Norman Doidge - The Brain's Way of Healing

While it has been believed for centuries that the brain’s complexity prevents recovery from damage or disease, The Brain's Way Of Healing shows that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing. As he did so lucidly in The Brain That Changes Itself, Doidge uses true stories and case studies to present cutting-edge science with practical real-world applications, and outlines principles that everyone can apply to improve brain performance and health. Doidge shows that natural, non-invasive stimuli—light, sound, vibration, movement—pass through our senses and our bodies to awaken the brain’s own healing capacities without producing the unpleasant side effects that often accompany high-tech forms of treatment. Pointing to cases of patients who overcame chronic pain or recovered from debilitating accidents using these methods—such as one patient who was cured of ADHD through treatment with gentle vibrations on the back of the head, and others who were able to reverse the worst symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and stroke using a method of barely perceptible tingling of the tongue—he shows that there are multiple new ways to approach common brain injuries and highlights the latest discoveries about how healthy people can enhance their own brain plasticity and decrease the risk of dementia.

Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself, which was chosen by the Dana Foundation for the Brain as the #1 book on the brain ever written for the general public.

 

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$28.95
ISBN-13: 9780670025503
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Published: Viking Adult, 1/2015

Alexandra Fuller - Leaving Before the Rains Come

With astounding candor and in the wry, often hilarious prose that her devoted readers have come to expect, Alexandra Fuller takes on the rise and fall of her own marriage and addresses how her father shaped her view of the world in Leaving Before the Rains Come.  In hopes of understanding what went wrong and finding ways to rebuild her life after a painful divorce, Fuller turns to her African past for answers. As she explores the vibrant memories of her childhood, she hunts for clues as to what it means to live life completely and without regret.

Alexandra Fuller has written five books of non-fiction. Her debut, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, was a New York Times Notable Book for 2002, the 2002 BookSense Best Non-fiction book, a finalist for the Guardian’s First Book Award and the winner of the 2002 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize.

 

 

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ISBN-13: 9781594205866
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Published: Penguin Press HC, The, 1/2015

Joshua Davis - Spare Parts

Ten years ago, a team of undocumented Mexican American students from Carl Hayden High, a scrappy, underfunded public school in West Phoenix, took part in a national, NASA-sponsored underwater robotics competition. The school had recently launched a robotics club at the initiative of two unconventional teachers and was going up against not only other high schools, but colleges from around the country, including a team from MIT that was the beneficiary of a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. Improbably and amazingly, the four teens from West Phoenix won.
 
In Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream, Joshua Davis expands on this story, placing the teens’ amazing 2004 accomplishments in the context of the immigration debate and their entire lives. Davis takes us back to their childhoods in Mexico, shows us their daily struggles as they grew up in the United States, and brings their dramatic stories — which, in one case, involves deportation, a job picking beans in Mexico, and a tour with the US military in Afghanistan — up to the present day.

Joshua Davis has been a contributing editor at Wired for a decade and is the cofounder of Epic magazine. He is the author of The Underdog: How I Survived the World’s Most Outlandish Competitions, a memoir about his experiences as an arm wrestler, backward runner, and matador.

 

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$14.00
ISBN-13: 9780374534981
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Published: FSG Originals, 9/2014

Class: Linda Watanabe McFerrin - Expanding Travel Writing to Fiction

02/07/2015 4:00 pm
Sat., Feb. 7 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $140 (includes a copy of Dead Love)
 
 
 
 
If you love writing about place, you might want to stret-t-t-tch your horizons. In an age where navigating the globe has never been more important, fabulous settings—along with great dialog— have become one of the keys to the best fiction. Join award winning travel writer and novelist Linda Watanabe McFerrin will show you how to take your writing about place to a whole new dimension that is out of this world in a workshop with an emphasis on craft, exercises, and work on your individual projects.
 
 
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Greg Randall - Diamonds for Death

In Diamonds for Death, Sharon O'Mara's newest client doesn't need her help for what he's done, but rather for what he's left behind. When baseball great, Toro Rodriquez, defected he had to leave his wife and family in Cuba. Now a ruthless governemnt agent whose allegiance isn't to Castro, but only to herself, holds them prisoner.

Since O'Mara's friend, Kevin Bryan, is off on a security gig in London to prevent the theft of diamonds worth a quarter of a billion euros, she turns to old friends and comrades-in-arms to help rescue Toro's family. Her team's failure may mean vanishing into a Cuban prison... or worse.

Gregory Randall has writen four volumes of the continuing saga of Sharon O'Mara. Each tells an important and exciting chapter of Sharon's life as she moves from soldier to citizen. She has battled and vanquished, evil developers, Chinese Tongs, Mexican Cartels, the newest version of 20th Century Nazis, and now Middle Eastern thugs.

 

 

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Sandip Roy - Don't Let Him Know

When Romola Mitra, a young Indian bride newly arrived in the United States, stumbles upon a letter she was not meant to open, it changes her life. Decades later, her son, Amit, finds that letter among Romola’s possessions and thinks he has discovered a secret about her. But secrets sometimes conceal deeper secrets. Sometimes the secrets that could break us apart are the same that glue us together.

Traveling back and forth in time, crisscrossing between India and the United States, Don't Let Him Know, a debut novel by Sandip Roy, follows Romola, her husband Avinash, and their son Amit, immigrants twice over, from childhood to adulthood to old age—through their struggles to bridge the chasms of geography, generation, and culture.

Sandip Roy currently lives in Calcutta but for years was a radio host on KALW in San Francisco and is a frequent commentator for Morning Edition on NPR.

 

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Don't Let Him Know (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9781620408988
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Published: Bloomsbury USA, 1/2015



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