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The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery
A Practical Guide to Regaining Control over Your Life
Written by Lawrence Peltz


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-918-6 (1-59030-918-9)

Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. Because at the heart of addiction is the fear of painful emotional states, addicts compulsively seek drugs and alcohol to... 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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Under the Influence
The Literature of Addiction
Written by Rebecca Shannonhouse
Foreword by Pete Hamill


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75716-7 (0-375-75716-3)

Drawing on two centuries of important literary and historical writings, Rebecca Shannonhouse has shaped a remarkable collection of works that are, in turn, tragic, compelling, hilarious, and enlightening. Together, these selections comprise a profound and truthful portrait of the life experience known as addiction.

Under the Influence offers classic selections from fiction... Read more >

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Chasing the Hawk
Looking for My Father, Finding Myself
Written by Andrew Sheehan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 1, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33564-5 (0-385-33564-4)

Winner of the 2001 Book For A Better Life Award (The New York City Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society)
for Inspirational Memoir.

In an extraordinarily poignant memoir about the power of redemption and hope, Andrew Sheehan, son of the famous 1970’s fitness and running guru Dr. George Sheehan, chronicles how his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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High Stakes
The Rising Cost of America's Gambling Addiction
Written by Sam Skolnik


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0629-0 (0-8070-0629-7)

America is becoming hooked on gambling. From the millions of dens and dorm rooms lit by online poker games to the neighborhoods transformed by new casinos and slot machine parlors, legalized gambling has become an integral part of our lives.

With a singular blend of investigative journalism and poignant narratives of gambling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Grand Central Winter
Stories from the Street
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-918-7 (1-58322-918-3)

Whether Lee Stringer is describing “God’s corner” as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzy, a hooker and “past due tourist” whose infant child he sometimes babysits, whether he is recounting his experiences at Street News, where he began hawking the newspaper for a living wage, then wrote articles, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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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 >
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