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Gift from the Sea

Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: 01/30/1991
Price: $9.95
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 978-0-679-73241-9

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore, Lindbergh’s musings on the shape of a... Read more >

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How Can I Help?

Ram Dass


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: 03/12/1985
Price: $14.00
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 978-0-394-72947-3

In this practical helper's companion, the authors provide support and inspiration fo us in our efforts as members of the helping professions, as volunteers, as community activists, or simply as friends and family trying to meet each other's needs. Here too are deeply moving personal accounts: A housewife brings zoo animals... Read more >

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Improv Wisdom
Don't Prepare, Just Show Up

Patricia Ryan Madson


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: 05/03/2005
Price: $16.95
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 978-1-4000-8188-2

One of the 50 Best Spiritual Books of 2005, Spirituality & Health magazine
Improv Wisdom teaches us how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to real-life challenges­helping readers to loosen up, think on their feet, and take on everything life has to offer with skill, chutzpah, and a sense of humor.... Read more >

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In Pursuit of Silence
Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise

George Prochnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: 04/05/2011
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3121-2

A brilliant, far-reaching exploration of the frontiers of noise and silence, and the growing war between them.
Between iPods, music-blasting restaurants, earsplitting sports stadiums, and endless air and road traffic, the place for quiet in our lives grows smaller by the day. In Pursuit of Silence gives context to our increasingly desperate... Read more >

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Learned Optimism
How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: 01/03/2006
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7839-4

Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an... Read more >

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Letters to a Young Teacher

Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: 08/05/2008
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 978-0-307-39372-2

“What a wonderful book! Anyone who cares about rebuilding our public education system should read it. I could not put it down!”
—Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University
“This book cuts to the heart of the matter of what it means to be a teacher today. The truth about... Read more >

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Living a Life that Matters

Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: 08/20/2002
Price: $13.95
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 978-0-385-72094-6

Most of us need to feel that we matter in some way; perhaps this explains the high value placed on titles, corner offices, and even fleeting celebrity. But most of us also need to feel that we are good people. In this luminous yet practical book of spiritual advice, Harold Kushner... Read more >

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Mindset
The New Psychology of Success

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: 02/28/2006
Price: $26.00
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6275-1

A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than twenty years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. In Mindset, she argues that it explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic, shaping our goals, our... Read more >

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On Becoming an Artist
Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity

Ellen J. Langer


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: 03/28/2006
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 978-0-345-45630-4

On Becoming an Artist is loaded with good news. Backed by her landmark scientific work on mindfulness and artistic nature, bestselling author and Harvard psychologist Ellen J. Langer shows us that creativity is not a rare gift that only some special few are born with, but rather an integral part of... Read more >

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Teach with Your Heart
Lessons I Learned from the Freedom Writers

Erin Gruwell


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: 01/09/2007
Price: $23.95
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1583-0

In this memoir and call to arms, Erin Gruwell, the dynamic young teacher who nurtured a remarkable group of high school students from Long Beach, California, who called themselves the Freedom Writers, picks up where The Freedom Writers Diary (and the movie The Freedom Writers) end and catches the reader up... Read more >

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The End of Your Life Book Club

Will Schwalbe


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: 06/04/2013
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-307-73978-0

During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Once, by chance, they read the same book at the same time—and an informal book club of two... Read more >

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The Light of Conscience
How a Simple Act Can Change Your Life

Bill Shore


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: 08/09/2005
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7363-1

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