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#IMomSoHard

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Has it been months since you've read a book with actual adult words that had nothing to do with farm animals or superheros or going potty? It's time to take a break. Pour yourself some wine. Put on your comfy pants. Meet your new best mom friends. All good? Ok, welcome to the party.

Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the creators of #IMOMSOHARD, know that you probably didn’t get to shower today and that the last thing you need is more advice on how to be a better parent. Instead, they invite you to join their laugh-out-loud, best friend banter on the eighty bajillion ways moms give their all every day—including:

  • I KEEP IT TOGETHER SO HARD

  • I BODY AFTER BABY SO HARD

  • I HIT THE TOWN (AND AM IN BED BY 9:30 P.M.) SO HARD

  • I BUST MY ASS SO HARD

  • I KEEP FOOLS ALIVE SO HARD

Come for the laughs, stay for the kinship with two friends who are just getting it right, getting it wrong, and leaning on each other for a laugh at the end of the day. They don’t care if your house is a mess and they won’t judge you if you pee a little when you sneeze. So kick back, relax, and enjoy. You deserve it.

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  • Publisher: HarperOne (2020)
  • Paperback: 288 pages

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100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know

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100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know: How to Save Money, Solve Problems and Improve Your Home gives you the knowledge you need to be a better homeowner. You’ll make informed decisions, avoid frustrations and save thousands over the life of your home.

The Family Handyman’s 100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know gives you the knowledge you need to be a better homeowner. You’ll make informed decisions, avoid frustrations and save thousands over the life of your home. Here’s just a small sample of what’s inside:

  • The smartest thing you can do before going on vacation
  • Push a button and save $100
  • Be ready for any natural disaster
  • Make burglars bypass your house
  • The most effective way to cut heating and cooling costs
  • Clever shortcuts for home maintenance—indoors and out
  • Keep mice, ants and other invaders out of your house
  • Boost curb appeal without remodeling
  • What to do when the power goes out
  • The most common—and costly—homeowner mistakes
  • Eliminate noises, odors and other household irritations
  • Grow the best lawn on the block
  • Secret weapons pros use for easy, instant repairs
  • Make appliances last years longer
  • The key to drip-free faucets
  • Make your mower start right up—every time
  • Cures for damp basements
  • Exterminate mold and mildew
  • Pick a paint color you’ll love
  • Get faster downloads and better TV quality
  • Stop peeling paint

Plus, incredibly easy repairs for appliances, plumbing, flooring, walls, furniture and more!

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  • Publisher: Reader's Digest (2015)
  • Paperback: 288 pages

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100 Things Iowa State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Written by Alex Halsted and Dylan Montz

Most Iowa State fans have a taken in a game at Jack Trice Stadium or Hilton Coliseum and have seen highlights of Troy Davis and Fred Hoiberg. But only real fans know how the team name came to be, the location and story behind the "Honor Before Victory" plaque, or were there when the basketball team made an Elite Eight run in 2000.

100 Things Iowa State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Iowa State athletics. Whether they are die-hard boosters from the days of Earle Bruce on the gridiron or new supporters of Iowa State hoops, fans will value these essential pieces of Cyclones football and basketball knowledge and trivia - and all of the must-do activities in their lifetime.

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150 Years of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University

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Mechanical engineering was one of the first majors offered to students when Iowa State College (as it was then called) first opened its doors in 1869. In addition to providing instruction for students, the department and its associated workshops manufactured tables, chairs and other equipment used on campus during the early years of the university. The ME department played an important role in the war efforts for both the First and Second World Wars by offering its facilities and faculty to train mechanics, machinists and other specialists during the war periods. The department, and university as a whole, saw tremendous enrollment growth during the post war periods, which led to an expansion of the department’s facilities and faculty. The university’s first female ME student completed her studies in 1908, while the department’s first African American alumnus graduated in 1914. Two other ME alums have even gone on to serve Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the fall of 2016, Iowa State’s ME department surpassed Georgia Tech to become the largest undergraduate ME department in the country. 150 Years of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University tells the proud history of the ME department, as well as the nuclear engineering department (which was eventually administered by ME), from its beginnings to where it is now in this interesting, visually-engaging book.

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500 Barbecue Dishes

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This barbecue compendium is crammed with 500 mouth-watering recipes, all of them clear and easy to follow. Filled with tips on how to select the right ingredients for your barbecue and then how to make them taste absolutely perfect, this is the only book of barbecue you will ever need. An irresistible collection of barbecue essentials and unique offerings including barbecued tex-mex wings, grilled bay oysters, green tea smoked salmon, grilled shark to die for, hot and sticky summer time chicken, German-style barbecued pork sandwich, New Mexico green chile Burgers, mango jicama slaw, sweet potato apple salad, grilled peaches with raspberry puree and many more.

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A Culinary History of Iowa By Darcy Dougherty Maulsby

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Iowa’s delectable cuisine is quintessentially midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences. Classics like fresh sweet corn and breaded pork tenderloins are found on menus and in home kitchens across the state. At the world-famous Iowa State Fair, a dizzying array of food on a stick commands a nationwide cult following. From Maid-Rites to the moveable feast known as RAGBRAI, discover the remarkable stories behind Iowa originals. Find recipes for favorites ranging from classic Iowa ham balls and Steak de Burgo to homemade cinnamon rolls—served with chili, of course! Author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby serves up a bountiful history of tasty tradition.

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A History of Iowa Wine: Vines on the Prairie

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Iowa has a history with grapevines that goes back more than a century. New York lawyer Hiram Barney obtained a tract of land in southeast Iowa as part of the Half-Breed program following the American Indian Wars and created the White Elk Winery. German settlers in Amana tended community vineyards for communal wines. Before Prohibition, the Council Bluffs Grape Growers Association grew grapes and shipped them eastward by the ton. In the early 1900s, the state was among the nation's top producers of grapes. Pesticides, weather and government subsidies ended the time of the vines of the prairie until their recent return. Author John N. Peragine details the rise, fall and resurgence of the industry in the Hawkeye State.

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A History of Wrestling in Iowa: Growing Gold

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The state of Iowa is just as well known for prominent wrestlers as it is acres of corn and beans. That gives the state the mighty distinction of feeding the world and defeating it on the mat. Men like Dan Gable, Tom Brands, Harold Nichols, Jim Miller, Nick Mitchell and Chuck Patten led Iowa colleges to forty-four of an astounding sixty-nine national team championships. In 1954, Simon Roberts of Davenport was the first African American to win a state wrestling title and later the first African American NCAA wrestling champ. Wrestler Norman Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize and is credited with preventing more than one billion deaths from starvation. Author Dan McCool details the long history of hard work and dedication from the fields to the mat.

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  • Series: Sports
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (December 2, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1467142980
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467142984
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches

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A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet

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A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet by Clayton Anderson.

Former astronaut Clayton Anderson takes readers on an A to Z flight through the alphabet from astronaut and blastoff to spacewalk and Zulu Time. Topics cover the history of NASA, science, and practical aspects of being an astronaut using fun poems for each letter paired with longer expository text in the sidebars. Perfect for science buffs, budding astronauts, and astronomy lovers of all ages.

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A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable

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What does it take to be an Olympic gold medalist and to coach a collegiate team to fifteen NCAA titles? In A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable, famed wrestler and wrestling coach

Dan Gable tells engaging and inspiring stories of his childhood in Waterloo, Iowa; overcoming the murder of his sister as a teenager; his sports career from swimming as a young boy, to his earliest wrestling matches, through the 1972 Olympics; coaching at the University of Iowa from the Banachs to the Brands; life-changing friendships he made along the way; and tales of his family life off the mat. A celebration of determination, teamwork, and the persevering human spirit, A Wrestling Life captures Gable’s methods and philosophies for reaching individual greatness as well as the incredible amount of fulfillment and satisfaction that comes from working as part of a team.

Dan Gable with Scott Schulte.

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean (3) (All the Boys I've Loved)

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Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

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  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 - 9
  • Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
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    Amazing Iowa Athletes A-Z

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    Amazing Iowa Athletes, an A-Z illustrated guide to some of Iowa's most extraordinary athletes. Iowa State education professor, Katy Swalwell, teamed up with 28 Iowa artists to tell the stories of over 100 amazing Iowa athletes. Text by Katy Swalwell, illustrations by various Iowa artists.

    • Publisher: Raygun
    • Size: 10" x 10"
    • Paperback: 67 pages
    • Printed by Union Labor in Des Moines.
    • Bound in Des Moines.

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    Amazing Iowa Women A-Z

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    Amazing Iowa Women, an A-Z illustrated guide to some of Iowa's most extraordinary women. Iowa State education professor, Katy Swalwell, worked with over 25 Iowa women artists and RAYGUN to create a children’s book that celebrates the incredible accomplishments of a diverse set of women throughout Iowa’s history. Text by Katy Swalwell, illustrations by various Iowa artists. Inspired by 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls' and 'Rad Women A to Z.'

    • Publisher: Raygun
    • Size: 10" x 10"
    • Paperback: 67 pages
    • Printed by Union Labor in Des Moines.
    • Bound in Des Moines.

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    Becoming

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    In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

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    Between Gravity and What Cheer

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    When Barry Phipps relocated to Iowa City from Chicago in 2012, he knew nothing of Iowa. He began taking day trips across Iowa in the spirit of wonder and discovery. His marked-up road map soon became a work of art in and of itself, covered with spokes, lines, and places both seen and needing to be seen. Along the way he plied his trade, taking photographs.

    Inspired by such seminal work as Robert Frank’s The Americans, this is a unique vision of the Midwest and Iowa. Without condescending or overemphasizing the decline of small town America, Phipps documents rural communities as they are now, noting abstract shapes and colors as he photographs business districts with quirky and/or artful signs, streetscapes and landscapes, buildings with ghosts of paint from previous lives, and the occasional resident.

    In addition to their startling attention to color and geometry, Phipps’s photos delight because they suggest an author who isn’t on intimate terms with his subject matter, but very much wants to be. Though the photographs in this collection frequently maintain a cautious distance from the houses, water towers, and iconography he captures on film, the pictures feel, at once, eager and shy.

    Phipps admires his new home—from afar, by varying degrees—and excitedly introduces himself to it: the first steps of a journey toward claiming Iowa as his.

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    Campus Beautiful Book

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    Campus Beautiful by Jodi O'Donnell. Published on the occasion of Iowa State University's Museums' 40th Anniversary this book is about shaping the aesthetic identity of Iowa State.

    This item is not eligible for discounts - including Alumni Association member, Mascot/Magic Monday, Back to You Rewards redemption, etc.

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    CAMPUSTOWN A Brief History of the First West Ames

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    CAMPUSTOWN - A Brief History of the First West Ames

    By Anthony Capps

    For more than one hundred years, Campustown has served the students and community of Iowa State University. Here is the brief history of Campustown in the early 1900's.

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    Captain Underpants & The Terrifying Return of Tinkletrousers

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    Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Captain Underpants #9)

    When we last saw George and Harold, they were headed to jail for the rest of their lives. What could be worse? How about being pulled from prison by a time-traveling tyrant named Tippy Tinkletrousers?!!? Now the boys are taking a trip back in time to the carefree days of kindergarten, when the scariest thing they had to face was not evil mad scientists or alien cafeteria ladies but a sixth-grade bully named Kipper Krupp, the nephew of their clueless school principal. And because George and Harold don't invent Captain Underpants until they're in fourth grade, the clever kindergartners are on their own. Will their brains be enough to beat the bully?!!?

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  • Age Range: 7 - 18 years
  • Grade Level: 2 and up
  • Series: Captain Underpants (Book 9)
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
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    Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2)

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    Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy.

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

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  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 - 9
  • Series: Hunger Games (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 400 pages
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    Constitution of the United States

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    The landmark legal document of the United States, the U.S. Constitution comprises the primary law of the Federal Government. Signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, the Constitution outlines the powers and responsibilities of the three chief branches of the Federal Government, as well as the basic rights of the citizens of the United States. This beautiful gift edition contains the complete text of the United States Constitution, as well as all of its amendments. It is a treasure for Americans of all ages.

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    Coronavirus Manual for Parents

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    From the internationally bestselling author of 1-2-3 Magic comes The Coronavirus Manual for Parents, a must-have guide for parenting while social distancing. Dr. Thomas Phelan, renowned clinical psychologist, knows it isn't easy to be stuck at home during these scary times. The kids are restless, anxious, and confused, and frankly, so are you! But Dr. Phelan has broken down the elements of effective parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic into an easy-to-understand program that can bring comfort and joy to any family.

    Full of useful tips and actionable advice, Dr. Phelan teaches parents:

    • How to manage your kids during strange, tough times
    • Teach your children (and yourself!) how to handle scary information
    • How to avoid turning into a monster under stress
    • Maximize your enjoyment of your kids
    • Spark courage and resilience
    • Publisher: Sourcebooks
    • Publication Date: April 9, 2020
    • Paperback: 40 pages

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    Cravings: Hungry for More: A Cookbook

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    Cravings: Hungry for More takes us further into Chrissy’s kitchen . . . and life.

    It’s a life of pancakes that remind you of blueberry pie, eating onion dip with your glam squad, banana bread that breaks the internet, and a little something called Pad Thai Carbonara. After two years of parenthood, falling in love with different flavors, and relearning the healing power of comfort food, this book is like Chrissy’s new edible diary:

    • recipes for quick-as-a-snap meals (Pan-Seared Fish with Herby Browned Butter; Jalapeño Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese)
    • recipes for lighter, brighter, healthier-ish living (Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad with Lime Dressing; Vegetable Noodles with Parm & Basil)
    • recipes that, well, are gonna put you to bed, holding your belly (Skillet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies; Sleepytime Stew & Cream Cheese Smashed Potatoes)

    And all of these delicious meals will have you hungry for more.

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    • Publisher: Clarkson Potter (2018)
    • Hardcover: 256 pages

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    Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat

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    Maybe she’s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she’s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love, too. For years, she’s been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John’s famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom’s Thai classics.

    Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin (that’s the food, but that’s Chrissy, too), these dishes are for family, for date night at home, for party time, and for a few life-sucks moments (salads). You’ll learn the importance of chili peppers, the secret to cheesy-cheeseless eggs, and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning, and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts. Because for Chrissy Teigen, cooking, eating, life, and love are one and the same.

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    • Publisher: Clarkson Potter (2016)
    • Paperback: 240 pages

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    Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa

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    Some have called Buxton a Black Utopia. In the town of five thousand residents, established in 1900, African Americans and Caucasians lived, worked and attended school together. It was a thriving, one-of-a-kind coal mining town created by the Consolidation Coal Company. This inclusive approach provided opportunity for its residents. Dr. E.A. Carter was the first African American to get a medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1907. He returned to Buxton and was hired by the coal company, where he treated both black and white patients. Attorney George Woodson ran for file clerk in the Iowa Senate for the Republican Party in 1898, losing to a white man by one vote. Author Rachelle Chase details the amazing events that created this unique community and what made it disappear.

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    Deep Midwest

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    A deep dive into the Midwest experience through thought-provoking poems, recollections, essays, and vivid stories. Pondering nature and neighbors, bars and commutes Bob Leonard's perspectives on these quiet aspects of life open up new ways of seeing everyday life. These little nods of Leonard's are at once tiny, but also everything. This is a book to provoke appreciation in the things we take for granted, and spark evenings spent reminiscing with friends and family about what it means to live in the Midwest, or anywhere one calls home.

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