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📒Everything Bad Is Good For You ✍ Steven Johnson
✏Everything Bad is Good for You Book Summary : From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted Forget everything you’ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day—from Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons—has been growing more sophisticated with each passing year, and, far from rotting our brains, is actually posing new cognitive challenges that are actually making our minds measurably sharper. After reading Everything Bad is Good for You, you will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again. With a new afterword by the author.
📒Videogames And Education ✍ Harry J. Brown
✏Videogames and Education Book Summary : Video games challenge our notions of identity, creativity, and moral value, and provide a powerful new avenue for teaching and learning. This book is a rich and provocative guide to the role of interactive media in cultural learning. It searches for specific ways to interpret video games in the context of human experience and in the field of humanities research. The author shows how video games have become a powerful form of political, ethical, and religious discourse, and how they have already influenced the way we teach, learn, and create. He discusses the major trends in game design, the public controversies surrounding video games, and the predominant critical positions in game criticism. The book speaks to all educators, scholars, and thinking persons who seek a fuller understanding of this significant and video games cultural phenomenon.
📒Pong X Infinity ✍ Chuck Klosterman
✏Pong x Infinity Book Summary : Originally collected in Chuck Klosterman IV and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Media and Culture, this essay is about video games.
📒Everything Is Bad For You ✍ David S. French
✏Everything Is Bad for You Book Summary : You've heard about the latest studies and you've read the conflicting reports. You were right to be suspicious-the strange reality is that everything is bad for you. Everything from carpets to camping to water to Norman, Oklahoma, endangers your health, your sense of well-being and ultimately, your sanity. Discover the disturbingly amusing truth: sunscreen is bad for you whether you use it or not-and so is everything else!
📒Northline ✍ Willy Vlautin
✏Northline Book Summary : 'Vlautin is nothing less than the Dylan of the dislocated.' Independent on Sunday At twenty-two, Allison Johnson is a lost young woman in need of a new start. Down among the lowlifes in Las Vegas, clinging to drink and to Jimmy, the abusive boyfriend whose child she is expecting, she has hit rock bottom. So when the opportunity arises to escape, Allison knows she must take it. She reaches Reno with just a few dollars and her ever-present best friend - Paul Newman. And as she struggles to start a better life it is imaginary conversations with the movie star's greatest characters and real acts of kindness from people she barely knows that might just rescue her from the difficult world she has found herself in. 'Vlautin has written the American novel I've been hoping to find.' George Pelecanos 'A compassionate look at everyday, ordinary people struggling to make a new life for themselves in America.' Herald
📒Introducing Psychoanalysis ✍ Susan Budd
✏Introducing Psychoanalysis Book Summary : Introducing Psychoanalysis brings together leading analysts to explain what psychoanalysis is and how it has developed, setting its ideas in their appropriate social and intellectual context. Based on lectures given at the British Psychoanalytic Society, the contributions capture the diversity of opinion among analysts to provide a clear and dynamic presentation of concepts such as: sexual perversions trauma and the possibility of recovery phantasy and reality interpreting and transference two views of the Oedipus complex projective identification the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions symbolism and dreams. Frequently misunderstood subjects are demystified and the contributors' wealth of clinical and supervisory experience ensures that central concepts are explained with refreshing clarity. Clinical examples are included throughout and provide a valuable insight into the application of psychoanalytic ideas. This overview of the wide variety of psychoanalytic ideas that are current in Britain today will appeal to all those training and practicing in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as those wishing to broaden their knowledge of this field.
📒The Good The Bad And Everything Inbetween ✍ Phoenix Saige Whytock
✏The Good The Bad and Everything Inbetween Book Summary : Imagine... losing your best friend or falling in love with your best friend. What would you feel if you were abused every day by your husband? Or worked as a hooker on the corner market? What if you had a crappy job at the local supermarket and couldn’t pay your rent? What if you lived in the French countryside, your life filled with happiness, sadness, loss, love, and life? What if life wasn’t as simple as black and white? What if it was something else? Grey, with all the problems and complications of life, with all the ups’ and downs’. How would you cope? Would you crumble and fall? Or would you survive? The characters of, The Good, the bad, and Everything Inbetween, know the outcome of the story; now it’s your turn to turn the page and begin the journey.
📒Primal Leadership With A New Preface By The Authors ✍ Daniel Goleman
✏Primal Leadership With a New Preface by the Authors Book Summary : This is the book that established “emotional intelligence” in the business lexicon—and made it a necessary skill for leaders. Managers and professionals across the globe have embraced Primal Leadership, affirming the importance of emotionally intelligent leadership. Its influence has also reached well beyond the business world: the book and its ideas are now used routinely in universities, business and medical schools, and professional training programs, and by a growing legion of professional coaches. This refreshed edition, with a new preface by the authors, vividly illustrates the power—and the necessity—of leadership that is self-aware, empathic, motivating, and collaborative in a world that is ever more economically volatile and technologically complex. It is even timelier now than when it was originally published. From bestselling authors Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee, this groundbreaking book remains a must-read for anyone who leads or aspires to lead. Also available in ebook format wherever ebooks are sold.
📒Everything That Happens To Me Is Good ✍ Geoff Thompson
✏Everything That Happens to Me is Good Book Summary : "Everything That Happens to Me is Good" is a distillation of thoughts, experiences and hard won philosophy on living and dying, change, challenge, motivation and a whole lot more. This is a collection of insightful, moving and often provocative musings that will change the way you view your world. What makes this book refreshingly unique is that Geoff is a living embodiment of everything he writes. He discusses depression, because he has successfully overcome crippling depression, he writes about fear because he has made a career out of confronting and overcoming his own demons, similarly he writes about thinking impossible things, because he is in the habit of manifesting the seemingly impossible into his life.
✏Aman Book Summary : This is the extraordinary first-person account of a young woman's coming of age in Somalia and her struggles against the obligations and strictures of family and society. By the time she is nine, Aman has undergone a ritual circumcision ceremony; at eleven, her innocent romance with a white boy leads to a murder; at thirteen she is given away in an arranged marriage to a stranger. Aman eventually runs away to Mogadishu, where her beauty and rebellious spirit leads her to the decadent demimonde of white colonialists. Hers is a world in which women are both chattel and freewheeling entrepreneurs, subject to the caprices of male relatives, yet keenly aware of the loopholes that lead to freedom. Aman is an astonishing history, opening a window onto traditional Somali life and the universal quest for female self-awareness. From the Trade Paperback edition.