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Passages
Predictable Crises of Adult Life
Written by Gail Sheehy


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-47922-8 (0-345-47922-X)

At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow to your full potential. Gail Sheehy's brilliant road map of adult life shows the inevitable personality and sexual changes we... Read more >

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New Self, New World
Recovering Our Senses in the Twenty-First Century
Written by Philip Shepherd
Foreword by Andrew Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-911-7 (1-55643-911-3)

New Self, New World challenges the primary story of what it means to be human, the random and materialistic lifestyle that author Philip Shepherd calls our “shattered reality.” This reality encourages us to live in our heads, self-absorbed in our own anxieties. Drawing on diverse sources and inspiration, New Self, New... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead

Written by David Shields


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38796-7 (0-307-38796-8)

Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.

Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers—from Lucretius to Woody Allen—Shields expertly renders both... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

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Mindsight
The New Science of Personal Transformation
Written by Daniel J. Siegel


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38639-4 (0-553-38639-5)

Foreword by Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

This groundbreaking book, from one of the global innovators in the integration of brain science with psychotherapy, offers an extraordinary guide to the practice of “mindsight,” the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. From anxiety to depression and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Whole-Brain Child
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Written by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38669-1 (0-553-38669-7)

“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.

“Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have created a masterly, reader-friendly guide to helping children grow their emotional intelligence. This brilliant method transforms everyday interactions into valuable brain-shaping moments. Anyone who cares for children—or who loves a child—should read The Whole-Brain...
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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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About Behaviorism

Written by B.F. Skinner


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1976
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71618-3 (0-394-71618-3)

Written by its leading exponent, About Behaviorism is the classic work about this controversial philosophy.

"The major problems facing the world today can be solved only if we improve our understanding... Behaviorism offers a promising alternative... to traditional views... I have written this book in an effort to make its position... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The $60,000 Dog
My Life with Animals
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0191-2 (0-8070-0191-0)

From the time she is nine years old and discovers a “Private Way” full of the wonderful and creepy creatures of the wild–spiders, deer, moles, chipmunks, and foxes–Lauren Slater finds in animals a refuge from the troubled life of her suburban home. As she matures, her bond with animals–raccoons, horses, swans... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The $60,000 Dog
My Life with Animals
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0187-5 (0-8070-0187-2)

From the time she is nine years old and discovers a “Private Way” full of the wonderful and creepy creatures of the wild–spiders, deer, moles, chipmunks, and foxes–Lauren Slater finds in animals a refuge from the troubled life of her suburban home. As she matures, her bond with animals–raccoons, horses, swans... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Welcome to My Country

Written by Lauren Slater


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 14, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48739-9 (0-385-48739-8)

Lauren Slater, a brilliant writer who is a young therapist, takes us on a mesmerizing personal and professional journey in this remarkable memoir about her work with mental and emotional illness. The territory of the mind and of madness can seem a foreign, even frightening place-until you read Welcome to My... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Trying Not to Try
The Art and Science of Spontaneity
Written by Edward Slingerland


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3761-9 (0-7704-3761-3)

Why is it always so hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or to relax into a productive writing zone? In every case, striving seems to backfire. In Trying Not to Try, Edward Slingerland explores the power of spontaneity—a state valued by early Chinese thinkers that modern cognitive... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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No Easy Answer
The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at School
Written by Sally Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 1, 1995
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-35450-8 (0-553-35450-7)

Recently revised and updated throughout, No Easy Answers continues to provide the very latest information on learning disabilities in a clear, honest, and accessible manner ideal for introductory students.

Sally L. Smith's classic handbook now contains new chapters on Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and on the public... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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No Secrets No Lies
How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse
Written by Robin Stone


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1345-4 (0-7679-1345-0)

With a foreword by Joycelyn Elders, M.D., No Secrets, No Lies is a valuable resource guide for students seeking to understand, to prevent, and to help overcome childhood sexual abuse and its devastating impact on adult survivors.

An estimated one in four women and one in six men is abused by age... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Sociopath Next Door

Written by Martha Stout, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1582-3 (0-7679-1582-8)

In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood. He’s a sociopath. And your boss, teacher, and colleague? They may be sociopaths too.

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Sociopath Next Door

Written by Martha Stout, Ph.D.


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1581-6 (0-7679-1581-X)

In The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people–one in twenty-five–have an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. Stout argues that we all almost certainly know at least one sociopath already, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Make the Impossible Possible
One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary
Written by Bill Strickland and Vince Rause


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52055-3 (0-385-52055-7)

Selected for Common Reading
* Frank Phillips College
* Indiana University Pennsylvania
* Juniata College
* Kendall College
* Mt. Union College
* North Dakota State University
* Penn State-New Kensington
* Purdue University
* University of Southern Indiana
* Voorhees College
* Winthrop University


Commencement Address
Bill Strickland is scheduled to give 2010 Commencement Address at:
*Babson College
*Marywood University
*West... Read more >

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Darkness Visible
A Memoir of Madness
Written by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 1992
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73639-4 (0-679-73639-5)

In 1985 William Styron fell victim to a crippling and nearly suicidal depression. This book is his description of his descent into depression, an unprecedented account of the journey into madness. That he manages to convey its tortuous progression and his eventual recovery with such candor and precision makes this book... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Born to Rebel
Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives
Written by Frank J. Sulloway


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 2, 1997
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75876-1 (0-679-75876-3)

Why do people raised in the same families often differ more dramatically in personality than those from different families?  Why, within the same family, do some children conform to authority whereas others rebel?  The family, it turns out, is not a "shared environment" but rather a set of niches that provide siblings with... Read more >

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The Fairness Instinct
The Robin Hood Mentality and Our Biological Nature
Written by L. Sun


Format: Hardcover, 340 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-847-8 (1-61614-847-0)

Biologist L. Sun examines the innate sense of fairness displayed by human beings in all kinds of societies throughout history. He argues persuasively that it is an emotion and behavior rooted in our DNA, rather than a product of ideology or convention. Citing animal studies that show that even monkeys react... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Argument Culture
Moving from Debate to Dialogue
Written by Deborah Tannen


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 9, 1999
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-40751-1 (0-345-40751-2)

Bestselling author Deborah Tannen decries the state of public discourse in America, showing how it operates as a debate between false extremes rather than a dialogue in pursuit of complex truths. Tannen examines the way we communicate in public and our creation of an argument culture in which we approach everything... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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You Were Always Mom's Favorite!
Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives
Written by Deborah Tannen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-49697-3 (0-345-49697-3)

New York Times bestselling author Deborah Tannen is renowned for illuminating the way we communicate—and revolutionizing relationships in the process. What she did for women and men in You Just Don’t Understand, and mothers and daughters in You’re Wearing THAT?, she now does for sisters in a groundbreaking book that explores... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Super Brain
Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being
Written by Rudolph E. Tanzi and Deepak Chopra


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95682-8 (0-307-95682-2)

A manual for relating to the brain in a revolutionary new way, Super Brain shows you how to use your brain as a gateway for achieving health, happiness, and spiritual growth. The authors are two pioneers: bestselling author and physician Deepak Chopra and Harvard Medical School professor Rudolph E. Tanzi, one... Read more >

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The Power of Purpose
Living Well by Doing Good
Written by Peter S. Temes


Format: Trade Paperback, 302 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 27, 2007
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-33715-3 (0-307-33715-4)

The Power of Purpose begins with a simple but remarkable statement: “The more you focus on helping others, the more you will succeed in reaching your own goals.” Peter S. Temes builds on this fundamental insight to share a simple plan for living with the truest and most enduring kind of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Confessions of a Sociopath
A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight
Written by M.E. Thomas


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95664-4 (0-307-95664-4)

In Confessions of a Sociopath, M.E. Thomas takes students on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes them tick. Written from the point of view of a diagnosed sociopath, it unveils these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight” for the very first time.

Part confessional... Read more >

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Speaking of Boys
Answers to the Most-Asked Questions About Raising Sons
Written by Michael Thompson, Ph.D. and Teresa Barker


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 1, 2000
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-44148-5 (0-345-44148-6)

With the bestselling book Raising Cain, Michael Thompson, Ph.D., at last broke the silence surrounding the emotional life of boys and spearheaded an important national debate.

With candid questions and detailed responses, Speaking of Boys covers important topics such as peer pressure, ADHD/ADD, and body image as well as traditional issues such... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.


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Extreme Mean
Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online
Written by Paula Todd


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-8403-4 (0-7710-8403-X)

“I have nobody, I need someone. My name is Amanda Todd.” Not long after she wrote this online, 16-year-old Amanda Todd killed herself, a victim of hateful and nonstop cyberbullying that followed her wherever she went. When Paula Todd (no relation) saw this, she decided to put her formidable investigative and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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