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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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TASTE IN AN AGE OF ENDLESS CHOICE
Written by TOM VANDERBILT

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 05/10/2016

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95824-2

From the best-selling author of Traffic, an enlightening and illuminating look at why we like the things we like, why we hate the things we hate, and what our preferences reveal about us

Why is showing up to work wearing the same outfit as a coworker so embarrassing? Why do we venerate so many artists who were controversial or ignored during their lifetimes? What makes an ideal cat an ideal cat, or an ideal beer an ideal beer, in the eyes of expert judges? From the tangled underpinnings of...

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WHAT TWO PRESIDENTS, EIGHT ROAD TRIPS, AND MY SON TAUGHT ME ABOUT A 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

Tyler and I inch toward the Green Room, in line with blow-dried TV anchors and stuffy columnists. He’s practicing his handshake and hello: “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President. It’s a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President. It’s a pleasure to meet you, Mr. President.” When the couple in front of us steps forward for their picture, my teenager with sky-blue eyes and a soft heart looks up at me and says, “I hope I don’t let you down, Dad.”
What kind of father raises a son to worry about...

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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, 192 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 03/22/2016

Price: $15.00

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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A MEMOIR OF BRAIN CHANGE AND EMOTIONAL AWAKENING
Written by JOHN ELDER ROBISON
Introduction by ALVARO PASCUAL-LEON

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 03/22/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99689-0

An extraordinary memoir about the cutting-edge brain therapy that dramatically changed the life and mind of John Elder Robison, the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye

Imagine spending the first forty years of your life in darkness, blind to the emotions and social signals of other people. Then imagine that someone suddenly switches the lights on.

It has long been assumed that people living with autism are born with the diminished ability to read the emotions of others,...

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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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SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE SECRET LIVES OF TEENAGERS
Written by NANCY JO SALES

Format: Hardcover, 416 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 02/23/2016

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-35392-2

Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. Vine. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media. What it is doing to an entire generation of young women is the subject of award-winningVanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales’s riveting and explosive American Girls.

With extraordinary intimacy and precision, Sales captures what it feels like to be a girl in America today. From Montclair to Manhattan and Los Angeles, from Florida and Arizona to...

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A MEMOIR OF A LIFE WITHOUT LIGHT
Written by ANNA LYNDSEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 02/23/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-87212-3

Even impossible lives endure.
 
Once, Anna Lyndsey had an ordinary life. She was young and ambitious and worked hard, she had just bought an apartment, she was falling in love. Then what began as a mild intolerance to certain kinds of artificial light developed into a severe sensitivity to all light. Now, at the worst times, Anna must spend months on end in a blacked-out room, where she loses herself in audiobooks and elaborate word games in an attempt to ward off despair. During periods of...

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