The Dance of Anger
A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
Paperback ISBN: 0062319043
Based on the author's clinical experience and workshops she has introduced, this guide helps women understand the causes and patterns of their anger while providing specific alternatives for forging more powerful relationships
The Case for Rational Compassion
Paperback ISBN: 0062339346
New York Post Best Book of 2016 We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don’t have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In AGAINST EMPATHY, Bloom reveals empathy to be one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices. It muddles our judgment and, ironically, often leads to cruelty. We are at our best when we are smart enough not to rely on it, but to draw instead upon a more distanced compassion. Basing his argument on groundbreaking scientific findings, Bloom makes the case that some of the worst decisions made by individuals and nations—who to give money to, when to go to war, how to respond to climate change, and who to imprison—are too often motivated by honest, yet misplaced, emotions. With precision and wit, he demonstrates how empathy distorts our judgment in every aspect of our lives, from philanthropy and charity to the justice system; from medical care and education to parenting and marriage. Without empathy, Bloom insists, our decisions would be clearer, fairer, and—yes—ultimately more moral. Brilliantly argued, urgent and humane, AGAINST EMPATHY shows us that, when it comes to both major policy decisions and the choices we make in our everyday lives, limiting our impulse toward empathy is often the most compassionate choice we can make.
Studies in the Sociology of Deviance
Paperback ISBN: 1982106220
One of the most groundbreaking sociology texts of the 20th century, Howard S. Becker’s Outsiders revolutionized the study of social deviance. Howard S. Becker’s Outsiders broke new ground in the early 1960s—and the ideas it proposed and problems it raised are still argued about and inspiring research internationally. In this new edition, Becker includes two lengthy essays, unpublished until now, that add fresh material for thought and discussion. “Why Was Outsiders a Hit? Why Is It Still a Hit?” explains the historical background that made the book interesting to a new generation coming of age in the 60s and makes it of continuing interest today. “Why I Should Get No Credit For Legalizing Marijuana” examines the road to decriminalization and presents new ideas for the sociological study of public opinion.
Hardcover ISBN: 1594206279
The acclaimed stand-up comedian and Emmy Award-nominated star of Parks and Recreation evaluates how technology is shaping today's romances, citing the work of forefront social scientists while considering the differences between courtships of the past and present. 300,000 first printing. Tour.
The New Codependency
Help and Guidance for Today's Generation
Paperback ISBN: 1439102147
A follow-up to the best-selling Codependent No More evaluates how codependence has changed in recent years while making recommendations for how readers can make healthier behavioral choices in order to reclaim their lives. Reprint.
The Ethical Slut
A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love
Paperback ISBN: 0399579664
The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today's modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships. For 20 years The Ethical Slut has dispelled myths and showed curious readers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open communication, emotional honesty, and safer sex practices. The third edition of this timeless guide to communication and sex has been revised to include interviews with poly millennials (young people who have grown up without the prejudices their elders encountered regarding gender, orientation, sexuality, and relationships), tributes to poly pioneers, and new sidebars on topics such as asexuality, sex workers, and ways polys can connect and thrive. The authors also include new content addressing nontraditional relationships beyond the polyamorous paradigm of "more than two": couples who don't live together, couples who don't have sex with each other, nonparallel arrangements, couples with widely divergent sex styles, power disparities, and cross-orientation relationships, while utilizing nonbinary gender language and new terms that have come into common usage since the last edition.
Hardcover ISBN: 1592336647
Reawaken your desire by discovering the magic of Kama Sutra. Petite and portable, this new edition of the Kama Sutra is great for discovering passionate positions, anywhere! This mini Kama Sutra book is the perfect quick reference guide to a passionate lifestyle. Featuring 64 erotic positions from the sacred art of Kama Sutra, this take-anywhere mini-book is sure to bring you pleasure beyond your wildest dreams! Within, you'll find illustrative photographs of a scintillating Kama Sutra posesâ??from the sultry Splitting of the Bamboo to the adventurous Tripod. Each pose contains detailed instructions to explain just how to maneuver into each position. Perfect for anyone looking to add some fiery flavor to the bedroom, this mini Kama Sutra is your quick guide to prolonged ecstasy!
Hardcover ISBN: 0385535651
A philosophy professor describes the elements that can combine to make someone behave in an unbelievably disturbing and stress-causing manner and offers practical concepts to help develop constructive ways of dealing with these people and the problems they pose. 40,000 first printing.
The Everyday Empath
achieve energetic balance in your life
Paperback ISBN: 0738758604
Deepen Your Understanding of Empathy, Develop Your Gifts, and Discover Emotional Balance Enrich your knowledge of empathy and improve your empathic abilities with this captivating, easy-to-use guide. The Everyday Empath offers a well-rounded view of what it means to experience high levels of empathy in daily life. Featuring exercises, examples, and insights, it's an essential resource to have on your shelf. Explore empathic self-care and how to spiritualize your empathy through daily meditation, prayer, shrines, vision boards, and more. Learn about the importance of creative expression and astrological shifts. Find out how to share your gifts with friends, family, and your community. From science to spirituality, this book shows you how to achieve personal balance and reveals new ideas that will help you thrive in your empathic life.