A surprise bestseller shows us the crucial roles that even minor habits can play in individual and group behavior.
With the U.S. Army suicide rate at an all-time high, there’s a greater need than ever to understand the struggles of soldiers returning from war zones and trying to resume a normal life.
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
In an encyclopedic new book, Andrew Solomon explores how parents and children forge emotional bonds with one another in the presence of sometimes vast inborn differences.
One Nation Under Stress • How Everyone Became Depressed
The increasingly blurry distinction between normal and abnormal not only makes us easy targets for Big Pharma’s advertising, but also distracts us from the larger social and economic forces that shape our lives.
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
A new book exposes the story of the corporate competition for our taste buds and ever-expanding tummies.
Jared Diamond’s new book explores the many lessons modern cultures can draw from the wisdom of small-scale, preindustrial societies.
A new book about the power of keeping your mouth shut provides a much-needed corrective to our cultural enchantment with extroversion.
Daniel Kahneman, the founder of behavioral economics, has written a comprehensive dissection of the reasoning mind that should be on every therapist’s required reading list.
The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us • When a Brother or Sister Dies: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Exploring the complex fabric of an often poorly understood family bond that shapes us, in one way or another, throughout our lives.