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Secrets
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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Homecoming
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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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Click
The Forces Behind How We Fully Engage with People, Work, and Everything We Do
Written by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52906-8 (0-385-52906-6)

In a powerful, story-driven narrative that weaves together cutting-edge research in psychology and sociology, organizational business consultant Ori Brafman and psychologist Rom Brafman explore what it means to “click”: the common factors present when our brain and senses are fully engaged. From two co-workers who fall head over heels for each... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Sway
The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior
Written by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53060-6 (0-385-53060-9)

A fascinating journey into the hidden psychological influences that derail our decision-making, Sway will change the way you think about the way you think.

Why is it so difficult to sell a plummeting stock or end a doomed relationship? Why do we listen to advice just because it came from someone “important”?... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Succeeding When You're Supposed to Fail
The 6 Enduring Principles of High Achievement
Written by Rom Brafman


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88769-6 (0-307-88769-3)

For decades they assumed that people who face adversity—a difficult childhood, career turbulence, sudden bouts of bad luck—will succumb to their circumstances. Yet over and over again they found a significant percentage are able to overcome their life circumstances and achieve spectacular success.

How is it that individuals who are not... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and 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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Honoring the Self
The Pyschology of Confidence and Respect
Written by Nathaniel Branden


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 1, 1985
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-26814-0 (0-553-26814-7)

The culmination of Dr. Branden's work of three decades in the area of self-esteem, this book reveals how the level of our self-regard affects our work, creativity, and relationships—all the struggles and goals of our existence.

Students will learn: How to grow in self-confidence and self-respect; How to nurture self-esteem in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

Written by Nathaniel Branden


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 1, 1995
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37439-1 (0-553-37439-7)

The culmination of Nathaniel Branden's clinical practice and study of self-esteem, this is the definitive work by the leading pioneer in the field. The book demonstrates compellingly why self-esteem is basic to psychological health, achievement, personal happiness, and positive relationships. Branden introduces the six pillars-six action-based practices for daily living that... Read more >

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Stepfamilies

Written by James H. Bray and John Kelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 20, 1999
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0103-1 (0-7679-0103-7)

Based on a landmark longitudinal study, the nation's leading expert on stepfamilies reveals his breakthrough findings and offers the first detailed guide to easing the conflicts of stepfamily life and healing the scars of divorce.

There are more than twenty million stepfamilies in America. For most of them, the simple, daily issues... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 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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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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Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond
A Practical Primer to Help You and Your Loved Ones Prepare Medically, Legally, and Emotionally for the End of Life
Written by Jane Brody


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 17, 2009
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6654-4 (1-4000-6654-9)

From the beloved New York Times columnist, trusted authority on health, and bestselling author comes this complete guide to everything readers need to know—emotionally, spiritually, and practically—to prepare for the end of life.

An invaluable road map to putting affairs in order—or helping loved ones do the same—this comprehensive book will answer... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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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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Fasting Girls
The History of Anorexia Nervosa
Written by Joan Jacobs Brumberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72448-0 (0-375-72448-6)

Winner of The Berkshire Prize in History, The John Hope Franklin Prize for American Studies, The Basker Memorial Prize for Medical Anthropology and The Watson Davis Prize for History of Science


This updated edition of Joan Jacobs Brumberg's Fasting Girls, presents a history of women's food-refusal dating back as far as the... Read more >

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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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A Trial by Jury

Written by D. Graham Burnett


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 15, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72751-1 (0-375-72751-5)

When Princeton historian D. Graham Burnett answered his jury duty summons, he expected to spend a few days catching up on his reading in the court waiting room. Instead, he finds himself thrust into a high-pressure role as the jury foreman in a Manhattan trial. There he comes face to face... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Shared Parenting
Raising Your Child Cooperatively After Separation
Written by Jill Burrett and Michael Green


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Celestial Arts
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-1-58761-346-3 (1-58761-346-8)

An estimated one million children in the United States are affected by divorce each year, and studies show that the most difficult aspect for most children is adjusting to the loss of one parent. Currently, 80 percent of children whose parents are no longer together live in sole-mother custody arrangements, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35215-6 (0-307-35215-3)

An ALA Notable Book of 2012
Named a "Best Book of 2012" by Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal
Selected for Common Reading at Case Western Reserve University and Rice University

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent... Read more >

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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35214-9 (0-307-35214-5)

Library Journal Best Books of 2012
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent and create but prefer not to pitch their own ideas; who favor working on their own... Read more >

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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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Dictionary of Psychology

Written by J.P. Chaplin


Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: September 1, 1985
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-31925-2 (0-440-31925-0)

Written in clear and precise language, this complete, up-to-date dictionary includes definitions of psychological terms and those from related disciplines including psychoanlysis, psychiatry and biology as well as parapsychology. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Stress Management
A Comprehensive Guide to Wellness
Written by Edward A. Charlesworth and Ronald G. Nathan


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 28, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-46891-8 (0-345-46891-0)

A revised guide to stress management identifies the causes of stress, suggests techniques and strategies for handling them, and includes advice on relaxation, assertiveness, nutrition, and time management. It also contains new information on gender differences in stress response, stress disorders, new medications and treatments, alternative therapies, stress and the challenges... Read more >
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