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Angry Men, Passive Men
Understanding the Roots of Men's Anger and How to Move Beyond It
Written by Marvin Allen

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 10, 1994
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90811-2 (0-449-90811-9)

Nationally known therapist Marvin Allen explores the root causes of men’s emotional problems and offers a comprehensive solution to restore their sense of joy and well-being: men working together in therapy groups.

Drawing on the life stories of scores of men, as well as the author’s own personal experience, this landmark... Read more >

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The Power of Divine Eros
The Illuminating Force of Love in Everyday Life
Written by A. H. Almaas and Karen Johnson

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-083-8 (1-61180-083-8)

Most spiritual teachings take the position that desire, wanting, and passion are opposed to the spiritual path. The concern is that engaging in desire will take you more into the world, into the mundane, into the physical, and into egoic life. And for most people, that is exactly what happens. The... Read more >
Also available as a audio CD.

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The Basic Works of Aristotle

Written by Aristotle
Edited by Richard McKeon
Introduction by C.D.C. Reeve

Format: Trade Paperback, 1520 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75799-0 (0-375-75799-6)

Preserved by Arabic mathematicians and canonized by Christian scholars, Aristotle’s works have shaped Western thought, science, and religion for nearly two thousand years. Richard McKeon’s The Basic Works of Aristotle–constituted out of the definitive Oxford translation and in print as a Random House hardcover for sixty years–has long been considered the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Spiral Staircase
My Climb Out of Darkness
Written by Karen Armstrong

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 22, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72127-1 (0-385-72127-7)

Karen Armstrong begins this spellbinding story of her spiritual journey with her departure in 1969 from the Roman Catholic convent she had entered seven years before—hoping, but ultimately failing, to find God. She knew almost nothing of the changed world to which she was returning and she was tormented by panic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Poetics of Reverie

Written by Gaston Bachelard

Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 1971
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6413-9 (0-8070-6413-0)

In this, his last significant work, an admired French philosopher provides extraordinary meditations on the relation between the imagining consciousness and the world, positing the notion of reverie as its most dynamic point of reference. Read more >

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Order Without Power
An Introduction to Anarchism: History and Current Challenges
Written by Normand Baillargeon

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-471-8 (1-60980-471-6)

With the rise of the global protestor–from Arab Spring to the Occupy movement–the term “anarchist” has been littered throughout mainstream media as never before. But just as frequently, its definition is skewed or left wanting: anarchists are painted as nihilists, supporters of chaos, or even terrorists.

In Order without Power, an informative... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How to Live
Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Written by Sarah Bakewell

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-483-2 (1-59051-483-1)

Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography
An Outstanding Academic Title of 2011 — Choice Magazine

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love–such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Irrational Man
A Study in Existential Philosophy
Written by William Barrett

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 1, 1962
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-03138-7 (0-385-03138-6)

Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist Philosophy, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett discusses the views of 19th and 20th century existentialists Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre and interprets the impact of their thinking on literature, art, and philosophy. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The European Philosophers from Descartes to Nietzsche

Edited by Monroe Beardsley

Format: Trade Paperback, 944 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75804-1 (0-375-75804-6)

“Between the earliest and the latest of the works included here, we have two hundred and fifty years of vigorous and adventurous philosophizing,” Monroe Beardsley writes in his Introduction to this collection. “If the modern period can be only vaguely or arbitrarily bounded, it can at least be studied, and we... Read more >

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In Praise of Nepotism
A History of Family Enterprise from King David to George W. Bush
Written by Adam Bellow

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 13, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49389-5 (0-385-49389-4)

Nepotism is one of those social habits we all claim to deplore in America; it offends our sense of fair play and our pride in living in a meritocracy. But somehow nepotism prevails; we all want to help our own and a quick glance around reveals any number of successful families... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Moral Choice in Public and Private Life
Written by Sissela Bok

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 1999
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70528-1 (0-375-70528-7)

In this penetrating and thoughtful addition to the growing national debate over public and private morality, Bok looks at lying and deception in government, medicine, law, academia, journalism, in the family, and between friends in the light of history, psychology and ethical theory.

"A rare achievement. By bringing ethical theory and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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An Anxious Age
The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America
Written by Joseph Bottum

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51881-9 (0-385-51881-1)

Do not order before March 1, 2014

We live in a profoundly spiritual age, but not in any good way. Huge swaths of American culture are driven by manic spiritual anxiety and relentless supernatural worry. Radicals and traditionalists, liberals and conservatives, together with politicians, artists, environmentalists, followers of food fads, and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall

Written by Sir Thomas Browne
Edited by Stephen Greenblatt and Ramie Targoff

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-488-3 (1-59017-488-7)

Sir Thomas Browne is one of the supreme stylists of the English language: a coiner of words and spinner of phrases of a near Shakespearean fecundity; the wielder of a weird and wonderful erudition; an inquiring spirit in the mold of Montaigne. Browne was an inspiration to Samuel Taylor Coleridge and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Art of Lying Down
A Guide to Horizontal Living
Written by Bernd Brunner
Translated by Lori Lantz

Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-309-0 (1-61219-309-9)

We spend a good third of our lives lying down: sleeping, dreaming, making love, thinking, reading, and getting well. Bernd Brunner’s ode to lying down is a rich exploration of cultural history and an entertaining collection of tales, ranging from the history of the mattress to the “slow living movement” to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Letters of Martin Buber

Written by Martin Buber

Format: eBook, 736 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5013-2 (0-8041-5013-3)

“No matter how brilliant it may be, the human intellect that wishes to keep to a plane above the events of the day is not really alive,” wrote Martin Buber in 1932. The correspondence of Martin Buber reveals a personality passionately involved in all the cultural and political events of his... Read more >

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Occupy Spirituality
A Radical Vision for a New Generation
Written by Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox
Afterword by Lama Surya Das
Foreword by Mona Eltahawy and Andrew Harvey

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-685-5 (1-58394-685-3)

The Occupy Wall Street movement and protest movements around the world are evidence of a new era of intergenerational activists seeking deeper spiritual meaning in their quest for peace and justice.

This book is a call to action for a new era of spirituality-infused activism. Authors Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox encourage... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Pilgrim's Progress and Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Written by John Bunyan

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72568-5 (0-375-72568-7)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

Now available together in a single volume, these two classics were written by seventeenth-century England’s most famous prisoner of conscience, Baptist John Bunyan (1628–1688). Imprisoned for twelve years for his preaching, he wrote first a dramatic allegory of Christian life and followed it with the compelling story of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Fall

Written by Albert Camus

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 1991
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72022-5 (0-679-72022-7)

Mordant, brilliant, elegantly styled, The Fall is a novel of the conscience of modern man in the face of evil. In a seedy bar in Amsterdam, Clamence, an expatriate Frenchman, indulges in a calculated confession. He recalls his past life as a respected Parisian lawyer, a champion of noble causes, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lyrical and Critical Essays

Written by Albert Camus

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1970
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-70852-2 (0-394-70852-0)

Edited by Philip Thody, translated by Ellen Conroy Kennedy.

"Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus' three little volumes of essays, plus a selection of his critical comments on literature and his own place in it. As might be expected, the main interest of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Rebel
An Essay on Man in Revolt
Written by Albert Camus

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 1, 1992
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73384-3 (0-679-73384-1)

Camus' major essay on the nature and origins of rebellion demonstrates how revolution, by its very nature, inevitably leads to a new tyranny.  For Camus, the urge to rebel is manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Thank You and Ok!
An American Zen Failure in Japan
Written by David Chadwick

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-470-9 (1-59030-470-5)

David Chadwick began his Zen study under the legendary Japanese master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1966. Much later, Suzuki Roshi’s successor said of Chadwick: “Years of expensive Zen training gone to waste.”

In 1988 Chadwick flew to Japan to begin a four-year period of voluntary exile and remedial education. In THANK YOU... Read more >

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Final Exam
A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality
Written by Pauline W. Chen

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27537-0 (0-307-27537-X)

A brilliant transplant surgeon brings compassion and narrative drama to the fearful reality that every doctor must face: the inevitability of mortality.

When Pauline Chen began medical school, she dreamed of saving lives. What she could not predict was how much death would be a part of her work. Almost immediately, she... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital

Written by Vivek Chibber

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-976-8 (1-84467-976-4)

Postcolonial theory has become enormously influential as a framework for understanding the Global South. It is also a school of thought popular because of its rejection of the supposedly universalizing categories of the Enlightenment. In this devastating critique, mounted on behalf of the radical Enlightenment tradition, Vivek Chibber offers the most... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Living Beautifully
with Uncertainty and Change
Written by Pema Chodron

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-076-0 (1-61180-076-5)

Is it possible to live well when the very ground we stand on is shaky? Yes, says everyone’s favorite Buddhist nun, it’s even possible to live beautifully, compassionately, and happily on shaky ground–and the secret is: the ground is always shaky. Pema shows how using a traditional Buddhist practice called the... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Why Is God Laughing?
The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism
Written by Deepak Chopra
Foreword by Mike Myers

Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 3, 2008
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-40888-4 (0-307-40888-4)

In this refreshing new take on spirituality, bestselling author Deepak Chopra uses a fictional tale of a comedian and his unlikely mentor to show us a path back to hope, joy, and even enlightenment—with a lot of laughter along the way.

Meet Mickey Fellows. A successful L.A. comedian, he’s just a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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