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


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74224-7 (0-307-74224-5)

Secrets and Lies is a compellingly readable journey into the realm of family secrets, offering lessons and insights for those who are hiding the truth and for those who discover what has long been hidden.

Jane Isay was both a secret finder and a secret keeper. After fifteen years of marriage, her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Becoming Gay
The Journey to Self-Acceptance
Written by Richard Isay


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38977-0 (0-307-38977-4)

Now revised and updated for the 21st-century, Becoming Gay is the classic guide on how to accept one's homosexuality. By exploring the psychological development of gay men through personal case histories—including his own—Dr. Isay shows how disguising one's sexual identity can induce anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Individual chapters tackle acceptance... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Being Homosexual
Gay Men and Their Development
Written by Richard Isay


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38957-2 (0-307-38957-X)

Richard Isay was the first person to challenge the homophobia of the psychoanalytic community and prove, through his own story and those of his patients, that homosexuality is an innate characteristic rather than a learned pathology. Now revised and updated for the 21st-century, the groundbreaking Being Homosexual carries the reader through... 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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Coming Up from the Down Low
The Journey to Acceptance, Healing, and Honest Love
Written by J.L. King


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: April 25, 2006
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-20979-5 (0-307-20979-2)

In his first book, On the Down Low, J. L. King introduced readers to the deceptive underground world of the “down low” (DL), the subculture of men leading straight lives while secretly sleeping with other men. In that first book, King’s own life was exhibit A—he lived for years as a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Female Thing
Dirt, envy, sex, vulnerability
Written by Laura Kipnis


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27577-6 (0-307-27577-9)

From the author of the acclaimed Against Love comes a pointed, audacious, and witty examination of the state of the female psyche in the post-post-feminist world of the twenty-first century.

Women remain caught between feminism and femininity, between self-affirmation and an endless quest for self-improvement, between playing an injured party and claiming... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rachel and Her Children
Homeless Families in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 15, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-34589-9 (0-307-34589-0)

Jonathan Kozol is one of America’s most forceful and eloquent observers of the intersection of race, poverty, and education. His books, from the National Book Award–winning Death at an Early Age to his most recent, the critically acclaimed Shame of the Nation, are touchstones of the national conscience. First published in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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It's Always Personal
Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace
Written by Anne Kreamer


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7993-0 (0-8129-7993-1)

With women now the majority of the workforce and the lines between office and personal life blurring as never before, the dynamics of work have shifted profoundly. Written by journalist and former corporate executive Anne Kreamer, It's Always Personal combines the latest information on the intricacies of the human brain, candid... Read more >
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Our Guys

Written by Bernard Lefkowitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 28, 1998
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70269-3 (0-375-70269-5)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Los Angeles Times Prize Finalist
An Edgar Award Finalist


Glen Ridge, New Jersey--a town most people would call perfect: a town proud of its prosperity and community ties, a town most proud of its high school athletes who served as community heroes. But in... 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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Eros and Civilization
A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud
Written by Herbert Marcuse


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 15, 1974
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1555-1 (0-8070-1555-5)

In this classic work, Herbert Marcuse takes as his starting point Freud’s statement that civilization is based on the permanent subjugation of the human instincts, his reconstruction of the prehistory of mankind - to an interpretation of the basic trends of western civilization, stressing the philosophical and sociological implications.

“A philosophical critique... Read more >

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Positive Parenting for Bipolar Kids
How to Identify, Treat, Manage, and Rise to the Challenge
Written by Mary Ann McDonnell and Janet Wozniak
Contribution by Judy Fort Brenneman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 23, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38462-8 (0-553-38462-7)

The Definitive Resource on How to Identify, Treat, and Thrive with a Bipolar Child

More than three million American children suffer from some form of bipolar disorder, a life-impairing illness that can cause wild mood swings and even episodes of rage. But as a parent, can you tell the difference between a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Boys Should Be Boys
7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons
Written by Meg Meeker


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-51369-4 (0-345-51369-X)

In Boys Should Be Boys, Dr. Meg Meeker, who has spent more than twenty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, provides parents and educators with helpful information on how to encourage boys to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Topics addressed include: why rules and boundaries are crucial—and... Read more >

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She Flies Without Wings
How Horses Touch a Woman's Soul
Written by Mary D. Midkiff


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33500-3 (0-385-33500-8)

Women have been riding horses into myth and fable for as long as they have sought physical and spiritual liberation. This is the first book to explore and exalt the magical kinship between women and horses.

Written by an internationally recognized horsewoman, examining all stages of woman’s life, She Flies Without... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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Magnificent Obesity
My Search for Wellness, Voice and Meaning in the Second Half of Life
Written by Martha Moravec


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-57826-505-3 (1-57826-505-3)

The voice of a generation, speaking on issues of mortality, body image, health and dreams deferred, Magnificent Obesity recounts one woman’s effort to look honestly and compassionately at her obesity through the lenses of anxiety, addiction, aging and agnosticism. Although things don’t always turn out the way she’d hoped or planned... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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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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Rose
Love in Violent Times
Written by Inga Muscio


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-926-2 (1-58322-926-4)

With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Inga Muscio explores the impacts of passive violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love.

Rose breaks new ground in answering a fundamental question in most feminist and antiracist writing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Schoolgirls
Young Women, Self Esteem, and the Confidence Gap
Written by Peggy Orenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-42576-6 (0-385-42576-7)

SchoolGirls examines the lives of teenage girls and reveals that despite perceptions of progress toward equality between the sexes, fundamentally things have not really advanced much. Written in association with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the book is deeply rooted in a broad-based 1990 AAUW poll, which found that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Museums, Objects, and Collections
A Cultural Study
Written by Susan Pearce


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 1993
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-330-9 (1-56098-330-2)

This book examines the historical context of museums, their collections, and the objects that form them. Susan M. Pearce probes the psychological and social reasons that people collect and identifies three modes of collecting: collecting as souvenirs, as fetishes, and as systematic assemblages. She considers how museum professionals set policies of... Read more >

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Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps
How We're Different and What to Do About It
Written by Allan Pease and Barbara Pease


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 19, 2001
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0763-7 (0-7679-0763-9)

Drawing on current research in evolutionary psychology and biology, Barbara and Allan Pease put forth a compelling, controversial, and clever argument-that men and women are, indeed, born different and, as such, are different.

Supported by research cited in their book, they suggest that who we are and what we are capable... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hunger Pains

Written by Mary Pipher, Ph.d.


Format: Trade Paperback, 138 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 21, 1997
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-41393-2 (0-345-41393-8)

In Hunger Pains Dr. Mary Pipher offers advice, counsel, and practical solutions for young women dealing with eating disorders and other problems. The rates of anorexia, bulimia, and depression for women are the highest they have ever been; signs show that the age of women susceptible to these problems is decreasing... Read more >
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