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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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The Healing Connection
How Women Form Relationships in Therapy and in Life
Written by Jean Baker Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 1, 1998
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2921-3 (0-8070-2921-1)

In The Healing Connection, Jean Baker Miller, M.D., author of the best-selling Toward a New Psychology of Women, and Irene Stiver, Ph.D., argue that relationships are the integral source of psychological health. In so doing they offer a new understanding of human development that points a way to change in all... Read more >

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Toward a New Psychology of Women

Written by Jean Baker Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 2, 1987
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2909-1 (0-8070-2909-2)

In the twenty years since its publication, this classic psychology text has become famous for its groundbreaking demonstration of how sexual stereotypes restrict men’s and women’s psychological development. Toward a New Psychology of Women revolutionized concepts of strength and weakness, dependency and autonomy, emotion, success, and power.

“Monumental in its innovative--possibly revolutionary--restructuring... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Between Vengeance and Forgiveness
Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence
Written by Martha Minow


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 1, 1999
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4507-7 (0-8070-4507-1)

The rise of collective violence and genocide is the twentieth century’s most terrible legacy. Martha Minow, a Harvard law professor and one of our most brilliant and humane legal minds, offers a landmark book on our attempts to heal after such large-scale tragedy. Writing with informed, searching prose of the extraordinary... Read more >

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The Drunkard's Walk
How Randomness Rules Our Lives
Written by Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27517-2 (0-307-27517-5)

With the born storyteller's command of narrative and imaginative approach, Leonard Mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profoundly informed by chance and randomness and how everything from wine ratings and corporate success to school grades and political polls are less reliable than we believe.

By showing us the true nature... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Brain Sex
The Real Difference Between Men and Women
Written by Anne Moir, Ph.D. and David Jessel


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: August 1, 1992
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31183-0 (0-385-31183-4)

Brain Sex explains how the physiological differences in the male and female brain affect every aspect of our behavior. Anne Moir and David Jessel show the many ways in which the two genders' brains differ and how these differences in turn result in emotional, intellectual, and psychological differences in males and... Read more >

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Discovery of the Child

Written by Maria Montessori


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 12, 1986
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-33656-9 (0-345-33656-9)

Maria Montessori went beyond the conventions of the day to seek a new way of knowing and loving a child. In The Discovery of the Child, she describes the nature of the child and her method of working more fully with the child's urge to learn. With 16 pages of photographs... Read more >

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Secret of Childhood

Written by Maria Montessori


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 12, 1982
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-30583-1 (0-345-30583-3)

Maria Montessori describes the inner-workings of children with warmth and the exactness of a scientist. She also discusses the array of materials and techniques needed to release a child's learning potential. Read more >

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The Speed of Dark

Written by Elizabeth Moon


Format: Trade Paperback, 378 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 2, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44754-8 (0-345-44754-9)

Winner, 2004 Nebula Award--
The Nebula Award is the highest honor that a speculative fiction novel can be awarded, and is both nominated by and voted upon entirely by working professionals and peers in the science fiction literary community.

Thoughtful, poignant, and unforgettable, The Speed of Dark is a gripping exploration into... Read more >
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Conundrum

Written by Jan Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: May 16, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-189-9 (1-59017-189-6)

The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire. He was happily married, with several children. To all appearances, he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Salt Sugar Fat
How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Written by Michael Moss


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6980-4 (1-4000-6980-7)

Selected for Common Reading at Virginia Commonwealth University and Southwest Virginia Governor's School

From a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the fascinating story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. In Salt Sugar Fat, Michael Moss demonstrates how... Read more >

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Healing and the Mind

Written by Bill Moyers


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 1, 1995
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47687-4 (0-385-47687-6)

Journalist and PBS commentator Bill Moyers traveled around the globe investigating medical treatments that rely on the power of the mind rather than on modern medicine's high-tech miracles. In this intriguing companion volume to the PBS TV series, Moyers explores the roles of thoughts and emotions in illness and health through... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Where the Body Meets Memory
An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity
Written by David Mura


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 16, 1997
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47184-8 (0-385-47184-X)

From the winner of a 1995 Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers Award comes a sensual memoir that explores America's racial and sexual taboos, the consequences of assimilation, and raising children in a world that refuses to honor its racial diversity. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Heroine's Journey

Written by Maureen Murdock


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 23, 1990
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-87773-485-7 (0-87773-485-2)

"The Heroine's Journey offers a map of the feminine healing process. Murdock writes in a clear and compassionate voice which draws inspiration from her experiences as a mother, artist, and therapist and from the collective wisdom of the community of women on the path of the goddess. This book speaks to... Read more >

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The Angry Child
Regaining Control When Your Child Is Out of Control
Written by Dr. Timothy Murphy


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-609-80751-4 (0-609-80751-X)

Every child has an off day when nothing seems to go right, but for some, angry outbursts, frustration, and resentment are the norm. When a child's anger threatens to jeopardize his school and social life and introduces an element of strain into the family dynamics that affects every member, it's time... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sacred Contracts
Awakening Your Divine Potential
Written by Caroline Myss


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: January 28, 2003
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-81011-8 (0-609-81011-1)

New York Times bestselling author and medical intuitive Caroline Myss has found that when people don’t understand their purpose in life the result can be depression, anxiety, fatigue, and eventually physical illness—in short, a spiritual malaise of epidemic proportions. Myss’s experience of working with people led her to develop an insightful... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Emotional Infidelity
How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage and 10 Other Secrets to a Great Relationship
Written by M. Gary Neuman


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: September 24, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-81000-2 (0-609-81000-6)

What’s holding you back from a great marriage?

“I don’t believe in ‘okay,’ ‘decent,’ or ‘solid’ marriages. I’m against them,” says M. Gary Neuman. “I believe only in great marriages, and that you should expect and reach for no less.” In the last fifteen years, M. Gary Neuman, marital therapist and architect... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rejuvenile
Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-up
Written by Christopher Noxon


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 24, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-8089-2 (1-4000-8089-4)

Once upon a time, boys and girls grew up and set aside childish things. Nowadays, moms and dads skateboard alongside their kids and download the latest pop-song ringtones. Captains of industry pose for the cover of BusinessWeek holding Super Soakers. The average age of video game players is twenty-nine and rising... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Circus Fire
A True Story of an American Tragedy
Written by Stewart O'Nan


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49685-8 (0-385-49685-0)

Halfway through a midsummer afternoon performance, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus's big top caught fire. The tent had been waterproofed with a mixture of paraffin and gasoline; in seconds it was burning out of control, and more than 8,000 people were trapped inside. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What Doctors Feel
How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine
Written by Danielle Ofri


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7332-2 (0-8070-7332-6)

The quality of medical care is influenced by what doctors feel, an aspect of medicine that is usually left out of discussions of health care today. Drawing on scientific studies, as well as on real-life stories from other physicians and her own medical practice, Dr. Danielle Ofri examines the impact of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The New Personality Self-Portrait
Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do
Written by John Oldham and Lois B. Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 1, 1995
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37393-6 (0-553-37393-5)

The New Personality Self -portrait is the only guide to personality types based on the American Psychiatric Association's just-published official diagnostic system -- the DSM -IV -- and written by one of today's leading personality researchers. A long-time backlist bestseller in its previous edition, it has now been completely updated to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Lonely American
Drifting Apart in the Twenty-first Century
Written by Jacqueline Olds


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0035-9 (0-8070-0035-3)

In today’s world, it is more acceptable to be depressed than to be lonely-yet loneliness appears to be the inevitable byproduct of our frenetic contemporary lifestyle. According to the 2004 General Social Survey, one out of four Americans talked to no one about something of importance to them during the last... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Second Sight
An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Extraordinary Story and Shows You How To Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom
Written by Judith Orloff


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58758-9 (0-307-58758-4)

"An exemplary and eloquently written story that makes it easy for nonbelievers in intuition to believe. You must read this book." – Psychology Today

In this updated edition, Dr. Orloff reflects on her career and the sea change that modern medicine and psychiatry have experienced since Second Sight was first published. She... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

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Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals
The Hidden Epidemic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Written by Ian Osborn


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: April 13, 1999
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50847-2 (0-440-50847-9)

Over five million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Ian Osborn, M.D., a specialist on OCD and a sufferer himself, has written the first comprehensive book on this condition. In this practical guide, he provides scholarly insight on the experience, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD. He also reveals new discoveries about... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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