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The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer's Family

Robert B. Santulli MD · Dartmouth
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

Alzheimer's disease is a growing public health crisis. According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are 5.4 million victims of this disease; by 2050, there will be close to 15 million people who suffer from this debilitating disorder of memory, thinking, personality, and functioning....
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In a Perfect World: A Novel

Laura Kasischke · Harper Perennial
Pages: 14
Format: Paperback

In a Perfect World is critically acclaimed writer Laura Kasischke's new novel of marriage, motherhood, and the choices we make when we have no choices left. Kasischke, the author of The Life Before Her Eyes, tells the story of Jiselle, a young flight attendant who's just settled...
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Violence: Six Sideways Reflections

Slavoj ZÃŒ?izÃŒ?ek · Picador
Pages: 262
Format: Paperback

Philosopher, cultural critic, and agent provocateur Slavoj Žižek constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our world.Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Žižek examines the ways we perceive and misperceive...
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The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc.

Jonathan Lethem · Doubleday; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Whats a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And whats contemporary culture supposed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the white elephant role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range...
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Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change

Michelle Gielan · Benbella Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

We are all broadcasters. And the messages we choose to broadcast predict our success.All of us constantly broadcast information to others, even when we don't say a word. Sales professionals broadcast to potential clients in a way that wins new business. Managers broadcast to their teams...
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Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion

Jon Katz · Ballantine
Pages: 209
Format: Hardcover

In this heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people. In the spring of 2011, Jon Katz received a phone call that would challenge...
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The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

David J. Morris · Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books
Format: Print book

“Unflinching and compassionate . . . This is far more than a biography of a psychological condition or a memoir of one individual; it is also a cogent analysis of an ever-increasing phenomenon that has changed the landscape of our culture . . . The Evil Hours is a must-read.”...
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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Olivia Laing · Picador, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo SpringWhat does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately engaged with another human being?...
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America the Philosophical

Carlin Romano · Knopf
Pages: 672
Format: Book

A bold, insightful book that rejects the myth of America the Unphilosophical, arguing that America today towers as the most philosophical culture in the history of the world, an unprecedented marketplace of truth and argument that far surpasses ancient Greece or any other place one can name....
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The Soloist

Steve Lopez · Berkley
Pages: 289
Format: Paperback

The New York Times bestselling, "unforgettable tale of hope, heart and humanity" (People) The true story of journalist Steve Lopez's discovery of Nathanial Ayers, a former classical bass student at Julliard, playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' Skid...
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The Secret Lives of Girls: What Good Girls Really Do--Sex Play, Aggression, and Their Guilt

Sharon Lamb · Free Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From playground games of "chase and kiss" to rough-and-tumble soccer games, from slumber party stripteases to romantic fantasies behind closed doors, author Sharon Lamb coaxes out girls' true stories with uncommon sensitivity and focus. The result of more than 125 fascinating...
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The Little Spark - 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity

Carrie Bloomston · C&T Publishing / Stash Books
Format: Paperback

You were born with a creative spark inside. Do you look at yourself now and wonder if the spark has gone out? Ignite that inner fire with the 30 engaging exercises, fun activities, inspirational images, and motivating ideas in this book. Learn what your Little Spark of creative passion...
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Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child

Ross W Greene · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 281
Format: Hardcover

In Raising Human Beings, the renowned child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence. Parents have an important...
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