The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs - Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Kaufmann


The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God -- to which a large part of the book is devoted -- and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence.

Walter Kaufmann's commentary, with its many quotations from previously untranslated letters, brings to life Nietzsche as a human being and illuminates his philosophy. The book contains some of Nietzsche's most sustained discussions of art and morality, knowledge and truth, the intellectual conscience and the origin of logic.

Most of the book was written just before Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the last part five years later, after Beyond Good and Evil. We encounter Zarathustra in these pages as well as many of Nietzsche's most interesting philosophical ideas and the largest collection of his own poetry that he himself ever published.

Walter Kaufmann's English versions of Nietzsche represent one of the major translation enterprises of our time. He is the first philosopher to have translated Nietzsche's major works, and never before has a single translator given us so much of Nietzsche.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running - Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel


What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a dozen critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and even more importantly, on his writing.

Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and takes us to places ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among young women who outpace him. Through this marvelous lens of sport emerges a panorama of memories and insights: the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer, his greatest triumphs and disappointments, his passion for vintage LPs, and the experience, after fifty, of seeing his race times improve and then fall back.

By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is rich and revelatory, both for fans of this masterful yet guardedly private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in running.

Life...: Make It Simple - Linda Carol


Life...: Make It Simple

Inspiration for this book resulted from the author's extraordinary encounter with more than 30 wild dolphins one magical summer day. This is her first book in the Life... Make it Simple series. Let Linda's simple, yet profound, book help you create the life you have always wanted. Allow the pages of this book to randomly open to any page with the intention of receiving a message for your own highest good and you will find yourself reading words that were especially meant for you.

The Birth of Tragedy/The Case of Wagner - Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Kaufmann


The Birth of Tragedy/The Case of Wagner

The Birth of Tragedy (1872) was Nietzsche's first book. Its youthful faults were exposed by Nietzsche in the brilliant "Attempt at a Self-Criticism" which he added to the new edition of 1886. But the book, whatever its excesses, remains one of the most relevant statements on tragedy ever penned. It exploded the conception of Greek culture that was prevalent down through the Victorian era, and it sounded themes developed in the twentieth century by classicists, existentialists, psychoanalysts, and others.

The Case of Wagner (1888) was one Nietzsche's last books, and his wittiest. In attitude and style it is diametrically opposed to The Birth of Tragedy. Both works transcend their ostensible subjects and deal with art and culture, as well as the problems of the modern age generally.

Each book in itself gives us an inadequate idea of its author; together, they furnish a striking image of Nietzsche's thought. The distinguished new translations by Walter Kaufmann superbly reflect in English Nietzsche's idiom and the vitality of his style. Professor Kaufmann has also furnished running footnote commentaries, relevant passages from Nietzsche's correspondence, a bibliography, and, for the first time in any edition, an extensive index to each book.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What You Should Do to Prevent Disease, Feel Great, and Have Optimum Health and Longevity - Jonny Bowden


The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What You Should Do to Prevent Disease, Feel Great, and Have Optimum Health and Longevity

Author Jonny Bowden looks at what he calls “The Four Horsemen of Aging”—free radicals, inflammation, glycation, and stress—and shows how they can harm your health and shorten your life. Bowden then unveils an arsenal of anti-aging strategies culled from cutting edge research and lessons learned from the longest lived people on the planet. He examines how the major organs, such as the heart and the brain, age and how you can prevent damage to these vital parts of the body. In total, readers learn what they can eat, do, and take to feel great, avoid illness, and live a long life.

Live What You Love: Notes from an Unusual Life - Robert Blanchard, Melinda Blanchard


Live What You Love: Notes from an Unusual Life

Bob and Melinda Blanchard's first book, A Trip to the Beach, sold more than 85,000 copies and became inspiration for countless people who were ready to start living their dreams. Comprising stories, reflections, notes, insights, and a bit of advice, Live What You Love is the Blanchard's warm, engaging, and personal response to the thousands of fans who've asked them, "How did you do it?"

"What happens if life falls outside the expected lines and inside others that are self-defined? Our experiences tell us that living this way is as wonderful as it is odd. We happen to believe that life really is about choices, and we love what happens when interesting ones get paired together."--Bob and Melinda Blanchard

After the Blanchards' published A Trip to the Beach, they found that readers responded personally and passionately, often buying multiple copies to give friends and family. They received countless invitations to lecture and requests for national television appearances, and have been asked to develop a series for PBS. Everyone, it seems, wanted to live their life: during the winter, the couple operate the most popular restaurant in Anguilla, the tiny Caribbean nation hideaway of celebrities, beautiful beaches and luxurious homes, and spend summers in the green hills of Northern Vermont.
Through delightful and moving stories, reflections, notes--and a soupcon of advice--the Blanchards have written a stunning, inspirational manifesto where truly living what you love becomes a revolutionary act, a rebellion against the common life. They show how, through self-trust, personal adjustment, and daily acts of commitment, each of us can live the life we love and make every day a personal treasure. Full of warmth, humor, wisdom, and charm, LWYL is the Blanchard's love letter to life, a celebration of unusual choices, and a thank you gift to all of their fans.

Ich lieb dich nicht, wenn du mich liebst: Nähe und Distanz in Liebesbeziehungen (German Edition) - Cassandra Phillips, Dean C. Delis


Ich lieb dich nicht, wenn du mich liebst: Nähe und Distanz in Liebesbeziehungen (German Edition)

Warum funktionieren so viele Liebesbeziehungen nicht? Schuld daran ist oft ein Ungleichgewicht der Emotionen: Ein Partner liebt mehr als der andere. Je stärker er unter Verlustängsten leidet und klammert, desto mehr zieht sich sein ohnehin distanziertes Gegenüber zurück.

Der Psychotherapeut Prof. Dr. Dean C. Delis analysiert einfühlsam die Grundstruktur dieses Teufelskreises. Vor allem aber zeigt er Wege auf, wie Paare wieder zu einer gleichberechtigten und erfüllten Partnerschaft zurückfinden können.

Pubertät. 10 Schritte zu einem besseren Miteinander. Wie Sie jetzt mit Ihren Kindern reden. - Roger W. McIntire


Pubertät. 10 Schritte zu einem besseren Miteinander. Wie Sie jetzt mit Ihren Kindern reden.

Mutter: "Wie war es in der Schule, Lisa?"
Lisa: "O.K."
Mutter: "Erzähl mal."
Lisa: "Musst du immer alles wissen?"
Mutter: "Es interessiert mich einfach."
Lisa: "lass mich doch in Ruhe."
Kennen Sie solche Gespräche mit Ihren Kindern? Wie meistern Sie den täglichen Überlebenskampf mit Ihrer heranwachsenden Tochter oder Ihrem Sohn?
Dr. Roger McIntire, Vater von drei Kindern, hat viele solcher Gespräche erlebt. Seit 32 Jahren unterstützt der Erziehungsberater und Dozent für Kinderpsychologie Eltern dabei, mit ihren Kindern anders umzugehen und besser miteinander auszukommen.

ADHD Does Not Exist - Richard Saul


ADHD Does Not Exist

A radical new response to a widely misunderstood condition

We are witnessing a global epidemic of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. Millions are suffering from attention issues, while millions more are reliant on stimulant medication to perform at school and at work. Despite decades of advancements in neuroscience, the definition of ADHD has remained essentially unchanged since its introduction in 1980, and its prevalence in the population has skyrocketed.

In this controversial and landmark work, Dr. Richard Saul draws from five decades as a practicing physician and researcher in the field to contend that the definition of ADHD as we know it is completely wrong. Instead, he argues that the "disorder" is a cluster of symptoms stemming from more than twenty other conditions, each requiring separate treatment. The detailed list ranges from mild problems like poor eyesight, sleep deprivation, and even boredom in the classroom, to more severe conditions like depression and bipolar disorder.

Through the lens of history and into the present day, Dr. Saul examines "ADHD," exploring the rising cultural and medical trends that have birthed the stimulant epidemic. Both comprehensive and illuminative, ADHD Does Not Exist is essential reading for doctors, practitioners, educators, and individuals who are seeking an honest approach to understanding and treating this complex condition.