BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Riveting reading from start to finish."
A prominent New York attorney's unsparing account of how she and her four siblings survived extreme abuse and neglect at the hands of their mentally ill mother. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"No triumphs of modern psychiatry on display here, but rather a sympathetic portrait of seriously ill patients that could guide future practitioners on the art of helping, if not always healing, the sick."
In her residency and now as a professor (Psychiatry and Human Behavior/Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown Univ.) and a hospital inpatient psychiatrist, Montross (Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab, 2007) describes her encounters with patients in crisis, first admitted to emergency rooms and then referred for hospital stays. Read full book review >

HALDOL AND HYACINTHS by Melody  Moezzi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"A bold, courageous book by a woman who transforms mental illness into an occasion for activism."
An Iranian-American political activist and writer's memoir of how she came to terms with her bicultural heritage and bipolar disorder. Read full book review >
THINKING IN NUMBERS by Daniel Tammet
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"Great fun and the perfect gift for any math-phobic person, young or old."
A mathematical savant finds the beauty of numbers in unexpected places. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: July 23, 2013

"Perhaps overly upbeat, but it contains useful new insights into thinking well."
A lucid how-to on ways to strengthen your processing of everyday information. Read full book review >

TOUCHING A NERVE by Patricia Churchland
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: July 22, 2013

"Wide-ranging, insightful and provocative—a book to savor."
Churchland (Emeritus, Philosophy/Univ. of California, San Diego; Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality, 2011, etc.) probes the interface between our perception of our own mental processes and our growing knowledge of how our brains function. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: July 11, 2013

"A thoroughly enjoyable exploration of questions even astute readers may not have thought worth asking."
A wise old psychologist collects a lifetime of neurological pearls. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: July 9, 2013

"Suggestive rather than definitive, which is only to be expected with such an expansive topic."
The latest in the publisher's The Art Of... series, compact books exploring the writer's craft, this one addresses the variety, power and challenges of intimacy. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: July 9, 2013

"An entertaining and occasionally inspiring look at a surprisingly slippery subject."
A celebration of one of humankind's rarest and most valuable virtues: bravery. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: July 2, 2013

"An important addition to feminist literature that calls upon women to reject a spurious equality "whose consequences in broken families, broken hearts, and broken futures, are all too real" and face up to the problem of alcohol dependency before it takes over their lives."
Glaser (The Nose: A Profile of Sex, Beauty, and Survival, 2004, etc.) probes the shift from the days of feminists like Carry Nation, popularly known as "the saloon destroyer," to the "Cosmopolitan-sipping" Carrie Bradshaw. Read full book review >
ATTRACT YOUR DREAMS by Amber Dayva
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: July 1, 2013

"A helpful guide to kick-start dream visualization and realization."
A teacher and lecturer in the practice of "conscious dreaming" offers advice on how to focus on and fulfill your dreams. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 25, 2013

"Intriguing findings that should play a transformative role, not only in the field of psychology, but also in corporate boardrooms."
Experimental psychologist Klein (Streetlights and Shadows: Searching for the Keys to Adaptive Decision Making, 2009, etc.) examines the transformative role of creative insight. Read full book review >