The New Politics of Experience and the Bitter Herbs by Theodor Itten and Ron Roberts is a bold challenge and daring call.
“a collection of tightly written and deeply moving testaments to the brevity of life and the existential imperative to live it well.”
“What you say and what the other hears won’t coincide. There are gaps between . . . what we say and what we mean.”
“We don’t like mental illness. We have no time or desire to engage with it in others except as something to gawp at and to define ourselves against.”
"The lack of direct immersion and the increasing rarity of actual face-to-face interactions are the true cause of our anomie . . .
“Kudos to Dr. Biglan for daring to write this book, and let’s hope for all of our sakes that policy makers adopt some of the principles.”
“Anything we practice repeatedly changes the brain; fixate on iPhones and similar screens, and we become better at staying helplessly glued to them.”
“The Price of Silence is a concise, heartfelt addition to books about mental illness.”
“There are very few books that cover the field of psychiatry in all its complexities and do so in a clear and easily read format.
“The text encourages the reader in critical thinking about the topics raised—whether they be thematic, case studies, theoretical, or simply thought experiments—a seemingly unwieldy amount o
“Hard to Love is a courageous endeavor that simplifies a very complex, enigmatic disorder and clarifies both symptoms and solutions.
“This book is like a key to opening doors across educational and medical landscapes. . . .
“. . . young people today have the greatest communication and creativity tools ever devised, but the stuff they’re creating stinks.”
“The world is a better place for Dr. Churchland’s efforts and her curiosity.”
“The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success reminds us that although it’s a tough pill to swallow, failure is a necessary evil in
“. . . an excellent read for technophiles as well as readers wishing to get a glimpse of the near future . . .”
Whether it is about the proportion of taxes paid by different economic groups or the salaries paid to employees, the question “What is fair?” is often raised.
Change applies at so many levels and constructs: culture, society, family, work, business, governments, technology, etc. Even though change is accelerating—so many resist change.
Imagine the anguish of two young parents as they notice their happy, healthy 18-month-old child regressing in his speech, hyperfocusing on certain activities, and becoming overwhelmed in playgroup
“. . . masterful, eloquent, and biting . . .”
“Well written and quite readable . . .”
The myths and stories a society embraces speak volumes about what that society really is.
“. . . an astonishingly accessible account of all the major elements . . .
“. . . a useful tool for anyone who wants to improve his or her outlook on life and resilience against its storms . . .”
• are interested in the unconscious,
• like interpreting your dreams,
• enjoy literature but the movies even moreso—Hitchcock in particular,