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The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits

Kent Greenfield · Yale University Press
Format: Print book

Americans are fixated on the idea of choice. Our political theory is based on the consent of the governed. Our legal system is built upon the argument that people freely make choices and bear responsibility for them. And what slogan could better express the heart of our consumer culture...
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Sharp

David Fitzpatrick · WilliamMr; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

David Fitzpatrick’s Sharp is an extraordinary memoir—a fascinating, disturbing look into the mind of a man who, in his early 20s, began cutting himself due to a severe mental illness. A beautifully written treatment of a powerful subject, Fitzpatrick—whose symptoms included...
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A Foreign Policy for the Left

Michael Walzer · Yale University Press
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

Something that has been needed for decades: a leftist foreign policy with a clear moral basis Foreign policy, for leftists, used to be relatively simple. They were for the breakdown of capitalism and its replacement with a centrally planned economy. They were for the workers against the moneyed...
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Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

Daniel J. Siegel · Bantam; 1St Edition edition
Format: Book

From a pioneer in the field of mental health comes a groundbreaking book on the healing power of "mindsight," the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. Mindsight allows you to make positive changes in your brain–and in your life.•...
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The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism Is Seducing America

Drew Pinsky · Harper
Pages: 271
Format: Print book

In the eye-opening New York Times bestseller, The Mirror Effect, widely respected addiction and behavior specialist and producer/host of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew on VH1, Dr. Drew Pinsky takes a hard look at the profound changes blogging, tweeting, tabloids, and reality TV are having...
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Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

Thomas Cathcart · Abrams Image; 1 edition
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Here’s a lively, hilarious, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. It’s Philosophy 101 for everyone who knows not to take all this heavy stuff too seriously. Some of the Big Ideas are Existentialism (what do Hegel...
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Truth: How the Many Sides to Every Story Shape Our Reality

Hector Macdonald · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Nudge, Sway, and The Art of Thinking Clearly, a fascinating dive into the many ways in which "competing truths" shape our opinions, behaviors, and beliefs.True or false? It's rarely that simple.There is more than one truth about most things. The Internet disseminates...
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How the Mind Works

Steven Pinker
Format: Paperback

A fascinating, provocative book exploring the mysteries of human thought and behavior, How the Mind Works uses "reverse engineering"--determining what natural selection designed the mind to accomplish in a hunting-and-gathering environment--to explain how the mind stores and uses information.
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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Teens and Tweens: Strategies for Unlocking Your Child's Full Potential

Douglas Haddad · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 286
Format: Paperback

Are you concerned or frustrated with the choices your child makes when it comes to their peer groups, study habits, and use of social media? Do you feel your child is pushing you away and your connection is weakening?Are you unsure of the next steps you should take to help your child succeed?...
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Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity

Ronald Epstein · Scribner
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

The first book for the general public about mindfulness and medical practice, a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors think and what matters most - safe, effective, patient-centered, compassionate care - from the foremost expert in the field.As a third-year Harvard Medical...
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Fire and Light: How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World

James MacGregor Burns · Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"With this profound and magnificent book, drawing on his deep reservoir of thought and expertise in the humanities, James MacGregor Burns takes us into the fire's center.  As a 21st-century philosopher, he brings to vivid life the incandescent personalities and ideas that...
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The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind Is Designed to Kill

David M. Buss · Penguin Press HC, The; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

As acclaimed psychological researcher and author David Buss writes, People are mesmerized by murder. It commands our attention like no other human phenomenon, and those touched by its ugly tendrils never forget. Though we may like to believe that murderers are pathological misfits and hardened...
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Square Peg: My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers

Todd Rose · Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

In the seventh grade Todd Rose was suspended-not for the first time-for throwing six stink bombs at the blackboard where his art teacher stood with his back to the class At eighteen he was a high school dropout stocking shelves at a department store for an hour Today Rose is a faculty...
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Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood

Edward M Hallowell · Touchstone
Pages: 319
Format: Paperback

Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children) , Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes -- from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming -- and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis...
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