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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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See Me Naked
Stories of Sexual Exile in American Christianity
Written by Amy Frykholm

Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0468-5 (0-8070-0468-5)

Stories of sexual scandals in churches throughout the nation have been downright routine in recent years, suggesting to many Americans that a deeply rooted problem plagues American Christianity–and prompting some to abandon their congregations altogether. In See Me Naked, Amy Frykholm takes us beyond simple indictments of, or blind allegiance to... Read more >

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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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Eighty Days
Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
Written by Matthew Goodman

Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-52726-4 (0-345-52726-7)

On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day—and heading in the opposite direction by train—was a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Invisible Presence
How a Man's Relationship with His Mother Affects All His Relationships with Women
Written by Michael Gurian

Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-807-3 (1-59030-807-7)

“Enlivened by examples and easy to read, this book makes a contribution to the literature on male personal development.”–Library Journal

“A caring and compassionate journey. Michael Gurian teaches us to separate the threads of our mothers’ influence in our lives–the parts we love, as well as the parts we hate–and to... Read more >

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Dangerous Ambition
Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: New Women in Search of Love and Power
Written by Susan Hertog

Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-45986-2 (0-345-45986-5)

Born in the 1890s on opposite sides of the Atlantic, friends for more than forty years, Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West lived strikingly parallel lives that placed them at the center of the social and historical upheavals of the twentieth century. In Dangerous Ambition, Susan Hertog chronicles the separate but intertwined... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Prairie Silence
A Memoir
Written by Melanie Hoffert

Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4516-9 (0-8070-4516-0)

Melanie Hoffert longs for her North Dakota childhood home, with its grain trucks and empty main streets. A land where she imagines standing at the bottom of the ancient lake that preceded the prairie: crop rows become the patterned sand ripples of the lake floor; trees are the large alien plants... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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One Woman's Story of Moving Out, Moving On, and Becoming a Better Mother
Written by Maria Housden

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: May 23, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5417-6 (1-4000-5417-6)

As a twelve-year-old girl, Maria Housden’s vision of a happy future included everything that society expects girls to yearn for: a home, a husband, and, of course, children. Life had other plans.

Unraveled is Housden’s riveting and thoughtful story of how, after the death of her young daughter, she found the courage... Read more >

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The Rivals
Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship
Written by Johnette Howard

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1885-5 (0-7679-1885-1)

Praise for THE RIVALS:

“For all our seeming familiarity with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, Johnette Howard takes us deep inside the greatest rivalry in tennis history to reveal how it took the two champions the length of their twenty year tennis war to truly know and love each other and themselves... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Abused Boys
The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Written by Mic Hunter

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 25, 1991
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90629-3 (0-449-90629-9)

After defining exactly what sexual abuse is, Hunter examines the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting adult recovery. Abused Boys includes the stories of adult men and their loved ones, who describe the experience of childhood abuse, the after-effects that last well into adulthood... Read more >

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Queen of the Air
A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
Written by Dean N. Jensen

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98656-6 (0-307-98656-X)

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Man and His Symbols

Written by Carl Gustav Jung

Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: August 15, 1968
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-35183-2 (0-440-35183-9)

Illustrated throughout with revealing images, this first and only work is still widely used as a point of entry to Jung's ideas. The world-famous Swiss psychologist explains to the layperson his enormously influential theory of symbolism as revealed in dreams.

1. Approaching the Unconscious (Carl G. Jung) • 2. Ancient... 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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Orange Is the New Black
My Year in a Women's Prison
Written by Piper Kerman

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52339-4 (0-385-52339-4)

Selected for Common Reading at Salem State University

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous... Read more >
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Written by Irmgard Keun
Translated by Geoff Wilkes

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-277-2 (1-61219-277-7)

Irmgard Keun’s first novel Gilgi was an overnight sensation upon its initial publication in Germany, selling thousands of copies, inspiring numerous imitators, and making Keun a household name–a reputation that was only heightened when, a few years later, the nervy Keun sued the Gestapo for blocking her royalties.

The story of a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Raising Cain
Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
Written by Dan Kindlon, Ph.D. and Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 4, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-43485-2 (0-345-43485-4)

Two of the country's leading child psychologists share what they have learned in more than thirty-five years of combined experience working with boys and their families. They reveal a nation of boys who are hurting-sad, afraid, angry, and silent. Cutting through outdated theories of "mother blame," "boy biology," and "testosterone," the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Against Love
A Polemic
Written by Laura Kipnis

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71932-5 (0-375-71932-6)

“Will all the adulterers in the room please stand up?” So begins Laura Kipnis’s profoundly provocative and waggish inquiry into our never-ending quest for lasting love, and its attendant issues of fidelity and betrayal. In the tradition of social critiques such as Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcissism, Against Love keenly... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Girl Boy Girl
How I Became JT Leroy
Written by Savannah Knoop

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-851-7 (1-58322-851-9)

The JT LeRoy scandal is a story of our times. In January 2006, the New York Times unmasked Savannah Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy. A media frenzy ensued as JT’s fans, mentors, and readers came to terms with the fact that the gay-male-ex-truck-stop-prostitute-turned literary-wunderkind was really... 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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Memoir
Written by Brad Land

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 1, 2005
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6968-9 (0-8129-6968-5)

A searing memoir of masculinity, violence, and brotherhood, Goat provides an unprecedented window into the emotional landscape of young men and introduces a writer of uncommon grace and power.

Reeling from a terrifying assault that has left him physically injured and psychologically shattered, nineteen-year-old Brad Land must also contend with unsympathetic local... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Blue Notebook
A Novel
Written by James A. Levine

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52872-6 (0-385-52872-8)

An unforgettable, deeply affecting debut novel, The Blue Notebook tells the story of Batuk, a precocious fifteen-year-old girl from rural India who is sold into sexual slavery by her father. As she navigates the grim realities of Mumbai’s Common Street, Batuk manages to put pen to paper, recording her private thoughts... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Seasons of a Man's Life

Written by Daniel J. Levinson

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 12, 1986
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-33901-0 (0-345-33901-0)

This is the first full report from the team that discovered the patterns of adult development. Ranking in significance with the original works of Kinsey and Erikson, it explores and explains the specific periods of personal development through which all human beings must pass--and which together for a common pattern underlying... Read more >

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The Many Lives of Miss K
Toto Koopman - Model, Muse, Spy
Written by Jean-Noel Liaut
Translated by Denise Raab Jacobs

Format: Hardcover, 244 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli Ex Libris
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4129-5 (0-8478-4129-4)

A life of glamour and tragedy, set against the watershed cultural and political movements of twentieth-century Europe. “Toto” Koopman (1908—1991) is a new addition to the set of iconoclastic women whose biographies intrigue and inspire modern-day readers. Like her contemporaries Lee Miller or Vita Sackville-West, Toto lived with an independent spirit... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Our Fathers' War
Growing Up in the Shadow of the Greatest Generation
Written by Tom Mathews

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1420-8 (0-7679-1420-1)

A powerful and unique portrait of generational strife and changing styles of masculinity as seen through the stories of ten World War II veterans and their baby boomer sons.

It is fair to say that Tom Mathews’s relations with his father, a veteran of World War II’s fabled 10th Mountain Division, were... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Salaam, Love
American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy
Edited by Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi

Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7975-1 (0-8070-7975-8)

From the editors of the groundbreaking anthology Love, InshAllah comes a provocative new exploration of the most intimate parts of Muslim men’s lives. 
Muslim men are stereotyped as either oversexed Casanovas willing to die for seventy-two virgins in heaven or controlling, big-bearded husbands ready to rampage at the hint of dishonor. The truth... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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