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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Paris Diversion” By Chris Pavone

The Paris Diversion

By Chris Pavone

Crown; hardcover, $27.00; available Tuesday, May 7

Chris Pavone’s debut novel, The Expats, was released in 2012, and the twisty and sophisticated narrative received high praise form John Grisham and Patricia Cornwell, drew comparisons Graham Greene, and was bought by CBS for film.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Rick Reilly On The “Commander In Cheat”

Commander In Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump

By Rick Reilly

Hachette Books; hardcover, $28.00

Donald Trump loves golf. He owns 14 courses around the world and runs another five, all of which he insists are the best on the planet.

The President plays nearly every weekend and he claims he’s a 3 handicap, almost never loses, and has won an astonishing 18 club championships.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Gabrielle Union’s “We’re Going To Need More Wine”

We’re Going To Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True

By Gabrielle Union

Dey Street Books; Trade Paperback; $16.99

Gabrielle Union is most known from her roles on the big screen in her film and television roles, but she also has built a reputation as an activist on behalf of the victims of sexual assault, makes smart statements about the place of women in the world and in Hollywood, and is part of a power couple with basketball star Dwyane Wade.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Reagan At CPAC, The Words That Continue to Inspire a Revolution”

Reagan At CPAC: The Words That Continue to Inspire a Revolution

Edited and with an introduction by Matt Schlapp, Chairman, American Conservative Union; Preface by Vice President Mike Pence; Afterword by former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III

Regnery Publishing; hardcover, $28.99

There is a lot of debate right now about what it means to be a conservative in the era of President Donald J. Trump and what the future is for the conservative movement.

President Trump fights passionately for Conservative principles, but the leader who embodies the heart of the conservative movement, who gave birth to it, was President Ronald Reagan.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: On Football

(Tom Brady)

The NFL Draft is upon us, and it’s time to look at some of the greats of the game of football, some inspiring stories, and the meaning of the sport.

The books we will look at here include 12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight For Redemption by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge; Son Of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life by Wade Phillips; Spirals: A Family’s Education in Football by Timothy B. Spears; and The Warner Boys: Our Family’s Story of Autism and Hope by Ana & Curt Warner.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Swimming For Sunlight” By Allie Larkin

Swimming For Sunlight: A Novel

By Allie Larkin

Atria; trade paperback original; $16.99; available Tuesday, April 23

Allie Larkin is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Stay and Why Can’t I Be You, and her new novel, Swimming for Sunlight, focuses on Katie Ellis and her anxious rescue dog, Barkimedes, who move back to her Florida hometown to rebuild her life.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Tamara Loehr’s Handbook For Working Women, “Balance Is B.S.”

Balance Is B.S.: How To Have A Work. Life. Blend

By Tamara Loehr

Wiley; hardcover; $25.00

Tamara Loehr, world-renowned wellness entrepreneur and author, is a wife and mother of two who started her first business at the age of 19 after graduating college with a Bachelor of Visual Arts. Her ‘sweat equity’ model led her to winning a range of global awards. She has also delved into the world of investment with a current focus on her online beauty-disruptor ‘Dollar Beauty Tribe,’ designed to promote cruelty-free, vegan indie brands.

Loehr has created a workbook for rising women, Balance Is B.S.: How To Have A Work. Life. Blend. She challenges the “work-life balance” philosophy with this work, which is a handbook designed to change the mindsets of women in the United States who are the primary breadwinners of their households.

Confronting head-on that the “work-life balance” doesn’t work when put into practice, Loehr has figured out a new solution after more than 20 years as a global entrepreneur. she outlines how to ditch expectations, uphold one’s values and embrace a work-life blend.

In the U.S. and Australia, where Loehr is based, a vast growing number of households are now helmed by breadwinning women. Gender diversity has proven positive impacts for businesses, and is seemingly a win-win: great for the economy and great for ambitious women.

Loehr sees this trend giving rise to a problem that’s hard to talk about across working households: women are working more outside the home, but they aren’t really working less inside the home.

“My new book calls out the ‘B.S.’  on ‘balance’ and presents a different way, giving women permission to blend their work and personal lives together without getting burned out.” Loehr says. “Women are increasing their expectations in their careers, but are not adjusting their expectations around their partners, parenting and personal lives. Everyone is in pursuit of the elusive ‘work-life balance’ and is feeling guilty because it is simply impossible to get there. With my new book, I’m offering a different path for women to get out of this endless cycle.”

This book is inclusive to all working women regardless of career trajectory or level of earnings. It focuses on a unique self, work and personal blend, and the title is broken down into three segments outlining how career-driven females can eliminate outdated expectations and gender roles in their work and personal lives.

Highlighted topics in each section include focus on:

Self: filling up your soul; breaking of your bubble.

Work: choose your own adventure, work-life blend, coping with pressure and financial promises

Personal: expectations, agreements; parent guilt; family dynamics; foster friends and why blending matters.

Each chapter is supported by practical exercises that readers can complete to identify their values, align their energies with what matters to them most, set expectations with key people in their lives, and map out the lives they actually want.

 

Brooklyn Fans Of Books: “I’m Fine And Neither Are You” By Camille Pagan

I’m Fine And Neither Are You

By Camille Pagán

Lake Union; hardcover, $24.95; eBook, $4.99

Honesty is the best policy, except maybe when it comes to marriage in Camille Pagán’s fifth novel, I’m Fine And Neither Are You.

Penelope Ruiz-Kar wears many hats, among them wife, mother, breadwinner. She is doing it all, but barely keeping it together.

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