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The Voyeur's Motel
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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A Bigger Prize: How We Can Do Better than the Competition
A Bigger Prize: How We Can Do Better than the Competition

Margaret Heffernan · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

Co-winner of the 2015 Salon London Transmission Prize Get into the best schools. Land your next big promotion. Dress for success. Run faster. Play tougher. Work harder. Keep score. And whatever you domake sure you win. Competition runs through every aspect of our lives today. From the cubicle...
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The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters
The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters

Emily Esfahani Smith · Crown
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

This wise, stirring book argues that the search for meaning can immeasurably deepen our lives, and that it is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness There is a myth in our culture that the search for meaning is some esoteric pursuit - that you have to travel to a distant...
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Caring Economics: Conversations on Altruism and Compassion, Between Scientists, Economists, and the Dalai Lama
Caring Economics: Conversations on Altruism and Compassion, Between Scientists, Economists, and the Dalai Lama

Tania Singer · Picador
Format: Hardcover

A COLLECTION OF INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SCIENTISTS AND ECONOMISTS IN DIALOGUE WITH HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA, ADDRESSING THE NEED FOR A MORE ALTRUISTIC ECONOMYCan the hyperambitious, bottom-line-driven practices of the global economy incorporate compassion into the pursuit of wealth?...
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Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion
Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

Paul Bloom · Ecco
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A controversial call to arms, Against Empathy argues that the natural impulse to share the feelings of others can lead to immoral choices in both public policy and in our intimate relationships with friends and familyMost people, including many policy makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers,...
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The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat
The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat

Stephan M D Guyenet · Flatiron Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From an obesity and neuroscience researcher with a knack for engaging, humorous storytelling, The Hungry Brain uses cutting-edge science to answer the questions: why do we overeat, and what can we do about it? No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become...
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I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel
I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel

David Shields · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

"An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate, about life and art-cocktails included. Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he's a stay-at-home dad to three young girls) . David Shields always wanted...
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The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone
The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone

Steven Sloman · Riverhead Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

"The Knowledge Illusion is filled with insights on how we should deal with our individual ignorance and collective wisdom." - Steven PinkerThe key to human intelligence lies in the fascinating ways we think together. Humans have built hugely complex societies and technologies,...
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What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars
What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

David Wood · Little
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From Pulitzer Prize-­winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars. Most Americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new book,...
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Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life: Decode Your Emotional DNA-and Thrive
Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life: Decode Your Emotional DNA-and Thrive

Margaret Moore MBA · William Morrow
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

From a top wellness coach and a Harvard Medical School professor, comes this revolutionary book that will show you how to identify and decode your nine most basic emotional needs - and coach yourself to a calmer, healthier, and happier life.The more you thrive, the better your brain functions,...
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Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody
Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody

William Poundstone · Little, Brown
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A practical guide to outguessing everything from multiple-choice tests to the office football pool to the stock market. People are predictable even when they try not to be. William Poundstone demonstrates how to turn this fact to personal advantage in scores of everyday situations, from...
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Freud: In His Time and Ours
Freud: In His Time and Ours

Elisabeth Roudinesco · Harvard University Press
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

Élisabeth Roudinesco offers a bold and modern reinterpretation of the iconic founder of psychoanalysis. Based on new archival sources, this is Freud's biography for the twenty-first century -- a critical appraisal, at once sympathetic and impartial, of a genius greatly admired and yet greatly...
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Becoming who I am : young men on being gay
Becoming who I am : young men on being gay

Ritch C Savin-Williams · Harvard University Press
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

Proud, happy, grateful gay youth describe their lives in terms that would have seemed surprising only a generation ago. Yet many adults, including parents, seem skeptical about this sea change in perceptions and attitudes. Even in an age of growing tolerance, coming out as gay is supposed...
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Handbook of Arab American Psychology
Handbook of Arab American Psychology

Mona M Amer · Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group
Pages: 438
Format: Print book

The Handbook of Arab American Psychology is the first major publication to comprehensively discuss the Arab American ethnic group from a lens that is primarily psychological. This edited book contains a comprehensive review of the cutting-edge research related to Arab Americans and offers...
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A Manual for Creating Atheists
A Manual for Creating Atheists

Peter Boghossian · Pitchstone Publishing
Format: Paperback

For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith--and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand...
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