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Corsair

A Really Good Day

Ayelet Waldman
Authors:
Ayelet Waldman

'Ayelet Waldman is fearless' Rebecca Solnit'Relentlessly honest and surprisingly funny' Washington Post'Genuinely brave and human' New York Times'Wildly brilliant' ElleThe true story of how a renowned writer's struggle with mood storms led her to try a remedy as drastic as it is forbidden: microdoses of LSD. Her fascinating journey provides a window into one family and the complex world of a once-infamous drug seen through new eyes.When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from 'Lewis Carroll,' Ayelet Waldman is ready to try anything. Her depression has become intolerable, severe and unmanageable; medication has failed to make a difference. Married with four children and a robust career, she 'should' be happy, but instead her family and her work are suffering at the mercy of her mood disorder. So she opens the vial, places two drops on her tongue, and becomes part of a burgeoning underground group of scientists and civilians successfully using therapeutic microdoses of LSD. As Waldman charts her experience over the course of a month, during which she achieved a newfound feeling of serenity, she also explores the history and mythology of LSD, the cutting-edge research into the drug, and the byzantine policies that control it. Drawing on her experience as a federal public defender, and as the mother of teenagers, and her research into the therapeutic value of psychedelics, Waldman has produced a book that is candid, revealing and completely enthralling.

Moon Travel

Moon Hawaii (Second Edition)

Kevin Whitton
Authors:
Kevin Whitton

Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!Unwind on the pristine beaches of Maui, hike the famed coastline of Kaua'i, or experience the melting pot culture of the Big Island. Discover the art of island-hopping with Moon Hawaii, the guide preferred by locals.What You'll Find in Moon Hawaii:*Expert author and Honolulu local Kevin Whitton's unique and adventurous perspective on his home state* Full-color photos and easy-to-use maps for navigating independently and island-hopping at your leisure* Strategic itineraries for every trip and budget, including: The Two-Week All-Island Trip, One-Week Island Pairings, Best Beaches, Snorkeling and Diving, Best Surfing, Can't-Miss Hikes, and Historical and Cultural Sites* In-depth coverage of each island, with focused information on the best sites and activities, including: Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and the Leeward Coast, Maui's Upcountry, East Maui and the Road to Hana, Lana'i, Moloka'i, Kona, Volcanoes National Park, the Hamakua Coast, Waimea, and the Saddle Road* Honest advice on how to split your time, find the right accommodations, and navigate the islands* Activities and ideas for every traveler: Go for an outrigger canoe ride, learn to surf the legendary waves, or relax on endless stretches of sandy beaches. Visit a piece of American history at Pearl Harbor and explore the burgeoning art and culinary scene of O'ahu's Chinatown. Hike through lava fields, waterfalls, and lush forests, and get your fill of fresh produce at a local farmers market. Sample traditional Polynesian cuisine, or find the best spot for dining, dancing, and sunset romance.* Detailed and thorough information, including crucial background on culture, history, and geography* Handy tools such as lodging information, emergency resources, and useful phrasesWith Moon Hawaii's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Eager to discover more about a specific island? Try Moon Honolulu and O'ahu, Moon Kaua'i, Moon Maui, or Moon Big Island of Hawaii.

Moon Travel

Moon Honolulu & Oahu (8th ed)

Kevin Whitton
Authors:
Kevin Whitton
Da Capo Press

Heads

Jesse Jarnow
Authors:
Jesse Jarnow

Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America uncovers a hidden history of the biggest psychedelic distribution and belief system the world has ever known. Through a collection of fast-paced interlocking narratives, it animates the tale of an alternate America and its wide-eyed citizens: the LSD-slinging graffiti writers of Central Park, the Dead-loving AI scientists of Stanford, utopian Whole Earth homesteaders, black market chemists, government-wanted Anonymous hackers, rogue explorers, East Village bluegrass pickers, spiritual seekers, Internet pioneers, entrepreneurs, pranksters, pioneering DJs, and a nation of Deadheads.WFMU DJ and veteran music writer Jesse Jarnow draws on extensive new firsthand accounts from many never-before-interviewed subjects and a wealth of deep archival research to create a comic-book-coloured and panoramic American landscape, taking readers for a guided tour of the hippie highway filled with lit-up explorers, peak trips, big busts, and scenic vistas, from Vermont to the Pacific Northwest, from the old world head capitals of San Francisco and New York to the geodesic dome- dotted valleys of Colorado and New Mexico. And with the psychedelic research moving into the mainstream for the first time in decades, Heads also recounts the story of the quiet entheogenic revolution that for years has been brewing resiliently in the Dead's Technicolour shadow.Featuring over four dozen images, many never before seen- including pop artist Keith Haring's first publicly sold work- Heads weaves on of the 20th and 21st centuries' most misunderstood subcultures into the fabric of the nation's history. Written for anyone who wondered what happened to the heads after the Acid Tests, through the'70s, during the Drug War, and on to the psychedelic present, Heads collects the essential history of how LSD, Deadheads, tie-dye, and the occasional bad trip have become familiar features of the American experience.

Non-Duality Press

The Light That I Am

J.C. Amberchele
Authors:
J.C. Amberchele

J. C. Amberchele is the pseudonym of a man who found freedom-real freedom-during the long prison sentence he is still serving. This freedom is the same liberation or enlightenment that so many of us are seeking, but that we seek within the framework of a life where we can have access to all the paraphernalia of the spiritual search and the apparent comfort money can buy. If you are reading this, you probably have an inkling that the real freedom which Amberchele talks about is something different and has no relation to the external freedom that most of us enjoy. The "experiments" he used before his radical shift in perception seemed, in his own words, "crazy and childish, but I gave them a try. And there it was, as plain as day." The Light That I Am is no mere prescriptive rehashing of techniques; it combines fascinating biographical material with uniquely accessible insights into the nature of who we really are and how a person continues to function after everything has changed, and yet nothing has changed.

Virago

The Magic Toyshop

Angela Carter
Authors:
Angela Carter

This crazy world whirled around her, men and women dwarfed by toys and puppets, where even the birds are mechanical and the few human figures went masked . . . She was in the night once again, and the doll was herself.One night Melanie walks through the garden in her mother's wedding dress. The next morning her world is shattered. Forced to leave the home of her childhood, she is sent to live with relatives she has never met: gentle Aunt Margaret, mute since her wedding day; and her brothers, Francie and Finn. Brooding over all is Uncle Philip, who loves only the toys he makes in his workshop: clockwork roses and puppets that are life-size - and uncannily life-like.Books included in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; Heartburn by Nora Ephron; The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor; and Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

Non-Duality Press

Cracked Open

J.C. Amberchele
Authors:
J.C. Amberchele

This book is a collection of reflections and observations about life before and after I came to prison, as currently seen from the perspective of this Awake Emptiness at my core. I am profoundly grateful to the late Douglas Harding and his friends for helping me to see Who I Really Am, and to thus break the bonds of contraction and confusion that defined my criminal past. Truly without deserving it, I have been blessed with the miracle of inner freedom, the turnaround of turnarounds, what Harding referred to as the no-meter path to heaven. This book is about living and failing to live the awakened life, and how discovering one's Emptiness-one's divinity-is the difference between the two, which, as it turns out, were never two to begin with. As Harding often said, you cannot fix yourself from the level of the self. Only the One who is Other and yet not other, who is both No-thing and Everything, who is at the very heart of you as Who You Really Are, can transform your life.

New Harbinger

Tao of Stress

Robert G. Santee
Authors:
Robert G. Santee

Imagine, for a moment, a branch in the wind. If it moves with the wind, it will sway gracefully and remain intact; but if it refuses to bend, it will break. Like that unbendable branch, many of us refuse to be in harmony with the changes around us, and it is out of this conflict that much of our stress is created.As with most emotions, stress is a natural part of life, but it must be carefully managed in order to keep a sense of balance. When we allow stress to take control, a number of psychological and physical health problems can follow. Anxiety, depression, headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, and even diabetes can all be caused or exacerbated by stress. In order to live a healthy life, you need to make a change.In The Tao of Stress, an expert in Taoist psychology presents daily meditative skills and movement exercises that can help you simplify your life, fight fatigue, and calm a busy mind. After learning the basics of the Taoist approach to stress management, you will be able to put theory into practice through the various simple exercises and activities offered in this book. By creating your own stress management program, you will stay on the path (Tao) to good health, both in body and mind.Remember, even Zen masters aren't immune to stress. But they do know that in order to break the cycle of stress, you must be willing to give yourself up to the flow of life. This book will show you how.

Center Street

I'm Here To Win

Chris Mccormack, Tim Vandehey
Authors:
Chris Mccormack, Tim Vandehey

The Ironman World Championship is one of the most gruelling tests of mental and physical endurance and athleticism in the world. Its competitors have 17 hours to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run a full marathon, 26.2 miles. Chris McCormack has dedicated his life to training for - and winning - this race, a feat he has accomplished twice, along with winning the Australian Ironman five years in a row and coming in first at both the Triathlon World Championships and the International Triathlon Union World Cup. But his journey to athletic greatness is more than one of just physical endurance. I'M HERE TO WIN is McCormack's account of everything it takes - mind, body and spirit - to become a champion. In 2010, McCormack silenced his critics when he won the Hawaiian Ironman Championship at 37. He ran the race not just for himself, but for his late mother and the charity he founded in her honour to fight breast cancer. While Macca gives much credit to his physical performance, he believes his success comes from what he does before and after the race as much as during.

PublicAffairs

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain

Marc Lewis
Authors:
Marc Lewis

Marc Lewis's relationship with drugs began in a New England boarding school where, as a bullied and homesick fifteen-year-old, he made brief escapes from reality by way of cough medicine, alcohol, and marijuana. In Berkeley, California, in its hippie heyday, he found methamphetamine and LSD and heroin he sniffed nitrous oxide in Malaysia and frequented Calcutta's opium dens. Ultimately, though, his journey took him where it takes most addicts: into a life of desperation, deception, and crime.But unlike most addicts, Lewis recovered to become a developmental psychologist and researcher in neuroscience. In Memoirs of an Addicted Brain , he applies his professional expertise to a study of his former self, using the story of his own journey through addiction to tell the universal story of addictions of every kind.

Sphere

The Tsunami Countdown

Boyd Morrison
Authors:
Boyd Morrison
Non-Duality Press

The Heavenly Backflip

J.C. Amberchele
Authors:
J.C. Amberchele

J.C. Amberchele is a remarkably eloquent writer; the sixty-one succinct chapters of The Heavenly Backflip draw on conversations with fellow inmates and Buddhist group members and cover topics such as the nature of enlightenment, the Headless Way, the direct and the progressive path and the various concepts of Buddhism. Interspersed with these are taut chapters of prose informed by his own first-hand experience of Awakening. This is the Perennial Philosophy brought fully to life within the confines of a prison environment.This third book by Amberchele is made up of short chapters of alternating prose and dialogues with fellow prison inmates. A voracious reader and long-time Buddhist practitioner, his search found its conclusion in The Headless Way approach devised by Douglas Harding. As well as being an exposition of the Perennial Philosophy, Amberchele answers, via the dialogues, questions which come up along the path leading the reader towards a very practical seeing of one's Original Face. Altogether, a concise, profound and exuberant text on the nature of identity.

Carroll & Graf

We Can All Do Better

Perseus
Authors:
Perseus

Bill Bradley is arguably one of the most well-versed public figures of our time. The eighteen-year New Jersey Senator, financial and investment adviser, Olympic and NBA athlete, national radio host, and bestselling author has lived in the United States as both political insider and outsider, national sports celebrity and behind-the-scenes confidante, leader and teammate. His varied experiences help to inform his unique and much-sought-after point of view on Washington and the country at large. In We Can All Do Better , for the first time since the financial meltdown and since the worst of the intensifying political gridlock, Bradley offers his own concise, powerful, and highly personal review of the state of the nation. Bradley argues that government is not the problem. He criticizes the role of money and politics, explains how continuing on our existing foreign policy, electoral, and economic paths will mean a diminished future, and lays out exactly what needs to be done to reverse course. Breaking from the intransigent long-held viewpoints of both political parties, and with careful attention to our nation's history, Bradley passionately lays out his narrative. He offers a no-holds-barred prescription on subjects including job creation, deficit reduction, education, and immigration. While equally critical of the approaches of the Tea Party and Occupy Movements, he champions the power of individual Americans to organize, speak out, bridge divisions, and he calls on the media to assume a more responsible role in our national life. As this moving call to arms reminds us, we can all- elected officials, private citizens, presidents- do a better job of moving our country forward. Bradley is perhaps the best guide imaginable, with his firsthand knowledge of governments' inner-workings, the country's diversity, and the untapped potential of the American people.

Carroll & Graf

Infamous Players

Perseus
Authors:
Perseus

In 1967, Peter Bart, then a young reporter for the New York Times , decided to upend his life and enter the dizzying world of motion pictures. Infamous Players is the story of Bart's remarkable journey at Paramount, his role in its triumphs and failures, and how a new kind of filmmaking emerged during that time. When Bart was lured to Paramount by his friend and fellow newcomer, the legendary Robert Evans, the studio languished, its slate riddled with movies that were out of touch with the dynamic '60s. By the time Bart left Paramount, in 1975, the studio had completed an extraordinary run with such films as The Godfather , Rosemary's Baby , Harold and Maude , Love Story , Chinatown , Paper Moon , and True Grit . But this new golden era at Paramount was also fraught with chaos and company turmoil. Drugs, sex, runaway budgets, management infighting, and even the Mafia started finding their way onto the Paramount back lot, making it surely one of the worst-run studios in the history of the movie industry. As Peter reflects on the New Hollywood era at Paramount with insider details and insightful analysis, here too are his fascinating recollections of the icons from that era: Warren Beatty, Steve McQueen, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Polanski, and Frank Sinatra, among others. For over five decades, Peter Bart has viewed Hollywood from an incomparable vantage point. The stories he tells and the lessons we learn from Infamous Players are essential for anyone who loves movies.

Non-Duality Press

The Almighty Mackerel and His Holy Bootstraps

J.C. Amberchele
Authors:
J.C. Amberchele

Perhaps if something is said over and over a hundred different ways, it will finally sink in. And perhaps not. But if it is seen just once.... This book is an offering by the Absolute; an expression of a realization ultimately had by no one. Part I is comprised of 15 essays. The dialogues in Part II are based on conversations with five other incarcerated men over a period of four years. The author is indebted to these men, and to the English philosopher and spiritual teacher Douglas E. Harding for the awareness exercises and many of the terms presented in this book, and for his unique and incomparable expression of non-dual wisdom.

Hachette Australia

Things Bogans Like

E. Chas McSween, Enron Hubbard, Flash Johnson, Hunter McKenzie-Smythe, Intravenus Demilo, Michael Jayfox
Authors:
E. Chas McSween, Enron Hubbard, Flash Johnson, Hunter McKenzie-Smythe, Intravenus Demilo, Michael Jayfox
Carroll & Graf

A Separate Reality

Perseus
Authors:
Perseus

Set in the early 1970s, A Separate Reality is the story of Mark Grosfeld, a twelve-year-old growing up in Phoenix with politically active liberal Jewish parents. Mark, who is lonely and unhappy, meets Anna Voigt, a teacher who becomes his mentor. Anna, an ex-hippie poet, encourages Mark to write, and he becomes part of a circle of teenagers who meet at Anna's house to smoke pot and read poetry. She introduces him to the Beats, Zen Buddhism and the popular pseudo-anthropologist, Carlos Castaneda, author of Journey to Ixtlan. Mark goes on a semi-comic suburban vision quest, trying to conduct his life according to the teachings he uncovers in the books he finds through Anna , most significantly, Castaneda's. Mark soon discovers all these books share the belief that through a loss of "self" one can, somehow, transcend reality. A Separate Reality is a novel about the risks and appeal of the desire to be perfect a portrait of the artist as a young man in the Seventies.

Carroll & Graf

Fifty Best Mysteries

Perseus
Authors:
Perseus

Fifty Best Mysteries is a who's who of mystery from the pages of the leading magazine in the field. Showcasing the best short fiction published in Ellery Queen magazine over the past sixty years, this book is a treasure trove for mystery lovers everywhere. As editor Eleanor Sullivan writes, "I took the task by decades and decided to go after solid and entertaining stories by regular and significant contributors, stories that reflected the time in which they were written and the best work being produced in that decade." To this end, Sullivan has collected an astounding array of talent, from early works by John Dickson Carr, Margery Allingham, Anthony Boucher, and Ngaio Marsh in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, to later selections by Patricia Highsmith, Robert Bloch, Ruth Rendell, Donald E. Westlake, and Simon Brett that have appeared over the past three decades. Correction: Eleanor Sullivan, the author of Twice Dead, is alive and writing in St. Louis. See www.EleanorSullivan.com. Eleanor Sullivan, the editor of Fifty Best Mysteries, passed away in 1991. This corrects the back page of the book and the entry in the Carroll & Graf imprint section of the Avalon Publishing Group catalogue.

Da Capo Press

Desolate Angel

Dennis McNally
Authors:
Dennis McNally
Carroll & Graf

Beast of the Heartland

Perseus
Authors:
Perseus

The fiction of Lucius Shepard has more to do with Joseph Conrad than Isaac Asimov. Fascinated by deception and decay, and generally labeled a cyberpunk writer, his work transcends the limits of genre fiction. Beast of the Heartland contains seven tales that explore the darkside where science fiction meets horror. Headed by the award-winning "Barnacle Bill the Spacer," a story of high-space mutiny, the book includes "A Little Night Music," a gothic tale of insanity "All the Perfumes of Araby," where an adventurer in the Middle East links up with an ancient entity "Human History," a postapocalyptic chiller "Sports in America," a noir tale in the Chandler tradition "The Sun Spider," a mini space opera and the title story - an ingenious picture of a battered boxer on the decline.