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How We Live

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THE SURPRISING WAYS FRIENDS MAKE US WHO WE ARE
Written by CARLIN FLORA

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 10/08/2013

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-94695-9

Just as the role of friends is expanding in our culture, Friendfluence explores their powerful and often under-appreciated influence on our personalities, habits, physical health, and even our chances of success in life. In this fascinating book, packed with the latest research findings, Carlin Flora traces friendship from its evolutionary roots to its starring role in childhood and adolescence to its subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) impact on adults—both positive and negative, online...

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WHY GOOD PEOPLE ARE DIVIDED BY POLITICS AND RELIGION
Written by JONATHAN HAIDT

Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/12/2013

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-45577-2

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different...

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HOW YOUR UNCONSCIOUS MIND RULES YOUR BEHAVIOR
Written by LEONARD MLODINOW

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/12/2013

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-47225-0

Over the past two decades of neurological research, it has become increasingly clear that the way we experience the worldour perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment--is largely driven by the mind's subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long believed. As in the bestselling The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, Leonard Mlodinow employs his signature concise, accessible explanations of the most obscure scientific subjects to unravel the...

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THE SECRET LIVES OF THE BRAIN
Written by DAVID EAGLEMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 05/15/2012

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-38992-3

If the conscious mind—the part you consider to be you--is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?

In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate its surprising mysteries. Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Is there a true Mel Gibson? How is your brain like a conflicted democracy engaged in civil war? What do Odysseus and...

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TWENTY-TWO WRITERS BREAK THE FINAL TABOO--HOW MONEY TRANSFORMS FAMILIES, TESTS MARRIAGES, DESTROYS FRIENDSHIPS, AND SOMETIMES MANAGES TO MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 01/15/2008

Price: $19.00

ISBN: 978-0-767-92283-8

The editors of The Friend Who Got Away are back with a new anthology that will do for money what they did for women’s friendships.

Ours is a culture of confession, yet money remains a distinctly taboo subject for most Americans. In this riveting anthology, a host of celebrated writers explore the complicated role money has played in their lives, whether they’re hiding from creditors or hiding a trust fund. This collection will touch a nerve with anyone who’s ever been afraid to reveal their...

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UNDERSTANDING THE ENEMY, CONTAINING THE THREAT
Written by LOUISE RICHARDSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 11/13/2007

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-97544-4

“This is at the top of my list for best books on terrorism.”
–Jessica Stern, author of Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill

How can the most powerful country in the world feel so threatened by an enemy infinitely weaker than we are? How can loving parents and otherwise responsible citizens join terrorist movements? How can anyone possibly believe that the cause of Islam can be advanced by murdering passengers on a bus or an airplane? In this important new book,...

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AN INGENIOUS WAY TO UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD LIVE AND BUY AS THEY DO
Written by CLOTAIRE RAPAILLE

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 07/17/2007

Price: $15.99

ISBN: 978-0-767-92057-5

In The Culture Code, internationally revered cultural anthropologist and marketing expert Clotaire Rapaille reveals for the first time the techniques he has used to improve profitability and practices for dozens of Fortune 100 companies. His groundbreaking revelations shed light not just on business but on the way every human being acts and lives around the world.

Rapaille’s breakthrough notion is that we acquire a silent system of codes as we grow up within our culture. These codes—the...

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A BRAIN SURGEON EXPOSES LIFE ON THE INSIDE
Written by KATRINA FIRLIK

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 06/12/2007

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-97340-2

Katrina Firlik is a neurosurgeon, one of only two hundred or so women among the alpha males who dominate this high-pressure, high-prestige medical specialty. She is also a superbly gifted writer–witty, insightful, at once deeply humane and refreshingly wry. In Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, Dr. Firlik recounts how her background as a surgeon’s daughter with a strong stomach and a keen interest in the brain led her to this rarefied specialty, and she describes her challenging, atypical trek...

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ON NEW JOBS, OLD LOVES, FIGHTING THE MAN, HAVING A KID, SAVING THE WORLD, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 08/29/2006

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-812-97566-6

Selected as the winners of Random House’s national contest, a stunning collection of essays ranging from comic to poignant, personal to political, by the newest, brightest young writers you haven’t heard of . . . yet.

Here, for the first time, current twentysomethings come together on their own terms, in their own words, and begin to define this remarkably diverse and self-aware generation. Tackling an array of subjects–career, family, sex, religion, technology, art–they form a vibrant,...

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A ROAD TRIP INTO THE HEART OF FAN MANIA
Written by WARREN ST. JOHN

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 05/31/2005

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-609-80713-2

A Chronicle of Higher Education Top 10 Best College-Sports Books Ever**

"St. John offers an unsurpassed blend of scholarly heft (he's gathered all of the scattered research on sports fandom), superb reporting (among those we meet is the Alabama fan so full of hate toward Tennessee that he'd root for "Notre Dame, Russia, and the University of Hell before the word 'rocky top' would ever come out of my mouth"), and gemlike writing (St. John knew Alabama would beat Vanderbilt on a brutally hot...

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HOW LIFE GETS BETTER WHILE PEOPLE FEEL WORSE
Written by GREGG EASTERBROOK

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 11/09/2004

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-812-97303-7

In The Progress Paradox, Gregg Easterbrook draws upon three decades of wide-ranging research and thinking to make the persuasive assertion that almost all aspects of Western life have vastly improved in the past century--yet today, according to research and anecdotal evidence, most men and women feel less 'happy' than in previous generations. The reasons behind this paradox, and a useful method for resolving it, are explored in this book.

Between contemporary emphasis on grievances and the...

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