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  • The Center of the Universeby Nancy Bachrach

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    The story is so improbable, it can only be true:  A brilliant woman with a long history of mental illness?who once proclaimed herself to be "the center of the universe" ? is miraculously cured by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning aboard the family boat.  Nancy Bachrach warns readers,  ?Don?t try this at home?   in her darkly humorous memoir about... more...

  • We're Still Familyby Constance Ahrons

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    What is the real legacy of divorce? To answer this question, Constance Ahrons, Ph.D., interviewed one hundred and seventy-three grown children whose divorcing parents she had interviewed twenty years earlier for her landmark study, the basis of which was the highly acclaimed book The Good Divorce . What she has learned is both heartening and significant.... more...

  • They're Your Parents, Too!by Francine Russo

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 26.00

    Your parents are growing older and are getting forgetful, starting to slow down, or worse. Suddenly you find yourself at the cusp of one of the most important transitions in your life?and the life of your family. Your parents need you and your siblings to step up and take care of them, a little or a lot. To make the right things happen, you will all... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Open Nestingby M.S Gray; Lauren L.M.F.T.; Wendy Bedwell-Wilson

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95

    "As long as you're living under my roof"-made simple... Census figures say about half those aged 18 to 24 live at home, with 65% of college graduates returning. This guide helps parents and their adult children deal with living together again by: helping young adults set goals for independence; determine boundaries; talk about dating, and... more...

  • The Reverend's Apprenticeby David N. Odhiambo

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2008; US$ 17.95

    A tragicomic novel about power, culture, and identity politics in contemporary America. more...

  • Cutting Looseby Howard Halpern

    Touchstone 1990; US$ 17.95

    With more than thirty-five years of experience in psychotherapy, Dr. Halpern enables the adult child to understand his or her parent and foster a positive, healthy adult relationship. In all respects, you appear to be well-adjusted, reasonably successful adult, but in the presence of your parents, you feel vulnerable, dependent, guilty, insecure?childlike.... more...

  • Not Quite Adultsby Richard Settersten; Barbara E. Ray

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Why are 20-somethings delaying adulthood? The media have flooded us with negative headlines about this generation, from their sense of entitlement to their immaturity. Drawing on almost a decade of cutting-edge research and nearly five hundred interviews with young people, Richard Settersten, Ph.D., and Barbara E. Ray shatter these stereotypes, revealing... more...

  • Emptying the Nestby Ph.D. Brad Sachs

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    In today?s rapidly changing world and challenging economy, young adults increasingly find themselves at a crossroads between financial and emotional dependence and autonomy. Drawing on Dr. Sachs' extensive clinical experience and his illuminating discussion of the latest psychological research, Emptying the Nest will support parents in their efforts... more...

  • Backtalkby Carolyn Crowder; Audrey Ricker

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 12.99

    "So what? All the other kids get to do it!" Few behavioral problems challenge and frustrate parents, caregivers, and teachers as does verbal rudeness in children of any age. Reinforced by the wise-cracking kids on TV and in the movies, backtalk has become all too common among today's youngsters. But there is nothing cute about this behavior. Remarks... more...

  • Conversations and Cosmopolitansby Robert Rave; Jane Rave

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    Part Augusten Burroughs, part Robert Leleux,  Conversations and Cosmopolitans  is a hilarious and touching memoir written by a mother, Jane, and her son, Robert, as they navigate their new relationship together after Robert announces in a hand-written letter that he is gay. more...