LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, March 1, 2018

Langer's homing in on all aspects of negative self-talk and worry add breadth to her advice and make it a powerful tool for readers; for anyone with a strong drive to do something different, this is a truly inspiring read; the importance and epic scale of St. Petersburg comes across vividly in this work; Cooke's wit, humor, and infectious curiosity will appeal to natural history enthusiasts of all stripes
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arts & humanities


Art Instruction

**Allison, Christine. Drawing: Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner. Guild of Master Craftsman. Feb. 2018. 96p. illus. index. ISBN 9781784943882. pap. $14.95. ART INSTRUCTION Eiseman, Leatrice. The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition: Expert Color Information for Professional Results. Rockport: Quarto. 2017. 216p. illus. index. ISBN 9781631592966. pap. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781631594441. ART INSTRUCTION


Branam, Steve. Hand Tool Basics: Woodworking Tools & How To Use Them. Popular Woodworking. Jan. 2018. 272p. illus. index. ISBN 9781440348907. $34.99; ebk. ISBN 9781440348921. DIY Miller, Brian & Marci Crestani. The Art of Coloring Wood: A Woodworker’s Guide to Understanding Dyes and Chemicals. Linden. 2017. 144p. photos by Marc Carter. ISBN 9781610353052. pap. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781610353236. DIY

Fiber Crafts

Gillman, Rayna. Create Your Own Improv Quilts: Modern Quilting with No Rules & No Rulers. C&T. 2017. 96p. illus. ISBN 9781617454448. pap. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617454455. FIBER CRAFTS Holland, Sharon. Utility-Style: Quilts for Everyday Living. Landauer. 2017. 80p. illus. ISBN 9781935726975. pap. $18.95. FIBER CRAFTS Keen, Sarah. 50 Knitted Dolls. Guild of Master Craftsman. 2017. 224p. illus. index. ISBN 9781784943462. pap. $19.95. FIBER CRAFTS Mooncie, Vanessa. Sewn Animal Heads: Trophy Heads To Stitch. Guild of Master Craftsman. Jan. 2018. 192p. illus. index. ISBN 9781784943646. pap. $19.95. FIBER CRAFTS Victoria and Albert Museum. Patchwork & Quilting: A Maker’s Guide. Thames & Hudson. Jan. 2018. 176p. illus. index. ISBN 9780500293263. pap. $24.95. FIBER CRAFTS Pumphrey, Linda. Red & White Quilting: An Iconic Tradition in 40 Blocks. Fons & Porter. 2017. 160p. illus. index. ISBN 9781440247446. pap. $27.99. w/CD. FIBER CRAFTS **Thomas, Donna Lynn. The Anniversary Sampler Quilt: 40 Traditional Blocks, 7 Keepsake Settings. C&T. 2017. 112p. illus. ISBN 9781617454554. pap. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617454561. FIBER CRAFTS

Interior Design

Tanov, Erica. Design by Nature: Creating Layered, Lived-In Spaces Inspired by the Natural World. Ten Speed: Crown. Apr. 2018. 232p. photos by Ngoc Minh Ngo. ISBN 9780399579073. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780399579080. INTERIOR DESIGN

Fine Arts

Van Haaften, Julia. Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography. Norton. Apr. 2018. 640p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780393292787. $49.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393292794. BIOG **Webb, Tood & others. I See a City: Todd Webb’s New York. Thames & Hudson. 2017. 178p. photos. notes. ISBN 9780500544884. $45. PHOTOG


Bloom, Harold. Lear: The Great Image of Authority. Scribner. (Shakespeare’s Personalities). Apr. 2018. 176p. ISBN 9781501164194. $24; ebk. ISBN 9781501164217. LIT Coetzee, J.M. Late Essays: 2006–2017. Viking. Jan. 2018. 304p. notes. ISBN 9780735223912. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780735223936. LIT Foster, Thomas C. How To Read Poetry Like a Professor: A Quippy and Sonorous Guide to Verse. Harper Perennial. Mar. 2018. 224p. index. ISBN 9780062113788. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062684066. LIT Greenblatt, Stephen. Tyrant. Norton. May 2018. 208p. notes. index. ISBN 9780393635751. $21.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393635768. LIT Hughes, Kathryn. Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum. Johns Hopkins. Feb. 2018. 440p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781421425702. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781421425719. LIT Mendelssohn, Michèle. Making Oscar Wilde. Oxford Univ. Jul. 2018. 304p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780198802365. $24.95. LIT

Performing Arts

Hawkins, Lamont “U-God”. Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang. Picador. Mar. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781250191168. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781250191182. MUSIC Sisters in the Life: A History of Out African American Lesbian Media-Making. Duke Univ. Mar. 2018. 304p. ed. by Yvonne Welbon & Alexandra Juhasz. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780822370864. pap. $26.95. FILM


Bottoms, David. Otherworld, Underworld, Prayer Porch. Copper Canyon. Apr. 2018. 72p. ISBN 9781556595202. pap. $16. POETRY

Spirituality & Religion

Loughery, John. Dagger John: Archbishop John Hughes and the Making of Irish America. Three Hills. Mar. 2018. 424p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781501707742. $32.95; ebk. ISBN 9781501711077. REL

Sports & Recreation

**Davis, Jennifer Pharr. The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience. Viking. Apr. 2018. 320p. bibliog. ISBN 9780735221895. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780735221918. SPORTS Kastor, Deena & Michelle Hamilton. Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory. Crown. Apr. 2018. 304p. illus. ISBN 9781524760755. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781524760779. SPORTS Thomas, Etan. We Matter: Athletes and Activism. Akashic. Mar. 2018. 250p. illus. ISBN 9781617755941. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617756122. SPORTS


Health & Medicine

Watson, Christie. The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story. Tim Duggan: Crown. May 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781524761639. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781524761653. HEALTH

Home Economics

Briffault, Eugène. Paris à Table: 1846. Oxford Univ. Apr. 2018. 272p. illus. ed. & tr. from French by J. Weintraub. illus. ISBN 9780190842031. $24.95. COOKING Horn, Nadine & Jörg Mayer. VBQ—The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook: Over 80 Recipes—Seared, Skewered, Smoking Hot! Experiment. May 2018. 224p. photos. index. ISBN 9781615194568. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781615194575. COOKING Kurlansky, Mark. Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas. Bloomsbury Pr. May 2018. 400p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781632863829. $29; ebk. ISBN 9781632863843. COOKING


Bondar, Carin. Wild Moms: Motherhood in the Animal Kingdom. Pegasus. Apr. 2018. 400p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681776651. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681777214. SCI Cooke, Lucy. The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife. Basic. Apr. 2018. 352p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780465094646. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780465094653. SCI Dutcher, Jim & Jamie Dutcher. The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack. National Geographic. Mar. 2018. 224p. illus. ISBN 9781426218866. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781426218873. SCI Fincham-Gray, Suzy. My Patients and Other Animals: A Veterinarian’s Story of Love, Loss, and Hope. Spiegel & Grau. Apr. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9780812998184. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780812998191. SCI Jones, Darryl. Birds at My Table: Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters. Comstock. Mar. 2018. 352p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781501710780. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781501710803. SCI McLeish, Todd. Return of the Sea Otter: The Story of the Animal That Evaded Extinction on the Pacific Coast. Sasquatch. Mar. 2018. 264p. illus. bibliog. ISBN 9781632171375. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781632171382. NAT HIST THE INNER MIND Jasanoff, Alan. The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate To Make Us Who We Are. Basic. Mar. 2018. 304p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780465052684. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781541644311. SCI **Williams, Caroline. My Plastic Brain: One Woman’s Yearlong Journey To Discover If Science Can Improve Her Mind. Prometheus. Mar. 2018. 320p. illus. index. ISBN 9781633883918. $24; ebk. ISBN 9781633883925. SCI


Ablon, J. Stuart. Changeable: The Surprising Science Behind Helping Anyone Change*; *Including Your Spouse, Your Kids, Your Coworkers, and Yourself. TarcherPerigee. Apr. 2018. 304p. notes. ISBN 9780143129011. $27. personal growth Bono, Tim. When Likes Aren’t Enough: A Crash Course in the Science of Happiness. Grand Central Life & Style. Mar. 2018. 272p. ISBN 9781538743416. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781538728093. personal growth Crowley, Jocelyn Elise. Gray Divorce: What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits. Univ. of California. Jan. 2018. 232p. notes. index. ISBN 9780520295322. pap. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9780520968110. relationships Hanley, Kate. How To Be a Better Person: 400+ Simple Ways To Make a Difference in Yourself—and the World. Adams Media. Jan. 2018. 224p. ISBN 9781507205266. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781507205273. personal grwoth Hardy, Benjamin. Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success. Hachette. Mar. 2018. 256p. index. ISBN 9780316441322. pap. $13.99; ebk. ISBN 9780316441360. success **Langer, Gigi. 50 Ways To Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking To Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection. Possum Hill. Jan. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9780999122006. pap. $14.95. personal growth **Leahy, Robert L. The Jealousy Cure: Learn To Trust, Overcome Possessiveness, and Save Your Relationships. New Harbinger. Mar. 2018. 240p. bibliog. ISBN 9781626259751. pap. $16.95. relationships Mundy, Jon. A Course in Mysticism and Miracles: Begin Your Spiritual Adventure. Weiser: Red Wheel. Mar. 2018. 320p. index. ISBN 9781578636013. pap. $24.95. Spirituality **Price, Catherine. How To Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan To Take Back Your Life. Ten Speed: Crown. Feb. 2018. 192p. ISBN 9780399581120. pap. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9780399581137. SELF-HELP Simon, Julia M. When Food Is Comfort: Nurture Yourself Mindfully, Rewire Your Brain, and End Emotional Eating. New World Library. Mar. 2018. 334p. index. ISBN 9781608685509. pap. $16.95. SELF-HELP Stabile, Suzanne. The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships. InterVarsity. Apr. 2018. 240p. index. ISBN 9780830846429. $24. relationships


Biography **Abrams, Jeanne E. First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role. New York Univ. Mar. 2018. 328p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781479886531. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781479877522. BIOG Edemariam, Aida. The Wife’s Tale: A Personal History. Harper. Mar. 2018. 336p. illus. maps. ISBN 9780062136039. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062136060. MEMOIR Mihesuah, Devon Abbott. Ned Christie: The Creation of an Outlaw and Cherokee Hero. Univ. of Oklahoma. Mar. 2018. 272p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780806159102. $29.95. BIOG Stockwell, Mary. Unlikely General: “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America. Yale Univ. Mar. 2018. 376p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780300214758. $35. BIOG


**Gurba, Myriam. Mean. Coffee House.  2017. 160p. ISBN 9781566894913. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781566895019. memoir **Hall, Sands. Flunk. Start. Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology. Counterpoint. Mar. 2018. 400p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781619021785. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781619021808. memoir **Narayan, Shoba.  The Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure. Workman. Jan. 2018. 272p. ISBN 9781616206154. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616207618.  memoir **O’Farrell, Maggie.  I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death. Knopf. Feb. 2018. 304p. illus. ISBN 9780525520221. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780525520238. memoir **Seeger, Peggy. First Time Ever.  Faber & Faber. 2017. 416p. photos. ISBN 9780571336791. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9780571336814. memoir


Kennedy, Dan. The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century. ForeEdge. Feb. 2018. 272p. notes. index. ISBN 9781611685947. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781512601787. COMM


Hougaard, Rasmus & Jacqueline Carter. The Mind of the Leader: How To Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results. Harvard Business. Mar. 2018. 256p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781633693425. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781633693432. BUS Peretti, Jacques. The Deals That Made the World: Reckless Ambition, Backroom Negotiations, and the Hidden Truths of Business. Morrow. Mar. 2018. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9780062698292. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062698315. BUS


**Weiss, John Henry. Moving Forward in Mid-Career: A Guide to Rebuilding Your Career After Being Fired or Laid Off.Skyhorse. Jan. 2018. 276p. index. ISBN 9781510722019. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781510722026. CAREERS


Adkins, Roy & Lesley Adkins. Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History. Viking. Mar. 2018. 480p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780735221628. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780735221635. HIST Hollingsworth, Mary. The Family Medici: The Hidden History of the Medici Dynasty. Pegasus. Mar. 2018. 528p. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9781681776484. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681777108. HIST Huang, Yunte. Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History. Liveright: Norton. Apr. 2018. 416p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780871404473. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781631493850. HIST Mathisen, Erik. The Loyal Republic: Traitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America. Univ. of North Carolina. Mar. 2018. 240p. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9781469636320. $34.95; ebk. ISBN 9781469636337. HIST **Miles, Jonathan. St. Petersburg: Madness, Murder, and Art on the Banks of the Neva. Pegasus. Mar. 2018. 560p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681776767. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681777160. HIST **Sokol, Jason. The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Basic. Mar. 2018. 352p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780465055913. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781541697393. HIST **Wright, Lawrence. God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State. Knopf. Apr. 2018. 352p. illus. ISBN 9780525520108. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780525520115. HIST Zipperstein, Steven J. Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History. Liveright: Norton. Mar. 2018. 352p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781631492693. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781631492709. HIST ROYALS & RIVALS **Goldstone, Nancy. Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots. Little, Brown. Apr. 2018. 496p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780316387910. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780316387880. HIST Tallis, Nicola. Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Life of the Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy That Threatened Queen Elizabeth’s Court. Pegasus. Mar. 2018. 352p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681776576. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681777146. BIOG THE ERA OF IKE Hitchcock, William I. The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s. S. & S. Mar. 2018. 672p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781439175668. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781451698435. BIOG Simon, James F. Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties. Liveright: Norton. Apr. 2018. 464p. notes. index. ISBN 9780871407559. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780871407665. BIOG

Law & Crime

**Engdal, Eskil & Kjetil Sæter. Catching Thunder: The Story of the World’s Longest Sea Chase. Zed. Mar. 2018. 400p. tr. from Norwegian by Diane Oatley. notes. ISBN 9781786990877. pap. $21.95; ebk. ISBN 9781786990907. CRIME Greenya, John. Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks for Himself. Threshold. Jan. 2018. 272p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781501180378. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781501180385. LAW McNamara, Michelle. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer. Harper. Feb. 2018. 352p. maps. ISBN 9780062319784. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062319807. CRIME

Political Science

**Frum, David. Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic. Harper. Jan. 2018. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9780062796738. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062796752. POL SCI Jentleson, Bruce W. The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship. Norton. Apr. 2018. 416p. notes. index. ISBN 9780393249569. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393249576. POL SCI **Reich, Robert B. The Common Good. Knopf. Feb. 2018. 208p. illus. ISBN 9780525520498. $22.95; ebk. ISBN 9780525520504. POL SCI


Becoming an Independent Information Professional: How To Freelance, Consult, and Contract for Fun and Profit. Libraries Unlimited: Teacher Ideas. 2017. 176p. ed. by Melissa M. Powell. index. ISBN 9781440855405. pap. $50. PRO MEDIA **Cole, John Y. America’s Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress. D Giles Limited, London/Lib. of Congress. Jan. 2018. 256p. photos. index. ISBN 9781911282136. $39.95; ebk. ISBN 9781911282303. PRO MEDIA **Roberts, Ann. Designing Adult Services: Strategies for Better Serving Your Community. Libraries Unlimited: Teacher Ideas. 2017. 130p. index. ISBN 9781440852541. pap. $45; ebk. ISBN 9781440852558. PRO MEDIA


Beam, Cris. I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy. Houghton Harcourt. Mar. 2018. 272p. notes. index. ISBN 9780544558168. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780544558175. PSYCH

Social Science

**Duberman, Martin. The Rest of It: Hustlers, Cocaine, Depression, and Then Some, 1976–1988. Duke Univ. Mar. 2018. 256p. index. ISBN 9780822370703. $27.95. SOC SCI Go Home! Feminist. Mar. 2018. 320p. ed. by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan. ISBN 9781936932016. pap. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781936932030. SOC SCI Kahrl, Andrew W. Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America’s Most Exclusive Shoreline. Yale Univ. Mar. 2018. 376p. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780300215144. $28. SOC SCI **McBride, Sarah. Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality. Crown Archetype. Mar. 2018. 288p. illus. bibliog. ISBN 9781524761479. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781524761493. SOC SCI **Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir. New Pr. Mar. 2018. 272p. illus. notes. ISBN 9781620973332. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781620973349. SOC SCI Ramos, Jorge. Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era. Vintage. Feb. 2018. 224p. notes. ISBN 9780525563792. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780525563808. SOC SCI

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