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Author @ the Library, June 2013

Medicare Meltdown
Medicare Meltdown How Wall Street and Washington Are Ruining Medicare and How to Fix It By Gibson, Rosemary, 1956- (Book - 2013 ) 362.1068 G and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:June 4th. In an illustrated lecture, the author explores how Medicare works, how it could work better, and where it will go if reforms are not made.

Brain on Fire
Brain on Fire My Month of Madness By Cahalan, Susannah (Book - 2012 ) 616.832 C and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 25

Annotation:June 5th. In this illustrated lecture the author chronicles the swift path of her illness and the lucky, last-minute intervention led by Dr. Souhel Najjar at NYU Langone Medical Center. Doctor and patient will join the stage for the first time together to share the story of “Brain on Fire.”

Brain on Fire
Brain on Fire My Month of Madness By Cahalan, Susannah (Large Print - 2013 ) LG PRINT B Cahalan C and more… All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 6
A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola
A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola By Cortes, Ricardo (Book - 2012 ) 338.1737 C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:June 6th. The author's visual lecture explores the history behind coffee and cola, tempting the audience with secret plots, the true story behind coca-cola, and what coca-cola had to do with Prohibition (quite a bit, actually). It is a gloriously illustrated tale of hypocrisy and intrigue.

A Bittersweet Season
A Bittersweet Season Caring for Our Aging Parents-- and Ourselves By Gross, Jane (Book - 2011 ) 306.874 G and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:June 10th. A former New York Times reporter tells the story of her own struggle to learn how to care for her aging and ailing mother and offers helpful insights, and often surprising, advice for the rapidly increasing number of adult children responsible for aging parents.

The Tinkerers
The Tinkerers The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great By Foege, Alec (Book - 2013 ) 609.2273 F and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:June 12th. The author's illustrated lecture is a tribute to America's innovators and traces the nation's history through its feats of engineering, citing the achievements of various individuals while challenging views about the reductions of innovations in the post-World War II decades.

The Watchmaker's Daughter
The Watchmaker's Daughter [a Memoir] By Taitz, Sonia (Book - 2012 ) B Taitz T and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:June 13th. This illustrated lecture depicts the author's life as the American child of Yiddish-speaking, Orthodox, European concentration camp survivors. She tracks her ambitious quest to rescue her parents from enduring trauma – and in the process, heal herself. From her law degree at Yale to her education at Oxford, the journey climaxes with a surprising and catalytic love story that changes everything. It is a classic story of forging an individual, American identity which blends past, present and future.

Desert Air
Desert Air By Steinmetz, George (Book - 2012 ) 779.36 S Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:June 17th. This illustrated presentation explores the world's “extreme deserts,” which receive less than four inches of precipitation per year. The author has spent 15 years on his epic body of work, the first comprehensive photographic collection of the world's deserts, capturing surreally beautiful visions of deserts, from China’s great Gobi Desert to the Sahara in northern Africa to Death Valley in California.

Born With A Junk Food Deficiency
Born With A Junk Food Deficiency How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health By Rosenberg, Martha, 1952- (Book - 2012 ) 613.071 R and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:June 18th. The author's illustrated lecture, drawing on interviews with doctors, researchers and other experts, exposes the dangers lurking behind the scenes at large food companies.

The Food Truck Handbook
The Food Truck Handbook Start, Grow, and Succeed in the Mobile Food Business By Weber, David, 1977- (Book - 2012 ) 647.95 W and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations

Annotation:June 19th. David Weber, founder and President of the NYC Food Truck Association, explores the food trucks that offer more to NYC than a quick place to grab a snack on the go. Food trucks provide jobs, stimulate tourism, generate tax revenue, activate public space, incubate new businesses, and for the first time in 2012 were used in new ways -- as first-responders in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

Exploring New York's SoHo
Exploring New York's SoHo By Pommer, Alfred (Book - 2012 ) 974.71 P and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:June 24th. Local authors reveal stories of an ever-changing SoHo, short for “South of Houston,” one of New York’s trendiest neighborhoods. This lecture will explore innovative restaurants and fashion-forward shops that line Broome and Spring Streets, where artists reside above in modern lofts. As part of the SoHo Cast–Iron Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, its beautiful old buildings hold tales of the neighborhood’s fascinating history, urban decline and regeneration.

The Price of Everything
The Price of Everything Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do By Porter, Eduardo (Book - 2011 ) 338.521 P and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:June 25th. A commentator specializing in business, regulation, trade and international economic relations, reveals refreshing new insights into the relationships between human behavior and economic activity. He uncovers the true story behind the prices we pay and reveals what those prices are actually telling us, taking us on a global economic adventure, from comparing the relative prices of a vote in São Tomé and in the United States to assessing the cost of happiness in Bhutan to deducing the dollar value we assign to human life.

The Price of Everything
The Price of Everything Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do By Porter, Eduardo (Downloadable Audiobook - 2011 ) Check availability»
Ancient Nubia
Ancient Nubia African Kingdoms on the Nile (Book - 2012 ) 939.78 A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:June 26th. In an illustrated lecture, the author, a cultural anthropologist with a camera, attempts to document some of what has recently been discovered about ancient Nubia, with its remarkable history, architecture, and culture, and thereby to give the audience a picture of this rich, but unfamiliar, African legacy.

The Cooper-Hewitt Dynasty of New York
The Cooper-Hewitt Dynasty of New York By Guerin, Polly (Book - 2012 ) 361.7409 G and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:June 27th. This illustrated lecture showcases the lives of Peter Cooper, Abram Hewitt and their kin as a quintessentially New York story of family, philanthropy and legacy. Discover an amazing story of wealth and generosity, politics and integrity, and family and community which could have only unfolded in New York.

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Non-fiction books by authors speaking at the Mid-Manhattan Library in June 2013.


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