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The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men's Prison

Mikita Brottman · Harper
Pages: 230
Format: Print book

A riveting account of the two years literary scholar Mikita Brottman spent reading literature with criminals in a maximum-security men's prison outside Baltimore, and what she learned from them - Orange Is the New Black meets Reading Lolita in Tehran.On sabbatical from teaching literature...
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Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help

Larissa MacFarquhar · Penguin Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? In Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories; their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness;...
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The Brain Warrior's Way: Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose

Daniel G. Amen · New American Library
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are ready to lead you to victory... When trying to live a healthy lifestyle, every day can feel like a battle. Forces are destroying our bodies and our minds. The standard American diet we consume is making us sick; we are constantly...
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Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human

Daniel J Siegel · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A scientist's exploration into the mysteries of the human mind. What is the mind? What is the experience of the self truly made of? How does the mind differ from the brain? Though the mind's contents -- its emotions, thoughts, and memories -- are often described, the essence of mind is rarely,...
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The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults

Debra Moore Ph.D. · Future Horizons
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

Parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone who cares about a child or teen on the autism spectrum needs this essential roadmap to prepare our youth for being successful adults in today's world. Best-selling author, autism advocate, and animal science professor Dr. Temple Grandin joins...
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A.D.H.D. Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic

Alan Schwarz · Scribner
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - and how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society.More...
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America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks

Ruth Whippman · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Are you happy? Right now? Happy enough? As happy as everyone else? Could you be happier if you tried harder?After she packed up her British worldview (that most things were basically rubbish) and moved to America, journalist and documentary filmmaker Ruth Whippman found herself increasingly...
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River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope

Naomi Judd · Center St
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Bestselling author and Grammy-winning musical superstar Naomi Judd shares her devastating personal story with depression to spread awareness and encourage others with the disease. The world knows Naomi Judd as one of the most successful and best-loved country music stars ever. What the world...
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The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters

Emily Esfahani Smith · Crown
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

This wise, stirring book argues that the search for meaning can immeasurably deepen our lives, and that it is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness There is a myth in our culture that the search for meaning is some esoteric pursuit - that you have to travel to a distant...
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The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness

Liza Long · Hudson Street Press
Format: Hardcover

Liza Long is the mother of a child who has bipolar disorder When she heard about the Newtown shooting her first thought was What if my son does that someday She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy which the Boise State University online journal published as I Am Adam Lanzas Mother...
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Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939

Volker Ullrich · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 1008
Format: Print book

A landmark biography that gives us an unprecedented understanding of the man who has become the personification of evil. Volker Ullrich draws on previously unseen papers and recent scholarly research to shed new light on the man behind the public persona: from Hitler's childhood and his failures...
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The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

Anthony Gottlieb · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The author of the classic The Dream of Reason vividly explains the rise of modern thought from Descartes to Rousseau. "Never has the story been told so well," said the New York Review of Books of Anthony Gottlieb's The Dream of Reason, an "endlessly entertaining and frequently...
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Pro-Life, Pro-Choice: Shared Values in the Abortion Debate

Bertha Alvarez Manninen · Vanderbilt University Press
Pages: 229
Format: Paperback

In this provocative and accessible book, the author defends a pro-choice perspective but also takes seriously pro-life concerns about the moral value of the human fetus, questioning whether a fetus is nothing more than "mere tissue." She examines the legal status of the fetus...
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Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

Joshua Wolf Shenk · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory synthesis of cultural history and social psychology that shows how one-to-one collaboration drives creative success   Weaving the lives of scores of creative duos—from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak—Joshua Wolf...
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