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Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas

Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas
Book
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Pappas, Alexi
ISBN: 
9781984801128

The Olympic runner, actress, filmmaker and writer Alexi Pappas shares what she's learned about confidence, self-reliance, mental health, embracing pain, and achieving your dreams. "Heartbreaking and hilarious."--Mindy Kaling * "A beautiful read."--Ruth Reichl * "Essential guidance to anyone dreaming big dreams."--Shalane Flanagan * "I couldn't put it down."--Adam Grant run like a bravey sleep like a baby dream like a crazy replace can't with maybe When "Renaissance runner" ( New York Times ) Alexi Pappas--Olympic athlete, actress, filmmaker, and writer--was four years old, her mother died by suicide, drastically altering the course of Pappas's life and setting her on a search for female role models. When her father signed his bereaved daughter up for sports teams as a way to keep her busy, female athletes became the first women Pappas looked up to, and her Olympic dream was born. At the same time, Pappas had big creative dreams, too: She wanted to make movies, write, and act. Despite setbacks and hardships, Pappas refused to pick just one lane. She put in a tremendous amount of hard work and wouldn't let anything stand in her way until she achieved all of her dreams, however unrelated they may seem to outsiders. In a single year, 2016, she made her Olympic debut as a distance runner and wrote, directed, and starred in her first feature film. But great highs are often accompanied by deep lows; with joy comes sorrow. In Bravey , Pappas fearlessly and honestly shares her battle with post-Olympic depression and describes how she emerged on the other side as a thriving and self-actualized woman. Unflinching, exuberant, and always entertaining, Bravey showcases Pappas's signature, charming voice as she reflects upon the touchstone moments in her life and the lessons that have powered her career as both an athlete and an artist--foremost among them, how to be brave. Pappas's experiences reveal how we can all overcome hardship, befriend pain, celebrate victory, relish the loyalty found in teammates, and claim joy. In short: how every one of us can become a bravey.

Target audience: 
Adults
NewNow! - Nonfiction
Call Number: 
NewNow 92 Pappas 2021

Hades, Argentina

Hades, Argentina
Book
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Loedel, Daniel
ISBN: 
9780593188644

A decade after fleeing for his life, a man is pulled back to Argentina by an undying love. It was the most obvious thing in the world that I 'dfollow her wherever she went. I always had. In 1976, Tomas Oriilla is a medical student in Buenos Aires, where he's moved in hopes of reuniting with Isabel, a childhood crush. But the reckless passion that has always drawn him is leading Isabel ever deeper into the ranks of young insurgents fighting an increasingly oppressive regime. As its thuggish milicos begin to disappear more and more people like her, she presents Tomas with a way to prove himself. As always, he'll do anything for Isabel. But what exactly is he proving, and at what cost to them both? It will be years before a summons back arrives for Tomas, now living as Thomas Shore in New York. But it isn't a homecoming that awaits him so much as an odyssey into the past, an encounter with the ghosts that lurk there, and a reckoning with the fatal gap between who he ' s become and who he once aspired to be. Raising profound questions about the sometimes impossible choices we make in the name of love, Hades, Argentina is a gripping, brilliantly narrated literary debut.

Target audience: 
Adults
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Call Number: 
NewNow F Loedel