Popular Reading Sources - LSC-CyFair

How Do I Find the Books Listed for the Popular Reading Project?
  1. Check the library catalog to see if these titles are currently available in the library or whether you will need to request a copy with your student ID/library card number and library account PIN. Or you can go to the location listed with each title to see if the title is available.
  2. If you don't recall your library account PIN, give the librarians your student ID/barcode by phone at 281-290-3214 and we'll look up the PIN for you.
  3. Ask a librarian if we have your current email on file, so we can contact you quickly when your book is ready for pick up. Otherwise, you will get a notice for book pick up by U.S. Postal Service mail.
Fiction (includes suspense, science fiction, and mystery)
  1. Artscape by Frederick Ramsay (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Mystery Fiction area - Ram X
    "Just weeks before its scheduled removal, a valuable family art collection is stolen from its highly secure small-town Virginia college location. Pickettsville sheriff Ike Schwartz must flex his intelligence to catch the thieves, who killed a security guard and took two hostages. Complications include the assistance of a renegade FBI agent and possible collusion between the Mafia and the collection's "owner." A solid debut." (excerpted from a Library Journal review)
  2. The Best Day of Someone Else's Life by Kerry Reichs (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Reichs
    In her twenties, Vi "attends more weddings than you can count on two hands in less than two years, all the while searching for the love of her life, and mooning over her lost first love Caleb Carter." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  3. The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Bro
    "A deadly virus has spread rapidly across Earth, effectively cutting off wildlife specialist Laura Byrd at her crippled Antarctica research station from the rest of the world. Meanwhile, the planet's dead populate "the city," located on a surreal Earth-like alternate plane, but their afterlives depend on the memories of the living, such as Laura, back on home turf. Forced to cross the frozen tundra, Laura free-associates to keep herself alert; her random memories work to sustain a plethora of people in the city, including her best friend from childhood, a blind man she'd met in the street, her former journalism professor and her parents." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  4. The Club of Angels by Luis Fernando Verissimo (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Ver
    "One by one, each of the 10 wealthy friends who meet monthly to devour extravagant feasts is killed upon accepting a poisoned extra portion of the dish he craves the most. Eating an exquisite last meal gives each man, if only for a moment, a taste of real emotion, and so they willingly partake in their own demise. There is indeed a good mystery to be solved in Verissimo's short work, but it is the melancholic yearning that makes the prose stick in the head - and gut." (excerpted from a Booklist review
  5. Collision by Jeff Abbott (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction or New Book Shelf area - Abbott
    "Ben Forsberg sees his wife shot and killed on their honeymoon and cannot overcome his grief two years later; a former CIA agent barely survives an attempt on his life and discovers he has been set up by his superiors. The twists are shocking, and the characters are all too real." (excerpted from a Library Journal review)
  6. C.R.E.A.M. by  Solomon Jones (1 copy only at CFC)
    Location: Fiction area - Jones
    "Twenty-three-year-old Karima "Cream" Thomas is just out of prison, having served six months for taking the fall for Duane Faison, a notorious North Philly drug dealer who charmed Cream away from her safe life as a member of one of the city's influential political families. . . She lands a job with Mayor Jeffrey Tatum's office through the connections of her aunt, Marilyn Johnson, who's president of the city council and Jeffrey's (married) lover. Marilyn decides to use Cream's past to manipulate the upcoming elections to her benefit, but things quickly escalate out of control after Duane's crew go on a killing spree. Jones (Ride or Die) deftly describes Philly's mean streets, the slippery slopes of City Hall and the rocky cliffs of Cream's redemption." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  7. Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Mystery Fiction area - Cob X
    "Full of wit and suspense, this story centers on Sports agent Myron Bolitar who is poised on the edge of the big time.  So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client.  But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. (excerpted from publisher's summary)
  8. The Death Dealer by Heather Graham (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Graham
    "A paranormal romantic thriller - When philanthropist Genevieve O'Brien hires PI Joe Connolly to investigate the murder of Thorne Bigelow, a member of the New York Poe Society, to which Gen's mother also belongs, Joe is initially reluctant to take the case. He's worried about his recently discovered knack for hearing dead people talk, though this psychic gift will come in handy when Joe starts checking out the surviving Ravens, whose numbers are dwindling fast. The romance that develops between Joe and Gen simmers subtly in the background, never overshadowing the pursuit of the culprit." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  9. Eight of Swords by David Skibbins (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Mystery Fiction area - Ski X
    "Warren Ritter, a former leader in the Weather Underground, changed his identity 30 years ago; but now he's on the run, both from the Feds and from some of his former associates. Working as a tarot reader in Berkeley, Ritter finds nothing good in teenager Heather Wellington's cards, and she is promptly kidnapped. Soon Warren is being framed for the murder of Heather's mother. With the help of a computer expert, he sets out to solve the murder and escape the frame." (excerpted from a Booklist review)
  10. The Eye of Jade: A Mei Wang Mystery by Diane Wei Liang (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Mystery Fiction area - Liang X
    "Formerly a high-ranking member of the Ministry of Public Security, Mei Wang now works for people who need things or persons found in Beijing. (Private investigators are illegal in China, so semantics is employed to get around that hurtle.) Mei has her hands full when she is hired to locate a valuable Chinese artifact." (excerpted from a Library Journal review)
  11. False Profits - Patricia Smiley (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Mystery Fiction area - Smi X
    "When investors accuse Tucker Sinclair of doctoring a business plan, they approach Sinclair's boss and mentor, Gordon Aames, and demand their $11 million back. Sinclair goes in search of the plan's primary author, a brash neurologist, Milton Polk, and discovers not her elusive doctor but a policeman with a Polaroid of the dead Polk. An engaging, down-to-earth heroine-a successful L.A. management consultant with a charming weakness for her Porsche Boxster." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  12. Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Nic
    "In the summer of 1964, 19-year-old Celeste Tyree, takes time off from college and her white boyfriend, traveling from Michigan to Mississippi to lend her efforts to Freedom Summer. On the front line of issues regarding race, social change, and violence, Celeste is forced to confront all of her compartmentalized and comfortable notions about life." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  13. Full Court Press by Mike Lupica (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Lup
    An NBA team owner with nothing to lose signs a woman basketball player - written by a New York Daily News syndicated columnist with multiple book titles to his credit (excerpted from the publisher's summary)
  14. He Had It Coming by Camika Spencer (1 copy only at CFC)
    Location: Fiction area - Spe
    "Marcus Brooks is an obnoxious, handsome, arrogant, and successful author. When females boycott his latest book, he counters that his fiction is for African American male readers, so he is not concerned that women do not like it. While on tour in Dallas, he encounters a local female book club, the Second Pew Book Club, the members angry about his work and attitude. On a chance encounter, without planning or forethought, they kidnap Marcus to teach him a life-lesson about women. In the aftermath, everyone is forced to reevaluate his or her life and feelings about the opposite sex. The incident is ridiculous, but the characters are believable and the dialogue is often quite witty." (excerpted from a Booklist review)
  15. Hollywood Car Wash: A Novel by Lori Culwell (1 copy at CFC)
    Location: Fiction area - Culwel
    "On Monday, she’s a normal college student in Michigan. By the end of the week, she’s in Hollywood, starring in a TV pilot—as a regular girl from Michigan. . . she’s going to have to get the Hollywood Car Wash to make her more marketable. . . By changing everything from her weight to her hair to her name, Amy slowly learns that the only way to survive in Hollywood is to lose herself." (excerpted from publisher's summary)
  16. In the Forests of Serre by Patricia A. McKillip (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Science Fiction/Fantasy area - MacK SF
    "Mystical, eerie fantasy about the flight from love and the haphazard progress toward love." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  17. The Last Summer: A Novel by John Hough, Jr. (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Hou
    Murder mystery set on Cape Cod, Massachusetts with a journalism angle. "The writing is quiet and lyrical" when describing the "bittersweet quality of a love that is intense and real but, ultimately, impractical." (excerpted from a Booklist review)
  18. Little Tiny Teeth by Aaron Elkins (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Mystery fiction area - Elkins X
    Amazon mystery including headhunters, drug smuggling, and murder\
  19. Murder 101 by Maggie Barbieri  (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Mystery Fiction area - Bar X
    "Alison Bergeron, a divorced English professor who teaches at St. Thomas, a small Catholic college in the Bronx, is dismayed when her car is stolen, but she's stunned when NYPD homicide detective Bobby Crawford informs her that it has been recovered-with the body of Kathy Miceli, one of her students, in the trunk. Alison becomes a suspect in Kathy's murder, but disturbing incidents like the ransacking of Alison's office help persuade Bobby she's innocent. The sassy banter between Alison and Bobby nicely balances the escalating tension of the murder investigation, which calls into question the integrity of Alison's philandering ex-husband, another St. Thomas professor. Romance, humor and suspense blend perfectly in . . . the first of what hopefully will be a long series." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  20. The Next Big Thing by Johanna Edwards (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Edw
    Living in a house filled with healthy and unhealthy food, six overweight women see who can lose weight in a reality show competition. The author "addresses image issues with wit and candor, and what's most refreshing is that losing weight doesn't make life perfect." (excerpted from a Booklist review)
  21. Ordinary Monsters by Karen Novak (1 copy only at CFC)
    Location: Fiction area - Nov
    After getting a tip on their whereabouts, a mother goes to a "almost mythical" California desert town in search of her son and girlfriend and ends up buying the town's bar. Ultimately, she finds hope and healing. (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review
  22. Playing My Mother's Blues by Valerie Wilson Wesley (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Wes
    In this "contemporary story about mother-daughter relationships in an African-American family," a mother returns years after she abandons her daughters. "Told from the perspectives of each woman, the story is rich and compelling, and much more complex than it appears on the surface. The characters are totally believable in their various combinations of grace and flaws. Readers will identify with the struggles of these women to define themselves, rather than letting their circumstances define them." (excerpted from School Library Journal)
  23. The Professional by W.C. Heinz (1 copy at CFC, 1 other can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Hei
    Story of a boxer and his manager training for a middleweight fight. (noted as the best book about boxing ever - excerpted from a Library Journal review)
  24. The Professor's Daughter: A Novel by Emily Raboteau (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Rab
    Emma, a college freshman "reevaluates her identity" after her twin brother is left in a coma after an accident. Covers themes of interracial families and African storytelling. The author employs an "assured voice that illuminates pain as acutely as love" and displays "her exceptional storytelling talents." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  25. Rattled by Debra Galant (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Gal
    "Hell-on-wheels Heather Peters has arrived, cell phone and Gucci handbag at the ready, to decorate her new McMansion to the hilt, become the ultimate class mom, and propel her lawyer husband toward making partner. Then, face to face with a timber rattler in her backyard, she commands Harlan White, the local handyman, to kill it, a felony in a state where the snakes are considered an endangered species. Taking the blame, she gets hauled off from back-to-school night to spend an evening in jail, then basks in the national media circus that follows. It's only when an animal rights group unleashes 1500 lab rats "liberated" from a nearby testing facility that things really get ugly . . . Galant, whose witty and topical social commentary has graced the pages of the New York Times, nails it with her first novel." (excerpted from a Library Journal review)
  26. Rough & Tumble by Mark Bavaro (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Bavaro
    "Bavaro turns in a gritty, behind-the-scenes look at life in the NFL for his debut novel. Dominic Fucillo is having a bad week. The commissioner is fining him $50,000 for attacking a referee, his estranged girlfriend won't talk to him and the team doctor tells him that he has a hole in his knee that will need career-ending surgery after the season. Worse, Dominic's hopes of capping his career with a Super Bowl ring are threatened when star Giants linebacker James Moze, a drug user who consorts with gamblers, is found severely beaten. Bavaro's dark vision of the NFL won't shock most pro football fans, but they will find much to cheer in his colorful characters, insider revelations and lively storytelling." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  27. Singularity by Kathryn Casey (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Mystery Fiction area - Casey X
    "Lt. Sarah Armstrong balances the challenges of being the Texas Rangers' lone criminal profiler and a single mom in the riveting fiction debut from true-crime journalist Casey (A Descent into Hell). A recent widow with a young daughter, Sarah deals with her loss by vigorously investigating the ritualistic murder of a wealthy Houston businessman, Edward Travis Lucas III, and his mistress, lawyer Annmarie Knowles, at his Galveston beach house. Casey's solid research, smooth plotting and sensitive depiction of Sarah's relationship with her grieving daughter lift what could've been standard serial-killer fare into poignant, exciting family drama." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  28. Soul City by Touré (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Tou
    "In this highly entertaining debut novel, Touré expands on the magical characters he introduced in his story collection, The Portable Promised Land, pulling together aspects of African American culture within a utopian setting called Soul City. Numerous literary and musical anecdotes run through this imaginative story, which ultimately examines African American stereotypes against a political backdrop of power and greed. This is a cleverly written page-turner whose only disappointment is that it has to end." (excerpted from a Library Journal review)
  29. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Allen
    "The story is candy jar of magical characters and mystical adventures set in an ordinary North Carolina town" where a bossy diner waitress "Della Lee sends Josey on a series and missions and misadventures that encourage our low self-esteem heroine to step outside her box and away from her snack-filled closet." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  30. The Tempest Tales by Walter Mosley (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Mosley
    "Tempest Landry, a quick-witted African American resident of Harlem, NY, is walking home when a case of mistaken identity leads to his being shot by police. He finds himself standing in line at the gates of heaven waiting to talk to Saint Peter, who reviews his past transgressions and finds him wanting. Tempest is denied entry into heaven and ordered to hell. Believing his "sins" justified and heaven refusing to see the full truth, Tempest refuses to go and challenges Saint Peter to prove to him that he is a sinner. . . Mosley, best-known for his Easy Rawlins mystery series, has written a humorous, thought-provoking, and accessible literary tale of the concept and treatment of sin and sinners in contemporary times." (excerpted from a Library Journal review)
  31. This Pen for Hire by Laura Levine (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Mystery fiction area - Lev X
    "Humor is the key ingredient in this slick debut by television comedy writer Levine. Freelancer Jaine Austen (her mother loved the classics but couldn't spell) makes a living writing love letters, personal ads and industrial brochures, but she never expected her work to involve her in murder. When geeky Howard Murdoch hires her to pen a letter proclaiming his love for gorgeous fitness instructor Stacy Lawrence, no one is more surprised than Jaine when Stacy agrees to go out with Howard on Valentine's Day. But Harold arrives for their date only to find that someone has bludgeoned Stacy to death with a ThighMaster. . . Though her life is in danger, Jaine never loses her sense of humor as the story zips along to an action-filled and surprising climax. Levine delivers the goods, and readers who appreciate a heroine with wry, self-deprecating humor will hope Jaine soon gets caught up in another murder." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  32. Tilt a Whirl by Chris Grabenstein (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be reques
    Location: Mystery Fiction area - Gra X
    "This impressive debut by New York City advertising executive-turned-mystery writer Grabenstein is set in idyllic Sea Haven . . . (and) follows cop extraordinaire John Ceepak and his part-time junior partner, Danny Boyle. Ceepak is a former military policeman just back from Iraq who lives by a strict moral code of absolute honesty and integrity, a code that is constantly challenged as he and Boyle set out to find the culprit in the murder of a real estate mogul and the subsequent kidnapping of his daughter. . . Grabenstein's writing is direct and punchy, providing many laugh-out-loud moments . . . the ending is unexpected and satisfying." (excerpted from a Library Journal review)
  33. Watercolored Pearls by Stacy Hawkins Adams (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Fiction area - Adams
    "Serena, a career woman turned stay-at-home mom, wonders if she has made the right choice. Erika struggles to let go of her abusive past. Tawana, a new lawyer, is trying to pull her life together, but her ambitions keep getting in the way. (Christian fiction title-summary from publisher)
Nonfiction (includes biographies, self help, history, sports)
  1. Because Each Life Is Precious: Why an Iraqi Man Risked Everything for Private Jessica Lynch by Mohammed Odeh al-Rehaief with Jeff Coplon (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Nonfiction area - 956.7 Alr
    "For thirty-three-year-old Iraqi Mohammed al-Rehaief, this decision - whether to risk his life and everything he held dear to save Private First Class Jessica Lynch, an American soldier he did not know - was more than the everday reckoning with death that permeates wartime. It was the culmination of a life spent at odds with the repressive regime that held his country." (excerpted from publisher's book summary)
  2. The Bus: My Life In and Out of a Helmet by Jerome Bettis and Gene Wojciechowski (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Biography area - B Bettis
    "Bettis used natural ability, hard work, and emotional stability to put together an award-winning NFL career that ended in 2006 . . . Wojciechowski, a senior writer for ESPN . . . brings out all Bettis' best qualities in this enjoyable sports autobiography." (excerpted from a Booklist review)
  3. Compulsive Acts: A Psychiatrist's Tales of Ritual and Obsession by Elias Aboujaoude (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Nonfiction area - 616.852 Abo
    "Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects 1%-2% of Americans, according to Aboujaoude, director of the Impulse Control Disorders Center at Stanford's School of Medicine. In this short, highly readable book reminiscent of Irvin Yalom's Love's Executioner, Aboujaoude focuses on five case studies involving fear of contamination and invasion of personal space, trichotillomania (compulsive pulling out of one's hair), kleptomania, pathological gambling and what is called ‘problematic Internet use.' But whatever the success of his treatment, Aboujaoude consistently provides the reader with a refreshingly jargon-free and intimate look at what OCD looks and feels like. (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  4. A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me by Jon Katz (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Nonfiction area - 636.709 Kat
    "After mentoring a troubled teen, as recounted in Geeks, journalist Katz describes another kind of mentoring process: his adoption of Devon, a broken-spirited two-year-old border collie. From Devon's frenzied entrance into Katz's life, escaping from the confines of his crate into a busy airport, to his exultant, trusting leap into Katz's arms one year later, this memoir is warm and heartfelt. Katz's style and vocabulary are flowing and accessible, and sure to appeal to canine fans." (excerpted from a Library Journal review)
  5. I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story by Rick Bragg (3 copies at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Biography area - B Lyn
    "Private First Class Jessica Lynch's capture and rescue during the 2003 war in Iraq captured the attention and captivated the emotions of millions of Americans. But the Lynch that emerges in Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Bragg's portrayal is an ordinary young woman caught up in an extraordinary series of events." (excerpted from an Amazon.com review)
  6. If I'd Known Then: Women in Their 20s and 30s Write Letters to Their Younger Selves edited by Ellyn Spragins (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Nonfiction area 305.42 Ifi
    This title "is the rare self-help volume that young women would elect to read and decidedly enjoy. The author profiles 35 highly accomplished women and asks them to write a letter of counsel or encouragement addressed to their younger selves. The result is a collection of life directives that are highly personal and disarmingly honest." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  7. It's So Hard to Love You: Staying Sane When Your Loved One Is Manipulative, Needy, Dishonest, or Addicted by Bill Klatte and Kate Thompson (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Nonfiction area 158.2 Kla
    Designed for people who have a "relationship with a difficult partner, friend, adult child, or family member yet don't want to cut ties . . . (the authors) help readers shift their focus from changing their difficult loved one to changing their own responses. Suggestions for establishing boundaries, communicating well, and handling negative reactions are detailed and realistic." (excerpted from a Library Journal review)
  8. Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez with Kristin Ohlson (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Nonfiction area 305.486 Rod
    Rodriguez explains "how her restlessness led her to relief work in New York after 9/11 and eventually to Afghanistan. A former prison guard and hairdresser, the author is no typical do-gooder . . . She helps set up the Kabul Beauty School . . . Rodriguez understands the needs and fears of the Afghan women who befriend her because she, too, has left a brutal husband back in the United States. She looks past culture, language, and religion to the core of pain and joy that people share." (excerpted from a Library Journal review)
  9. The Physics of NASCAR: How to Make Steel + Gas + Rubber = Speed by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Nonfiction area 796.72 Les
    "This fun physics primer should give any NASCAR aficionado a similar appreciation for science" (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  10. Standing Tall: The Kevin Everett Story by Sam Carchidi (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Nonfiction area 362.43 Car
    Everett faced an uncertain future after being paralyzed in a Buffalo Bills/Denver Brocos 2007 game. His story of rehabilitation in Houston aided by doctors, family, and friends is an inspiration to many who must confront tragedy and rebuild their lives. (adapted from publishers summary)
  11. The Stone Cold Truth by Stone Cold Steve Austin, with Jim "J.R." Ross as told to Dennis A. Brent
    (4 copies at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Biography area - B Aus
    "Steve Austin reveals how he became the #1 wrestler in WWE" (excerpted from publisher's book summary)
  12. Tarnished Heisman: Did Reggie Bush Turn His Final College Season into a Six-Figure Job? by Don Yaeger (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Nonfiction area - 796.332 Yae
    Discover the "heated controversy behind Bush's high-flying rise before turning pro for the New Orleans Saints, going back to his first taste of fame, when Bush landed in the pages of Sports Illustrated and all eyes were watching to see what was next for the USC sophomore. What few eyes saw, however, were the ties between Bush and two San Diego men, cofounders of a fledgling sports agency, who claim to have paid Bush and his family in cash and gifts to ensure his endorsement -- benefits including a vintage car, lavish trips, and an upscale home where Bush's family lived rent-free. Don Yaeger exposes the NCAA-prohibited activity in which Bush allegedly engaged, and also shows how USC and its coaching staff appeared to have turned a blind eye to the increasingly luxurious lifestyle of their star athlete and his family." (excerpted from publisher's summary)
  13. Water Cooler Diaries: Women across America Share Their Day at Work selected and edited by Joni B. Cole and B.K. Rakhra (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Nonfiction area - 305.4 Wat
    "On March 27, 2007, hundreds of women across the country created an on-the-job day diary, chronicling the joys, triumphs, frustrations and hilarities of their chosen or given professions for this entertaining collection that shows women in every career under the sun." NOTE: easy to read and full of insight into a day on the job (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)
  14. Yao: A Life in Two Worlds by Yao Ming with Ric Bucher (1 copy at CFC, other copies in system can be requested)
    Location: Biography area - B Yao
    "The language is simple, sincere and often funny as Yao jokes about Wilt Chamberlain's reputation as a ladies' man and presents a view of himself as a blue-collar worker. The book follows Yao's career in China, the bureaucratic struggles involved in getting him to the U.S., and his experiences on the court, including what it was like to play against Shaq." (excerpted from a Publishers Weekly review)

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