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New library books

The following new biographies are available at the Aboite Branch of the Allen County Public Library.

•“Warrior Pose: How Yoga (Literally) Saved My Life” by Brad Willis, Bhava Ram

At the pinnacle of his career, a broken back and failed surgery left Willis with a permanent disability and facing life in a body brace. Then came a diagnosis of terminal, stage IV throat cancer from exposure to depleted uranium on the battlefield. Willis ultimately chose to abandon the Western medicine that had failed him and embrace the ancient and esoteric practices of yoga.

“Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL’s Journey to Coming out Transgender” by Kristin Beck, Anne Speckhard

Beck’s story of boy to woman explores the tangled emotions of the transgender experience and opens up a new dialogue about being male or female.

“Called Again: Love and Triumph on the Appalachian Trail” by Jennifer Pharr Davis

In 2011, Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. She hiked 2,181 miles in 46 days – an average of 47 miles a day. This is Davis’ story, in her own words, about how she started this journey with a love for hiking and, more significantly, a love for her husband, Brew.

“America’s Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation”

by Joshua Kendall

In this fascinating look at the arc of American history through the lens of compulsive behavior, Kendall shows how some of our nation’s greatest achievements – from the Declaration of Independence to the invention of the iPhone – have roots in the disappointments and frustrations of early childhood.

Attempting Normal” by Marc Maron

Maron was a parent-scarred, angst-filled, drug-dabbling, love-starved comedian who dreamed of a simple life: a wife, a home, a sitcom to call his own. Instead he woke up one day to find himself fired from his radio job, surrounded by feral cats, and emotionally and financially annihilated by a divorce from a woman he thought he loved.

– Allen County Public Library