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Fully Alive

by Timothy Shriver Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 11, 2014)

On a quest for what matters most, Timothy Shriver discovers a radically different, inspiring way of life.

At a time when we are all more rudderless than ever, we look for the very best teachers and mentors to...


Do Fathers Matter?

by Paul Raeburn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

For too long, we've thought of fathers as little more than sources of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children. Yet cutting-edge studies drawing unexpected links between fathers and children...


What We Talk About When We Talk About Birth

by Elissa Schappell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 25, 2014)

It's an elemental, almost animalistic urge—the expectant mother's hunger for birth narratives. We are inundated with how-to guides and month-by-month pregnancy manuals when what we truly crave are artful,...


Overwhelmed

by Brigid Schulte Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 11, 2014)

Can working parents in America—or anywhere—ever find true leisure time?

According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true leisure is "that place in which we realize our humanity."...


Personal Intelligence

by John D. Mayer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 18, 2014)

John D. Mayer, the renowned psychologist who co-developed the groundbreaking theory of emotional intelligence, now draws on decades of cognitive psychology research to introduce another paradigm-shifting idea:...


The Antidote

by Oliver Burkeman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2012)

Self-help books don't seem to work. Few of the many advantages of modern life seem capable of lifting our collective mood. Wealth—even if you can get it—doesn't necessarily lead to happiness. Romance, family...


Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hamster?

by Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 20, 1998)

Definitive advice from the author of the bestselling "Get out of my life".

Divorce, argues Anthony E. Wolf, does not have to do long-term damage to a child. In his groundbreaking new book, he shows parents how...


Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall

by Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 21, 2002)

Beleaguered parents will breath sighs of relief and gratitude over this bestselling guide to raising teenagers

In this revised edition, Dr. Anthony E. Wolf tackles the changes in recent years with the same wit...


It's Not Fair, Jeremy Spencer's Parents Let Him Stay up All Night!

by Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 30, 1996)

Anthony Wolf's groundbreaking book focuses on the most difficult challenges of parenting post-infant to pre-teen children—setting limits and making demands. Dr. Wolf covers all the class parenting problem...


Aftermath

by Rachel Cusk Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 07, 2012)

In 2003, Rachel Cusk published A Life's Work, a provocative and often startlingly funny memoir about the cataclysm of motherhood. Widely acclaimed, the book started hundreds of arguments that continue to this...


For Your Own Good

by Alice Miller, Hildegarde Hannum & Hunter Hannum Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 14, 2002)

For Your Own Good, the contemporary classic exploring the serious if not gravely dangerous consequences parental cruelty can bring to bear on children everywhere, is one of the central works by Alice Miller,...


The Meaning of Wife

by Anne Kingston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 21, 2006)

"One part The Beauty Myth . . . and one part Backlash"*--a provocative exploration of who and what a wife really is.

There is a wife crisis in North America, a brewing storm of conflicting forces swirling around...


Dim Sum, Bagels, and Grits

by Myra Alperson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 20, 2001)

An informed, comprehensive guide to raising a multicultural family.

How many times do you celebrate the New Year at home? Just once? If your family is Jewish, Chinese, and a few other things besides, you might...


The Secret of Parenting

by Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2003)

Essential advice from the author of the bestselling Get Out Of My Life

Today's children--from toddlers to preteens--challenge their parents in ways that would have been unthinkable a generation ago, notes Anthony...


Good Germs, Bad Germs

by Jessica Snyder Sachs Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 30, 2008)

Making Peace with Microbes

Public sanitation and antibiotic drugs have brought about historic increases in the human life span; they have also unintentionally produced new health crises by disrupting the intimate,...


No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

by Melissa Fay Greene Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 12, 2011)

Dispatches from the new front lines of parenthood

When the two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene confided to friends that she and her husband planned to adopt a four-year-old boy from Bulgaria...


Poser

by Claire Dederer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 21, 2010)

The studio was decorated in the style of "Don't Be Afraid, We're Not a Cult." All was white and blond and clean, as though the room had been designed for surgery, or Swedish people. The only spot of color came...


Bad Science

by Ben Goldacre Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 12, 2010)

Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the...


Happy Now?

by Katherine Shonk Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 13, 2010)

HOW FAR WILL WE GO TO DENY THE DARKER SIDE OF OUR RELATIONSHIPS? HOW MUCH WILL WE RISK TO BE HAPPY?

After many lonely years and alarming Internet dates, Claire Kessler, an artist and self-proclaimed homebody,...


Apples and Oranges

by Marie Brenner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 13, 2008)

To be sure, some brothers and sisters have relationships that are easy. But oh, some relationships can be fraught. Confusing, too: How can two people share the same parents and turn out to be entirely different?...


The Philosophical Baby

by Alison Gopnik Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 04, 2009)

For most of us, having a baby is the most profound, intense, and fascinating experience of our lives. Now scientists and philosophers are starting to appreciate babies, too. The last decade has witnessed a revolution...


Young Romantics

by Daisy Hay Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 27, 2010)

Young Romantics tells the story of the interlinked lives of the young English Romantic poets from an entirely fresh perspective—celebrating their extreme youth and outsize yearning for friendship as well as...


The Third Chapter

by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 06, 2009)

In the twenty-first century, a developmental phase of life is emerging as significant and distinct, capturing our interest, engaging our curiosity, and expanding our understanding of human potential and development....


Rapunzel's Daughters

by Rose Weitz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 12, 2005)

The first book to explore the role of hair in women's lives and what it reveals about their identities, intimate relationships, and work lives

Hair is one of the first things other people notice about us--and...


Opting In

by Amy Richards Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 29, 2008)

For contemporary women, motherhood has become as polarizing a proposition as it is a powerful calling. For some women this tension is manifest in a debate over whether or not to have children. For others it...


Ultimate Fitness

by Gina Kolata Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2007)

The bestselling science reporter for The New York Times tells us what works and what doesn't when we work out

Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth About Exercise and Health is Gina Kolata's compelling journey...


Embryo Culture

by Beth Kohl Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 07, 2007)

"Injections + Appointments + Egg Retrieval + Embryo Transfer = Resources (Energy x Time x Emotion)"

That's the equation that was projected onto the screen when Beth Kohl and her husband first showed up at the...


Bluebird

by Ariel Gore Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 15, 2010)

CAN A WOMAN BE SMART, EMPOWERED, AND HAPPY ?

Happiness has become a serious business. Where twentiethcentury psychology focused on depression and illness, in the new millennium scientists have begun focusing...


Mothers

by Jacqueline Rose Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 01, 2018)

A simple argument guides this book: motherhood is the place in our culture where we lodge, or rather bury, the reality of our own conflicts. By making mothers the objects of both licensed idealization and cruelty,...


Happiness Is a Choice You Make

by John Leland Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 23, 2018)

A New York Times Bestseller!

An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who...


The Incest Diary

by Anonymous Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 18, 2017)

“In the fairy tales about father–daughter incest—‘The Girl Without Hands,’ ‘Thousand Furs,’ the original ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Donkey Skin,’ and the stories of Saint Dymphna, patron saint of incest...


Bhakti Yoga

by Edwin F. Bryant Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 11, 2017)

From the author of what has become the standard edition of The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, an exploration of probably the most significant tradition in Hinduism, along with a rendering of key texts and parables...


The Gene Machine

by Bonnie Rochman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 28, 2017)

A sharp-eyed exploration of the promise and peril of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions

Is screening for disease in an embryo a humane form of family planning or a slippery slope toward...


God and Jetfire

by Amy Seek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 14, 2015)

A searching, eloquent memoir about the joys and hardships of open adoption

God and Jetfire is a mother's account of her decision to surrender her son in an open adoption and of their relationship over the twelve...


The Gardener and the Carpenter

by Alison Gopnik Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 09, 2016)

One of the world's leading child psychologists shatters the myth of "good parenting"

Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call "parenting" is a surprisingly new invention....


The Game Theorist's Guide to Parenting

by Paul Raeburn & Kevin Zollman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 05, 2016)

“I absolutely loved this book, both as a parent and as a nerd.” —Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure

As every parent knows, kids are surprisingly clever negotiators. But how can we avoid those...


The Death of Cancer

by Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D. & Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 03, 2015)

Cancer touches everybody’s life in one way or another. But most of us know very little about how the disease works, why we treat it the way we do, and the personalities whose dedication got us where we are...


The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali

by Edwin F. Bryant Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 27, 2015)

A landmark new translation and edition

Written almost two millennia ago, Patañjali's work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the purusa: the innermost individual self, or soul....