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1ST TIME SEWING

1ST TIME SEWING

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Learning how to sew has never been simpler! Like having a personal instructor at your side, this beginner's guide teaches you to sew stitches both by hand and with a machine.

Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time.

These simple projects will introduce essential sewing skills like hems, seams, balancing tension, and how to use a pattern:

  • Rectangular table cloth
  • Knife-edge pillows
  • Zipper closures
  • Baby blanket
  • Elastic-waist skirts
  • Elastic-waist pants
  • T-shirts
  • Apron with pockets
  • Unlined jackets
  • With First Time Sewing, you will soon be stitching amazing gifts and projects with confidence.

    ALL ABT LOVE

    ALL ABT LOVE

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    A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy. All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and workplaces.

    "The word 'love' is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, renowned scholar, cultural critic and feminist bell hooks offers a proactive new ethic for a society bereft with lovelessness--not the lack of romance, but the lack of care, compassion, and unity. People are divided, she declares, by society's failure to provide a model for learning to love.

    As bell hooks uses her incisive mind to explore the question "What is love?" her answers strike at both the mind and heart. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the "100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life." All About Love is a powerful, timely affirmation of just how profoundly her revelations can change hearts and minds for the better.

    ARBITRARY LINES

    ARBITRARY LINES

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    What if scrapping one flawed policy could bring US cities closer to addressing debilitating housing shortages, stunted growth and innovation, persistent racial and economic segregation, and car-dependent development?

    It's time for America to move beyond zoning, argues city planner M. Nolan Gray in Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It. With lively explanations and stories, Gray shows why zoning abolition is a necessary--if not sufficient--condition for building more affordable, vibrant, equitable, and sustainable cities.

    The arbitrary lines of zoning maps across the country have come to dictate where Americans may live and work, forcing cities into a pattern of growth that is segregated and sprawling.

    The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way. Reform is in the air, with cities and states across the country critically reevaluating zoning. In cities as diverse as Minneapolis, Fayetteville, and Hartford, the key pillars of zoning are under fire, with apartment bans being scrapped, minimum lot sizes dropping, and off-street parking requirements disappearing altogether. Some American cities--including Houston, America's fourth-largest city--already make land-use planning work without zoning.

    In Arbitrary Lines, Gray lays the groundwork for this ambitious cause by clearing up common confusions and myths about how American cities regulate growth and examining the major contemporary critiques of zoning. Gray sets out some of the efforts currently underway to reform zoning and charts how land-use regulation might work in the post-zoning American city.

    Despite mounting interest, no single book has pulled these threads together for a popular audience. In Arbitrary Lines, Gray fills this gap by showing how zoning has failed to address even our most basic concerns about urban growth over the past century, and how we can think about a new way of planning a more affordable, prosperous, equitable, and sustainable American city.

    ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST AT 100

    ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST AT 100

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    A rich visual history of Architectural Digest, published for the magazine's 100th anniversary

    Architectural Digest at 100 celebrates the best from the pages of the international design authority. The editors have delved into the archives and culled years of rich material covering a range of subjects. Ranging freely between present and past, the book features the personal spaces of dozens of private celebrities like Barack and Michelle Obama, David Bowie, Truman Capote, David Hockney, Michael Kors, and Diana Vreeland, and includes the work of top designers and architects like Frank Gehry, David Hicks, India Mahdavi, Peter Marino, John Fowler, Renzo Mongiardino, Oscar Niemeyer, Axel Vervoordt, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Elsie de Wolfe. Also included are stunning images from the magazine's history by photographers such as Bill Cunningham, Horst P. Horst, Simon Upton, Francois Dischinger, Francois Halard, Julius Shulman, and Oberto Gili.

    ARCHITECTURE BK

    ARCHITECTURE BK

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    Learn about key concepts behind the world's most incredible buildings in The Architecture Book.

    Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Architecture in this overview guide to the subject, great for novices looking to find out more and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Architecture Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in.

    This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Architecture, with:

    - A global scope, covering architecture from all over the world
    - Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts
    - A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout
    - Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding

    The Architecture Book is a captivating introduction to buildings and the ideas, and principles that make them key to the history and evolution of our built environment - aimed at adults with an interest in the subject and students wanting to gain more of an overview. Here you'll discover the most important ideas, technologies, and movements in the history of architecture and structural engineering, through exciting text and bold graphics.

    Your Architecture Questions, Simply Explained

    Learn about the evolution of construction, from ancient and classical architecture through Medieval, Gothic, and Renaissance buildings, Baroque and Rococo, to 19th-century emerging modernism and postmodernism and glittering skyscrapers. If you thought it was difficult to learn about buildings and the ideas behind them, The Architecture Book presents key information in an easy to follow layout. Explore architectural movements, styles and celebrated buildings from all over the world, and stunning religious structures from mosques to churches, stupas to pagodas and temples.

    The Big Ideas Series

    With millions of copies sold worldwide, The Architecture Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics easy to understand.

    ART OF MAKING PASTE PAPERS

    ART OF MAKING PASTE PAPERS

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    Paste paper designs have been used for centuries to decorate book covers and endpapers. A close relative of the finger-paintings of our youth, the basic paste paper technique involves dampening a sheet of paper, coating it with colored paste, and then drawing various implements through the paste to create deceptively sophisticated designs. It's simple, fun, and used by craftspeople everywhere to create one-of-a-kind graphics and colorful patterns.

    In The Art of Making Paste Papers, noted paper artist and author Diane Maurer-Mathison demonstrates, step by step, how to create beautifully patterned papers . . . from preparing the papers and applying the paste to producing combed, textured, stamped, and even hand-drawn designs. The reader will see how to use paste papers to make scrapbooks, greeting cards, picture mats, boxes, and other projects-as well as discover the dazzling work of an international roster of paste paper designers. Paper-making it, decorating it, and creating with it-is wildly popular among paper artists and craftspeople everywhere. The Art of Making Paste Papers is your perfect hands-on guide to learning and mastering this beautiful and practical art!



    ART OF WAR

    ART OF WAR

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    A comprehensive collection of the most essential versions of The Art of War, the classic Chinese military treatise considered by many as the ultimate strategy guide

    Sun Tzu's Art of War, compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict. It is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Now, this unique volume brings together the essential versions of Sun Tzu's text, along with illuminating commentaries and auxiliary texts written by distinguished strategists. The translations, by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary, have all been published previously in book form, except for The Silver Sparrow Art of War, which is available here for the first time. This collection contains:

    The Art of War
    This edition of Sun Tzu's text includes the classic collection of commentaries by eleven interpreters.

    Mastering the Art of War Consisting of essays by two prominent statesmen-generals of Han dynasty China, Zhuge Liang and Liu Ji, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. It draws on episodes from Chinese history to show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzu's principles.

    The Silver Sparrow Art of War A version of Sun Tzu's Art of War based on a manuscript of the classic text discovered at a Chinese archeological site in China's Shandong Province in 1972, which contains previously unknown fragments.

    Note: The electronic edition of this book does not contain The Lost Art of War, as seen in the paperback edition.

    ATLAS OF THE HEART

    ATLAS OF THE HEART

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    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In her latest book, Brené Brown writes, "If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection."

    Don't miss the five-part HBO Max docuseries Brené Brown: Atlas of the Heart!

    In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances--a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.

    Over the past two decades, Brown's extensive research into the experiences that make us who we are has shaped the cultural conversation and helped define what it means to be courageous with our lives. Atlas of the Heart draws on this research, as well as on Brown's singular skills as a storyteller, to show us how accurately naming an experience doesn't give the experience more power--it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice.

    Brown shares, "I want this book to be an atlas for all of us, because I believe that, with an adventurous heart and the right maps, we can travel anywhere and never fear losing ourselves."

    BOB ROSS BY THE NUMBERS

    BOB ROSS BY THE NUMBERS

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    Discover the joy of painting, just like Bob Ross himself, with this one-of-a-kind mini art set! Kit includes:
  • Three pre-printed canvases with numbered sections -- 2 landscapes and 1 of Bob's famous face. Each canvas in around 3-1/8 x 2-3/4 inches.
  • 7 paint pots
  • Mini paint brush
  • Mini easel for displaying finished paintings
  • Full-color, fold-out sheets with detailed painting instructions
  • 32-page book on Bob Ross, including painting tips
  • BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

    BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

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    #1 New York Times bestseller

    "Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society." --Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies

    A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller

    Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world's foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers' capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments--from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga--that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain's natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk's own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal--and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

    BOOKBINDING REV/E

    BOOKBINDING REV/E

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    Edith Diehl (1876-1955) was one of the world's foremost practitioners of traditional bookbinding and an exceptionally able teacher. From the vantage point of a lifetime's experience, she gives today's bookbinders a historical survey of this centuries-old art and an eminently practical guide.
    Nearly one half of the encyclopedic volume is devoted to an overview of the historical development of bookbinding. The author shows how the codex form of the book became identified with the Christian era, how bookbinding became a craft and trade in the 15th century, and how the production and distribution of books shifted from the monasteries and universities to the illustrious printer-publishers of the 15th and 16th centuries. She describes various bookbinding practices such as sewing, the use of boards and leathers, hand versus machine binding, cased books, etc. And she examines in depth the different national styles of book decoration in Italy, France, England, Germany, North America, and other countries, and the specific contributions of such influential bookbinders as Jean Grolier, Thomas Mahieu, Le Gascon, Samuel Mearne, Roger Payne, Jacob Krause, Edmund Ranger, and John Ratcliff. Ninety-two full-page plates provide visualization of certain key points and, above all, numerous examples of the finest decorated bindings.
    Edith Diehl then guides the reader through more than 400 profusely illustrated pages on the craft of hand bookbinding. She details and illustrates the steps involved in the nearly 30 necessary binding operations: collating and paging, pulling and removing glue, guarding and mending, pressing, sewing, backing, lacing-in, headbanging, lining up back, casing texts in protective cover, covering, cutting inside margins and filling in, and many more. In addition she conveys much useful information on such ancillary topics as doublures, fly-leaves, half bindings, limp bindings, vellum bindings, slipcases, repairing old bindings, cleaning and washing papers, materials (leather, paper, gold leaf, glue, paste), finishing tools, tooling, lettering, etc. The 242 illustrations that accompany this book-within-a-book are unmatched for economy and clarity.

    BROTHERS KARAMAZOV (BICENTENNI

    BROTHERS KARAMAZOV (BICENTENNI

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    Winner of the Pen/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize

    The award-winning translation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic novel of psychological realism.

    The Brothers Karamasov is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving the "wicked and sentimental" Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov and his three sons--the impulsive and sensual Dmitri; the coldly rational Ivan; and the healthy, red-cheeked young novice Alyosha. Through the gripping events of their story, Dostoevsky portrays the whole of Russian life, is social and spiritual striving, in what was both the golden age and a tragic turning point in Russian culture.

    This award-winning translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky remains true to the verbal
    inventiveness of Dostoevsky's prose, preserving the multiple voices, the humor, and the surprising modernity of the original. It is an achievement worthy of Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel.

    CHARMING COLORWORK SOCKS

    CHARMING COLORWORK SOCKS

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    Joyful Sock Designs to Wear and Share

    Get ready to cast on the colorwork socks of your dreams! Prolific knitwear designer and colorwork aficionado Charlotte Stone has created a sensational variety of patterns in her signature colorful style, so you can flaunt your personality and keep your feet cozy at the same time. Whether or not you're experienced in knitting socks or stranded colorwork, you're in good hands with Charlotte's best tips, tricks and techniques at the ready. Easy enough to whip up in a day or two, these socks are perfect to make for yourself or gift to your loved ones--if you can bear to part with them!

    Discover the fun of stitching adorable animals as you knit patterns like the Autumn Mice, Counting Sheep or Dog Walk socks (featuring a particularly sassy Shiba Inu!). Celebrate good times while casting on projects like I'm Batty for Halloween, The Holly and the Ivy or a pair of heartwarming I Heart Socks for your valentine. Whip up footwear inspired by the great outdoors, like Summer Meadows, Midnight in Zermatt or Starry Night socks, so your feet can look as adventurous as you feel! No matter what, with a treasure trove of 25 whimsical patterns to choose from, you'll never settle for boring socks again.

    CODEPENDENT NO MORE

    CODEPENDENT NO MORE

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    REVISED AND UPDATED - With a New Chapter on Trauma and Anxiety, a List of Resources, and More - 2023 Nautilus Book Award Winner - As heard on Glennon Doyle's We Can Do Hard Things Podcast The cultural phenomenon that has helped heal millions of readers, this modern classic holds the key to understanding codependency and unlocking its hold on your life.
    Melody Beattie's compassionate and insightful look into codependency--the concept of losing oneself in the name of helping another--has guided millions of readers toward the understanding that they are powerless to change anyone but themselves and that caring for the self is where healing begins.Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to a loved one's self-destructive behavior, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book. With personal reflections, exercises, and instructive stories drawn from Beattie's own life and the lives of those she's counseled, Codependent No More helps you break old patterns and maintain healthy boundaries and offers a clear and achievable path to healing, hope, freedom, and happiness.This revised edition includes an all-new chapter on trauma and anxiety--subjects Beattie has long felt necessary to address within the context of codependency--making it even more relevant today than it was when it first entered the national conversation over 35 years ago.
    CREEPY CROSS-STITCH

    CREEPY CROSS-STITCH

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    CROSS-STITCH GOES WITCHY WITH DARK AND ELEGANT DESIGNS

    From spooky skulls to ghoulish graveyards, Lindsay Swearingen of Tusk and Cardinal gives cross-stitch a dark yet whimsical update. Curious creatures like phantom felines, legendary fixtures from folklore like Baba Yaga and all manner of haunted houses make the perfect subjects for these needlework masterpieces.

    Fun and easy to learn, cross-stitch is an art form that truly anybody can master. Lindsay gives you a crash course in the basics to ensure you have all the materials and techniques you need to start off on the right foot. Then, dive into her incredible patterns and stitch yourself some oddities that range from quirky to downright eerie. Anyone with an appreciation for the macabre will swoon for patterns like Lovers' Graves, which features twin headstones and a heart-shaped weeping willow. Meanwhile, the ghosts, ghouls and ghastly bats of Trick or Treat and Haunted Wings are perfect pieces to hang on your wall to keep the spirit of Halloween in your home year-round.

    With moody tones, muted hues and spooky subjects, this collection of bewitching patterns makes it easy to add a little subversive charm to your cross-stitch repertoire.

    CROCHET WORLD OF CREEPY CREATU

    CROCHET WORLD OF CREEPY CREATU

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    Create the Monster Menagerie of Your Dreams

    Who says creepy can't be cute? With this impressive amigurumi collection you can unlock a whole new world of creatures and cryptids in all their scaryadorable glory. From classic cryptids like Cthulhu, Nessie and Mothman to paranormal paragons like Zombies, Werewolves and Nosferatu himself, there's no end to the delightful terrors you can create.

    These 40 unique patterns capture each creature's quirks like the majesty of dragons' wings, Medusa's snake hair and the horror of Slender Man's tentacles. While you're creating, you can follow helpful tips on making your own colored eyes and pattern customization for color and sizing. Whether you're looking to add some spooky new additions to your own plushie collection or are hoping to surprise the horror fan in your life, there's a loveable monster in here for everyone.

    DOING GOOD BETTER

    DOING GOOD BETTER

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    An up-and-coming visionary in the world of philanthropy and a cofounder of the effective altruism movement explains why most of our ideas about how to make a difference are wrong and presents a counterintuitive way for each of us to do the most good possible.

    While a researcher at Oxford, William MacAskill decided to devote his study to a simple question: How can we do good better? MacAskill realized that, while most of us want to make a difference, we often decide how to do so based on assumptions and emotions rather than facts. As a result, our good intentions often lead to ineffective, sometimes downright harmful, outcomes.

    As an antidote, MacAskill and his colleagues developed effective altruism--a practical, data-driven approach to doing good that allows us to make a tremendous difference regardless of our resources. Effective altruists operate by asking certain key questions that force them to think differently, set aside biases, and use evidence and careful reasoning rather than act on impulse. In Doing Good Better, MacAskill lays out these principles and shows that, when we use them correctly--when we apply the head and the heart to each of our altruistic endeavors--each of us has the power to do an astonishing amount of good.

    DOORS OF PERCEPTION & HEAVEN &

    DOORS OF PERCEPTION & HEAVEN &

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    "A genuine spiritual quest. . . . Extraordinary." -- New York Times

    Among the most profound and influential explorations of mind-expanding psychedelic drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books--The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell--in which Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, reveals the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. This edition also features an additional essay, "Drugs That Shape Men's Minds," now included for the first time.

    ESTABLISHING HOME

    ESTABLISHING HOME

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    What is your unique path to a more beautiful and fulfilling life? Walk alongside award-winning designer Jean Stoffer as she chronicles her own surprising, unhurried journey and be encouraged that there's plenty of time to discover yours.

    When Jean Stoffer's husband announced he was quitting his extremely stressful job to look for another career, she suddenly needed to bring in a lot more of the family income. The problem was, while she had a degree in business, her part-time job paid very little and she had few obvious options for earning more anytime soon. In Establishing Home, Jean tells how necessity sparked her journey from part-time receptionist to founder of an award-winning home design company and star of the Magnolia Network's show, The Established Home. Along the way, she shares what's she learned about design, business, parenting, and relationships. In Establishing Home Jean will:
  • Inspire you to discover a dream you didn't know you had
  • Reassure you that whether you're building a career, raising a family, or redoing your home, it's okay to slow down and enjoy the journey
  • Teach you practical ideas for combining work and family--and how to work in harmony with adult children
  • Reveal her pro tips for making your home a beautiful place to be
  • Provide gorgeous 4-color photos of her classic, elegant designs for your own inspiration

  • Any home--and life--can become even more beautiful with a little bit of heart.



    ETHICS OF AMBIGUITY

    ETHICS OF AMBIGUITY

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    From the groundbreaking author of The Second Sex comes a radical argument for ethical responsibility and freedom.

    In this classic introduction to existentialist thought, French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir's The Ethics of Ambiguity simultaneously pays homage to and grapples with her French contemporaries, philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, by arguing that the freedoms in existentialism carry with them certain ethical responsibilities. De Beauvoir outlines a series of "ways of being" (the adventurer, the passionate person, the lover, the artist, and the intellectual), each of which overcomes the former's deficiencies, and therefore can live up to the responsibilities of freedom. Ultimately, de Beauvoir argues that in order to achieve true freedom, one must battle against the choices and activities of those who suppress it.

    The Ethics of Ambiguity is the book that launched Simone de Beauvoir's feminist and existential philosophy. It remains a concise yet thorough examination of existence and what it means to be human.

    EXISTENTIALISM IS A HUMANI

    EXISTENTIALISM IS A HUMANI

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    A fresh translation of two seminal works of existentialism

    "To understand Jean-Paul Sartre is to understand something important about the present time."--Iris Murdoch

    "Sartre matters because so many fundamental points of his analysis of the human reality are right and true, and because their accuracy and veracity entail real consequences for our lives as individuals and in social groups."--Benedict O'Donohoe,

    Philosophy Now

    It was to correct common misconceptions about his thought that Jean-Paul Sartre, the most dominent European intellectual of the post-World War II decades, accepted an invitation to speak on October 29, 1945, at the Club Maintenant in Paris. The unstated objective of his lecture ("Existentialism Is a Humanism") was to expound his philosophy as a form of "existentialism," a term much bandied about at the time. Sartre asserted that existentialism was essentially a doctrine for philosophers, though, ironically, he was about to make it accessible to a general audience. The published text of his lecture quickly became one of the bibles of existentialism and made Sartre an international celebrity.

    The idea of freedom occupies the center of Sartre's doctrine. Man, born into an empty, godless universe, is nothing to begin with. He creates his essence--his self, his being--through the choices he freely makes ("existence precedes essence"). Were it not for the contingency of his death, he would never end. Choosing to be this or that is to affirm the value of what we choose. In choosing, therefore, we commit not only ourselves but all of mankind. This book presents a new English translation of Sartre's 1945 lecture and his analysis of Camus's The Stranger, along with a discussion of these works by acclaimed Sartre biographer Annie Cohen-Solal. This edition is a translation of the 1996 French edition, which includes Arlette Elkaïm-Sartre's introduction and a Q&A with Sartre about his lecture.

    FELINE PHILOSOPHY

    FELINE PHILOSOPHY

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    The author of Straw Dogs, famous for his provocative critiques of scientific hubris and the delusions of progress and humanism, turns his attention to cats--and what they reveal about humans' torturous relationship to the world and to themselves.

    The history of philosophy has been a predictably tragic or comical succession of palliatives for human disquiet. Thinkers from Spinoza to Berdyaev have pursued the perennial questions of how to be happy, how to be good, how to be loved, and how to live in a world of change and loss. But perhaps we can learn more from cats--the animal that has most captured our imagination--than from the great thinkers of the world.

    In Feline Philosophy, the philosopher John Gray discovers in cats a way of living that is unburdened by anxiety and self-consciousness, showing how they embody answers to the big questions of love and attachment, mortality, morality, and the Self: Montaigne's house cat, whose un-examined life may have been the one worth living; Meo, the Vietnam War survivor with an unshakable capacity for "fearless joy"; and Colette's Saha, the feline heroine of her subversive short story "The Cat", a parable about the pitfalls of human jealousy.

    Exploring the nature of cats, and what we can learn from it, Gray offers a profound, thought-provoking meditation on the follies of human exceptionalism and our fundamentally vulnerable and lonely condition. He charts a path toward a life without illusions and delusions, revealing how we can endure both crisis and transformation, and adapt to a changed scene, as cats have always done.

    FREEDOM

    FREEDOM

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    The fastest growing realization everywhere is that humanity can t go on the way it is going. Indeed, the great fear is we re entering endgame where we appear to have lost the race between self-destruction and self-discovery the race to find the psychologically relieving understanding of our good and evil -afflicted human condition. WELL, ASTONISHING AS IT IS, THIS BOOK BY AUSTRALIAN BIOLOGIST JEREMY GRIFFITH PRESENTS THE 11TH HOUR BREAKTHROUGH BIOLOGICAL EXPLANATION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION NECESSARY FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF OUR SPECIES!The culmination of 40 years of studying and writing about our species psychosis, FREEDOM delivers nothing less than the holy grail of insight we have needed to free ourselves from the human condition. It is, in short, as Professor Harry Prosen, a former president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, asserts in his Introduction, THE BOOK THAT SAVES THE WORLD! .Griffith has been able to venture right to the bottom of the dark depths of what it is to be human and return with the fully accountable, true explanation of our seemingly imperfect lives. At long last we have the redeeming and thus transforming understanding of human behaviour! And with that explanation found all the other great outstanding scientific mysteries about our existence are now also able to be truthfully explained of the meaning of our existence, of the origin of our unconditionally selfless moral instincts, and of why we humans became conscious when other animals haven t. Yes, the full story of life on Earth can finally be told and all of these incredible breakthroughs and insights are presented here in this greatest of all books .REVIEWS I ve never felt the world more threatening, more fractious, more fissiparous, more febrile We need to think, we need new ideas, we need proselytisers, we need obsessed people, which I think Jeremy is. We need him to be questioned. We need FREEDOM to be argued, we need it to be read and talked about and understood. It may be right, it may be wrong. But you need someone as committed as Jeremy to trying to understand what gets us here Jeremy made me think afresh and think differently. I hope he does it with you. -- Sir Bob Geldof"Biologist Jeremy Griffin has dedicated the past 40 years to understanding the human condition and considering the question of how we will save our species from self-destruction. By unravelling the mysteries of human behavior, he explains the origin of our moral instincts and why humans became conscious while other animals have not. This may sound hard-going, but it s really interesting. I very much enjoyed it. Three and a half stars!" -- The Sun Newspaper"""This book IS the book all humans need to read for our collective wellbeing."" -- Scott D. Churchill, Professor and former Chair, Psychology Department, University of Dallas The sequence of discussion in FREEDOM is so logical and sensible, providing the necessary breakthrough in the critical issue of needing to understand ourselves. Dr. David J. Chivers, primatologist and former President of the Primate Society of Great Britain This book is actually written from a position outside of the human condition. It is just amazing; Griffith walks freely though all the psychosis of our troubled human condition and with such freedom is able to explain everything about us! Tim Macartney-Snape, biologist, mountaineer, and twice-honored Order of Australia recipient"" Frankly, I am blown away as the saying goes The ground-breaking significance of this work is tremendous. -- Dr. Patricia Glazebrook, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Dalhousie University It might help bring about a paradigm shift in the self-image of humanity an outcome that in the past only the great world religions have achieved. Dr Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University This is a most amazing project. It is strongly interdisciplinary, visionary and forwardlooking. Dr Marc Bekoff, Professor of Organismic Biology, University of Colorado" A dense but often illuminating book that provides a hopeful look at what it means to be human. Kirkus Reviews"
    HEART THAT WORKS

    HEART THAT WORKS

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    New York Times bestseller * The New Yorker Best Books of 2022 * Entertainment Weekly Best Books of 2022 * USA Today Best Books of 2022 * Time 100 Must-Read Books of 2022 * Mother Jones Books We Needed in 2022 * People Fall Must Read * 2022 BuzzFeed Fall Reading pick
    A visceral and deeply personal memoir by the star of the Amazon Prime series Catastrophe, about love, loss, and fatherhood.In 2016, Rob Delaney's one-year-old son, Henry, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The family had moved from Los Angeles to London with their two young boys when Rob's wife was pregnant with Henry, their third. The move was an adventure and a challenge that would bind them even more tightly together as they navigated the novelty of London, the culture clashes, and the funhouse experience of Rob's fame--thanks to his role as co-creator and co-star of the hit series Catastrophe. Henry's illness was a cataclysm that changed everything about their lives. Amid the hospital routine, surgeries, and brutal treatments, they found a newfound community of nurses, aides, caregivers, and fellow parents contending with the unthinkable. Two years later, Henry died, and his family watched their world fall away to reveal the things that matter most. A Heart That Works is Delaney's intimate, unflinching, and fiercely funny exploration of what happened - from the harrowing illness to the vivid, bodily impact of grief and the blind, furious rage that followed through to the forceful, unstoppable love that remains. In the madness of his grief, Delaney grapples with the fragile miracle of life, the mysteries of death, and the question of purpose for those left behind. Delaney's memoir--profound, painful, full of emotion, and bracingly honest--offers solace to those who have faced devastation and shows us how grace may appear even in the darkest times.
    HT LIVE

    HT LIVE

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    Not quite non-fiction, not quite self-help. It's a work of art about conflicting philosophies.


    Many books believe they know how you should live. But each book disagrees with the next. In "How to Live", each chapter believes it knows how you should live. And each chapter disagrees with the next.


    One chapter makes a compelling argument for why you should be completely independent, keeping all options open. The next chapter argues why you should commit to one career, one place, and one person.


    One chapter persuades you to be fully present, and experience each moment. The next, to delay gratification and invest for the future.


    Which one is right? Which does the author believe? All of them. It's a philosophy of conflicting philosophies.


    A very unique and thought-provoking book. Meant for reflection as much as instruction.


    113 incredibly succinct pages of profound insights. No philosophers are quoted. No -isms are named. Only actionable directives. The end result feels more like poetry than prose.