Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - by Lori Gottlieb (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x 1.6 Inch (D)Weight: 1.4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 432Genre: PsychologySub-Genre: PsychotherapyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Lori GottliebAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!* *An O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Nonfiction Book of the Year* *A TIME magazine Must-Read Book of the Year* *An NPR Favorite Book of the Year* *An Amazon 10 Best Books of the Year* *A People Magazine Book of the Week* *A New York Times Editors' Choice* *A Real Simple Book of the Year* *A Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year* *A Variety Best Book of the Year* *A Kirkus, ShelfAwareness, and Bookpage Best Book of the Year* *An IndieNext Pick* *A Book of the Month Club Extra* *An Amazon Best Book of the Month and Books with Buzz Pick* *A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book* *A Newsday, iBooks, Washington Post, Real Simple, Thrive Global, Refinery29, and Book Riot Most Anticipated Book of the Year* "An addictive book that's part Oliver Sacks and part Nora Ephron. Prepare to be riveted." --People Magazine, Book of the Week "Entirely reframes the way we think about psychotherapy [. . .] Movingly depicts our collective longing for lasting connection." --Entertainment Weekly "Gottlieb's book is perhaps the first I've read that explains the therapeutic process in no-nonsense terms while simultaneously giving hope to therapy skeptics like me who think real change through talk is elusive." --Judith Newman, New York Times "A psychotherapist and advice columnist at The Atlantic shows us what it's like to be on both sides of the couch with doses of heartwarming humor and invaluable, tell-it-like-it-is wisdom." --O, The Oprah Magazine "Authentic . . . raw . . . an irresistibly candid and addicting memoir about psychotherapeutic practice as experienced by both the clinician and the patient." --New York Times "Provocative and entertaining . . . Gottlieb gives us more than a voyeuristic look at other people's problems (including her own). She shows us the value of therapy." --Washington Post "A delightful, fascinating dive into human behavior and idiosyncrasies, habits and defenses, fears and blind spots: hers, her patients', yours and mine." --Chicago Tribune "This relatable memoir reminds us that many of our struggles are universal and just plain human." --Real Simple "[In the end, Gottlieb and her patients] are more aware--of themselves as people, of the choices they've made, and of the choices they could go on to make . . . It's exploration--genuinely wanting to learn answers to the question Why am I like this?, so that maybe, through better understanding of what you're doing, you figure out how to be who you want to become." --Slate "A no-holds-barred look at how therapy works." --Parade "Who could resist watching a therapist grapple with the same questions her patients have been asking her for years? Gottlieb, who writes the Atlantic's "Dear Therapist" column, brings searing honesty to her search for answers." --Washington Post "Reading it is like one long therapy session--and may be the gentle nudge you need to start seeing a therapist again IRL." --Hello Giggles "In her memoir, bestselling author, columnist, and therapist Lori Gottlieb explores her own issues -- and discovers just how similar they are to the problems of her clients." --Bustle "In prose that's conversational and funny yet deeply insightful, psychologist Lori Gottlieb is here to remind us that our therapists are people, too." --Refinery29 "Provocative and entertaining . . . Gottlieb gives us more than a voyeuristic look at other people's problems (including her own). She shows us the value of therapy." --Washington Post "The Atlantic's 'Dear Therapist' columnist offers a startlingly revealing tour of the therapist's life, examining her relationships with her patients, her own therapist, and various figures in her personal life." --Entertainment Weekly, 20 New Books to Read in April "Reads like a novel and reveals what really happens on both sides of the couch." --Men's Health "A most satisfying and illuminating read for psychotherapy patients, their therapists, and all the rest of us." --New York Journal of Books "A fascinating, funny behind-the-scenes look at what happens when people -- even shrinks themselves -- 'break open, ' with the help of a therapist." --Shondaland "[Maybe You Should Talk to Someone] explores the ups and downs of life with humor and grace." --BookBub.com "A delightful, fascinating dive into human behavior and idiosyncrasies, habits and defenses, fears and blind spots: hers, her patients', yours and mine." --Chicago Tribune "Both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, [Gottlieb] reveals how our stories form the core of our lives." --Orange County Register "In her compassionate and emotionally generous new book, Gottlieb . . . pulls back the curtain of a therapist's world. [. . . ] The result is a humane and empathetic exploration of six disparate characters struggling to take control of their lives as they journey back to happiness." --ALA's Public Libraries Online "[A] smart, hilarious, insightful book. Lori Gottlieb will have you laughing and crying as she breaks down the problems of her patients, her therapist and herself." --Patch.com "Saturated with self-awareness and compassion, this is an irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition." --Kirkus Review, Starred Review "Written with grace, humor, wisdom, and compassion, this [is a] heartwarming journey of self-discovery." --Library Journal "The coup de grace is Gottlieb's vulnerability with her own therapist. Some readers will know Gottlieb from her many TV appearances or her 'Dear Therapist"'column, but even for the uninitiated-to-Gottlieb, it won't take long to settle in with this compelling read." --Booklist "Sparkling . . . Gottlieb portrays her patients, as well as herself as a patient, with compassion, humor, and grace." --Publishers Weekly"An entertaining, relatable, and moving homage to therapy--and being human. We're all in this together, folks--something this book hits home." --The Amazon Book Review "Warm, approachable and funny--a pleasure to read." --Bookpage "Heartwarming and upbeat, this memoir demystifies therapy and celebrates the human spirit." --Shelf Awareness "Therapists play a special and invaluable role in the lives of the 30 million Americans who attend sessions, but have you ever wondered where they go when they need to talk to someone? Veteran psychotherapist and New York Times best-selling author Lori Gottlieb shares a candid and remarkably relatable account of what it means to be a therapist who also goes to therapy, and what this can teach us about the universality of our questions and anxieties." --Thrive Global, "10 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2019" "Some people are great writers, and other people are great therapists. Lori Gottlieb is, astoundingly, both. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is about the wonder of being human: how none of us is immune from struggle, and how we can grow into ourselves and escape our emotional prisons. Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing." --Katie Couric "If you have even an ounce of interest in the therapeutic process, or in the conundrum of being human, you must read this book. It is wise, warm, smart and funny, and Lori Gottlieb is exceedingly good company." --Susan Cain, New York Times best-selling author ofQuiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking "Shrinks, they're just like us--at least in Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, the heartfelt memoir by therapist Lori Gottlieb. Warm, funny, and engaging (no poker-faced clinician here), Gottlieb not only gives us an unvarnished look at her patients' lives, but also her own. The result is the most relatable portrait of a therapist I've yet encountered." --Susannah Cahalan, New York Times best-selling author of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness "Gottlieb is an utterly compelling narrator: funny, probing, savvy, vulnerable. She pays attention to the small stuff -- the box of tissues and the Legos in the carpet -- as she honors the more expansive mysteries of our wild, aching hearts." --Leslie Jamison, author of The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath "This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book. Lori Gottlieb takes us inside the most intimate of encounters as both clinician and patient and leaves us with a surprisingly fresh understanding of ourselves, one another, and the human condition. Her willingness to expose her own blind spots along with her patients' shows us firsthand that we aren't alone in our struggles and that maybe we should talk more about them! Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is funny, hopeful, wise, and engrossing--all at the same time." --Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post and founder & CEO, Thrive Global "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is ingenious, inspiring, tender, and funny. Lori Gottlieb bravely takes her readers on a guided tour into the self, showing us the therapeutic process from both sides of the couch--as both therapist and patient. I cheered for her breakthroughs, as if they were my own! This is the best book I've ever read about the life-changing possibilities of talk therapy." --Amy Dickinson, "Ask Amy" advice columnist and New York Times best-selling author of Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things "I was sucked right in to these vivid, funny, illuminating stories of humans trying to climb their way out of hiding, overcome self-defeating habits, and wake up to their own strength. Lori Gottlieb has captured something profound about the struggle, and the miracle, of human connection." --Sarah Hepola, New York Times best-selling author of Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget "With wisdom and humanity, Lori Gottlieb invites us into her consulting room, and her therapist's. There, readers will share in one of the best-kept secrets of being a clinician: when we bear witness to change, we also change, and when we are present as others find meaning in their lives, we also discover more in our own." --Lisa Damour, New York Times best-selling author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood "I've been reading books about psychotherapy for over a half century, but never have I encountered a book like Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: so bold and brassy, so packed with good stories, so honest, deep and riveting. I intended to read a chapter or two but ended up reading and relishing every word." --Irvin Yalom MD, author of Love's Executioner, and other Tales of Psychotherapy, and professor emeritus of psychiatry at Stanford University. "Here are some people who might benefit from Lori Gottlieb's illuminating new book: Therapists, people who have been in therapy, people who have been in relationships, people who have experienced emotions. In other words, everyone. Lori's story is funny, enlightening, and radically honest. It merits far more than 50 minutes of your time." --A.J. Jacobs, New York Times best-selling author of The Year of Living Biblically
Uniquely Human - by Barry M Prizant (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: PsychologySub-Genre: PsychopathologyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simon & SchusterAge Range: AdultBook theme: Autism Spectrum DisordersAuthor: Barry M PrizantLanguage: English About the Book "Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover." Book Synopsis Winner of the Autism Society of America's Dr. Temple Grandin Award for the Outstanding Literary Work in Autism A groundbreaking book on autism, by one of the world's leading experts, who portrays autism as a unique way of being human--this is "required reading....Breathtakingly simple and profoundly positive" (Chicago Tribune). Autism therapy typically focuses on ridding individuals of "autistic" symptoms such as difficulties interacting socially, problems in communicating, sensory challenges, and repetitive behavior patterns. Now Dr. Barry M. Prizant offers a new and compelling paradigm: the most successful approaches to autism don't aim at fixing a person by eliminating symptoms, but rather seeking to understand the individual's experience and what underlies the behavior. "A must-read for anyone touched by autism... Dr. Prizant's Uniquely Human is a crucial step in promoting better understanding and a more humane approach" (Associated Press). Instead of classifying "autistic" behaviors as signs of pathology, Dr. Prizant sees them as part of a range of strategies to cope with a world that feels chaotic and overwhelming. Rather than curb these behaviors, it's better to enhance abilities, build on strengths, and offer supports that will lead to more desirable behavior and a better quality of life. "A remarkable approach to autism....A truly impactful, necessary book" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Uniquely Human offers inspiration and practical advice drawn from Dr. Prizant's four-decade career. It conveys a deep respect for people with autism and their own unique qualities. Filled with humanity and wisdom, Uniquely Human "should reassure parents and caregivers of kids with autism and any other disability that their kids are not broken, but, indeed, special" (Booklist, starred review). Review Quotes Uniquely Human is brilliant. A revolution."--Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribesDr. Prizant explains the causes of behaviors associated with autism. I love his approach for understanding problems with sensory overload, anxiety and discomfort. He provides common sense, practical advice based on a 40-year career working in the trenches with both parents and teachers.--Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain and The Way I See ItUniquely Human is not just the perfect title for Barry Prizant's book, it's also an appropriate summation of Dr. Prizant's career. Though a clinical scholar, he is a humanist first, and always has been--a professional who is fascinated by unexamined lives that could be lived happily, yet aren't. With every brilliant, illuminating example in his book, he steers us away from the traditional fix-it mentality and towards the beatific, personally rewarding detective work that the entire spectrum world would be well served to adopt. Thanks be to Barry for the first-ever 'must read' written for parents, educators, and clinicians.--Michael John Carley, Founder, GRASP; Author of Asperger's From the Inside-OutA remarkable approach to autism....A truly impactful, necessary book.-- "Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Refreshing--and constructive.... It should be required reading for all educators and practitioners working with autism....Breathtakingly simple and profoundly positive.-- "Chicago Tribune" About the Author Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, is among the world's leading authorities on autism, with more than forty years of experience as a scholar, researcher, and international consultant. He is an adjunct professor at Brown University and coauthor of The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach, now being implemented in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Prizant has published more than 120 articles and chapters and has received many awards. The author of Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism, Dr. Prizant lives in Cranston, Rhode Island, with his wife, Dr. Elaine Meyer, and their teenage son. Tom Fields-Meyer is author of the critically acclaimed memoir Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love from His Extraordinary Son, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. The coauthor (with Barry M. Prizant) of Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism, and former senior writer for People, he lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.
The 48 Laws of Power - by Robert Greene (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 452Genre: PhilosophySub-Genre: PoliticalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin GroupAuthor: Robert GreeneAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this bestselling work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. As attention-grabbing in its design as it is in content, this bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers. Book Synopsis Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control - from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed "beguiling" and "fascinating," Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence ("Law 1: Never Outshine the Master"), others teach the value of confidence ("Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness"), and many recommend absolute self-preservation ("Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally"). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game. From the Back Cover THE BESTSELLING BOOK FOR THOSE WHO WANT POWER, WATCH POWER, OR WANT TO ARM THEMSELVES AGAINST POWER . . .A moral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power into forty-eight well-explicated laws. As attention-grabbing in its design as it is in its content, this bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers. Some laws require prudence ("Law 1: Never Outshine the Master"), some stealth ("Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions"), and some the total absence of mercy ("Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally") but like it or not, all have applications in real-life situations. Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, P. T. Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded -- or been victimized by -- power, these laws will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control. Review Quotes "Machiavelli has a new rival. And Sun Tzu had better watch his back. Greene . . . has put together a checklist of ambitious behavior. Just reading the table of contents is enough to stir a little corner-office lust."--New York magazine "Beguiling . . . literate . . . fascinating. A wry primer for people who desperately want to be on top."--People magazine "An heir to Machiavelli's Prince . . . gentler souls will find this book frightening, those whose moral compass is oriented solely to power will have a perfect vade mecum." --Publishers Weekly "Satisfyingly dense and . . . literary, with fantastic examples of genius power-game players. It's The Rules meets In Pursuit of Wow! with a degree in comparative literature."--Allure About The Author Robert Greene, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, Mastery, and The Laws of Human Nature, is an internationally renowned expert on power strategies. He lives in Los Angeles. Joost Elffers is the packaging genius behind Viking Studio's Secret Language series, Play with Your Food, and How Are You Peeling?. He lives in New York City.
Meditations - (Modern Library Classics) Annotated by Marcus Aurelius (Paperback)
Edition: AnnotatedNumber of Pages: 256Genre: PhilosophySub-Genre: History & SurveysSeries Title: Modern Library ClassicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Modern LibraryAge Range: AdultBook theme: Ancient & ClassicalAuthor: Marcus AureliusLanguage: English About the Book The emperor Marcus Aelius Aurelius Antoninus was the only Roman emperor besides Caesar whose writings became a Western classic. His "Meditations" is a loosely-organized set of thoughts relating to his stoic philosophy, now in an acclaimed new translation. Book Synopsis Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life. Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161-180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus's insights and advice--on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others--have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago. In Gregory Hays's new translation--the first in thirty-five years--Marcus's thoughts speak with a new immediacy. In fresh and unencumbered English, Hays vividly conveys the spareness and compression of the original Greek text. Never before have Marcus's insights been so directly and powerfully presented. With an Introduction that outlines Marcus's life and career, the essentials of Stoic doctrine, the style and construction of the Meditations, and the work's ongoing influence, this edition makes it possible to fully rediscover the thoughts of one of the most enlightened and intelligent leaders of any era. Review Quotes "Here, for our age, is [Marcus's] great work presented in its entirety, strongly introduced and freshly, elegantly translated." --Robert Fagles About the Author Gregory Hays is associate professor of classics at the University of Virginia. He maintains an annotated bibliography of Fulgentius the Mythmaker.
The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding - by Arnold Schwarzenegger (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 832Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Bodybuilding & Weight TrainingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simon & SchusterAge Range: AdultAuthor: Arnold SchwarzeneggerLanguage: English About the Book Now in paperback, the new, totally updated edition of the definitive guide to today's most popular fitness activity. 850 photos & line drawings. Book Synopsis From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book--a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as "the bible of bodybuilding." Inside, Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, sports psychology, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrated with detailed photos of some of bodybuilding's newest stars. Plus, all the features that have made this book a classic are here: -Arnold's tried-and-true tips for sculpting, strengthening, and defining each and every muscle to create the ultimate buff physique -The most effective methods of strength training to stilt your needs, whether you're an amateur athlete or a pro bodybuilder preparing for a competition -Comprehensive information on health, nutrition, and dietary supplements to help you build muscle, lose fat, and maintain optimum energy -Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries -Strategies and tactics for competitive bodybuilders from selecting poses to handling publicity -The fascinating history and growth of bodybuilding as a sport, with a photographic "Bodybuilding Hall of Fame" -And, of course, Arnold's individual brand of inspiration and motivation throughout Covering every level of expertise and experience, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding will help you achieve your personal best. With his unique perspective as a seven-time winner of the Mr. Olympia title and all international film star, Arnold shares his secrets to dedication, training, and commitment, and shows you how to take control of your body and realize your own potential for greatness. From the Back Cover From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book -- a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as "the bible of bodybuilding".Inside, Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, sports psychology, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrated with detailed photos of some of bodybuilding's newest stars.Plus, all the features that have made this book a classic are here: -- Arnold's tried-and-true tips for sculpting, strengthening, and defining each and every muscle to create the ultimate buff physique-- The most effective methods of strength training to suit your needs, whether you're an amateur athlete or a pro bodybuilder preparing for a competition-- Comprehensive information on health, nutrition, and dietary supplements to help you build muscle, lose fat, and maintain optimum energy-- Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries-- Strategies and tactics for competitive bodybuilders from selecting poses to handling publicity-- The fascinating history and growth of bodybuilding as a sport, with a photographic "Bodybuilding Hall of Fame"-- And, of course, Arnold's individual brand of inspiration and motivation throughoutCovering every level of expertise and expertise and experience, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding will help you achieve your personal best. With his unique perspective as a seven-time winner of the Mr. Olympia title and an international filmstar, Arnold shares his secrets to dedication, training, and commitment, and shows you how to take control of your body and realize your own potential for greatness.
Science of Running - Annotated by Chris Napier (Paperback)
Edition: AnnotatedNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Running & JoggingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)Age Range: AdultAuthor: Chris NapierLanguage: English About the Book Interrogates "the anatomy and physiology of the runner, showing how running involves and affects every system in the body--including the effect of oxygen on the muscles. The book breaks down the runner's stride scientifically, showing what's going on under the skin at every stage of the running cycle, highlighting common injury risks based on a runner's natural gait, and showing how to correct them"--Provided by publisher. Book Synopsis Discover the hard science that will help you run faster, endure for longer, and avoid injury. Analyze your running style and learn how to enhance your gait for optimum efficiency and safety. Transform your performance with exercises cartnearing strength, flexibility, and recovery - each exercise annotated to reveal the muscle mechanics so you know you're getting it right. Understand the science behind your body's energy systems and how to train to maximize energy storage and conversion. Follow training and exercise programs tailored to different abilities and distances, from 5K to marathon. Whether you are new to running or an experienced runner, this book will help you achieve your goals and stay injury-free. About the Author Chris Napier earned a diploma in Sport Physiotherapy in 2007 and is now Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, with a PhD in running biomechanics and injury prevention. In addition to working on research projects, Chris continues to be a practicing physiotherapist with Restore Physiotherapy and Athletics Canada. He has competed at the national level as a successful middle-distance runner, earning medals at the Canadian Track & Field Championships in 1996 and 1997. He is also an accomplished marathon runner with a personal best time of 2 hours, 33 mins.Twitter: @runnerphysio
The Essential Enneagram - by David Daniels & Virginia Price (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: PsychologySub-Genre: PersonalityFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperOneAge Range: AdultAuthor: David Daniels & Virginia PriceLanguage: English About the Book Brimming with empowering information on each of the nine personality types, this one-of-a-kind book equips readers with all the tools they need to dramatically enhance their quality of life. Book Synopsis The First and Only Scientifically Determined Enneagram Personality Test and GuideA centuries-old psychological system with roots in sacred tradition, the Enneagram can be an invaluable guide in your journey toward self-understanding and self-development. In this book, Stanford University Medical School clinical professor of psychiatry David Daniels and counseling psychologist Virginia Price offer the only scientifically developed Enneagram test based upon extensive research combined with a self-discovery and personal-development guide.The most fundamental guide to the Enneagram ever offered, this book features effective self-tests to determine simply and accurately what your personality type is. Daniels and Price provide step-by-step instructions for taking inventory of how you think, what you feel, and what you experience. They then guide you in your discovery of what your type means for your personal well-being and your relationships with others, and they show you how to maximize your inherent strengths. Brimming with empowering information for each of the nine personality types--Perfectionist, Giver, Performer, Romantic, Observer, Loyal Skeptic, Epicure, Protector, and Mediator--this one-of-a-kind book equips you with all the tools you need to dramatically enhance your quality of life.
Why We Swim - by Bonnie Tsui (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Swimming & DivingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Algonquin BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Bonnie TsuiLanguage: English About the Book "Bonnie Tsui looks at our love affair with the water, from evolution to mythology, from survival and well-being, from community swim clubs to competitive races, and she goes around the world to explore its significance in many cultures"-- Book Synopsis A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020 A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle * San Francisco Chronicle A Best Book of the Year: NPR's Book Concierge * Washington Independent Review of Books "A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water. I was enchanted by this book." --Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksAn immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimming--and on human behavior itself. We swim in freezing Arctic waters and piranha-infested rivers to test our limits. We swim for pleasure, for exercise, for healing. But humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not natural-born swimmers. We must be taught. Our evolutionary ancestors learned for survival; now, in the twenty-first century, swimming is one of the most popular activities in the world. Why We Swim is propelled by stories of Olympic champions, a Baghdad swim club that meets in Saddam Hussein's palace pool, modern-day Japanese samurai swimmers, and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survives a wintry six-hour swim after a shipwreck. New York Times contributor Bonnie Tsui, a swimmer herself, dives into the deep, from the San Francisco Bay to the South China Sea, investigating what it is about water that seduces us, despite its dangers, and why we come back to it again and again. Review Quotes Featured in San Francisco Chronicle's 10 books by Bay Area authors that should be on your holiday list" A Goodreads Science & Technology Award Finalist "[An] enthusiastic and thoughtful work mixing history, journalism and elements of memoir . . . Tsui sets out to answer her title's question with a compassionate understanding of how that mind game stops some and a curiosity about how and why it seduces others . . . Tsui endears herself to the reader as well. Her universal query is also one of self, and her articulations of what she learns are moving." --The New York Times Book Review "Tsui's history of the human relationship with water is compelling and profound, in writing so fluid it mimics the flow of her subject . . . It captivated me from start to finish." --BuzzFeed (24 Books We Couldn't Put Down) "A cultural history of humankind's relationship to bodies of water, an exploration of the benefits and dangers of submerging one's own body in it, a highlight reel of athletic feats of swimming and diving - and so much more. Author Bonnie Tsui creates space for readers to meditate on their own experiences in the water. As I read it I found an escape, but also a connection to the water and to fellow humans who are called to it." --NPR's Book Concierge "A thoughtful inquiry into human nature." --Bustle (The 18 Most Anticipated Books Of April 2020) "Bonnie Tsui captures the joy, peril and utility of swimming, within her family and across civilizations . . . The breadth of her reporting and grace of her writing make the elements of Why We Swim move harmoniously as one." --The San Francisco Chronicle "Former competitive swimmer and current do-it-all writer Bonnie Tsui's Why We Swim . . . explores our relationship with a sport that quite literally represents quiet and flow (something we could use more of, no?) by offering a look at a grab bag of eclectic examples, like swimming samurais and an Icelandic shipwreck survivor." --Outside Magazine "This fascinating look at the positive impact swimming has had on our lives throughout history might leave most readers eager to get back in the water as soon as possible." --Booklist, starred review "Drawing on personal experience, history, biology, and social science, the author conveys the appeal of 'an unflinching giving-over to an element' and makes a convincing case for broader access to swimming education (372,000 people still drown annually). An absorbing, wide-ranging story of humans' relationship with the water." --Kirkus Reviews "Tsui opens her eclectic, well-crafted survey with a fascinating story about an Icelandic fisherman who swam six kilometers in 41 degree water after his boat capsized . . . Readers will enjoy getting to know the people and the facts presented in this fascinating book." --Publishers Weekly "Tsui is a poetic writer whose flowing, immersive prose and colorful storytelling will hold significant appeal for readers--especially swimmers--of all curiosities." --Shelf Awareness "Bonnie Tsui's Why We Swim is a love letter to swimming . . . In the tradition of memoir writers like Rebecca Solnit, Tsui examines the history of swimming as a sport, a survival skill, and even a martial art . . . Her hybrid memoir and history book traces swimming's roots around the globe while also looking at how a swim can be a meditative, transformative, and deeply personal activity." --Alta "Why We Swim is a celebration of the many varieties of joy that swimming brings to our oxygen-breathing species." --Foreword Reviews "A beautifully written love letter to water and a fascinating story. I was enchanted." --Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks "The only thing better than reading Bonnie Tsui's writing about swimming is swimming itself--and both are sublime. Why We Swim is an aquatic tour de force, a captivating story filled with adventure, meditation, and celebration." --Susan Casey, New York Times bestselling author of The Wave and Voices in the Ocean "This is a jewel of a book, a paean to the wonders of water and our place within it." --James Nestor, author of Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves "Magnificent. Only a truly great story can hold my attention and Why We Swim had me nailed to the chair . . . I love this book." --Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of Born to Run and Natural Born Heroes "Why We Swim is a gorgeous hybrid of a book. Bonnie Tsui combines fascinating reporting about some of the world's most remarkable swimmers with delightful meditations about what it means for us naked apes to leap in the water for no apparent reason. You won't regret diving in." --Carl Zimmer, author of She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
Marathon, Revised and Updated 5th Edition - by Hal Higdon (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Running & JoggingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Rodale BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Hal HigdonLanguage: English About the Book "Now completely updated and revised--a new edition of the long-running marathon training guide that has helped more than half a million people reach their goals, including a new chapter on ultramarathons, along with material on recovery techniques, several new training programs, and advice on how to win a Boston qualifying race and improve your personal record"-- Book Synopsis Now completely updated and revised--a new edition of the long-running marathon training guide that has helped more than half a million people reach their goals. Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide is among the bestselling running books of all time for many reasons, but above all others is this one: It works. Marathon running has changed in the seven years since the fourth edition--there are more runners than ever before, the popularity of half-marathons has grown immensely, and guidelines for best recovery and diet practices have changed. This revised fifth edition includes a new chapter on ultramarathons, along with material on recovery techniques, several new training programs, and advice on how to win a Boston qualifying race and improve your personal record. At its core remains Hal Higdon's clear and essential information on injury prevention, training, and nutrition. Marathon demystifies the marathon experience and allows each runner to achieve peak performance without anguish or pain, taking the guesswork out of marathon training, whether it's for your first or fiftieth. With Higdon's comprehensive approach and tried-and-tested methods, any runner will learn how to optimize their training and achieve their marathon goals. Review Quotes "Marathon adds fresh insight and certainly exhibits endurance with its fifth edition."--Amby Burfoot, coach, author, and 1968 Boston Marathon winner "Higdon's Marathon has welcomed thousands of runners across the finish line since its initial publication in 1993. It's a must-read for both debut marathoners and veterans looking to improve their performance. Higdon's voice is synonymous with running, and the fifth edition of Marathon shows us why. This is a must-read for any runner looking to get across the finish line for the first time or the fiftieth."--Carey Pinkowski, executive director, Bank of America Chicago Marathon About the Author Hal Higdon is the author of thirty-five books and hundreds of articles for magazines as diverse as Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, Boys' Life, and The New York Times Magazine. He was among the founders of the Road Runners Club of America and a finalist in the competition to become NASA's Journalist in Space. The American Society of Journalists and Authors has presented Higdon with its Career Achievement Award.
Range - by David Epstein (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 352Genre: PsychologySub-Genre: DevelopmentalFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Riverhead BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: David EpsteinLanguage: English Book Synopsis The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more. "The most important business--and parenting--book of the year." --Forbes "Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance." --Daniel H. Pink Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world's top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. David Epstein examined the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields--especially those that are complex and unpredictable--generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They're also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can't see. Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range makes a compelling case for actively cultivating inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive. Review Quotes "A well-supported and smoothly written case on behalf of breadth and late starts. . . . as David Epstein shows us, cultivating range prepares us for the wickedly unanticipated." --Wall Street Journal "I love this idea [Range], because I think of myself as a jack of all trades." -- Fareed Zakaria, CNN "The storytelling is so dramatic, the wielding of data so deft and the lessons so strikingly framed that it's never less than a pleasure to read. . . . a wealth of thought-provoking material." --New York Times Book Review "Range is a convincing, engaging survey of research and anecdotes that confirm a thoughtful, collaborative world is also a better and more innovative one." --NPR "For reasons I cannot explain, David Epstein manages to make me thoroughly enjoy the experience of being told that everything I thought about something was wrong. I loved Range." --Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and The Tipping Point "It's a joy to spend hours in the company of a writer as gifted as David Epstein. And the joy is all the greater when that writer shares so much crucial and revelatory information about performance, success, and education." -- Susan Cain, author of Quiet "For too long, we've believed in a single path to excellence. Start early, specialize soon, narrow your focus, aim for efficiency. But in this groundbreaking book, David Epstein shows that in most domains, the way to excel is something altogether different. Sample widely, gain a breadth of experiences, take detours, and experiment relentlessly. Epstein is a deft writer, equally nimble at telling a great story and unpacking complicated science. And Range is an urgent and important book, an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance." --Daniel H. Pink, author of When, Drive, and A Whole New Mind "In a world that's increasingly obsessed with specialization, star science writer David Epstein is here to convince you that the future may belong to generalists. It's a captivating read that will leave you questioning the next steps in your career--and the way you raise your children." --Adam Grant, author of Give and Take and Originals "Range is a blueprint for a more thoughtful, collaborative world - and it's also really fun to read." --NPR, Best Books of 2019 "I want to give Range to any kid who is being forced to take violin lessons--but really wants to learn the drums; to any programmer who secretly dreams of becoming a psychologist; to everyone who wants humans to thrive in an age of robots. Range is full of surprises and hope, a 21st century survival guide." --Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World. "An assiduously researched and accessible argument for being a jack of all trades." --O Magazine, Best Nonfiction Books Coming in 2019 "Range elevates Epstein to one of the very best science writers at work today. The scope of the book--and the implications--are breathtaking. I find myself applying what I've learned to almost every aspect of my life." --Sebastian Junger, author of Tribe, War, and The Perfect Storm "A goldmine of surprising insights. Makes you smarter with every page." --James Clear, New York Times best-selling author of Atomic Habits "Range will force you to rethink the nature of learning, thinking, and being, and reconsider what you thought you knew about optimal education and career paths--and how and why the most successful people in the world do what they do. It's one of the most thought-provoking and enlightening books I've read." --Maria Konnikova, author of Mastermind and The Confidence Game, professional poker player "A fresh, brisk look at creativity, learning, and the meaning of achievement." --Kirkus Reviews "Brilliant, timely, and utterly impossible to put down. If you care about improving skill, innovation, and performance, you need to read this book. " --Daniel Coyle, author of The Culture Code and The Talent Code About the Author David Epstein is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene. He has master's degrees in environmental science and journalism and has worked as an investigative reporter for ProPublica and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He lives in Washington, DC.