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Fall's Must-Reads

From the latest science research to buzzy books from popular authors, some of the biggest issues of the day are reflected in the offerings for fall 2018. 


The Resilience Toolkit

The Resilience Toolkit

Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster

By Linda Graham 

Marriage and family therapist Linda Graham offers guidance on how to develop skills to cope with life’s challenges, big and small.  NEW WORLD LIBRARY

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Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience

Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience

Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Spiritual and Scientific Views of Our Minds 

By The Dalai Lama

The book shares what came out of a Mind and Life Conference, with discussions between the Dalai Lama and Western neuroscientists. The reader goes on a journey through opposing fields of thought and finds they may not be opposite at all.  SHAMBHALA PUBLICATIONS

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Dark Horse By Todd Rose
Dark Horse 

Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment 

By Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas 

What if the path to success isn’t at all what we thought it was? Following your unique interests and honoring your abilities are better tools than than money or connections, the authors posit.  HARPERONE

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You Are Not A Rock
You Are Not a Rock 

A Step-by-Step Guide to Better Mental Health (for Humans) 

By Mark Freeman

Freeman makes the case that just as we build up our bodies, with the right tools, we can develop emotional fitness. His book is a guide to creating capacity for emotional strength, balance, and focus. PENGUIN BOOKS

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Sleepyhead
Sleepyhead

The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest 

By Henry Nicholls

In this charming book, a chronic narcoleptic takes on the curious world of sleep, from the role of dreaming in evolution to why our sleeping habits change as we age.  BASIC BOOKS

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Where Did You Go
Where Did You Go? 

A Step-by-Step Journey to Experience the Afterlife and Find Those We Lost

By Christina Rasmussen

Bridging the gap between the metaphysical and the scientific, an acclaimed grief educator reveals how readers can communicate with their loved ones who have passed away.  HARPERONE

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High Magick
High Magick 

A Guide to the Spiritual Practices that Saved My Live on Death Row 

By Damien Echols 

One of the “West Memphis Three,” Damien Echols spent years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He used magick—the practice of reshaping reality through intention and will—to stave off his despair and isolation. He provides instruction to awaken the power of magick in your own life.  SOUNDS TRUE

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Belong
Belong

Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life 

By Radha Agrawal 

Radha Agrawal, founder of Daybreaker—the morning, sober rave that occurs monthly in 22 cities worldwide—provides foolproof ways to nurture community and find places where we feel accepted.  WORKMAN

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Radically Happy
Radically Happy 

A User’s Guide to the Mind 

By Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon 

How to find the meaning of life? In a modern twist on a timeless challenge, a longtime meditator and Silicon Valley entrepreneur takes on this question with a young, traditionally educated Tibetan Rinpoche.  SHAMBHALA PUBLICATIONS

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Notes For The Everlost
Notes for the Everlost 

A Field Guide to Grief

By Kate Inglis 

A mother’s story on losing her son, but also a lyrical connection to all who have grieved—and a work of deep humanity.  SHAMBHALA PUBLICATIONS

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Gretchen Rubin

 

WHY BOOKS?

"I’m not a well-rounded person, and I spend almost all my time reading and writing, for work and for pleasure. Books are my cubicle and my playground, my backyard and my tree house.” 

—GRETCHEN RUBIN, AUTHOR OF THE NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER THE HAPPINESS PROJECT 


Unsavory Truth
Unsavory Truth 

How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat 

By Marion Nestle 

Is this food really good for you? Maybe, but it’s hard to trust the scientific studies when they are backed by the company selling the product. Nestle discovers that much of food research is manipulated for financial gain.  BASIC BOOKS

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Addiction Spectrum
The Addiction Spectrum

A Compassionate, Holistic Approach to Recovery 

By Paul Thomas and Jennifer Margulis 

With opiate addiction rates up 500 percent in the past decade, this book couldn’t come at a better time. It also addresses other addictions, such as screens and alcohol, and provides solutions for ending them.  HARPERONE

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Walking Eachother Home
Walking Each Other Home 

Conversations on Loving and Dying 

By Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush

Death is, Ram Dass assures us, “an incredible opportunity to awaken.” Along with coauthor Mirabai Bush, the founder and director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, he explores ways that dying can be a joyful process.  SOUNDS TRUE

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Imagine
Imagine 

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

No barriers, no religious differences. The message of Imagine is as relevant today as it was when it was released in 1971. Through film stills, archival photos and artifacts, and remembrances from those who worked on the album, Imagine tells the story of Lennon’s and Ono’s lives and work during this period. GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING

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Biography Of Silence
Biography of Silence 

By Pablo d’Ors, translated by David Shook 

Pablo d’Ors is a Spanish Catholic priest whose novels have been enthusiastically reviewed. His life was changed by Zen meditation, and in Biography of Silence, which was a publishing phenomenon in Spain when it was first released, he shares the deep joy of silence.  PARALLAX PRESS

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The Body In Balance
The Body in Balance

By FaXiang Hou with Janet Teacher

A fifth-generation practitioner of medical Qigong shares secrets learned over a lifetime of study dedicated to women’s health.  RODALE BOOKS

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Budoshoshinshu
Budoshoshinshu 

Essential Teachings on the Way of the Warrior

By Daidoji Yuzan, translated by Bill Wilson

When it comes to books on samurai philosophy, Hagakure is iconic. But Budōshoshinshu, which was also written by a respected samurai during the Edo period, was equally influential at the time. It emphasizes the importance of living selflessly and morally. SHAMBHALA PUBLICATIONS

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Wisdom At Work
Wisdom @ Work 

The Making of a Modern Elder

By Chip Conley 

Older workers, take heart: We are in the midst of a revolution where traits such as wisdom and veteran leadership have become vital assets in the workplace.  CURRENCY/CROWN PUBLISHING GROUP

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How To Not Fall Apart
How Not to Fall Apart

Lessons Learned on the Road from Self-Harm to Self-Care 

By Maggy van Eijk

Her pieces on anxiety and depression, “Lies Depression Tells You” and “Just Some Things That Really Won’t Cure My Depression, Sorry,” were read more than 2 million times on BuzzFeed and became precursors to this book.  TARCHERPERIGEE

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You Can Fix Your Brain
You Can Fix Your Brain

Just 1 Hour a Week to the Best Memory, Productivity, and Sleep You’ve Ever Had 

By Tom O’Bryan 

In a cutting-edge work, Dr. O’Bryan explains how the gut, organs, and heart work together with the brain, and shares methods for conquering brain fog and fatigue.  RODALE BOOKS

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