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The Common Good

Robert B Reich · Knopf
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Saving Capitalism and The Work of Nations, a passionate, clear-eyed manifesto on why we must restore the idea of the common good to the center of our economics and politics.With the warmth and lucidity that have made him one of our most important public voices,...
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Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness

Marjorie L. Baldwin · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The experience of living and working with schizophrenia is often fraught with challenges and setbacks. This book is a comprehensive attempt to explain why, in spite of near-miraculous advances in medication and treatment, persons with mental illness fare worse than almost any other disadvantaged...
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The Voyeur's Motel

Gay Talese · Grove Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. "Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America," the letter began, "I feel I have...
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The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom

John Gray · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Compared with that of humans, the life of the marionette looks more like an enviable state of freedomIn his brilliantly enjoyable and freewheeling new book, John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic, and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human freedom. We flatter...
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Think Before You Like: Social Media's Effect on the Brain and the Tools You Need to Navigate Your Newsfeed

GUY P HARRISON · Prometheus Books
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

At a time when the news cycle turns on a tweet, journalism gets confused with opinion, and facts are treated as negotiable information, applying critical thinking skills to your social media consumption is more important than ever.Guy P. Harrison, an upbeat advocate of scientific literacy...
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The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

Leslie Jamison · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

"An astounding triumph . . . Profound . . . Achingly wise . . . A recovery memoir like no other." --Entertainment Weekly (A) "Riveting . . . Beautifully told." --Boston Globe"An honest and important book . . . Vivid writing and required reading." --Stephen...
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Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli In His World

ERICA BENNER · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic, myth-shattering story of how Machiavelli, the most misunderstood thinker of all time, fought to change his corrupt world.Since the publication of The Prince five centuries ago, Machiavelli has been associated with political amorality. But that characterization is unfair. In Be Like...
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On Being Human: Why Mind Matters

Jerome Kagan · Yale University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In this thought-provoking book, psychologist Jerome Kagan urges readers to sally forth from their usual comfort zones. He ponders a series of important nodes of debate while challenging us to examine what we know and why we know it. Most critically he presents an elegant argument for functions...
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Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

Marie Kondo · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes - and lives - across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks,...
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Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong

Andrew Shtulman · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Why do we catch colds? What causes seasons to change? And if you fire a bullet from a gun and drop one from your hand, which bullet hits the ground first? In a pinch we almost always get these questions wrong. Worse, we regularly misconstrue fundamental qualities of the world around us. In Scienceblind,...
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Happy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World

Malene Rydahl · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

This international bestseller shows why the Danes are happy and how we can be, too.For decades Denmark has ranked at the top of the world's happiness surveys. How is it that these 5.6 million Danes are so content when they live in a country that is dark and cold nine months of the year...
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A Mind of Your Own: What Women Can Do About Depression That Big Pharma Can't

Kelly M D Brogan · Harper Wave
Pages: 337
Format: Print book

Named one of the top health and wellness books for 2016 by MindBodyGreenDepression is not a disease. It is a symptom.Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with 1 in 4 women starting their day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the panacea...
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The Handy Psychology Answer Book

Lisa J Cohen · Visible Ink Press
Pages: 527
Format: Print book

Bridging the gap between the entertainment-focused "pop psychology" on television and the dry academic research that is published in journals, The Handy Psychology Answer Book helps answer why humans do what we do through accurate scientific data presented in a lively, accessible,...
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Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War

THOMAS J BRENNAN · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"A majestic book." --Bessel van der Kolk, MD, author of The Body Keeps the ScoreA unique joint memoir by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer whose unlikely friendship helped both heal their war-wounded bodies and souls"The dueling-piano spirit of SHOOTING GHOSTS works...
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Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking

Richard E Nisbett · Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"The most influential thinker, in my life, has been the psychologist Richard Nisbett. He basically gave me my view of the world." -Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times Book ReviewScientific and philosophical concepts can change the way we solve problems by helping us to think more...
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