Author: Manuel J. Smith
The best-seller that helps you say: "I just said 'no' and I don't feel guilty!" Are you letting your kids get away with murder? Are you allowing your mother-in-law to impose her will on you? Are you embarrassed by praise or crushed by criticism? Are you having trouble coping with people? Learn the answers in When I Say No, I Feel Guilty, the best-seller with revolutionary new techniques for getting your own way. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Bandy X. Lee
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Explores the consensus of more than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that President Donald Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation. --Publisher
Author: Robert Jay Lifton
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
National Book Award winner and renowned psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton reveals a world at risk from millennial cults intent on ending it all. Since the earliest moments of recorded history, prophets and gurus have foretold the world's end, but only in the nuclear age has it been possible for a megalomaniac guru with a world-ending vision to bring his prophecy to pass. Now Robert Jay Lifton offers a vivid and disturbing case in point in this chilling exploration of Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese cult that released sarin nerve gas in the Tokyo subways. With unprecedented access to former Aum members, Lifton has produced a pathbreaking study of the inner life of a modern millennial cult. He shows how Aum's guru Shoko Asahara (charismatic spiritual leader, con man, madman) created a religion from a global stew of New Age thinking, ancient rituals, and apocalyptic science fiction, then recruited scientists as disciples and set them to producing weapons of mass destruction. Taking stock as well of Charles Manson, Heaven's Gate, and the Oklahoma City bombers, Lifton confronts the frightening possibility of a twenty-first century in which cults and terrorists may be able to bring about their own holocausts. Bold and compelling, Destroying the World to Save It charts the emergence of a new global threat of urgent concern to us all.
Author: Paul Denis, Kate Cooper
Publisher: Royal Ontario Museum Press
The discovery of Pompeii is one of the greatest archaeological finds of our time. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 not only destroyed the entire city, but in doing so, it preserved the city, to be discovered centuries later. This book takes a look at everyday life in Pompeii. From ordinary household items to extraordinary pieces of art, the exhibition souvenir guide highlights the culture of the people of Pompeii, real people, not unlike us. From stunning sculptures rooted in Roman mythology, gladiator armour that tells the tales of bloody combat, to a mosaic dog that would have guarded the entrance to a household, the book highlights some of the exceptional pieces recovered from Pompeii. From viewing a society in its prime, we’re taken to the moment disaster struck: we see food that was about to be eaten—bread, figs, and olives well past their best-before date. The disaster becomes all the more real when we encounter the heartbreaking casts of the people unable to escape—men, women, children, and even a pet dog. Pompeii and its fate are explored through six distinct sections that examine the chronology of the disaster, from bustling city life to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, including its devastating toll and aftermath.
Author: Michael Fordham, Rosemary Gordon, Judith Hubback
The Library of Analytical Psychology, Volume 3: The Self and Autism discusses the relationship between the concept of self and autism. The book primarily revolves around the work of Carl Jung. The first part of the book covers the theoretical aspects of analytical psychology; this part covers the concept of archetypes, self, and symbols. The importance of child experiences is also dealt with in the first chapter. The next part discusses the clinical techniques in treating children with autism. The last part presents case studies of infantile autism. The text will be of great use to psychologists, therapists, and councilors who are dealing with clients who have autism. The book will also be of great interest to readers who are concerned with autism.
Author: Christopher Lasch
Around the turn of the century, the American liberal tradition made a major shift away from politics. The new radicals were more interested in the reform of education, culture, and sexual mores. Through vivid biographies, Christopher Lasch chronicles these social reformers from Jane Addams, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Lincoln Steffens to Norman Mailer and Dwight MacDonald.
Author: Cherie Priest
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Best friends, big fans, a mysterious webcomic, and a long-lost girl collide in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of both Cory Doctorow and Sarah Dessen, & illustrated throughout with comics. Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her. Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window. Princess X? When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon---her best friend, Libby, who lives.
Author: George Booth
Publisher: Avon Books
The strange, but funny, world of George Booth is on display in a new collection of cartoons by the New Yorker's comic genius, including cartoons with dangerous dogs, dotty masters, dancing bears, cunning cats, and other crazy characters
Author: Jean Giraudoux
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
THE STORY: Under siege by the armies of the giant barbarian, Holofernes, the Judean city is about to capitulate--and the people, and prophets, call out to the lovely, virginal Judith as their last hope of salvation. Their belief is that only she can
Author: Sherry Turkle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Life on the Screen is a book not about computers, but about people and how computers are causing us to reevaluate our identities in the age of the Internet. We are using life on the screen to engage in new ways of thinking about evolution, relationships, politics, sex, and the self. Life on the Screen traces a set of boundary negotiations, telling the story of the changing impact of the computer on our psychological lives and our evolving ideas about minds, bodies, and machines. What is emerging, Turkle says, is a new sense of identity—as decentered and multiple. She describes trends in computer design, in artificial intelligence, and in people’s experiences of virtual environments that confirm a dramatic shift in our notions of self, other, machine, and world. The computer emerges as an object that brings postmodernism down to earth.
Author: Jacques Lacan, Jacques-Alain Miller, Russell Grigg
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Sometimes controversial, invariably fascinating, Jacques Lacan's psycholinguistic approach to analysis of the psychoses is seen here in virtually unmediated form. Lacan deftly navigates the ontological levels of the symbolic, the imaginary, and the real to explain psychosis.