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Super Brain
Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being
Written by Rudolph E. Tanzi and Deepak Chopra


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95682-8 (0-307-95682-2)

A manual for relating to the brain in a revolutionary new way, Super Brain shows you how to use your brain as a gateway for achieving health, happiness, and spiritual growth. The authors are two pioneers: bestselling author and physician Deepak Chopra and Harvard Medical School professor Rudolph E. Tanzi, one... Read more >

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Confessions of a Sociopath
A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight
Written by M.E. Thomas


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95665-1 (0-307-95665-2)

“[A] gripping and important book...revelatory...quite the memorable roller coaster ride.” —New York Times Book Review

“Fascinating...part memoir, part psychological treatise, and entirely not to be trusted.” —Boston Globe

“The goal of Confessions is to redefine sociopathy—or at least to shake off the stigma associated with it. And Thomas accomplishes both. Through her...

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Phi
A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul
Written by Giulio Tononi


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-90721-9 (0-307-90721-X)

This title is printed in full color throughout.

From one of the most original and influential neuroscientists at work today, here is an exploration of consciousness unlike any other—as told by Galileo, who opened the way for the objectivity of science and is now intent on making subjective experience a part of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Traffic
Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
Written by Tom Vanderbilt


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27719-0 (0-307-27719-4)

A New York Times Notable Book

One of the Best Books of the Year
The Washington PostThe Cleveland Plain-DealerRocky Mountain News


In this brilliant, lively, and eye-opening investigation, Tom Vanderbilt examines the perceptual limits and cognitive underpinnings that make us worse drivers than we think we are. He demonstrates why... Read more >

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Traffic
Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
Written by Tom Vanderbilt


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 29, 2008
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26478-7 (0-307-26478-5)

Would you be surprised that road rage can be good for society? Or that most crashes happen on sunny, dry days? That our minds can trick us into thinking the next lane is moving faster? Or that you can gauge a nation’s driving behavior by its levels of corruption? These are... Read more >

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The Eden Express
A Memoir of Insanity
Written by Mark Vonnegut
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 5, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-543-1 (1-58322-543-9)

The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut’s experience in the late ’60s and early ’70s–a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy–and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dreaming Yourself Awake
Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and Transformation
Written by B. Alan Wallace and Brian Hodel


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-957-5 (1-59030-957-X)

Some of the greatest of life’s adventures can happen while you’re sound asleep. That’s the promise of lucid dreaming, which is the ability to alter your own dream reality any way you like simply by being aware of the fact that you’re dreaming while you’re in the midst of a dream... Read more >

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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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Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words
Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia
Written by Kate Whouley


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0331-2 (0-8070-0331-X)

New England Book Awards (NEIBA) finalist for non-fiction

A chronicle of the profound, life-changing, and laugh-out-loud funny moments in the journey of an Alzheimer’s caregiver.

In this unsentimental memoir of watching her mother fade away, Kate Whouley brings us right into the laugh-or-you’ll-cry experiences of meeting the challenge of Alzheimer’s. In her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words
Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia
Written by Kate Whouley


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0319-0 (0-8070-0319-0)

A chronicle of the profound, life-changing, and laugh-out-loud funny moments in the journey of an Alzheimer’s caregiver who learns that memory is overrated, familiarity breeds compassion, and flute playing is forever.

In this unsentimental memoir of watching her mother fade away, of dealing with her bills, her housework, her increasing demands and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Hand
How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture
Written by Frank R. Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 1999
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74047-6 (0-679-74047-3)

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"The human hand is so beautifully formed, its actions are so powerful, so free and yet so delicate that there is no thought of its complexity as an instrument; we use it as we draw our breath... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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59 Seconds
Change Your Life in Under a Minute
Written by Richard Wiseman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47486-5 (0-307-47486-0)

A psychologist and best-selling author gives us a myth-busting response to the self-help movement, with tips and tricks to improve your life that come straight from the scientific community.

Richard Wiseman has been troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce creativity... Read more >

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59 Seconds
Think a Little, Change a Lot
Written by Richard Wiseman


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 29, 2009
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27340-6 (0-307-27340-7)

Richard Wiseman, psychologist, presents a myth-busting response to the self-help movement, with tips that come straight from the scientific community. Troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce creativity: the opposite of everything it promises, Wiseman fights back in 59 Seconds... Read more >
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