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  • BURN IT DOWN : Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution
    BURN IT DOWN : Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution
    FAHS BREANNE
    ISBN: 9781788735384
    Title: BURN IT DOWN : Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution
    Author: FAHS BREANNE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this landmark collection spanning three centuries and four waves of feminist activism and writing, Burn It Down! is a testament to what is possible when women are driven to the edge. The manifesto raging and wanting, quarreling and provocative has always been central to feminism, and it's the angry, brash feminism we need now.
    Collecting over 75 manifestos from around the world, Burn It Down! is a rallying cry and a call to action. Among this quarrelsome sisterhood, you'll find-
    Breanne Fahs argues that we need manifestos in all their urgent rawness their insistence that we have to act now, that we must face this, that the bleeding edge of rage and defiance is where new ideas are born.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • BYSTANDER EFFECT : The Psychology of Courage and Inaction
    BYSTANDER EFFECT : The Psychology of Courage and Inaction
    SANDERSON CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9780008361631
    Title: BYSTANDER EFFECT : The Psychology of Courage and Inaction
    Author: SANDERSON CATHERINE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Why do good people so often do nothing when a small intervention could make a big difference? Pioneering psychologist Catherine Sanderson demystifies the mindset of bullies and bystanders to show why courage comes at such a high cost, and how we can learn to be brave.

    We are bombarded every day by reports of bad behaviour: from sexual harassment to political corruption, from bullying to corporate greed. We believe these things are wrong or even evil, but in practice few of us choose to intercede.

    The Bystander Effect draws on the latest developments in psychology and neuroscience to explain why we act differently in groups than when we are alone; how slippery slopes begin and prosper; and where the dissonance lies between good intentions and real action.

    Sanderson answers the question of why otherwise good people can become bystanders to evil of any scale, and gives practical strategies for how to resist pressures and make change in our own lives.

    Courage, this book shows, is not a virtue we're born with or without. A bystander can learn to be brave.

    Imprint: William Collins
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • C G JUNG : The Basics
    C G JUNG : The Basics
    WILLIAMS RUTH
    ISBN: 9781138195448
    Title: C G JUNG : The Basics
    Author: WILLIAMS RUTH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    C. G. Jung: The Basics is an accessible, concise introduction to the life and ideas of C. G. Jung for readers of all backgrounds, from those new to Jung’s work to those looking for a convenient reference.

    Ruth Williams eloquently and succinctly introduces the key concepts of Jungian theory and paints his biographical picture with clarity. The book begins with an overview of Jung’s family life, childhood, and relationship with (and subsequent split from) Sigmund Freud. Williams then progresses thematically through the key concepts in his work, clearly explaining ideas including the unconscious, the structure of the psyche, archetypes, individuation, psychological types and alchemy. C. G. Jung: The Basics also presents Jung’s theories on dreams and the self, and explains how his ideas developed and how they can be applied to everyday life. The book also discusses some of the negative claims made about Jung, especially his ideas on politics, race, and gender, and includes detailed explanations and examples throughout, including a chronology of Jung’s life and suggested further reading.

    C. G. Jung: The Basics will be key reading for students at all levels coming to Jung’s ideas for the first time and general readers with an interest in his work. For those already familiar with Jungian concepts, it will provide a helpful guide to applying these ideas to the real world.

    Imprint: ROUTLEDGE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CALM THE F**K DOWN
    CALM THE F**K DOWN
    KNIGHT SARAH
    ISBN: 9781787476202
    Title: CALM THE F**K DOWN
    Author: KNIGHT SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The latest no-f**ks-given guide from New York Times bestselling author of the international sensation The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, Get Your Sh*t Together, and You Do You.

    Do you waste time overthinking things you can't do anything about?
    Do you freak out when things don't go to plan?
    Does anxiety get in the way of you living your best life?

    When life hands you a big fat f**king lemon, CALM THE F**K DOWN gives you practical ways to manage the situation, not to mention your anxiety about the situation. One hundred per cent practical and zero percent Pollyanna-ish, this is a book that acknowledges all the bad shit that can and probably will happen to you - from break ups and breakdowns to floods, family feuds and France running out of butter - and shows you what you can realistically do about it so you can get on with your life, stop worrying and wallowing, and start bouncing back.

    Think of CALM THE F**K DOWN as the friend who, instead of reassuring you that 'everything's going to be okay,' actually shows you how to make it so.

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CARE OF THE SOUL  -  25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    CARE OF THE SOUL - 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    MOORE THOMAS
    ISBN: 9780062415677
    Title: CARE OF THE SOUL - 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    Author: MOORE THOMAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With a new introduction by the author and additional material, this 25th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller by Thomas Moore provides a powerful spiritual message for our troubled times.

    In this special 25th anniversary edition of Thomas Moore’s bestselling book Care of the Soul readers are presented with a revolutionary approach to thinking about daily life—everyday activities, events, problems and creative opportunities—and a therapeutic lifestyle is proposed that focuses on looking more deeply into emotional problems and learning how to sense sacredness in even ordinary things.

    Basing his writing on the ancient model of "care of the soul"—which provided a religious context for viewing the everyday events of life—Moore brings "care of the soul" into the 21st century. Promising to deepen and broaden the reader's perspective on his or her own life experiences, Moore draws on his own life as a therapist practicing "care of the soul," as well as his studies of the world's religions and his work in music and art, to create this inspirational guide that examines the connections between spirituality and the problems of individuals and society.

    Imprint: PERENNIAL
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • CHASING THE SCREAM
    CHASING THE SCREAM
    HARI JOHANN
    ISBN: 9781526608369
    Title: CHASING THE SCREAM
    Author: HARI JOHANN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    NOW WITH A NEW AFTERWORD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE SOURCE OF THE VIRAL TED TALK

    'Screamingly addictive' STEPHEN FRY
    'Superb ... Thrilling story-telling' NAOMI KLEIN
    'A powerful contribution to an urgent debate' GUARDIAN

    What if everything we 've been told about addiction is wrong' One of Johann Hari 's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not being able to. As he grew older, he realised there was addiction in his family. Confused, he set out on a three-year, thirty-thousand mile journey to discover what really causes addiction and how to solve it.
    Told through a series of gripping human stories, this book was the basis of a TED talk and animation that have been viewed more than twenty million times. It has transformed the global debate about addiction.

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CHECKLIST MANIFESTO
    CHECKLIST MANIFESTO
    GAWANDE ATUL
    ISBN: 9781846683145
    Title: CHECKLIST MANIFESTO
    Author: GAWANDE ATUL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people. But avoidable failures are common, and the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of our knowledge has exceeded our ability to consistently deliver it - correctly, safely or efficiently.
    In this groundbreaking book, Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument for the checklist, which he believes to be the most promising method available in surmounting failure. Whether you're following a recipe, investing millions of dollars in a company or building a skyscraper, the checklist is an essential tool in virtually every area of our lives, and Gawande explains how breaking down complex, high pressure tasks into small steps can radically improve everything from airline safety to heart surgery survival rates.
    Fascinating and enlightening, The Checklist Manifesto shows how the simplest of ideas could transform how we operate in almost any field.

    Imprint: Profile Books
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • COMING TO OUR SENSES : Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
    COMING TO OUR SENSES : Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
    KABAT-ZINN JON
    ISBN: 9780786886548
    Title: COMING TO OUR SENSES : Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
    Author: KABAT-ZINN JON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON




    "[The] journey toward health and sanity is nothing less than an invitation to wake up to the fullness of our lives as if they actually mattered . . ." --Jon Kabat-Zinn, from the Introduction

    Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, with Coming to Our Senses, he provides the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our physical and spiritual wellbeing. With scientific rigor, poetic deftness, and compelling personal stories, Jon Kabat-Zinn examines the mysteries and marvels of our minds and bodies, describing simple, intuitive ways in which we can come to a deeper understanding, through our senses, of our beauty, our genius, and our life path in a complicated, fear-driven, and rapidly changing world.

    In each of the book's eight parts, Jon Kabat-Zinn explores another facet of the great adventure of healing ourselves -- and our world -- through mindful awareness, with a focus on the "sensescapes" of our lives and how a more intentional awareness of the senses, including the human mind itself, allows us to live more fully and more authentically. By "coming to our senses" -- both literally and metaphorically by opening to our innate connectedness with the world around us and within us -- we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.

    Imprint: HYPERION PRESS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED
    COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED
    KISHIMI ICHIRO / KOGA FUMITAKE
    ISBN: 9781760630492
    Title: COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED
    Author: KISHIMI ICHIRO / KOGA FUMITAKE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A single book can change your life.

    Already an enormous bestseller in Asia, with more than 3 million copies sold, The Courage to be Disliked demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be.

    Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, it follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each of us is able to determine our own lives, free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the expectations of others. It's a way of thinking that's deeply liberating, allowing us to develop the courage to change, and to ignore the limitations that we and those around us can place on ourselves.

    The result is a book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. Millions have already read and benefited from its wisdom. Now that The Courage to be Disliked has been published for the first time in English, so can you.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • COURAGE TO BE HAPPY
    COURAGE TO BE HAPPY
    KISHIMI ICHIRO / KOGA FUMITAKE
    ISBN: 9781760529710
    Title: COURAGE TO BE HAPPY
    Author: KISHIMI ICHIRO / KOGA FUMITAKE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Courage to be Happy is a profound insight into the way we should live our lives that has already sold more than one million copies in Japan.

    As in The Courage to be Disliked, we follow a Socratic dialogue between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher believes that the key to a life of happiness and fulfillment is offered to us by the theories of Alfred Adler, a forgotten giant of 19th century psychology, who's long been overshadowed by his two contemporaries Freud and Jung. The young man is full of doubt that life can be genuinely improved by simply changing your thinking. Patiently, the philosopher explains the essence of Adler's 'psychology of courage', taking the young man through the mental steps necessary to achieve it, and demonstrating the changes it will bring to the way we live our lives.

    This is a work that is truly life-changing in its power, and universally applicable in its scope.

    Imprint: Allen and Unwin Publishers
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CREATING AN AWESOME YOU : A Practical Guide for Young Adults
    CREATING AN AWESOME YOU : A Practical Guide for Young Adults
    HUTCHISON DIANA
    ISBN: 9780648387152
    Title: CREATING AN AWESOME YOU : A Practical Guide for Young Adults
    Author: HUTCHISON DIANA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Whatever your worries, and wherever you're starting from, this clear and friendly guidebook gives you all the tools you need to be awesome. From laying a solid foundation, to building your goals, to reaching new heights, you can become who you always wanted to be.

    Imprint: CONSIGNMENT STOCK
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • CYNICAL THEORIES : How Universities Made Everything About Race, Gender, and Identity - and Why This Harms Everybody
    CYNICAL THEORIES : How Universities Made Everything About Race, Gender, and Identity - and Why This Harms Everybody
    PLUCKROSE HELEN / LINDSAY JAMES
    ISBN: 9781800750067
    Title: CYNICAL THEORIES : How Universities Made Everything About Race, Gender, and Identity - and Why This Harms Everybody
    Author: PLUCKROSE HELEN / LINDSAY JAMES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn't practise yoga or cook Chinese food? Or been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist?

    In Cynical Theories, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay document the evolution and the dogma behind these ideas. While acknowledging the need to challenge the complacency of those who think a just society has been fully achieved, Pluckrose and Lindsay break down how this often-radical activist scholarship does far more harm than good, not least to those marginalised communities it claims to champion. They also detail its alarmingly inconsistent and illiberal ethics. Only through a proper understanding of the evolution of these ideas, they conclude, can those who value science, reason and consistently liberal ethics successfully challenge this harmful and authoritarian orthodoxy - in the academy, in culture and beyond.

    Imprint: Faber and Faber
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DARE TO LEAD : Bold Work Tough Conversations Whole Hearts
    DARE TO LEAD : Bold Work Tough Conversations Whole Hearts
    BROWN BRENE
    ISBN: 9781785042140
    Title: DARE TO LEAD : Bold Work Tough Conversations Whole Hearts
    Author: BROWN BRENE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brene Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

    Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas, and developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead.

    When we dare to lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don't see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it and work to align authority and accountability. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into the vulnerability that's necessary to do good work.

    But daring leadership in a culture that's defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty requires building courage skills, which are uniquely human. The irony is that we're choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the same time we're scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines can't do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection and courage to start.

    BrenU Brown spent the past two decades researching the emotions that give meaning to our lives. Over the past seven years, she found that leaders in organisations ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups and family-owned businesses to non-profits, civic organisations and Fortune 50 companies, are asking the same questions-

    How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And, how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?

    Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her new research-based, courage-building programme.

    Brene writes, 'One of the most important findings of my career is that courage can be taught, developed and measured. Courage is a collection of four skill sets supported by twenty-eight behaviours. All it requires is a commitment to doing bold work, having tough conversations and showing up with our whole hearts. Easy? No. Choosing courage over comfort is not easy. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and work. It's why we're here.'

    Imprint: VERMILION
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DARING GREATLY
    DARING GREATLY
    BROWN BRENE
    ISBN: 9780241257401
    Title: DARING GREATLY
    Author: BROWN BRENE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable.

    Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect. But in a powerful new vision Dr. Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that vulnerability is in fact a strength, and when we shut ourselves off from revealing our true selves we grow distanced from the things that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

    Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across the home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees.

    This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

    'Brilliantly insightful. I can't stop thinking about this book.' Gretchen Rubin

    'A wonderful book. I couldn't put it down.' Seth Godin

    'This is big, big, big, big, BIG!' Oprah Winfrey



    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • DAVID AND GOLIATH : UNDERDOGS MISFITS AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS
    DAVID AND GOLIATH : UNDERDOGS MISFITS AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS
    GLADWELL MALCOLM
    ISBN: 9780241959596
    Title: DAVID AND GOLIATH : UNDERDOGS MISFITS AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS
    Author: GLADWELL MALCOLM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Why do underdogs succeed so much more than they should? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey to uncover the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty.

    From the conflicts in Northern Ireland and Vietnam, through the tactics of civil rights leaders and the problem of privilege, Gladwell demonstrates how terribly we misunderstand the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage. When is a traumatic childhood a good thing? How can a disability leave someone better off? And do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into?

    Drawing on the stories of remarkable underdogs, history, science, psychology and his unparalleled ability to make the connections other miss, David and Goliath is a brilliant, illuminating book that overturns conventional thinking, and brings home the incredible leverage of the unexpected.

    'A global phenomenon . . . he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure . . . there is, it seems, no subject over which he cannot scatter some magic dust.' Observer

    'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius.' The Times



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • DENIAL OF DEATH
    DENIAL OF DEATH
    BECKER ERNEST
    ISBN: 9781788164269
    Title: DENIAL OF DEATH
    Author: BECKER ERNEST
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the 'why' of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie - man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality.

    The book argues that human civilisation is a defence against the knowledge that we are mortal beings. Becker states that humans live in both the physical world and a symbolic world of meaning, which is where our 'immortality project' resides. We create in order to become immortal - to become part of something we believe will last forever. In this way we hope to give our lives meaning.

    In The Denial of Death, Becker sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates decades after it was written.

    Imprint: SOUVENIR PRESS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
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