Blake Lively is an American actress who stepped into the spotlight during her junior year of high school when she landed a major role in the 2005 blockbuster “chick flick” The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Two years later, Lively landed her most famous role to date on the CW’s hit teen drama Gossip Girl.

  • The Glass Castle

    The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, ???nothing short of spectacular??? (,) memoir from one of the world???s most gifted storytellers.,is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette???s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children???s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn???t want the responsibility of raising a family.,The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.,is truly astonishing???a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

  • The Myth of the Nice Girl

    A candid guide for ambitious women who want to succeed without losing themselves in the process.,In , Fran Hauser deconstructs the negative perception of “niceness” that many women struggle with in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective, but if they are tough, they are labeled a bitch.,Hauser proves that women don???t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Sharing a wealth of personal anecdotes and time-tested strategies, she shows women how to reclaim ???nice??? and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Her accessible advice and hard-won wisdom detail how to balance being empathetic with being decisive, how to rise above the double standards that can box you in, how to cultivate authentic confidence that projects throughout a room, and much more, is a refreshing dose of forward-looking feminism that will resonate with smart, professional women who know what they want and are looking for real advice to take their career to the next level without losing themselves in the process.

  • The Rhythm Section

    The debut of an extraordinary new author ??? a novel of how a woman, pushed over the edge by the violent deaths of her family, survives only by taking other identities.,Stephanie Patrick???s world was destroyed by the Atlantic aircrash. Falling into a downward spiral of prostitution, drugs and drink, she is picked up by a journalist who has discovered that it was a bomb that caused the crash. And it is his murder that pulls her out of herself.,The Rhythm Section is not a thriller about the hunt for a terrorist, although that is the path Stephanie takes, and it???s not a story about revenge, although justice for her family is her initial motivation. Rather, The Rhythm Section is the story of Stephanie???s attempt to reclaim herself. She has to rediscover who she is through a series of roles that she is forced to play; she is never herself. As a prostitute, she is Lisa, the chemical blonde. Later, she is Petra Reuter, German anarchist turned mercenary terrorist. Sometimes, she is Marina Gaudenzi, a Swiss businesswoman, or she???s Susan Branch, an American student, or Elizabeth Shepherd, an English management consultant.,But whoever she is, she???s never herself because her life depends on her being someone else. This is the way she is trained by the intelligence service that recruits her, but it???s also the way she???s taught herself to be; being someone else has always worked for her and so it does now, until she begins to fall in love for the first time with Frank White. This undermines her completely and poses new questions: which of the many people she has become is the one to have fallen in love? Stephanie? Petra? Or one of the others? With whom has Frank fallen in love? Marina? Or the real Stephanie? More than anything, The Rhythm Section is about a catastrophic crisis of identity.