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This memoir is for anyone who dreams of starting life over in an exotic place. Overweight, unhealthy, and lonely, writer Kamin Mohammadi left her stressful London life and moved to Florence, Italy for a year. Her new routines include walking everywhere, shopping for fresh food at markets, learning to cook simple meals (recipes included) and eating reasonable portions. Her colorful Italian friends influence the way she thinks, eats, drinks and loves. She learns to embrace her most beautiful self  “all the time and in every way” and adopts a more simple existence, savoring the sweetness of a slower pace. 

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ISBN: 9780804173292
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2019

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A self-help book for anyone who hates self-help, Mark Manson shows readers how one can live a happier, more fulfilling life if only we gave less f*cks. Embracing the Buddhist concept of all of life being suffering, Manson posits that having a good life comes down to accepting the pain that comes from what we want and forgoing everything else.

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ISBN: 9780062457714
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Published: Harper - September 13th, 2016

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In an age of constant distraction, preaching the value of finishing what one starts has grown ever more vital. Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance details how work ethic and doggedness—staying the course even when things turn rough—are what ultimately deliver success and triumph in life. Drawing on the decades’ worth of research she’s conducted as a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth successfully examines how and why grit can help people of all ages prosper.

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ISBN: 9781501111105
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Published: Scribner - May 3rd, 2016