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The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

Meghan Cox Gurdon · Harper
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A Wall Street Journal writer's conversation-changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another,...
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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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Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

Mike Lankford · Melville House
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Why did Leonardo Da Vinci leave so many of his major works uncompleted? Why did this resolute pacifist build war machines for the notorious Borgias? Why did he carry the Mona Lisa with him everywhere he went for decades, yet never quite finish it? Why did he write backwards, and was he really...
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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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The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life

ANYA KAMENETZ · PublicAffairs
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Blending scholarly evidence and the experiences of numerous families, The Art of Screen Time is a well-researched and reassuring guide to raising kids in a world where technology is everywhere." -danah boyd, author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked TeensFinally...
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The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity

Charles Taylor · The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In seminal works ranging from Sources of the Self to A Secular Age, Charles Taylor has shown how we create possible ways of being, both as individuals and as a society. In his new book setting forth decades of thought, he demonstrates that language is at the center of this generative process.For...
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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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Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe

JOHN FERLING · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed historian John Ferling, the story of how Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe championed the most radical ideas of the American and French Revolutions.Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe were in the vanguard of revolutionary ideas in the 18th century....
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The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child

DANIEL J SIEGEL · Bantam
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From the authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, an indispensable guide to unlocking your child's innate capacity for positive thinking.When facing challenges, unpleasant tasks, and contentious issues such as homework, screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often...
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The Art of the Donald: Lessons from America's Philosopher-in-Chief

Christopher Bedford · Threshold Editions
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Motivational self-help advice from President Donald Trump, covering everything from leadership and self-confidence to how to succeed in business.President Donald Trump knows about living the good life and achieving success. With his election to the presidency, he added to a life that already...
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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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Game of Thrones Psychology: The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors

Travis Langley · Sterling
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Insight is coming!This thought-provoking anthology offers a close examination of the psychology behind the intricate narrative and compelling characters in author George R.R. Martin's bestselling work, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the the popular HBO TV series based upon his books, Game...
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The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs

LLOYD SEDERER · Scribner
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking examination of addiction from the Chief Medical Officer for the New York State Office of Mental Health and the Medical Editor for Mental Health at the Huffington Post, offering practical, proven solutions for individuals, families, and communities dealing with substance...
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What Philosophy Can Do

Gary Gutting · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A leading American philosopher brings the tools of his trade to contentious contemporary debates.How can we have meaningful debates with political opponents? How can we distinguish reliable science from over-hyped media reports? How can we talk sensibly about God?In What Philosophy Can Do, Gary...
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The Origin of Others

TONI MORRISON · Harvard University Press
Pages: 136
Format: Hardcover

America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct...
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