Koemba Book Club

Mindsight: Transform Your Brain with the New Science of Kindness

Mindsight: Transform Your Brain with the New Science of Kindness

FROM A PIONEER IN THE FIELD OF MENTAL HEALTH COMES A GROUNDBREAKING BOOK ON THE HEALING POWER OF MINDSIGHT, THE CAPACITY FOR INSIGHT AND EMPATHY THAT ALLOWS YOU TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES IN YOUR BRAIN AND IN YOUR LIFE. A Harvard-trained doctor and clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, Daniel Siegel […]

Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds

Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds

Filled with real-life anecdotes, Third Culture Kids examines the nature of the TCK experience and its effect on maturing, developing a sense of identity and adjusting to one s passport country upon return. For many third culture kids, this book will be their first opportunity to discover that they share a common heritage with countless […]

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood

Drawing on his nearly two decades of clinical work with and research on boys, a psychiatrist offers a groundbreaking study of the toll taken by the masculine imperative on boys and a plan for raising happier, more grounded males.

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

Why are more American adolescent girls prey to depression, eating disorders, addictions, and suicide attempts than ever before? According to Dr. Mary Pipher, a clinical psychologist who has treated girls for more than twenty years, we live in a look-obsessed, media-saturated, “girl-poisoning” culture. Despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of sexism and violence–from undervalued […]

The Drama of Being a Child : The Search for the True Self

The Drama of Being a Child : The Search for the True Self

The first publication of Drama of Being a Child and of this 1997 edition are separated by fifteen years of experience – the author’s experience with her own self-therapy and with other recent therapy methods, and finally her knowledge of the life histories of the several thousand readers who have written to her. The research […]

For Your Own Good: Roots of Violence in Child-rearing

For Your Own Good: Roots of Violence in Child-rearing

Alice Miller explores the sources of violence within ourselves and the way these are encouraged by orthodox childrearing practices. Challenging the way in which we rationalise punishment and coercion as being for the child’s ‘own good’, she illuminates the cost in compassion and humanity in later life, both in the private and public domain. Her […]

The Children We Deserve: Love and Hate in the Making of the Family

The Children We Deserve: Love and Hate in the Making of the Family

“Raising children”, writes the author, “is the most important work in the world, the task at which we dare not fail.” But it seems clear that people have failed, that society has lost its way, and that the betrayal of childhood is taking place on a global scale. From both sides of the Atlantic, evidence […]

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking about It

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking about It

Men are right. The “relationship talk” “does not” help. Dr. Patricia Love’s and Dr. Steven Stosny’s “How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It” reveals the stunning truth about marital happiness: Love is “not” about better communication. It’s about connection. You’ll never get a closer relationship with your man by talking to him like […]