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

336 Featured Titles

Sort: Author  Date  Format  Price  Title


Exam Copy
The Secret Language of Eating Disorders
How You Can Understand and Work to Cure Anorexia and Bulimia
Written by Peggy Claude-Pierre


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75018-2 (0-375-75018-5)

Acclaim for Peggy Claude-Pierre's
The Secret Language of Eating Disorders

"Peggy Claude-Pierre has gone beyond the surface of eating disorders to discover their true causes and then present a valid and healing path. In this extremely constructive book, she offers incredible insights into the mind of the sufferer and the myths of... Read more >

Exam Copy
Sacred Passage
How to Provide Fearless, Compassionate Care for the Dying
Written by Margaret Coberly, Ph.D, RN


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 11, 2003
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-017-6 (1-59030-017-3)

“An important book for both caregivers and patients. Coberly compellingly demonstrates how terminally ill people can experience emotional and spiritual healing, even when they cannot be cured.” —Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing

“A much-needed, wise, and helpful guidebook.”–Barbara Dossey, R.N., Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants


Margaret Coberly has been a nurse for... Read more >

Exam Copy
Train Go Sorry
Inside a Deaf World
Written by Leah Hager Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76165-5 (0-679-76165-9)

In American Sign Language, "train go sorry" means "missing the boat." Cohen uses the phrase as shorthand for the myriad missed connections between the deaf and the hearing. Yet in this stunning work of journalism and memoir she also forges new connections. As she ushers readers into New York's Lexington School... Read more >

Exam Copy
The Good, the Bad & the Difference
How to Tell the Right From Wrong in Everyday Situations
Written by Randy Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 25, 2003
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0813-9 (0-7679-0813-9)

Now In Paperback.

The man behind The New York Times Magazine's immensely popular "The Ethicist" column casts a critical eye on today's manners and mores with a provocative, thematic collection of advice on miscellany ethical conundrums of life.

The columns are supplemented with reactions from readers both pro and con, as well... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Jung and Reich
The Body as Shadow
Written by John P. Conger


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 12, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-544-7 (1-55643-544-4)

Jung and Reich examines the parallels and differences between Carl Jung and Wilhelm Reich, contemporaries who never met. Read more >

Exam Copy
The Left-Hander Syndrome
The Causes and Consequences of Left-Handedness
Written by Stanley Coren


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 1993
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74468-9 (0-679-74468-1)

If you are among the 10 percent of people who happen to be left-handed, you've had to endure such derisive terms as "gauche" and "a left-handed compliment." At school you may have been forced to write with your right hand. And in another century your proclivity might have gotten you accused... Read more >

Exam Copy
No Language But a Cry

Written by Richard Anthony D'Ambrosio


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Laurel
On Sale: October 15, 1971
Price: $6.50
ISBN: 978-0-440-36457-3 (0-440-36457-4)

In this moving account of professional skill and human courage, Dr. D'Ambrosio relates the case history and struggle of a battered child who has never spoken a word because of the physical abuse inflicted by her parents. Read more >

Exam Copy
The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World

Written by Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, M.D.


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2064-3 (0-7679-2064-3)

Blending common sense and modern psychiatry, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World applies Buddhist tradition to twenty-first-century struggles in a relevant way. The result is a wise approach to dealing with human problems that is both optimistic and realistic, even in the most challenging times.

How can we expect to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Living and Dying in Brick City
Stories from the Front Lines of an Inner-City E.R.
Written by Sampson Davis and Lisa Frazier Page


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8234-3 (0-8129-8234-7)

A riveting personal exploration of the healthcare crisis facing inner-city communities, written by an emergency room physician who grew up in the very neighborhood he is now serving

Sampson Davis is best known as one of three friends from inner-city Newark who made a pact in high school to become doctors. Their... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Status Anxiety

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72535-7 (0-375-72535-0)

Anyone who’s ever lost sleep over an unreturned phone call or the neighbor’s Lexus had better read Alain de Botton’s irresistibly clear-headed new book, immediately. For in its pages, a master explicator of our civilization and its discontents turns his attention to the insatiable quest for status, a quest that has... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Mother Daughter Revolution
From Good Girls to Great Women
Written by Elizabeth Debold
Contribution by Marie C. Wilson and Idelisse Malave


Format: Trade Paperback, 404 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 1, 1994
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37418-6 (0-553-37418-4)

Based on research by the Harvard Project on Women's Psychology and Girls' Development, Mother Daughter Revolution explores the mother-daughter relationship, and how it can be the basis for preserving young girls' natural strengths and self-esteem through the crisis of acculturation into traditional "good girl" behavior norms. The authors, through provocative anecdotes... Read more >

Exam Copy
Out of Character
Surprising Truths About the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us
Written by David DeSteno and Piercarlo Valdesolo


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71776-4 (0-307-71776-3)

Have you ever wondered why a trumpeter of family values would suddenly turn around and cheat on his wife? Why jealousy would send an otherwise level-headed person into a violent rage? What could drive a person to blow a family fortune at the blackjack tables?

Or have you ever pondered what might... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Getting More
How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World
Written by Stuart Diamond


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71689-7 (0-307-71689-9)

World-leading negotiation expert Stuart Diamond, professor of the most sought-after class at Wharton Business School and advisor to companies and governments worldwide on how to negotiate, reveals the real secrets behind getting more in any negotiation. Negotiation is the basic process of all human interaction but, Diamond contends, most people are... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
The Year of Magical Thinking

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7843-1 (1-4000-7843-1)

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage—and a life, in good times and bad—that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

“Thrilling . ... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
The Year of Magical Thinking

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4314-9 (1-4000-4314-X)

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage—and a life, in good times and bad—that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

Several days before... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Running on Ritalin
A Physician Reflects on Children, Society, and Performance in a Pill
Written by Lawrence H. Diller


Format: Trade Paperback, 404 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37906-8 (0-553-37906-2)

In 1997 alone, nearly five million people in the U.S. were prescribed Ritalin–most of them young children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Is this cause for alarm–or simply the case of an effective treatment meeting a newly discovered need? In a book as provocative and newsworthy as Listening to Prozac... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Manifesting Minds
A Review of Psychedelics in Science, Medicine, Sex, and Spirituality
Edited by Rick Doblin, Ph.D. and Brad Burge
Contribution by Albert Hoffman, Ram Dass and Sasha Shulgin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-726-5 (1-58394-726-4)

This book is a one-of-a-kind anthology, a “best of” collection of articles and essays published by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Topics include the healing use of marijuana and psychedelics–including MDMA, ibogaine, LSD, and ayahuasca–for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and drug addiction, as well as positive effects of these substances... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Sober Truth
Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry
Written by Lance Dodes and Zachary Dodes


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3315-9 (0-8070-3315-4)

AA has become so infused in our society that it is practically synonymous with addiction recovery. Yet the evidence shows that AA has only a 5-10 percent success rate—hardly better than no treatment at all. Despite this, doctors, employers and judges regularly refer addicted people to treatment programs and rehab facilities... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Written by Charles Duhigg


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8160-5 (0-8129-8160-X)

Selected for common reading at Babson College

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.

Marketers at Procter... Read more >

Exam Copy
The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Written by Charles Duhigg


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6928-6 (1-4000-6928-9)

Selected for common reading at Babson College

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.

Marketers at Procter... Read more >

Exam Copy
Brilliant Madness
Living with Manic Depressive Illness
Written by Patty Duke
Contribution by Gloria Hochman


Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 4, 1997
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-56072-5 (0-553-56072-7)

In A Brilliant Madness Patty Duke joins with medical reporter Gloria Hochman to shed light on this powerful, paradoxical, and destructive illness. From the personal experience of living with manic-depressive disorder to the latest findings on its most effective treatments, this compassionate and eloquent book provides profound insight into the challenge... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Age Wave
How The Most Important Trend Of Our Time Can Change Your Future
Written by Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. and Joe Flower


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 1990
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-34806-4 (0-553-34806-X)

Based on 15 years of research by Dr. Dychtwald, a leading expert on aging, this is the first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of the aging baby-boomer population on society. Examining the choices and challenges for the future, Age Wave discusses topics such as the "cyclic life-style," "reinventing the family," "elderpower... Read more >

Exam Copy
The Hot House
Life Inside Leavenworth Prison
Written by Pete Earley


Format: Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 1, 1993
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-56023-7 (0-553-56023-9)

The most dreaded facility in the prison system because of its fierce population, Leavenworth is governed by ruthless clans competing for dominance. Here Earley unabashedly explores the characters and forces at work in Leavenworth, nicknamed 'The Hot House' for its lack of proper ventilation, and, as a result, reveals the state... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Children of the Dream
The Psychology of Black Success
Edited by Audrey Edwards


Format: Trade Paperback, 308 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 3, 1993
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-24269-1 (0-385-24269-7)

Read more >

Exam Copy
The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-535-3 (1-58394-535-0)

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
View pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Page 3 of 14