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The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control

by Walter Mischel Little, Brown and Company (September 23, 2014)

Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.

A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now,...


Set Your Voice Free

by Roger Love & Donna Frazier Little, Brown and Company (November 28, 2009)

Roger Love, vocal coach of the Beach Boys, the Jacksons, Chicago, and Hanson, among many other singing superstars, and voice coach to celebrity speakers such as John Gray, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, and Anthony...


One Long River of Song

by Brian Doyle & David James Duncan Little, Brown and Company (December 02, 2019)

From a "born storyteller" (Seattle Times), this playful and moving bestselling book of essays invites us into the miraculous and transcendent moments of everyday life.

When Brian Doyle passed away at the age...


Make It Scream, Make It Burn

by Leslie Jamison Little, Brown and Company (September 23, 2019)

From the "astounding" (Entertainment Weekly), "spectacularly evocative" (The Atlantic), and "brilliant" (Los Angeles Times) author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes...


Talking to Strangers

by Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown and Company (September 09, 2019)

A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Pres

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers...


90 Seconds to a Life You Love

by Joan I. Rosenberg Little, Brown and Company (February 11, 2019)

Learn how to manage your most difficult feelings and build the emotional strength you need to create the life of your dreams.

Sadness, shame, helplessness, anger, embarrassment, disappointment, frustration...


The Formula

by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi Little, Brown and Company (November 05, 2018)

In the bestselling tradition of Malcom Gladwell, James Gleick, and Nate Silver, prominent professor László Barabási gives us a trailblazing book that promises to transform the very foundations of how our...


Make Better Pictures

by Henry Horenstein Little, Brown and Company (November 05, 2018)

Henry Horenstein may be the world's bestselling photography teacher, with more than 700,000 copies of his photography manuals sold. Now, in this easily digestible book of wisdom, he distills a career's worth...


Superminds

by Thomas W. Malone Little, Brown and Company (May 14, 2018)

From the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence comes a fascinating look at the remarkable capacity for intelligence exhibited by groups of people and computers working together.

If...


The Recovering

by Leslie Jamison Little, Brown and Company (April 02, 2018)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Empathy Exams comes this transformative work showing that sometimes the recovery is more gripping than the addiction.

With its deeply personal and seamless blend...


Set Your Voice Free

by Roger Love & Donna Frazier Little, Brown and Company (December 26, 2016)

Language and the way that people communicate has evolved over time, now you can learn how to effectively use your voice in the most effective way possible in order to get your message across.

Every time we open...


The Only Girl in the World

by Maude Julien Little, Brown and Company (December 11, 2017)

An Amazon Best Book of the Month: For readers of Room and The Glass Castle, an astonishing memoir of one woman rising above an unimaginable childhood.

Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was...


The Futilitarians

by Anne Gisleson Little, Brown and Company (August 21, 2017)

A memoir of friendship and literature chronicling a search for meaning and comfort in great books, and a beautiful path out of grief.

Anne Gisleson had lost her twin sisters, had been forced to flee her home...


What Made Maddy Run

by Kate Fagan Little, Brown and Company (July 31, 2017)

The heartbreaking story of college athlete Madison Holleran, whose life and death by suicide reveal the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness today in this #1 New York Times Sports and Fitness...


Blue Dreams

by Lauren Slater Little, Brown and Company (February 19, 2018)

The explosive story of the discovery and development of psychiatric medications, as well as the science and the people behind their invention, told by a riveting writer and psychologist who shares her own experience...


Head in the Cloud

by William Poundstone Little, Brown and Company (July 18, 2016)

The real-world value of knowledge in the mobile-device age.

More people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who Rene Descartes was. Most can't find Delaware on a map, correctly spell the word occurrence, or name...


The Book of Human Emotions

by Tiffany Watt Smith Little, Brown and Company (June 06, 2016)

A thoughtful, gleeful encyclopedia of emotions, both broad and outrageously specific, from throughout history and around the world.

How do you feel today? Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Your stomach...


The Yellow House

by Martin Gayford Little, Brown and Company (October 30, 2009)

This chronicle of the two months in 1888 when Paul Gauguin shared a house in France with Vincent Van Gogh describes not only how these two hallowed artists painted and exchanged ideas, but also the texture of...


Do I Make Myself Clear?

by Harold Evans Little, Brown and Company (May 15, 2017)

A wise and entertaining guide to writing English the proper way by one of the greatest newspaper editors of our time.

Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex...


Brain Wash

by David Perlmutter,, Austin Perlmutter & Kristin Loberg Little, Brown and Company (January 14, 2020)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and his physician son explore how modern culture threatens to rewire our brains and damage our health, offering a practical plan for healing.

Contemporary...


Murder Your Darlings

by Roy Peter Clark Little, Brown and Company (January 21, 2020)

From one of America's most influential writing teachers, a collection of 75 of the best writing strategies distilled from 75 writing and language books -- from Aristotle to Strunk and White.

With so many excellent...


Talking to Strangers

by Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown and Company (September 10, 2019)

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions...


In His Own Words

by Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan & Bill Clinton Little, Brown and Company (June 12, 2018)

"There is no easy way to walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain tops of our desires." -Nelson Mandela,...


The Formula

by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi Little, Brown and Company (November 06, 2018)

In this pioneering examination of the scientific principles behind success, a leading researcher reveals the surprising ways in which we can turn achievement into success.

Too often, accomplishment does not equate...


Make Better Pictures

by Henry Horenstein Little, Brown and Company (October 23, 2018)

Henry Horenstein may be the world's bestselling photography teacher, with more than 700,000 copies of his photography manuals sold. Now, in this easily digestible book of wisdom, he distills a career's worth...


Joyful

by Ingrid Fetell Lee Little, Brown and Company (September 18, 2018)

Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture,...


Dopesick

by Beth Macy Little, Brown and Company (August 07, 2018)

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Factory Man, the untold story of America's opioid epidemic

In the worst drug epidemic in American history, nothing is as it first appears. The most dangerous...


Eating My Heroes

by Rick Bass Little, Brown and Company (June 05, 2018)

On the Road meets Tuesdays with Morrie in this pilgrimage by "an American classic" (Newsweek) to thank his most important mentors through memorable meals and conversations

"Some years later, George Plimpton offered...


Truth

by Hector Macdonald Little, Brown and Company (March 06, 2018)

A leading business strategist examines how "competing truths" shape our opinions, behaviors, and beliefs.

We like to think that there is a clear distinction between true and false -- that if only we could uncover...


Set Your Voice Free: How to Get the Singing or Speaking Voice You Want

by Roger Love & Donna Frazier Little, Brown and Company (December 27, 2016)

The greatest vocal coach in the world will help you get the voice you want.

Every time we open our mouths, we have an effect on ourselves and the way others perceive us. The ability to speak clearly and confidently...


The Futilitarians

by Anne Gisleson Little, Brown and Company (August 22, 2017)

Memoir of a year in the author's own existential book club as she grapples with huge familial loss

Anne Gisleson's adult life was gouged with crises, from the suicide of two twin sisters within two years, to...


What Made Maddy Run

by Kate Fagan Little, Brown and Company (August 01, 2017)

An account of mental illness among college athletes in the Internet age, told through the tragic life of former U Penn runner Madison Holleran

If you scrolled through 19-year-old Madison Holleran's Instagram,...


Blue Dreams

by Lauren Slater Little, Brown and Company (June 13, 2017)

A start-to-finish narrative history of our major psychotropic drugs, from "a thoroughly exhilarating and entertaining writer" (Washington Post).

As our approach to mental illness has oscillated from biological...


U Thrive

by Dan Lerner & Alan Daniel Schlechter, Little, Brown and Company (April 18, 2017)

From the professors who teach NYU's most popular non-required class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond.

Every year, more than 5,000,000 students...


Do I Make Myself Clear?

by Harold Evans Little, Brown and Company (January 10, 2017)

A wise and entertaining guide to writing English the proper way by one of the greatest newspaper editors of our time.

Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex...


The Tipping Point

by Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown and Company (October 31, 2006)

Discover Malcolm Gladwell's breakthrough debut and explore the science behind viral trends in business, marketing, and human behavior.

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior...


A Perfect Mess

by Eric Abrahamson & David H. Freedman Little, Brown and Company (January 02, 2007)

Ever since Einstein's study of Brownian Motion, scientists have understood that a little disorder can actually make systems more effective. But most people still shun disorder-or suffer guilt over the mess they...


Welcome to Your Crisis

by Laura Day Little, Brown and Company (May 02, 2006)

From the bestselling author of Practical Intuition comes a groundbreaking book about using the power of crisis to transform one's life.


Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing

by Dave Grossman, Kristine Paulsen & Katie Miserany Little, Brown and Company (November 15, 2016)

The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide--and what we must do about it.

Paducah, Kentucky, 1997: a 14-year-old boy shoots...


The Book of Human Emotions: From Ambiguphobia to Umpty -- 154 Words from Around the World for How We Feel

by Tiffany Watt Smith Little, Brown and Company (June 07, 2016)

A thoughtful, gleeful encyclopedia of emotions, both broad and outrageously specific, from throughout history and around the world.

How do you feel today? Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Your stomach...


Why You Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica--The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds

by John Powell Little, Brown and Company (June 14, 2016)

A delightful journey through the psychology and science of music, WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC is the perfect book for anyone who loves a tune.

Music plays a hugely important role in our emotional, intellectual, and even...


Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up

by William Poundstone Little, Brown and Company (July 19, 2016)

The real-world value of knowledge in the mobile-device age.

More people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who Rene Descartes was. Most can't find Delaware on a map, correctly spell the word occurrence, or name...


Blue Mind

by Wallace J. Nichols & Céline Cousteau Little, Brown and Company (July 21, 2014)

A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being.

Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and...


Rock Breaks Scissors

by William Poundstone Little, Brown and Company (June 02, 2014)

A practical guide to outguessing everything, from multiple-choice tests to the office football pool to the stock market.

People are predictable even when they try not to be. William Poundstone demonstrates how...


Altruism

by Matthieu Ricard Little, Brown and Company (June 01, 2015)

The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism -- and why we need it now more than ever.

In Happiness, Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied...


David and Goliath

by Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown and Company (September 30, 2013)

Explore the power of the underdog in Malcolm Gladwell's dazzling examination of success, motivation, and the role of adversity in shaping our lives.

Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine,...


Help! For Writers

by Roy Peter Clark Little, Brown and Company (September 20, 2011)

The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: The story is too long; the story's too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer's block is rearing its ugly head.

In Help! For Writers, Roy Peter...


Redirect

by Timothy D. Wilson Little, Brown and Company (September 07, 2011)

What if there were a magic pill that could make you happier, turn you into a better parent, solve a number of your teenager's behavior problems, reduce racial prejudice, and close the achievement gap in education?...


How Music Works

by John Powell Little, Brown and Company (November 02, 2010)

What makes a musical note different from any other sound? How can you tell if you have perfect pitch? Why do 10 violins sound only twice as loud as one? Do your Bob Dylan albums sound better on CD or vinyl?...


Spent

by Avis Cardella Little, Brown and Company (May 13, 2010)

As a child, Avis Cardella devoured the glamorous images in her mother's fashion magazines. She grew up to be one of the people in them, living a life that seemed to be filled with labels and luxury. But shopping...