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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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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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January 20, 2015
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How to Fly a Horse
The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
Written by Kevin Ashton


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53859-6 (0-385-53859-6)

As a technology pioneer at MIT and as the leader of three successful start-ups, Kevin Ashton experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative twenty years in the making, Ashton leads us on a journey through humanity’s greatest creations to uncover the surprising truth behind... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Asperger Syndrome: The OASIS Guide, Revised Third Edition
Advice, Inspiration, Insight, and Hope, from Early Intervention to Adulthood
Written by Patricia Romanowski Bashe


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34465-4 (0-385-34465-1)

Since 2001, The OASIS Guide has been the reliable, comprehensive, authoritative guide to Asperger syndrome. This fully revised, updated, and expanded edition captures the latest in research, strategies, and parenting wisdom, and delivers it all in the empathetic, practical, and hope-filled style The OASIS Guide is famous for. Author Patricia Romanowski... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dosed
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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The Autism Puzzle
Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates
Written by Brita Belli


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-391-9 (1-60980-391-4)

Belli moves beyond the distractions of the vaccine debate and presents compelling evidence that exposure to heavy metals and other chemicals, when paired with genetic susceptibilities, impacts the brain development of children.

The alarming spike in autism in recent years has sent doctors and parents on a search for answers. And while... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Maximum Brainpower
Challenging the Brain for Health and Wisdom
Written by Shlomo Breznitz and Collins Hemingway


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-52615-1 (0-345-52615-5)

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The Female Brain

Written by Louann Brizendine, M.D.


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 1, 2006
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2009-4 (0-7679-2009-0)

While doing research as a medical student at Yale and then as a resident and faculty member at Harvard, Louann Brizendine discovered that almost all of the clinical data in existence on neurology, psychology, and neurobiology focused exclusively on males. In response to the overwhelming need for information on the female... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Male Brain

Written by Louann Brizendine, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2754-3 (0-7679-2754-0)

From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up. Dr. Brizendine draws upon the latest scientific breakthroughs to show how, through every phase of life, the “male reality” is fundamentally different from the female one. Following the male brain from infancy... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Male Brain

Written by Louann Brizendine, M.D.


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2753-6 (0-7679-2753-2)

From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up. Dr. Brizendine draws upon the latest scientific breakthroughs to show how, through every phase of life, the “male reality” is fundamentally different from the female one. Following the male brain from infancy... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Social Animal
The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
Written by David Brooks


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7937-4 (0-8129-7937-0)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life. This is the story of how success... Read more >

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13 Things that Don't Make Sense
The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
Written by Michael Brooks


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27881-4 (0-307-27881-6)

Spanning disciplines from biology to cosmology, chemistry to psychology to physics, Michael Brooks thrillingly captures the excitement of scientific discovery.

Science’ s best-kept secret is this: even today, ther eare experimental results that the most brilliant scientists cannot explain. In the past, similar “anomalies” have revolutionized our world. If history is any... Read more >

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Through the Glass Wall
A Therapist's Lifelong Journey to Reach the Children of Autism
Written by Howard Buten, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 1, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38232-7 (0-553-38232-2)

A remarkable testament of hope and love, these pages recount Howard Buten’s lifelong journey working with autistic children. For three decades his pioneering, often controversial approaches have enabled him to gain access to their strange and
solitary universe—a universe he shares in a book that is unlike any you’ve ever read... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Within Reason
Rationality and Human Behavior
Written by Donald Calne


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2000
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70322-5 (0-375-70322-5)

Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience have revolutionized our understanding of the human mind and human cognition. But what implications do these new findings have for the place of reason--long considered the crowning human faculty that ensured transcendent purpose--in human life? This is the profoundly important question Donald Calne, a leading neurologist and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Flock
The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality
Written by Joan Frances Casey and Lynn Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 26, 1992
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90732-0 (0-449-90732-5)

When Joan Frances Casey "awoke" on the ledge of a building ready to jump, she did not know how she had gotten there. It wasn't the first time she had blanked out.

After only a few sessions with Lynn Wilson, an experienced psychiatric social worker, Casey discovered she had MPD--Multiple Personality... Read more >

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The Invisible Gorilla
How Our Intuitions Deceive Us
Written by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45966-4 (0-307-45966-7)

In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology’s most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: Our minds don’t work the way we think they do. We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Most Human Human
What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive
Written by Brian Christian


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47670-8 (0-307-47670-7)

Each year, the AI community convenes to administer the famous (and famously controversial) Turing test, pitting sophisticated software programs against humans to determine if a computer can “think.” The machine that most often fools the judges wins the Most Human Computer Award. But there is also a prize, strange and intriguing... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Where Is the Mango Princess?
A Journey Back From Brain Injury
Written by Cathy Crimmins


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70442-0 (0-375-70442-6)

Humorist Cathy Crimmins has written a deeply personal, wrenching, and often hilarious account of the effects of traumatic brain injury, not only on the victim, in this case her husband, but on the family.

When her husband Alan is injured in a speedboat accident, Cathy Crimmins reluctantly assumes the role of caregiver... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Self Comes to Mind
Constructing the Conscious Brain
Written by Antonio Damasio


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47495-7 (0-307-47495-X)

A leading neuroscientist explores with authority, with imagination, and with unparalleled mastery how the brain constructs the mind and how the brain makes that mind conscious.

Antonio Damasio has spent the past thirty years researching and and revealing how the brain works. Here, in his most ambitious and stunning work yet, he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Age of Empathy
Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society
Written by Frans de Waal


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-40777-1 (0-307-40777-2)

Selected for Montana State University's Common Reading Program, 2010

"An important and timely message about the biological roots of human kindness."
—Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape

Are we our brothers' keepers? Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Written by Charles Duhigg


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8160-5 (0-8129-8160-X)

Selected for common reading at Babson College

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.

Marketers at Procter... Read more >

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Incognito
The Secret Lives of the Brain
Written by David Eagleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38992-3 (0-307-38992-8)

If the conscious mind—the part you consider to be you--is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?

In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate its surprising mysteries. Why can your foot move halfway to the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Incognito
The Secret Lives of the Brain
Written by David Eagleman


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37733-3 (0-307-37733-4)

If the conscious mind—the part you consider to be you—is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?

In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries: Why can your foot move halfway to the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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You Are Here
Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall
Written by Colin Ellard


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3075-8 (0-7679-3075-4)

An eye-opening exploration of the intriguing and often counter-intuitive science of human navigation and experience of place.

In the age of GPS and iPhones, human beings it would seem have mastered the art of direction, but does the need for these devices signal something else—that as a species we are actually hopelessly... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.


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January 6, 2015
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Mindwise
Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want
Written by Nicholas Epley


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74356-5 (0-307-74356-X)

Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals instead? Why do we talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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