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New Books We are Reading, or Listening to, This Month

From inspiring stories, lessons learned and shared wisdom to sagas and scandals of legendary dynasties, these are the new books we are reading (or listening) to this month- October 2021.

Sunshine Girl by Julianna Margulies

Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success

by Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff built a fashion empire through hard work and a relentless drive to live her dream. It wasn't easy, and it took tremendous resolve to persevere. By being fearless and never giving up, she has created a space for herself on the shelves of luxury department stores around the world.

Rebecca shares her personal stories and wisdom on how she was able to reach her goals to become a successful fashion designer. She demonstrates that if you remain hungry, work hard, and face the unspoken rules that have held women back for centuries, you can make success happen for yourself.

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Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Norma Kamali: I Am Invincible

by Norma Kamali

Legendary fashion designer Norma Kamali is a force and her story inspiring. This book offers readers a stylish manifesto, a heartfelt handbook for gliding boldly through each of life's decades with purpose and power. Kamali shares her personal stories, triumphs, and failures experienced while finding the courage and conviction to race after her dreams and never look back.

At 75, Kamali looks—and acts—nearly half her age. The secret, she writes, is learning to age with power: Embracing a healthy lifestyle and looking forward to every milestone and the changes they bring, with the realization that reaching one's potential has no date. She offers insight and advice designed to help women of every age create their happiest, healthiest, most successful, and fulfilling lives.

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No Cure for Being Human

by Kate Bowler

A beautiful and powerful book that will have you thinking of your life in a different way. Kate Bowler believed that life was a series of unlimited choices until she discovered, at age 35, that her body was wracked with cancer. In No Cure for Being Human, she searches for a way forward as she mines the wisdom (and absurdity) of today's "best life now" advice, which insists on exhausting positivity and on trying to convince us that we can out-eat, out-learn, and out-perform our humanness.

With dry wit and unflinching honesty, Kate Bowler grapples with her diagnosis, ambition, and faith as she tries to come to terms with her limitations in a culture that says anything is possible. She finds that we need one another and that life is beautiful and terrible, full of hope and despair and everything in between—and there's no cure for being human.

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The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

The Beauty of Living Twice

by Sharon Stone

Award-winning actress Sharon Stone suffered a massive stroke that cost her not only her health but her career, family, fortune, and fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life and writes about her slow road back to wholeness and health. Throughout these intimate, heartfelt pages, Stone talks about her pivotal roles, life-changing friendships, worst disappointments, and her greatest accomplishments.

In a business that doesn't accept failure and in a world where too many voices are silenced- Stone found the power to return, the courage to speak up, and the will to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children around the world.

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Mike Fed by Melissa Broder

Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother's family, the Vanderbilts.

The story of the Vanderbilts is a quintessential American fairy tale that began with Cooper's savvy but ruthless great-great-great-grandfather, nicknamed the Commodore, who amassed a tremendous fortune in his lifetime, but by the 21st century would be gone. This is an insider's view of a riveting saga of an American dynasty unlike any other.

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Ugly Cry by Danielle Henderson

The Cartiers

by Francesca Cartier Brickell

The Cartiers is the revealing tale of a jewelry dynasty - four generations, from revolutionary France to the 1970s. At its heart are the three Cartier brothers whose motto was "Never copy, only create" and who made their family firm internationally famous in the early days of the 20th century, thanks to their unique talents.

Francesca Cartier Brickell, whose great-grandfather was the youngest of the brothers, has traveled the world researching her family's history, tracking down those connected with her ancestors, and discovering long-lost pieces of the puzzle along the way. Now she reveals never-before-told dramas, romances, intrigues, betrayals, and more.

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