Dale F. Farris

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The Rule of 30: A Better Way To Save for Retirement

Recommended only on demand for the public libraries serving communities with Canadian customers.
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Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions

Moss’s work nicely supplements Mark Bittman’s Animal, Vegetable, Junk; Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation; and Walter Willett and P. J. Skerrett’s Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy.

Gentelligence: The Revolutionary Approach to Leading an Intergenerational Workforce

This book expands nicely on Jason Dorsey and Denise Villa’s Zconomy. The extensive citations, supplemental reading sources, and bibliography firmly establish the credibility of this solid, impressive work. Vital for any organization with multigenerational staffs, and for marketers, public relations professionals, HRD managers, or executives. Highly recommended for all university libraries supporting business and psychology curricula.

Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs

Should be required listening for parents, educators, therapists, school consultants, and staff of adolescent mental health and drug treatment programs.
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Effortless: Make It Easier To Do What Matters Most

Though McKeown’s impassioned effort to help listeners lighten their burdens is commendable, his ideas will offer little new to many listeners, especially those already familiar with the solid, “true north” principles and time management quadrants of Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and David Allen’s Getting Things Done. Still, McKeown’s lively, controlled narration and jargon-free, anecdote-filled material will benefit stressed, overworked listeners who might mistakenly believe that 80-hour work weeks build character. Recommended for public libraries.

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Breath Taking: The Power, Fragility, and Future of Our Extraordinary Lungs

Will appeal to listeners who enjoy popular science about human anatomy, such as Bill Bryson’s The Body, James Nestor’s Breath, and Alice Roberts’s Don’t Die Young. Recommended mostly for public libraries; academic libraries supporting medical school curricula may prefer to stick with textbooks.

Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection

Essential for all university libraries supporting psychology and human resources development curricula.

Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal

Worldwide famine and the collapse of the climate are real, and the author’s stark challenge to change the system or suffer catastrophe is a clarion call. This ardent work will appeal to devotees of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Jared Diamond’s Collapse. Highly recommended for all libraries.
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