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Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study

George E. Vaillant MD, at once both an able biographer and an eminent psychiatrist, is equally comfortable whether quoting Shakespeare, Freud, or anyone in between as he chronicles the lives of nearly 300 men from age 17 to 95. The

Posted in Happiness

Glittering Images

Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars by Camille Paglia ISBN: 978-0375424601 The Eye is Drawn to “Glittering Images” Surveying 5,000 years of Western art, in 188 pages, selecting 29 images. Well, that is quite a

Posted in Arts

The Myths of Happiness

The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, but Does by Sonja Lyubomirsky ISBN: 978-1594204371 Happiness: So Simple, Yet So Complicated “While experiencing happiness, we have difficulty in being conscious of it.

Posted in Happiness, Psychology/Psychiatry

Righteous Deception

Righteous Deception: German Officers Against Hitler by David Johnson ISBN: 978-0275969530 A Timeless True Story of Incredible Courage and Sacrifice Accomplished Germans in positions of power recognized Hitler as a murderous dictator who needed to be stopped, and gave their

Posted in History

Surviving Survival

Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience by Laurence Gonzales ISBN: 978-0393083187 How People Put Their Lives Back Together After Life-threatening Trauma The awkward title of this book belies one of the most insightful and inspiring books on psychological

Posted in Happiness, Psychology/Psychiatry

A Guide to the Good Life

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine ISBN: 978-0195374612 “Stoic Joy”, “Practical Philosophy”, and other Oxymorons I majored in philosophy many years ago in college, and ever since, I made a

Posted in Happiness, Psychology/Psychiatry

Highest Duty

Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters by Jeffrey Zaslow ISBN: 978-0061924682 3 Minutes in the Cockpit, a Lifetime of Preparation “Sully” Sullenberger’s safe water landing of a US Airways Airbus A320 with 155 passengers and crew on board

Posted in Autobiography/Biography

The Napoleon of Crime

The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief by Ben Macintyre ISBN: 978-0307886460 Ben MacIntyre = The Napoleon of Storytellers This is the 2nd Ben MacIntyre book I’ve read and I intend to continue reading

Posted in Autobiography/Biography

Brain-Based Parenting

Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) by Daniel A. Hughes ISBN: 978-0393707281 This book will help parents to manage their stress levels and creatively overcome many of the common dilemmas of parenting.

Posted in Child Maintenance

Perfect Chaos

Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother’s Struggle to Save Her by Linea Johnson and Cinda Johnson ISBN: 978-0312581824 You can’t fully understand mental illness unless you hear it from the patient’s and family’s point of view.

Posted in Child Maintenance, Psychology/Psychiatry

Developing Resilience

Developing Resilience: A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach by Michael Neenan ISBN: 978-0415480680 A Self-Help Book so Comprehensive That it Could Double as a Textbook … … or perhaps “A Textbook so Succinctly Written That it Could Double as a Self-Help Book” ?

Posted in Psychology/Psychiatry

Driven To Distraction

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell ISBN: 978-0684801285 Even 18 Years After Publication, This Book Remains One of the Best ADHD Resources Around There are hundreds of books

Posted in Psychology/Psychiatry
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