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The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap

Gish Jen · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. Never have East and West come as close as they are today, yet we are still baffled by one another....
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The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

Leslie Jamison · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

"An astounding triumph . . . Profound . . . Achingly wise . . . A recovery memoir like no other." --Entertainment Weekly (A) "Riveting . . . Beautifully told." --Boston Globe"An honest and important book . . . Vivid writing and required reading." --Stephen...
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The Choice Factory: 25 behavioural biases that influence what we buy

Richard Shotton · Harriman House
Pages: 202
Format: Paperback

Before you can influence decisions, you need to understand what drives them. In The Choice Factory, Richard Shotton sets out to help you learn. By observing a typical day of decision-making, from trivial food choices to significant work-place moves, he investigates how our behaviour is shaped...
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Four Things Women Want from a Man

A R Bernard · Howard Books
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

After decades of preaching, teaching, and counseling, influential Christian leader A.R. Bernard reveals the four qualities women want in a man - qualities that make for a satisfying and happy relationship.As a longtime pastor of a big-city church, A.R. Bernard has witnessed couples in every...
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The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual: DBT for Self-Help and Individual & Group Treatment Settings, 2nd Edition

Lane Pederson · PESI Publishing & Media
Pages: 292
Format: Spiral-bound

This second edition is the most comprehensive and readable DBT manual available with more skills than any other DBT book on the market. Beyond updates to the classic skills modules, clients and therapists will be enriched by added modules that include Dialectics, Cognitive Modification,...
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Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids

Meghan Daum · Picador Usa
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to way to have it all - a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children - before their biological clock stopped...
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Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream

Sasha Abramsky · Nation Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Why does a disease that killed only a handful of Americans like ebola provoke panic, but the flu-which kills tens of thousands each year-is dismissed with a yawn? Why is an unarmed young black woman who knocks on a stranger's front door to ask for help after her car breaks down perceived...
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SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police

Vox Day · Castalia House
Pages: 234
Format: Print book

Social Justice Warriors have plagued mankind for more than 150 years, but only in the last 30 years has their ideology become dominant in the West. Having invaded one institution of the cultural high ground after another, from corporations and churches to video games and government, there...
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How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life

Massimo Pigliucci · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An engaging guide to how Stoicism--the ancient philosophy of Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius--can provide lessons for living in the modern world
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The Paperclip Test: A Personality Quiz Like No Other

Mario Gmr · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 203
Format: Print book

An entertaining and enlightening personality test, using that humblest of objects - a bent paperclip - to pick the lock of your psyche What does your workspace say about you? The best clues aren't in your desk or on your computer. Rather, they're those paperclips in your wastebasket - the ones...
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A Brief History of Vice: How Bad Behavior Built Civilization

Robert Evans · Plume
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"Mixing science, humor, and grossly irresponsible self-experimentation, Evans paints a vivid picture of how bad habits built the world we know and love." - David Wong, author of John Dies at the EndHistory has never been more fun - or more intoxicating. Guns, germs, and steel...
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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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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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Psychobook: Games, Tests, Questionnaires, Histories

Julian Rothenstein · Princeton Architectural Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Who knew a trip to the therapist could be so much fun, even aesthetically rewarding? Beyond sharing feelings or complaining about your mother, Psychobook reveals the rich history of psychological testing in a fascinating sideways look at classic testing methods, from word-association games...
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