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ONFLIRTATION

By: ADAM PHILLIPS

Price: $14.50

Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS:

Seller ID: IM503551


People tend to flirt only with serious things--madness, disaster, other people's affections. So is flirtation dangerous, exploiting the ambiguity of promises to sabotage our cherished notions of commitment? Or is it, as Adam Phillips suggests, a productive pleasure, keeping things in play, letting us get to know them in different ways, allowing us the fascination of what is unconvincing? This is a book about the possibilities of flirtation, its risks and instructive ... View more info

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GRACEFULLY INSANE : THE RISE AND FALL OF

By: ALEX BEAM

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PUBLIC AFFAIRS:

Seller ID: IM381685


Its landscaped ground, chosen by Frederick Law Olmsted and dotted with Tudor mansions, could belong to a New England prep school. There are no fences, no guards, no locked gates. But McLean Hospital is a mental institution-one of the most famous, most elite, and once most luxurious in America. McLean "alumni" include Olmsted himself, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, James Taylor and Ray Charles, as well as (more secretly) other notables from among the rich and famous. In its... View more info

FREUD AND THE 20TH CENTURY

By: BENJAMIN NELSON

Price: $4.00

Publisher: UNKNOWN PUBLISHER:

Seller ID: IM458838


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WELCOME SILENCE

By: CAROL S. M.D NORTH

Price: $3.00

Publisher: AVON BOOKS:

Seller ID: IM107300


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SKIN GAME

By: CAROLINE KETTLEWELL

Price: $6.50

Publisher: ST. MARTINS PRESS/TOR BOOKS:

Seller ID: IM471245


Caroline Kettlewell's autobiography reveals a girl whose feelings of pain and alienation led her to seek relief in physically hurting herself, from age twelve into her twenties. "Skin Game" employs clear language and candid reflection to grant general readers as well as students an uncensored profile of a complex and unsettling disorder. " This] mesmeric memoir examines the obsession with cutting that is believed to afflict somewhere around two million Americans, nearly ... View more info

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RULES OF INHERITANCE

By: CLAIRE BIDWELL SMITH

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HUDSON STREET PRESS:

Seller ID: IM391209


A 2012 Books for a Better Life nominee A resonant memoir of the ways untimely good-byes echo through the years by a writer who has considered every nuance of grief. At age fourteen, Claire Bidwell Smith-an only child- learned that both of her parents had cancer. The fear of becoming a family of one before she came of age compels Claire to make a series of fraught choices, set against the glittering backdrop of New York and Los Angeles - and the pall of regret. W... View more info

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INKBLOTS

By: DAMION SEARLS

Price: $12.00

Publisher: CROWN PUBLISHERS:

Seller ID: IM484763


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SHARP : A MEMOIR

By: DAVID FITZPATRICK

Price: $12.50

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

Seller ID: IM25420


"Endorphins sped through me. I spun around, growing dizzy, frantic, and silly. I wasn't drunk, but I felt a nice stoned feeling, sans paranoia, and I thought, 'I believe I've found my new pharmaceutical deep inside.' I giggled fearlessly, manically at this and looked down at myself; hands, arms, chest, and belly covered in crimson . . . "Sharp is the story of a young man who began his life with a loving family and great promise for the future. But in his early twen... View more info

STRANGER AND TRAVELER DOROTHEA DIX

By: DOROTHY CLARKE WILSON

Price: $7.00

Publisher: LITTLE BROWN AND COMPANY:

Seller ID: IM443828


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ANNA FREUD

By: ELISAB YOUNG-BRUEHL

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NORTON, W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

Seller ID: IM119578


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MOCKINGBIRD YEARS : A LIFE IN AND OUT OF

By: EMILY FOX GORDON

Price: $7.00

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS (HA):

Seller ID: IM165105


"During my years as a patient, I felt a guilty and unshakeable conviction that I was completely sane. Of course, my notion that patients were expected to be crazy was a naive one, but I had swallowed whole the ideology that connects madness to beauty of spirit. In fact, I wasn't interested in being happier, but in growing more poignantly, becomingly, meaningfully unhappy."Here, in her own words, is Emily Fox Gordon, therapy veteran, sometime mental patient, and a prize-w... View more info

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FREUD AND THE CHILD WOMAN

By: FRITZ WITTELS

Price: $10.00

Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS:

Seller ID: IM60343


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ANGELHEAD

By: GREG BOTTOMS

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

Seller ID: IM194217


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FREUD DORA AND VIENNA 1900

By: HANNAH S. DECKER

Price: $8.00

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: IM2423


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FRAGILE INNOCENCE : A FATHER'S MEMOIR OF

By: JAMES RESTON

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

Seller ID: IM335399


"Fragile Innocence" is the story of a child devastated by pure chance. This moving narrative of a father's journey to understand and accept the profound changes in his daughter's life is at once memoir, biography, mystery, and drama, all centered around one remarkable young woman who cannot talk or read or understand language, but who has touched almost everyone she has ever met. At eighteen months Hillary Reston, a happy, healthy toddler, was struck by a remarkably ... View more info

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REWIND REPLAY REPEAT : A MEMOIR OF OBS

By: JEFF BELL

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HAZELDEN PUBLISHING AND EDUC.:

Seller ID: IM387897


Nagging doubt: It's a part of everyday life. Who hasn't doubled back to check on a door or appliance? But what id one check wasn't enough? Nor two or three? And what if nagging doubt grew so intense that physical senses became all but useless? Such was the case for Jeff Bell, a husband, father, and highly successful radio news anchor--and on of themillions of Americans living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Bell's frank and forthright memoir recounts the depths... View more info

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DEVIL IN THE DETAILS : SCENES FROM AN OB

By: JENNIFER TRAIG

Price: $7.50

Publisher: LITTLE BROWN AND COMPANY:

Seller ID: IM81310


Recalling the agony of growing up as an obsessive-compulsive religious fanatic, Traig fearlessly confesses the most peculiar behaviour - like scrubbing her hands for a full half-hour before meals, feeding her stuffed animals before herself, and washing everything she owned because she thought it was contaminated by pork fumes View more info

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WELL ENOUGH ALONE

By: JENNIFER TRAIG

Price: $15.20

Publisher: PENGUIN:

Seller ID: IM390622


The hilarious first-person account of life as a hypochondriac-from the critically acclaimed author of "Devil in the Details." Jennifer Traig does not suffer from lupus, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's Disease, or muscular dystrophy. Nor does she have SUDS, the mysterious disorder that claims healthy young Asian men in their sleep. What she does have is hypochondria. In "Well Enough Alone," Traig provides an uproariously funny inquiry into her ailment, as well as a well-r... View more info

JENNY'S MONSTER : A TRUE STORY OF GRACE

By: JENNY MORAN

Price: $10.00

Publisher: BOOKSURGE PUBLISHING:

Seller ID: IM344373


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MY STROKE OF INSIGHT

By: JILL B. TAYLOR

Price: $9.00

Publisher: PENGUIN:

Seller ID: IM197963


A brain scientist's journey from a debilitating stroke to full recovery becomes an inspiring exploration of human consciousness and its possibilities On the morning of December 10, 1996 Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, t... View more info

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MY STROKE OF INSIGHT (LARGE PRINT)

By: JILL BOLTE TAYLOR

Price: $8.50

Publisher: GALE CENGAGE:

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LOOK ME IN THE EYE : MY LIFE WITH ASPERG

By: JOHN ELDER ROBISON

Price: $9.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

Seller ID: IM483170


Ever since he was small, John Robison had longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits--an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother in them)--had earned him the label "social deviant." No guidance came from his mother, who conversed with light fixtures, or his father, who spent evenings pickling himself in sherry. It was no wonder he gravit... View more info

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LOOK ME IN THE EYE : MY LIFE WITH ASPERG

By: JOHN ELDER ROBISON

Price: $7.50

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

Seller ID: IM473390


"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER "As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find." --from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits--an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)--had earned him the label ... View more info

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UNDERCURRENTS

By: MARTHA MANNING

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

Seller ID: IM29565


This is the memoir of an ordinary woman--a mother, a daughter, a psychologist, a wife--who tells the tale of her spiraling descent into a severe, debilitating depression. Undercurrents pioneers a new literature about women and depression that offers a vision of action instead of victimhood, hope instead of despair. View more info

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UNDERCURRENTS

By: MARTHA MANNING

Price: $6.50

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

Seller ID: IM481565


This is the memoir of an ordinary woman--a mother, a daughter, a psychologist, a wife--who tells the tale of her spiraling descent into a severe, debilitating depression. Undercurrents pioneers a new literature about women and depression that offers a vision of action instead of victimhood, hope instead of despair. View more info