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High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society (P.S.)
High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society (P.S.)
by Carl Hart
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High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miamis toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies his scientific training to help save real lives.&#... (read more)

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Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
by C G Jung
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Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love
Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love
by Thomas Maier
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Now a New Showtime Original Series Showtime's dramatic series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Before Sex and the City and Viagra&trade... (read more)

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High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society
High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society
by Carl Hart
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A pioneering neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his groundbreaking work in drug addiction. As a youth, Carl Hart didn't realize the value of school; he studied just enough... (read more)

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The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
by Elyn R Saks
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Elyn Saks is a success by any measure: she's an endowed professor at the prestigious University of Southern California Gould School of Law. She has managed to achieve this in spite of being diagnosed as schizophrenic and given a "grave"... (read more)

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Karen Horney: A Psychoalanyst's Search for Self-Understanding
Karen Horney: A Psychoalanyst's Search for Self-Understanding
by Bernard J. Paris
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Karen Horney (1885-1952) is regarded by many as one of the most important psychoanalytic thinkers of the twentieth century. Her early work, in which she quarreled with Freud's views on female psychology, established her as the first great psychoanalytic... (read more)

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Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst
Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst
by Charles B. Strozier
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"A deeply informed, absorbing biography. . . . Strozier's book is an exemplary study of a psychoanalyst who threw himself into the task of transforming a major tradition." -The New York Times Book Review "This impeccably researched book... (read more)

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Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism
Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism
by Donna Williams
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In the acclaimed sequel to Nobody Nowhere--in which Donna Williams gives readers a guided tour of life with autism--Williams explores the four years since her diagnosis and her attempts to leave her "world under glass" and live normally. NPR... (read more)

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The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
by Benoit Mandelbrot
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A fascinating memoir from the man who revitalized visual geometry, and whose ideas about fractals have changed how we look at both the natural world and the financial world. Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, has significantly improved... (read more)

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The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress
The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress
by Scott Nadelson
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Beginning in the summer of 2004, Scott Nadelson's life fell apart. His fiancée left him a month before their planned wedding. He moved into a drafty attic. His car's brakes went out. He learned that his cat was dying. Over the next two years, he'd... (read more)

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The Measure of My Days
The Measure of My Days
by Flori Scott Maxwell
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Playwright and Jungian analyst Florida Scott-Maxwell explores the unique predicament of one's later years: when one feels both cut off from the past and out of step with the present; when the body rebels at activity but the mind becomes more passionate... (read more)

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Jung: A Biography
Jung: A Biography
by Deirdre Bair
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This authoritative biography reveals the untold truth about Carl Jung's secret work for the Allies during World War II, his controversial affair with one of his patients, and the contents of his private papers, as well as never before published photos.... (read more)

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Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle
Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle
by Lois W. Banner
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A uniquely revealing biography of two eminent twentieth century American women. Close friends for much of their lives, Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead met at Barnard College in 1922, when Mead was a student, Benedict a teacher. They became sexual... (read more)

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Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist
Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist
by Elliot Aronson
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How does a boy from a financially and intellectually impoverished background grow up to become a Harvard researcher, win international acclaim for his groundbreaking work, and catch fire as a pioneering psychologist? As the only person in the history of... (read more)

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Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
by Barbara Ransby
About the Author
Barbara Ransby is professor in the departments of African American Studies, Gender and Women Studies, and History, and director of the Gender and Women's Studies Program, University of Illinois, Chicago.... (read more)

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Freud
Freud
by Jonathan Lear
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Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) developed the theory and practice of psychoanalysis, one of the twentieth century's most influential schools of psychology. He also made profound insights into the psychology and understanding of human beings. In this brilliant... (read more)

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Mens Et Mania: The MIT Nobody Knows
Mens Et Mania: The MIT Nobody Knows
by Samuel Jay Keyser
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When Jay Keyser arrived at MIT in 1977 to head theDepartment ofLinguistics and Philosophy, he writes, he felt like a fishthat had been introducedto water for the first time. At MIT, acolleague grabbed him by the lapels todiscuss dark matter; Noam Chomsky... (read more)

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Adam Smith
Adam Smith
by Francis W. Hirst
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A biography of Adam Smith (1723-1790), author of The Wealth of Nations, including sections on "The Beginning Of A Career, " "Theology & Religious Establishments, " and "Glasgow & Its University" (and an index). Francis W. Hirst (1873-1953) was a... (read more)

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My Therapist's Dog: A True Story of Human and Canine Connections
My Therapist's Dog: A True Story of Human and Canine Connections
by Diana Wells
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Diana Wells's intriguing exploration into the rewards of relationships--both the canine and human varieties--begins when she reluctantly starts seeing a psychologist, Beth, during a difficult time in her life. With no insurance to pay for counseling, a... (read more)

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Anna Freud: A Biography
Anna Freud: A Biography
by Elisab Young Bruehl
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This edition of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl's definitive biography of pioneering child analyst Anna Freud includes—among other new features—a major retrospective introduction by the author.   Praise for the Second Edition: “Young-Bruehl&... (read more)

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