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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, 144 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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Real Boys Workbook
The Definitive Guide to Understanding and Interacting with Boys of All Ages
Written by William Pollack and Kathleen Cushman


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75526-2 (0-375-75526-8)

The Real Boys' Workbook is a unique, instructive workbook, full of advice, exercises, and stories to help parents, professionals, and boys themselves understand boys—and how to make life with them better. How to listen to boys, talk and be with them, exercises to teach you new ways to handle situations, and... Read more >

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After Silence
Rape & My Journey Back
Written by Nancy Venable Raine


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 3, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80419-3 (0-609-80419-7)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Chosen as One of the Top 10 Women's Studies books in 1998 by Amazon.com

Beginning with her assault by a stranger in her home in 1985, Nancy Venable Raine probes the long-term psychological and physiological aftereffects of rape, its tangled sexual confusions, the treatment... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Unsayable
The Hidden Language of Trauma
Written by Annie Rogers


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 31, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7166-8 (0-8129-7166-3)

In her twenty years as a clinical psychologist, Annie Rogers has learned to understand the silent language of girls who will not—who cannot—speak about devastating sexual trauma. Abuse too painful to put into words does have a language, though, a language of coded signs and symptoms that conventional therapy fails to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Children of Raquette Lake
One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism
Written by Mira Rothenberg
Foreword by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-467-7 (1-58394-467-2)

The Children of Raquette Lake: One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism is an account of author Mira Rothenberg’s experience with eleven autistic and schizophrenic children during the summer of 1958. In order to avoid the regression that often occurred during the summer months, Rothenberg, a trained... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Pursuit of Perfection
The Promise and Perils of Medical Enchancement
Written by Sheila Rothman and David Rothman


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75835-8 (0-679-75835-6)

What does it mean to live in a time when medical science can not only cure the human body but also reshape it? How should we as individuals and as a society respond to new drugs and genetic technologies? Sheila and David Rothman address these troubling questions with a singular blend... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Riddle of Gender

Written by Deborah Rudacille


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72197-4 (0-385-72197-8)

When Deborah Rudacille learned that a close friend had decided to transition from female to male, she felt compelled to understand why.

Coming at the controversial subject of transsexualism from several angles–historical, sociological, psychological, medical–Rudacille discovered that gender variance is anything but new, that changing one’s gender has been met with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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When No One Understands
Letters to a Teenager on Life, Loss, and the Hard Road to Adulthood
Written by Brad Sachs


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: January 30, 2007
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-407-5 (1-59030-407-1)

When Dr. Sachs first met Amanda she was a troubled and self-destructive teen who refused to speak during her therapy sessions. Determined to connect, Sachs tried something unconventional: he wrote letters to Amanda between sessions and invited her to write back. A remarkable correspondence gradually grew between them, one that built... Read more >

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Why Gender Matters
What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences
Written by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1625-7 (0-7679-1625-5)

Are boys and girls really that different? Twenty years ago, doctors and researchers didn’t think so. Back then, most experts believed that differences in how girls and boys behave are mainly due to differences in how they were treated by their parents, teachers, and friends.

It's hard to cling to that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Out of Time
The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
Written by Lynne Segal and Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-299-9 (1-78168-299-2)

As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Out of Time looks at many of the issues facing the aged–the war of the generations and baby-boomer bashing, the politics of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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What You Can Change and What You Can't
The Complete Guide to Successful Self-Improvement
Written by Martin E. Seligman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7840-0 (1-4000-7840-7)

In the climate of self-improvement that pervades our culture, there is an overwhelming amount of information about treatments for everything from alcohol abuse to sexual dysfunction. Much of this information is exaggerated if not wholly inaccurate. As a result, people who try to change their own troubling conditions often experience the... Read more >

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The Arithmetic of Life and Death

Written by George Shaffner


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-42645-1 (0-345-42645-2)

In this thought-provoking primer, Shaffner cuts to the heart of real-life dilemmas great and small-whether it's the risks of smoking or the advantages of teamwork-and shows how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide your way to deeper understanding. 224 pp.

"Shaffner believes in living life by the numbers...Life not adding up? Try... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Out of Her Mind
Women Writing on Madness
Written by Rebecca Shannonhouse


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75502-6 (0-375-75502-0)

This anthology contains the most affecting, finely wrought essays, memoirs, and fiction by women writing on madness. Some of the selections are literary classics, such as the excerpt from Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar while some are taken from contemporary works such as Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted. Several of the essays... Read more >

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Playing House
Notes of a Reluctant Mother
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0173-8 (0-8070-0173-2)

Lauren Slater’s rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and unexpected rewards of playing house. Boldly honest, these biographical pieces reveal Slater at her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Catfight
Women and Competition
Written by Leora Tanenbaum


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 3, 2002
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-520-2 (1-58322-520-X)

Catfight: Women and Competition is Leora Tanenbaum’s dissection of the gender war waged among women. Tanenbaum meticulously analyzes the roots of destructive competitiveness among women, asserting that “catfights” thrive because, despite women’s many gains, American women are conditioned to regard each other as adversaries rather than allies. She investigates the arenas-from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Slut!
Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation
Written by Leora Tanenbaum


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-888363-94-4 (1-888363-94-0)

Leora Tanenbaum’s Slut! is a groundbreaking account of the lives of young women who stand up to the destructive power of name-calling, written by one of the rising young talents of journalism today. Slut! seamlessly weaves together three narrative threads: powerful oral histories of girls and women who tell us their... Read more >

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Going Hungry
Writers on Desire, Self-Denial, and Overcoming Anorexia
Written by Kate M. Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27834-0 (0-307-27834-4)

Here, collected for the first time, 19 writers describe their eating disorders from the distance of recovery, exposing as never before the anorexic's self-enclosed world. Taking up issues including depression, genetics, sexuality, sports, religion, fashion and family, these essays examine the role anorexia plays in a young person's search for direction... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Speaking of Boys
Answers to the Most-Asked Questions About Raising Sons
Written by Michael Thompson, Ph.D. and Teresa Barker


Format: Trade Paperback, 354 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 1, 2000
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-44148-5 (0-345-44148-6)

With the bestselling book Raising Cain, Michael Thompson, Ph.D., at last broke the silence surrounding the emotional life of boys and spearheaded an important national debate.

With candid questions and detailed responses, Speaking of Boys covers important topics such as peer pressure, ADHD/ADD, and body image as well as traditional issues such... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Future Shock

Written by Alvin Toffler


Format: Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 1, 1984
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-27737-1 (0-553-27737-5)

Examines the effects of rapid industrial and technological changes upon the individual, the family, and society. Read more >

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Bad Mother
A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
Written by Ayelet Waldman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3069-7 (0-7679-3069-X)

In our mothers’ day there were good mothers, indifferent mothers, and occasionally, great mothers. Today we have only Bad Mothers: If you work, you’re neglectful; if you stay home, you’re smothering. If you discipline, you’re buying them a spot on the shrink’s couch; if you let them run wild, they will... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Courage to Be Present
Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Awakening of Natural Wisdom
Written by Karen Kissel Wegela


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-830-1 (1-59030-830-1)

The quality of presence a psychotherapist or counselor brings to the therapeutic relationship makes all the difference in effective treatment. With this application of Buddhist practice to psychotherapy, Karen Kissel Wegela offers mental health professionals a new perspective on bringing compassion, patience, generosity, and equanimity to their work with clients. She... Read more >

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Masterminds and Wingmen
Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World
Written by Rosalind Wiseman


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98665-8 (0-307-98665-9)

In this essential book by the acclaimed author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, Rosalind Wiseman explains the way boys think to show parents, educators, and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges.

Queen Bees and Wannabes
, the groundbreaking book and the basis of the... Read more >

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Queen Bees and Wannabes
Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World
Written by Rosalind Wiseman


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45444-7 (0-307-45444-4)

When Rosalind Wiseman first published Queen Bees & Wannabes, she fundamentally changed the way adults look at girls’ friendships and conflicts–from how they choose their best friends, how they express their anger, their boundaries with boys, and their relationships with parents. Wiseman showed how girls of every background are profoundly influenced... Read more >
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