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The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

Jon Ronson
They say one out of every hundred people is a psychopath. You probably passed one on the street today. These are people who have no empathy, who are manipulative, deceitful, charming, seductive, and d

Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets

Sudhir Venkatesh
A New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned

Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love

Thomas Maier
Now a New Showtime Original SeriesShowtime's dramatic series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on this real-life story of sex res

High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society

Carl Hart
A pioneering neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his groundbreaking work in drug addiction.As a youth, Carl Hart didn

My Life Among the Serial Killers

Dr. Helen Morrison
Over the course of twenty-five years, Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than eighty serial killers around the world. What she learned about them will shatter every assumption you've ever had abo

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness

Elyn Saks
Elyn R. Saks is an esteemed professor, lawyer, and psychiatrist and is the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California

Slave: My True Story

Mende Nazer
Mende Nazer lost her childhood at age twelve, when she was sold into slavery. It all began one horrific night in 1993, when Arab raiders swept through her Nuba village, murdering the adults and roundi

Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy

Sudhir Venkatesh
"[A] fascinating X-ray of the city...Venkatesh's engrossing narrative dissects the intricacies of illegal commerce." --Publishers Weekly (STARRED review) New York is a city of h

The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones: And the Less Amazing Adventures of Some Other Real-Life Superheroes (An eSpecial from Riverhead Books)

Jon Ronson
Bestselling author Jon Ronson walks the mean streets of America where he finds real life, modern day superheroes. Fighting crime, saving old ladies, and chasing away drug dealers – all while wearing a

Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius

Sylvia Nasar
In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on th

Devoted: The Story of a Father's Love for His Son

Dick Hoyt
The remarkable story of a father's devotion to his wheelchair-bound son and how their bond inspired millions of people worldwide. Born a spastic quadraplegic, Rick Hoyt was written off by num

Breakfast at Sally's: One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey

Richard LeMieux
One day, Richard LeMieux had a happy marriage, a palatial home, and took $40,000 Greek vacations. The next, he was living out of a van with only his dog, Willow, for company. This astonis

The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry

Gary Greenberg
For more than two years, author and psychotherapist Gary Greenberg has embedded himself in the war that broke out over the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

The Economic Consequences of the Peace

John Maynard Keynes thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. The writer of this book was temporarily attached to the British Treasury during the war and was their officia

The Billionaire Who Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune

Conor O'Clery
Chuck Feeney was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to a blue-collar Irish-American family during the Depression. After service in the Korean War, he made a fortune as founder of Duty Free Shoppers, the w

Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison

T. J. Parsell
When seventeen-year-old T. J. Parsell held up the local Photo Mat with a toy gun, he was sentenced to four and a half to fifteen years in prison. The first night of his term, four older inmates d

Creating Minds: An Anatomy of Creativity Seen Through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham, and Gandhi

Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner changed the way we think about intelligence. In his classic work Frames of Mind, he undermined the common notion that intelligence is a single capacity that every human being pos

Tears of Rage

John Walsh
As the host of the immensely popular America's Most Wanted, John Walsh has been instrumental in the capture of nearly four hundred and fifty of this country's most dangeroues fugitives. However

Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran

Azadeh Moaveni
As far back as she can remember, Azadeh Moaveni has felt at odds with her tangled identity as an Iranian-American. In suburban America, Azadeh lived in two worlds. At home, she was the daughter of the

You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know: A True Story of Family, Face Blindness, and Forgiveness

Heather Sellers
A "poignant" (Boston Globe) family memoir that gives new meaning to hindsight, insight, and forgiveness Heather Sellers is face-blind—that is, she has prosopagnosia, a rare neur

Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain

Michael Paterniti
Albert Einstein's brain floats in a Tupperware bowl in a gray duffel bag in the trunk of a Buick Skylark barreling across America. Driving the car is journalist Michael Paterniti. Sitting next to him

The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science

Will Storr
While excavating fossils in the tropics of Australia with a celebrity creationist, Will Storr asked himself a simple question. Why don’t facts work? Why, that is, did the obviously intelligent man bes

Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir

Jennette Fulda
After undergoing gall bladder surgery at age twenty-three, Jennette Fulda decided it was time to lose some weight. Actually, more like half her weight. At the time, Jennette weighed 372 pounds. Je

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: [Illustrated] [Free Audio Links]

Robert Louis Stevenson
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of
a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that
was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known

Out of Place: A Memoir

Edward W. Said
From one of the most important intellectuals of our time comes an extraordinary story of exile and a celebration of an irrecoverable past. A fatal medical diagnosis in 1991 convinced Edward Said that

Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work!

Douglas Coupland
A crackling look at the philosopher whose founding ideas were at once obscure and eerily prophetic.Marshall McLuhan, the celebrated social theorist who defined the culture of the 1960s, is reme

The Road to Ruins

Ian Graham
For anyone who ever wanted to be an archaeologist, Ian Graham could be a hero. This lively memoir chronicles Graham's career as the "last explorer" and a fierce advocate for the protection and pres


Ryan Knighton
On his 18th birthday, Ryan Knighton was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a congenital, progressive disease marked by night-blindness, tunnel vision and, eventually, total blindness. In this p


Nina Burleigh
Two hundred years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared to traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. But in 1798, more than 150 French engineers, artists

Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection

Deborah Blum
The remarkable story of how one of the twentieth century's most important and controversial psychologists revolutionized our understanding of love

Max Wertheimer and Gestalt Theory

D. Brett King
The ideas of Max Wertheimer (1880-1943), a founder of Gestalt theory, are discussed in almost all general books on the history of psychology, and in most introductory textbooks on psychology. This

The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Lawrence J. Friedman
Erich Fromm was a political activist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. Known for his theories of personality and pol

Anna Freud: A Biography

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
This edition of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl's definitive biography of pioneering child analyst Anna Freud includesamong other new featuresa major retrospective introduction by the author. Praise for the Se

Learning to Listen: A Life Caring for Children

T. Berry Brazelton
From his childhood in Waco, Texas, where he took expert care of nine small cousins while the adults ate Sunday lunch, to Princeton and an offer from Broadway, to medical and psychoanalytic training, t

The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey

Paul Stoller
It is the anthropologist’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

Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung's Life and Teachings

Gary Lachman
Now in paperback, this bold new biography fills a gap in our understanding of the pioneering psychologist by focusing on the occult and mystical aspects of Jung’s thought and career.

Champion of Choice: The Life and Legacy of Women's Advocate Nafis Sadik

Cathleen Miller
Not many women can claim to have changed history, but Nafis Sadik set that goal in her youth, and change the world she did. Champion of Choice tells the remarkable story of how Sadik, born i

Inside the Jihad: My Life with Al Qaeda

Omar Nasiri
Between 1994 and 2000, Omar Nasiri worked as a secret agent for Europe’s top foreign intelligence services-including France’s DGSE (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure), and Britain’s MI5 and

Jan's Story: Love Lost to the Long Goodbye of Alzheimer's

Barry Petersen
When CBS News Correspondent Barry Petersen married the love of his life twenty-five years ago, he never thought his vow, "until death do us part," would have an expiration date. But Early Onset Alz

13 Women: Parables from Prison

Anne Near
However their stories differ in the details, all of the women in this book speak about their time in prison with eloquence and admirable candor. Some have spent most of their lives behind bars; for ot

The Man Who Shocked the World: The Life and Legacy of Stanley Milgram

Thomas Blass
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

Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky

Nicholas Von Hoffman
From Left to Right, one man has influenced them all: Saul Alinsky.Radicalis a personal portrait of this controversial mastermind of popular movements, a man who is often called the American Mac

Cancer on Five Dollars a Day Chemo Not Included: How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life

Robert Schimmel
In the spring of 2000, stand-up comedian Robert Schimmel was diagnosed with stage III non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and soon the fire of his white-hot career started to fizzle.But Schimmel never lost his

Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

James Brabazon
James Brabazon updates his critically acclaimed biography of humanitarian Albert Schweitzer to include a wealth of recently discovered documents, including the letters between Schweitzer and Helene Br

The Master Plan: Himmler's Scholars and the Holocaust

Heather Pringle
A groundbreaking history of the Nazi research institute whose work helped lead to the extermination of millionsIn 1935, Heinrich Himmler established a Nazi research institute called The Ahnene

A Special Education: One Family's Journey Through the Maze of Learning Disabilities

Dana Buchman
The celebrated designer Dana Buchman knew almost nothing about “learning differences” when her daughter, Charlotte, was diagnosed with disabilities as a toddler. She soon discovered that the hard work

A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood

Lisa Catherine Harper
There is no denying it: motherhood splits a woman's life forever, into a before and an after. To this doubled life Lisa Catherine Harper brings a wealth of feeling and a wry sense of humor, a will to

Recollecting Freud

Isidor Sadger
This eyewitness account by one of Sigmund Freud's earliest students has been rediscovered for twenty-first-century readers. Isidor Sadger's recollections provide a unique window into the early days of

Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists

Courtney E. Martin
When did you know you were a feminist? Whether it happened at school, at work, while watching TV, or reading a book, many of us can point to a particular moment when we knew we were feminists. In Clic

Analyzing Freud: Letters of H.D., Bryher, and Their Circle

H. D.
Freud was old and fragile. H.D. was forty-six and despairing of her writing life, which, for all her success, seemed to have reached a dead end. Her sessions with Freud proved to be the point of trans

Wild Girls, Wild Nights: True Lesbian Sex Stories

Sacchi Green
There are the fabled urban myths of lesbians who fill up a U-Haul on the second date and lead sweetly romantic lives of cocoa and comfy slippers. Safe and sound. A lot of cozy and not much crazy.

Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle

Lois W. Banner
A uniquely revealing biography of two eminent twentieth century American women. Close friends for much of their lives, Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead met at Barnard College in 1922, when Mead was a s

Karen Horney and Character Disorder: A Guide for the Modern Practitioner

Irving Solomon
Who is Karen Horney and why are her psychoanalytic ideas so important in today's world of once-per-week dynamic psychotherapy? Horney was one of the first analysts to challenge basic Freudian asser

Return from the Natives

Peter Mandler
DIVCelebrated anthropologist Margaret Mead, who studied sex in Samoa and child-rearing in New Guinea in the 1920s and '30s, was determined to show that anthropology could tackle the psychology of t

Song Without Words: Discovering My Deafness Halfway Through Life

Gerald Shea
Much has been written about the profoundly deaf, but the lives of the nearly 30 million partially deaf people in the United States today remain hidden. Song without Words tells the astonishing

Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis

Kim Todd
Today, an entomologist in a laboratory can gaze at a butterfly pupa with a microscope so powerful that the swirling cells on the pupa’s skin look like a galaxy. She can activate a single gene or knock

Inside: A Public and Private Life

Joseph A. Califano
Joe Califano grew up in a tight-knit working class family in Depression-era Brooklyn. His parents instilled in their son a work ethic, sense of self, and devotion to Church that stayed with him as he

Psychology's Grand Theorists: How Personal Experiences Shaped Professional Ideas

Amy P. Demorest
Psychology's Grand Theorists argues that the three schools in psychology that have been dominant historically--the psychodynamic, behavioral, and phenomenological--have resulted in large part f

Sigmund Freud in Plain and Simple English: BookCaps Study Guide

The works and thoughts of Sigmund Freud has been scaring people for years. All his talk about Id, ego, and Super-Ego is enough to send some people running to their mothers. But Freud doesn't have to b

When the Music Stopped: Discovering My Mother

Thomas J. Cottle
This is the story of one woman’s decision to forfeit a brilliant career for the sake of motherhood. Once a child prodigy, Gitta Gradova traveled the world as an internationally acclaimed concert piani