Female friendships are the subject of song and story today, but that wasn't the case — The Social Sex traces the evolution of female friendship, all the way back to the era when conventional wisdom held that women were incapable of forming friendships.
A doctor encourages parents to help improve their child's neural development and their vocabularies through tuning in to what they are doing, speaking to them using many descriptive words and engaging them in conversations. 30,000 first printing.
The acclaimed poet reflects with gratitude on her life after the sudden death of her husband, discussing her personal quest for meaning and understanding, her renewed devotion to her teenage sons, and meditating on the blessings of love and family.
How My "Distressed Baby" Defied the Odds, Shamed a CEO, and Taught Me the Essence of Love, Heartbreak, and Miracles
A woman who gave birth to an extremely premature baby who fought for her life describes what it felt like to become the target of an attack by the CEO of AOL, who claimed her daughter's medical expenses caused a cut in employee benefits.
A reformed gang member who became a community activist describes his experiences working with young men in South Los Angeles, helping them to become better fathers despite their struggles and lacking of their own father figures.
The author, a professional anthropologist, compares the behavior of the wealthy mothers of the Upper East Side in New York City that she lived among to primate social behavior, with its rules and rituals about dominance, display, hierarchy, mating practices, physical adornment, and anxiety.
The actress and activist presents a full-length account of her high-profile New York Times "Coming Out as a Modern Family" essay to challenge popular myths about partnerships while examining the role of relationships in a woman's life.
Using interviews with family and friends and journal pages, the author recreates the life of his charismatic stepbrother, Josh Mann, who died of a heroin overdose and examines the role and limitations of memory in trying to recall the past.
A moving meditation on the NPR host's relationship with his mother, inspired by the popular tweets he shared during her final days, traces their shared love of family while profiling his mother's heroic work as a dedicated single parent.
Demystifies the teen brain by presenting new findings, dispelling widespread myths and providing practical advice for negotiating this difficult and dynamic life stage for both adults and teens.
Citing the high percentage of classroom time dedicated to costly and ineffective standardized test preparation, a guide for parents outlines specific strategies for preserving times for self-directed learning and adaptive, individualized development. Simultaneous.
A man who was viciously bullied at an English boarding school when he was 10 describes his grown-up quest for revenge when he discovers that his tormentor was recently released from prison for his role in an illegal scheme. By the best-selling author of A Case of Curiosities. 40,000 first printing.
Based on original research and clinical experience, two experts in the field present a reassuring, empowering guide for parents that offers practical strategies for supporting girls as they enter puberty and helps them navigate through this complex stage of their lives.
A noted essayist delves into our culture's most dangerous illusions, blind spots and sentimentalities while retaining her own happiness and positivity.
The beloved sister of Chris McCandless shares illuminating insights into their shared family life and the experiences that drove her brother to live a life in the wild, a talk which inspired Jon Krakauer's best-seller and the acclaimed Sean Penn film.
A leading expert on adolescence cites new research and describes how to raise happy, successful kids by helping parents navigate this challenging, but developmentally crucial, time through strategies that instill self-control during the teenage years.