Making a Life of One's Own
Paperback ISBN: 0385347154
A celebration of the pleasures and possibilities of unmarried womanhood discusses the examples of such figures as Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edith Wharton, and Ganna Walska while charting the slowly changing societal attitudes toward women and marriage.
And In Health
A Guide for Couples Facing Cancer Together
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 161180017x
This book offers engaging and digestible lessons for couples navigating the life change that a cancer diagnosis brings. Dan Shapiro draws on his more than twenty-five years of clinical work as a health psychologist who has researched and worked with couples facing cancer, and on his own experiences of being both the patient (having and beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma in his twenties) and the supporter/advocate (when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer) to weave together insights on facing cancer while maintaining a strong relationship. And in Health gives advice in short lessons on the main areas of concern or conflict that can come from life with cancer—from diagnosis to treatment and life post-treatment. Topics include: • How to forge yourselves into a powerful team and evade common conflict • Dealing with physicians and getting the best care possible, along with tips for navigating the medical world • Strategies for coping with the emotions that can interfere with your relationship—anger, mood swings, spouse fears, and depression • Distinguishing between supportive and draining people in your lives, and learning to invite and accept help • Opening to new types of intimacy and making peace with dependence
No Happy Endings
Hardcover ISBN: 0062792407
The author of It's Okay to Laugh and host of the Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast shares meditative reflections on a catastrophic year marked by the losses of her husband, father and unborn second child. 100,000 first printing.
A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
Paperback ISBN: 0547203888
The story of one teenager's descent into methamphetamine addiction is told from his father's point-of-view, describing how a varsity athlete, honor student, and award-winning journalist became addicted to the dangerous drug, its impact on his family, the attempts at rehab, and the journey past addiction. Reprint.
Let Love Have the Last Word
Hardcover ISBN: 1501133152
Common—the Grammy Award-, Academy Award-, and Golden Globe-winning musician, actor, and activist—follows up his New York Times bestselling memoir One Day It’ll All Make Sense with this inspiring exploration of how love and mindfulness can build communities and allow you to take better control of your life through actions and words. Love is everything—it’s the most powerful force on the planet and ultimately, the way you love determines who you are and what your life is like. But where does it all start? Common explores six concepts of love to examine the ways people live and interact with one another. Touching on religion, self-esteem, children, partners, family, and community, How We Love Is How We Live is more than an inspirational memoir or relationship guide; it dives into the core tenets of love to help others understand what it means to give and, most importantly, receive it. Common shares his own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of the world and all it has to offer. How We Love Is How We Live is a call to action for a new generation of open hearts and minds, one that is sure to resonate for years to come.
Adventures in Grandparenting
Hardcover ISBN: 0812996100
"Before mommy blogs were even invented, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of motherhood in her nationally syndicated column. Now she's taking the next step and going full Nana in the pages of this lively and moving book abouther grandchildren, her children, and her new and remarkable role"--
The Little Bookroom Guide to New York City with Children
Paperback ISBN: 1936941090
The Little Bookroom Guide to New York City with Children focuses on what parents with good taste want to know: how to see New York City in a child-centered way… without passing up any of the city’s sophisticated food, sights, or shops just because the kids are along. Organized around EAT, PLAY, SHOP, and STAY, the authors take you to well-known museums and attractions, but also take you out of tourist-thronged Midtown and into corners of the city that New Yorkers themselves love to take their children. They share strategies for must-sees that can easily overwhelm (the dazzling but daunting Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chinatown, Chelsea Market) and share the offbeat and little known places their own kids love (a matzoh factory, a classic film showing, a chance to dance with ballerinas). Chicken tenders? Fuggedaboutit! The authors take you to the hip food truck scene, to world-class restaurants that welcome children (one has a $5 noodle bowl for kids that’s under the radar), to word-of-mouth neighborhood favorites that only the locals frequent, and offer an array of delectable options in every part of town, at every price. Shopping in NYC is like nowhere else: you can find cool kids clothes and toys that make unforgettable souvenirs of an unforgettable trip.