Gary Medina

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A Concise Dictionary of Comics

This reference is useful and recommended for most libraries so that they can support the growing interest in comic books within many user groups.

Chocolate: A Cultural Encycolpedia

This well-researched work provides a useful discussion of the historical, cultural, and commercial aspects of chocolate.

Inventor of the Future: The Visionary Life of Buckminster Fuller

This dense biography is best for readers seeking a deep understanding of a countercultural icon of futurist thinking that has impacted many modern tech industry leaders.

Taxi from Another Planet: Conversations with Drivers About Life in the Universe

An interesting and humorous approach to questions about the universe with relatively in-depth subject exploration. Recommended to expand a science collection for general interest readers.

If There Are Any Heavens

Montemarano’s unique literary memoir offers an absorbing, visceral experience of the pandemic and should easily find a dedicated audience.

Rated X: How Porn Liberated Me from Hollywood

This memoir is an honest account of the transition from Hollywood to adult film actress. The explicit details provided and style of writing may limit its audience.

Riverman: An American Odyssey

An intriguing character study for anyone interested in the life of a man with an adventurous spirit and an engaging personality, who collected friends across the country.

Don’t Worry: 48 Lessons on Relieving Anxiety from a Zen Buddhist Monk

Highly recommended for general readers interested in Eastern philosophy and open to learning practical approaches to dealing with anxiety. Masuno’s useful advice is particularly needed in recent times.

The Zen of Therapy: Uncovering a Hidden Kindness in Life

Meditation has become increasingly popular in self-help in recent years; Epstein’s book is recommended for anyone interested in exploring the potential benefits of a meditation practice.

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