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League of Denial
The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth
Written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3756-5 (0-7704-3756-7)

Comprehensively, and for the first time, award-winning investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru deliver a probing look at brain injury and football. Moving between the NFL trenches, America’s research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science, League of Denial examines how the league used its power and... Read more >

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The Oxford Project

Text by Stephen G. Bloom
Photographed by Peter Feldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher:
On Sale: September 28, 2010
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-59962-087-9 (1-59962-087-1)

The Alex-award winning The Oxford Project is back in an abridged paperback edition. Less expensive, more portable, and retaining all the drama of this extraordinary true tale of a seemingly ordinary Midwestern town through the pictures and words its residents. Equal parts art, American history, cultural anthropology, and human narrative -... Read more >

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Farewell, My Subaru
An Epic Adventure in Local Living
Written by Doug Fine


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7789-9 (0-8129-7789-0)

Selected for Common Reading at Western Connecticut State University


Like many Americans, Doug Fine enjoys his creature comforts, but he also knows full well they keep him addicted to oil. So he wonders: Is it possible to keep his Netflix and his car, his Wi-Fi and his subwoofers, and still reduce his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Five Days at Memorial
Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Written by Sheri Fink


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71896-9 (0-307-71896-4)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction
A New York Times Book Review Best Book of 2013 (Top Five Nonfiction)
Winner of the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
Shortlisted for the ALA 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Winner of the Ridenhour Book Prize
Finalist...
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Running with the Kenyans
Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
Written by Adharanand Finn


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-52880-3 (0-345-52880-8)

Whether running is your recreation or your religion, Adharanand Finn’s incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate and inspire you, as he ventures to uncover the secrets of the fastest people on earth. Finn’s mesmerizing quest combines a fresh look at barefoot running, practical advice on the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The First Sex
The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the World
Written by Helen Fisher


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 1, 2000
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91260-7 (0-449-91260-4)

"Tomorrow belongs to women," notes celebrated anthropologist Helen Fisher. In this explosive new book she illustrates this enticing assertion. Drawing on original research, Fisher reveals how women and their natural talents are changing the world, making them ideal leaders and successful shapers of business and society today. Looking back to prehistoric... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Stop Obsessing!
How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions
Written by Edna B. Foa and Reid Wilson
Foreword by David H. Barlow


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: July 31, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38117-7 (0-553-38117-2)

Stop Obsessing! reviews powerful and reliable techniques that have helped thousands of patients with OCD reduce or eliminate unwanted thoughts and rituals. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bury Me Standing
The Gypsies and Their Journey
Written by Isabel Fonseca


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 29, 1996
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73743-8 (0-679-73743-X)

Isabel Fonseca describes the four years she spent with Gypsies from Albania to Poland, listening to their stories, deciphering their taboos, and befriending their matriarchs, activists, and child prostitutes. A masterful work of personal reportage, this volume is also a vibrant portrait of a mysterious people and an essential document of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them
When Loving Hurts And You Don't Know Why
Written by Susan Forward and Joan Torres


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 2, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38141-2 (0-553-38141-5)

Dr. Susan Forward presents detailed case studies to address the practice of overcoming destructive relationships. She draws on case histories and the voices of men and women trapped in negative relationships to help readers understand the reasons behind some men's destructive patterns and the part a woman plays in it.

This work... Read more >
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Obsessive Love
When It Hurts Too Much to Let Go
Written by Susan Forward and Craig Buck


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 2, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38142-9 (0-553-38142-3)

Renowned psychotherapist Dr. Susan Forward presents detailed case studies to address the practice of overcoming destructive relationships and also offers a program that shows readers how to break the "connection compulsion" that keeps them trapped in unhealthy, obsessive relationships.

This work is sure to afford students of psychology and sociology a... Read more >

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Toxic Parents
Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
Written by Susan Forward


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 2, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38140-5 (0-553-38140-7)

Renowned psychotherapist Dr. Susan Forward presents detailed case studies and the real-life voices of adult children to examine the frustrating patterns of children's relationships with their toxic parents — and how they may discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.

This work is sure to afford students of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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One Foot Forward
Stories and Faces of Widows and Widowers
Written by Judith Fox and Michele Reiss, PhD
Contribution by Joanne Lynn, MD


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-649-7 (1-57687-649-7)

Few people are comfortable talking about end-of-life issues, death, and widowhood. When this most transformative of life events eventually happens, how does one continue on past the lingering questions, the new plans, the change in perspective?

One Foot Forward offers hope and solace. The insightful and powerful stories of the 20 widowed... Read more >

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Richistan
A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich
Written by Robert Frank


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: June 24, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-34145-7 (0-307-34145-3)

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

RICH-I-STAN n. 1. a new country located in the heart of America, populated entirely by millionaires, most of whom acquired their wealth during the new Gilded Age of the past twenty years. 2. a country with a population larger than Belgium and Denmark; typical citizens include “spud... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Everyday Heroes
50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at a Time
Written by Katrina Fried
Photographed by Paul Mobley


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher:
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-59962-112-8 (1-59962-112-6)

American Heroes: Everyday People Changing the World is a groundbreaking visual book introducing the stories and causes of 50 courageous individuals who have made an astonishing difference in the lives of others. From environmental activists who have rallied the support of hundreds of volunteers to bring such necessities as clean drinking... Read more >

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Sex and Real Estate
Why We Love Houses
Written by Marjorie Garber


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 18, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72039-7 (0-385-72039-4)

Real estate has become a form of “yuppie pornography.” Hopes of summer romance have given way to hopes of summer homes, and fantasies of Romeo have been replaced by fantasies of remodeling. Even real estate ads are flirtatious in their offers of bedrooms that are sensuous and sinks that are seductive... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Edge City
Life on the New Frontier
Written by Joel Garreau


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1992
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-42434-9 (0-385-42434-5)

First there was downtown. Then there were suburbs. Then there were malls. Then Americans launched the most sweeping change in a hundred years in how they live, work, and play-Edge Cities. Joel Garreau spent four years exploring America's Edge Cities-the communities consisting of corporate headquarters, fitness centers, and shopping plazas, of... Read more >
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Explore Everything
Place-Hacking the City
Written by Bradley Garrett


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-129-9 (1-78168-129-5)

It is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us–the cities we live in–that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Down the Up Escalator
How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession
Written by Barbara Garson


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53274-7 (0-385-53274-1)

One of our most incisive and committed journalists—author of the classic All the Livelong Day—shows us the real human cost of our economic follies.

The Great Recession has thrown huge economic challenges at almost all Americans save the superaffluent few, and we are only now beginning to reckon up the human... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Cliques
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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Violence
Reflections on a National Epidemic
Written by James Gilligan


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 29, 1997
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77912-4 (0-679-77912-4)

Drawing on firsthand experience as a prison psychiatrist, Dr. James Gilligan has written a pathbreaking book on the tragic epidemic of violence in the United States.  Violence is a pioneering work that examines the roots of violence and offers a startling conclusion: that shame is a driving force behind violent behavior and... 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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Ecological Intelligence
The Hidden Impacts of What We Buy
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-52783-5 (0-385-52783-7)

Virginia Tech has selected Ecological Intelligence for its 2009-2010 Common Book Project.

“The theme of ecological awareness and environmental sustainability emerged as we considered a variety of books. The selection committee felt that such a theme would offer many options for engagement and use of the book across all colleges and disciplines... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Social Intelligence
The New Science of Human Relationships
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: July 31, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38449-9 (0-553-38449-X)

Emotional Intelligence was an international phenomenon, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year and selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, once again, Daniel Goleman has written a groundbreaking synthesis of the latest findings in biology and brain science, revealing that we are “wired to... 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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