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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 >
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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 >
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The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony

Written by Pamela Paul


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6676-3 (0-8129-6676-7)

A pioneering look at first marriages lasting five years or less and ending without children, Paul’s book “will be a lesson to those contemplating marriage and a comfort to those who falter” (The Economist).

What is it about marriage that makes today’s twenty- and thirty-somethings want it so badly? And why do... Read more >
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Monogamy

Written by Adam Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77617-8 (0-679-77617-6)

In this sparkling, provocative collection of meditations on coupledom and its discontents, Adam Phillips manages to unsettle one of our most dearly held ideals, that of the monogamous couple, by speculating upon the impulses that most threaten it—boredom, desire, and the tempting idea that erotic fulfillment might lie elsewhere. With 121... 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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Cupid's Poisoned Arrow
From Habit to Harmony in Sexual Relationships
Written by Marnia Robinson
Foreword by Douglas Wile, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 23, 2009
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-809-7 (1-55643-809-5)

Cupid’s arrow skewers a primitive part of the brain. Obediently, we fall in love amid showers of passionate fireworks, bond for a time … and then often get fed up with each other and grow irritable or numb. Perhaps we try to remodel our mate, seek solace online, or pursue a... Read more >
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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 >
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Out of Time
The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
Written by Lynne Segal
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-139-8 (1-78168-139-2)

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 >
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What's Love Got to Do with It?

Written by Meredith Small


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 1, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47702-4 (0-385-47702-3)

In this refreshingly down-to-earth exploration of human mating and sexuality, an acclaimed anthropologist looks at the fascinating intersection between the imperatives of our glands and genes, and the culture in which we live. Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Is there an alternative, more feminist, way... Read more >
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That Takes Ovaries!
Bold Females and Their Brazen Acts
Edited by Rivka Solomon


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 23, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80659-3 (0-609-80659-9)

Having ovaries: unabashed, gutsy, feisty, playful, challenging, full of chutzpah, mettlesome, naughty, victorious, straight from the hip, full-flavored, outrageous, righteous, loving, inspiring, bold as brass, self-assured, self-confident, self-possessed, daring, heroic, wild, wanton, crazy, optimistic, unflappable, pushy, unstoppable, impressive, rebellious, kick-ass, carefree, having moxie, having heart, having no fear . . .

“That... Read more >
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No Secrets No Lies
How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse
Written by Robin Stone


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1345-4 (0-7679-1345-0)

With a foreword by Joycelyn Elders, M.D., No Secrets, No Lies is a valuable resource guide for students seeking to understand, to prevent, and to help overcome childhood sexual abuse and its devastating impact on adult survivors.

An estimated one in four women and one in six men is abused by age... Read more >
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Thy Neighbor's Wife

Written by Gay Talese


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books
On Sale: March 1, 1995
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-47270-0 (0-345-47270-5)

"Engrossing and provocative."
Library Journal

Bestselling author Gay Talese's exploration into the hidden and changing sex lives of Americans from all walks of life shocked the world when it was first published in 1981. Now considered a classic, this fascinating personal oddysey and revealing public reflection on American sexuality changed the way Americans... Read more >

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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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Gordon
A Novel
Written by Edith Templeton


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3029-3 (1-4000-3029-3)

Louisa is a clever, self-reliant woman who has just been discharged from her duty as an officer in the British Army during World War II. In a London pub one afternoon she meets Gordon: a slight, peculiar psychiatrist with queer eyes and a strange charisma. Within an hour, Louisa has been... Read more >
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Wild Connection
What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us about Human Relationships
Written by Jennifer L. Verdolin


Format: Trade Paperback, 250 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-946-8 (1-61614-946-9)

A specialist in animal behavior compares the courtship rituals and mating behaviors of animals to their human equivalents, revealing the many and often surprising ways we are both similar to and different from other species.

What makes an individual attractive to the opposite sex? Does size matter? Why do we tend to... Read more >
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New Studies of Old Villains
A Radical Reconsideration of the Oedipus Complex
Written by Paul Verhaeghe


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-282-1 (1-59051-282-0)

Freud’s discovery of the Oedipus complex has had a tumultuous fate in the field of psychology in the United States. At first considered the kernel of psychoanalysis, it progressively lost its luster because of its patriarchal underpinnings—today Freud is barely studied in psychology departments. His theory of the unconscious, born of... Read more >
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