The author of two critically acclaimed novels, the russian debutante’s handbook and absurdistan, gary shteyngart has risen to the top of the fiction world. now, in his hilarious and heartfelt new novel, he envisions a deliciously dark tale of america’s dysfunctional coming years—and the timeless and tender feelings that just might bring us back from the brink.in a very near future—oh, let’s say next tuesday—a functionally illiterate america is about to collapse. but don’t that tell that to poor lenny abramov, the thirty-nine-year-old son of an angry russian immigrant janitor,
“I read one fiction book in the last three years called Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart which is phenomenal.”
Jun 26, 2015 — Source
The bestselling book on childhood trauma and the enduring effects of repressed anger and painwhy are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? this wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer--and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." alice miller writes, "when i used the word 'gifted'
Jean liedloff, an american writer, spent two and a half years in the south american jungle living with stone age indians. the experience demolished her western preconceptions of how we should live and led her to a radically different view of what human nature really is. she offers a new understanding of how we have lost much of our natural well-being and shows us practical ways to regain it for our children and for ourselves.
“Another good one, because a lot of my friends are having kids, is called The Continuum Concept. It's about attachment parenting.”
Jun 26, 2015 — Source
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.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
“If you want to know more about codependence I would say read a book called Codependent No More by Melanie Beatty.”
Jan 16, 2017 — Source
Librarian's note: there is an alternate cover edition for this edition of this book here.a farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. with flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned –a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible. when animal farm was first published, stalinist russia was seen as its target.