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The Love Affairs Of Nathaniel P is a hardcover novel about the romantic life of a brilliant young man who is forced to decide who ...- and what - he really wants. Here, wit and conversation are not at all dead. But is romance? Novelist Adelle Waldman plunges into the psyche of one modern man who thinks of himself as beyond superficial judgment, yet constantly struggles with his own status anxiety, who is drawn to women, yet has a habit of letting them down. Published by Henry Holt and Co. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 256 pages - Width: 5.50" - Height: 8.30" read more

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A hardcover guide to the magical Land of Ooo’s inhabitants, lore, spells and more, written by the Lord of Evil himself. Explore wi...th Jake the dog and Finn the human, along with the Ice King, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen, and all your favorite Adventure Time characters in this first official guide to the animated series. Learn all about fun places you should visit and places where you’ll probably die, plus whom to marry and whom NOT to marry, as well as how to make friends and how to destroy your enemies in this hilarious and indispensable book. Published by Abrams. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 160 pages - Width: 6.00” - Height: 9.00" read more

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A paperback book all about unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem and things that happened to the blogger behind... Hyperbole And A Half, the well-loved, much-read and super-hilarious site about lots of things, including life, dogs, happiness, unhappiness and everything in between. Published by Touchstone. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 384 pages read more

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The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet years in the slums of Williamsburg has inspired re...aders for over sixty years. A deckle-edge paperback that's overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, this story of a turn-of-the-century girl and her family is just as universal now as it was in 1943, covering themes of compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache. Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 528 pages - Width: 5.50" - Height: 8.30" read more

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They were brilliant. They were famous. They were unlucky enough to be the children of a man named Royal Tenenbaum, and this is the...ir story. This is a paperback version of the screenplay for Wes Anderson's acclaimed film, The Royal Tenenbaums, because the movie just wasn't enough. Published by Faber and Faber. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 160 pages - Width: 4.90" - Height: 7.70" read more

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A completely unique paperback, one that explodes the conventions of short fiction. Open up to visit a world of mercurial and wildl...y varied stories, where Matthew McConaughey descends into a surreal desert of the soul, an admirer of Miley Cyrus performs a three thousand-word sentence in defense of his passion, an aging porn star dons a dinosaur costume to film the sex scene of a lifetime and Leonard Cohen shills for Subway. Published by Coach House Books. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 216 pages - Width: 5.80" - Height: 8.50" read more

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Before it was a Netflix original series, it was a New York Times bestseller: The true story of a woman with a career, a boyfriend,... a loving family and a prison sentence. Sure, she delivered that suitcase of drug money ten years ago - but she's changed since then. She changes again in this paperback memoir of her months spent in the American penal system, a strange world of strip searches and strictly enforced codes of behavior. Here she meets women from all walks of life, and is surprised by their generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. A heartbreaking and hilarious book, worth reading even - and especially - if you watched the whole show in one sitting. Published by Random House. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 352 pages - Width: 5.10" - Height: 7.90" read more

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In this paperback book, Davy Rothbart (of Found fame) is looking for love in all the wrong places. Constantly. He falls helplessly... in love with pretty much every girl he meets - and rarely is the feeling reciprocated. He takes cross-country trips with his heart on his sleeve, and is always scheming something. Even when his schemes fail (and they often do), he finds meaning and humor in every moment. Here those moments are recounted in hilarious essays that read like they're written by a friend. Well worth reading, especially if you're down on your luck in love or in life. Published by Picador. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 320 pages - Width: 5.40" - Height: 8.20" read more

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The heroic story of Pussy Riot, who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on lies. Masha Gessen's riveting paperback d...raws on exclusive, extensive access to the members of Pussy Riot and their families and associates, reconstructing the fascinating personal journeys that transformed a group of young women into artists with a shared vision, gave them the courage and imagination to express it unforgettably, and endowed them with the strength to endure the devastating loneliness and isolation that served as the price of their triumph. Published by Riverhead Trade. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 320 pages - Width: 5.40" - Height: 8.10" read more

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Jeffrey Eugenides tells an unforgettable story in "The Virgin Suicides," the softcover book later made into a movie by Sofia Coppo...la. A hypnotic story about five sisters that revolves around love, disquiet and death, it's woven with dark humor for a lyrical and timeless tale of sex, suicide and suburbia. Published by Picador. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 256 pages - Width: 5.5" - Height: 8.2" read more

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"In Between Days" is a softcover novel that paints a portrait of an American family trying to cope - it's a story of choices and o...f doubts, told with piercing insight and psychological suspense. This is a novel about love and family, about betrayal and forgiveness and about coming home. Published by Vintage. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 336 pages - Width: 5.20" - Height: 8.00" read more

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A fascinating paperback interspersed with notes, correspondence and transcriptions that chronicle a relationship based on curiosit...y and fear, The Visible Man is classic Chuck Klosterman. Filled with thoughts on culture, consequences, the media, voyeurism and the notion of normalcy, you'll wonder if this a comedy, a criticism or some sort of horror? In this particular story, not even the characters know for sure. Published by Scribner. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 256 pages - Width: 5.40" - Height: 8.30" read more

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James Franco's Palo Alto is a collection of stories in paperback, tracing the lives of a group of teenagers as they experiment wit...h vices, struggle with their families (and one another) while sometimes succumbing to self-destructive, heartless nihilism. Features a bonus essay by James Franco on Gia Coppola's film adaptation. Published by Scribner. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 240 pages - Width: 5.70" - Height: 8.00" read more

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Killing Yourself To Live is the paperback story of author Chuck Klosterman's cross-country tour of sites where rock stars have die...d - as well as his search for love, excitement, and the meaning of death. Go along for the 6,557 mile ride from New York to Rhode Island to Georgia to Mississippi to Iowa to Minneapolis to Fargo to Seattle, wherein death is chased, music is appreciated, drugs are taken and windmills and made sense of. Published by Scribner. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 272 pages - Width: 6.80" - Height: 8.30" read more

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A deluxe paperback compendium of comics from the cult publication Biografiktion, these insane and hilarious looks at celebrity cul...ture ridicule and celebrate the situation in equal measure, lampooning the likes of Eddie Murphy and Abba through amazing illustrations. A blurring of the boundaries between truth and fiction, these tall tales give some excellent insight into one of Germany's best graphic art collectives. Published by Nobrow Press. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 128 pages - Width: 7.30" - Height: 9.50" read more

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A super-sweet and seriously funny story about a son searching for his father... through quantum space-time. Every day in Minor Uni...verse 31 people get into time machines and try to change the past. That's where Charles Yu, time travel technician, steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally.) When he's not taking client calls, Yu visits his mother and searches for his father, who invented time travel and then vanished. The key to locating the father in question can be found in a book called How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, and somewhere inside it is information that will help him - it may even save his life. Published by Vintage. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 256 pages - Width: 5.20" - Height: 7.90" read more

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A paperback that follows Brooklyn-based author Paul as his drug addiction and marriage spiral out of control, as he moves to Taipe...i, nearly overdoses and finds his way in a world filled with loneliness and aimless desperation. Written in a unique style that reflects the realities of the characters in question, this is a moving and memorable story. Published by Vintage. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 256 pages - Width: 5.20" - Height: 7.90" read more

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A paperback that skewers the social hierarchy of college, Penelope is the super-funny story of a singular heroine: When Penelope O...'Shaunessy, "an incoming freshman of average height and lank hair" steps into Harvard Yard for the first time she has lots of advice from her mother: "Don't be too enthusiastic, don't talk to people who seem to be getting annoyed, and for heaven's sake, stop playing Tetris on your phone at parties." Penelope needs this advice. She is the kind of girl who passes through much of her life with coffee spilled on her white shirt, who can't quite tell when people are joking, and who, inevitably, always says the wrong thing. Read on to see how no amount of coaching could ever prepare Penelope for the people she meets at school. Published by Vintage. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 288 pages - Width: 5.20" - Height: 8.00" read more

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Alida Nugent comically chronicles failed attempts at adulthood in the softcover "Don't Worry, It Gets Worse" - a book based on her... blog, The Frenemy. Part love note to life, part snarky document of trademark twentysomething moments, all seriously funny stuff about living and learning. Published by Plume. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 208 pages - Width: 5.2" - Height: 7.8" read more

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A Scanner Darkly is Philip K. Dick's paperback masterpiece where friends can become enemies, good trips can turn terrifying and co...ps and criminals are two sides of the same coin. Caustically funny and somberly contemplative, A Scanner Darkly is as unnerving as it is enthralling. Published by Mariner Books. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 304 pages - Width: 5.30" - Height: 8.00" read more

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Thoreau's timeless paperback, all about life lived in solitude by Walden Pond. Filled with ideas about spiritual truth, self-relia...nce, social conscience and living a life of principle, this influential look at transcendental individualism is as relevant today as it was when it was written. Published by Penguin Classics. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 432 pages - Width: 5.20" - Height: 8.00" read more

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A mind-bending blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, this paperback is a triumph of the imagination. Th...e story of a boy who would become a mysterious man, who would avenge a traitorous plot and bring to fruition an ancient dream, "Dune" is a seriously epic sci-fi classic. Published by Ace. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 896 pages - Width: 4.10" - Height: 7.40" read more

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The first book in the "Divergent" series, this paperback book is a dystopian thriller filled with electrifying decisions, heartbre...aking betrayals, stunning consequences and unexpected romance. Here, Beatrice Prior struggles with decisions surrounding family and self, being required to devote her life to one of society's five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue. Forced to choose, she surprises everyone - including herself. Published by Katherine Tegen Books. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 487 pages - Width: 5.10" - Height: 7.90" read more

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A paperback of pop culture, gadgets and other geek desires, this book has it all, with spotlights on some of the most epic geeks e...ver, including Einstein, Madame Curie, Nerdist Chris Hardwick and Steve Urkel - plus classic science fiction and horror stories, the greatest experiences to have playing video games, gadgets gone wild, various top lists such as the hottest cryptids and much, much more. If you yearn for time travel, robotics and cloning, this is the book for you. Published by Krause. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 240 pages - Width: 6.00" - Height: 9.00" read more

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The paperback story of Stargirl: From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with ...the murmur of her name. She captures hearts, ignites a school-spirit revolution and enchants everyone... until they turn on her. Suddenly, Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different, and she's urged become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. Published by Ember. CONTENT + CARE - Imported SIZE - 208 pages - Width: 5.20" - Height: 7.40" read more

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This sturdy board book with touch and feel tabs features a selection of tongue twisters from Dr. Seuss's classic Beginner Book <i>...Fox in Socks.</i> Babies and toddlers can touch the fluffy chick, the scratchy brick, the sticky blue goo, and more! Playful rhymes and interactive elements make this a perfect board book for children and adults to share. <br>  <br> The Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection introduces the most beloved Dr. Seuss characters to the littlest of listeners. Based on Dr. Seuss?s signature art and rollicking rhymes, each book introduces the most popular characters of the title on which it?s based in a bold and simple format, which will engage babies and toddlers at each stage of development. read more

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Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the future The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that... offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally. This completely revised and updated 20th anniversary edition continues to provide the compassionate wisdom the book has been famous for, as well as many new features: Contemporary research on trauma and the brain An overview of powerful new healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered practices Additional stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivor experiences The reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty years The most comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide in the field Insights from the authors decades of experience Cherished by survivors, and recommended by therapists and institutions everywhere, The Courage to Heal has often been called the bible of healing from child sexual abuse. This new edition will continue to serve as the healing beacon it has always been. read more

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When Rosalind Wiseman first published Queen Bees and Wannabes, she fundamentally changed the way adults look at girls friendships... and conflicts–from how they choose their best friends, how they express their anger, their boundaries with boys, and their relationships with parents. Wiseman showed how girls of every background are profoundly influenced by their interactions with one another. Now, Wiseman has revised and updated her groundbreaking book for a new generation of girls and explores: •How girls experiences before adolescence impact their teen years, future relationships, and overall success •The different roles girls play in and outside of cliques as Queen Bees, Targets, and Bystanders, and how this defines how they and others are treated •Girls power plays–from fake apologies to fights over IM and text messages •Where boys fit into the equation of girl conflicts and how you can help your daughter better hold her own with the opposite sex •Checking your baggage–recognizing how your experiences impact the way you parent, and how to be sanely involved in your daughter s difficult, yet common social conflicts Packed with insights about technology s impact on Girl World and enlivened with the experiences of girls, boys, and parents, the book that inspired the hit movie Mean Girls offers concrete strategies to help you empower your daughter to be socially competent and treat herself with dignity. read more

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Happy is good. Holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline desi...gned to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God s primary intent for your marriage isn t to make you happy . . . but holy? Sacred Marriage doesn t just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today s marriages. Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to love God and others well, how it exposes sin and makes us more aware of God s presence, how good marriages foster good prayer, how married sex feeds the spiritual life, and more. The revised edition of Sacred Marriage takes into account the ways men s and women s roles have expanded since the book was first written. It has been streamlined to be a faster read without losing the depth that so many readers have valued. Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God s overarching purpose. This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ. read more

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Celebrating 10 years of helping hundreds of thousands of women achieve pregnancy, avoid pregnancy naturally, and gain better contr...ol of their health and lives, the 10th Anniversary Edition of the classic bestseller will include: •New Preface to the 10th Anniversary Edition" •Updates on new fertility technologies •Natural approaches to conception •Updated Resources and Books For any woman unhappy with her current method of birth control; demoralized by her quest to have a baby; or experiencing confusing symptoms in her cycle, this book provides answers to all these questions, plus amazing insights into a woman s body. Weschler thoroughly explains the empowering Fertility Awareness Method, which in only a couple minutes a day allows a woman to: •Enjoy highly effective, scientifically proven birth control without chemicals or devices •Maximize her chances of conception or expedite fertility treatment by identifying impediments to conception •Increase the likelihood of choosing the gender of her baby •Gain control of her sexual and gynecological health read more

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Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who ar...e thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. Through vivid stories and case histories of patients both adults and children Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder” including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm. read more

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Rediscover the most famous relationship book ever published Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had hap...py relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: they forgot they were from different planets. Based on years of successful counseling of couples and individuals, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus has helped millions of couples transform their relationships. Now viewed as a modern classic, this phenomenal book has helped men and women realize how different they can be in their communication styles, their emotional needs, and their modes of behavior and offers the secrets of communicating without conflicts, allowing couples to give intimacy every chance to grow. read more

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The long-awaited revised edition! It s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. D...edicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book s range of nursing advice, stories, and information from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers • real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience • new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions • strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more • reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications • recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding • helpful tips for building your support network at home or when back at work • nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws • guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications Plus Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups. Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the womanly art of breastfeeding. "Mothers of healthy babies and those with special needs will learn how to recognize and overcome common problems, maintain an ample milk supply, and safely lose weight while breastfeeding...revised and updated." read more

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"The drawings aren t very good, Mama." Crappy Boy, age 5 Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes, it just sucks. I know.... I m Amber Dusick and I started my blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures because I needed a place to vent about the funny (and frustrating) day-to-day things that happened to me as a parent. Turns out, poop is hilarious! At least when you re not the one wiping it up. This book won t make your frustrating moments any less crappy. But these stories about my Crappy Baby, Crappy Boy and my husband, Crappy Papa, will hopefully make you laugh. Because you re not alone. And sometimes the crappiest moments make the best memories. Parenting is wonderful! And also, well, you know. read more

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True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference. A date won t take "no" for an answer. The new ...nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust and act on our gut instincts. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation s leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger before it s too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life. The man whom Oprah Winfrey calls "the nation s leading expert on violent behavior" shows how to spot even subtle signs of danger before it s too late. Abridged. 3 CDs. read more

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They say you are what you eat but apparently, with whom you eat is pretty important too. Current medical research bears this out. ...But wellness was not what motivated mil-blogger/Navy wife and mom Sarah Smiley to invite one guest every week for 52 weeks to have dinner with herself and her three young sons. Sarah s motivation was to fill a void in her family life: that empty chair at the dining room table while her Navy pilot husband, Dustin, was deployed overseas for a year. But what started as a gesture meant to distract the boys from missing their Dad became a joyous journey as the unlikeliest people accepted the invitations... and brought dessert. The Smiley family discovered that a surprising number of people really are available for dinner. You just have to ask. Each dinner guest taught them about life, and the importance of sharing something simple and intimate like a meal to cement these valuable lessons in place. From a state senator (she baked brownies) to sports superstars (ice cream), from the boys teachers (cookies) to their 94-year old neighbor with R2-D2 making a very special visit each Smiley dinner guest leaves an indelible impression. Throughout the book, Sarah Smiley s unvarnished detailing of the emotional ebb and flow of being a "single mom" to three irrepressible boys while trying to balance career, car pool and dinner prep is Bombeck-esque at times, deeply moving at others. DINNER WITH THE SMILEYS transformed the family, so much so that even upon Dad s return home, the dinners have continued... one new guest every week. DINNER WITH THE SMILEYS shows how one family made a difference not only in their own lives, but the life of each guest as well. Full of humor and heart, this memoir will remind readers how nice it is to sit down, break bread, and connect, as well as surely inspire many invitations to the dinner table. read more

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Don t worry about family dinner. Let your kids pick their punishments. Ditch the sex talk. Cancel date night. These are just a few... of the surprising innovations in this bold first-of-its-kind playbook for today s families. Bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler found himself squeezed between caring for aging parents and raising his children. So he set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families. Instead of the usual family "experts," he sought out the most creative minds from Silicon Valley to the set of Modern Family, from the country s top negotiators to the Green Berets and asked them what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use with their families. Feiler then tested these ideas with his wife and kids. The result is a fun, original look at how families can draw closer together, complete with two hundred never-before-seen best practices. Feiler s life-changing discoveries include a radical plan to reshape your family in twenty minutes a week, Warren Buffett s guide for setting an allowance, and the Harvard handbook for resolving conflict. The Secrets of Happy Families is a timely, counterintuitive book that answers the questions countless parents are asking: How do we manage the chaos of our lives? How do we teach our kids values? How do we make our family happier? Written in a charming, accessible style, The Secrets of Happy Families is smart, funny, and fresh, and will forever change how your family lives every day. read more

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“Alan Kazdin delivers the evidence-based, gold-standard method for parents who want simple, effective responses to the everyday ch...allenging behaviors of their children.” Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Flourish and The Optimistic Child Alan Kazdin s The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child is the gold standard for research-backed advice on being a better parent for difficult children. But what about children who are not “defiant”? Now, in The Everyday Parenting Toolkit, Dr. Kazdin addresses how parents can deal with the routine challenges that come with raising a child. Dr. Kazdin s methods are based on the most up-to-date research and are implemented in real-world ways. These are the problems that plague parents on a day-to-day basis: from getting ready for school on time to expanding the palates of picky eaters to limiting computer time, no parenting book does a better job at helping parents understand and correct problematic behaviors. Dr. Kazdin s methods foster lifelong positive character traits such as respectfulness, honesty, kindness, and altruism. With The Everyday Parenting Toolkit, Dr. Kazdin helps transform parenting and helps develop ideal child-parent relationships. “Jam-packed with solid advice any parent can use.” BookPage “A useful guide to eliminating stress, improving communication and providing a more nurturing family environment.” Kirkus Reviews read more

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Newly revised, featuring the most up-to-date research, effective strategies, and real-life stories The spirited child often called... "difficult" or "strong-willed" possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited kids are wired to be "more" by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. In this revised edition of the award-winning classic, voted one of the top twenty books for parents, Kurcinka provides vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint. Raising Your Spirited Child will help you: understand your child s­ and your own temperamental traits discover the power of positive rather than negative labels cope with the tantrums and power struggles when they do occur plan for success with a simple four-step program develop strategies for handling mealtimes, sibling rivalry, bedtimes, holidays, and school, among other situations "A spirited child, often called difficult or strong-willed, has certain needs that may make parents feel overwhelmed and frustrated; this book explains how to understand and nurture these special children." read more

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Perfect for expecting parents who want to provide a soothing home for the newest member of their family, The Happiest Baby on the ...Block, the national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, is a revolutionary method for calming a crying infant and promoting healthy sleep from day one. In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries an automatic “off-switch” for their baby s crying. No wonder pediatricians across the country are praising him and thousands of Los Angeles parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna and Pierce Brosnan, have turned to him to learn the secrets for making babies happy. Never again will parents have to stand by helpless and frazzled while their poor baby cries and cries. Dr. Karp has found there IS a remedy for colic. “I share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history …and I explain exactly how they work.” In a innovative and thought-provoking reevaluation of early infancy, Dr. Karp blends modern science and ancient wisdom to prove that newborns are not fully ready for the world when they are born. Through his research and experience, he has developed four basic principles that are crucial for understanding babies as well as improving their sleep and soothing their senses: The Missing Fourth Trimester: as odd as it may sound, one of the main reasons babies cry is because they are born three months too soon. The Calming Reflex: the automatic reset switch to stop crying of any baby in the first few months of life. The 5 “S s”: the simple steps (swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging and sucking) that trigger the calming reflex. For centuries, parents have tried these methods only to fail because, as with a knee reflex, the calming reflex only works when it is triggered in precisely the right way. Unlike other books that merely list these techniques Dr. Karp teaches parents exactly how to do them, to guide cranky infants to calm and easy babies to serenity in minutes…and help them sleep longer too. The Cuddle Cure: the perfect mix the 5 “S s” that can soothe even the most colicky of infants. In the book, Dr. Karp also explains: What is colic? Why do most babies get much more upset in the evening? How can a parent calm a baby in mere minutes? Can babies be spoiled? When should a parent of a crying baby call the doctor? How can a parent get their baby to sleep a few hours longer? Even the most loving moms and dads sometimes feel pushed to the breaking point by their infant s persistent cries. Coming to the rescue, however, Dr. Karp places in the hands of parents, grandparents, and all childcare givers the tools they need to be able to calm their babies almost as easily as…turning off a light. read more

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The incomparable Lisa Scottoline, along with Daughter Francesca, is back with more wild and wonderful wit and wisdom. New York Tim...es bestselling author Lisa Scottoline struck a chord with readers, book clubs, and critics with her smash-hit essay collection, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog. This time, Lisa teams up with Daughter Francesca to give their mother-daughter perspective on everything from blind dates to empty calories, as well as life with the feistiest octogenarian on the planet, Mother Mary, who won t part with her thirty-year-old bra. Three generations of women, triple the laughs -and the love. Inspired by their weekly ?Chick Wit? column for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lisa and Francesca spill all their family secrets -which will sound a lot like yours. And you ll have to put this book down, just to stop laughing. LISA ON DIETING: I m backsliding with carbohydrates, which is the food version of ex-sex. FRANCESCA ON CUTTING THE CORD: I thought I said, ?I am going to see my cousin s new apartment,? but in Mom-speak that translates to: ?I am going to meet certain death in the New York City subway tunnels that are soon to be my tomb.? LISA ON MOTHER MARY: Most people have a list of Things To Do, but Mother Mary has a list of Things Not To Do. At the top is Don t Go to the Movies. Other entries include Don t Eat Outside With The Bugs and Don t Walk All Over This Cockamamie Mall. FRANCESCA ON BEING SINGLE: I m addicted to the wedding announcements. Worse, I find myself subtracting my age from the bride s. I thought I was a modern woman, turns out I m a Cathy cartoon. LISA ON AGING GRACEFULLY: Today I noticed my first gray hair. On my chin. And so much more! ISBN-13: 9780594495383 Publisher: St. Martin s Press Publication date: 10/26/2010 Pages: 256 Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.90 (d) read more

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“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child s struggles.” Harvey Karp, M.D. “Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have cr...eated a masterly, reader-friendly guide to helping children grow their emotional intelligence. This brilliant method transforms everyday interactions into valuable brain-shaping moments. Anyone who cares for children or who loves a child should read The Whole-Brain Child.” Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain and make accessible the new science of how a child s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child s brain and foster vital growth. Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives. “[A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.” Kirkus Reviews “Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.” The Washington Post “This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.” Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other “Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child s brain working together.” Parent to Parent read more

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The groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intract...able behaviours, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field, now updated to include the most recent research. Almost everyone knows an explosive child, one whose frequent, severe fits of temper leave his or her parents standing helpless in their fear, frustration, and guilt. Most of these parents have tried everything reasoning, behaviour modification, therapy, medication but to no avail. They wonder if their child is deviant or just plain bad. Dr. Ross Greene has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren t bad, and neither are their parents. Rather, explosive children suffer from a physiological deficiency in frustration tolerance and flexibility. Throughout this compassionate book, Dr. Greene demonstrates why traditional treatments don t work for these kids and offers a new conceptual framework for understanding their behaviour, along with new language to describe it. He explains the latest neuroscience findings about the importance of flexibility, and, most important, he shows parents specific, practical ways they can recognize the signs of an impending explosion, defuse tension, and reduce frustration levels for the entire family. For parents, psychologists, educators and ADHD groups. In addition to the scientific foundation of the book, Greene addresses parents in practical ways that will help show results in difficult children and their effect on families. read more

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An information-packed, month-by-month guide to all the emotional, financial, and yes, even physical changes the father-to-be may e...xperience during the course of his partner s pregnancy-now significantly updated and expanded. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, the Third Edition of The Expectant Father includes the latest research about assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and many other topics and is filled with sound advice and practical tips for men, such as: Ways to support and encourage your partner throughout pregnancy Overcoming infertility What childbirth classes don t teach you How to make sense of your conflicting emotions How to juggle your work and family roles Special ways to prepare if you re adopting a baby How to become the father you really want to be Illustrated throughout with New Yorker cartoons that will make even the most anxious fathers-to-be chuckle, this book-the essential reference for all expectant couples-reassures, commiserates, informs, and entertains. read more

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Heidi Murkoff s What to Expect has delivered again. Announcing the arrival of a brand-new member of the What to Expect family: Wha...t to Expect the Second Year. The essential sequel to What to Expect the First Year, with 97 million copies in print, What to Expect the Second Year picks up the action at baby s first birthday, and takes parents through what can only be called “the wonder year” 12 jam-packed (and jam-smeared) months of memorable milestones (from first steps to first words, first scribbles to first friends), lightning-speed learning, endless explorations driven by insatiable curiosity. Not to mention a year of challenges, both for toddlers and the parents who love them, but don t always love their behaviors (picky eating, negativity, separation anxiety, bedtime battles, biting, and tantrums). Comprehensive, reassuring, empathetic, realistic, and practical, What to Expect the Second Year is filled with solutions, strategies, and plenty of parental pep talks. It helps parents decode the fascinating, complicated, sometimes maddening, always adorable little person last year s baby has become. From the first birthday to the second, this must-have book covers everything parents need to know in an easy-to-access, topic-by-topic format, with chapters on growth, feeding, sleeping, behaviors of every conceivable kind, discipline (including teaching right from wrong), and keeping a toddler healthy and safe as he or she takes on the world. There s a developmental time line of the second year plus special “milestone” boxes throughout that help parents keep track of their toddler s development. Thinking of traveling with tot in tow? There s a chapter for that, too. read more

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Does your child speak a different language? Sometimes they wager for your attention, and other times they ignore you completely. S...ometimes they are filled with gratitude and affection, and other times they seem totally indifferent. Attitude. Behavior. Development. Everything depends on the love relationship between you and your child. When children feel loved, they do their best. But how can you make sure your child feels loved? Since 1992, Dr. Gary Chapman s best-selling book The 5 Love Languages has helped millions of couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak each others love language. Each child, too, expresses and receives love through one of five different communication styles. And your love language may be totally different from that of your child. While you are doing all you can to show your child love, he may be hearing it as something completely opposite. Discover your child s primary language and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child s emotions and behavior. GARY CHAPMAN, PhD, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. For more information visit his website at 5lovelanguages.com. ROSS CAMPBELL, M.D., is the author of the bestselling book How to Really Love Your Child, which has sold more than one million copies. He has spent over 30 years as a clinical psychiatrist, concentrating on the parent-child relationship. Today he works with the Ministering to Ministers Foundation, serving individual ministers, their families, and church organizations. Dr. Campbell is the co-author of The Five Love Languages of Children and Parenting Your Adult Child and author of How to Really Love Your Teenager. Dr. Campbell resides in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. read more

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REVISED AND WITH A NEW FOREWORD ARE YOU GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT? Originally published in 1988, Getting the Love You Want has hel...ped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. The 20th anniversary edition contains extensive revisions to this groundbreaking book, with a new chapter, new exercises, and a foreword detailing Dr. Hendrix s updated philosophy for eliminating all negativity from couples daily interactions, allowing readers of the 2008 edition to benefit from his ongoing discoveries during his last two decades of work. Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., in partnership with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD., originated Imago Relationship Therapy, a unique healing process for couples, prospective couples, and parents. Together they have more than thirty years experience as educators and therapists and their work has been translated into more than 50 languages, with Imago practiced by two thousand therapists worldwide. Harville and Helen have six children and live in New York and New Mexico. Here is an extraordinary practical guide to resolving problems, using 16 exercises to enhance communication, stop self-defeating behavior, and achieve mutual emotional satisfaction. With Hendrix s advice, the all-too-common marital power struggle can be gradually transformed into a mutually beneficial process of spiritual and emotional growth. read more

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it ...has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educators know all too well. No writer is better poised to explore this territory than Emily Bazelon, who has established herself as a leading voice on the social and legal aspects of teenage drama. In Sticks and Stones, she brings readers on a deeply researched, clear-eyed journey into the ever-shifting landscape of teenage meanness and its sometimes devastating consequences. The result is an indispensable book that takes us from school cafeterias to courtrooms to the offices of Facebook, the website where so much teenage life, good and bad, now unfolds. Along the way, Bazelon defines what bullying is and, just as important, what it is not. She explores when intervention is essential and when kids should be given the freedom to fend for themselves. She also dispels persistent myths: that girls bully more than boys, that online and in-person bullying are entirely distinct, that bullying is a common cause of suicide, and that harsh criminal penalties are an effective deterrent. Above all, she believes that to deal with the problem, we must first understand it. Blending keen journalistic and narrative skills, Bazelon explores different facets of bullying through the stories of three young people who found themselves caught in the thick of it. Thirteen-year-old Monique endured months of harassment and exclusion before her mother finally pulled her out of school. Jacob was threatened and physically attacked over his sexuality in eighth grade and then sued to protect himself and change the culture of his school. Flannery was one of six teens who faced criminal charges after a fellow student s suicide was blamed on bullying and made international headlines. With grace and authority, Bazelon chronicles how these kids predicaments escalated, to no one s benefit, into community-wide wars. Cutting through the noise, misinformation, and sensationalism, she takes us into schools that have succeeded in reducing bullying and examines their successful strategies. The result is a groundbreaking book that will help parents, educators, and teens themselves better understand what kids are going through today and what can be done to help them through it. Praise for Sticks and Stones “Intelligent, rigorous . . . [Emily Bazelon] is a compassionate champion for justice in the domain of childhood s essential unfairness.” Andrew Solomon, The New York Times Book Review “[Bazelon] does not stint on the psychological literature, but the result never feels dense with studies; it s immersive storytelling with a sturdy base of science underneath, and draws its authority and power from both.” New York “A humane and closely reported exploration of the way that hurtful power relationships play out in the contemporary public-school setting . . . As a parent herself, [Bazelon] brings clear, kind analysis to complex and upsetting circumstances.” The Wall Street Journal “Bullying isn t new. But our attempts to respond to it are, as Bazelon explains in her richly detailed, thought-provoking book. . . . Comprehensive in her reporting and balanced in her conclusions, Bazelon extracts from these stories useful lessons for young people, parents and principals alike.” The Washington Post read more

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