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Great Reads

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Long winter months were made for reading, and we’ve got you covered with some of our favorite titles available this season. Whether you want to lose yourself in a good novel or get inspired to make 2019 your best year yet, we know you’ll find your favorite among these top picks. By Barbara Bellesi Zito

YOU ARE A BADASS EVERYDAY JEN SINCERO Viking

Being a badass is a 24/7 job. Who better to give you a pep talk than the original badass herself, hilarious writer and success coach Jen Sincero? With her highly If you like anticipated new your selfbook, you’ve now got help with a trusty companion a side of to keep you pumped snark, then this book is each and every day. Packed with for you! exercises, reflections, and other motivational cues, this manual will keep your frequency high, your doubts at bay, and your goals within reach.

I THINK YOU’RE WRONG (BUT I’M LISTENING) SARAH STEWART HOLLAND AND BETH A. SILVERS HarperCollins

The mere mention of politics is enough to cause iciness in our relationships with friends and family. This book can help thaw out those lines of This book might communication. save you from Though Holland yet another and Silvers, hosts awkward family of the podcast get-together. “Pantsuit Politics,” have opposite views, they show it is possible to communicate openly and productively. With a focus on inspiration rather than anger, this book offers practical instruction on how to move past bipartisan frustration and agree to disagree with grace.

HOW TO BE BETTER AT (ALMOST) EVERYTHING PAT FLYNN BenBella Books It’s a competitive world out there, meaning it’s no longer good enough to have a specialty. To get ahead, you need to be good at If you’re ready many different things. Sound to upgrade your skillset, intimidating? then keep this Flynn says it’s possible book handy. to crush it in various aspects of your life. Whether you want to learn a new skill quickly or get paid to do work that you actually enjoy doing, Flynn has the tools you need to be a successful generalist who will win big in the game of life.

“ORANGE IS THE Get ready OITNB fans: The seventh and final season debuts this summer. We’ll admit we’re not quite ready to say NEW BLACK” IS goodbye to the award-winning Netflix series, based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name. And as luck would OVER—OR IS IT? have it, we might not have to—the buzz around Hollywood is that a potential sequel is in the works. Stay tuned! 138

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