Self Help, Psychology & Spirituality

Sam Pease is a lady with attitude. Against a dusky pink background she smiles confidently from the cover of her latest handbook for all women: Date Like A Dude. Dressed in white blazer cheekily concealing sexy lingerie and a bold black bowtie she might be a tad scary to some – but all this woman… Read More

Most people who know me usually say one of two things when asked to describe me. It’s either ‘boy, Drew, you sure are smart’ or ‘man, you’re an arrogant prick’. Either way, a book like this one definitely intrigued me. A) because I love learning and B) I like being smarter than other people. Any… Read More

Psychopaths are somewhat fashionable these days. Think less flesh-eating Hannibal Lecter, and more ultra-suave Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. The new breed of psychopaths, the “corporate psychopath”, is less about anti-social flesh eating, and more about ambitiousness, and being a successful go-getter. As the traits of many people in high-power positions – namely ruthlessness, ambition… Read More

New Zealand author, Jenni Ogden, has taught, researched and practised in the fields of clinical psychology and neuropsychology for 27 years. Now, in her fascinating new book Trouble in Mind: Stories from a Neuropsychologist’s Casebook, she shares some her most remarkable experiences – and patients. In Ogden’s previous text, Fractured Minds: a case-study approach to… Read More

With its linen-bound, hardback cover (underneath a dust jacket), and red ribbon marker,  A Treasury of Saints, is a beautiful book. This compendium of saints, both well-known and lesser-known, is a wonderful introduction to Christianity’s saints. The book is suitable for ages 7 to 12, but for anyone older interested in the saints, it still… Read More

Not so long ago, we saw Ruby Wax running around on TV, hilariously trying to wheedle celebrities to dish the dirt. All the while, behind the curtain, the comedienne was battling with on-again off-again bouts of depression. Her first-hand experiences with the disease have led Wax to become a poster girl for mental illness, and… Read More

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