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Hardwiring Happiness
The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
Written by Rick Hanson

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34731-0 (0-385-34731-6)

Recent scientific breakthroughs have revealed that what we think and feel changes the brain. Neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson's Hardwiring Happiness is the first book to show how to transform the simple positive experiences of daily life into neural structures that promote lasting health, contentment, love and inner peace.
To keep our... Read more >

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How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
Written by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95639-2 (0-307-95639-3)

Research in psychology has revealed that our decisions are disrupted by an array of biases and irrationalities: We’re overconfident. We seek out information that supports us and downplay information that doesn’t. When it comes to making choices, it seems, our brains are flawed instruments. The real question is: How can we... Read more >

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How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Written by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52875-7 (0-385-52875-2)

Chip and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors of Made to Stick, are back with a groundbreaking book that addresses one of the greatest challenges of our personal and professional lives--how to change things when change is hard.

In Switch, Chip and Dan Heath have written a thoroughly engaging narrative about the... Read more >

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The Autism Revolution
Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be
Written by Dr. Martha Herbert and Karen Weintraub

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-52720-2 (0-345-52720-8)

After years of treating patients and analyzing scientific data, Harvard Medical School researcher and clinician Dr. Martha Herbert offers a revolutionary new view of autism and a transformative strategy for dealing with it. Autism, she concludes, is not a hardwired impairment programmed into a child’s genes and destined to remain fixed... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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On Second Thought
Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits
Written by Wray Herbert

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46164-3 (0-307-46164-5)

Our lives are composed of millions of choices, ranging from trivial to life-changing and momentous. Luckily, our brains have evolved a number of mental shortcuts, biases, and tricks that allow us to quickly negotiate this endless array of decisions. We don’t want to rationally deliberate every choice we make, and thanks... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Tribe Apart
A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence
Written by Patricia Hersch

Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 3, 1999
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-43594-1 (0-345-43594-X)

Author Patricia Hersch journeyed deep inside the hearts, minds, and lives of eight “average” teenagers from the suburban community of Reston, Virginia. Hersch spent three years immersed in the teenage subculture to show us how American youth have fashioned a culture of their own, a culture of unequaled freedom and baffling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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For Mothers of Difficult Daughters
How to Enrich and Repair the Relationship in Adulthood
Written by Charney Herst

Format: Trade Paperback, 324 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: February 22, 1999
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75318-3 (0-375-75318-4)

The first mother-daughter book for mothers, featuring a new Afterword and a Reading Group Discussion Guide

¸         Do you long for a better relationship with your daughter?
¸         Do you occasionally feel as though you have failed as a mother?
¸         Do you blame yourself because your relationship with your daughter... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Force of Character
And the Lasting Life
Written by James Hillman

Format: Trade Paperback, 270 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 5, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-42405-1 (0-345-42405-0)

From the bestselling author of The Soul’s Code comes a revolutionary vision of aging. Hillman recasts life’s later years as a time with an important purpose: the fulfillment and confirmation of one’s character. Drawing on his grounding in Jungian psychology, Hillman explains here the archetypes and myths that govern the self’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Preparing to Die
Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition
Written by Andrew Holecek

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-408-6 (1-55939-408-0)

Every person faces death, but how many of them are actually ready for it? In Preparing to Die, Andrew Holecek presents a wide array of resources to help the reader address this unfinished business.

Part One shows how to prepare one’s mind and how to help others, before, during, and after... Read more >

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One Simple Idea
How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life
Written by Mitch Horowitz

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98649-8 (0-307-98649-7)

Do not order before 1/1/2014
The positive thinking movement is frequently dismissed as philosophical fluff, attracting only New Agers and self-help junkies. One Simple Idea, Mitch Horowitz’s exciting new tome, sets out to correct misperceptions. Drawing on dramatic personalities like Norman Vincent Peale, Horowitz makes the case for a movement that has... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Touching the Rock
An Experience of Blindness
Written by John Hull

Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 1992
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73547-2 (0-679-73547-X)

Shortly after John Hull went blind, after years of struggling with failing vision, he had a dream in which he was trapped on a sinking ship, submerging into another, unimaginable world. The power of this calmly eloquent, intensely perceptive memoir lies in its thorough navigation of the world of blindness—a world... Read more >

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The Story of Psychology

Written by Morton Hunt

Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27807-4 (0-307-27807-7)

Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Mesmer, William James, Pavlov, Freud, Piaget, Erikson, and Skinner. Each of these thinkers recognized that human beings could examine, comprehend, and eventually guide or influence their own thought processes, emotions, and resulting behavior. The lives and accomplishments of these pillars of psychology, expertly assembled by Morton Hunt... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Abused Boys
The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Written by Mic Hunter

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 25, 1991
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90629-3 (0-449-90629-9)

After defining exactly what sexual abuse is, Hunter examines the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting adult recovery. Abused Boys includes the stories of adult men and their loved ones, who describe the experience of childhood abuse, the after-effects that last well into adulthood... Read more >

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Mom Still Likes You Best
Overcoming the Past and Reconnecting With Your Siblings
Written by Jane Isay

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2864-9 (0-7679-2864-4)

A must-read for anyone blessed with or burdened by a sibling, Mom Still Likes You Best explores the sometimes heartbreaking but always meaningful ties between brothers and sisters.

There’s a myth that good sibling relations do not include conflict, annoyance, resentment, or mixed feelings. Jane Isay argues that this is a destructive... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Secrets and Lies
Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives
Written by Jane Isay

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53414-7 (0-385-53414-0)

By the author of Walking on Eggshells, a compellingly readable journey into the realm of family secrets, offering lessons and insights for those who are hiding the truth and those who discover what has long been hidden.

Secrets, large and small, are a fact of human life. This book explores the impact... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Passion for Life
Written by Kay Redfield Jamison

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70148-1 (0-375-70148-6)


With the same grace and breadth of learning she brought to her studies of the mind’s pathologies, Kay Redfield Jamison examines one of its most exalted states: exuberance. This “abounding, ebullient, effervescent emotion” manifests itself everywhere from child’s play to scientific breakthrough and is crucially important to learning, risk-taking... Read more >

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An Unquiet Mind
A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Written by Kay Redfield Jamison

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76330-7 (0-679-76330-9)

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison--clinical psychologist, Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and an international authority of manic-depressive illness--offers a remarkable personal testimony: the revelation of her own struggle since adolescence with manic-depression, and how it has shaped her life. Dr. Jamison suffered her first attack of... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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In the Palaces of Memory
How We Build the Worlds Inside Our Heads
Written by George Johnson

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73759-9 (0-679-73759-6)

In the Palaces of Memory is a sosphisticated, comprehenseive and fascinating analysis of the science of memory. Johnson has achieved a rare blend of scientific and literary sophistication. Faithful to its complexities and controversies, the book is a fully dimensional portrait, a hologram, of the field.” —Richar Mark, Friedhoff, USA Today

“As... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Man and His Symbols

Written by Carl Gustav Jung

Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: August 15, 1968
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-35183-2 (0-440-35183-9)

Illustrated throughout with revealing images, this first and only work is still widely used as a point of entry to Jung's ideas. The world-famous Swiss psychologist explains to the layperson his enormously influential theory of symbolism as revealed in dreams.

1. Approaching the Unconscious (Carl G. Jung) • 2. Ancient... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition)
Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Written by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Preface by Thich Nhat Hanh

Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-53693-8 (0-345-53693-2)

The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years

Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Age of Insight
The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
Written by Eric Kandel

Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6871-5 (1-4000-6871-1)

A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions—and how mind and brain relate to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Forgiving Self
The Road from Resentment to Connection
Written by Robert Karen, Ph.D.

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48874-7 (0-385-48874-2)

Why do we harden our hearts, even against those we want to love? Why do we find it so hard to admit being wrong? Why are the worst grudges the ones we hold against ourselves? Using movies, people in the news, and sessions from his practice, psychologist and award- winning author... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Under Deadman's Skin
Discovering the Meaning of Children's Violent Play
Written by Jane Katch

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 18, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3129-2 (0-8070-3129-1)

The five-and six-year-olds in my class have invented a new game they call suicide. I have never seen a game I hate so much in which all the children involved are so happy.

So begins Under Deadman’s Skin, a deceptively simple-and compellingly readable-teachers’ tale. Jane Katch, in the tradition of Vivian Paley... Read more >

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Fire in the Belly
On Being a Man
Written by Sam Keen

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 1, 1992
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-35137-8 (0-553-35137-0)

Fire in the Belly is the seminal study of masculinity that, since its publication in 1991, has become a classic of the Men’s Movement. Keen begins by exploring WOMAN: the “larger-than-life,” “shadowy” psychological construct that influences men’s lives, distinct from real flesh-and-blood women. Proposing that men cannot find themselves without first... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Savage Spawn
Reflections on Violent Children
Written by Jonathan Kellerman

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 18, 1999
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-42939-1 (0-345-42939-7)

In this powerful and disturbing book, a bestselling author and noted child psychologist shines a penetrating light on antisocial youth - kids who kill without remorse - asserting that "psychopathic tendencies begin very early in life, as young as three, and they endure." He examines the origins of psychopathy and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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