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The Happiness Advantage
The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
Written by Shawn Achor

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59154-8 (0-307-59154-9)

Ambitions in life seems predicated on the formula that if we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, then we would be happy. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that we have it backward: Happiness fuels success, not the... Read more >

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Deep Play

Written by Diane Ackerman

Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77135-7 (0-679-77135-2)

With A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman let her free-ranging intellect loose on the natural world.  Now in Deep Play she tackles the realm of creativity, by exploring one of the most essential aspects of our characters: the abitlity to play.

"Deep play" is that more intensified form of play that... Read more >
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A Slender Thread
Rediscovering Hope at the Heart of Crisis
Written by Diane Ackerman

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1998
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77133-3 (0-679-77133-6)

In this intimate and compassionate record of her service as a counselor on a suicide and crisis hotline, the bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses turns her attention to the troubled lives of those suffering from what she calls the “small demonology of our age”—anxiety, depression, and all... Read more >
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Letters from Vietnam
Voices of War
Written by Bill Adler

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: October 26, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-46390-6 (0-345-46390-0)

Letters from Vietnam collects the unadorned voices of men and women who fought -- and, in some cases, fell -- in America’s most controversial war.

Collected into this one volume are the personal, and varying, accounts of American soldiers who fought on the frontlines. Here are the early days of the fight... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ordinary Recovery
Mindfulness, Addiction, and the Path of Lifelong Sobriety
Written by William Alexander
Foreword by Kevin Griffin

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-828-8 (1-59030-828-X)

The key to ongoing freedom from alcoholism or any other kind of addiction is right before us, here and now, in the ordinary and perfect present moment. The problem is that addictions are often the result of our efforts to escape living in the present in the first place. Bill Alexander’s... Read more >

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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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Sexual Metamorphosis
An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs
Edited by Jonathan Ames

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3014-9 (1-4000-3014-5)

But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman. Case 129, Autobiography, from Psychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic Study by Richard Von Krafft-Ebing

At the time the passage above was written, people who felt trapped in the... Read more >
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Buddhist Practice on Western Ground
Reconciling Eastern Ideals and Western Psychology
Written by Harvey Aronson

Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-093-0 (1-59030-093-9)

This is the first book to offer Buddhist meditators a comprehensive and sympathetic examination of the differences between Asian and Western cultural and spiritual values. Harvey B. Aronson, a psychotherapist in private practice and a Buddhist meditation teacher, presents a constructive and practical assessment of common conflicts experiences by Westerners who... Read more >

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Calling the Circle
The First and Future Culture
Written by Christina Baldwin

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 2, 1998
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37900-6 (0-553-37900-3)

A key resource for the rapidly growing "circle movement," this guidebook--extensively revised since its 1994 small-press edition--provides social workers with a powerful tool based on the ancient ritual of communication while sitting around a circle. Baldwin gives comprehensive instructions on using circles for mutual support, teamwork, and social change, as well... Read more >
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Hidden Biases of Good People
Written by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-80464-5 (0-553-80464-2)

I know my own mind.
I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way.

These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity... Read more >
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Comfortably Numb
How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation
Written by Charles Barber

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27495-3 (0-307-27495-0)

American doctors dispense approximately 230 million antidepressant prescriptions every year, more than any other class of medication. Charles Barber explores this disturbing phenomenon, examining the ways in which pharmaceutical companies first create the need for a drug and then rush to fill it. Most importantly, he convincingly argues that, without an... Read more >
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Toward a Spiritual Psychotherapy
Soul as a Dimension of Experience
Written by Hunter Beaumont, Ph.D.
Foreword by John B. Cobb, Jr.

Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-370-0 (1-58394-370-6)

Toward a Spiritual Psychotherapy collects a series of lectures presented by psychologist Hunter Beaumont over a 10-year period. Covering such themes as relationships, family, healing, grief, mourning, and death, the book features case stories that demonstrate clients’ healing experiences.

Practicing in Germany for the past 30 years, Hunter Beaumont has had... Read more >
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Finding Your Own North Star
Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live
Written by Martha Beck

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: January 29, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-3218-8 (0-8129-3218-8)

“Explorers depend on the North Star when there are no other landmarks in sight. The same relationship exists between you and your right life, the ultimate realization of your potential for happiness. I believe that a knowledge of that perfect life sits inside you just as the North Star sits in... Read more >
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Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain
How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves
Written by Sharon Begley

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: November 20, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-47989-1 (0-345-47989-0)

Is it really possible to change the structure and function of the brain, and in so doing alter how we think and feel? The answer is a resounding yes. In late 2004, leading Western scientists joined the Dalai Lama at his home in Dharamsala, India, to address this very question--and in... Read more >
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The Medication Generation Grows Up
Written by Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0134-9 (0-8070-0134-1)

Over the last two decades, we have seen a dramatic spike in the number of young people taking psychiatric medication--but, despite a heated debate on the issue, we haven’t heard directly from the “medicated kids” themselves. In Dosed, Kaitlin Bell Barnett, who was diagnosed with depression as a teenager, weaves together... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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 >
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Emotional Alchemy
How the Mind Can Heal the Heart
Written by Tara Bennett-Goleman

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: January 22, 2002
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-609-80903-7 (0-609-80903-2)

“May this very important and enticing book find its way into the hearts of readers near and far so that it can perform its mysterious and healing alchemy for the benefit of all.”—John Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

The... Read more >
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Games People Play
The basic handbook of transactional analysis.
Written by Eric Berne, M.D.

Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 27, 1996
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-41003-0 (0-345-41003-3)

Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions. More than five million copies later, Dr. Eric Berne’s classic is as astonishing–and revealing–as it was on the day it was first published. This anniversary edition features a new introduction by... Read more >

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The Uses of Enchantment
The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales
Written by Bruno Bettelheim

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-73963-6 (0-307-73963-5)

Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development.

Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, from the tales of Sindbad to “The... Read more >
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The Body Has a Mind of Its Own
How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better
Written by Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7527-7 (0-8129-7527-8)

Your body has a mind of its own. You can sense it, even though it may be hard to articulate. You know that your body is more than a vehicle for your brain to cruise around in, but how deeply are mind and body truly interwoven?

Answers can be found in the... Read more >
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David's Inferno
My Journey Through the Dark Wood of Depression
Written by David Blistein
Foreword by Ken Burns

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-57826-429-2 (1-57826-429-4)

David’s Inferno combines intensely personal reminiscences of a two-year nervous breakdown with contemporary insights on how manic-depression manifests and how it is diagnosed and treated. Author David Blistein shares his experiences to shed light on the darkness of depression for both patients and psychologists.

Millions of people suffer from major depressive episodes... Read more >
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Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude
Written by Amy Bloom

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3244-0 (1-4000-3244-X)

Amy Bloom has won a devoted readership and wide critical acclaim for fiction of rare humor, insight, grace, and eloquence, and the same qualities distinguish Normal, her first full-length work of nonfiction. In Normal, the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award finalist explores sex and gender through portraits... Read more >
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On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation
Written by Sissela Bok

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 17, 1989
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72473-5 (0-679-72473-7)

In this "distinguished and necessary book" (The New York Times Book Review) Bok discusses the ethical issues raised by secrets and secrecy in government, science, public affairs, family life, psychotherapy and the confessional.

Under what circumstances is it wrong to pry into secrets?
Are there times when a promise of secrecy must be... Read more >
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Reclaiming and Healing Your Inner Child
Written by John Bradshaw

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 1, 1992
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-35389-1 (0-553-35389-6)

Bradshaw's Homecoming is a call for the recognition and treatment of the damaged inner child--the core self with which all are born and which is damaged and hidden when the growing child adapts to life in a dysfunctional family. Read more >
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Reclaiming Virtue
How We Can Develop the Moral Intelligence to Do the Right Thing at the Right Time for the Right Reason
Written by John Bradshaw

Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-09592-0 (0-553-09592-7)

In his groundbreaking New York Times bestselling books and compelling PBS specials, John Bradshaw transformed our understanding of the family and became a dominant figure in the field of addiction and recovery. Now he brings together a lifetime of experience and teaching to redefine virtue—how we learn it and live it—for... Read more >
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