Too Smart for Her Own Good?

Author: Conalee Levine-Shneidman,Karen Levine

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 9780553259452

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Shows how successful women who revert to childhood behavior patterns in their relationships with men can alter actions and thinking

For Their Own Good

Author: Robyn Mostacero

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595227023

Category: Fiction

Page: 508

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What would it take to keep hardened, cold-blooded killers and rapists off the streets? Robyn A. Mostacero's first book is a fictional crime novel and part one in a series. For Their Own Good is a haunting story that delves into the lives and the minds of society's most sought after criminals. The story also profiles the lives of the underground, government assassins that are hunting them, each plagued by memories of their own victimizations that have driven them to kill. This spellbinding account is fast-paced and spiked with heart stopping suspense and images of violent retribution. For Their Own Good is a psychological, erotic thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat when some unexpected secrets unfold as it nears its surprising conclusion.

For Your Own Good

Author: Alice Miller

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466806761

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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For Your Own Good, the contemporary classic exploring the serious if not gravely dangerous consequences parental cruelty can bring to bear on children everywhere, is one of the central works by Alice Miller, the celebrated Swiss psychoanalyst. With her typically lucid, strong, and poetic language, Miller investigates the personal stories and case histories of various self-destructive and/or violent individuals to expand on her theories about the long-term affects of abusive child-rearing. Her conclusions—on what sort of parenting can create a drug addict, or a murderer, or a Hitler—offer much insight, and make a good deal of sense, while also straying far from psychoanalytic dogma about human nature, which Miller vehemently rejects. This important study paints a shocking picture of the violent world—indeed, of the ever-more-violent world—that each generation helps to create when traditional upbringing, with its hidden cruelty, is perpetuated. The book also presents readers with useful solutions in this regard—namely, to resensitize the victimized child who has been trapped within the adult, and to unlock the emotional life that has been frozen in repression.

For Your Own Good

Author: Jacob Sullum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684871157

Category: History

Page: 352

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The tobacco controversy is usually portrayed as a battle between selfless defenders of public health and greedy merchants of death. In For Your Own Good, award-winning journalist Jacob Sullum argues that such a view conceals the true nature of the crusade for a smoke-free society. As Sullum demonstrates, this struggle is not about the behavior of corporations; it's about the behavior of individuals. It is an attempt by one group of people to impose their tastes and preferences on another. For Your Own Good shows that long before Philip Morris or R. J. Reynolds existed, tobacco's opponents condemned smoking as disgusting, immoral, addictive, unhealthy, and inconsiderate. In recent decades, they have used scientific evidence that smoking is hazardous to enlist the state in their crusade, arguing that the government has an obligation to discourage behavior that might lead to disease or injury. Given this country's tradition of limited government, however, Americans tend to be skeptical of this argument. Sullum justifies their misgivings, noting that achieving a "smoke-free society" in a nation where tens of millions choose to smoke is necessarily an exercise in tyranny. It therefore comes as no surprise that tobacco's opponents resort to censorship, punitive taxes, violations of property rights, and other coercive tactics. Sullum argues that such uses of state power are illegitimate and dangerous, threatening the freedom of anyone who dares to trade longevity for pleasure. In response to this charge, tobacco's opponents have offered various rationales designed to overcome suspicions of paternalism. They have portrayed tobacco advertising as an insidious force that seduces people into acting against their interests. They have said that smoking imposes costs on society that need to be recouped through special taxes. They have claimed that secondhand smoke poses a grave threat to bystanders, so smoking should be confined to the home. They have accused the tobacco companies of hiding the truth about the hazards and addictiveness of smoking, preventing their customers from making informed decisions. They have described nicotine addiction as a compulsive and possibly contagious illness, fitting nicely with the public health mission to control disease. Often these arguments are combined with appeals to protect children, as when former FDA commissioner David A. Kessler called smoking "a pediatric disease." Sullum refutes each of these claims and shows that the anti-smoking crusade in fact rests on two complementary beliefs: that the government should stamp out the use of hazardous drugs and that it should deter activities that impair "the public health." He argues that the dangerous implications of these ideas extend far beyond tobacco.

For Your Own Good

Author: Samantha Downing

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405945648

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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THE GRIPPING NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FROM THE RICHARD & JUDY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY LOVELY WIFE 'Irresistibly dark' T.M. LOGAN 'Gripping and twisted' 5***** READER REVIEW 'Dark, sly and delicious' J.P. DELANEY 'Intoxicating' 5***** READER REVIEW 'Totally the real deal' SARAH PINBOROUGH _______ At Belmont Academy, excellence comes at a cost . . . The teachers demand too much from their students. The students are devious and unpredictable. The parents will do anything to get their children ahead. And when a parent dies in suspicious circumstances, it's clear that someone at Belmont is a murderer. But how do you uncover a killer when anyone could be a suspect? _______ 'Brilliant' Daily Mail 'Absolutely terrific' Sarah Pekkanen 'Wonderfully dark and twisty. I raced through it, desperate to know how it would end' B.A. Paris 'Dark as night, sinister as hell, clever, twisting and downright fun' Chris Whitaker READERS ARE GRIPPED BY FOR YOUR OWN GOOD 'A gripping, twisted and dark thriller that kept me hooked to the last page. The plot was superb, the writing was sharp, the events were unpredictable' 5***** Reader Review 'This book is exceptional. Full and twists and tension, I raced through it. Absolutely brilliant' 5***** Reader Review 'WOW! Brilliant. Couldn't put it down. So many twists and turns. Kept me in suspense until the very end' 5***** Reader Review 'Gripping and darkly comic with brilliant characterisation' 5***** Reader Review 'I was hooked from the first paragraph' 5***** Reader Review 'Samantha Downing does it again! Gripping, dark, incisive and sharply observed from start to finish' 5***** Reader Review 'A thriller with dark humour at its heart' 5***** Reader Review

Too Nice for Your Own Good

Author: Duke Robinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759522057

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 3795


Are you, like many of us, too nice for your own good? This remarkable book will empower you to get what you need and deserve,out of life...and still be a nice person! If you're like most folks, you were raised to be "nice". Yet now you find yourself asking: "If I'm so nice, why isn't my life better?" Renowned minister and lecturer Duke Robinson has the answer. Robinson says that well-intended behavior is essential to a humane society, but carries a down side. Being nice often means we take on too much, tell little lies, strive endlessly for perfection, and fall prey to other self-defeating behaviors. Now Robinson outlines the nine unconscious mistakes nice people make daily, and he shows how to correct them and avoid unnecessary stress with life-affirming actions. Learn how to: Say "no" and save yourself from burnout Tell others what you want, and actually receive it Express anger in healing ways that maintain valued relationships Respond effectively when irrationally criticized or attacked Liberate your true self.

It's For Your Own Good

Author: Jane Cuff

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 0956560164

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 178

View: 4008


Life has become intolerable and in a bid to escape, Connor, Lisa & John struggle to evade the smothering and controlling society created by the Department of Health & Safety. As they head for the mainland one of them carries an explosive secret that could blow the lid off the lies they've been fed for years. The Department want them, dead or alive!

A Savage Presence

Author: WL Knightly

Publisher: BrixBaxter Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Now that Connor Cohen is dead, Silas Cohen is free to live the life he wants. But there are still two men in the way. When Enzo Juarez tries to make a new deal with Fiona, her good intentions get the best of her and she unexpectedly puts Silas in danger. Can Alex’s connections save them this time? All bets are off when it’s every man for themselves in this series’ finale.

Transcendence and Non-Naturalism in Early Chinese Thought

Author: Alexus McLeod,Joshua R. Brown

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350082554

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 5071


Contemporary scholars of Chinese philosophy often presuppose that early China possessed a naturalistic worldview, devoid of any non-natural concepts, such as transcendence. Challenging this presupposition head-on, Joshua R. Brown and Alexus McLeod argue that non-naturalism and transcendence have a robust and significant place in early Chinese thought. This book reveals that non-naturalist positions can be found in early Chinese texts, in topics including conceptions of the divine, cosmogony, and apophatic philosophy. Moreover, by closely examining a range of early Chinese texts, and providing comparative readings of a number of Western texts and thinkers, the book offers a way of reading early Chinese Philosophy as consistent with the religious philosophy of the East and West, including the Abrahamic and the Brahmanistic religions. Co-written by a philosopher and theologian, this book draws out unique insights into early Chinese thought, highlighting in particular new ways to consider a range of Chinese concepts, including tian, dao, li, and you/wu.