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Have You Heard About... Parasite

… the revolutionary Intestinal Bodyguard[TM]? With just one pill every two years, and occasional adjustments by your physician, all of your medical needs are managed for you. From allergies to diabetes to hypertension, your Intestinal Bodyguard[TM] takes care of everything. Would you take that one pill, to save yourself from daily pills or injections? What if I told you that the Intestinal Bodyguard[TM] is a genetically modified tapeworm?

Have You Heard About... My Age of Anxiety

… the brave and honest memoir that takes an unflinching look at anxiety disorders? In My Age of Anxiety by Scott Stossel, the author constructs a story that is part memoir/part scientific and philosophical look at the history of anxiety and how it has become a commonly diagnosed psychiatric condition in the last 30+ years.

Have You Heard About... Wedding Ring

… families, memories, misunderstanding and the power of communication? Wedding Ring by Emilie Richards is a book on mother/daughter relations. The title deals with the many quilts that Helen has made over her lifetime, but that is not the main focus of the story line – four generations of women, Helen, Nancy, Tessa and Tessa’s dead little girl, Kayley.

Have You Heard About... The 5th Wave

… the new YA dystopian novel that’s received rave reviews from readers and critics alike? Meet The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, part one of a projected alien invasion dystopian trilogy.

Have You Heard About... Comic Genius

… the art of funny people? Not their comedy — their looks. Matt Hoyle took portraits of more than eighty different comedians to make Comic Genius. Some are very simple pictures, like Eddie Murphy giving the camera a sideways look.

Have You Heard About... Bellman & Black

… the funereal emporium of Bellman and Black?

Have You Heard About... The Blossom Sisters

… Gus Hollister, the 3 B’s and the wild – and sometimes wacky – things that can happen when you least expect them? In one of Fern Michaels’ newest books, The Blossom Sisters, Gus Hollister’s wife has just kicked him out of the house and wants a divorce. Elaine’s a gold digger with a rap sheet of prior marriages a mile long.

Have You Heard About... Waiter Rant

…about the insanity that comes from working as a waiter for too long? Steve Dublanica has waited tables in New York City for years and exposes the seedy, dishonest, and sometimes disgusting side of the restaurant world in his book Waiter Rant: Thanks For the Tip – Confessions of a Cynical Waiter.

Have You Heard About... Will and Whit

… taking chances and facing your fears? Laura Lee Gulledge’s Will and Whit is a sweet, thoughtful look at a girl who does just that. Wilhelmina, Will for short, is 17, but she has an old-fashioned soul. Will makes lamps, partly for fun and partly to keep away the shadows that surround her since her parents died.

Have You Heard About... Doctor Sleep

… the sequel to one of the scariest horror novels of all time? Say hello to Doctor Sleep, the newest release from Stephen King, over 40 years in the making. Obviously if there’s going to be a sequel to The Shining, there will also be high expectations.

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