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Beyond Bedlam's Door: True Tales from the Couch & Courtroom Beyond Bedlam's Door: True Tales from the Couch & Courtroom
by Mark Rubinstein

In Beyond Bedlam's Door, former practicing psychiatrist Mark Rubinstein takes you outside the hospital and into his world of private patients, nursing home residents, and the challenging legal system in which he worked as a forensic expert. As in Bedlam's Door, great lengths were taken to preserve people's anonymity, but the raw truth of each story remains intact. The resiliency of some individuals and the venality of others are laid bare in these pages.



Gumbo Love: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life Gumbo Love: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life
by Lucy Buffett

Incorporating Caribbean, Cajun, Cuban, Mexican, Old Florida, and Creole influences, Lucy proves through her collection of recipes that the Gulf Coast has its own distinct flavors and traditions that make it a destination year after year. Surviving hurricanes, the Gulf Coast—beyond just New Orleans—has a vibrant food and culture that's gone largely unnoticed. Lucy wants to change that by sharing her food and stories with GUMBO LOVE readers.



Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight, 2nd Edition Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight, 2nd Edition
by Loren Olson

Dr. Loren A. Olson has frequently been asked two questions: How could you not know that you were gay until the age of forty? Wasn't your marriage just a sham to protect yourself at your wife’s expense? In Finally Out, Dr. Olson answers these questions by telling the inspiring story of his evolving sexuality, into which he intelligently weaves psychological concepts and gay history.



The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

If you want to know why American Indians have the highest rates of poverty of any racial group, why suicide is the leading cause of death among Indian men, why native women are two and a half times more likely to be raped than the national average and why gang violence affects American Indian youth more than any other group, do not look to history.



Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day
by Craig Lambert

Shadow work includes all the unpaid tasks we do on behalf of businesses and organizations. It has slipped into our routines stealthily; most of us do not realize how much of it we are already doing, even as we pump our own gas, scan and bag our own groceries, execute our own stock trades, and build our own unassembled furniture. But its presence is unmistakable, and its effects far-reaching.



It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
by danah boyd

Does social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying.



The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World
by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis

This book explores what it means to be “app-dependent” versus “app-enabled” and how life for this generation differs from life before the digital era. Gardner and Davis are concerned with three vital areas of adolescent life: identity, intimacy, and imagination.



My Planet: Exploring the World with Family, friends, and Dental Floss My Planet: Exploring the World with Family, friends, and Dental Floss
by Mary Roach

A Hilarious Collection of Essays from one of America's Most Gifted Humorists! In keeping with our mission -- curating the best reads in the land -- Reader's Digest editors neatly packaged these timeless (and hilarious) Roach essays together for the first time. Whether you read this cover-to-cover or during spare moments over morning coffee, flip to a page in this volume and try not to smile.



iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us
by Larry D. Rosen, PhD

iDisorder: Changes to your brain's ability to process information and to relate to the world due to daily use of media and technology; often associated with signs and symptoms of psychological disorders such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Rosen teaches us what to look out for and how to stay human in an increasingly technological world.



Courtney Comes Clean: The High Life and Dark Depths of Rock’s Most Controversial Icon Courtney Comes Clean: The High Life and Dark Depths of Rock’s Most Controversial Icon
by Maer Roshan

The Fix’s editor in chief spent a year getting to know the controversial rock star and poster girl for drug use. In her endless quest for fame and fortune, Courtney Love has lived through addictions to substances, behaviors, and celebrity itself. As addiction redefines itself in the 21st century, Love seems like its prototypical saint-and sinner.



When Parents Text: So Much Said... So Little Understood When Parents Text: So Much Said... So Little Understood
by Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli

A collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids, When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents aren't ready to let go, and kids aren't ready to be let go. Launched as a website just last year, www.whenparentstext.com is a phenomenon.



Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics (The Politics of Intersectionality) Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics (The Politics of Intersectionality)
by Ange-Marie Hancock

Written in plain language for an educated trade audience, this book takes the political theory of intersectionality -- the most cutting-edge approach to the politics of gender, race, sexual orientation, and class -- and introduces it to the general public for the first time.