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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don...
by Malcolm Gladwell

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast <i>Revisionist History</i> and author of the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Outliers</i>, reinvents the audiobook in this immersive production of TALKING TO STRANGERS, a powerful examination of our interactions with people we don't know.</b><br />How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true?<br />While tackling these questions, Malcolm Gladwell was not solely writing a book for the page. He was also producing for the ear. In the audiobook version of <i>Talking to Strangers</i>, you'll hear the voices of people he interviewed--scientists, criminologists, military psychologists. Court transcripts are brought to life with re-enactments. You actually hear the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas. As Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the suicide of Sylvia Plath, you hear directly from many of the players in these real-life tragedies. There's even a theme song - Janelle Monae's "Hell You Talmbout."<br />Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.<br />The audiobook edition of <i>Talking to Strangers</i> was an instant #1 bestseller, and was one of the most pre-ordered audiobooks in history. It seamlessly marries audiobooks and podcasts, creating a completely new and real listening experience.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and...
by Lori Gottlieb

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English

Pages

433

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b>Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!</b><br /><br /><b>"An irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition."--Kirkus, <i>starred review</i></b><br /><br /><b>"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</b><br /><br /><b>"This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book."--Arianna Huffington, Founder, <i>Huffington Post</i> and Founder & CEO, Thrive Global</b><br /><br /><b>"Wise, warm, smart, and funny. You must read this book."--Susan Cain, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Quiet</i></b><br /><br /><b>From a <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world--where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).</b><br /><br />One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of顱fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.<br /><br />As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives -- a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can't stop hooking up with the wrong guys -- she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell.<br /><br />With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.<br /><br /><i>Maybe You Should Talk to Someone</i> is rev顱olutionary in its candor, offering a deeply per顱sonal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly reveal顱ing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
by Gary Chapman

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

December 11, 2014

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<p><b>- Over 11 million copies sold</b></p><p><b><i>- </i>#1 <i>New York Times聽</i>Bestseller for 8 years running</b></p><p><b>- Now celebrating its 25th anniversary</b></p><p><b></b>聽</p><p><b>Simple ideas, lasting love<u></u></b></p><p>Falling in love is easy. Staying in love鈥攖hat鈥檚 the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?<u></u></p><p>In the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The 5 Love Languages</i>, you鈥檒l discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman鈥檚 proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner鈥攕tarting today.<u></u></p><p><i>The 5 Love Languages</i> is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. <u></u></p><p><i>Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.<u></u></i></p><u></u>
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
by Susan Cain

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

January 24, 2012

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<p><b>The book that started the Quiet Revolution<br /></b><br />At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts鈥擱osa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak鈥攖hat we owe many of the great contributions to society.聽<br /><br />In <i>Quiet, </i>Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts鈥攆rom a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, <i>Quiet </i>has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.<br /><br />Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader鈥檚 guide and bonus content</p>
How To Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie

Language

English

Pages

285

Publication Date

August 24, 2010

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You can go after the job you want鈥攁nd get it!<br /> You can take the job you have鈥攁nd improve it!<br /> You can take any situation鈥攁nd make it work for you!<br /><br />Dale Carnegie鈥檚 rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, <i>How to Win Friends & Influence People</i> will teach you:<br /> <br /> -Six ways to make people like you<br /> -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking<br /> -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment<br /> <br /> And much more! Achieve your maximum potential鈥攁 must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help...
by , Rachel Heller

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

December 30, 2010

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<p>聽</p><br /><p>聽</p><b>Is there a science to love? </b> <br /><br /> In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now. <br /><br /> Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes. <br /><br /> In <i>Attached</i>, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: <br /><br /> *ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back. <br /><br /> *AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness. <br /><br /> *SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. <br /><br /> <i>Attached</i> guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, <i>Attached</i> offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide ...
by , Nan Silver

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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<p><b>With more than a million copies sold worldwide, <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. </b><br /><br />John Gottman's unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make鈥攁nd break鈥攁 marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. <br /><br />Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.<br /><br />Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i> is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.</p>
Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridicul...
by Henry Cloud

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English

Pages

275

Publication Date

April 16, 2013

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<p>In <em>Boundaries for Leaders, </em>clinical psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud leverages his expertise of human behavior, neuroscience, and business leadership to explain how the best leaders set boundaries within their organizations--with their teams and with themselves--to improve performance and increase employee and customer satisfaction.</p><p>In a voice that is motivating and inspiring, Dr. Cloud offers practical advice on how to manage teams, coach direct reports, and instill an organization with strong values and culture.</p><p><em>Boundaries for Leaders: Take Charge of Your Business, Your Team, and Your Life </em>is essential reading for executives and aspiring leaders who want to create successful companies with satisfied employees and customers, while becoming more resilient leaders themselves.</p>
To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others
by Daniel H. Pink

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

December 31, 2012

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<b><b><b>Look out for Daniel Pink鈥檚 new book, <i>When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing</i></b><br /><br />#1 <i>New York Times</i> Business Bestseller </b><br /> <b>#1 <i>Wall Street</i> <i>Journal</i> Business Bestseller</b><br /> <b>#1 <i>Washington Post</i> bestseller</b><br /><br /> From the bestselling author of <i>Drive </i>and <i>A Whole New Mind </i>comes a surprising--and surprisingly useful--new book that explores the power of selling in our lives.</b><br /><br /> According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than fifteen million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase.<br /><br /> But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges:<br /><br /> Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. <i>But so</i> <i>do the other eight</i>.<br /><br /> Whether we鈥檙e employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others. Like it or not, we鈥檙e all in sales now.<br /><br /> <i>To Sell聽Is Human</i> offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. As he did in <i>Drive </i>and <i>A Whole New Mind</i>,聽Daniel H. Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it's no longer "Always Be Closing"), explains why extraverts don't make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an "off-ramp" for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds.<br /><br /> Along the way, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another's perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive, and much more. The result is a perceptive and practical book--one that will change how you see the world and transform what you do at work, at school, and at home.
The Invisible Wall
by Harry Bernstein

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English

Pages

340

Publication Date

March 20, 2007

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<b>This wonderfully charming memoir, written when the author was 93, vibrantly brings to life an all-but-forgotten time and place. It is a moving tale of working-class life, and of the boundaries that can be overcome by love.</b><br /><br />鈥淭here are places that I have never forgotten. A little cobbled street in a smoky mill town in the North of England has haunted me for the greater part of my life. It was inevitable that I should write about it and the people who lived on both sides of its 鈥業nvisible Wall.鈥?鈥?lt;br /><br /> The narrow street where Harry Bernstein grew up, in a small English mill town, was seemingly unremarkable. It was identical to countless other streets in countless other working-class neighborhoods of the early 1900s, except for the 鈥渋nvisible wall鈥?that ran down its center, dividing Jewish families on one side from Christian families on the other. Only a few feet of cobblestones separated Jews from Gentiles, but socially, it they were miles apart.<br /><br /> On the eve of World War I, Harry鈥檚 family struggles to make ends meet. His father earns little money at the Jewish tailoring shop and brings home even less, preferring to spend his wages drinking and gambling. Harry鈥檚 mother, devoted to her children and fiercely resilient, survives on her dreams: new shoes that might secure Harry鈥檚 admission to a fancy school; that her daughter might marry the local rabbi; that the entire family might one day be whisked off to the paradise of America.<br /><br /> Then Harry鈥檚 older sister, Lily, does the unthinkable: She falls in love with Arthur, a Christian boy from across the street. <br /><br /> When Harry unwittingly discovers their secret affair, he must choose between the morals he鈥檚 been taught all his life, his loyalty to his selfless mother, and what he knows to be true in his own heart.

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