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AXE: A BROTHER’S SEARCH FOR A LOST WARRIOR By JEFFREY AXELSON The story of the Navy Seal whose courage - soon to be depicted in a major motion picture - saved the life of Marcus Luttrell, author of the bestselling Lone Survivor. Jeffrey Axelson woke up on a June morning in 2005 to the headline "Chopper Down: 8 Navy SEALs Killed". The helicopter had been attempting the rescue of four SEALs on a mission to capture or kill a Taliban commander at the Pakistani border. One of those four was Jeffrey's brother, Matt, who was missing without a trace.

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Over the course of the next 12 days, as the search for Matt unfolded, Jeffrey discovered the heroic story of his brother's final hours. The dramatic unfolding of Operation Red Wing, in which four men faced off against a Taliban force two-hundred strong, has been told in the bestselling account Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell - the only man to return from that fateful mission. Now, for the first time, comes the story of the man whose courage on the mission - now the subject of a major motion picture - made Luttrell's survival possible. In Axe, Jeffrey Axelson's deeply personal account of the hunt to recover his brother's body becomes a dramatic and moving commitment to honour his life.

THE DUDE AND THE ZEN MASTER By JEFF BRIDGES Jeff Bridges is one of the world's most popular actors and his unforgettable performance as The Dude in "Coen Brothers" film, "The Big Lebowski", made him a cult hero. His remarkable career as an actor, performer and songwriter has brought him an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice award. Away from the spotlight, Bridges is a dedicated practitioner of Zen Buddhism and for more than a decade has been close friends with Zen leader Bernie Glassman. I t is Glassman who has helped guide Bridges' lessons on the path to enlightenment and the two have spent many hours discussing life, love, the movies, creativity, happiness and death. With wit, charm and profound insight, Bridges and Glassman discover the Zen in iconic scenes and lines from "The Big Lebowski".

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With honesty and humour, Bridges explores how his Zen practice and his life experience inform one another as he discusses his loving relationship with his parents, his marriage, his highly successful career and his warm connection with his fans.

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THE REAL JANE AUSTEN: A LIFE IN SMALL THINGS? By PAULA BYRNE Who was the real Jane Austen? Overturning the traditional portrait of the author as conventional and genteel, bestseller Paula Byrne’s landmark biography reveals the real woman behind the books. In this paperback of the landmark biography, best-selling biographer Paula Byrne uses objects that conjure up a key moment in Austen’s life and work – a silhouette, a vellum notebook, a topaz cross, a writing box, a royalty cheque, a bathing machine, and many more – to unlock the biography of this most beloved author. The woman who emerges is far tougher, more socially and politically aware, and altogether more modern than the conventional picture of ‘dear aunt Jane’ allows. Byrne’s lively book explores the many forces that shaped Austen’s life, her long struggle to become a published author, and brings Miss Austen dazzlingly into the twenty-first century. 9780007358342 HARPERCOLLINS S$22.00

Paula Byrne talks about The Real Jane Austen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS_UVqHNQho

CONFESSION SERIES FURTHER CONFESSION OF A GP By BENJAMIN DANIELS Benjamin Daniels is back. He may be older, wiser and more experienced, but his patients are no less outrageous. Drawing on his time working as a medical student, a locum, and a general practitioner, Dr Daniels would like to introduce you to … -The old age pensioner who can’t keep his hands to himself. -The teenager convinced that he lost his virginity and caught HIV sometime between leaving a bar and waking up in a kebab shop. -A female patient Dr Daniels recognises from his younger, bachelor years. -The woman whose mobile phone turns up in an unexpected place. -A Jack Russell with a bizarre foot fetish. -Crackhead Kenny. -Not to mention the super nurses, anxious parents, hypochondriacs, jumpy medical students and kaleidoscope of care workers that make up Dr Daniels’ daily shift.

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Further Confessions of a GP is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Confessions of a GP. With more eyebrow-raising stories from the world of general practice, Dr Daniels will once again amuse, shock and surprise. You’ll never feel the same about going to the doctor again…

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BROKE: HOW TO SURVIVE A MIDLIFE CRISIS By DAVID BOYLE If you thought being middle-class meant your own home, something set aside for the kids and a comfortable retirement – think again. For the first time ever, today’s middle classes will struggle to enjoy the same privileges of security and comfort that their grandparents did. How did this situation come about? What can be done about it? In this beautifully shaped inquiry, David Boyle questions why the middle classes are diminishing and how their status, independence and values are being eroded. From Thatcher’s boost of the mortgage market in 1980 to the move from regional to centralised institutions; from the collapse of Barings Bank to the 1986 Big Bang, ‘Broke’ examines the key moments in recent history that threatened the middle-class way of life. 9780007491056 HARPERCOLLINS S$20.00

What he discovers is that the triumphs of the middle classes have been just as influential in their undoing as their disasters.

THE SLOW FIX: LASTING SOLUTIONS IN A FAST-MOVING By CARL HONORE What do we do when things go wrong? A quick fix can hide the problem rather than solve it. To make real progress we need to take time for the slow fix. Whether we find ourselves challenged at home or work, or by problems on a grander, even global scale, we let ourselves be seduced by the quick fix. Truth is, it doesn’t work – quick fixes postpone lasting solutions or can turn something a bit wrong into something catastrophic. We need to learn to start fixing things properly, rather than settling for short-term solutions.

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‘The Slow Fix’ offers real, life-changing solutions to tackling problems and extends the movement defined by Carl Honore in his global bestseller, ‘In Praise of Slow’, to offer a recipe for problem-solving that can be applied to every walk of life, from business and politics to relationships, education and health reform.

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FRENCH PARENTS DON’T GIVE IN By PAMELA DRUCKERMAN Parenting advice from French Children Don't Throw Food, now distilled into 100 short and easy tips. In response to the enthusiastic reception of her bestselling parenting memoir French Children Don't Throw Food, Pamela Druckerman now offers a practical handbook that distils her findings into one hundred short and straightforward tips to bring up your child a la francaise. It includes advice about pregnancy, feeding (including meal plans and recipes from Paris creches), sleeping, manners, and more. "Her book should be dispensed on prescription".(Spectator). 9780552779531 TRANSWORLD S$16.00

RED LINE: THE GRIPPING STORY OF THE RAF’S BLOODIEST By JOHN NICHOL From best-selling author of Tail-End Charlie and Tornado Down comes this powerful and deeply moving account of Bomber Command’s 1944 Nuremberg Raid – the RAF’s bloodiest night of the Second World War More men from Royal Air Force Bomber Command died on one single night of the Second World War than the total RAF aircrew losses during the whole of the four-month-long Battle of Britain. This is the story of the air raid intended to be the climax of Sir Arthur ‘Bomber’ Harris’s relentless campaign to defeat Nazi Germany. The target was Nuremberg: 795 aircraft set out, nearly 700 men did not return. In ‘The Red Line’, we meet the young aircrew who flew on the night of 30 March 1944. John Nichol has interviewed the few surviving veterans, British and German, in the air and on the ground, to record the voices of a diminishing generation. 9780007486854 FONTANA1 S$18.00

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GARFIELD SOUPED-UP By JIM DAVIS Go, Cat, Go! Garfield shifts the laughs into overdrive in this latest collections of all-new comics. Whether he’s booting Nermal through the front door or battling Mrs. Feeny’s lawn gnome, the fat cat keeps the mischief and mayhem coming fast and furious. Let the wild ride begin!

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NEW IQ: USE YOUR WORKING MEMORY TO THINK STRONGER By TRACEY ALLOWAY For years we′ve relied on IQ tests to measure aptitude. But IQ tests measure our ability to retain knowledge and, in the information age, when knowledge is easily retrievable on the Internet, the key to survival is not our capacity for retaining knowledge but our ability to manage it. Now that our modern lives demand constant multi-tasking, we are becoming more dependent on something known as working memory. Through research, observations and anecdotes,The New IQ explores these questions, dispelling the myths that surround modern intelligence and IQ and explaining how working memory differs across a spectrum of people, with varying aptitude, experiences, and expertise. It looks at athletes as well as chess players, memory champions and autistic savants, the young and the old, examining the impact of working memory on finances, relationships and work. Cover art to come 9780007550364 HARPERCOLLINS S$20.00

Ultimately, The New IQ provides an understanding of working memory as an evolving mechanism of the modern brain and shows us how to enhance it in order to improve our chances of success in all aspects of life.

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END OF NIGHT By PAUL BOGARD Streetlamps, neon signs – an ever-present glow that has changed the natural world and adversely affected our health; Paul Bogard illuminates the problems caused by a lack of darkness. We live awash in artificial light. But night’s natural darkness has always been invaluable for our spiritual health and the health of the natural world, and every living creature suffers from its loss. Paul Bogard investigates what we mean when we talk about darkness. He travels between the intensely lit cities – from glittering Las Vegas to the gas-lit streets of Westminster – and the sites where real darkness still remains, such as the Brecon Beacons and the island of Sark. Encountering scientists, physicians, activists and writers, Bogard discusses how light is negatively affecting the natural world; how our well-being is significantly influenced by darkness or its lack; and how it’s not a matter of using light at night or not, but rather when and where, how and how much. 9780007428212 HARPERCOLLINS S$20.00

A beautiful invocation of our constant companion, the night, which returns every day of our lives, this book reminds us of the power and mystery of the dark.

GET THE GUY By MATTHEW HUSSEY This is the book that single women have been waiting for! Written by the hottest dating coach on the scene, Matthew Hussey, it offers clear, honest and practical advice for women on how to find their ideal man - and, importantly, how to keep him. Using simple steps, Matthew guides us through the complex maze of dating and shows us just how to find the guy, get the guy and keep the guy. Through his work as a peak performance coach, Matthew has gained unparalleled access into what makes guys tick when it comes to women. He is now using this 'insider information' to advise women who have been unsuccessful in their quest for a lasting relationship with the right man. His Get the Guy coaching events are hugely successful and the glowing testimonials he receives from those he has helped to find love just go to show that his advice really does work. In Get the Guy, Matthew shares his dating secrets and provides women with the toolkit they need to approach men, and to create and maintain relationships.

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Along the way, he explodes some commonly held myths about what it is that guys really want, shares strategies on how women can take control of their dating destinies and empowers them to go out there and find an exhilarating, adventurous love life.

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HOW TO TALK TO ANYONE: 92 LITTLE TRICKS FOR BIG By LEIL LOWNDES Never be at a loss for words again! Perfect your people skills with his fun, witty and informative guide, containing 92 little tricks to create big success in personal and business relationships. In How To Talk To Anyone, bestselling relationships author and internationally renowned life coach Leil Lowndes reveals the secrets and psychology behind successful communication. These extremely usable and intelligent techniques include how to: •Work a party like a politician works a room •Be an insider in any crowd •Use key words and phrases to guide the conversation •Use body language to connect 9780722538074 THORSONS S$22.00

This is the key to having successful conversations with anyone, any time.

ASSERT YOURSELF: SIMPLE STEP TO GET WHAT YOU WANT By GAEL LINDENFIELD Improved and updated edition of this bestselling title. Don't spend your life blaming yourself for being inadequate, shy, or too easily led. Learn how to assert yourself. This classic book has already changed the lives of thousands of people. Topics include: - Improve your self-esteem and motivation - Cope with unfair criticism and exploitation - Communicate effectively with others

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Gael Lindenfield is Britain's best-known author writing about self-esteem issues. Her blend of down-to-earth practical tips and expertise are unrivalled. Her books have now sold over a million copies.

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SELF-ESTEEM: SIMPLE STEPS TO DEVELOP

SELF- WORTH By GAEL LINDENFIELD The new updated and fully revised edition of this bestselling title. Poor self-esteem can sabotage relationships and careers, cause selfdestructive behaviour and can hold us back from achieving our full potential. MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd In this new updated and fully revised edition of this bestselling title Lindenfield helps us to recover from a deep-seated hurt and cope with knocks to our pride. The beginnings of poor self-esteem usually lie far back in our childhood, but our confidence can easily be knocked in our adult life by criticism and trauma.

A practical program that can make us feel more energized and self-reliant than ever before; and ultimately, overcome our doubts and fears to achieve self-fulfilment. 9780007557462 HARPERCOLLINS S$18.00

SUPER CONFIDENCE: SIMPLE STEPS TO BUILD SELF-ASSURANCE By GAEL LINDENFIELD This newly updated version of Super Confidence instructs you on how to bring out the best in yourself and provides practical skills to help you rise to the challenge. We all envy people for being open, secure, relaxed and successful. But confidence isn’t something you have to be born with but a quality we are MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd all capable of learning. Gael Lindenfield is not asking you to be Superwoman. But by working through the practical exercises we can gradually build up a self-assurance which can conquer those difficult situations. Then you too can stand tall and bring out the best in your relationships and your work.

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EMOTIONAL CONFIDENCE: SIMPLE STEPS TO BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE By GAEL LINDENFIELD Knowing how our feelings work allows us to tame our temperament. Gael Lindenfield takes the latest research into the body/mind/behaviour cycle and explores how we can control our body, mind and behaviour to have healthy relationships, happy selves and successful working lives. Many who are emotionally highly-strung are given tips to soothe their MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd sensitivity. Gael’s seven step emotional healing strategy helps the reader mend old and new emotional wounds. This is a book which looks at what emotions are and how best to deal with guilt, shame, jealousy, anger, envy and other feelings which impede your living a full, happy and successful life. 9780007568895 HARPERCOLLINS S$18.00

Harness your habits with positive strategies for runaway feelings and learn how to maintain emotional confidence!

A USER’S GUIDE TO NLP: HOW TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE By RICHARD BANDLER No short description available. About the author: Richard Bandler is one of the greatest geniuses of personal change. He is the man who co-invented Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and is Paul McKenna's self-confessed guru. He holds courses and workshops all over MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd the world, including in the UK and the USA. 'Richard Bandler is a Leonardo of our times. He is one of our living greats.' The Guardian Weekend

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POWER OF HABIT By CHARLES DUHIGG In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives. 9780812981605 RANDOMHOUSE S$18.50

Charles Duhigg speaks about his book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-rqS2SmUa8

THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS PLACE By JAMES FERGUSSON Award-winning journalist James Fergusson is among the few to have witnessed at first hand the devastating reality of life in the failed and desperate state of Somalia. This corner of the world has long been seen as the rotting and charred heart of Africa: a melting pot of crime, corruption, poverty, famine and civil war. And in recent years, whilst Somalia's lucrative piracy industry has grabbed the headlines, a darker, much deeper threat has come of age: the Al Qaida-linked militants Al Shabaab, and the dawn of a new phase inMPH the global war on(S) terror. Distributors Pte Ltd Yet, paradoxically, Somalia's star is brightening, as forms of business, law enforcement and local politics begin to establish themselves, and members of the vast Somali diaspora return to their homeland.

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Fergusson takes us to the heart of the struggle, meeting everyone from politicians, pirates, extremists and mercenaries to aid workers, civilians and refugees. He gives a unique account of a country ravaged by war, considers what the future might hold for a generation who have grown up knowing little else and exposes the reality of life in this hard, often forgotten land.

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EP: TWEET NAKED: A BARE-ALL SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY By SCOTT LEVY Presenting a fresh perspective on a common challenge, author Scott Levy delivers a new answer to every business owner’s social media question — how can I make social media work for me? Levy’s solution takes a cue from another explosive media phenomenon: reality TV. Levy invites you to create the same magnetism that pulls reality TV viewers in by using the same tools: transparency, authenticity, and a human element. MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd

Learn how to use social platforms such as Twitter to tactfully share, or bare, your brand, inciting consumer action. Also learn how to strip your social media strategy down to what works for your brand, exhibit transparency that engages followers on all popular social channels, and create brand consistency across all social platforms. 9781599185156 PGW S$30.92

Other topics cover engineering positive brand impacts and avoid devastating damage, using crowdsourcing and retweets, and lifting a brand from relative obscurity to significant popularity.

HBR: CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM, WITH A NEW PREFACE By JOHN MACKEY & RAJ SISODIA The bestselling book, now with a new preface by the authors. At once a bold defense and reimagining of capitalism and a blueprint for a new system for doing business, "Conscious Capitalism" is for anyone hoping to build a more cooperative, humane, and positive future. Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious MPH Distributors (S) Pteand Ltd capitalism Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue that both business are inherently good, and they use some of today's best-known and most successful companies to illustrate their point. From Southwest Airlines, UPS, and Tata to Costco, Panera, Google, the Container Store, and Amazon, today's organizations are creating value for all stakeholders--including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment.

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Read this book and you'll better understand how four specific tenets--"higher purpose," "stakeholder integration," "conscious leadership," and "conscious MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd culture and management"--can help build strong businesses, move capitalism closer to its highest potential, and foster a more positive environment for all of us.

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HBR: EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT ECONOMICS I LEARNED FROM ONLINE DATING By PAUL OYER After more than twenty years, economist Paul Oyer found himself back on the dating scene—but what a difference a few years made. Dating was now dominated by sites like Match.com, eHarmony, and OkCupid. But Oyer had a secret weapon: economics. It turns out that dating sites are no different than the markets Oyer had spent a lifetime studying. Monster.com, eBay, and other sites where individuals come together to find a match gave Oyer startling insight into the modern dating scene. The arcane language of economics—search,MPH signaling, adverse Distributors (S) selection, Pte Ltd cheap talk, statistical discrimination, thick markets, and network externalities—provides a useful guide to finding a mate. Using the ideas that are central to how markets and economics and dating work, Oyer shows how you can apply these ideas to take advantage of the economics in everyday life, all around you, all the time.

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For all online daters—and for anyone else swimming in the vast sea of the information economy—this book uses Oyer’s own experiences, and those of millions of others, to help you navigate the key economic concepts that drive the modern age.

HBR: GUIDE TO MANAGING STRESS AT WORK By HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Are you suffering from work-related stress? Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and short-tempered at work--and at home? Then you may have too much stress in your life. Stress is a serious problem that impacts not only your mental and physical health, but also your loved ones and your organization. So what can you do to address it? MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd

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The "HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work" will help you find a sustainable solution. It will help you reach the goal of getting on an even keel--and staying there. You'll learn how to: - Harness stress so it spurs, not hinders, productivity - Create realistic and manageable routines - Aim for progress, not perfection - Make the case for a flexible schedule - Ease the physical tension of spending too much time at your computer - Renew yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally

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HBR: GUIDE TO GETTING THE MENTORING YOU NEED By HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Find the right person to help supercharge your career. Whether you're eyeing a specific leadership role, hoping to advance your skills, or simply looking to broaden your professional network, you need to find someone who can help. Wait for a senior manager to come looking for "you"--and you'll probably be waiting forever. Instead, you need to find the mentoring that will help you achieve your goals. MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd

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Managed correctly, mentoring is a powerful and efficient tool for moving up. The "HBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need" will help you get it right. You'll learn how to: - Find new ways to stand out in your organization - Set clear and realistic development goals - Identify and build relationships with influential sponsors - Give "back" and bring value to mentors and senior advisers - Evaluate your progress in reaching your professional goals

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