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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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The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity

Sally Kohn · Algonquin Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

At a moment when we are facing an epidemic of incivility and hate - with divisive political speech, online trolling, and hate crimes escalating - popular CNN commentator Sally Kohn sets out to discover why we hate and how can stop it. As a progressive commentator on Fox News and now CNN,...
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The Stars in Our Eyes: The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much About Them

JULIE KLAM · Riverhead Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling author Julie Klam comes a lively and engaging exploration of celebrity: why celebrities fascinate us, what it means to be famous today, and why celebrities are so important. "When I was young I was convinced celebrities could save me," Julie Klam admits in The Stars...
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Tribe On Homecoming and Belonging.

Junger Sebastian · Twelve
Pages: 168
Format: Print book

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival. Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin...
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Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself

Mark Epstein · Penguin Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Renowned psychiatrist and author Dr. Mark Epstein presents a how-to guide rooted in two traditions, Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, devoted to maximizing the human potential for living a better lifeOur ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as we work to be bigger, better,...
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The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

Anthony Gottlieb · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The author of the classic The Dream of Reason vividly explains the rise of modern thought from Descartes to Rousseau. "Never has the story been told so well," said the New York Review of Books of Anthony Gottlieb's The Dream of Reason, an "endlessly entertaining and frequently...
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The Brain Warrior's Way: Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose

Daniel G. Amen · New American Library
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are ready to lead you to victory... When trying to live a healthy lifestyle, every day can feel like a battle. Forces are destroying our bodies and our minds. The standard American diet we consume is making us sick; we are constantly...
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The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity

ESTHER PEREL · Harper
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Iconic couples' therapist and bestselling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a groundbreaking and provocative look at infidelity, arguing for a more nuanced and less judgmental conversation about our transgressions.An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship,...
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Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human

Daniel J Siegel · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 378
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller. A scientist's exploration into the mysteries of the human mind. What is the mind? What is the experience of the self truly made of? How does the mind differ from the brain? Though the mind's contents -- its emotions, thoughts, and memories -- are often described,...
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Chronicles of a Liquid Society

UMBERTO ECO · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A posthumous collection of essays by the great novelist, essayist, literary critic, and philosopher Umberto Eco. Umberto Eco began writing a regular column called "La Bustina di Minerva" for the Italian weekly magazine L'Espresso in 1985. Its title referred to a brand of matchbook...
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Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

David Armitage · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A highly original history, tracing the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression from Ancient Rome through the centuries to the present day. We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and what it isn't, have a long and contested history,...
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At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others

SARAH BAKEWELL · Other Press
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2016 by the New York Times, a spirited account of a major intellectual movement of the twentieth century and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it, by the best-selling author of How to Live Sarah Bakewell.Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet...
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Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments: A Stone Reader

Peter Catapano · Liveright
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

From the editors of the widely influential The Stone Reader comes the most thorough and engaging guide to modern ethical thought available. Since 2010, The Stone -- the immensely popular, award-winning philosophy column in the New York Times -- has revived and reinterpreted age-old inquiries...
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The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die

Keith Payne · Viking
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"The Broken Ladder is an important, timely, and beautifully written account of how inequality affects us all." - Adam Alter, New York Times bestselling author of Irresistible and Drunk Tank PinkA timely examination by a leading scientist of the physical, psychological, and moral...
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