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  • JUMPING AT SHADOWS: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream. by Abramsky, Sasha.
    Abramsky, Sasha.
    JUMPING AT SHADOWS: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Nation Books, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the science and psychology behind fear-based politics: "Why is an unarmed young black woman who knocks on a stranger's front door to ask for help after her car breaks down perceived to be so threatening that he shoots her dead? Why do we fear infrequent acts of terrorism more far more common acts of violence? Why does a disease like Ebola, which killed only a handful of Americans, provoke panic, whereas the flu--which kills tens of thousands each year--is dismissed with a yawn?. . . a journey through a divided nation, where everything from immigration to disease, gun control to health care has become fodder…

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    New York: Nation Books, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the science and psychology behind fear-based politics: "Why is an unarmed young black woman who knocks on a stranger's front door to ask for help after her car breaks down perceived to be so threatening that he shoots her dead? Why do we fear infrequent acts of terrorism more far more common acts of violence? Why does a disease like Ebola, which killed only a handful of Americans, provoke panic, whereas the flu--which kills tens of thousands each year--is dismissed with a yawn?. . . a journey through a divided nation, where everything from immigration to disease, gun control to health care has become fodder for fearmongers and conspiracists, . . . exposing deeply ingrained strains of racism, classism, and xenophobia within our culture, as well as our growing susceptibility to the toxic messages of demagogues." SIGNED and dated on the title page. Index. 324 pp. ISBN: 978-1568585192.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 74071
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  • Allport, Gordon W.
    BECOMING: Basic Considerations for a Psychology of Personality.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press 1963.

    Condition: Good only. (edge wear, crease along edge front cover, water stain on front and back covers, prev. owner's name, underlining on a few pages)

    Book ID: 14499
    Keywords: Psychology
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  • Ames, Louise Bates; Clyde Gillespie and John W. Streff.
    STOP SCHOOL FAILURE.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1972.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A book 'about the common causes of school difficulty and failure, about ways to help in identifying them, and about some other steps that can be taken to set things right.' A Gesell Institute of Child Development title. Includes information on the tests used at the Gesell Institute, references, index. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0101148.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page by both Clyde Gillespie and John W. Streff. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30731
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  • HOW TO READ HUMAN NATURE: Its Inner States and Outer Forms. by Atkinson, William Walker (1862-1932)
    Atkinson, William Walker (1862-1932)
    HOW TO READ HUMAN NATURE: Its Inner States and Outer Forms.

    Edition: Early edition.

    Holyoke, Massachusetts: The Elizabeth Towne Company, 1918. Hardcover - An uncommon early edition, by the original publisher of this book by Atkinson, an attorney and a prolific author and a pioneer in the American New Thought movement. This book is a combination of logical "body language" reading - "We know that certain mental attitudes will produce the corresponding physical expressions of a smile, a frown, an open hand, a clenched fist, an erect spine or bowed shoulders, respectively. We also know that certain feelings will cause the eye to sparkle or grow dim, the voice to become resonant and positive or to become husky and weak; according to the nature of the feelings" with a significant emphasis on phrenology…

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    Holyoke, Massachusetts: The Elizabeth Towne Company, 1918. Hardcover - An uncommon early edition, by the original publisher of this book by Atkinson, an attorney and a prolific author and a pioneer in the American New Thought movement. This book is a combination of logical "body language" reading - "We know that certain mental attitudes will produce the corresponding physical expressions of a smile, a frown, an open hand, a clenched fist, an erect spine or bowed shoulders, respectively. We also know that certain feelings will cause the eye to sparkle or grow dim, the voice to become resonant and positive or to become husky and weak; according to the nature of the feelings" with a significant emphasis on phrenology - even as he admits that many phrenological theories have been rejected, they still form a basis for understanding of the brain. Illustrated with many drawings. 202 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

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    Condition: Very good minus in olive green cloth with red lettering (previous owner's name dated 1919)

    Book ID: 73318
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  • Berecz, John, PhD.
    ALL THE PRESIDENTS' WOMEN: An Examination of Sexual Styles from Presidents Truman to Clinton.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Atlanta, GA: Humanics, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - 'Our US presidents 1945 through 1999 and what made them tick. New understandings of our presidents personalities, sexual styles and their women are presented in a most intriguing way.' A serious look at the subject - and at the variety of relationships from the more than 50 year marriage of George Bush Sr to his high school sweetheart - a match which appears to be a comfortable and genuinely loving one - to the philandering of Clinton and the support provided by Hilary despite his behavior. 359 pages. ISBN: 0-89334-2890.

    Condition: SIGNED by the author on the first page with the words 'Vote well.' Fine (as new) in glossy wrappers.

    Book ID: 28443
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  • Berecz, John, PhD.
    ALL THE PRESIDENTS' WOMEN: An Examination of Sexual Styles from Presidents Truman to Clinton.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Atlanta, GA: Humanics, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - 'Our US presidents 1945 through 1999 and what made them tick. New understandings of our presidents personalities, sexual styles and their women are presented in a most intriguing way.' A serious look at the subject - and at the variety of relationships from the more than 50 year marriage of George Bush Sr to his high school sweetheart - a match which appears to be a comfortable and genuinely loving one - to the philandering of Clinton and the support provided by Hilary despite his behavior. 359 pages. ISBN: 0-89334-2890.

    Condition: INSCRIBED by the author on the first page with the words 'Vote well.' Fine (as new) in glossy wrappers.

    Book ID: 28444
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  • Bettelheim, Bruno.
    CHILDREN OF THE DREAM: Communal Child-Rearing and American Education.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1969. dj. Hardcover - Looks at the child-rearing and educational practices of the Israel kibbutzes and their ramifications for Americans - both poor and middle class. Bibliography, index. 363 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 27537
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  • SOCIETY AND DRUGS: Drugs I: Social and Cultural Observations & STUDENTS AND DRUGS: Drugs II: College and High School Observations (2 volume set) by Blum, Richard H. and Associates
    Blum, Richard H. and Associates
    SOCIETY AND DRUGS: Drugs I: Social and Cultural Observations & STUDENTS AND DRUGS: Drugs II: College and High School Observations (2 volume set)

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - A publication of the Institute for the Study of Human Problems, Stanford University. Each volume has a bibliography and index. xvi, 400 pp. xix, 399 pp. ISBN: 0-87589-0334; 0-87589-0342.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jackets.

    Book ID: 58588
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  • A SECOND WAY OF KNOWING: The Riddle of Human Perception. by Bolles, Edmund Blair.
    Bolles, Edmund Blair.
    A SECOND WAY OF KNOWING: The Riddle of Human Perception.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Prentice-Hall, (1991) dj. SIGNED Hardcover first edition - A book which probes the limits of our understanding of the human mind. NSCRIBED on the front endpaper: "Larry Owens, best wishes to a serious bookman" and dated in 1995. References, selected bibliography, index. xxiii, 212 pp. ISBN: 0-13-4715829.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67725
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  • NURTURESHOCK: New Thinking About Children. by Bronson, Po and Ashley Merriman.
    Bronson, Po and Ashley Merriman.
    NURTURESHOCK: New Thinking About Children.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Twelve / Hachette, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - In each chapter of this book, the authors explode a myth about child raising and offer new insights into the inner world of children. Provocative, entertaining and ver worthwhile. INSCRIBED on the title page and signed by Po Bronson. Sources and references. 327 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56917
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  • NURTURESHOCK: New Thinking About Children. by Bronson, Po and Ashley Merriman.
    Bronson, Po and Ashley Merriman.
    NURTURESHOCK: New Thinking About Children.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Twelve / Hachette, (2009.). First edition - In each chapter of this book, the authors explode a myth about child raising and offer new insights into the inner world of children. Provocative, entertaining and ver worthwhile. Sources and references. 327 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59089
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  • NURTURESHOCK: New Thinking About Children. by Bronson, Po and Ashley Merriman.
    Bronson, Po and Ashley Merriman.
    NURTURESHOCK: New Thinking About Children.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Twelve / Hachette, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - In each chapter of this book, the authors explode a myth about child raising and offer new insights into the inner world of children. Provocative, entertaining and ver worthwhile. SIGNED on the title page by Po Bronson. Sources and references. 327 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57005
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  • THE OBSESSION: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness. by Chernin, Kim
    Chernin, Kim
    THE OBSESSION: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book - "A deeply committed and beautifully written analysis of our society's increasing demand that women be thin. It offers a careful and thought-provoking discussion of the reasons men have encouraged this obsession and women have embraced it. It is a book about women's efforts to become thin rather than to accept the natural dimensions of their bodies -" A book which is arguably even more relevant now than when it was written. Notes. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0148845.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62557
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  • THE OBSESSION: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness. by Chernin, Kim
    Chernin, Kim
    THE OBSESSION: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book - "A deeply committed and beautifully written analysis of our society's increasing demand that women be thin. It offers a careful and thought-provoking discussion of the reasons men have encouraged this obsession and women have embraced it. It is a book about women's efforts to become thin rather than to accept the natural dimensions of their bodies -" A book which is arguably even more relevant now than when it was written. Notes. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0148845.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 71277
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  • A STUDY OF COURAGE AND FEAR: Volume I of Children of Crisis. by Coles, Robert, M.D.
    Coles, Robert, M.D.
    A STUDY OF COURAGE AND FEAR: Volume I of Children of Crisis.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1967.) dj. Hardcover - The first volume in this child psychiatrist's masterwork which studies how children survive and adapt to changes - even violent changes - in their environment. This volume focuses on Ruby Bridges, the little 6 year old girl who was the first black girl to desegregate the schools in New Orleans, as well as 20 other children, both black and white, during the era of school integration and Civil Rights movement in the South. Illustrated with full color drawings by Ruby. References, index. 401 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (slight sunning to the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 48265
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  • ESKIMOS, CHICANOS, INDIANS: Volume IV of Children of Crisis. by Coles, Robert, M.D.
    Coles, Robert, M.D.
    ESKIMOS, CHICANOS, INDIANS: Volume IV of Children of Crisis.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1977.) dj. Hardcover - The fourth volume in this child psychiatrist's masterwork, an award-winning series which studies how children survive and adapt to changes - even violent changes - in their environment. This volume focuses three different groups of disadvanted - even oppressed - children in the United States. Based on his studies among the Eskimos in Alaska and the Pueblo and Hopi territory of New Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley. Illustrated in with full-color drawings by children. References, index. 587 pp. ISBN: 0-316-151629.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (closed tear, some edgewear.)

    Book ID: 48266
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  • PRIVILEGED ONES: The Well-Off and the Rich in America: Volume V of Children of Crisis. by Coles, Robert, M.D.
    Coles, Robert, M.D.
    PRIVILEGED ONES: The Well-Off and the Rich in America: Volume V of Children of Crisis.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1977.) dj. Hardcover - The fifth and volume in this child psychiatrist's masterwork, an award-winning series which studies how children survive and adapt to changes - even violent changes - in their environment. This volume focuses on the children of affluent families in many different parts of the United States. Illustrated in with full-color drawings by children. References, index. 583 pp. ISBN: 0-316-151491.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48267
    Keywords: Psychology
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  • THE SOUTH GOES NORTH: Volume III of Children of Crisis. by Coles, Robert, M.D.
    Coles, Robert, M.D.
    THE SOUTH GOES NORTH: Volume III of Children of Crisis.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1971.) dj. Hardcover - The third volume in this child psychiatrist's masterwork, an award-winning series which studies how children survive and adapt to changes - even violent changes - in their environment. This volume focuses on the children, both black and white, living in the ghettos of our Northern cities - including Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, New York and others, children of families who left the rural South and Appalachia to try and find a better life in the North. Illustrated in with full-color drawings by children. References, index. 687 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48268
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  • Cortina, Frank Michael.
    FACE TO FACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of treating four, long-dependent, apparently unreachable, drug addicts - Roxy, a 52 year old heroin addict and con man; Mae, a discarded prostitute; Gerard, who clings to silence; and Connie who uses words to hide and distort reality. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-231036353.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39355
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  • Coster, Geraldine.
    YOGA AND WESTERN PSYCHOLOGY: A Comparison.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Oxford University Press, 1934. Hardcover first edition - The author divides this work into three parts entitled: analytical therapy; yoga; and a comparison. She discusses in some detail both the similarities and differences found between the two. 248 pp. plus a 1 p bibliography. Although this has been recently issued in paperback, the hardcover first edition is rather uncommon.

    Condition: Very good+ in orange cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (prev owner's stamp on front endpaper, a little fading to the spine.)

    Book ID: 35097
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  • THE PLEASURE BOOK. by Fast, Julius.
    Fast, Julius.
    THE PLEASURE BOOK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stein & Day, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - ".Dozens of practical, irresistible tips on new ways of having fun" - or in general in increasing your awareness of life, beauty, the world around you and the simple joys of living in the moment. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-8128-18717.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 43106
    Keywords: Psychology
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  • WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES. by Fowler, Karen Joy.
    Fowler, Karen Joy.
    WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2013). SIGNED first edition - Fowler's tenth novel, one which Barbara Kingsolver called "a novel so readably juicy and surreptitiously smart, it deserves all the attention it can get." The novel was shortlisted for the Booker Award, the first American novel to be on that list. Liz Jensen in her Guardian review said "While one family's breakdown, rooted in an act of injustice, forms the bedrock of this astonishing work, the novel's real triumph is that the repercussions of the Cooke parents' broken pact with their chimpanzee child extend, by association, to the family of man and its dysfunctional relationship with the entire zoosphere. Many a novel has devoted itself to exploring variations of Larkin's lament…

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    New York: Putnam, (2013). SIGNED first edition - Fowler's tenth novel, one which Barbara Kingsolver called "a novel so readably juicy and surreptitiously smart, it deserves all the attention it can get." The novel was shortlisted for the Booker Award, the first American novel to be on that list. Liz Jensen in her Guardian review said "While one family's breakdown, rooted in an act of injustice, forms the bedrock of this astonishing work, the novel's real triumph is that the repercussions of the Cooke parents' broken pact with their chimpanzee child extend, by association, to the family of man and its dysfunctional relationship with the entire zoosphere. Many a novel has devoted itself to exploring variations of Larkin's lament about what mums and dads do to their kids. But if any other book has done it as exhilaratingly as the achingly funny, deeply serious heart-breaker that is Fowler's 10th novel, and made it ring true for the whole of mankind, I've yet to read it. This is a moral comedy to shout about from the treetops." SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy white wrappers (some toning to edges of textblock). An uncommon advance issue, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 76980
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  • Freeman, Walter, M.D.
    THE PSYCHIATRIST: Personalities and Patterns

    Edition: First edition.

    New York & London: Grune & Stratton, (1968). Hardcover first edition - A look at the human side of psychiatrists - the first section focuses on psychiatrists as critics of pyschiatry, while others look at the discovers, the theorists, the dynasties. Includes a detailed look at two Philadelphia clinicians - Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813, and S. Weir Mitchell, 1829-1913. Photographs, index. x, 293 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in green cloth in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 76875
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  • INTRODUCTION TO PYSCHO-ANALYSIS FOR TEACHERS: Four Lectures. by Freud, Anna.
    Freud, Anna.
    INTRODUCTION TO PYSCHO-ANALYSIS FOR TEACHERS: Four Lectures.

    Edition: First English edition.

    London: George Allen & Unwin, (1931.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Four lectures given before the teachers at the Children's Centres in Vienna, translated from the German by Barbara Low. Index. 117 pp. and 2 pp advertisements.

    Condition: Near fine in orange cloth in a good dust jacket (prev owner's name, price-clipped, tears to bottom and top of spine of dj.).

    Book ID: 50812
    Keywords: education, Psychology
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  • Friedenberg, Edgar Z.
    THE VANISHING ADOLESCENT.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Dell, 1967. Nice older paperback of this classic (50c cover price.) Introduction by David Reisman.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 11476
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  • SMART COOKIES DON'T CRUMBLE: A Modern Woman's Guide to Living and Loving Her Own Life. by Friedman, Sonya.
    Friedman, Sonya.
    SMART COOKIES DON'T CRUMBLE: A Modern Woman's Guide to Living and Loving Her Own Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which "exposes the rationales s that keep women from taking the chances, from grabbing the opportunities that could change their lives" at any age. Based on both the author's personal stories and the narratives of other women from her years as a psychologist. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-399-130403.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61342
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  • THE FEAR OF FREEDOM. by Fromm, Erich
    Fromm, Erich
    THE FEAR OF FREEDOM.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    London: Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Co., (1943). Hardcover - His best known work, originally published as "Escape from Freedom" in the US in 1941 - perhaps more important than ever - a discussion of how and why totalitarianism can be tempting. .A title in the "International Library of Sociology and Social Reconstruction" edited by Karl Mannheim. Index. 257 pp plus 8 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (corners bumped, previous owner's name, some underlining and marginal notations in the Appendix at the end.)

    Book ID: 65124
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  • REALITY THERAPY: A New Approach to Psychiatry. by Glasser, William, M.D.
    Glasser, William, M.D.
    REALITY THERAPY: A New Approach to Psychiatry.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - An introduction to a behavior related therapy approach, accepting responsibility and making changes, vs psychoanalysis. Rather controversial when first published. but not considered a seminal work. Foreword by O.H. Mowrer. 166 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51119
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  • THERE IS NO PRINCE AND OTHER TRUTHS YOUR MOTHER NEVER TOLD YOU: A Guide to Having the Relationship You Want. by Graman, Marilyn and Maureen Walsh with Hillary Welles.
    Graman, Marilyn and Maureen Walsh with Hillary Welles.
    THERE IS NO PRINCE AND OTHER TRUTHS YOUR MOTHER NEVER TOLD YOU: A Guide to Having the Relationship You Want.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Life Works Books (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book based on Life Works' two-day workshops, "Having what you want with a man." SIGNED by author Marilyn Graman on the half title page. Includes exercises and list of resources. 279 pp plus ads. ISBN: 0-971854874.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76998
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  • Gross, Martin L.
    THE PYSCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY: A Critical Analysis of Pyschiatry, Psychotherapy, Pyschoanalysis and the Pyschological Revolution.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - Notes, index. 369 pages.

    Condition: Good only in a good dustjacket (rem mark, some water damage mostly affecting back cover and interior of dj.)

    Book ID: 16452
    Keywords: Psychology
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