Brown’s theories . . . will draw readers in and have them considering what steps they would dare to take if shame and fear were not present.
Takes every self-help book you've ever read and turns it inside out.
Engaging, useful account of the similarities between humans and other animals.
Ambitious and thoughtful work, successfully fusing the personal and social by raising complex questions about drugs, addiction and contested cultural narratives.
A fairly straightforward, rueful memoir in which the author achieves frank self-acceptance.
The Sakyong artfully takes concepts from running and uses them to explain meditation.
His book, so candid about his own jitters, just might be a calmative for other sufferers.
A candid, inspiring narrative of the author’s brutal physical and psychological journey through a wilderness of despair to a renewed sense of self.
Though canine assistance and the Iraq war are both major characters, this is a valuable first-person glimpse into how someone with PTSD thinks.
...a self-help book that is not a self-help book, based on rigorous research but enlivened by anecdotes about the experiences of a man who is hailed as a model by his students.
If you are really serious about creating wealth for yourself then Think and Grow Rich is mandatory reading.
This fearless home cook’s humorous anecdotes and delectable photos make for a food blog–gone–book that translates beautifully into any kitchen.
There are certainly moments of heartbreak that she doesn't shy away from, such as when she goes shopping for bridal dresses with her teenaged daughter, knowing she'll miss any future wedding.
Not particularly enjoyable, but not a particularly hard read, either, and definitely an important one. Worth picking up if you didn’t get it in high school.
Ruiz is refreshingly clear in the presentation of his ideas.
Crush It! is a no-holds-barred look at what it takes to turn a passion into a short commute to work, and feel better about what you spend your time doing.
It's a bizarre and absorbing story, told brilliantly by one of the great storytellers of our time.
Caldwell is unflinching in depicting her friend's last days, although her own grief nearly undid her; she writes of this desolating time with tremendously moving grace.
A moving, beautifully written chronicle of true love and a clarion call for health-care reform.
Mr. Warrick, a Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter for The Washington Post, adds a wealth of new detail to a narrative that reads like the best spy fiction...What follows is Mr. Warrick’s compelling tale of the clash between high expectations and deceit.