things, Haemin Sunim shows us how to cultivate all three, and to find beauty in the most imperfect of things--including your very own self.
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Author: Lao Tzu
Release Date: December 04, 2018

"No one has done better in conveying Lao Tsu's simple and laconic style of writing, so as to produce an English version almost as suggestive of the many meanings intended.  This is a most useful, as well as beautiful, volume—and what it has to say is exactly what the world, in its present state, needs to hear.

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Author: Sue Prideaux
Release Date: October 30, 2018
NEW YORK TIMES Editors' Choice

A groundbreaking new biography of philosophy’s greatest iconoclast

Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most enigmatic figures in philosophy, and his concepts—the Übermensch, the will to power, slave morality—have fundamentally reshaped our understanding of the human condition.
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Author: Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Get to know your own mind, stop judging, and be attentive-a Buddhist guide to happiness that's relevant to everyone.

East meets West in a fresh, modern take on a timeless challenge. how to find contentment and meaning in life. A longtime meditator and seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur meets a young, insightful, and traditionally educated Tibetan Rinpoche.
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Author: Matthew B. Crawford
Release Date: October 16, 2018
A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands

Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" (The Boston Globe), Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical (and timely) reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor.
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