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The Difficult Child
Expanded and Revised Edition
Written by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 14, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38036-1 (0-553-38036-2)

An expanded and completely revised edition of the child-care classic welcomed by parents, professionals, and students of child psychology for both its groundbreaking insights into problem behavior and its compassionate, practical advice.

Readers will learn how to: identify a child’s temperament using a ten-point test to pinpoint specific difficulties; manage common–often... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Transforming Sexuality
The Archetypal World of Anima and Animus
Written by Ann Belford Ulanov


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 10, 1994
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-87773-986-9 (0-87773-986-2)

The authors use their broad backgrounds in psychology, theology, philosophy, and the arts to follow the archetypes of anima and animus, from clinical practice into a fascinating range of cultural manifestations, particularly in the world's great literature--from Dante to Pasternak--making this book the most wide-ranging study to date of these central... Read more >

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Convicted in the Womb

Written by Carl Upchurch


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 4, 1997
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37520-6 (0-553-37520-2)

Convicted in the Womb is an explosive look at racial injustice in America. Carl Upchurch, executive director of the Council for Urban Peace and Justice, organizer of the landmark Gang Summit — former felon, tells of how he overcame a youth that epitomized the tragedy of inner-city America to become a... Read more >

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The Bear's Embrace
A Story of Survival
Written by Patricia Van Tighem


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72165-3 (0-385-72165-X)

On a chilly autumn morning in 1983, during a relaxing escape to the Canadian Rockies, Patricia Van Tighem and her husband were attacked by a grizzly bear. Although they survived, their ordeal was just beginning. For years Van Tighem endured numerous surgeries as doctors attempted to reconstruct her face and ease... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Uncoupling
Turning Points in Intimate Relationships
Written by Diane Vaughan


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 5, 1990
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73002-6 (0-679-73002-8)

This acclaimed and groundbreaking book, which combines extensive research with penetrating interviews, offers a startling vision of what happens when relationships come apart. Analyzing the dynamics of separation, Vaughan argues that all relationships follow basic patterns that can be analyzed and understood. Read more >

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Wild Connection
What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us about Human Relationships
Written by Jennifer L. Verdolin


Format: Trade Paperback, 250 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-946-8 (1-61614-946-9)

A specialist in animal behavior compares the courtship rituals and mating behaviors of animals to their human equivalents, revealing the many and often surprising ways we are both similar to and different from other species.

What makes an individual attractive to the opposite sex? Does size matter? Why do we tend to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Interpretation of Fairy Tales

Written by Marie-Louise Von Franz


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 9, 1996
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-87773-526-7 (0-87773-526-3)

Of the various types of mythological literature, fairy tales are the simplest and purest expression of the collective unconscious and thus offers the clearest understanding of the basic patters of the human psyche. Perhaps the foremost authority on the psychological interpretation of fairy tales is Marie-Louise von Franz. In this book... Read more >

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The Eden Express
A Memoir of Insanity
Written by Mark Vonnegut
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 5, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-543-1 (1-58322-543-9)

The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut’s experience in the late ’60s and early ’70s–a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy–and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Case for Marriage
Why Married People are Happier, Healthier and Better Off Financially
Written by Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0632-6 (0-7679-0632-2)

In the first full-scale comparison of married and single life, Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher convincingly argue that marriage increases mental and physical health. They draw on their own research and the research of leading scholars to present compelling evidence that those who are married suffer fewer psychological and emotional... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dreaming Yourself Awake
Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and Transformation
Written by B. Alan Wallace and Brian Hodel


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-957-5 (1-59030-957-X)

Some of the greatest of life’s adventures can happen while you’re sound asleep. That’s the promise of lucid dreaming, which is the ability to alter your own dream reality any way you like simply by being aware of the fact that you’re dreaming while you’re in the midst of a dream... Read more >

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Medical Apartheid
The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Written by Harriet A. Washington


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1547-2 (0-7679-1547-X)

Winner, 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award
Pen Oakland-Josephine Miles 17th Annual National Literary Award
Honor Book, Black Caucus of The American Library Association
2007 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award

Medical Apartheid
is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What Really Helps
Using Mindfulness and Compassionate Presence to Help, Support, and Encourage Others
Written by Karen Kissel Wegela
Foreword by David Richo


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-880-6 (1-59030-880-8)

Drawing on her experience as a psychotherapist and psychology professor, Karen Kissel Wegela offers clear, practical advice on the art of helping others. Despite our good intentions to help, we often hold back because we don’t know what to say or do—and we sometimes find that our best attempts to help... Read more >

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Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words
Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia
Written by Kate Whouley


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0331-2 (0-8070-0331-X)

New England Book Awards (NEIBA) finalist for non-fiction

A chronicle of the profound, life-changing, and laugh-out-loud funny moments in the journey of an Alzheimer’s caregiver.

In this unsentimental memoir of watching her mother fade away, Kate Whouley brings us right into the laugh-or-you’ll-cry experiences of meeting the challenge of Alzheimer’s. In her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Essential Ken Wilber

Written by Ken Wilber


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 14, 1998
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-57062-379-0 (1-57062-379-1)

Since the publication of his first book, The Spectrum of Consciousness, Wilber has been identified as the most comprehensive philosophical thinker of our times. This introductory sampler, designed to acquaint new students with his work, contains brief passages from his most popular books, ranging over a variety of topics, including levels... Read more >

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Somebody Somewhere
Breaking Free from the World of Autism
Written by Donna Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 4, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-2524-1 (0-8129-2524-6)

Donna Williams chronicles the four years since her diagnosis with autism in this sequel to her bestselling Nobody Nowhere.  She recounts her bitter struggle to break of that self-contained world and enter into what is at once a compelling and horrific normal world through intensive therapy sessions where she learned the devastating... Read more >

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Consilience
The Unity of Knowledge
Written by Edward O. Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 1999
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76867-8 (0-679-76867-X)

In this groundbreaking book, American biologist Edward O. Wilson, argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge and the need to search for consilience--the proof that everything in our world is organized in terms of a small number of fundamental natural laws that comprise the principles underlying every branch of learning... Read more >

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Could It Be Autism?
A Parent's Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps
Written by Nancy Wiseman


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1973-9 (0-7679-1973-4)

The number of children affected by autism--an umbrella term for a wide spectrum of disorders that includes “classic” autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Rett syndrome--is growing every year. Most children are not diagnosed until they start school. But developmental problems can be recognized in infants as young as four months old. Early... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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59 Seconds
Change Your Life in Under a Minute
Written by Richard Wiseman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47486-5 (0-307-47486-0)

A psychologist and best-selling author gives us a myth-busting response to the self-help movement, with tips and tricks to improve your life that come straight from the scientific community.

Richard Wiseman has been troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce creativity... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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59 Seconds
Think a Little, Change a Lot
Written by Richard Wiseman


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 29, 2009
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27340-6 (0-307-27340-7)

Richard Wiseman, psychologist, presents a myth-busting response to the self-help movement, with tips that come straight from the scientific community. Troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce creativity: the opposite of everything it promises, Wiseman fights back in 59 Seconds... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Masterminds and Wingmen
Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World
Written by Rosalind Wiseman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98668-9 (0-307-98668-3)

In this essential book by the acclaimed author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, Rosalind Wiseman explains the way boys think to show parents, educators, and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges.

Queen Bees and Wannabes
, the groundbreaking book and the basis of the... Read more >

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Masterminds and Wingmen
Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World
Written by Rosalind Wiseman


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98665-8 (0-307-98665-9)

In this essential book by the acclaimed author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, Rosalind Wiseman explains the way boys think to show parents, educators, and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges.

Queen Bees and Wannabes
, the groundbreaking book and the basis of the... Read more >

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Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads
Dealing with the Difficult Parents in Your Child's Life
Written by Rosalind Wiseman and Elizabeth Rapoport


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: January 30, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-8301-5 (1-4000-8301-X)

In her fascinating new book, QUEEN BEE MOMS & KINGPIN DADS, Rosalind Wiseman, author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling QUEEN BEES & WANNABES, addresses, whether in the raising of their children or in their complex interactions with other parents and educators, the many difficult issues facing parents today.

Parenting styles have... Read more >

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Queen Bees and Wannabes
Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World
Written by Rosalind Wiseman


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45444-7 (0-307-45444-4)

When Rosalind Wiseman first published Queen Bees & Wannabes, she fundamentally changed the way adults look at girls’ friendships and conflicts–from how they choose their best friends, how they express their anger, their boundaries with boys, and their relationships with parents. Wiseman showed how girls of every background are profoundly influenced... Read more >

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Matters of Life and Death
Finding the Words to Say Goodbye
Written by Carol Wogrin


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0395-0 (0-7679-0395-1)

Author, psychologist, and registered nurse Wogrin discusses the importance of communicating with the terminally ill both through talking and nonverbal expressions and offers suggestions for what to say to offer comfort, both emotional and physical. Read more >

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The Moral Animal
Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
Written by Robert Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 29, 1995
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76399-4 (0-679-76399-6)

The Moral Animal is one of the most provocative science books in recent years, as well as one of the most genuinely important. As Wright presents the latest findings in the emerging field of evolutionary psychology--which views human behavior in light of Darwinian theory--Wright unveils the unconscious strategies that shape our... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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