100 Days of Happiness - Fausto Brizzi

Staff Pick

Lucio's doctor has given him 100 days to live. Rather than fight his disease, Lucio wants to enjoy every minute he has left. His first priority is to win back his wife who kicked him out after discovering an affair. In 100 short and often funny chapters, he counts down to his last days while enjoying his beloved family, revisiting sentimental places, making new memories with old and new friends, eating hot donuts and rediscovering life's important life lessons.

100 Days of Happiness: A Novel By Fausto Brizzi Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143108504
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Published: Penguin Books - July 5th, 2016

I Was a Child: A Memoir - Bruce Eric Kaplan

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If you remember collecting Green Stamps, watching Lucille Ball, and having a metal milk box on your porch, you will laugh old loud while reading this poignant, illustrated memoir. Kaplan grew up in a Jewish home in NJ, the youngest of three boys. His mother always felt "discombobulated" and nothing was thrown out or replaced. Cheeseits on New Years Eve was exciting! Kaplan loved his parents, but he wasn't close to them nor did he understand them. Television was his passion and Kaplan wanted to climb inside. In a way he did; he became a writer/producer for television shows including HBO's Girls, as well as a cartoonist for the New Yorker. His family story is sometimes funny, sometimes painful, and honest.

I Was a Child: A Memoir By Bruce Eric Kaplan Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399183416
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Published: Blue Rider Press - April 12th, 2016

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided - Diane Guerrero

Staff Pick

Her name might sound familiar, she stars in Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. The daughter of undocumented immigrants, her parents worked menial jobs to give their daughter a better life. They scraped together thousands of dollars to pay a lawyer to become citizens but were deported when Guerro was 14. Suddenly orphaned, Guerrero kept her personal ordeal secret and threw herself into her acting at Boston Arts Academy. Her heart wrenching journey to successful actress included binge drinking, cutting, hospitalizations, depression and a near suicide attempt. Guerrero's honesty and her resilience to keep acting even when she wanted to give up (one agent said she wasn't pretty enough) makes this a powerful memoir.

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided By Diane Guerrero, Michelle Burford Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781627795272
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 3rd, 2016

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided (Updated With New Material) By Diane Guerrero, Michelle Burford Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250134967
Availability: Backordered
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 30th, 2017

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