Psychology genre books (13)


1.

Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales EN

Rating: 3.5     7 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered book, Leigh talks intimately with people who?ve faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in th... continue
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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Block, Delete, Move On : It's Not You, It's Them by Lalalaletmeexplain EN

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Description:
A feminist reversal of dating classics like The Rules and He's Just Not That Into You, this provocative book empowers women to tackle the pitfalls of modern dating and helps them to successfully navigate unsatisfactory relationships with a man. The debut hardback from Instagram sensation @lalalaletmexplain, the anonymous online relationships expert who delves into the highs and lows of modern day dating to give raw and honest advice on topics that people are often too embarrassed or afraid to talk about.
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

3.
Extinction

Extinction by Thomas Bernhard EN

Rating: 3.5     4 Votes
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
Description:
LRB BOOKSHOP'S AUTHOR OF THE MONTH ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 WITH A NEW AFTERWORD BY GEOFF DYER 'If you haven't read Bernhard, you will not know of the most radical advance in fiction since Joyce ... My advice: dive in.' Lucy Ellmann 'I absolutely love Bernhard: he is one of the darkest and funniest writers ... A must read for everybody.' Karl Ove Knausgaard Franz-Josef Murau is the intellectual black sheep of a powerful Austrian land-owning family. He now lives in Rome in self-imposed exile, surrounded by a coterie of artistic and intellectual friends. On returning from his sis... continue
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

4.

Faces In The Water by Janet Frame EN

Rating: 3.5     8 Votes
Description:
'Janet Frame's luminous words are the more precious because they were snatched from the jaws of the disaster of her early life . . . and yet to read her is no more difficult than breathing' Hilary Mantel When Janet Frame's doctor suggested that she write about her traumatic experiences in mental institutions in order to free herself from them, the result was Faces in the Water, a powerful and poignant novel. Istina Mavet descends through increasingly desolate wards, with the threat of leucotomy ever present. As she observes her fellow patients, long dismissed by hospital staff, with humour and... continue
Recommended: 07 Mar 2022

5.

Happy Fat by Sofie Hagen EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
Comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she removed fatphobic influences from her daily life and found self-acceptance in a world where judgement and discrimination are rife. Sofie conquered a negative relationship with her body and provides practical tips for readers to do the same drawing wisdom from other Fat Liberation champions. Part-memoir, part-social commentary, this book looks at how taking up space in a culture that is desperate to reduce you can be radical, emboldening and life-changing

6.

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad EN

Rating: 3.5     156 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
A republication of the great Joseph Conrad novel
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022

7.

See What You Made Me Do : Power, Control and Domestic Violence by Jess Hill EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Domestic abuse is a national emergency- one in four Australian women has experienced violence from a man she was intimate with. But too often we ask the wrong question- why didn't she leave? We should be asking- why did he do it? Investigative journalist Jess Hill puts perpetrators - and the systems that enable them - in the spotlight. See What You Made Me Do is a deep dive into the abuse so many women and children experience - abuse that is often reinforced by the justice system they trust to protect them. Critically, it shows that we can drastically reduce domestic violence - not in generati... continue

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Nives

Tell me about it by Sacha Naspini EN

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Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
Nives has recently lost her husband of fifty years. She didn't cry when she found him dead in the pig pen, she didn't cry at the funeral, but now loneliness has set in. When she decides to bring her favourite chicken inside for company, she is surprised to discover that the chicken's company is a more than adequate replacement for her dead husband.
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022

9.

The Captive Mind by Czesław Miłosz EN

Rating: 4     4 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
The best known prose work by the winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature examines the moral and intellectual conflicts faced by men and women living under totalitarianism of the left or right.

10.

The Little Book of Hygge : Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking EN

Rating: 3.5     18 Votes
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
New York Times Bestseller Embrace Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? The answer, says Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is Hygge. Loosely translated, Hygge—pronounced Hoo-ga—is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. "Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience," Wiking explains. "It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe." Hygge is the sensation you g... continue
Recommended: 20 Jul 2022


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