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Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry

Randolph M. Nesse MD · Dutton
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A founder of the field of evolutionary medicine uses his decades of experience as a psychiatrist to provide a much-needed new framework for making sense of mental illness.Why do I feel bad? There is real power in understanding our bad feelings. With his classic Why We Get Sick, Dr. Randolph...
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The Ashtray:

Errol Morris · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

In 1972, philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn threw an ashtray at Errol Morris. This book is the result. At the time, Morris was a graduate student. Now we know him as one of the most celebrated and restlessly probing filmmakers of our time, the creator of such classics of documentary investigation...
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The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius

Gail Saltz · Flatiron Books
Pages: 247
Format: Hardcover

A powerful and inspiring examination of the connection between the potential for great talent and conditions commonly thought to be "disabilities," revealing how the source of our struggles can be the origin of our greatest strengths. In The Power of Different, psychiatrist and bestselling...
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Know Thyself: Western Identity from Classical Greece to the Renaissance

INGRID ROSSELLINI · Doubleday
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

A lively and timely introduction to the roots of self-understanding--who we are and how we should act--in the cultures of ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Middle Ages and the Renaissance "Know thyself"--this fundamental imperative appeared for the first time in ancient...
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I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy

CRIS BEAM · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A cogent, gorgeous examination of empathy, illuminating the myths, the science, and the power behind this transformative emotion Empathy has become a gaping fault line in American culture. Pioneering programs aim to infuse our legal and educational systems with more empathic thinking,...
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The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time

ALLEN GANNETT · Currency
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Big data entrepreneur Allen Gannett overturns the mythology around creative genius, and reveals the science and secrets behind achieving breakout commercial success in any field. We have been spoon-fed the notion that creativity is the province of genius -- of those favored, brilliant...
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To Fight Against This Age: On Fascism and Humanism

ROB RIEMAN · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

"This is a book for people who want the West to regain its moral high ground, and who want to think hard about how to help achieve that." -- Anne ApplebaumAn international bestseller, To Fight Against This Age consists of two beautifully written, cogent, and urgent essays about...
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Love Is All You Need: The Art and Science of Non-Training Your Dog

Jennifer Arnold · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

From the New York Times bestselling author of Through a Dog's Eyes - the inspiration for the PBS documentary - a paradigm-shifting approach to living with and loving our dogsThere are few people who understand dogs better than Jennifer Arnold. Twenty-five years after she founded Canine...
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Intellectuals

Paul Johnson · Harpercollins; 1st U.S. ed edition
Format: Hardcover

This eye-opening sketch of the minds that have shaped the modern world is an assessment of the moral and judgmental credentials of intellectuals who have advised the human race. 13 cassettes. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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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The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing

MERVE EMRE · Doubleday
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

An unprecedented history of the personality test conceived a century ago by a mother and her daughter--fiction writers with no formal training in psychology--and how it insinuated itself into our boardrooms, classrooms, and beyondThe Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality...
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The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother's Suicide

GAYLE BRANDEIS · Beacon Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning novelist and poet Gayle Brandeis's wrenching memoir of her complicated family history and her mother's suicideGayle Brandeis's mother disappeared just after Gayle gave birth to her youngest child. Several days later, her body was found: she had hanged herself in the utility...
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But maybe we're wrong : thinking about the present as if it were the past.

Charles Klosterman · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"But What If We re Wrong? " visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about...
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Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science

Karl Sigmund · Basic Books
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling group biography of the early twentieth-century thinkers who transformed the way the world thought about math and scienceInspired by Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Bertrand Russell and David Hilbert's pursuit of the fundamental rules of mathematics, some of the most...
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Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us Free

Wednesday Martin · Little, Brown Spark
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue, a bold, timely reconsideration of female infidelity that will upend everything you thought you knew about women and sex.What do straight, married female revelers at an all-women's sex club in LA have in common with...
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