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Values. Principles. Courage. Faith. Intellect. Integrity. Such are the words that can be attributed to the subjects of this month’s selection of books. The success of the men and women who write and are written about is inspirational because of the manner in which it was achieved.

Values. Principles. Courage. Faith. Intellect. Integrity. Such are the words that can be attributed to the subjects of this month’s selection of books. The success of the men and women who write and are written about is inspirational because of the manner in which it was achieved.

“Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday,” by Apolo Ohno (hardcover, Atria Books, 2010, 292 pages, $26). The American star of short-track speed skating in three Olympics “shares the inspiring personal story behind his remarkable success,” says the publisher, “as well as the hard-won truths and strategies he has discovered in good times and bad.”

“More Than A Coach: What It Means To Play For Coach, Mentor, And Friend Jim Tressel,” by David Lee Morgan Jr. (hardcover, Triumph Books, 2009, 198 pages; $24.95). In a foreword he wrote for the book, Ohio State’s head football coach, Jim Tressel, illustrates why this book includes so many tributes by former players. “I decided (when I first became a head coach) that our purpose was going to be to help prepare men to live meaningful lives well beyond football.”

“Love Brought Me Back: A Journey of Loss and Gain,” by Natalie Cole, with David Ritz (hardcover, Simon & Schuster, 2010, 166 pages, $23).This is a memoir of recovery by a legendary singer and actress. Cole tells a tale of surviving a life-threatening illness, and, as the publisher explains, she recalls “the story of a death that brought new life.”

“Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind,” by Joyce Meyer (hardcover, Faith Words, 2010, 272 pages, $21.99). “Where the mind goes, the man follows,” says Meyer in her introduction. “I wholeheartedly believe our thoughts ‘lead’ us, charting the course for our lives and pointing us in certain directions that ultimately determine our destinations in life.”

“America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag,” by Sarah Palin (hardcover, HarperCollins Publishers, 2010, 276 pages, $25.99). The former vice presidential candidate and Alaska’s youngest and first female governor demonstrates deeply felt principles and reveals innermost feelings as she allows a look at a woman, the book’s publisher says, “who is not afraid to speak out and defend the American values.”

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass