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February 20, 2018

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Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Books on CD for adults.

 

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Blurred Lines: [rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus]

Blurred Lines: [rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus]
Grigoriadis, Vanessa

What's really happening behind closed doors on America's college campuses? A new sexual revolution is sweeping the country, and college students are on the front lines. Women use fresh, smart methods to fight entrenched sexism and sexual assault even as they celebrate their own sexuality as never before. Many 'woke' male students are more sensitive to women's concerns than previous generations ever were, while other men perpetuate the most cruel misogyny. Amid such apparent contradictions, it's no surprise that intense confusion shrouds the topic of sex on campus. Vanessa Grigoriadis dispels that confusion as no other writer could by traveling to schools large and small, embedding in their social whirl, and talking candidly with dozens of students--among them, both accusers and accused-- as well as administrators, parents, and researchers. Her unprecedented investigation presents a host of new truths. She reveals which times and settings are most dangerous for women (for instance, beware the 'red zone'); she demystifies the welter of conflicting statistics about the prevalence of campus rape; she makes a strong case that not all 'sexual assault' is equivalent; and she offers convincing if controversial advice on how schools, students, and parents can make college a safer, richer experience. The sum of her fascinating, fly-on-the-wall reportage is a revelatory account of how long-standing rules of sex and power are being rewritten from scratch.


Format: Audiobook CD
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TOGETHER WE RISE (CD)

TOGETHER WE RISE (CD)

In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Women's March, an oral history offers an unprecedented, front-row seat to one of the most galvanizing movements in American history, featuring the very women who organized the march, and essays by feminist activists. On January 21, 2017, the day after Donald J. Trump's inauguration, more than three million marchers of all ages and walks of life took to the streets as part of the largest protest in American history. In red states and blue states, in small towns and major urban centers, from Boise to Boston, Bangkok to Buenos Aires, people from 82 countries on all seven continents rose up in solidarity to voice a common message: Hear our voice. It became the largest global protest in modern history. Compiled by Women's March organizers, and published for the one-year anniversary of the event, is the complete chronicle of this remarkable uprising. Contains an pdf on disc 5.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class

The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class
Currid-Halkett, Elizabeth, 1978-

"In today's world, the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry NPR tote bags, and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet, inconspicuous consumption--like eating free-range chicken and heirloom tomatoes, wearing organic cotton shirts and TOMS shoes, and listening to the Serial podcast. They use their purchasing power to hire nannies and housekeepers, to cultivate their children's growth, and to practice yoga and Pilates. In The Sum of Small Things, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this segment of society "the aspirational class" and discusses how, through deft decisions about education, health, parenting, and retirement, the aspirational class reproduces wealth and upward mobility, deepening the ever-wider class divide. Exploring the rise of the aspirational class, Currid-Halkett considers how much has changed since the 1899 publication of Thorstein Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class. In that inflammatory classic, which coined the phrase "conspicuous consumption," Veblen described upper-class frivolities: men who used walking sticks for show, and women who bought silver flatware despite the effectiveness of cheaper aluminum utensils. Now, Currid-Halkett argues, the power of material goods as symbols of social position has diminished due to their accessibility. As a result, the aspirational class has altered its consumer habits away from overt materialism to more subtle expenditures that reveal status and knowledge. And these transformations influence how we all make choices. With a rich narrative and extensive interviews and research, The Sum of Small Things illustrates how cultural capital leads to lifestyle shifts and what this forecasts, not just for the aspirational class but for everyone. "-Provided by publisher.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 2 on 2 copies

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HARD-BOILED WONDERLAND AND THE END OF THE... (CD)

HARD-BOILED WONDERLAND AND THE END OF THE... (CD)
Murakami, Haruki

In 'Hard-boiled Wonderland' a shuffler is at work in Tokyo, where the minds of the people have become servant to the requirements of the governmental system. In the surreal realm of the End of the World, a dreamreader sifts through memories, scattering them to oblivion. Gradually the alternate universes of the shuffler and the dreamreader are interwoven and Murakami's ingenious conception of the mind becomes clear.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 3 on 3 copies

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THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY (CD)

THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY (CD)
Ehrman, Bart D.

Christianity didn't have to become the dominant religion in the west. It easily could have remained a sect of Judaism fated to have the historical importance of the Sadducees or the Essenes. Bart Ehrman, a master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, shows how a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries. The book combines deep knowledge and meticulous research in an eye-opening, immensely readable narrative that upends the way people think about the single most important cultural transformation the world has ever seen - one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 3 on 2 copies

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The Wine Lover's Daughter: [a Memoir]

The Wine Lover's Daughter: [a Memoir]
Fadiman, Anne, 1953-

In The Wine Lover's Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines-with all her characteristic wit and feeling-her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine. An appreciation of wine-along with a plummy upper-crust accent, expensive suits, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Western literature-was an essential element of Clifton Fadiman's escape from lower-middle-class Brooklyn to swanky Manhattan. But wine was not just a class-vaulting accessory; it was an object of ardent desire. The Wine Lover's Daughter traces the arc of a man's infatuation from the glass of cheap Graves he drank in Paris in 1927; through the Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1904 he drank to celebrate his eightieth birthday, when he and the bottle were exactly the same age; to the wines that sustained him in his last years, when he was blind but still buoyed, as always, by hedonism. Wine is the spine of this touching memoir; the life and character of Fadiman's father, along with her relationship with him and her own less ardent relationship with wine, are the flesh. The Wine Lover's Daughter is a poignant exploration of love, ambition, class, family, and the pleasures of the palate by one of our finest essayists.


Format: Audiobook CD
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It's Even Worse Than You Think: [what the Trump Administration Is Doing to America]

It's Even Worse Than You Think: [what the Trump Administration Is Doing to America]
Johnston, David Cay, 1948-

David Cay Johnston examines the Trump administration's policies in its first one hundred days, showing how its actions affect jobs, finances, safety, and much more.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 18 on 2 copies

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The Only Girl in the World: [a Memoir]

The Only Girl in the World: [a Memoir]
Julien, Maude, 1957-

Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who sought to turn her into the ultimate survivor through constant, elaborate abuse. But she befriended animals and read novels in secret though her parents had forbidden compassion as weakness. When an outsider penetrated her family's paranoid world, Maude seized her opportunity to escape.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 10 on 2 copies

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You Need A Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck-to-paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want

You Need A Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck-to-paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want
Mecham, Jesse, 1980-

A guide based on the tenets of the "You Need a Budget" financial platform argues that a well-planned budget can help to prioritize financial goals, reduce stress through strategic cash flow allocations, and meet the challenges of unplanned expenses.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 3 on 2 copies

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Uneasy Peace: [the Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence]

Uneasy Peace: [the Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence]
Sharkey, Patrick

"Beginning in the mid-1990s, American cities experienced an astonishing drop in violent crime. By 2014, the United States was safer than it had been in sixty years. Sociologist Patrick Sharkey gathered data from across the country to understand why this happened, and how it changed the nature of urban inequality. He shows that the decline of violence is one of the most important public health breakthroughs of the past several decades, that it has made schools safer places to learn and increased the chances of poor children rising into the middle class. Yet there have been costs, in the abuses and high incarceration rates generated by aggressive policing. Sharkey puts forth an entirely new approach to confronting violence and urban poverty. At a time when inequality, complacency, and conflict all threaten a new rise in violent crime, and the old methods of policing are unacceptable, the ideas in this book are indispensable."--Container.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 3 on 2 copies

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