• 5 Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
    5 Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
    ISBN: 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • All About Love
    All About Love
    ISBN: 9780060959470
    Title: All About Love
    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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Art of Breaking Up
    Art of Breaking Up
    ISBN: 9780062896490
    Title: Art of Breaking Up
    Author: HITRECORD

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt's creative collaborative community HITRECORD looks at love from both sides in this ingenious flippable book.

    So, you just got dumped, huh? Or did you just dump someone? Doesn't matter who ended it. Either way, you're sleeping alone tonight.

    But don't worry, you're not really alone. HITRECORD's global community of over 750,000 active artists is here to help with The Art of Breaking Up, a new book designed to get you through this trying time.

    That's over 750,000 people who know the soul-crushing pain of a broken heart. But instead of wallowing forever in vats of unproductive (but delicious) cookie dough, they've channeled all that misery into an insightful, funny, and smart compendium of musings, photography, drawings, collages, puzzles, recipes, games, and more--designed to explore (and distract from) the mind-numbing agony of a romantic breakup. You'll laugh, you'll smile, and you'll probably cry.

    Everyone knows there are two sides to every break-up, so this book features a double-sided, flippable structure. One side eases the tortured consciences of the HEARTBREAKERS. Flip the book, and the other side considers the plight of the BROKEN-HEARTED.

    Both sides are organized chronologically with chapters that correspond to the emotional trajectory of both the HEARTBREAKER and BROKEN-HEARTED. Chapters include: Early Warning Signs, Exit Strategy, The Break Up, Acceptance, Depression, Bargaining, Anger, and Denial. Where the two sections meet in the middle there is a compelling, heart-wrenching moment where the HEARTBREAKER and BROKEN-HEARTED connect again, but we're not giving that away.

    Inside this book you'll find plenty of art, stories, comics, and other amusements, such as a Post-Break-Up Relationship Survey, Denial Yoga, Candy Hearts for Assholes, Breakup Greeting Cards, Hex Your Ex Voodoo Doll, The Free Bird Word Search Game, and a playlist or two, including "Right Back at Ya," a collection of songs to stoke the burning rage in your heart.

    Everything you'll find in this book was made collaboratively by people from around the world on HITRECORD-an online creative platform for collaborative art and media projects founded and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

    With its universal, all-inclusive approach to the subject, The Art of Breaking Up is an acute observation of love and heartbreak in modern times, and maybe-just maybe-a salve for anyone with a broken heart.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Attached: New Science of Adult Attachment
    Attached: New Science of Adult Attachment
    ISBN: 9781585429134
    Title: Attached: New Science of Adult Attachment

    Is there a science to love?

    In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now.

    Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes.

    In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:

    *ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back.

    *AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.

    *SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.

    Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, & Navigating the New Masculinity
    Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, & Navigating the New Masculinity
    ISBN: 9781788166560
    Title: Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, & Navigating the New Masculinity


    Now in paperback--Peggy Orenstein, author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller Girls & Sex, turns her focus to the sexual lives of young men. "Eye-opening.... Every few pages, the boy world cracks open a little bit.... Even in the most anxiety-provoking moments of Boys & Sex, it's clear that Orenstein believes in the goodness of boys and the men they can become, and she believes in us, as parents, to raise them" (New York Times Book Review).

    Peggy Orenstein's Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women's right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. It also had an unexpected effect on its author: Orenstein realized that talking about girls is only half the conversation. Boys are subject to the same cultural forces as girls--steeped in the same distorted media images and binary stereotypes of female sexiness and toxic masculinity--which equally affect how they navigate sexual and emotional relationships. In Boys & Sex, Peggy Orenstein dives back into the lives of young people to once again give voice to the unspoken, revealing how young men understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy.

    Drawing on comprehensive interviews with young men, psychologists, academics, and experts in the field, Boys & Sex dissects so-called locker room talk; how the word "hilarious" robs boys of empathy; pornography as the new sex education; boys' understanding of hookup culture and consent; and their experience as both victims and perpetrators of sexual violence. By surfacing young men's experience in all its complexity, Orenstein is able to unravel the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important realities of young male sexuality in today's world. The result is a provocative and paradigm-shifting work that offers a much-needed vision of how boys can truly move forward as better men.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Clitoral Truth, 2nd Edition About Pleasure, Orgasm, & the G-Spot
    Clitoral Truth, 2nd Edition About Pleasure, Orgasm, & the G-Spot
    ISBN: 9781609807719
    Title: Clitoral Truth, 2nd Edition About Pleasure, Orgasm, & the G-Spot

    In The Clitoral Truth, Rebecca Chalker offers the only mainstream, in-depth exploration devoted solely to women's genital anatomy and sexual response. Female readers - straight, lesbian, and bisexual - will learn new routes to sexual pleasure and new ways to enhance their sexual response. Male readers will discover a world they never dreamed of. Here are vivid personal accounts, a savvy, in-depth survey of female sexuality resources, and the bold and explicit illustrations of San Francisco artist Fish. For people who want to expand their sexual horizons: discover The Clitoral Truth.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Don't Hold My Head Down
    Don't Hold My Head Down
    ISBN: 9781783528776
    Title: Don't Hold My Head Down

    I want to have slow sex, work out what to do with a penis, and experience the fourteen different types of female orgasm.In her mid-thirties, Lucy-Anne Holmes still felt like a novice when it came to sex. But when she tried to find out what she could do about it, she realised everything she googled was geared to male pleasure rather than to women's. Determined not to let this stop her, Lucy penned a list, less bucket more fuckit, and set out to discover what her sex life was missing.She embarked on an adventure which would change her life.Lucy has written the book about sex she wanted to read. It will make you snort with laughter one minute and weep the next; it is frank, eye-opening and inspiring, and will speak to women everywhere.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures 3ed
    Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures 3ed
    ISBN: 9780399579660
    Title: Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures 3ed

    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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • First Move: Break the Dating Rules to Find a Bigger Love and Better Life
    First Move: Break the Dating Rules to Find a Bigger Love and Better Life
    ISBN: 9781760525491
    Title: First Move: Break the Dating Rules to Find a Bigger Love and Better Life
    Author: BROOKS EMILY

    Time to rip up The Rules: a powerful social commentary and self-help guide for young women navigating the dating scene by the inaugural editor of Nine's Future Women.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • General Theory of Love
    General Theory of Love
    ISBN: 9780375709227
    Title: General Theory of Love
    Author: LEWIS THOMAS

    Drawing comparisons to the most eloquent science writing of our day, three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain. The result is an original, lucid, at times moving account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being. A General Theory of Love draws on the latest scientific research to demonstrate that our nervous systems are not self-contained: from earliest childhood, our brains actually link with those of the people close to us, in a silent rhythm that alters the very structure of our brains, establishes life-long emotional patterns, and makes us, in large part, who we are. Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child's developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that will forever change the way you think about human intimacy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships
    Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships
    ISBN: 9780749955489
    Title: Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships
    Author: JOHNSON SUE

    Developed by Dr Sue Johnson over 20 years ago, emotionally focused therapy (EFT) de-escalates conflict, creating a safe emotional connection between partners. In 'Hold Me Tight', Johnson presents her highly effective therapy model to the general public for the first time.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Joy of Gay Sex: Fully Revised & Expanded
    Joy of Gay Sex: Fully Revised & Expanded
    ISBN: 9780060012748
    Title: Joy of Gay Sex: Fully Revised & Expanded

    For a new century and a new generation of readers comes a fully revised and expanded edition of a classic guide to gay sex, love, and life. Featuring 50 new illustrations.

    One of the touchstones of the emerging gay consciousness when it was first published in the 70's, and a standard reference for gay men throughout the 80's and 90's, The Joy of Gay Sex has informed countless men about the ins and outs of gay life, love, and pleasure. A full decade has now passed since the last update, and while the gay community has seen improved treatments for AIDS, more positive media coverage, new forums for the expression of community, and more favorable laws, there continues to be an urgent need for this book's brand of positive and responsible advice.

    Invaluable not only as a sex guide but as a resource on building self-esteem, and a coming out guide for young gay men, The Joy of Gay Sex addresses the many emotional and relationship-oriented issues in gay life, from long-term couples and one-night stands, to loneliness and growing older. It also serves as a general reference on a number of diverse topics, including living wills and insurance.

    --Publishers Weekly

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
  • Mating in Captivity
    Mating in Captivity
    ISBN: 9780340943755
    Title: Mating in Captivity
    Author: PEREL ESTHER

    A New York City therapist examines the paradoxical relationship between domesticity and sexual desire and explains what it takes to bring lust home.

    One of the world's most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex. Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home.

    Drawing on more than twenty years of experience as a couples therapist, Perel examines the complexities of sustaining desire. Through case studies and lively discussion, Perel demonstrates how more exciting, playful, and even poetic sex is possible in long-term relationships. Wise, witty, and as revelatory as it is straightforward, Mating in Captivity is a sensational book that will transform the way you live and love.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • More Than Two: a Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory
    More Than Two: a Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory
    ISBN: 9780991399703
    Title: More Than Two: a Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory

    Can you love more than one person? Have multiple romantic partners, without jealousy or cheating? Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way, through trial and painful error. Now there's the new book More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory to help you find your own way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
  • One With You #5
    One With You #5
    ISBN: 9781250109309
    Title: One With You #5
    Author: DAY SYLVIA

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • Power of Discord: Why the Ups & Downs of Relationships Are the Secret to Building Intimacy, Resilience, & Trust
    Power of Discord: Why the Ups & Downs of Relationships Are the Secret to Building Intimacy, Resilience, & Trust
    ISBN: 9781922310477
    Title: Power of Discord: Why the Ups & Downs of Relationships Are the Secret to Building Intimacy, Resilience, & Trust

    How can we create more meaningful and intimate connections with our loved ones? By using moments of discord to strengthen our relationships, explains this original, deeply researched book.

    You might think that perfect harmony is the defining characteristic of healthy relationships, but the truth is that human interactions are messy, complicated, and confusing. And according to renowned psychologist Ed Tronick and paediatrician Claudia Gold, that is not only okay, but crucial to our social and emotional development. In The Power of Discordthey show how working through the inevitable dissonance of human connection is the path to better relationships with romantic partners, family, friends, and colleagues.

    Dr. Tronick was one of the first researchers to show, via 'The Still-Face Experiment', that babies are profoundly affected by their parents' emotions and behaviour. His work, which brought about a foundational shift in our understanding of human development, shows that our highly evolved sense of self makes us separate, yet our survival depends on connection.

    Working through the volley of mismatch and repair in everyday life helps us form deep, lasting, trusting relationships, resilience in times of stress and trauma, and a solid sense of self in the world. Drawing on Dr Tronick's research and Dr Gold's clinical experience, The Power of Discordis a refreshing and original look at our ability to relate to others and to ourselves.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
    Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
    ISBN: 9781841882956
    Title: Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
    Author: GOTTMAN JOHN

    The revolutionary guide to show couples how to create an emotionally intelligent relationship - and keep it on track. Straightforward in its approach, yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this book teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman has scientifically analysed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behaviour that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.

    Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr Gottman's workshops, this is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
    Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
    ISBN: 9781419740077
    Title: Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly

    The essential account of R. Kelly's actions and their consequences, a reckoning two decades in the making
    In November 2000, Chicago journalist and music critic Jim DeRogatis received an anonymous fax that alleged R. Kelly had a problem with "young girls." Weeks later, DeRogatis broke the shocking story, publishing allegations that the R&B superstar and local hero had groomed girls, sexually abused them, and paid them off. DeRogatis thought his work would have an impact. Instead, Kelly's career flourished.

    No one seemed to care: not the music industry, not the culture at large, not the parents of numerous other young girls. But for more than eighteen years, DeRogatis stayed on the story. He was the one who was given the disturbing videotape that led to Kelly's 2008 child pornography trial, the one whose window was shot out, and the one whom women trusted to tell their stories--of a meeting with the superstar at a classroom, a mall, a concert, or a McDonald's that forever warped the course of their lives.

    Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly& is DeRogatis's masterpiece, a work of tenacious journalism and powerful cultural criticism. It tells the story of Kelly's career, DeRogatis's investigations, and the world in which the two crossed paths, and brings the story up to the moment when things finally seem to have changed. Decades in the making, this is an outrageous, darkly riveting account of the life and actions of R. Kelly, and their horrible impact on dozens of girls, by the only person to tell it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity - A Book for Anyone Who Has Ever Loved
    State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity - A Book for Anyone Who Has Ever Loved
    ISBN: 9781473673557
    Title: State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity - A Book for Anyone Who Has Ever Loved
    Author: PEREL ESTHER


    Is there such a thing as an affair-proof marriage? Is it possible to love more than one person at once? Why do people cheat? Can an affair ever help a marriage?

    Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic; because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected - an expression of longing and loss.

    A must-read for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.

    'Esther Perel does nothing short of strip us of our deepest biases, remind us of our purpose in connecting as lovers, and save relationships that might otherwise sink into the sea-all with even-handed wisdom, fresh morality, and wise prose. Thank heavens for this woman.' - Lena Dunham

    'Beautiful. A brilliantly intelligent plea for complexity, understanding, and - as always - kindness.' - Alain de Botton

    'She's the guru on relationships... she's the first person I ask for advice' - Cara Delevingne

    'Wisest sex therapist we ever did meet. Her new book, THE STATE OF AFFAIRS, proposes a new perspective on infidelity' - GRAZIA

    'This is a must-have for all married couples and has completely changed my thinking.' - SUNDAY TIMES STYLE

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Tell Me: What Children Really Want to Know About Bodies, Sex & Emotions
    Tell Me: What Children Really Want to Know About Bodies, Sex & Emotions
    ISBN: 9781776572328
    Title: Tell Me: What Children Really Want to Know About Bodies, Sex & Emotions

    How much sex education do children need? As much as they ask for, say the experts. And exactly what do children want to know? Ask them

    This book collects real questions asked by children in classes about the human body, love, and sexuality. The answers are both direct and warmhearted, giving children the information they really want to know in a form they can relate to. This is a book for both boys and girls that is relevant to today's conversations about sexuality. It brings humor and lightness to help families comfortably approach this topic that many find awkward.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Tomboyland: Essays
    Tomboyland: Essays
    ISBN: 9781542014182
    Title: Tomboyland: Essays

    A fiercely personal and startlingly universal essay collection about the mysteries of gender and desire, of identity and class, of the stories we tell and the places we call home.

    Flyover country, the middle of nowhere, the space between the coasts. The American Midwest is a place beyond definition, whose very boundaries are a question. It's a place of rolling prairies and towering pines, where guns in bars and trucks on blocks are as much a part of the landscape as rivers and lakes and farms. Where girls are girls and boys are boys, where women are mothers and wives, where one is taught to work hard and live between the lines. But what happens when those lines become increasingly unclear? When a girl, like the land that raised her, finds herself neither here nor there?

    In this intrepid collection of essays, Melissa Faliveno traverses the liminal spaces of her childhood in working-class Wisconsin and the paths she's traveled since, compelled by questions of girlhood and womanhood, queerness and class, and how the lands of our upbringing both define and complicate us even long after we've left. Part personal narrative, part cultural reportage, Tomboyland navigates midwestern traditions, mythologies, landscapes, and lives to explore the intersections of identity and place. From F5 tornadoes and fast-pitch softball to gun culture, strange glacial terrains, kink party potlucks, and the question of motherhood, Faliveno asks curious, honest, and often darkly funny questions about belonging and the body, isolation and community, and what we mean when we use words like woman, family, and home.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Where Did I Come From?
    Where Did I Come From?
    ISBN: 9780818402531
    Title: Where Did I Come From?
    Author: MAYLE PETER

    A manual for teaching young children about the facts of life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • X & Why: The Naked Truth Behind Gender in the Modern World
    X & Why: The Naked Truth Behind Gender in the Modern World
    ISBN: 9781780723488
    Title: X & Why: The Naked Truth Behind Gender in the Modern World
    Author: WHIPPLE TOM

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00