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You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taki ng Control of Your Life

by MD, Jeffrey Schwartz

Two neuroscience experts explain how their 4-Step Method can help break destructive thoughts and actions and change bad habits for good.

A leading neuroplasticity researcher and the coauthor of the groundbreaking...


Real Love

by Greg Baer

With Real Love, nothing else matters; without it, nothing else is enough.

Why do most people spend their whole lives searching for loving and happy relationships but rarely find them? What is the “secret something”...


The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment

by Todd Kashdan & Robert Biswas-Diener

Two mavericks in the field of positive psychology deliver a timely message

Happiness experts have long told us to tune out our negative emotions and focus instead on mindfulness, positivity, and optimism. Researchers...


The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness

by Liza Long & Harold Koplewicz

Liza Long is the mother of a child who has bipolar disorder. When she heard about the Newtown shooting, her first thought was, “What if my son does that someday?” She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy,...


Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions,Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior

by Richard O'Connor

We humans tend to get in our own way time and time again—whether it comes to not speaking up for ourselves, going back to bad romantic partners, dieting for the umpteenth try, or acting on any of a range of...


Commit to Win: How to Harness the Four Elements of Commitment to Reach Your Goals

by Heidi Reeder

Anyone who’s ever given up on a New Year’s resolution knows: Willpower eventually runs out. Whether the goal is personal or professional, the factor that really determines success is an individual’s commitment...


Sex After . . .: Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes

by Iris Krasnow

The bestselling author of The Secret Lives of Wives offers a refreshingly straightforward guide to enjoying a long, satisfying sex life.

 

Women of the baby boomer generation know and trust Iris Krasnow as a...


Try to See It My Way: Being Fair in Love and Marriage

by Ph.D., B. Janet Hibbs & Ph.D., Karen J. Getzen

a deeply probing book that gets to the heart of what all healthy romantic relationships need: fairness

Most couples enter marriage hoping it will last forever-so why are more and more relationships failing?...


What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life

by James Hollis

The celebrated author of Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life delivers a unique look at happiness, sharing a Jungian approach to finding a fearless, authentic path.

Why are we here? What is the meaning...


A Thousand Days of Wonder: A Scientist's Chronicle of His Daughter's Developing Mind

by Charles Fernyhough

A father's intimate look at his daughter's developing mind from birth to age three

Unlike any other time in our lives, we remember almost nothing from our first three years. As infants, not only are we like...


The 8 Motivational Challenges: A Short Guide to Lighting a Fire Under Anyone--Including Yourself (A Penguin Spe cial from Hudson Street Press)

by Ph.D., Heidi Grant Halvorson

From the author of Succeed and Focus, a quick and easy guide to motivating anyone – including yourself.

There is no one-size-fits-all way to get people motivated. Anyone who tells you that you should do X...


Open to Desire: The Truth About What the Buddha Taught

by Mark Epstein

“A masterpiece. . . . It teaches us how not to fear and repress, but to rechannel and harness the most powerful energies of life toward freedom and bliss.” —ROBERT THURMAN

It is common in both Buddhism...


Why Good People Do Bad Things: Understanding Our Darker Selves

by James Hollis

Working with the Shadow is not working with evil, per se. It is working toward the possibility of greater wholeness. We will never experience healing until we can come to love our unlovable places, for they,...


Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

by M.D., Stuart Brown

Read Stuart Brown's posts on the Penguin Blog.

From a leading expert, a groundbreaking book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our happiness and intelligence throughout our lives

We've...


American Therapy: The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States

by Jonathan Engel

From Freud to Zoloft, the first comprehensive history of American Psychotherapy

Fifty percent of Americans will undergo some form of psychotherapy in their lifetimes, but the origins of the field are rarely known...


You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and Allthe Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself

by David McRaney

The author of the bestselling You Are Not So Smart shares more discoveries about self-delusion and irrational thinking, and gives readers a fighting chance at outsmarting their not-so-smart brains

David McRaney’s...


The Watercooler Effect: An Indispensable Guide to Understanding and Harnessing the Power of Rumors

by Ph.D., Nicholas DiFonzo

"A fresh look at informal communication, and how information spreads rapidly...An absorbing and compelling book." -Daniel J. Levitin, author of This Is Your Brain on Music and The World in Six Songs

"Nicholas...


The Bipolar Handbook: Real-Life Questions with Up-to-Date Answers

by Wes Burgess

For Dr. Wes Burgess, the diagnosis of bipolar disorder means hope-hope for the estimated ten million people who will develop the disorder during their lifetimes, and hope for the families and friends of people...


Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

by James R. Doty

Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart

 

Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed...


Reclaim Your Brain: How to Calm Your Thoughts, Heal Your Mind, and Bring Your Life Back Under Control

by Joseph A. Annibali & Daniel G. Amen

A prescriptive guide to restoring cognitive calm, based on Amen Clinics chief psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Annibali’s three decades of treating patients who suffer from overloaded, overstimulated brains.

 

Dr....