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My Therapist's Dog: Lessons in Unconditional Love

by Diana Wells

Diana Wells's intriguing exploration into the rewards of relationships--both the canine and human varieties--begins when she reluctantly starts seeing a psychologist, Beth, during a difficult time in her life....


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

by 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 building in one of Chicago's most notorious housing...


Freud

by Peter D. Kramer & Peter Kramer

Referred to as "the father of psychoanalysis," Sigmund Freud is credited with championing the "talking cure" and charting the human unconscious. Both revered and reviled, he was a brilliant innovator but also...


Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2011

by 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 the planet. It’s...


Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

by Adam Phillips

Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud-Freud up until the age of fifty-that incorporates all of Freud's many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud invented a psychological treatment that involved...


Lacan: In Spite Of Everything

by Elisabeth Roudinesco

Jacques Lacan continues to be subject to the most extravagant interpretations. Angelic to some, he is demonic to others. To recall Lacan’s career, now that the heroic age of psychoanalysis is over, is to remember...


Michael Servetus, Heartfelt: Proceedings of the International Servetus Congress, Barcelona, 20-21 October, 2006

by Juan Naya

This book is a tribute to Michael Servetus and his legacy as a humanist, Renaissance scholar, and standard-bearer of freedom of conscience. The Servetus International Congress in 2006 brought together prestigious...


Ruth Benedict: Stranger in This Land

by Margaret M. Caffrey

Poet, anthropologist, feminist—Ruth Fulton Benedict was all of these and much more. Born into the last years of the Victorian era, she came of age during the Progressive years and participated in inaugurating...


Sir Gardner Wilkinson and His Circle

by Jason Thompson

Following in the footsteps of Napoleon's army, Europeans invaded Egypt in the early nineteenth century to gaze in wonder at the massive, inscrutable remains of its ancient civilizations. One of these travelers...


To Redeem One Person Is to Redeem the World

by Gail A. Hornstein

In this marvelously researched and moving biography closely grounded in Frieda Fromm-Reichmann's work, Gail Hornstein brings back to life the maverick psychiatrist who accomplished what Freud and almost everyone...


Alfred C. Kinsey: A Life

by James H. Jones

The hidden life of Alfred C. Kinsey, the principal architect of the sexual revolution. In this brilliant, groundbreaking biography, twenty years in the making, James H. Jones presents a moving and even shocking...


Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis

by 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 it out....


The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness

by Elyn R. 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 Law School,...


Salonika Street

by Julie Stringer

An abandoned quarry at one o'clock in the morning. Cars skidding in the gravel, their headlights carving through the darkness. A dozen young men celebrating their buck's night, high on booze and testosterone....


MELANIE KLEIN

by Phyllis Grosskurth

Until recently underestimated in America, Melanie Klein was a leading figure in psychoanalytic circles from the 1920s until her death in 1960. Parent of object-relations theory, she saw the development of children,...


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

by 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 is an eighty-four-year-old...


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

by Thomas Maier

Now a New Showtime Original Series

Showtime's dramatic series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson....


Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore

by Peter L. Berger

Peter L. Berger is arguably the best-known American sociologist living today. Since the 1960s he has been publishing books on many facets of the American social scene, and several are now considered classics....


Autobiographies of Transformation: Lives in Central and Eastern Europe

by Mike Keen

Autobiographies of Transformation is a completely unique history of sociology in Central and Eastern Europe in the post-Communist era.

Through the autobiographies of ten key sociological witnesses from the...


Brain in Pain: A Wounded Healer's Heart-Wrenching and Heart-Warming Guide to Schizophrenia

by Peter Cohen

Brain in Pain gives a first-hand view of the world of schizophrenia and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness. Written by Peter Cohen, Brain in Pain is an invaluable window into his compelling world....