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The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients
4.19
An honest and accessible book on therapy, with numerous tips and useful advice for practicing therapists or those in training.
Jul 2012
Aug 25, 2012
 
Thinking, Fast and Slow
4.02
Kahneman’s main argument is that our thinking brain is organized in two systems. System 1 is fast as it relies on accumulated knowledge codified in ou ...more
Sep 2012
Mar 07, 2012
 
A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction
4.24
An extraordinary exposition and analysis of the relationship between fiction and biography in holocaust literature
Jan 2012
Jun 08, 2012
 
Middlemarch
3.90
Brilliant -- and provincial small-city life is not that different today.
Jan 2012
Jun 08, 2012
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.27
One important message is that there can be no good writing without reading. As a self-defined slow reader, Stephen King reads sixty to eighty books pe ...more
Sep 2012
Jul 12, 2012
 
2666
4.19
An outstanding novel, definitely a classic
Jan 2010
Jun 08, 2012
 
The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans Right to Vote (A Century Foundation Book)
4.13
A short but comprehensive history of how both Republicans and Democrats have tried to undermine the right to vote at different times in American histo ...more
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
 
Wish Her Safe at Home
3.69
Great book about loneliness and madness
Jan 2010
Jun 08, 2012
 
The Tiger's Wife
3.36
A young woman learns about the death of her grandfather and travels to the village where he died to pick up his things. On her way she recounts the le ...more
Aug 2012
May 22, 2012
 
The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
4.03
Theirs is a strange story, definitely of a bygone era, and David Nasaw has succeeded in bringing Joseph P. Kennedy in The Patriarch to life in chillin ...more
Nov 12, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
 
Great House
3.43
The prose is wonderful and the idea is good. But the story is bogged down by too much symbolism and this makes the characters surreal.
Jun 08, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
4.22
... a 1,000-page strong volume about bringing up children who are not only different from their parents but different from almost everyone else, too. ...more
Nov 11, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
 
This Is Not the End of the Book
3.97
Discussions between intellectuals can be exciting when experienced live but they hardly make good books. This is one example. Also, the book is not re ...more
Oct 2012
Aug 25, 2012
 
The Interpretation of Dreams
3.78
A classic of psychoanalysis but more generally of systematic empirical investigation in the field of psychology.
Reading through the dreams of Freud a
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Jul 2012
Mar 07, 2012
 
No Time Like the Present
3.15
No Time Like the Present is a poignant excursion into what it means to belong in post-national societies—and the intricate connections between public ...more
Oct 2012
Aug 25, 2012
 
The Newlyweds
3.42
Interesting theme (intercultural marriage) but the story does not read authentic even though it is very possible, or maybe that is the reason. The lan ...more
Oct 2012
Jun 08, 2012
 
Selected Melanie Klein
3.90
Melanie Klein advanced Freud's theories to a significant degree. Her observations regarding the depressive / mourning and paranoid positions represent ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 25, 2012
 
This Is How You Lose Her
3.71
Something's gone missing here. Technically (i.e. prose and style) the book is perfect. But it lacks depth. The last chapter / short story is the best. ...more
Sep 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
The Stranger's Child
3.28
An interesting portrayal of the life and reception of gay men in upper-class British society. Very English. Brilliant start, good ending, but the midd ...more
Jul 2012
Mar 08, 2012
 
Atonement
3.85
Nicely written despite tendency at verbosity.
Story is evasive, and I definitely missed the atonement element. Actually there was none.
Aug 2012
Jul 12, 2012
 
The Art of Fielding
3.99
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Mar 08, 2012
 
Don Quixote
3.83
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Oct 27, 2013
 
Journeying: Travels in Italy, Egypt, Sinai, Jerusalem and Cyprus
3.62
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Feb 25, 2013
 
The Fratricides
3.96
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Feb 25, 2013
 
Russia: A Chronicle of Three Journeys in the Aftermath of the Revolution
3.76
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Feb 25, 2013
 
On Murder, Mourning and Melancholia (Modern Classics Translated)
4.04
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Oct 27, 2013
 
The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works, 24 Vols
4.64
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Oct 27, 2013
 
On the History of the Psychoanalytic Movement (Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works)
3.57
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Oct 27, 2013
 
A Streetcar Named Desire
3.96
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Mar 07, 2012
 
Psychiatric Power: Lectures at the College de France, 1973-74
4.22
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Mar 08, 2012
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