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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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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Rooms of Heaven

Written by Mary Allen


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 11, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77656-7 (0-679-77656-7)

“A love story, a memoir, a haunting tale of grief and healing. This book is all that and more.” —Chicago Tribune

In the tradition of Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted and Caroline Knapp's Drinking: A Love Story, Mary Allen tells a riveting love story that explores the uncharted territory between passion and addiction... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness
Written by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: December 31, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-2998-0 (0-8129-2998-5)

In this breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Here are just a few of neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen's surprising--and effective--"brain prescriptions" that can... 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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hello Cruel World
101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws
Written by Kate Bornstein
Foreword by Sara Quin


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 2, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-720-6 (1-58322-720-2)

Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Endgame
Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
Written by Frank Brady


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46391-3 (0-307-46391-5)

Endgame is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady’s decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent—and confounding descent—of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer. Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Outward Room

Written by Millen Brand
Afterword by Peter Cameron


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-359-6 (1-59017-359-7)

The Outward Room is a rediscovered classic of American literature, a book about a young woman’s journey from madness to self-discovery that is as immediate and moving today as when it first appeared in 1937. Having suffered a nervous breakdown after her younger brother’s death in a car accident, Harriet Demuth... Read more >
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Soul Repair
Recovering from Moral Injury after War
Written by Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2912-1 (0-8070-2912-2)

Although veterans make up only 7 percent of the U.S. population, they account for an alarming 20 percent of all suicides. And though treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder has undoubtedly alleviated suffering and allowed many service members returning from combat to transition to civilian life, the suicide rate for veterans under... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Soul Repair
Recovering from Moral Injury after War
Written by Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini


Format: Hardcover, 174 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2907-7 (0-8070-2907-6)

The first book to explore the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities.

Although veterans make up only 7 percent of the U.S. population, they account for an alarming 20 percent of all suicides. And though treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder has undoubtedly alleviated suffering... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Healing Power of the Breath
Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions
Written by Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbarg


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-902-5 (1-59030-902-2)

Millions of Americans suffer from mood problems and stress-related issues including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and trauma-induced emotions and behaviors; and most would prefer not to take medication for their conditions due to troublesome side effects, withdrawal symptoms, and disappointing success rates.

Drs. Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg provide a... Read more >

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You Are What You Say
The Proven Program that Uses the Power of Language to Combat Stress, Anger, and Depression
Written by Matthew Budd, M.D. and Larry Rothstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 268 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-2962-1 (0-8129-2962-4)

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Mood
The Key to Understanding Ourselves and Others
Written by Patrick M. Burke


Format: Trade Paperback, 275 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-833-1 (1-61614-833-0)

This book examines the central role that mood plays in determining our outlook on life and our ability to cope with its challenges. The central theme is that mood determines how we are tuned to the world. Tuning emerges over the course of our earliest development as environmental and genetic influences... 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 Long Walk
A Story of War and the Life That Follows
Written by Brian Castner


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95087-1 (0-307-95087-5)

Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them in Iraq as the head of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit. Whenever IEDs were discovered, he and his men would lead the way in either disarming the deadly devices or searching through rubble and remains for clues... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World

Written by Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, M.D.


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2064-3 (0-7679-2064-3)

Blending common sense and modern psychiatry, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World applies Buddhist tradition to twenty-first-century struggles in a relevant way. The result is a wise approach to dealing with human problems that is both optimistic and realistic, even in the most challenging times.

How can we expect to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Writing as a Way of Healing
How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives
Written by Louise Desalvo


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 17, 2000
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7243-1 (0-8070-7243-5)

In this inspiring book, based on her twenty years of research, highly acclaimed author and teacher Louise DeSalvo reveals the healing power of writing. DeSalvo shows how anyone can use writing as a way to heal the emotional and physical wounds that are an inevitable part of life. Contrary to what... Read more >

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The Year of Magical Thinking

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7843-1 (1-4000-7843-1)

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage—and a life, in good times and bad—that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

“Thrilling . ... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Year of Magical Thinking

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4314-9 (1-4000-4314-X)

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage—and a life, in good times and bad—that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

Several days before... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Brilliant Madness
Living with Manic Depressive Illness
Written by Patty Duke
Contribution by Gloria Hochman


Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 4, 1997
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-56072-5 (0-553-56072-7)

In A Brilliant Madness Patty Duke joins with medical reporter Gloria Hochman to shed light on this powerful, paradoxical, and destructive illness. From the personal experience of living with manic-depressive disorder to the latest findings on its most effective treatments, this compassionate and eloquent book provides profound insight into the challenge... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Guiding Your Child Through Grief

Written by James P. Emswiler and Mary Ann Emswiler


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 1, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38025-5 (0-553-38025-7)

Guiding Your Child Through Grief, by the founders of the New England Center for Loss & Transition and The Cove-a highly praised program for grieving children, takes away the uncertainty and helpless feelings we commonly feel as we reach out to children who mourn.

This caring and compassionate guide offers expert... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Fatal Englishman
Three Short Lives
Written by Sebastian Faulks


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72744-3 (0-375-72744-2)

In The Fatal Englishman, his first work of nonfiction, Sebastian Faulks explores the lives of three remarkable men. Each had the seeds of greatness; each was a beacon to his generation and left something of value behind; yet each one died tragically young.

Christopher Wood, only twenty-nine when he killed himself, was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Moodswing
Dr. Fieve on Depression: The Eminent Psychiatrist Who Pioneered the Use of Lithium in America Reveals a Revolutionary New Way to Prevent Depression
Written by Ronald Fieve


Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 1, 1989
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-27983-2 (0-553-27983-1)

Fifteen years ago, this groundbreaking book provided new hope for those whose lives were devastated by moodswings and depression.

Now, in this newly revised and updated edition, Dr. Ronald R. Fieve, the pioneer in the treatment of depression in America, offers an even brighter prognosis. Major advances in drug therapy have... Read more >

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Your Voice in My Head
A Memoir
Written by Emma Forrest


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-540-2 (1-59051-540-4)

Emma Forrest, a British journalist, was just twenty-two and living the fast life in New York City when she realized that her quirks had gone beyond eccentricity. In a cycle of loneliness, damaging relationships, and destructive behavior, she found herself in the chair of a slim, balding, and effortlessly optimistic psychiatrist–a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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