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Whitney Cummings is an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, writer, director, and podcaster. Her credits include one comedy album, four stand-up specials, three Comedy Central Roasts, and numerous television series in which she has served various roles including producer, director, showrunner, and actress.
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Getting the Love You Want
A Guide for Couples
Harville Hendrix - 2019-01-22 (first published in 2007)
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The New York Times bestselling guide to transforming an intimate relationship into a lasting source of love and companionship, now fully revised with a new forward and a brand new chapter.Getting the Love You Want has helped millions of people experience more satisfying relationships and is recommended every day by professional therapists and happy...
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A very illuminating exploration of how we’re attracted to people who have the negative qualities of our primary caretakers.      source
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A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - 2018-05-15 (first published in 2011)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
Whitney Cummings
A great book about how we’ve evolved and why we have anxiety.      source
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The Tools
5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower--and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion
Phil Stutz - 2013-05-21 (first published in 2012)
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The groundbreaking New York Times bestseller featuring five uniquely effective tools to help you embrace your shadow, learn the secret of true confidence, and bring about dynamic personal growth—as seen on Goop and The Dr. Oz Show   Change can begin right now.   The Tools is a dynamic, results-oriented practice that defies the tradi...
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About all of the devices that they have developed to help people get through blocks and have breakthroughs.      source
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Super Sad True Love Story
A Novel
Gary Shteyngart - 2011-05-03 (first published in 2010)
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK   SELECTED ONE OF 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe Washington Post The Boston Globe San Francisco Chronicle The Seattle Times O: The Oprah Magazine Maureen Corrigan, NPR Salon Slate Minneapolis Star Tribune St. Louis Post-Dispatch The Kans...
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Super sad but very funny. Well, not super. It’s like a dystopian satire on the future.      source
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The Female Brain
Louann Brizendine - 2007-08-07 (first published in 2006)
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Why are women more verbal than men? Why do women remember details of fights that men cant remember at all? Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts? These and other questions have stumped both sexes throughout the ages. Now, pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, M.D., brings...
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It helped me to master a basic understanding of chemistry, hormones, and the amygdala, which has given me patience with myself and others.      source
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The Drama of the Gifted Child
The Search for the True Self, Revised Edition
Alice Miller - 1997-01-01 (first published in 1979)
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The bestselling book on childhood trauma and the enduring effects of repressed anger and painWhy are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer--and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.Far too many of us had to learn as ch...
Whitney Cummings
If you’re a creative person, if you have any kind of anxiety or discomfort, just read it.      source
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The Fantasy Bond
Structure of Psychological Defenses
Robert W. Firestone - 1987-12-01 (first published in 1985)
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This book offers a hypothesis centering around the concept of the "Fantasy Bond," an illusion of connection formed with the mother and later with significant others in the individual's environment....
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Helps stop your childhood from getting in the way of your adulthood.      source
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Marc Maron
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The Continuum Concept
In Search Of Happiness Lost (Classics in Human Development)
Jean Liedloff - 1986-01-22 (first published in 1975)
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A landmark treatise on how humanity lives versus how we should, what we've lost with our "progress," and how we can reclaim our true natureJean Liedloff, an American writer, spent two and a half years in the South American jungle living with Stone Age Indians. The experience demolished her Western preconceptions of how we should live and led her to...
Whitney Cummings
It’s about attachment parenting.      source
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Neil Strauss
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Codependent No More
How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
Melody Beattie - 1986-01-01
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The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone el...
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If you want to know more about codependence I would say read Codependent No More.      source