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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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Afterglow

EILEEN MYLES · Grove Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work "set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match" (New York Review of Books) . This newest book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved...
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Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic

Matthew Stewart · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the National Book Award. Where did the ideas come from that became the cornerstone of American democracy? Not only the erudite Thomas Jefferson, the wily and elusive Ben Franklin, and the underappreciated Thomas Paine, but also Ethan Allen, the hero of the Green Mountain...
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You Are Not Special: ... And Other Encouragements

David McCullough Jr. · Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 316
Format: Print book

David mccullough, Jr.'s now iconic high school commencement address was a tonic for children, parents, and educators alike. With wit and a perspective earned from raising four children and teaching high school students for nearly thirty years, McCullough expands on his speech, shares...
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The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading

ANNE GISLESON · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Recommended Summer Reading -- Louise Erdrich, New York TimesA memoir of friendship and literature chronicling a search for meaning and comfort in great books, and a beautiful path out of griefAnne Gisleson had lost her twin sisters, had been forced to flee her home during Hurricane Katrina,...
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Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

Peter Gray · Basic Books, 2015.
Pages: 274
Format: Print book

In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that in order to foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development. Drawing on evidence from anthropology, psychology, and history, he demonstrates...
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Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive

Devorah Heitner · Bibliomotion
Pages: 244
Format: Print book

Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers...
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How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery

Kevin Ashton · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

As a technology pioneer at MIT and as the leader of three successful start-ups, Kevin Ashton experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative twenty years in the making, Ashton leads us on a journey through humanity's greatest...
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Freud: The Making of an Illusion

Frederick C Crews · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 784
Format: Hardcover

From the master of Freud debunkers, the book that definitively puts an end to the myth of psychoanalysis and its creatorSince the 1970s, Sigmund Freud's scientific reputation has been in an accelerating tailspin -- but nonetheless the idea persists that some of his contributions were visionary...
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Capture: A Theory of the Mind

David A. M.D. Kessler · Harper Wave
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wished we did not? For decades, New York Times bestselling author Dr. David A Kessler has studied this question with regard to tobacco, food, and drugs. Over the course of these investigations, he identified one underlying mechanism common to a broad...
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But maybe we're wrong : thinking about the present as if it were the past.

Charles Klosterman · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"But What If We re Wrong? " visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about...
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At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others

Sarah Bakewell · Other Press
Pages: 439
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of How to Live, a spirited account of one of the twentieth century's major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse....
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