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The Inner Game of Stress
Outsmart Life's Challenges and Fulfill Your Potential
Written by W. Timothy Gallwey, Edd Hanzelik and John Horton


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 18, 2009
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6791-6 (1-4000-6791-X)

Renowned sports psychology expert W. Timothy Gallwey teams up with two esteemed physicians to offer a unique and empowering guide to mental health in today’s volatile world. The Inner Game of Stress applies the trusted principles of Gallwey’s wildly popular Inner Game series, which have helped athletes the world over, to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Seven Steps to Genius Every Day
Written by Michael J. Gelb


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: February 8, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50827-4 (0-440-50827-4)

Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind. Michael Gelb's How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is an inspiring and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook
Your Personal Companion to How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Written by Michael J. Gelb


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: June 15, 1999
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50882-3 (0-440-50882-7)

In the bestselling tradition of The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal, The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude and The Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Workbook comes The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook--the companion volume to Michael Gelb's 1998 Delacorte hardcover bestseller.

Created to structure and motivate the reader's development... Read more >

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Eight Steps to Help Your Child Survive the Social Jungle
Written by Charlene C. Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: February 6, 2001
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0653-1 (0-7679-0653-5)

The “clique” phenomenon among school-age youngsters has grown into one of the most destructive problems affecting our children in recent years. Dealing with this dilemma is taking a toll on adults as well. How should teachers and school administrators deal with adolescent cruelty and pressures that skirt school jurisdiction? This comprehensive... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Stumbling on Happiness

Written by Daniel Gilbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 20, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7742-7 (1-4000-7742-7)

Winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books 2007

• Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink?

• Why will sighted people pay more to avoid going blind than blind people will pay to regain their sight?

• Why do dining... Read more >

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Back to Normal
Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Written by Enrico Gnaulati, PhD


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6115-2 (0-8070-6115-8)

A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions.
 
In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal a 41... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Back to Normal
Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Written by Enrico Gnaulati, PhD


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7334-6 (0-8070-7334-2)

A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions.
 
In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal a 41... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Asylums
Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Written by Erving Goffman


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 18, 1961
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-00016-1 (0-385-00016-2)

Asylums is an analysis of life in "total institutions"-closed worlds such as prisons, army camps, and nursing homes-where inmates are regimented, surrounded by other inmates, and unable to leave the premises. Special attention is given to mental hospitals, drawing on years of field work by the author and focusing on the... Read more >

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Interaction Ritual

Written by Erving Goffman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 12, 1982
Price: $10.40
ISBN: 978-0-394-70631-3 (0-394-70631-5)

Goffman's collection of essays on face-to-face behavior is an examination of people in risky occupations and situations: gamblers, criminals, coal miners, stock speculators; Goffman astounds us with the unexpected richness and complexity of brief encounters between people. These exreme cases are of interest because of the light they shed on the... Read more >

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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

Written by Erving Goffman


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 20, 1959
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-09402-3 (0-385-09402-7)

"One of the most trenchant contributions to social psychology in this generation" —American Journal of Sociology

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
, a notable contribution to our understanding of ourselves, explores the realm of human behavior in social situations and the way we appear to others. Dr. Goffman uses the metaphor... Read more >

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The Healing Paradox
A Revolutionary Approach to Treating and Curing Physical and Mental Illness
Written by Steven Goldsmith, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-616-9 (1-58394-616-0)

Why does Western medicine fail to cure chronic physical and mental illness? Why do so many treatments and drugs work only for a limited time before eventually losing effectiveness or producing harmful side effects?

Dr. Steven Goldsmith’s answer is at once counterintuitive and commonsensical: the root of the problem is our... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Working with Emotional Intelligence

Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 4, 2000
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37858-0 (0-553-37858-9)

“We are being judged by a new yardstick: not just how smart we are, or by our training and expertise, but also by how well we handle ourselves and each other.”—Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, draws on his in-depth research and unparalleled access to business leaders around the world... Read more >

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G. R. S. Mead and the Gnostic Quest

Edited by Clare Goodrick-Clarke and Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 10, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-572-0 (1-55643-572-X)

George Robert Stowe Mead (1863-1933) was a major translator, editor, and commentator on Gnostic and hermetic literature and thus a pivotal figure linking the late 19th-century esoteric revival to 20th-century art, literature, and psychology. As a young convert to the new movement of theosophy, he served as private secretary to its... Read more >

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The Relationship Cure
A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
Written by John Gottman, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 25, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80953-2 (0-609-80953-9)

A groundbreaking, practical program for transforming troubled relationships into positive ones

“This is the best book on relationships I have ever read. . . . John Gottman has decoded the subtle secrets that can either enrich or destroy the quality of our ties with others.” Daniel B. Wile, Ph.D., author of After... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download.

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Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage
America's Love Lab Experts Share Their Strategies for Strengthening Your Relationship
Written by John Gottman, Ph.D., Julie Schwartz Gottman and Joan DeClaire


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5019-2 (1-4000-5019-7)

In 1994, Dr. John Gottman and his colleagues at the University of Washington made a startling announcement: Through scientific observation and mathematical analysis, they could predict—with more than 90 percent accuracy—whether a marriage would succeed or fail. The only thing they did not yet know was how to turn a failing... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition
My Life with Autism
Written by Temple Grandin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27565-3 (0-307-27565-5)

The captivating subject of Oliver Sack's Anthropologist on Mars, here is Temple Grandin's personal account of living with autism and how the extraordinary gift of animal empathy has transformed her world and ours.

Temple Grandin is renowned throughout the world as a designer of livestock holding equipment. Her unique empathy for animals... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hurry Down Sunshine
A Father's Story of Love and Madness
Written by Michael Greenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47354-7 (0-307-47354-6)

A TIME BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Hurry Down Sunshine is an extraordinary family story and a memoir of exceptional power. In it, Michael Greenberg recounts in vivid detail the remarkable summer when, at the age of fifteen, his daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's sudden visionary crack-up on the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Living When a Loved One Has Died
Revised Edition
Written by Earl A. Grollman


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 1995
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2719-6 (0-8070-2719-7)

When someone you love dies, Earl Grollman writes, “there is no way to predict how you will feel. The reactions of grief are not like recipes, with given ingredients, and certain results. . . . Grief is universal. At the same time it is extremely personal. Heal in your own way.”

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

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Talking about Death
A Dialogue between Parent and Child
Written by Earl A. Grollman


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2361-7 (0-8070-2361-2)

Why do people die? How do you explain the loss of a loved one to a child? This book is a compassionate guide for adults and children to read together, featuring a read-along story and answers to questions children ask about death.

Talking about Death is a classic guide for parents helping... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Children Who See Too Much
Lessons from the Child Witness to Violence Project
Written by Betsy Mcalister Groves


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 20, 2003
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3139-1 (0-8070-3139-9)

For the last ten years Betsy Groves has been working with children traumatized by witnessing violence. In this book she shows how children understand, respond to, and are affected by violence, especially domestic violence. Groves makes the powerful case that traumatic events carried out by family members carry the most severe... Read more >

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The Invisible Presence
How a Man's Relationship with His Mother Affects All His Relationships with Women
Written by Michael Gurian


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-807-3 (1-59030-807-7)

“Enlivened by examples and easy to read, this book makes a contribution to the literature on male personal development.”–Library Journal

“A caring and compassionate journey. Michael Gurian teaches us to separate the threads of our mothers’ influence in our lives–the parts we love, as well as the parts we hate–and to... Read more >

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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Written by Jonathan Haidt


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45577-2 (0-307-45577-7)

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows how moral... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Written by Jonathan Haidt


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37790-6 (0-307-37790-3)

Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.

His... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Wisdom
From Philosophy to Neuroscience
Written by Stephen S. Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38968-8 (0-307-38968-5)

We all recognize wisdom, but defining it is more elusive. In this fascinating journey from philosophy to science, Stephen S. Hall gives us a penetrating history of wisdom, from its sudden emergence in the fifth century B.C. to its modern manifestations in education, politics, and the workplace. Hall’s bracing exploration of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Why We Make Mistakes
How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
Written by Joseph T. Hallinan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2806-9 (0-7679-2806-7)

Human beings have design flaws. Our eyes play tricks on us, our stories change in the retelling, and most of us are fairly sure we’re way above average. In Why We Make Mistakes, journalist Joseph T. Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error—how we think, see, remember... Read more >
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