Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs

338 Featured Titles

Sort: Author  Date  Format  Price  Title


Exam Copy
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.

Exam Copy
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 >

Exam Copy
Raising Cubby
A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives
Written by John Elder Robison


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88484-8 (0-307-88484-8)

John Elder Robison has openly and humorously engaged readers about his Asperger’s syndrome in his previous books (Look Me in the Eye, Be Different). In this memoir, he writes about parenting as an adult with Asperger’s–and coming to the realization that his son, Cubby, also has Asperger’s, as Robinson’s past experiences... Read more >

Exam Copy
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 >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Children with Emerald Eyes
Histories of Extraordinary Boys and Girls
Written by Mira Rothenberg
Foreword by Peter A. Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 6, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-448-8 (1-55643-448-0)

In this new reissue of a classic, child psychologist Mira Rothenberg writes of her groundbreaking work with autistic and severely disturbed children, sharing the stories of some of her most challenging patients. Read more >

Exam Copy
Lacan
In Spite Of Everything
Written by Elisabeth Roudinesco


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-162-6 (1-78168-162-7)

Jacques Lacan continues to be subject to the most extravagant interpretations. Angelic to some, he is demonic to others. To recall Lacan’s career, now that the heroic age of psychoanalysis is over, is to remember an intellectual and literary adventure that occupies a founding place in our modernity. Lacan went against... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Happier at Home
Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life
Written by Gretchen Rubin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: December 31, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88679-8 (0-307-88679-4)

From the author of The Happiness Project comes a new book focusing on the home as the most important factor in personal happiness. The author argues that a home should calm and energize, while making inhabitants feel safe in order to take risks and fully engage in life. She also points... Read more >


Available
September 9, 2014
Exam Copy
Dataclysm
Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)
Written by Christian Rudder


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34737-2 (0-385-34737-5)

Professors: To request an advance reader's copy, email rhacademic@penguinrandomhouse.com

Dataclysm
is a look at what our online lives reveal about who we really are—and how this deluge of data will transform the science of human behavior. Christian Rudder, the founder of OKCupid, shows that, in the era of social media, a powerful... Read more >

Exam Copy
When No One Understands
Letters to a Teenager on Life, Loss, and the Hard Road to Adulthood
Written by Brad Sachs


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: January 30, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59030-407-5 (1-59030-407-1)

When Dr. Sachs first met Amanda she was a troubled and self-destructive teen who refused to speak during her therapy sessions. Determined to connect, Sachs tried something unconventional: he wrote letters to Amanda between sessions and invited her to write back. A remarkable correspondence gradually grew between them, one that built... Read more >

Exam Copy
Musicophilia
Tales of Music and the Brain
Written by Oliver Sacks


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3353-9 (1-4000-3353-5)

Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much... Read more >

Exam Copy
Facing the Wind
A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation
Written by Julie Salamon


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75940-6 (0-375-75940-9)

A New York Times Notable Book
A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001
A Fresh Air Best Book of 2001


Robert and Mary Rowe’s second child, Christopher, was born with severe neurological and visual impairments. For many years, the Rowes’ courageous response to adversity set an example for other parents of children with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Sham
How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless
Written by Steve Salerno


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5410-7 (1-4000-5410-9)

Americans spend upward of $8 billion every year on self-help programs and products. In SHAM, Salerno offers the first serious exposé of the Self-Help and Actualization Movement and presents what he views as the real damage it is doing—not just to its paying customers, but to all of American society.

SHAM... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Inside the Criminal Mind
Revised and Updated Edition
Written by Stanton Samenow


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: March 30, 2004
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4619-5 (1-4000-4619-X)

First published in 1984, this groundbreaking book presented a chilling profile of the criminal mind that shattered long-held myths about the sources of and cures for crime. Now, with the benefit of twenty years' worth of additional knowledge and insight, Stanton Samenow offers a completely updated edition of his classic work... Read more >

Exam Copy
Why Gender Matters
What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences
Written by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1625-7 (0-7679-1625-5)

Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn’t think so. Back then, most experts believed that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends.

It's hard to cling to that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Secrets, Lies, Betrayals
How the Body Holds the Secrets of a Life, and How to Unlock Them
Written by Maggie Scarf


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 7, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-48117-7 (0-345-48117-8)

In Secrets, Lies, Betrayals, the bestselling author of Unfinished Business, Intimate Partners, and Intimate Worlds brilliantly explores how the body holds on to painful episodes from the past—including secrets we may be keeping even from ourselves—and how we can release them to live freer, healthier lives.

The body has a unique memory... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
January First
A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her
Written by Michael Schofield


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71909-6 (0-307-71909-X)

At age six, January ("Jani") Schofield was diagnosed with one of the most severe cases of child-onset schizophrenia on record. Hallucinating constantly, she is at the mercy of her imaginary friends—some of whom are friendly, while others tell her to scream at strangers, jump out of buildings, and attack her baby... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
What Really Matters
Searching for Wisdom in America
Written by Tony Schwartz


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 1, 1996
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37492-6 (0-553-37492-3)

At the height of his career as a journalist, Tony Schwartz hit an unexpected wall, questioning the success and wealth that he achieved.

During the next five years his search for answers took him from a meditation retreat in the mountains of Utah to a biofeedback laboratory in Kansas, from a peak-performance... Read more >

Exam Copy
Out of Time
The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
Written by Lynne Segal
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-139-8 (1-78168-139-2)

As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Out of Time looks at many of the issues facing the aged–the war of the generations and baby-boomer bashing, the politics of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Learned Optimism
How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
Written by Martin E. Seligman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7839-4 (1-4000-7839-3)

Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Making Peace with Autism
One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts
Written by Susan Senator


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: December 12, 2006
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-382-5 (1-59030-382-2)

In this insightful narrative, a courageous and inspiring mother explains why a diagnosis of autism doesn't have to shatter a family's dreams of happiness. Susan Senator offers the hard-won wisdom of someone who's been there and is still there today--and she demonstrates how families can find courage, contentment, and connection in... Read more >

Exam Copy
Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
A Mother's Story of Research & Recovery
Written by Karyn Seroussi


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0798-9 (0-7679-0798-1)

Recommended for child psychology courses, this book is a groundbreaking chronicle of how one couple empowered themselves to challenge the medical establishment and find a cure, not only for their own child, but for potentially thousands more.

It provides a wealth of crucial tools and hands-on information to help combat the... Read more >

Exam Copy
Under the Influence
The Literature of Addiction
Written by Rebecca Shannonhouse
Foreword by Pete Hamill


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75716-7 (0-375-75716-3)

Drawing on two centuries of important literary and historical writings, Rebecca Shannonhouse has shaped a remarkable collection of works that are, in turn, tragic, compelling, hilarious, and enlightening. Together, these selections comprise a profound and truthful portrait of the life experience known as addiction.

Under the Influence offers classic selections from fiction... Read more >

Exam Copy
No Pity
People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
Written by Joseph P. Shapiro


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 25, 1994
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-2412-1 (0-8129-2412-6)

"Joseph Shapiro has crafted an interesting book from which everyone can benefit. For those wanting to understand the background against which the Americans with Disabilities Act was framed, this is an excellent primer. At the same time, seasoned veterans of the movement will find within a refreshing review of the personalities... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volume Four

Written by Michael J. Shea
Contribution by Sheila Shea and Carol A. Agneessens
Photographed by Claudine Laabs


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-373-1 (1-58394-373-0)

Interest in craniosacral therapy has exploded in recent years–not surprising given its gentle, effective approach to working on the spine and the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascias. The treatment focuses on the 92 percent of the human body composed of living water, rather than the eight percent that... Read more >

Exam Copy
Chasing the Hawk
Looking for My Father, Finding Myself
Written by Andrew Sheehan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 1, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33564-5 (0-385-33564-4)

Winner of the 2001 Book For A Better Life Award (The New York City Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society)
for Inspirational Memoir.

In an extraordinarily poignant memoir about the power of redemption and hope, Andrew Sheehan, son of the famous 1970’s fitness and running guru Dr. George Sheehan, chronicles how his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
View pages: 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
Page 11 of 14