Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarked on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world's funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity.
A Sunday Times (London) Top Ten Bestseller
Worldwide, depression will be the single biggest cause of disability in the next twenty years. But treatment for it has not changed much in the last three decades. In the world of psychiatry, time has apparently stood still...until now with Edward Bullmore's The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression.
For readers of Being Mortal and When Breath Becomes Air, the acclaimed founder of Death over Dinner offers a practical, inspiring guide to life's most difficult yet important conversation
Part memoir, part handbook for the heartbroken, this powerful, unsparing account of losing a premature baby will speak to all who have been bereaved and are grieving, and offers inspiration on moving forward, gently integrating the loss into life.
An entertaining and insightful exploration of schadenfreude: the deliciously dark and complex joy we've all felt, from time to time, at news of others' misfortunes.
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A fresh, revelatory foray into the new science of dreams—how they work, what they’re for, and how we can reap the benefits of our own nocturnal life
While on a research trip in Peru, science journalist Alice Robb became hooked on lucid dreaming—the uncanny phenomenon in which a sleeping person can realize that they’re dreaming and even control the dr$16.99ISBN: 9781501130793Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Scribner - September 4th, 2018
Winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award and 2018 Christopher Award
“Edith’s strength and courage are remarkable…her life and work are an incredible example of forgiveness, resilience, and generosity.”—Sheryl Sandberg
It’s 1944 and sixteen-year-old ballerina and gymnast Edith Eger is sent to Auschwitz.$30.00ISBN: 9780374287863Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 28th, 2018
A Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist’s probing investigation of what brain disorders can tell us about human nature$27.95ISBN: 9780385541909Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Doubleday - September 11th, 2018
"Inventive and beguiling... The Personality Brokers is history that reads like biography that reads like a novel--a fluid narrative that defies expectations and plays against type." --New York Times$17.00ISBN: 9780399184390Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Avery - September 4th, 2018
Two New York Times–bestselling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain.
$28.00ISBN: 9781101993040Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: TarcherPerigee - August 21st, 2018
New York Times bestseller · This groundbreaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice.$24.99ISBN: 9780062388780Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Harper - August 7th, 2018
From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.