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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  4. Near Dark: A Thriller Audiobook Near Dark: A Thriller
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes Audiobook

The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes

Despite what you might have heard, diabetes is not a lifelong condition. It does not have to shorten your life span or result in high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, or other life-threatening ailments. In fact, most diabetics can get off medication and become 100 percent healthy in just a few simple steps. In The End of Diabetes, Dr. Joel Fuhrman shows how you can prevent and reverse diabetes and its related symptoms and lose weight in the process. The End of Diabetes is a radical idea wrapped in a simple plan: Eat Better, End Diabetes. While the established medical protocol aims to control diabetes by limiting your carbohydrate intake, monitoring glucose levels, and prescribing bottomless doses of medicine, Dr. Fuhrman believes this long-standing approach to fighting diabetes is wrong- and possibly fatal. Designed for anyone ready to enjoy a healthier and longer life, Dr. Fuhrman's plan is based on a single formula: Your Health Future (H) = Nutrients (N) / Calories (C). Foods with a high nutrient density, according to Dr. Fuhrman, turn our bodies into the miraculous, self-healing machines they can be, which results in significant weight loss, improved health, and, ultimately, the end of diabetes and other diseases. In engaging, direct, and easy-to-follow language, The End of Diabetes supplies the science and clinical evidence to prove that diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure are not inevitable consequences of aging. They are reversible and preventable. This simple and effective plan offers great food, starts working right away, and puts you on a direct path to a longer, better, fuller, disease-free life. ***Please contact Member Services for additional documents***

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Hi, Anxiety: Life With a Bad Case of Nerves Audiobook

Hi, Anxiety: Life With a Bad Case of Nerves

Author: Kat Kinsman Narrator: Kat Kinsman Release Date: November 2016

Joining the ranks of such acclaimed accounts as Manic, Brain on Fire, and Monkey Mind, a deeply personal, funny, and sometimes painful look at anxiety and its impact from writer and commentator Kat Kinsman. Feeling anxious? Can't sleep because your brain won't stop recycling thoughts? Unable to make a decision because you're too afraid you'll make the wrong one? You're not alone. In Hi, Anxiety, beloved food writer, editor, and commentator Kat Kinsman expands on the high profile pieces she wrote for CNN.com about depression, and its wicked cousin, anxiety. Taking us back to her adolescence, when she was diagnosed with depression at fourteen, Kat speaks eloquently with pathos and humor about her skin picking, hand flapping, "nervousness" that made her the recipient of many a harsh taunt. With her mother also gripped by depression and health issues throughout her life, Kat came to live in a constant state of unease-that she would fail, that she would never find love . . . that she would end up just like her mother. Now, as a successful media personality, Kat still battles anxiety every day. That anxiety manifests in strange, and deeply personal ways. But as she found when she started to write about her struggles, Kat is not alone in feeling like the simple act of leaving the house, or getting a haircut can be crippling. And though periodic medication, counseling, a successful career and a happy marriage have brought her relief, the illness, because that is what anxiety is, remains. Exploring how millions are affected anxiety, Hi, Anxiety is a clarion call for everyone-but especially women-struggling with this condition. Though she is a strong advocate for seeking medical intervention, Kinsman implores those suffering to come out of the shadows-to talk about their battle openly and honestly. With humor, bravery, and writing that brings bestsellers like Laurie Notaro and Jenny Lawson to mind, Hi, Anxiety tackles a difficult subject with amazing grace.

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OVERCOMING DYSLEXIA: The 360° Guide for Children & Adults.  What Is It? How to Overcome It.  Dyslexi Audiobook

OVERCOMING DYSLEXIA: The 360° Guide for Children & Adults. What Is It? How to Overcome It. Dyslexi

Author: Brenda Casey Narrator: Erika Mary, Perdens Studio Release Date: April 2020

Discover the ultimate guide to dyslexia! Are you suffering from dyslexia, or do you know someone who does? Looking for the best strategies and toolkits to help you succeed? Then keep reading! Inside this comprehensive guide, you’ll discover a detailed breakdown of dyslexia and how it works. Covering the signs and symptoms, the different kinds of dyslexia, as well as actionable strategies and toolkits for coping with this condition, this audiobook is your ticket to understanding the world of dyslexia. In part 1, you’ll discover an overview of dyslexia, including: - A Breakdown of Dyslexia – What Is It, and How Does It Work? - Common Signs and Symptoms of This Condition - The Top Ways To Help a Dyslexic Child At Home - Simple Yet Highly Effective Ways To Aid Dyslexics When Reading - The Best Tips And Tricks For Job-Seeking Dyslexics - And More… In part 2, you’ll learn strategies to help you live as an adult dyslexic, including: - A Breakdown of Dyslexia In Adults - Common Signs, Symptoms, And Characteristics of Dyslexia - How Does Having Dyslexia Impact Adults In Life? - And How To Spot Dyslexia In Different Age Groups And in part 3, you’ll uncover dyslexia tool kits for parents, tutors, students, and more, including: - What Brain Scans and Studies Can Tell Us About Dyslexia - Common Signs And Symptoms In Teens and Adults - The Dyslexia Tool Kit – How To Manage Your Condition (Or Help Others) - And Tool Kits For Parents, Tutors, Students, and More With comprehensive overviews, a breakdown of the science, and practical strategies for living and succeeding as a dyslexic, this guidebook is essential for anyone looking to understand and overcome their condition. Buy now to discover how to succeed despite dyslexia today!

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Polio: An American Story Audiobook

Polio: An American Story

Author: David Oshinsky Narrator: Jonathan Hogan Release Date: March 2007

Multiple New York Times Notable Book winner and University of Texas professor, David M. Oshinsky is a leading American political and cultural historian. Garnering the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in History, this comprehensive and gripping narrative covers all the challenges, characters, and controversies in America's relentless struggle against polio. Funded by philanthropy and grassroots contributions, Salk's killed-virus vaccine (1954) and Sabin's live-virus vaccine (1961) began to eradicate this dreaded disease. 'Narrative history doesn't get much better.''Booklist, starred review

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The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story Audiobook

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story

Author: Christie Watson Narrator: Christie Watson Release Date: May 2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story, written and read by Christie Watson. Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary, The Language of Kindness is an astonishing account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness. We watch Christie as she nurses a premature baby who has miraculously made it through the night, we stand by her side during her patient's agonising heart-lung transplant, and we hold our breath as she washes the hair of a child fatally injured in a fire, attempting to remove the toxic smell of smoke before the grieving family arrive. In our most extreme moments, when life is lived most intensely, Christie is with us. She is a guide, mentor and friend. And in these dark days of division and isolationism, she encourages us all to stretch out a hand.

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The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine Audiobook

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

Author: Lindsey Fitzharris Narrator: Sam Woolf Release Date: October 2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris, read by Sam Woolf. In The Butchering Art, historian Lindsey Fitzharris recreates a critical turning point in the history of medicine, when Joseph Lister transformed surgery from a brutal, harrowing practice to the safe, vaunted profession we know today. Victorian operating theatres were known as 'gateways of death', Fitzharris reminds us, since half of those who underwent surgery didn't survive the experience. This was an era when a broken leg could lead to amputation, and surgeons were still known to ransack cemeteries to find cadavers. And in squalid, overcrowded hospitals, doctors remained baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. At a time when surgery couldn't have been more dangerous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: Joseph Lister, a young Quaker surgeon. By making the audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection - and could be treated with antiseptics - he changed the history of medicine forever. With a novelist's eye for detail, Fitzharris brilliantly conjures up the grisly world of Victorian surgery, revealing how one of Britain's greatest medical minds finally brought centuries of savagery, sawing and gangrene to an end.

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League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth Audiobook

League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth

Author: Mark Fainaru-Wada, Steve Fainaru Narrator: David H. Lawrence XVII Release Date: October 2013

“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.” So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of neuroscientists who worked in vain to convince the NFL that it was facing a deadly new scourge: A chronic brain disease that was driving an alarming number of players -- including some of the all-time greats -- to madness. League of Denial reveals how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage. Comprehensively, and for the first time, award-winning ESPN investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru tell the story of a public health crisis that emerged from the playing fields of our 21st century pastime. Everyone knew that football is violent and dangerous. But what the players who built the NFL into a $10 billion industry didn’t know – and what the league sought to shield from them – is that no amount of padding could protect the human brain from the force generated by modern football; that the very essence of the game could be exposing these players to brain damage. In a fast-paced narrative that moves between the NFL trenches, America’s research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science, League of Denial examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research -- a campaign with echoes of Big Tobacco’s fight to deny the connection between smoking and lung cancer. It chronicles the tragic fates of players like Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster, who was so disturbed at the time of his death he fantasized about shooting NFL executives; and former Chargers great Junior Seau, whose diseased brain became the target of an unseemly scientific battle between researchers and the NFL. Based on exclusive interviews, previously undisclosed documents and private emails, this is the story of what the NFL knew and when it knew it – questions at the heart of crisis that threatens football, from the highest levels all the way down to Pop Warner.

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Father's Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son Audiobook

Father's Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son

Author: Buzz Bissinger Narrator: Buzz Bissinger Release Date: May 2012

Acclaimed Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger shares the moving and uplifting tale of his cross-country journey with his adult savant son who suffered brain damage at birth. Buzz Bissinger's twin sons were born three minutes-and a world-apart. Gerry, the older one, is a graduate student preparing to become a teacher. His brother Zach has spent his life attending special schools. He'll never drive a car, or kiss a girl, or live by himself. He is challenged by serious intellectual deficits but also blessed with rare talents: an astonishing memory, a dazzling knack for navigation, and a reflexive honesty, which can make him both socially awkward and surprisingly wise. One summer night, Buzz and Zach hit the road to revisit all the places they have lived together during Zach's twenty-four years. Zach revels in his memories, and Buzz hopes this journey into their shared past will bring them closer and reveal to him the mysterious workings of his son's mind and heart. As father and son follow a pinball's path from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, they see the best and worst of America and each other. Ultimately, their trip bestows a new and uplifting wisdom on Buzz, as he comes to realize that Zach's worldview, as exotic as it is, has a sturdy logic of its own, a logic that deserves the greatest respect. And with the help of Zach's twin, Buzz learns an even more vital lesson about Zach: character transcends intellect. And we come to see Zach as he truly is-patient, fearless, perceptive, and kind.

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God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine Audiobook

God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

Author: Victoria Sweet Narrator: Victoria Sweet Release Date: April 2013

In this beautifully written work, Victoria Sweet shares with listeners her experience practicing medicine in San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital, and raises important questions about healthcare today. San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the hôtel-Dieu (God's hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves-"anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times" and needed extended medical care-ended up here. So did Victoria Sweet, who came for two months and stayed for twenty years. Laguna Honda, lower-tech but human-paced, gave Sweet the opportunity to practice a kind of attentive medicine that has almost vanished. Gradually, the place transformed the way she understood her work. Alongside the modern view of the body as a machine to be fixed, her extraordinary patients evoked an older idea of the body as a garden to be tended. God's Hotel tells their story and the story of the hospital itself, which, as efficiency experts, politicians, and architects descended, determined to turn it into a modern "health care facility," revealed its own surprising truths about the essence, cost, and value of caring for body and soul.

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Healing Children:A Surgeon's Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine Audiobook

Healing Children:A Surgeon's Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine

A groundbreaking medical memoir by one of our nation's leading pediatric surgeons the visionary head of Children's National. 'If you did nothing but read the astounding, miraculous and occasionally crushing stories that Dr. Newman so vividly relates about daily life in a pediatric hospital you would be enthralled byHealing Children. But there is a bigger truth to this book, a more compelling reason to read it. And that is to acknowledge not only the courage of young patients and pediatric physicians alike, but to be brought fact to face with the many ways that we don't prioritize children's health. . .Healing Childrenis an amazing look at the tenacity and courage of kids and doctors under difficult circumstances.' -- Madeline Levine, Ph.D. author ofThe Price of Privilege Anyone who has seen a child recover from a wound or a broken bone knows that kids are made to heal. Their bodies are more resilient, more adaptive, and far more able to withstand acute stress than adults'. In this inspiring memoir, Dr. Kurt Newman draws from his long experience as a pediatric surgeon working at one of our nation's top children's hospitals to make the case that children are more than miniature adults. Through the story of his own career and of the brave kids he has treated over the years and their equally brave and tenacious parents he reveals the revolution that is taking place in pediatric medicine. When he decided to become a pediatric surgeon, the field was in its infancy, struggling for esteem. Now, nearly forty years later, it is at the forefront of exhilarating new discoveries in everything from cancer research to mental health care. But few parents know how to access the best care for their children. Far too many find themselves frustrated and afraid. Dr. Newman wrote this book to help guide parents not just of sick kids but of all kids and to share his knowledge of what children need to thrive. A deeply human story with a spectacular cast of young heroes and heroines, Healing Children will convince you that we still have a lot to learn from our kids.

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Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death Audiobook

Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death

Author: Josh Young, Sam Parnia Narrator: James Patrick Cronin Release Date: April 2013

Contrary to popular belief, death is not a moment in time, such as when the heart stops beating, respiration ceases, or the brain stops functioning. Death, rather, is a process-a process that can be interrupted well after it has begun. Innovative techniques, such as drastically reducing the patient's body temperature, have proven to be effective in revitalizing both the body and mind, but studies show they are only employed in approximately half of the hospitals throughout the United States and Europe. In Erasing Death, Dr. Sam Parnia presents cutting-edge research from the front line of critical care and resuscitation medicine that has enabled modern doctors to routinely reverse death, while also shedding light on the ultimate mystery: what happens to human consciousness during and after death. Parnia reveals how medical discoveries focused on saving lives have also inadvertently raised the possibility that some form of "afterlife" may be uniquely ours, as evidenced by the continuation of the human mind and psyche in the first few hours after death. Questions about the "self" and the "soul" that were once relegated to theology, philosophy, or even science fiction are now being examined afresh according to rigorous scientific research. With physicians such as Parnia at the forefront, we are on the verge of discovering a new universal science of consciousness that reveals the nature of the mind and a future where death is not the final defeat, but is in fact reversible.

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County: Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital Audiobook

County: Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital

Author: David A. Ansell, MD, MPH Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Release Date: October 2011

The amazing tale of "County" is the story of one of America's oldest and most unusual urban hospitals. From it's inception as a "Poor House" dispensing free medical care to indigents, Chicago's Cook County Hospital has been both a renowned teaching hospital and the healthcare provider of last resort for the city's uninsured. County covers more than thirty years of its history, beginning in the late 1970s when the author began his internship, to the "Final Rounds" when the enormous iconic Victorian hospital building was replaced and hundreds of former trainees gathered to bid it an emotional farewell. Ansell writes of the hundreds of doctors who went'through the rigorous training process with him, sharing his'vision of saving the world and of resurrecting a hospital on'the verge of closing.'County is about people, from'Ansell's mentors, including the legendary Quentin Young,'to the multitude of patients whom he and County's medical'staff labored to diagnose and heal. It is a story about'politics, from contentious union strikes to battles against''patient dumping', and public health, depicting the AIDS'crisis and the opening of County's HIV/AIDS clinic, the'first in the city. Finally, it is about a young man's medical education in'urban America, a coming-of-age story set against a backdrop'of race, segregation and poverty. 'When it comes to the stories of his patients, many of whom he cared for over decades, from clinic to hospital to funeral, Dr. Ansell soars'We cannot have too many of these stories in circulation, to bear witness, to inform and to inspire.''New York Times Introduction by Quentin Young

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