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Drama: An Actor's Education by John Lithgow is a vivid story of the vagabond Lithgow family, led by acter and teacher father Arthur Lithgow. Their lives in theater and academia make a very good read. The story ends before John Lithgow moves from theater to film and television work. Honest and touching.   Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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Together with "Brady," I read Pilobolus - The Human Alphabet. We thought this book was really cool! Humans make sculptures for every letter of the alphabet. Our favorite sculpture is the one of circus for the letter "C." We think that the barbell is awesome. Please encourage the Rockland Public Library to add this book to their collection! It's a MUST have!  Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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Love Life by Rob Lowe is a surprise; the 80s bad boy has been a happily married family man for 20 years, and has a feet-on-the-ground approach to life. This is a great look inside what being an actor is really like: it's a daily job. Great stories about people in Lowe's life. Love the Bigfoot fiasco tale!  Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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Trauma red : the making of a surgeon in war and in America's cities / Dr. Peter Rhee with Gordon Dillow, a great new non-fiction book at the Rockland library. This is the best book I've read all year: Dr Rhee's own story is fascinating and his profession is one I knew almost nothing about. He is famous for treating a Congresswoman shot in a rampage, but that it the LEAST important part of the book. As Dr Rhee, put it, that day was just another day at work. Absolutely fascinating in every way: read it!   Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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Overwhelmed : work, love, and play when no one has the time by Brigid Schulte is an entire tome about how multitasking has affected all Americans, in the workplace, the home, and our health. The first chapter, documenting the author's daily life, made me grind my teeth just reading it; her harried day is stressful from dawn to far into the night. Do people really live this way in 2014? Apparently yes. The good news is that not all cultures do live this way, as the author learns thru her research, which leads her to try to change her way of looking at her life, if not her actual circumstances. A scary book, and a real wake up call. The sum of a life should be far greater than this.   Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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Just finished It Starts with Food. An eye opener on how different foods impact your digestive system. Very informative and helpful for the Whole30 program.  Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.