In his most extraordinary book, "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century" [ "The New York Times" ] recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. Oliver Sacks's "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" tells the stories of individuals afflicte... read more
Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. The author's objective is to offer an understanding of what leads to these moments, be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab, so that knowledge can be used to enrich people's lives. Drawing on 100 interviews with except... read more
|Author:||Alain de Botton|
'What a marvellous book this is ...de Botton dissects what [Proust] had to say about friendship, reading, looking carefully, paying attention taking your time, being alive and adds his own delicious commentary. The result is an intoxicating as it is wise, amusing as well as stimulating, and presented in so fresh a fashion as ... read more
|Series:||Penguin Great Ideas|
William Hazlitt's tough, combative writings on subjects ranging from slavery to the imagination, boxing matches to the monarchy, established him as one of the greatest radicals of his age and have inspired journalists and political satirists ever since.
|Series:||Penguin Great Ideas|
Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.
Emotional Intelligence was an international phenomenon, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year and selling more than 5 million copies worldwide. Now, once again, Daniel Goleman has written a groundbreaking synthesis of the latest findings in biology and brain science, revealing that we are 'wired to c... read more
Killing the Black Dog is Les Murray's frank and poignant account of his struggle with depression. Both a courageous personal statement and a fascinating study of how the illness works, it offers insight and comfort to anyone who has encountered depression in their own life or in the life of a loved one. Murray reflects on how... read more
Wouldn't it be great if there was a textbook with clear lessons on clever dating and how to build that Perfect Relationship? One that tells it straight but lets you laugh at yourself too? One that leaves you with your dignity and your personality intact? There is! Zoe Foster, relationships guru, provides whip-smart step-by-st... read more
This is a book about life, how to make the most of it, how to find your balance when you are working long days and trying to be happy and fulfilled. Mireille Guiliano has written the kind of book she wishes she had been given when starting out in the business world and had at hand along the way. She draws on her own experienc... read more
Ian Gawler was given two to three weeks to live. Despite having his leg amputated, he was coughing up blood and pieces of bone as the cancer had manifested in his chest. That was in 1975. Ian has since become Australia's most well-known cancer survivor. He founded The Gawler Foundation, a centre for wellness and healing and h... read more
|Author:||Sameet M. Kumar|
This book offers a new understanding of the grief process. Readers will learn about the spiral staircase, a metaphor used to describe the ebb and flow of emotional pain that typically follow loss. The book offers ways to cope with the events and situations that trigger personal grief by using mindfulness exercises and radical... read more
|Series:||Penguin Great Ideas|
One of the most iconclastic thinkers of all time, Friedrich Nietzsche continues to challenge the boundaries of conventional religion and morality with his subversive theories of the 'superman', the individual will, the death of God and the triumph of an all-powerful human life force.
Offers guidelines for maximising love and belonging, while simultaneously showing how to strengthen individuality. This work also offers specific techniques for managing relationships with lovers, friends, parents, and children.
Most of us want to make the right choices as consumers. But how can any one individual's choices make a difference? And, more importantly, what are the right choices? In this provocative new book Daniel Goleman shows that everything about what we buy and why is about to change. To date, he argues, our consumer thinking about ... read more
|Author:||Wayne W. Dyer|
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, the internationally best-selling author and lecturer, has a new message for his youngest readers. In his latest children's book, Wayne teaches kids about excuses: what they are, where they come from, and how to eliminate them so boys and girls can reach their full potential. Illustrated once again by Stacy ... read more
Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world's most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields - including business, medicine, and politics - but until now, ... read more
It's true: a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Yet that's what we do when we spend our weekend -- and neurons -- reliving a workplace squabble, spend a family visit chewing over childhood issues, or spend hours beating ourselves up when someone brings one of our own long-held (but never worked on) ideas to fruition. This kin... read more
Challenging accepted theories about what makes for terrific sex, "The Erotic Mind" is a breakthrough exploration of the least understood dimensions of human sexuality -- the psychology of desire, arousal, and fulfillment. Nationally known sex therapist Dr. Jack Morin offers a bold new perspective that celebrates the joys of E... read more
Explains the mystery of what happens to human consciousness at the point of death.
|Author:||Amir Levine & Rachel Heller|
We now know that the desire to become attached to a partner is a natural human drive - not a weak attribute of clingy females, as some would argue! And according to the new science of attachment, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships ... read more