Martin McKenna, the Dog Man, has learned plenty from the dogs he grew up with and from the dogs he now owns. He firmly believes that dogs hold the key to human happiness and well being and that they can help us to be better people - if we only learned how to learn from them. Over the years he has counselled countless people i... read more
In 1907, Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung began what promised to be both a momentous collaboration and the deepest friendship of each man's life. Six years later they were bitter antagonists, locked in a savage struggle. In between them stood a young woman named Sabina Spielrein: a patient and lover to Jung, a colleague an... read more
The wilderness teaches us valuable lessons about ourselves, others and the world around us. These lessons can save our lives when we are up a mountain or down a ravine, but they can also improve our daily lives by giving us the skills and insights to understand our situation and the opportunities and risks around us. Bear Gry... read more
Why is it that some of the greatest works of literature have been produced by writers in the grip of alcoholism, an addiction that cost them personal happiness and caused harm to those who loved them? In "The Trip to Echo Spring", Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six ... read more
Millions of families are affected by eating disorders, which usually strike young women between the ages of fourteen and twenty. But current medical practice ties these families' hands when it comes to helping their children recover. Conventional medical wisdom dictates separating the patient from the family and insists that ... read more
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Harriet Brown is an American journalist, and in Brave Girl Eating tells the story of her own da... read more
In 2006, Paulo embarked on a Trans-Siberian pilgrimage across the terrain of his readership as he sought to reconnect with his waning spirituality.
Joined by Hilal, a determined and enigmatic young girl with a compelling history... read more
Published for the first time in flipback - the new, portable, stylish format that's taken Europe by storm.
Bedevilled by a crippling condition which nobody could explain or relieve, he confronts hard truths about the relationship between the mind and the body, the hectic modern world and his life as a writer. Teach Us To Sit Still is the visceral, thought-provoking and improbably entertaining story of Tim Parks' quest to overcome ill health.
|Author:||Sir Ranulph Fiennes|
In My Heroes the 'world's greatest living explorer' (Gunniess Book of Records), writes about the people who have inspired him - from explorers to policemen, families to freedom fighters. Wherever in the world Ranulph gives one of his lectures or motivational speeches, someone always asks: 'Who inspired you to do all the crazy... read more
'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...'
Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had... read more
The Rise of the Creative Class gives us a provocative new way to think about why we live as we do today - and where we might be headed. Weaving storytelling with masses of new and updated research, Richard Florida traces the fundamental theme that runs through a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the gro... read more
|Author:||Stephen R. Covey|
The priceless wisdom and insight found in the bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (more than 10 million sold!) is distilled in this palm-size Running Press Miniature Edition. It's full of advice on taking control of your life, teamwork, self-renewal, mutual benefit, proactivity and other paths to private an... read more
|Author:||John C. Maxwell|
What would happen if a top expert with more than thirty years of leadership experience was willing to distill everything he had learned about leadership into a handful of life-changing principles just for you? It would change your life!
John C. Maxwell has done exactly that in 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. He has c... read more
|Author:||David Gillespie & Mark Warren|
Public speaking, communication and presenting with power can all be terrifying prospects, however experienced you become, and cultivating a charismatic persona in our working lives is a priceless skill. This book is a humorous and incisive piece of observation by Dave Gillespie and Mark Warren which demonstrates the right an... read more
|Author:||Robert I. Sutton|
When the Harvard Business Review asked Robert Sutton for suggestions for its annual list of Breakthrough Ideas, he told them that the best business practice he knew of was 'the no asshole rule'. Sutton's piece became one of the most popular articles ever to appear in the HBR. Spurred on by the fear and despair that people... read more
|Author:||Stephen R. Covey|
In any conflict, the First Alternative is my way, and the Second Alternative is your way. The fight always boils down to a question of whose way is better. This book presents a new and practical, but incredibly effective and eye-opening, way to reach resolution through using the 'Third Alternative'.
The Third Alternativ... read more
|Author:||Dale Carnegie Training|
Since its initial publication, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold a total of 15 million copies. The book continues to sell briskly today, but Carnegie never anticipated the ways in which the digital age would provide new tools and challenges for winning friends and influencing people. The advent of social networ... read more
Martin Lindstrom has been on the frontlines of the branding wars for over twenty years. Here, he turns the spotlight on his own industry, drawing on all he has witnessed behind closed doors, exposing for the first time the full extent of the psychological tricks and traps that companies devise to win our hard-earned dollars. ... read more
How happy would you be if you had all the money in the world? The universal lament about money is that there is never enough. We spend endless hours obsessing over our budgets and investments, trying to figure out ways to stretch every dollar. We try to follow the advice of money gurus and financial planners, then kick oursel... read more
|Author:||Tara Divers & Dr Adam Fraser|
Too busy for endless calorie counting, sessions with personal trainers and specialised diets that require hours of preparation? So stop punishing yourself for not being perfect all the time and learn the real secret to weight loss success, near enough really can be good enough.