Educated (Westover) by Tara Westover
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who kept out of school leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY A coming of age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle O The Oprah Magazine Beautiful and propulsive Despite the singularity of Westover s childhood the questions her book poses are universal How much of ourselves should we give to those we love And how much must we betray them to grow up Vogue Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara s older brothers became violent When another brother got himself into college Tara decided to try a new kind of life Her quest for knowledge transformed her taking her over oceans and across continents to Harvard and to Cambridge University Only then would she wonder if she d traveled too far if there was still a way home Book Club Pick for Now Read This from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Heart wrenching a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives Amy Chua The New York Times Book Review A heartbreaking heartwarming best in years memoir USA Today Tara Westover s one of a kind memoir is about the shaping of a mind She evokes a childhood that completely defined her Yet it was also she gradually sensed deforming her The Atlantic Riveting Westover brings readers deep into this world a milieu usually hidden from outsiders The Economist Incredibly thought provoking so much more than a memoir about a woman who graduated college without a formal education It is about a woman who must learn how to learn The Harvard Crimson A subtle nuanced study of how dysfunction of any kind can be normalized even within the most conventional family structure and of the damage such containment can do Financial Times Westover s extraordinary memoir is haunting in the best way delivering a powerful coming of age saga.
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Best of whispers;Politics, family and society;Wahome MutahiKSh750.00Add to cartFifteen Years after the passing of Wahome Mutahi, we are lucky enough to have a collection of his revolutionary articles. Written in satirical form during the regime of Moi. Wahome was honest to what he called liberation journalism. This allowed him to challenge political and social power in his writings and performances. He used his writings to ask critical questions about the direction the Kenyan society was taking.
Public speaking By Dale CarnegieKSh990.00Add to cart
Dale Carnegie offers direct, practical advice on successful speech-making in personal and professional situations. Carnegie draws upon his experience as a salesman and lecturer to counsel readers on how to overcome self-consciousness and express themselves in an easy-to-understand, high-impact manner.
Avoiding the use of tricks and shortcuts, the authors suggest methods for developing one’s thoughts in order to form an original, authentic manner of speaking. They advise speakers to practice their presentation skills, offering useful tips for speech-making in both personal and professional situations. First published in 1915, this classic continues to encourage people from all walks of life to overcome their self-consciousness and increase their effectiveness and comfort as public speakers.
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard H. ThalerKSh1,695.00Add to cart
Nudge is about choices – how we make them and how we can make better ones. Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children’s health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. We are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. And, as Thaler and Sunstein show, no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way. By knowing how people think, we can make it easier for them to choose what is best for them, their families and society. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and original research, the authors demonstrate how to nudge us in the right directions, without restricting our freedom of choice.
‘How often do you read a book that is both important and amusing, both practical and deep? … A must-read for anyonewho wants to see both our minds and our society working better’ Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow
‘I love this book. It is one of the few books I’ve read recently that fundamentally changes the way I think about the world’ Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics
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Should i? – Your Questions about MoneyKSh1,350.00Add to cart
You are in your 20`s or 30`s, You are working hard growing a decent career in your job or business. Making your own money. It`s all good. This is, you are expected to already know what to do with this money. Granted you know how to spend it buying things- hell, everybody does- but you don’t know how to budget, save or invest it. Should I? Responds to these lingering questions about your personal finance. Questions such as, “What should I know before joining a Sacco? Should a rookie like me put money in shares? Why am I so insecure when I don’t have enough money? How am I always broke before my next payday? Should I borrow money from my woman? Bett is a certified accountant, a small business owner and a former financial auditor. She is also a personal finance columnist with Daily Nations Newspaper. Bett has drown from her personal experience and from engagements with her readers, to respond to your questions about how to make money and manage it smarter.
Parenting With Purpose & African WisdomKSh1,095.00Add to cart
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This is the central theme of this book: That truly successful children have, as one of their key ingredients, purposeful parenting.
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What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
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Author: Jordan B. Peterson