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  • COUPLES : THE TRUTH
    COUPLES : THE TRUTH
    FIGES KATE
    ISBN: 9781844084678
    Title: COUPLES : THE TRUTH
    Author: FIGES KATE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: VIRAGO
    RRP: $35.00
    Price: $35.00
  • COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED
    COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED
    KOGA FUMITAKE
    ISBN: 9781760630492
    Title: COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED
    Author: KOGA FUMITAKE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2017 NEW RELEASE

    A single book can change your life.
     
    Already an enormous bestseller in Asia, with more than 3 million copies sold, The Courage to be Disliked demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be.
     
    Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, it follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each of us is able to determine our own lives, free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the expectations of others. It’s a way of thinking that’s deeply liberating, allowing us to develop the courage to change, and to ignore the limitations that we and those around us can place on ourselves.

    The result is a book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. Millions have already read and benefited from its wisdom. Now that The Courage to be Disliked has been published for the first time in English, so can you.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CRIMINAL : The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things
    CRIMINAL : The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things
    GASH TOM
    ISBN: 9780241960431
    Title: CRIMINAL : The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things
    Author: GASH TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2017 NEW RELEASE

    There are two contradictory narratives about crime. In one, the criminal act is a selfish choice, and tough punishment the only solution. In the other, the system is at fault, and perpetrators will change only when society reforms. Both are wrong.

    Interweaving conversations and stories of crime with findings from the latest research, Tom Gash dispels the myths that inform our views of crime, from the widespread misconception that poverty causes crime, to the belief that tough sentencing reduces it. He examines the origins of criminal behaviour, the ebb and flow of crime across the last century, and the effectiveness of various government crack-downs - and in doing so reveals that crime is both less rational and much easier to reduce than many believe. Can we suspend our knee-jerk reactions, let go of cherished myths and embrace the truth about crime?

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DAMNED WHORES AND GODS POLICE
    DAMNED WHORES AND GODS POLICE
    SUMMERS ANNE
    ISBN: 9781742234908
    Title: DAMNED WHORES AND GODS POLICE
    Author: SUMMERS ANNE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sexual harassment, domestic violence and date rape had not been named, although they certainly existed, when Damned Whores and God's Police was first published in 1975.

    That was before the Sex Discrimination Act of 1984 and before large numbers of women became visible in employment, in politics and elsewhere across society. It's hard to imagine an Australia where these abuses were not yet fully understood as obstacles to women's equality, yet that was Australia in 1975. It was in this climate that Anne Summers identified 'damned whores' and 'God's police', the stereotypes that characterised all women as being either virtuous mothers whose function was to civilise society or bad girls who refused, or were unable, to conform to that norm and who were thus spurned and rejected by mainstream Australia.

    These stereotypes persist to this day, argues Anne Summers in this updated version of her classic book which, in the 40 years since it was first published, has sold well over 100,000 copies and been set on countless school and university syllabuses. Who are today's damned whores? And why do women themselves still want to be God's Police?
    And although sexual harassment, domestic violence and date rape are well understood today they are nevertheless still with us and seem to be increasing.

    The fight is far from over.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • DANISH WAY OF PARENTING
    DANISH WAY OF PARENTING
    ALEXANDER JESSICA JOELLE
    ISBN: 9780349414348
    Title: DANISH WAY OF PARENTING
    Author: ALEXANDER JESSICA JOELLE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world -- and what are the secrets of Danish parents for raising happy, confident, successful kids, year after year?

    This upbeat and practical guide brings together the insights of a licensed psychotherapist and a mum on the habits of the happiest families on earth.

    The book delivers fresh advice on how to:

    Encourage free play

    Foster authenticity and confidence

    Nurture empathy

    Emphasize teamwork over power struggles

    Celebrate togetherness

    Filled with practical takeaways and inspiring examples, THE DANISH WAY OF PARENTING will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world.

    Imprint: PIATKUS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DARING GREATLY
    DARING GREATLY
    BROWN BRENE
    ISBN: 9780241257401
    Title: DARING GREATLY
    Author: BROWN BRENE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable.

    Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect. But in a powerful new vision Dr. Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that vulnerability is in fact a strength, and when we shut ourselves off from revealing our true selves we grow distanced from the things that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

    Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across the home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees.

    This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

    'Brilliantly insightful. I can't stop thinking about this book.' Gretchen Rubin

    'A wonderful book. I couldn't put it down.' Seth Godin

    'This is big, big, big, big, BIG!' Oprah Winfrey



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $26.99
    Price: $26.99
  • DAVID AND GOLIATH : UNDERDOGS MISFITS AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS
    DAVID AND GOLIATH : UNDERDOGS MISFITS AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS
    GLADWELL MALCOLM
    ISBN: 9780241959596
    Title: DAVID AND GOLIATH : UNDERDOGS MISFITS AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS
    Author: GLADWELL MALCOLM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Why do underdogs succeed so much more than they should? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey to uncover the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty.

    From the conflicts in Northern Ireland and Vietnam, through the tactics of civil rights leaders and the problem of privilege, Gladwell demonstrates how terribly we misunderstand the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage. When is a traumatic childhood a good thing? How can a disability leave someone better off? And do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into?

    Drawing on the stories of remarkable underdogs, history, science, psychology and his unparalleled ability to make the connections other miss, David and Goliath is a brilliant, illuminating book that overturns conventional thinking, and brings home the incredible leverage of the unexpected.

    'A global phenomenon . . . he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure . . . there is, it seems, no subject over which he cannot scatter some magic dust.' Observer

    'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius.' The Times



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • DENIAL OF DEATH
    DENIAL OF DEATH
    BECKER ERNEST
    ISBN: 9780285638976
    Title: DENIAL OF DEATH
    Author: BECKER ERNEST
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Winner of the 1974 Pulitzer Prize and the culmination of Ernest Beckers lifes work, The Denial of Death is one of the twentieth-centurys great works. In it Ernest Beckers passionately seeks to understand the basis of human existence. Addressing the fundamental fact of existence as mans refusal to acknowledge his own mortality, Becker sheds new light on humanity and the meaning of life itself.

    Imprint: SOUVENIR PRESS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DEPRESSION : THE WAY OUT OF YOUR PRISON
    DEPRESSION : THE WAY OUT OF YOUR PRISON
    ROWE DOROTHY
    ISBN: 9781583912867
    Title: DEPRESSION : THE WAY OUT OF YOUR PRISON
    Author: ROWE DOROTHY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison gives us a way of understanding our depression which matches our experience and which enables us to take charge of our life and change it. Dorothy Rowe shows us that depression is not an illness or a mental disorder but a defence against pain and fear, which we can use whenever we suffer a disaster and discover that our life is not what we thought it was. Depression is an unwanted consequence of how we see ourselves and the world. By understanding how we have interpreted events in our life we can choose to change our interpretations and thus create for ourselves a happier, more fulfilling life. Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison is for depressed people, their family and friends, and for all professionals and non-professionals who work with depressed people.


    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $30.99

    Price: $30.99
  • DESTRUCTIVE EMOTIONS
    DESTRUCTIVE EMOTIONS
    GOLEMAN DANIEL
    ISBN: 9780747561828
    Title: DESTRUCTIVE EMOTIONS
    Author: GOLEMAN DANIEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Can the world of science and philosophy work together to recognise our destructive emotions such as hatred, craving and delusion? Bringing together ancient Buddhist wisdom and recent breakthroughs in a variety of fields from neuroscience to child development, Daniel Goleman's extraordinary book offers fresh insights into how we can recognise and transform the destructive emotions that pose grave dangers to our individual and collective fate.Out of the week-long discussion between the Dalai Lama and a small group of eminent psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers, Goleman weaves together a compelling narrative account. Where do these destructive emotions (craving, anger and delusion, known in Buddhism as the three poisons) come from? And how can we transform them to prevent them from threatening humanity's collective safety and its future?

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DIGNITY : THE ESSENTIAL ROLE IT PLAYS IN RESOLVING CONFLICT
    DIGNITY : THE ESSENTIAL ROLE IT PLAYS IN RESOLVING CONFLICT
    HICKS DONNA
    ISBN: 9780300188059
    Title: DIGNITY : THE ESSENTIAL ROLE IT PLAYS IN RESOLVING CONFLICT
    Author: HICKS DONNA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    RRP: $24.95
    Price: $24.95
  • DIVIDED SELF
    DIVIDED SELF
    LAING R D
    ISBN: 9780141189376
    Title: DIVIDED SELF
    Author: LAING R D
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    First published in 1960, this watershed work aimed to make madness comprehensible, and in doing so revolutionized the way we perceive mental illness. Using case studies of patients he had worked with, psychiatrist R. D. Laing argued that psychosis is not a medical condition, but an outcome of the 'divided self', or the tension between the two personas within us: one our authentic, private identity, and the other the false, 'sane' self that we present to the world. Laing's radical approach to insanity offered a rich existential analysis of personal alienation and made him a cult figure in the 1960s, yet his work was most significant for its humane attitude, which put the patient back at the centre of treatment.

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • DO LESS GET MORE : HOW TO WORK SMART AND LIVE LIFE YOUR WAY
    DO LESS GET MORE : HOW TO WORK SMART AND LIVE LIFE YOUR WAY
    WASMUND SHAA
    ISBN: 9780241003695
    Title: DO LESS GET MORE : HOW TO WORK SMART AND LIVE LIFE YOUR WAY
    Author: WASMUND SHAA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Is your life how you imagined it would be, or is the reality more stressful than you planned? Do you put yourself under too much pressure to succeed? Are you struggling to find time for the things, and people, you love?

    It doesn't have to be this way. Anything is possible when you stop trying to do everything at the same time. This life changing book gives you the tools to ditch your to-do list and follow your dreams. It will be your essential guide to doing what you love - and letting go of the rest.



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • DRIVE : THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US
    DRIVE : THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US
    PINK DANIEL H
    ISBN: 9781847677693
    Title: DRIVE : THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US
    Author: PINK DANIEL H
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A BOOK THAT WILL CHANGE HOW YOU THINK AND TRANSFORM HOW YOU LIVE

    Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people - at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation, and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward.

    Imprint: CANONGATE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DRUNK TANK PINK : THE SUBCONSCIOUS FORCES THAT SHAPE HOW WE THINK FEEL AND BEHAVE
    DRUNK TANK PINK : THE SUBCONSCIOUS FORCES THAT SHAPE HOW WE THINK FEEL AND BEHAVE
    ALTER ADAM
    ISBN: 9781780745831
    Title: DRUNK TANK PINK : THE SUBCONSCIOUS FORCES THAT SHAPE HOW WE THINK FEEL AND BEHAVE
    Author: ALTER ADAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Drunk Tank Pink' is a particular shade of pink. In 1979 psychologists discovered that it has an extraordinary effect: if you stare at it for two minutes, you dramatically weaken in strength.

    In this brilliant study of the strange recesses of our minds, Adam Alter reveals the world is full of such hidden forces that shape our every thought, feeling and behaviour - without us ever realizing.

    Some letters in product names make us more likely to buy them (nearly all successful brands contain a 'k' sound).

    We're more likely to be critical if we write in red rather than green biro.

    Your first report at school can determine your future career.

    Understanding these cues is key to smarter decision-making, more effective marketing, and better outcomes for our selves and our societies. Prepare for the most astounding and fast-paced psychology book since Blink and Predictably Irrational.

    Imprint: ONE WORLD
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ECRITS : A SELECTION
    ECRITS : A SELECTION
    LACAN JACQUES
    ISBN: 9780415253925
    Title: ECRITS : A SELECTION
    Author: LACAN JACQUES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Genius and charismatic leader of a psychoanalytic movement that in the 1950s and 1960s provided a focal point for the French intelligentsia, Jacques Lacan attracted a cult following. Ecrits is his most important work, bringing together twenty-seven articles and lectures originally published between 1936 and 1966. Following its first publication in 1966, the book gained Lacan international attention and exercised a powerful influence on contemporary intellectual life. To this day, Lacan's radical, brilliant and complex ideas continue to be highly influential in everything from film theory to art history and literary criticism. Ecrits is the essential source for anyone who seeks to understand this seminal thinker and his influence on contemporary thought and culture.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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