See You in One Hundred Years
- by Logan Ward
(Ben Bella Books)
Ward, his wife and small son traded skyscrapers in NYC for silos in the country in search of simpler times. They spent a year in a Virginia farmhouse where they adopted strict rules that limited them to the tools that were available at the turn of the century. This wonderful memoir chronicles their unique experience living a lifestyle of yesteryear and explores what’s really important in life.
A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder, How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place
- by David Freedman
(Little, Brown and Company)
Being a little messy allows you to be more productive. This book uncovers all the ways messiness can trump neatness, and will help the reader assess the right amount of disorder for any system.
- by Barbara Barnett
A leading expert and blogger on the TV series House, M.D., Barbara Barnett analyzes the central character, examines the way his colleagues and patients react to him and to each other, and reports on what the show says about modern medicine, ethics, and religion.
Retirement Without Borders
- by Barry Golson
Barry has lived in six countries and now resides half-time in Mexico. The book is about retiring abroad beyond the borders of your own experience. How to explore, move to a different culture in your later years and revitalize, enhance, and extend your life is the topic of this great resource book. A must for anyone considering retiring overseas.
The Privileged Pooch
- by Maggie Espinosa
(I Heart Travel Publishing)
The author and her dog Marcel set out to discover the best hotels, open-air restaurants and shops in Southern California that welcome dogs. Her guidebook includes 69 hotels, 55 bistros, 56 fun-in-the-sun activities, and 36 trendy shops.
Twenty Poems to Nourish Your Soul
- by Judy Valente and
This book is a celebration of the poet's craft that opens the reader's heart to the world of the spirit. Authors/compilers Judith Valente and Charles Reynard, poets themselves, selected poems that probe the classic themes of the spiritual life. Valente is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Reynard is a circuit court judge. The couple travel the country inspiring working professionals with poetry workshops.