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The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters

Emily Esfahani Smith - Crown
Format: Hardcover

In a culture obsessed with happiness, this wise, stirring book points the way toward a richer, more satisfying life.Too many of us believe that the search for meaning is an esoteric pursuit - that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to discover life's...
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The Art of Reading

DAMON YOUNG - Scribe US
Format: Hardcover

'What you are doing right now is, cosmically speaking, against the odds.' As young children, we are taught to read, but soon go on to forget just how miraculous a process it is, this turning of scratches and dots into understanding, unease and inspiration. Perhaps we need to stop...
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Off the Rails: One Family's Journey Through Teen Addiction

Susan Burrowes - She Writes Press
Format: Paperback

Fifteen-year-old Hannah was a privileged young girl with a promising future, but that didn't stop her from sliding into an abyss of sex, drugs, alcohol, and other high-risk behaviors. Off the Rails narrates Hannah's sudden decline and subsequent treatment through the raw, honest, compelling...
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Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science

Karl Sigmund - Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling group biography of the early twentieth-century thinkers who transformed the way the world thought about math and scienceInspired by Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Bertrand Russell and David Hilbert's pursuit of the fundamental rules of mathematics, some of the most...
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The Consciousness Instinct: Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes the Mind

Michael S Gazzaniga - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

"The father of cognitive neuroscience" illuminates the past, present, and future of the mind-brain problemHow do neurons turn into minds? How does physical "stuff" -- atoms, molecules, chemicals, and cells -- create the vivid and various worlds inside our heads? The problem...
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Good Morning, Monster: A Therapist Shares Five Heroic Stories of Emotional Recovery

Catherine Gildiner - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

"Catherine Gildiner is nothing short of masterful -- as both a therapist and writer. In these pages, she has gorgeously captured both the privilege of being given access to the inner chambers of people's lives, and the meaning that comes from watching them grow into the selves...
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Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal

Richard Gallagher M.D. - HarperOne
Format: Hardcover

The world's leading psychiatric authority on demonic possession delves into the hidden world of exorcisms and his own transformation from cynic to believer over the course of his twenty-five-year career.Successful New York psychiatrist Richard Gallagher was skeptical yet intrigued when...
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Perennial

Kelly Forsythe - Coffee House Press
Format: Paperback

The events of 1999's Columbine shooting preoccupy Forsythe in these poems, refracting her vision to encompass killer, victim, and herself as a girl, suddenly aware of the precarity of her own life and the porousness of her body to others' gaze, demands, violence. Deeply researched...
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A Significant Life: Human Meaning in a Silent Universe

Todd May - University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

What makes for a good life, or a beautiful one, or, perhaps most important, a meaningful one? Throughout history most of us have looked to our faith, our relationships, or our deeds for the answer. But in A Significant Life, philosopher Todd May offers an exhilarating new way of thinking...
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Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude

Stephanie Rosenbloom - Viking
Format: Hardcover

A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of travelling soloIn our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting...
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