Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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Life gets better: the unexpected pleasures of growing older

By Lustbader, Wendy

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 100

Call Number: 155.67 LUS

Argues that, in contrast to the popular image of old age as a kind of sad general decline, life for older people is often marked by increased self-knowledge, confidence, and spiritual awareness.

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Why is it always about you: the seven deadly sins of narcissism

By Hotchkiss, Sandy

Publishing Date: 2003

Classification: 100

Call Number: 158.2 HOT

Introduction: They're everywhere -- Pt. I. The seven deadly sins of narcissism. Shamelessness -- Magical thinking -- Arrogance -- Envy -- Entitlement -- Exploitation -- Bad boundaries -- Pt. II. Where does narcissism come from? Childhood narcissism and the birth of "me"--The narcissistic parent -- Pt. III. Defending your self : survival strategies for a narcissistic world. Strategy one : know yourself -- Strategy two : embrace reality -- Strategy three : set boundaries -- Strategy four : cultivate reciprocal relationships -- Pt. IV. "Special people" : the narcissists in your life. Adolescent narcissism : what's normal, what isn't -- Narcissism and addiction : the shame connection -- Narcissists in love : the fusion delusion -- Narcissists at work : the abuse of power -- Narcissism and aging : the mirror cracks -- Pt. V. Only you can prevent narcissism. The narcissistic society -- Becoming better parents.

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Examined lives: from Socrates to Nietzsche

By Miller, Jim

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: 100

Call Number: 190 MIL

We all want to know how to live. But before the good life was reduced to ten easy steps or a prescription from the doctor, it was the philosophers who offered arresting answers to the most fundamental questions about who we are and what makes for a life worth living. Here, James Miller returns to this vibrant tradition with short, lively biographies of twelve famous philosophers. With a flair for paradox and rich anecdote, this is a book that confirms the continuing relevance of philosophy today--and explores the most urgent questions about what it means to live a good life.--From publisher description.

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