New eAudiobook Non-Fiction in July

Don’t let winter get you down, learn something new! New to Overdrive this month are exciting, thought provoking eAudiobooks that can help you tackle life’s challenges. You can listen to them on your computer, tablet, smartphone or MP3 player. If you’ve never used Overdrive before you can learn how to get started here, or come in and talk to a librarian.

Overdrive cover Pomodoro Technique Illustrated, by Staffan Nöteberg (Audiobook)
“You have so much you need to accomplish today. Your list is a mile long and you find yourself getting interrupted every other minute. You need to focus—really focus. The Pomodoro Technique puts you back in charge of your day. You’ll apply successful techniques from software engineering to identify what you should be doing today and to help you achieve your goals. Your mind won’t wander when it is fully engaged in short bursts of focused activity.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover The Pumpkin Plan, by Mike Michalowicz (Audiobook)
“Nearly 80% of new businesses fail within the first 5 years. Under such pressure to stay alive it’s easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in a never-ending cycle, unable to get ahead. This is the exact situation Mike Michalowicz found himself in when he was trying to grow his first company. That’s when he discovered an unlikely source of inspiration—pumpkin farmers. Full of stories of other successful entrepreneurs, The Pumpkin Plan guides you through strategies to help you build a profitable company.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Nice Girls Don’t Get…, by Lois P. Frankel PhD. (Audiobook)
“Following the outstanding success of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, comes an audio box set which includes Dr. Lois Frankel’s new work, Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich and Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, abridged into one comprehensive program. For every professional woman who wants to get ahead-but feels that she is at an impasse-NICE GIRLS DON’T GET…BOX SET comes to the rescue.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Diet Cults, by Matt Fitzgerald (Audiobook)
“Diet Cults exposes the irrationality, half-truths, and downright impossibility of a “single right way” to eat and reveals how to develop rational, healthy eating habits. From “the Four-Hour Body” to “Atkins,” there are diet cults to match seemingly any mood and personality type. Everywhere we turn, someone is preaching the “one true way” to eat for maximum health. Now you can ditch the brainwashing of these diet cults for good.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Carrots and Sticks, by Ian Ayres (Audiobook)
“Could you lose weight if you put $20,000 at risk? If you’ve ever tried to meet a goal and came up short, the problem may not have been that the goal was too difficult or that you lacked the discipline to succeed. You may simply have neglected to give yourself the proper incentives. In Carrot and Sticks, Ayres applies the lessons learned from behavioral economics to introduce readers to the concept of “commitment contracts”: an easy but high-powered strategy for setting and achieving goals.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life, by Russ Roberts (Audiobook)
“Adam Smith may have become the patron saint of capitalism with his most famous work, The Wealth of Nations. But the Scottish philosopher had just as much to say on the behaviour of individuals. He developed his ideas on human nature in an epic, sprawling work The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Roberts examines Smith’s forgotten masterpiece, and finds a treasure trove of timeless, practical wisdom.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Be Bad First, by Erika Andersen (Audiobook)
“We are operating in a world defined by constant connection, rapid change, and abundant choices. As new knowledge propels us forward, Erika Andersen suggests that success in today’s world requires the ability to acquire new knowledge and skills quickly and continuously. In Be Bad First, she encourages listeners to embrace being bad on the way to being great, as we seek to learn and acquire the new skills that will allow us to thrive in this fast-changing world.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Overdrive cover Living Forward, by Michael Hyatt (Audiobook)
“Each of us has but one life to live on this earth. What we do with it is our choice. Are we drifting through it as spectators, reacting to our circumstances when necessary and wondering just how we got to this point anyway? But what if we treated life like the gift that it is? That’s what New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and executive coach Daniel Harkavy show us how to do: to design a life with the end in mind, determining in advance the outcomes we desire and path to get there.” (Adapted from Overdrive description)