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Written by OLIVER SACKS

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 10/24/2017

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-35256-7

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience. 

Oliver Sacks, a scientist and a storyteller, is beloved by readers for the extraordinary neurological case histories (Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars) in which he introduced and explored many now familiar...

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FACING ADVERSITY, BUILDING RESILIENCE, AND FINDING JOY

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 04/24/2017

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-1-524-73268-4

From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.
 
After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or...

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A STUDY OF GENIUS, MANIA, AND CHARACTER

Format: Hardcover, 560 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 02/28/2017

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-70027-8

In this magisterial study of the relationship between illness and art, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison, brings an entirely fresh understanding to the work and life of Robert Lowell (1917-1977), whose intense, complex, and personal verse left a lasting mark on the English language and changed the public discourse about private matters.

In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell put his manic-depressive illness (now known as bipolar disorder) into the...

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A STORY OF AMNESIA, MEMORY, AND LOVE
Written by MICHAEL D. LEMONICK

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 02/07/2017

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-53966-1

In the aftermath of a shattering illness, Lonni Sue Johnson lives in a "perpetual now," where she has almost no memories of the past and a nearly complete inability to form new ones. The Perpetual Now is the moving story of this exceptional woman, and the groundbreaking revelations about memory, learning, and consciousness her unique case has uncovered

Lonni Sue Johnson was a renowned artist who regularly produced covers for The New Yorker, a gifted musician, a skilled amateur pilot, and a...

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HOW MICRODOSING MADE A MEGA DIFFERENCE IN MY MOOD, MY MARRIAGE, AND MY LIFE
Written by AYELET WALDMAN

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 01/10/2017

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-451-49409-2

The true story of how a renowned writer’s struggle with mood storms led her to try a remedy as drastic as it is forbidden: microdoses of LSD. Her revealing, fascinating journey provides a window into one family and the complex world of a once-infamous drug seen through new eyes.

When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from "Lewis Carroll," Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her moods have become intolerably severe; she has tried nearly every medication possible; her husband and children are...

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THE NEW BRAIN SCIENCE OF CONTENTMENT, CALM, AND CONFIDENCE
Written by RICK HANSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 12/27/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34733-4

Paperback forthcoming December 2016. Do not order paperback exam copy until 12/27/2016.

Hardwiring Happiness
lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace.  Grounded in neuroscience, Dr. Rick Hanson’s four steps build strengths into your brain— balancing its ancient negativity bias—making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can...

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THE BRAIN'S HIDDEN RATIONALE BEHIND OUR IRRATIONAL BEHAVIOR
Written by ELIEZER STERNBERG

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 12/13/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-80725-0

A groundbreaking investigation of the brain’s hidden logic behind our strangest behaviors, and of how conscious and unconscious systems interact in order to create our experience and preserve our sense of self.
 
From bizarre dreams and hallucinations to schizophrenia and multiple personalities, the human brain is responsible for a diverse spectrum of strange thoughts and behaviors. When observed from the outside, these phenomena are often written off as being just “crazy,” but what if they...

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EXPLORING THE NEW SCIENCE OF NEUROPSYCHOANALYSIS
Written by CASEY SCHWARTZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/26/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-16994-3

Neuroscience and psychoanalysis are historically opposed responses to the age-old quest to understand ourselves—one focused on the brain and the other on the mind. As part of a pioneering program to look for common ground between the two warring disciplines, Casey Schwartz spent one year immersed in psychoanalytic theory at the Anna Freud Centre, and the next year studying the brain among Yale’s cutting-edge neuroscientists. She came away with a clear picture of the distance between the two...

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WHAT TWO PRESIDENTS, EIGHT ROAD TRIPS, AND MY SON TAUGHT ME ABOUTA PARENT'S EXPECTATIONS
Written by RON FOURNIER

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 04/12/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-14048-5

"[A]n eloquent, brave, big-hearted book…about the timeless anxieties and emotions of parenthood, and the modern twists thereon.”
—James Fallows, The Atlantic

Love That Boy is a uniquely personal story about the causes and costs of outsized parental expectations. What we want for our children—popularity, normalcy, achievement, genius—and what they truly need—grit, empathy, character—are explored by National Journal’s Ron Fournier, who weaves his extraordinary journey to acceptance around the...

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TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE, ONE NIGHT AT A TIME
Written by ARIANNA HUFFINGTON

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 04/05/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90400-8

We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. And this has profound consequences – on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, she boldly asserts, is nothing short of a sleep revolution.  Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives.

In her bestseller Thrive, Arianna wrote about our need to redefine success through...

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THE INNER VOICE OF A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WITH AUTISM
Written by NAOKI HIGASHIDA
Translator KA YOSHIDA, DAVID MITCHELL

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 03/22/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98515-3

“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NPR • The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish

FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD •NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind...

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THE SECRETS OF BEING PRODUCTIVE IN LIFE AND BUSINESS
Written by CHARLES DUHIGG

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 03/08/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99339-4

From the author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon The Power of Habit comes a fascinating new book that explores the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think—rather than what you think—can transform your life.

A young woman drops out of a PhD program and starts playing poker. By training herself to envision contradictory futures, she learns to anticipate her opponents’ missteps—and becomes one of the most successful players in the world.

A group of...

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