I don't know: In Praise of Admitting Ignorance - Leah Hager Cohen

Leah Cohen's I Don't Know asserts that admitting you don't know is often an intelligent, beneficial response. Cohen cites numerous examples in her own life and in fields as diverse as education, medicine, aviation, and the military, where one's ability to admit their ignorance yielded positive results and when failure to do so had tragic consequences. I Don't Know is a quick and engaging read brimming with insight on the power of honesty and curiosity when faced with one’s own ignorance and confusion.

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ISBN: 9781594632396
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 12th, 2013

Tiny Beautiful Things - Cheryl Strayed

In Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed, the much-acclaimed author of Wild, doles out words of wisdom through the voice of her online persona, Sugar. Sugar is the affectionate, tough-loving voice of a woman who's had her share of travails in life. With her characteristic wit and willingness to vulnerably share about her life's most difficult moments, Strayed has created a uniquely beautiful work of advice and memoir. Strayed encourages radical empathy and self-empowerment. She argues that by being ferociously loving and listening to our deepest selves, we can best share that love with others.

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ISBN: 9780307949332
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Published: Vintage - July 10th, 2012

Neil Gaiman - Make Good Art

If you know someone who is an artist – or creator or visionary or eccentric – this is the book for them. Unlike many graduation speeches, this one is perfect for high school or college graduation - or just to inspire someone. Neil Gaiman - author of Neverwhere, Stardust, Coraline, and many, many others - knows how to be inspiring without being corny and how to give good advice without being preachy. The book is engaging, both as a speech and as a work of art. Chip Kidd, the graphic artist who designed the book, clearly studied and understood each phrase and enhanced it with his art.
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ISBN: 9780062266767
Availability: Backordered
Published: William Morrow - May 14th, 2013