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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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Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Anxiety

Henny A Westra · Guilford
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

This practical book provides effective strategies for helping therapy clients with anxiety resolve ambivalence and increase their intrinsic motivation for change. The author shows how to infuse the spirit and methods of motivational interviewing (MI) into cognitive-behavioral therapy or any other...
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Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude

Stephanie Rosenbloom · Viking
Pages: 288
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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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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Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language

DANIEL TAMMET · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

A mind-expanding, deeply humane tour of language by the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers.Is vocabulary destiny? Why do clocks "talk" to the Nahua people of Mexico? Will A.I. researchers ever produce true human-machine dialogue? In this mesmerizing...
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Stuffocation: Why We've Had Enough of Stuff and Need Experience More Than Ever

James Wallman · Spiegel & Grau
Format: Hardcover

Stuffocation is a movement manifesto for "experiential" living, a call to arms to stop accumulating stuff and start accumulating experiences, and a road map for a new way forward with the potential to transform our lives.Reject materialism. Embrace experientialism. Live more with...
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The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End

Katie Roiphe · The Dial Press, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From one of our most perceptive and provocative voices comes a deeply researched account of the last days of Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas, and Maurice Sendak - an arresting and wholly original meditation on mortality. In The Violet Hour, Katie Roiphe takes an unexpected...
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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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Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

BETH MACY · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Factory Man comes the only book to fully chart the opioid crisis in America-an unforgettable portrait of the families and first responders on the front lines.In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus...
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Prius or Pickup?: How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America's Great Divide

Marc J Hetherington · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Two award-winning political scientists provide the psychological key to America's deadlocked politics, showing that we are divided not by ideologies but something deeper: personality differences that appear in everything from politics to parenting to the workplace to TV preferences, and which...
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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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Henry David Thoreau: A Life

Laura Dassow Walls · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

"Walden. Yesterday I came here to live." That entry from the journal of Henry David Thoreau, and the intellectual journey it began, would by themselves be enough to place Thoreau in the American pantheon. His attempt to "live deliberately" in a small woods at the edge...
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Human Kindness and the Smell of Warm Croissants: An Introduction to Ethics

Ruwen Ogien · Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover

Human Kindness and the Smell of Warm Croissants makes philosophy fun, tactile, and popular. Moral thinking is simple, Ruwen Ogien argues, and as inherent as the senses. In our daily experiences, in the situations we confront and in the scenes we witness, we develop an understanding of right...
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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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How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them

JASON STANLEY · Random House
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Nations don't have to be fascist to suffer from fascist politics. A Yale philosopher identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics, and charts their horrifying rise and deep history in the United States and around the world, to conclude that fascism is alive in America today.Fascism means...
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