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written by Ingrid Newkirk & Gene Stone, forward by Mayim Bialik, PhD As a lifetime lover of animals, I was immediately intrigued when I discovered this book. Although I’m not usually a great fan of non-fiction, I do enjoy learning when the subject is something that strikes a chord with me, and the phrase “new ways to show them compassion” did just that. I was hoping, selfishly, that those new ways...

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Finding Betty Crocker; the Secret Life of America's First Lady of Food

Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America’s First Lady of Food A biography by Susan Marks ”In 1945, Fortune magazine named Betty Crocker the second most popular American woman, right behind Eleanor Roosevelt, and dubbed Betty America’s First Lady of Food. Not bad for a gal who never actually existed. “Born” in 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to proud corporate parents, Betty Crocker has...

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When television does good...AAAAAAAYYY!

A delightful patron recently brought to our attention that in the 1970's, the lovable and popular character, Fonzie, from the series "Happy Days" made himself a hero to the reading community by getting his first library card. We were intrigued, and decided to find out more. It turns out that after the show became successful, the show's creator and director, Garry Marshall, was asked if the show could be used...

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