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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" prognosis--and... (read more)

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Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
by C G Jung
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A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy
A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy
by Annie G Rogers
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"Soars into sublime meditation...what makes this book so extraordinary is her willingness to reveal exactlty what goes on in the sometimes mysterious encounter between therapist and patient."—The Los Angeles Times.... (read more)

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Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst (Jewish Lives)
Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst (Jewish Lives)
by Adam Phillips
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Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud—Freud up until the age of fifty—that incorporates all of Freuds many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud invented a psychological treatment that involved the telling and... (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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Yaya's Story: The Quest for Well-Being in the World
Yaya's Story: The Quest for Well-Being in the World
by Paul Stoller
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It is the anthropologistand#8217;s fate to always be between things: countries, languages, cultures, even realities. But rather than lament this, anthropologist Paul Stoller here celebrates the creative power of the between, showing how it can transform... (read more)

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An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine (Vintage)
An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine (Vintage)
by Howard Markel
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The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
by Benoit B. 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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Big Three in Economics (07 Edition)
Big Three in Economics (07 Edition)
by Mark Skousen
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The story of modern economics, avers Skousen (a financial economist who has taught at Columbia Business School and Barnard College), "can be told through the eyes of the Big Three," Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, and Karl Marx, so ranked in order of... (read more)

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Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
by Elliott J Gorn
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Her rallying cry was famous: "Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living." A century ago, Mother Jones was a celebrated organizer and agitator, the very soul of the modern American labor movement. At coal strikes, steel strikes, railroad... (read more)

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Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World
Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World
by Mary Pipher
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"An absorbing chronicle of discovery" (Booklist) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other Like most lives, Mary Piphers is filled with glory and tragedy, chaos and clarity, love and abandonment. She... (read more)

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The Body Silent: The Different World of the Disabled
The Body Silent: The Different World of the Disabled
by Robert Murphy
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Winner of the Columbia University Lionel Trilling Award. Robert Murphy was in the prime of his career as an anthropologist when he felt the first symptom of a malady that would ultimately take him on an odyssey stranger than any field trip to the Amazon:... (read more)

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All Out!: An Autobiography
All Out!: An Autobiography
by Albert Ellis
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This candid autobiography, the last work by renowned psychologist Albert Ellis, is a tour de force of stimulating ideas, colorful descriptions of memorable people and events, and straightforward, no-nonsense talk. Ellis, the creator of one of the most... (read more)

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Man Who Shocked the World (04 Edition)
Man Who Shocked the World (04 Edition)
by Blass
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Creator of the famous Obedience Experiments and originator of the “six degrees of separation” theory, Stanley Milgram transformed our understanding of human nature and continues to be one of the most important figures in psychology and beyond.... (read more)

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Freud for Beginners
Freud for Beginners
by Richard Appignanesi
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Claude Levi-Strauss: The Father of Modern Anthropology
Claude Levi-Strauss: The Father of Modern Anthropology
by Patrick Wilcken
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When Claude Lévi-Strauss passed away in 2009 at age 100, France celebrated the life and contributions of not only a preeminent anthropologist, but one of the defining intellectuals of the 20th century. Just as Freud had shaken up the antiquarian... (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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Nothing Was the Same (11 Edition)
Nothing Was the Same (11 Edition)
by Kay Redfield Jamison
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Kay Redfield Jamison, award-winning professor and writer, changed the way we think about moods and madness. Now Jamison uses her characteristic honesty, wit and eloquence to look back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned... (read more)

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The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and Dying
The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and Dying
by Elisabeth Kubler Ross
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andlt;Bandgt;On Life and Livingandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Elisabeth Kand#252;bler-Ross, M.D., is the woman who has transformed the way the world thinks about death and dying. Beginning with the groundbreaking publication of the classic psychological... (read more)

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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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A provocative and eye-opening memoir, High Price will change the way we think about addiction, poverty, and race, as well as our policies on drugs. As Columbia University's first tenured African American professor in the sciences, groundbreaking... (read more)

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