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Trauma Through a Child's Eyes
Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing
Written by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. and Maggie Kline


Format: Trade Paperback, 536 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-630-7 (1-55643-630-0)

An essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence—what parents, educators, and health professionals can do.
Trauma can result not only from catastrophic events such as abuse, violence, or loss of loved ones, but from natural disasters and everyday incidents such as auto accidents, medical procedures... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Seasons of a Man's Life

Written by Daniel J. Levinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 12, 1986
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-33901-0 (0-345-33901-0)

This is the first full report from the team that discovered the patterns of adult development. Ranking in significance with the original works of Kinsey and Erikson, it explores and explains the specific periods of personal development through which all human beings must pass--and which together for a common pattern underlying... Read more >

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The Seasons of a Woman's Life

Written by Daniel J. Levinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 456 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 11, 1997
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-31174-0 (0-345-31174-4)

Based on interviews with a diverse group of forty-five women, The Seasons of a Woman's Life completes and substantiates Levinson's thesis which he first introduced nearly twenty years ago: that all human beings go right on developing throughout their lives in a pattern of amazing inevitability.

Firmly grounded in original scientific research... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sibling Revelry
8 Steps to Successful Adult Sibling Relationships
Written by Jo Ann Levitt, M.A., R.N., Marjory Levitt, Ph.D. and Joel Levitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: July 3, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50896-0 (0-440-50896-7)

Much has been written about the relationships of parents and children. But the unsung chord in adult relationships, professional and personal, is rooted in the sibling connection. Based on the authors' successful workshops, this book provides a guide for strengthening the bond between adult siblings who have been estranged or seek... Read more >
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Guilty by Reason of Insanity
A Psychiatrist Explores the Minds of Killers
Written by Dorothy Otnow Lewis, Ph.D.


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books
On Sale: May 1, 1999
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-1887-3 (0-8041-1887-6)

A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross, and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon.

Now she shares her groundbreaking discoveries–and... Read more >
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Educating for Character
How Our Schools Can Teach Respect and Responsibility
Written by Thomas Lickona


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 1, 1992
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37052-2 (0-553-37052-9)

Winner of the 1992 Christopher Award "for affirming the higest values of the human spirit."

Drawing on 20 years of research and day-to-day classroom management, Dr. Lickona shows how to construct a curriculum that wins parental support and reports on scores of practical, successful programs that are turning schools around... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Social
Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect
Written by Matthew D. Lieberman


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88909-6 (0-307-88909-2)

Written by Matthew D. Lieberman, who trained at Harvard University and is a professor in the Departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, Social is a groundbreaking book, based on original neuro research, which reveals that the human brain's greatest strength is its passion... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Brooklyn Zoo
The Education of a Psychotherapist
Written by Darcy Lockman


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74252-0 (0-307-74252-0)

In her eye-opening, ruthlessly honest account, Darcy Lockman shares the stress, frustration, and exhilaration of her clinical training as a psychologist in the midst of institutional dysfunction at Brooklyn’s Kings County Hospital.

After leaving her career in magazine journalism to become a psychotherapist, Darcy Lockman confronted a slew of challenges including... Read more >
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Of Two Minds
An Anthropologist Looks at American Psychiatry
Written by T.M. Luhrmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74493-1 (0-679-74493-2)

With sharp and soulful insight, T. R. Luhrmann examines the world of psychiatry, a profession which today is facing some of its greatest challenges from within and without, as it continues to offer hope to many.

At a time when mood-altering drugs have revolutionized the treatment of the mentally ill and HMO’s... Read more >
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The Doomsters

Written by Ross Macdonald


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27904-0 (0-307-27904-9)

Hired by Carl Hallman, the desperate-eyed junkie scion of an obscenely wealthy political dynasty, detective Lew Archer investigates the suspicious deaths of his parents, Senator Hallman and his wife Alicia. Arriving in the sleepy town of Purissima, Archer discovers that orange groves may be where the Hallmans made their mint, but... Read more >
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The Lives of Michel Foucault

Written by David Macey


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75792-4 (0-679-75792-9)

When he died of an AIDS-related condition in 1984, Michel Foucault had become the most influential French philosopher since the end of World War II. His powerful studies of the creation of modern medicine, prisons, psychiatry, and other methods of classification have had a lasting impact on philosophers, historians, critics, and... Read more >

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Deep Leadership
Essential Insights from High-Risk Environments
Written by Joe Macinnis


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf Canada
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $25.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-36110-3 (0-307-36110-1)

In this new twist on a topic of perennial interest, Joe MacInnis shows how the leadership traits forged in extraordinary circumstances are transferrable to our everyday lives. Simply put, this is a handbook for building character.

Some people are born leaders. The rest of us find ourselves in positions where leadership... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Wilkomirski Affair
A Study in Biographical Truth
Written by Stefan Maechler


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1135-1 (0-8052-1135-7)

This is the definitive report on Fragments, Binjamin Wilkomirski's invented “memoir” of a childhood spent in concentration camps, which created international turmoil.

In 1995 Fragments, a memoir by a Swiss musician named Binjamin Wilkomirski, was published in Germany. Hailed by critics, who compared it with the masterpieces of Primo Levi and Anne... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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High Risk
Children Without A Conscience
Written by Ken Magid


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 1, 1989
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-34667-1 (0-553-34667-9)

Many of today's children are in danger of growing up without a conscience-the neglected children of too-busy parents or the abandoned and abused children from disrupted or violent families. Children in this ever-growing segment of the population pose a threat to themselves, their families, and to the larger community. High Risk... Read more >

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Waist-High in the World
A Life Among the Nondisabled
Written by Nancy Mairs


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: December 22, 1997
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7087-1 (0-8070-7087-4)

In a blend of intimate memoir and passionate advocacy, Nancy Mairs takes on the subject woven through all her writing: disability and its effect on life, work, and spirit.

“Graceful yet gritty paradoxes drive this extraordinary book, which uses the author’s degenerative disease, multiple sclerosis, as a window into a very particular... Read more >

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The Purloined Clinic
Selected Writings
Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 1993
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74810-6 (0-679-74810-5)

The Purloined Clinic is a retrospective of essays, reviews, and reports that reflect the range and depth of Janet Malcolm's engagement with psychology, criticism, art, and literature.

She examines aspects of “that absurdist collaboration,” the psychoanalytic dialogue, from which come “small, stray sell recognitions that no other human relationship yields, brought forward... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Saving Sammy
A Mother's Fight to Cure Her Son's OCD
Written by Beth Alison Maloney


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46184-1 (0-307-46184-X)

The summer before entering sixth grade, Sammy, a bright and charming boy who lived on the coast of Maine, suddenly began to exhibit disturbing behavior. He walked and ate with his eyes shut, refused to bathe, burst into fits of rage, slithered against walls, and used his limbs instead of his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I Can't Stop Crying
Grief and Recovery, A Compassionate Guide
Written by John D. Martin and Frank D. Ferris


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-5461-7 (0-7710-5461-0)

The death of someone close -- a family member, spouse, or partner -- can result in feelings of overwhelming grief. At the same time, society unrealistically expects people to recover from grief as quickly as possible. I Can’t Stop Crying looks at grieving as a painful but necessary process. The authors... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Let Me Hear Your Voice
A Family's Triumph over Autism
Written by Catherine Maurice


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 19, 1994
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90664-4 (0-449-90664-7)

Let Me Hear Your Voice is a mother's illuminating account of how one family triumphed over autism. It is an absolutely unforgettable book, as beautifully written as it is informative.

"A vivid and uplifting story . . . Offers new strength to parents who refuse to give up on their autistic children."... Read more >

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Energy Psychology
Self-Healing Practices for Bodymind Health
Written by Michael Mayer, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-724-3 (1-55643-724-2)

Energy Psychology presents a comprehensive approach to healing that combines leading-edge Western bodymind psychological methods with a broad system of ancient, sacred traditions. Incorporating Dr. Mayer's integral approach called Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy, Energy Psychology draws on Chinese medicine approaches, including Qigong and acupressure self-touch; kabalistic processes; methods drawn from ancient traditions... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Trust the Process

Written by Shaun McNiff


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: March 31, 1998
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-57062-357-8 (1-57062-357-0)

Whether in painting, poetry, performance, music, dance, or life, there is an intelligence working in every situation. This force is the primary carrier of creation. If we trust it and follow its natural movement, it will astound us with its ability to find a way through problems--and even make creative use... Read more >

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The Colonizer and the Colonized

Written by Albert Memmi
Afterword by Susan Gibson Miller
Introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 8, 1991
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0301-5 (0-8070-0301-8)

First published in English in 1965, this timeless classic explores the psychological effects of colonialism on colonized and colonizers alike.

“Confiscated by colonial police throughout the world since its 1957 publication, The Colonizer and the Colonized is an important document of our times, an invaluable warning for all future generations.” -The Los... Read more >

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The Protest Psychosis
How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease
Written by Jonathan M. Metzl


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0127-1 (0-8070-0127-9)

A powerful account of how cultural anxieties about race shaped American notions of mental illness

The civil rights era is largely remembered as a time of sit-ins, boycotts, and riots. But a very different civil rights history evolved at the Ionia State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Ionia, Michigan. In... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Mating Mind
How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature
Written by Geoffrey Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 17, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49517-2 (0-385-49517-X)

At once a pioneering study of evolution and an accessible and lively reading experience, The Mating Mind marks the arrival of a prescient and provocative new science writer.

Consciousness, morality, creativity, language, and art: these are the traits that make us human. Scientists have traditionally explained these qualities as merely a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Passion of Michel Foucault

Written by James Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 1, 1994
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47240-1 (0-385-47240-4)

A startling look at one of this century’s most influential philosophers, the book chronicles every stage of Foucault’s personal and professional odyssey, from his early interest in dreams to his final preoccupation with sexuality and the nature of personal identity.

“Probably the best general introductin to Foucault’s later thinking.” —Washington Post Book... Read more >
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