- 120 Days of Sodom & Other WritingsISBN: 9780802130129
Title: 120 Days of Sodom & Other Writings
Author: DE SADE MARQUIS
The Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own time through ours, apotheosized by Apollinaire as "the freest spirit that has yet existed," wrote The 120 Days of Sodom while imprisoned in the Bastille. An exhaustive catalogue of sexual aberrations and the first systematic exploration-a hundred years before Krafft-Ebing and Freud-of the psychology of sex, it is considered Sade's crowning achievement and the cornerstone of his thought. Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935. In addition to The 120 Days, this volume includes Sade's "Reflections on the Novel," his play Oxtiem, and his novella Ernestine. The selections are introduced by Simone de Beauvoir's landmark essay "Must We Burn Sade?" and Pierre Klossowski's provocative "Nature as Destructive Principle." "Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change."-From Sade's Last Will and Testament
Format: Trade paperback
- 365 Nights a Memory of IntimacyISBN: 9781741964240
Title: 365 Nights a Memory of Intimacy
Author: MULLER CHARLA
When Charla Muller's husband turned 40, she gave him something memorable. Sex. Every day. For an entire year. The Mullers had a solid marriage and two wonderful children, but over the years sex had fallen low on their to-do list. The lack of intimacy wasn't causing them to drift apart, but their connection didn't seem as great as it could be. Charla decided she couldn't go on pretending the relationship they once had wasn't important. The couple would embark on a year of scheduled sex, falling over Tonka trucks and piles of laundry in an effort to make time for each other. There were obstacles along the way (work implosions, faking it) and questions came to light. Will sex every day strengthen a marriage, or reveal the cracks? Pull a couple together or drive them apart? Does good sex (even mediocre sex) make up for things that aren't so good? And what happens when you'd just rather not?
- 5 Love Languages for Men Tools for Making a Good Relationship GreatISBN: 9780802412720
Title: 5 Love Languages for Men Tools for Making a Good Relationship Great
Author: CHAPMAN GARY
The Love She Craves, The Confidence You Need
At the heart of a man is a desire to master what matters. Getting a complement at work or on the court is nice, but nothing beats hearing your spouse say, "You make me feel loved." If you haven't heard that in a while, or you feel like you're not bringing you're A-game in your relationship, this book is for you."
The 5 Love Languages"(R)""has sold 10 million copies because it is simple, practical, and effective. In this edition, Gary Chapman speaks straight to men about the rewards of speaking their wife's love language. You'll learn each language, how to identify your wife's, and how to speak it clearly. Packed with helpful illustrations and creative pointers, these pages will rouse your inner champion and empower you to master the art of love.
""When you express your love for your wife using her primary love language, it's like hitting the sweet spot on a baseball bat or golf club. It just feels right-and the results are impressive." "-Gary Chapman""
Includes an updated version of "The 5 Love Languages"(R) personal profile.
- 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens EffectivelyISBN: 9780802412843
Title: 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively
Author: CHAPMAN GARY D.
Over 600,000 copies sold! Socially, mentally, and spiritually, teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these pressures, it is still parents who can influence teens the most, and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers equips parents to make the most of that opportunity.
In this adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages (more than 10 million copies sold), Dr. Gary Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live, explains their developmental changes, and gives tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen's love language.
Get practical tips for how to:
- Express love to your teen effectively
- Navigate the key issues in your teen's life, including anger and independence
- Set boundaries that are enforced with discipline and consequences
- Support and love your teen when he or she fails
Get ready to discover how the principles of the five love languages can really work in the life of your teenage and family.
- 5 Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your MateISBN: 9780802412706
Title: 5 Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
Author: CHAPMAN GARY
Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse's primary love language quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together. Gary Chapman hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 150 radio stations as well as the weekly syndicated program Building Relationships with Gary Chapman, which can both be heard on fivelovelanguages.com. The Five Love Languages is a consistent new York Times bestseller - with over 5 million copies sold and translated into 38 languages. This book is a sales phenomenon, with each year outselling the prior for 16 years running! Includes a promotional code to gain exclusive online access to the new comprehensive love languages assessment.
- Accidentally SingleISBN: 9780143204213
Title: Accidentally Single
Author: AIKEN JOHN
- Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man : What Men Really Think about Love Relationships Intimacy & CommitmentISBN: 9780062190987
Title: Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man : What Men Really Think about Love Relationships Intimacy & Commitment
Author: HARVEY STEVE
Steve Harvey, the host of the nationally syndicatedSteve Harvey Morning Show, can't count the number of impressive women he's met over the years, whether it's through the "Strawberry Letters" segment of his program or while on tour for his comedy shows. Yet when it comes to relationships, they can't figure out what makes men tick. Why? According to Steve it's because they're asking other women for advice when no one but another man can tell them how to find and keep a man. InAct Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve lets women inside the mindset of a man and sheds light on concepts and questions such as:
- The Ninety Day Rule: Ford requires it of its employees. Should you require it of your man?
- The five questions every woman should ask a man to determine how serious he is.
- And much more . . .
Sometimes funny, sometimes direct, but always truthful,Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Manis a book you must read if you want to understand how men think when it comes to relationships.
- Act With LoveISBN: 9781572246225
Title: Act With Love
Author: HARRIS RUSS
- Action: A Not Embarrassing Guide to Love & SexISBN: 9781455534494
Title: Action: A Not Embarrassing Guide to Love & Sex
Author: SPIEGEL AMY ROSE
With whip-smart prose, reminiscent of Roxane Gay and Meghan Daum, ACTION interweaves Spiegel's own sexual autobiography with loving advice on one-night stands, relationships, and everything in between.
ACTION is a book about sex that people won't feel embarrassed about owning. There are absolutely zero provocatively shaped fruit on the cover, for one. In ACTION, Amy Rose Spiegel exhorts you to trust yourself and be respectful of others--and to have the best possible time doing the things you search for on the Internet, except in reality. The book covers consent, safety, group sex, gender, and the best breakfast to make for a one-night stand.
Spiegel also includes dissections of threesomes, how to pick people up without being a skeezer, celibacy as a display of autonomy, and, of course, how to clean your room in 10 minutes if a devastatingly lovely side-piece is about to stop by. All told, ACTION totally doesn't think it's weird that you want to try that thing together. In fact, ACTION is very into it.
- Adventures in the Orgasmatron Wilhelm Reich & the Invention of SexISBN: 9780007507740
Title: Adventures in the Orgasmatron Wilhelm Reich & the Invention of Sex
Author: TURNER CHRISTOPHER
The untold story of Wilhelm Reich and the dawn of the sexual revolution. An illuminating, startling, at times bizarre story of sex and science, ecstasy and repression.
In the middle of the 20th century, the United States became an adoptive home for dozens of expatriated European thinkers, who saw this rich, young country ripe for sexual liberation. One of the most left-field of them was the Viennese psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, a disciple of Freud’s who had broken with the master. Reich’s own approach was based on his theories of the orgasm and sexual energy, which he dubbed ‘orgone energy’. Instead of the couch, he made use of a tall, slender construction of wood, metal, and steel wool, which he called the orgone box. A highly sexed man himself, Reich thought that a person who sat in the box could elevate their ‘orgastic potential’ ridding the body of repressive forces, improving sexual potency, and enhancing overall health.After World War Two, Reich’s theories caught on among writers and artists, the early adopters of the counter-culture. Norman Mailer and Saul Bellow were amongst those for whom the orgone box represented a yearned-for synthesis of sexual and political liberation, and of physical science and psychology.Meanwhile, Reich himself faced one debacle after another. Albert Einstein heard him out before rebuffing him. The FBI investigated him as a Communist sympathizer: it turned out that they were hunting the wrong man. The federal government banned the orgone box and tagged Reich as a fraud. There were claims of sexual misdeeds, and bouts of Reich’s own mental instability.This is the story of the blossoming of the 20th century’s sexual revolution, and the unshackling of a repressed society, and sex before science.
- Aftermath: On Marriage & SeparationISBN: 9780571277667
Title: Aftermath: On Marriage & Separation
Author: CUSK RACHEL
In the winter of 2009, Rachel Cusk's marriage of ten years came to an end. In the months that followed, life as she had known it came apart, "like a jigsaw dismantled into a heap of broken-edged pieces". Aftermathchronicles this perilous journey as the author redefines herself as a single woman and creates a new version of family life for her daughters. She discovers previously unknown strengths and freedoms but also finds herself suddenly vulnerable to outsiders, unwelcome advice, social displacement and the absence of a clear authority. "I can't remember what it feels like to be at ease. This ceaseless effort to manufacture normality is a kind of forger's art, so laborious compared with the facility that created the original." The pressure to reconstruct a 'normal' life for her daughters competes with the sense that nothing feels normal at all. Aftermathis a masterly work in which the author, at her most candid and rigorous, charts the largely unwritten journey back to order from the chaos that is left when a family breaks apart.
- All about Love: New VisionsISBN: 9780060959470
Title: All about Love: New Visions
Author: HOOKS BELL
Breakthrough courses are aimed at adult education classes and also at the self-study learner. Each course offers authentic, lively, conversational language through a coherent and carefully structured approach. The books are in full colour with attractive photographs and artwork giving a real sense of the country and its culture. There are four hours of audio material to accompany this course available in cassette and audio CD format. The new edition has been brought up to date with the inclusion of the Euro, and there is also a comprehensive companion website offering both teacher and student a wealth of extra resources including on line multi-choice exercises.
- Art of Sexual EcstasyISBN: 9780874775815
Title: Art of Sexual Ecstasy
Author: ANAND MARGOT
- Art of Sleeping Alone: A MemoirISBN: 9781451696271
Title: Art of Sleeping Alone: A Memoir
Author: FONTANEL SOPHIE
Bestselling international novelist and iconic editor of FrenchElleSophie Fontanel tells the provocative story of her decision to stop having sex-and how it profoundly changed her perspective of both herself and her place in the world.
Beloved French author, journalist, editor, and fashion-blogger Sophie Fontanel had it all-a glamorous job, plenty of dates and boyfriends, stylish clothes, and endless parties to attend. But she wasn’t happy and found herself wanting more. So, at the age of forty-nine, after thirty-six years of having (and for the most part enjoying) an active sex life, Fontanel decides she needs a break. She makes a deliberate choice to remain single and celibate, surprising just about all of her friends and colleagues. What she discovers is truly liberating and opens up a number of questions about the over-sexed society in which we live. As she experiences being the only non-coupled one at dinner parties, weekend getaways, and summer vacations, her realizations on what it means to find happiness and fulfillment are truly inspiring.
Provocative and illuminating, Fontanel offers contrarian advice on love and sex while challenging today’s modern-day conventions of marriage and motherhood, making this an ideal read for anyone who has chosen to do things a little differently.
- Aunt Alex's Army Manual: How to Free Yourself from the NarcissistISBN: 9781475236972
Title: Aunt Alex's Army Manual: How to Free Yourself from the Narcissist
Author: NOURI ALEXANDRA
- Badass: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords Vikings Samurai Pirates Gunfighters & Military Commanders to Ever LiveISBN: 9780061749445
Title: Badass: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords Vikings Samurai Pirates Gunfighters & Military Commanders to Ever Live
Author: THOMPSON BEN
An unstoppable collection of the most hardcore figures who ever strapped on chain mail and ran screaming into battleThroughout history-from the bone-crushing age of antiquity to the sack-tearing modern era-there have been larger-than-life ass-kickers with a natural talent for unleashing their epic bloodlust on anyone who crossed them. They built empires, smashed armies, and ravaged civilizations for wealth, glory, and ultimate supremacy. Sometimes villains, sometimes heroes, sometimes criminally insane, they had one thing in common: They were all . . . Badass!Chandragupta Maurya An Indian warlord who commanded an army of drunken war elephants and employed an elite detachment of highly trained female bodyguardsPeter Francisco An unsung hero of the American Revolution, this powerful giant battled the British with a massive five-foot-long broadswordWolf the Quarrelsome A mysterious barbarian leader who only appears in history twice-and both times he's kicking someone's assBhanbhagta Gurung A fearless Gurkha who won the Victoria Cross by clearing out six Japanese foxholes with nothing more than grenades, a bayonet, and a knifeFrom Alexander the Great to George S. Patton, from Genghis Khan to Bruce Lee, this pantheon of ass-kicking awesomeness should inspire you to quit your stupid job and dive headfirst into a new career as a professional badass.
Ben Thompson graduated cum laude from the honors program at Florida State University with degrees in history and political science, and has run the war hammer of a website, badassoftheweek.com, since 2004. Even though he's never flown a jetpack over the Atlantic Ocean or punched someone so hard that his head exploded, he is considered by many to be the world's foremost expert on badassitude.
Format: Trade paperback
- Behind the Red Door - Sex in ChinaISBN: 9789881998323
Title: Behind the Red Door - Sex in China
Author: BURGER RICHARD
- Being A TeenISBN: 9780812978612
Title: Being A Teen
Author: FONDA JANE
This thorough, concise guide offers straight talk about: - The male and female body as it changes and matures. - Teen relationships: what it takes to create happy, supportive, positive, and meaningful connections with family, friends, and others. - Identity empowerment: how to be authentic and thrive in today's world. - Sex and sexuality for boys and girls: how teens should take care of their bodies, embrace their experiences, and strengthen self-esteem. - Strategies for working through the toughest challenges, including bullying, sexual abuse, eating disorders, pregnancy, and more.
Format: Trade paperback
- Big Bad Ass Book of SexISBN: 9781402747878
Title: Big Bad Ass Book of Sex
Author: ARMSTRONG NANCY
Whether you're going solo, looking to heighten your pleasure with a longtime partner, or in search of threesomes, a crowd, or even extreme kinkiness, this menu of delights offers something to fit every taste. So open up for basic information and answers, tips on getting it on in style, and sizzling erotica--all served with just the right touch of snark and heat.
- Book about LoveISBN: 9781476761398
Title: Book about Love
Author: LEHRER JONAH
"Jonah Lehrer has a lot to offer the world....The book is interesting on nearly every page....Good writers make writing look easy, but what people like Lehrer do is not easy at all." --David Brooks, "The New York Times Book Review"
Science writer Jonah Lehrer explores the mysterious subject of love.
Weaving together scientific studies from clinical psychologists, longitudinal studies of health and happiness, historical accounts and literary depictions, child-rearing manuals, and the language of online dating sites, Jonah Lehrer's "A Book About Love" plumbs the most mysterious, most formative, most important impulse governing our lives.
Love confuses and compels us--and it can destroy and define us. It has inspired our greatest poetry, defined our societies and our beliefs, and governs our biology. From the way infants attach to their parents, to the way we fall in love with another person, to the way some find a love for God or their pets, to the way we remember and mourn love after it ends, this book focuses on research that attempts, even in glancing ways, to deal with the long-term and the everyday. The most dangerous myth of love is that it's easy, that we fall into the feeling and then the feeling takes care of itself. While we can easily measure the dopamine that causes the initial feelings of "falling" in love, the partnerships and devotions that last decades or longer remain a mystery. This book is about that mystery. Love, Lehrer argues, is not built solely on overwhelming passion, but, fascinatingly, on a set of skills to be cultivated over a lifetime.
- Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential & EndangeredISBN: 9780061656798
Title: Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential & Endangered
Author: PERRY BRUCE & SZALAVITZ MAIA
A star psychologist explores the startling importance of empathy in all aspects of human life, how the modern world threatens our capacity to be caring, and the new science of why teaching children to be loving is essential to their development Humans are fundamentally social beings - and have evolved to be so. Remember that for most of our history as a species, a lone human could not survive outside the protection of the group. From the moment of birth, when our fingers instinctively cling to those of adults, our bodies and brains seek connection. Empathy is the bridge that allows us to connect with another. It is the currency of social life, the basis for language and every other type of communication we have. Based on renowned child-psychologist Bruce Perry's groundbreaking research, 'Born to Love' will explore exactly how important empathy is to children, adults, and human communities. It will also examine how many policies ostensibly aimed at protecting children end up reducing empathy. In the last fifty years, changes in technology, childrearing practices, education, and lifestyles have resulted in a dramatic reduction in the number and quality of relational experiences in which children can participate. Our children have been robbed of real human contact and deep relationships by everything from television, strollers, excessively structured free-time, computers, video games, and countless other aspects of modern life. In Perry's own work, he has seen that, increasingly, many children are less empathetic and less able to form lasting and meaningful connections with each other. This decline in empathy is cutting into the heart of our communities. Using specific narratives of cases to tell this larger story, 'Born to Love' will explore the nature of empathy, the conditions necessary for its normal development, the way American society and child-rearing practices are not optimizing these conditions or are actively encroaching on them, the effects this can have on civil society, and what we can do about it.
- BrooklynISBN: 9780330425612
Author: TOIBIN COLM
Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted by the Parish Priest, Father Flood. Via a church contact, he arranges for Eilis to travel to America where a job opportunity has arisen in New York with a reputable ""merchant of Italian origin"". Eilis finds lodgings in an eccentric boarding house and ekes out an existence in the cosmopolitan melting pot that is 1950s Brooklyn, impressing her employer, outwitting her landlady, and even falling in love. It seems her dream is truly becoming a reality. But then fate intervenes: a family crisis back home forces Eilis to make a choice between the past and the future, the old world and the new. Told with a masterful and elegant simplicity, Brooklyn is a sublime Trans-Atlantic coming-of-age story by one of the UK's greatest living writers.
- Buddhism for Couples: A Calm Approach to Being in a RelationshipISBN: 9781743318102
Title: Buddhism for Couples: A Calm Approach to Being in a Relationship
Author: NAPTHALI SARAH
Why do people find being in a relationship so difficult? Why is it so hard simply to be nice to each other? And why do less than half of marriages stay the distance? Surely it's a simple matter of give-and-take, some patience, tolerance and just trying to be cheerful as often as possible?..The power of Buddhist teachings is that they guide us to delve deeper into our psyches. Through mindfulness and an ever-growing self-awareness, they help us to become more familiar with the workings of our minds and bodies, more aware of our thoughts and beliefs. In turn, we begin to see our behaviours with more clarity...From the author of the internationally bestselling Buddhism for Mothers series, Sarah Napthali empathetically uses both her personal experience and that of other couples to make Buddhism for Couples an inspirational guide to achieving a happy and fulfilling relationship.
- But He Says He Loves Me: How to Avoid Being Trapped in a Manipulative RelationshipISBN: 9781741751963
Title: But He Says He Loves Me: How to Avoid Being Trapped in a Manipulative Relationship
Author: MCMILLAN DINA
- Carnal Knowledge: Baxter's Concise Encyclopedia of Modern SexISBN: 9780060874346
Title: Carnal Knowledge: Baxter's Concise Encyclopedia of Modern Sex
Author: BAXTER JOHN
Averitable smorgasbord of sin, John Baxter's Carnal Knowledge is a delightfully unabashed education in sex and erotic culture. Would you ever consent to a knee-trembler at a love hotel? Would you enjoy a hot lunch while watching kinbaku? Would you consider wearing a French tickler, a merkin, a strap-on, or pasties . . . or would you rather just go commando at the Mine Shaft? From Deep Throat to Debbie Does Dallas, from the mile-high club to the Emperor's Club, John Baxter explains it all to you in this decadently definitive work on the many ins and outs of s-e-x, guaranteed to tantalize, edify, and titillate whether you're a novice or an expert in the arts of eros.
Format: Trade paperback
- Celebrating Marriage: a Guide to Nz Weddings CeremoniesISBN: 9780908815630
Title: Celebrating Marriage: a Guide to Nz Weddings Ceremonies
Author: PRATT DOUGLAS
- Ceremonies & Celebrations Vows Tributes & ReadingsISBN: 9780733623172
Title: Ceremonies & Celebrations Vows Tributes & Readings
Author: MESSENGER DALLY
The authoritative handbook for anyone planning any personal ceremony or celebration. Ceremonies & Celebrations gives details of how to organise a celebration or ceremony, with example ceremonies, a wealth of suggested readings and music, together with checklists and advice on how to write and structure your own ceremonies. Ceremonies include: * weddings (formal and informal) * commitment to partnerships * renewal of vows * name giving/naming * graduation * coming of age and other birthdays * divorce * stepfamily acceptance * house dedication * 'sorry' ceremony * funerals and memories, and how to prepare a eulogy All of us have the right to choose and organise our own ceremonies according to our beliefs - and this book tells us what we have to do, and when.
- Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early AmericaISBN: 9780199335428
Title: Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America
Author: CLEVES RACHEL HOPE
- Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex & the Science of AttractionISBN: 9781591845133
Title: Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex & the Science of Attraction
Author: YOUNG LARRY & ALEXANDER BRIAN
How much control do we have over love? Much less than we like to think. All that mystery, all that poetry, all those complex behaviors surrounding human bonding leading to the most life-changing decisions we’ll ever make, are unconsciously driven by a few molecules in our brains.
How does love begin? How can two strangers come to the conclusion that it would not only be pleasant to share their lives, but that they must share them? How can a man say he loves his wife, yet still cheat on her? Why do others stay in relationships even after the romance fades? How is it possible to fall in love with the “wrong” person? How do people come to have a “type”?
Physical attraction, jealousy, infidelity, mother-infant bonding—all the behaviors that so often leave us befuddled—are now being teased out of the fog of mystery thanks to today’s social neuroscience. Larry Young, one of the world’s leading experts in the field, and journalist Brian Alexander explain how those findings apply to you.
Drawing on real human stories and research from labs around the world, The Chemistry Between Us is a bold attempt to create a “grand unified theory” of love. Some of the mind-blowing insights include:
Love can get such a grip on us because it is, literally, an addiction.
To a woman falling in love, a man is like her baby.
Why it’s false to say society makes gender, and how it’s possible to have the body of one gender and the brain of another.
Why some people are more likely to cheat than others.
Why we sometimes truly can’t resist temptation.
- Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, & the Science of AttractionISBN: 9781591846611
Title: Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, & the Science of Attraction
Author: YOUNG LARRY & ALEXANDER BRIAN
How does love begin? How can a man say he loves his wife, yet still cheat on her? Why do we stay in relationships even after the romance fades? How is it possible to fall in love with the 'wrong' person?Physical attraction, jealousy, infidelity, mother/infant bonding--all the behaviors that so often leave us befuddled--are now being demystified by today's social neuroscience. Larry Young, one of the world's leading experts in the field, and journalist Brian Alexander explain how those findings apply to you and boldly attempt to create a 'grand unified theory' of love.
- Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others & Start Caring for YourselfISBN: 9780894864025
Title: Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others & Start Caring for Yourself
Author: BEATTIE MELODY
Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--"Codependent No More."
The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.
With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, "Codependent No More" is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.
Melody Beattie is the author of "Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook" and "Playing It by Heart."
- Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your SexlifeISBN: 9781925106596
Title: Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sexlife
Author: NAGOSKI EMILY
An essential exploration of women's sexuality that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a 'pink pill' for women that would function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never exist -- but, as a result of the research that's gone into it, scientists have learned more about how women's sexuality works than we ever thought possible, and Come as You Are explains it all. The first lesson in this essential, transformative book is that every woman has her own unique sexuality, like a fingerprint, and that women vary more than men in our anatomy, our sexual response mechanisms, and the way our bodies respond to the sexual world. So we never need to judge ourselves based on others' experiences -- because women vary, and that's normal.Second lesson: sex happens in a context. And all the complications of everyday life influence the context surrounding a woman's arousal, desire, and orgasm. The most important factor for women, in creating and sustaining a fulfilling sex life, is not what you do in bed, but how you feel about it -- which means that stress, mood, trust, and body image are central factors in a woman's sexual wellbeing. Once you understand these factors, you can create for yourself better sex and more profound pleasure than you ever thought possible.
- Coming Apart Why Relationships End & How to Live Through the Ending of YoursISBN: 9781573245470
Title: Coming Apart Why Relationships End & How to Live Through the Ending of Yours
Author: KINGMA DAPHNE ROSE
Kingma deals with love so directly...that Coming Apart brings immediate comfort to anyone in pain. -LA Weekly
Next to the death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship is the most painful experience most people will ever go through. "Coming Apart" is a first-aid kit for getting through the ending. It is a tool that will enable you to live through the end of your relationship with your self esteem intact.
Daphne Rose Kingma, the undisputed expert on matters of the heart, explores the critical facets of relationship breakdowns: Love myths: why we are really in relationshipsThe life span of loveThe emotional and unconscious processes of partingHow to get through the endingHow to create a personal workbook for finding resolution
Originally published in 1987 and continuously in print since then, with more than half a million copies sold, "Coming Apart" has been an important resource for hundreds of thousands of readers experiencing the pain and stress of a break-up. For anyone going through the ending of a relationship Kingma is a caring, sensitive guide.
This re-packaged edition includes a new introduction by the author.
- Committed: A Sceptic Makes Peace With MarriageISBN: 9781408809457
Title: Committed: A Sceptic Makes Peace With Marriage
Author: GILBERT ELIZABETH
At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love,Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe - a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. (Both survivors of difficult divorces. Enough said.) But providence intervened one day in the form of the U.S. government, who - after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing - gave the couple a choice: they could either get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again. Having been effectively sentenced to wed, Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving completely into this topic, trying with all her might to discover (through historical research, interviews and much personal reflection) what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. The result isCommitted - a witty and intelligent contemplation of marriage that debunks myths, unthreads fears and suggests that sometimes even the most romantic of souls must trade in her amorous fantasies for the humbling responsibility of adulthood. Gilbert's memoir - destined to become a cherished handbook for any thinking person hovering on the verge of marriage - is ultimately a clear-eyed celebration of love, with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the real world, actually entails.
- Couple Skills 2edISBN: 9781572244818
Title: Couple Skills 2ed
Author: MCKAY MATTHEW ET AL
- Crazy LoveISBN: 9780552158633
Title: Crazy Love
Author: STEINER LESLIE MORGAN
When Leslie met her husband Conor she felt she'd found the man of her dreams. Smart, attentive and devoted to her, he was all she'd ever hoped for and it wasn't long before they were married. But worrying cracks began to appear in this seemingly perfect relationship.
- Crimes of Love Heroic & Tragic Tales Preceded by an Essay on NovelsISBN: 9780199539987
Title: Crimes of Love Heroic & Tragic Tales Preceded by an Essay on Novels
Author: DE SADE MARQUIS
Who but the Marquis de Sade would write not of the pain, tragedy, and joy of love but of its crimes? Murder, seduction, and incest are among the cruel rewards for selfless love in his stories--tragedy, despair, and death the inevitable outcome. Sade's villains will stop at nothing to satisfy their depraved passions, and they in turn suffer under the thrall of love. This is the most complete selection from the Marquis de Sade's four-volume collection of short stories, The Crimes of Love. David Coward's vibrant new translation captures the verve of the original, and his introduction and notes describe Sade's notorious career. This new selection includes ""An Essay on Novels,"" Sade's penetrating survey of the novelist's art. It also contains the preface to the collection and an important statement of Sade's concept of fiction and one of the few literary manifestoes published during the Revolution. Appendices include the denunciatory review of the collection that it received on publication, and Diderot's vigorous response. A skilled and artful story-teller, Marquis de Sade's is also an intellectual who asks questions about society, about ourselves, and about life. Psychologically astute and defiantly unconventional, these stories show Sade at his best.
- Dance of AngerISBN: 9780060741044
Title: Dance of Anger
Author: LERNER HARRIET G
- Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You're Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or DesperateISBN: 9780060956165
Title: Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You're Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate
Author: LERNER HARRIET
- Dance of Intimacy: A Woman's Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key RelationshipsISBN: 9780060916466
Title: Dance of Intimacy: A Woman's Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships
Author: LERNER HARRIET
In The Dance of Intimacy, the bestselling author of The Dance of Anger outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed. Taking a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged--by distance, intensity, or pain--she teaches us about the specific changes we can make to achieve a more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others. Combining clear advice with vivid case examples, Dr. Lerner offers us the most solid, helpful book on intimate relationships that both women and men may ever encounter.