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Tai Chi For Knee Health


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By Chris Cinnamon ’82. Chicago Tai Chi LLC, December 2019. Available on Amazon. The Tai Chi for Knee Health System provides an exercise program for adults experiencing chronic knee pain from knee osteoarthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, patellofemoral syndrome, and other causes. It can be incorporated into prehab and rehab for knee surgery and knee replacement. This … Continue reading “Tai Chi For Knee Health”


Views From the Side Mirror


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By Robert Herzog ’68. Menscherprises LLC, November 2019. Available on Amazon. This book intersperses a moving personal account of the days post 9/11 with a penetrating mix of political and cultural commentary spanning 20 years.


The Real McCoys: Wonder Under Cover


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By Matthew Swanson ’97 and Robbi Behr ’97. Imprint, November 2019. Available on Amazon. Moxie joins the Wonder Scouts to investigate a suspected saboteur in the badge competition. She’s never liked the Wonder Scouts, but once she joins the group, Moxie becomes enchanted with earning badges herself!


Practical Presentation Skills: Authenticity, Focus & Strength


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By Brandt Johnson ’87. Nicholas Brealey, October 2019. Available on Amazon. When you talk to anyone, you are presenting yourself and your ideas to an audience. You are giving a presentation. This could be in person, on the phone, or via videoconference. In any case, both your content and delivery contribute to the effectiveness of … Continue reading “Practical Presentation Skills: Authenticity, Focus & Strength”


Extreme Exoticism: Japan in the American Musical Imagination


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By W. Anthony Sheppard, Marylin & Arthur Levitt Professor of Music. Oxford University Press, October 2019. To what extent can music be employed to shape one culture’s understanding of another? In the American imagination, Japan has represented the “most alien” nation for over 150 years. This book offers a detailed documentation and wide-ranging investigation of … Continue reading “Extreme Exoticism: Japan in the American Musical Imagination”


Forget They Were Ever Born


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By Sharon Flanagan-Hyde ’77. Flanagan-Hyde Associates, October 2019. Available on Amazon. When the author’s sister, Mary Jean, was diagnosed with severe mental retardation in 1962, doctors said to put defective children in an institution and forget they were ever born. Mary Jean was sent away as a toddler, but she was not forgotten. Decades of … Continue reading “Forget They Were Ever Born”


Metropolitan Stories: A Novel


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Christine Coulson MA ’93. Other Press, October 2019. Available on Amazon. A surreal love letter to this private side of the Met, Metropolitan Stories unfolds in a series of amusing and poignant vignettes in which we discover larger-than-life characters, the downside of survival, and the powerful voices of the art itself. The result is a novel bursting … Continue reading “Metropolitan Stories: A Novel”


Ra the Mighty: The Great Tomb Robbery


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By A. B. Greenfield ’91. Illustrated by Sarah Horne. Holiday House, October 2019. Available on Amazon. A smug royal cat turned detective and his dung beetle sidekick are on the case when a precious tomb gets ransacked in the Valley of the Kings.


Ganymede’s Dog


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By John Vincent ’91. McGill-Queen’s University Press, October 2019. Available on Amazon. John Emil Vincent teases his materials into surreal, joyous, dirty, sometimes gruesome animation. His revelations arrive in the guise of other characters, and throughout, there are dogs. Dog-themed philosophy, dog-headed saints, dog-worshipping island rituals, and just plain dogs…


The Great Big Hug


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By Isy Abraham-Ravesonn ’15. Illustrated by Todd Hall ’16. Mascot Books, October 2019. In this book for all ages, follow Elephant and Meerkat as they learn about power dynamics, recognizing nonverbal cues, setting and respecting boundaries, and that consent yesterday does not guarantee it today