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Dying to Win
The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism
Written by Robert Pape


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 25, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7338-9 (0-8129-7338-0)

Suicide terrorism is rising around the world, but there is great confusion as to why. In this paradigm-shifting analysis, University of Chicago political scientist Robert Pape has collected groundbreaking evidence to explain the strategic, social, and individual factors responsible for this growing threat.

One of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Turning Stones
My Days and Nights with Children at Risk A Caseworker's Story
Written by Marc Parent


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 27, 1998
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91235-5 (0-449-91235-3)

These are the riveting and disturbing true stories of a child welfare caseworker's years on the job. For four years, Marc Parent was a respected case worker in New York City's Emergency Children's Services, a city agency created to investigate cases of abused children. Parent was devoted, and witnessed bravery as... Read more >

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Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps
How We're Different and What to Do About It
Written by Allan Pease and Barbara Pease


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 19, 2001
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0763-7 (0-7679-0763-9)

Drawing on current research in evolutionary psychology and biology, Barbara and Allan Pease put forth a compelling, controversial, and clever argument-that men and women are, indeed, born different and, as such, are different.

Supported by research cited in their book, they suggest that who we are and what we are capable... Read more >
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The Definitive Book of Body Language

Written by Barbara Pease and Allan Pease


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: July 25, 2006
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-80472-0 (0-553-80472-3)

Available for the first time in the United States, this international bestseller reveals the secrets of nonverbal communication in a straightforward and accessible manner.

It is a scientific fact that people’s gestures give away their true intentions. Yet most people don’t know how to read body language–and don’t realize how their own... Read more >
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A World Waiting to Be Born
Civility Rediscovered
Written by M. Scott Peck


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 1, 1994
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37317-2 (0-553-37317-X)

This work by M. Scott Peck, M.D., offers a prescription for a deeply ailing society.

Peck recognizes society's illness as its Incivility--morally destructive patterns of self-absorption, callousness, manipulativeness, and materialism so ingrained in our routine behavior that we do not even recognize them.

Using examples from his own life, case histories, and... Read more >
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The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery
A Practical Guide to Regaining Control over Your Life
Written by Lawrence Peltz


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-918-6 (1-59030-918-9)

Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. Because at the heart of addiction is the fear of painful emotional states, addicts compulsively seek drugs and alcohol to... Read more >

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The Beast in the Nursery
On Curiosity and Other Appetites
Written by Adam Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 1999
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70047-7 (0-375-70047-1)

A New York Times Notable BookIn four interrelated essays, Adam Phillips arrives at startling new insights into issues that preoccupied Freud, showing in the process that far from having lost its relevance, psychoanalysis is still one of our most incisive tools for the exploration of the human psyche and its possibilities... Read more >
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Houdini's Box
The Art of Escape
Written by Adam Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70623-3 (0-375-70623-2)

In Houdini’s Box, internationally acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips analyzes four examples of escape: a young girl who hides from others by closing her eyes; a grown man pathologically incapable of maintaining a relationship; Emily Dickinson, who lived a hermit’s solitude the final twenty years of her life; and Harry Houdini, the... Read more >
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Hunger Pains

Written by Mary Pipher, Ph.d.


Format: Trade Paperback, 138 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 21, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-41393-2 (0-345-41393-8)

In Hunger Pains Dr. Mary Pipher offers advice, counsel, and practical solutions for young women dealing with eating disorders and other problems. The rates of anorexia, bulimia, and depression for women are the highest they have ever been; signs show that the age of women susceptible to these problems is decreasing... Read more >

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One and the Same
My Life as an Identical Twin and What I've Learned About Everyone's Struggle to Be Singular
Written by Abigail Pogrebin


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27962-0 (0-307-27962-6)

Journalist Abigail Pogrebin is many things—wife, mother, New Yorker—but the one that has defined her most profoundly is “identical twin.” As children, she and her sister, Robin, were inseparable. But when Robin began to pull away as an adult, Abigail was left to wonder not only why, but also about the... Read more >
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Gestalt Therapy Integrated
Contours of Theory & Practice
Written by Erving Polster and Miriam Polster


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 1974
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-71006-8 (0-394-71006-1)

The first book to explain the fundamentals of the behavioral theory that is based on an integrated view of the personality, this book is both a theoretical and a practical guide for the student and professional.

"Erudite, yet clinically comprehensive and practical."--Milton M. Berger, M.D., Dir. of Research and Training, South Psychiatric... Read more >

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A Matter of Dignity
Changing the World of the Disabled
Written by Andrew Potok


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38124-5 (0-553-38124-5)

Acclaimed author Andrew Potok examines an ongoing revolution in how we think about disabilities and the millions of Americans who have physical and mental disabilities.

Rather than the old stereotype of disability as damage, as a problem that needs to be fixed with paternalistic "help", the disabled themselves are seeking as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Impossible Exile
Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
Written by George Prochnik


Format: Hardcover, 408 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-612-6 (1-59051-612-5)

By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual and a lover of all the arts, high and low. Yet after Hitler’s rise to... Read more >
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In Pursuit of Silence
Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise
Written by George Prochnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3121-2 (0-7679-3121-1)

A brilliant, far-reaching exploration of the frontiers of noise and silence, and the growing war between them.

Between iPods, music-blasting restaurants, earsplitting sports stadiums, and endless air and road traffic, the place for quiet in our lives grows smaller by the day. In Pursuit of Silence gives context to our increasingly desperate... Read more >
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Shadow Syndromes
The Mild Forms of Major Mental Disorders That Sabotage Us
Written by John J. Ratey, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 1, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37959-4 (0-553-37959-3)

Millions of people who attribute their daily life problems to bad parents or low self-esteem or lack of will power are in fact struggling with a shadow syndrome. Chronic sadness, obsessiveness, outbursts of anger, the inability to finish tasks, disabling discomfort in social situations - these and other problems are all... Read more >

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Breaking Down is Waking up
The connection between psychological distress and spiritual awakening
Written by Russell Razzaque


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-78028-803-1 (1-78028-803-4)

Razzaque explores an entirely new way of understanding psychological and mental distress based on clinical case studies from a mental hospital. His extraordinary conclusion: mental illness can be a form of spiritual awakening. The book describes new forms of treatment for mental illness inspired by Eastern approaches and centering, in particular... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Radical Distortion
How Emotions Warp What We Hear
Written by John W. Reich


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-1-61614-658-0 (1-61614-658-3)

A Choice 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
 
An insightful discussion of the social-science research on the decision-making processes to help us overcome the biases that divide us. Our social unity is under attack from extremists on opposite sides of the political spectrum. Often the loudest and most influential public voices today are also... Read more >
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Souls in the Hands of a Tender God
Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets
Written by Craig Rennebohm


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2009
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0043-4 (0-8070-0043-4)

Since 1987, Craig Rennebohm has ministered to people who are homeless and struggling with mental illness. In Souls in the Hands of a Tender God, he tells the evocative stories of those who desperately need psychiatric, psychological, and spiritual support, like Mary, who surrounds herself with bulging trash bags, and Jerry... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot
Unleashing Your Brain's Potential
Written by Richard Restak, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 22, 2002
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-609-81005-7 (0-609-81005-7)

In Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot, eminent neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author Richard Restak, M.D., combines the latest research in neurology and psychology to show us how to get our brain up to speed for managing every aspect of our busy lives.

Everything we think and everything we choose to do alters... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Why They Kill
The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist
Written by Richard Rhodes


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70248-8 (0-375-70248-2)

Why They Kill explores the discoveries of a maverick American criminologist, Dr. Lonnie Athens—himself the child of a violent family—which challenge conventional theories about violent behavior. By interviewing violent criminals in prison, Dr. Athens has identified a pattern of social development common to all seriously violent people—a four-stage process he calls... Read more >

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The Power of Coincidence
How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know
Written by David Richo


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: March 27, 2007
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-427-3 (1-59030-427-6)

In THE POWER OF COINCIDENCE, psychologist David Richo explains how meaningful coincidences and surprising connections occur all the time, yet we often ignore them, failing to appreciate how they can have a positive effect on our lives. Drawing on Jung’s concept of synchronicity--and combining insights from psychology, religion, and poetry--THE POWER... Read more >

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Waking Up to What You Do
A Zen Practice for Meeting Every Situation with Intelligence and Compassion
Written by Diane Eshin Rizzetto


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-342-9 (1-59030-342-3)

Life is rising up to meet us at every moment. The question is: Are we there to meet it or not? Diane Rizzetto presents a simple but supremely effective practice for meeting every moment of our lives with mindfulness, using the Zen precepts as tools to develop a keen awareness of... Read more >

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Cupid's Poisoned Arrow
From Habit to Harmony in Sexual Relationships
Written by Marnia Robinson
Foreword by Douglas Wile, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 23, 2009
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-809-7 (1-55643-809-5)

Cupid’s arrow skewers a primitive part of the brain. Obediently, we fall in love amid showers of passionate fireworks, bond for a time … and then often get fed up with each other and grow irritable or numb. Perhaps we try to remodel our mate, seek solace online, or pursue a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Be Different
My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers
Written by John Elder Robison


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88482-4 (0-307-88482-1)

“I believe those of us with Asperger’s are here for a reason, and we have much to offer. This book will help you bring out those gifts.”

In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison described growing up with Asperger’s syndrome at a time when the diagnosis didn’t... Read more >

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Thank You for Being Such a Pain
Spiritual Guidance for Dealing with Difficult People
Written by Mark Rosen


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: April 27, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80414-8 (0-609-80414-6)

With wisdom and humor, Thank You for Being Such a Pain offers gentle and compassionate guidance for understanding and healing relationships with difficult people. By embracing four fundamental premises and putting into practice the author's many helpful and practical suggestions, you'll acquire the skills and insights necessary for turning around even... Read more >
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