Back Psychology & Philosophy | September Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Psychology & Philosophy  
Conscience of a Conservative

ANONYMOUS. · Random House
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

An upcoming nonfiction book from Penguin Random House.
Read More check catalog
 
 
Achieving Our Country : Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America

Richard Rorty · Harvard University Press
Pages: 159
Format: Paperback

Must the sins of America's past poison its hope for the future? Lately the American Left, withdrawing into the ivied halls of academe to rue the nation's shame, has answered yes in both word and deed. In Achieving Our Country, one of America's foremost philosophers challenges...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War

THOMAS J BRENNAN · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A unique joint memoir by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer whose unlikely friendship helped both heal their war-wounded bodies and soulsWar tears people apart, but it can also bring them together. Through the unpredictability of war and its aftermath, a decorated Marine sergeant...
Read More check catalog
 
 
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,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

Ayelet Waldman · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author's experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder, of her quest to understand a misunderstood drug, and of her search for a really good day. When a small vial arrives in her mailbox...
Read More check catalog
 
 
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...
Read More check catalog
 
 
A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal

Jen Waite · Plume
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

What do you do when you discover that the person you've built your life around never existed? When "it could never happen to me" does happen to you? These are the questions facing Jen Waite when she begins to realize that her loving husband - the father of her infant daughter,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character

Kay Redfield Jamison · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 544
Format: Print book

The best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind now gives us a groundbreaking life of one of the major American poets of the twentieth century that is at the same time a fascinating study of the relationship between manic-depressive (bipolar) illness, creative genius, and character. In his Pulitzer...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Pro-Life, Pro-Choice: Shared Values in the Abortion Debate

Bertha Alvarez Manninen · Vanderbilt University Press
Pages: 229
Format: Paperback

In this provocative and accessible book, the author defends a pro-choice perspective but also takes seriously pro-life concerns about the moral value of the human fetus, questioning whether a fetus is nothing more than "mere tissue." She examines the legal status of the fetus...
Read More check catalog
 
 
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...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool

Jennifer Jacquet · Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

An urgent, illuminating exploration of the social nature of shame and of how it might be used to promote large-scale political change and social reform.   In cultures that champion the individual, guilt is advertised as the cornerstone of conscience. But while guilt holds individuals to personal...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Freud: The Making of an Illusion

Frederick C Crews · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 784
Format: Hardcover

From the master of Freud debunkers, the book that definitively puts an end to the myth of psychoanalysis and its creatorSince the 1970s, Sigmund Freud's scientific reputation has been in an accelerating tailspin -- but nonetheless the idea persists that some of his contributions were visionary...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men's Prison

Mikita Brottman · Harper
Pages: 230
Format: Print book

A riveting account of the two years literary scholar Mikita Brottman spent reading literature with criminals in a maximum-security men's prison outside Baltimore, and what she learned from them - Orange Is the New Black meets Reading Lolita in Tehran.On sabbatical from teaching literature...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults

Debra Moore Ph.D. · Future Horizons
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

Parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone who cares about a child or teen on the autism spectrum needs this essential roadmap to prepare our youth for being successful adults in today's world. Best-selling author, autism advocate, and animal science professor Dr. Temple Grandin joins...
Read More check catalog