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Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition)
Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Written by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Preface by Thich Nhat Hanh


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-53693-8 (0-345-53693-2)

The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years

Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Age of Insight
The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
Written by Eric Kandel


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6871-5 (1-4000-6871-1)

A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions—and how mind and brain relate to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Awakening Somatic Intelligence
The Art and Practice of Embodied Mindfulness
Written by Risa F. Kaparo, Ph.D.
Foreword by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and James Oschman, Ph.D


Format: Trade Paperback, 408 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-417-2 (1-58394-417-6)

Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Embodied Mindfulness offers a guide to Somatic Learning, an innovative body-oriented approach that incorporates mindfulness, visualization, breathing exercises, postures, and stretches. Developed by author, psychotherapist, and award-winning songwriter and poet Risa Kaparo, PhD, Somatic Learning is based on leading-edge research demonstrating the power... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Forgiving Self
The Road from Resentment to Connection
Written by Robert Karen, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48874-7 (0-385-48874-2)

Why do we harden our hearts, even against those we want to love? Why do we find it so hard to admit being wrong? Why are the worst grudges the ones we hold against ourselves? Using movies, people in the news, and sessions from his practice, psychologist and award- winning author... Read more >
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Under Deadman's Skin
Discovering the Meaning of Children's Violent Play
Written by Jane Katch


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 18, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3129-2 (0-8070-3129-1)

The five-and six-year-olds in my class have invented a new game they call suicide. I have never seen a game I hate so much in which all the children involved are so happy.

So begins Under Deadman’s Skin, a deceptively simple-and compellingly readable-teachers’ tale. Jane Katch, in the tradition of Vivian Paley... Read more >

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Fire in the Belly
On Being a Man
Written by Sam Keen


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 1, 1992
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-35137-8 (0-553-35137-0)

Fire in the Belly is the seminal study of masculinity that, since its publication in 1991, has become a classic of the Men’s Movement. Keen begins by exploring WOMAN: the “larger-than-life,” “shadowy” psychological construct that influences men’s lives, distinct from real flesh-and-blood women. Proposing that men cannot find themselves without first... Read more >
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Savage Spawn
Reflections on Violent Children
Written by Jonathan Kellerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 18, 1999
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-42939-1 (0-345-42939-7)

In this powerful and disturbing book, a bestselling author and noted child psychologist shines a penetrating light on antisocial youth - kids who kill without remorse - asserting that "psychopathic tendencies begin very early in life, as young as three, and they endure." He examines the origins of psychopathy and the... Read more >
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The Making of the Mind
The Neuroscience of Human Nature
Written by Ronald T. Kellogg


Format: Trade Paperback, 340 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-61614-733-4 (1-61614-733-4)

Using the findings of recent neuroscience, a psychologist reveals what sets humans apart from all other species, offering a fascinating exploration of our marvelous and sometimes frightening cognitive abilities and potentials.

According to human genome research, there is a remarkable degree of overlap in the DNA of humans and chimpanzees. So... Read more >
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Beyond the Influence
Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism
Written by Katherine Ketcham, William F. Asbury, Mel Schulstad and Arthur P. Ciaramicoli


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 4, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38014-9 (0-553-38014-1)

Although alcoholism has been recognized by scientists as a disease rather than a character flaw, proper treatment for this condition is still unavailable to millions. Beyond the Influence offers solutions. This invaluable sourcebook, compiled by top experts in the field of alcohol dependency, clarifies the neurological nature of the disease and... Read more >
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Mountains Beyond Mountains
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
Written by Tracy Kidder


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7301-3 (0-8129-7301-1)

ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Notable book


This paperback edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Selected for Common Reading: 

Colleges & Universities

Adirondack Comm. Coll., Augustana Coll., Austin Coll., Barton Coll., Bernard M. Baruch Coll., CUNY, Berry Coll., Boise State Univ., Boston Coll., Bowdoin Coll., Brandeis Univ., Butler Univ., Bunker Hill Comm. Coll., California... Read more >

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The Psychopath Whisperer
The Science of Those Without Conscience
Written by Kent A. Kiehl, PhD


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3584-4 (0-7704-3584-X)

Psychopaths have been in the spotlight for many years due to headlines and stories in the news and in movies. But why do psychopaths behave the way they do? Is it the result of their environment or is there a genetic component to their lack of conscience?
 
This is the question Dr... Read more >
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Fear and Trembling and The Book on Adler

Written by Soren Kierkegaard


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 10, 1994
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-43130-5 (0-679-43130-6)

Now recognized as one of the nineteenth century's leading psychologists and philosophers, Kierkegaard was among other things the harbinger of exisentialisim. In Fear and Trembling he explores the psychology of religion, addressing the question 'What is Faith?' in terms of the emotional and psychological relationship between the individual and God. But... Read more >

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The Emotional Energy Factor
The Secrets High-Energy People Use to Beat Emotional Fatigue
Written by Mira Kirshenbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50925-7 (0-440-50925-4)

Drawing on nearly three decades of professional experience as a psychotherapist and researcher, Mira Kirshenbaum has developed a bold new program to help raise one's inner energy quotient and keep it high for life. The results are astounding: an aliveness of mind, happiness of heart, and a spirit filled with hope--the... Read more >
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If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him
The Pilgrimage Of Psychotherapy Patients
Written by Sheldon Kopp


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 1, 1982
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-27832-3 (0-553-27832-0)

Using the myths of Gilgamesh, Siddhartha, and the Wife of Bath, and drawing from the works of Buber, Ginsberg, Shakespeare, and Jung, noted psychotherapist Sheldon B. Kopp explores how one’s individual identity builds on the legends and rituals of one’s culture, compounded with the epic of one’s own personal history. Includes... Read more >
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The Shame of the Nation
The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 1, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5245-5 (1-4000-5245-9)

"The Shame of the Nation is a national wake-up call... It should be required reading."--Marian Wright Edelman, CEO and Founder, Children's Defense Fund

Over the last 15 years, the state of inner-city public schools has been in a steep and continuing decline. Since the federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in... Read more >

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Under the Banner of Heaven
A Story of Violent Faith
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 15, 2003
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50951-0 (0-385-50951-0)

**ALA Notable Book, 2003

Krakauer’s previous books have given insight into lives conducted at the outer limits. In Under the Banner of Heaven, he shifts his focus from the extremes of physical adventure to the extremes of religious fundamentalism within American culture.

At the core of Under the Banner of Heaven is a... Read more >

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It's Always Personal
Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace
Written by Anne Kreamer


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7993-0 (0-8129-7993-1)

With women now the majority of the workforce and the lines between office and personal life blurring as never before, the dynamics of work have shifted profoundly. Written by journalist and former corporate executive Anne Kreamer, It's Always Personal combines the latest information on the intricacies of the human brain, candid... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Type Talk at Work (Revised)
How the 16 Personality Types Determine Your Success on the Job
Written by Otto Kroeger, Janet M. Thuesen and Hile Rutledge


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: July 30, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50928-8 (0-440-50928-9)

Type Talk at Work is a revolutionary guide to understanding the workplace and to learning how to apply certain methodologies for optimal efficiency. Now fully revised and updated for its 10th anniversary, this popular classic now features a new chapter on leadership.



"...now fully revised and updated, the book is designed to... Read more >
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Conquering Fear
Living Boldly in an Uncertain World
Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 8, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38589-5 (0-307-38589-2)

From the best-selling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, an illuminating book about fear—and what we can do to overcome it.

An inescapable component of our lives, fear comes in many guises. In uncertain times, coping with these fears can be especially challenging, but in this indispensable book, Harold... Read more >

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Living a Life that Matters

Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 20, 2002
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72094-6 (0-385-72094-7)

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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Knots

Written by R.D. Laing


Format: Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1972
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71776-0 (0-394-71776-7)

A series of dialogue-scenarios, which can be read as poems or plays, describing the "knots" and impasses in various kinds of human relationships. Read more >

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Politics of Experience

Written by R.D. Laing


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 12, 1983
Price: $8.76
ISBN: 978-0-394-71475-2 (0-394-71475-X)

Laing attacks accepted assumptions about the nature of "normality" with a challenging view of the mental sickness built into our society. Read more >

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On Becoming an Artist
Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity
Written by Ellen J. Langer


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

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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Seductive Poison
A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's Temple
Written by Deborah Layton


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 9, 1999
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48984-3 (0-385-48984-6)

Twenty years ago, 913 followers of the Rev. Jim Jones committed suicide in a commune deep in the jungles of Guyana. Seductive Poison is the riveting story of how Layton, a former member of the Peoples Temple and close confidante of Jim Jones, was seduced by this notorious cult, how she... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Worry Cure
Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You
Written by Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 24, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9766-1 (1-4000-9766-5)

For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Robert L. Leahy has successfully helped thousands of people defeat the worry that is holding them back. THE WORRY CURE is a comprehensive approach to help us identify, challenge, and overcome all types of worry, using the most recent research and his more than two... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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