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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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Codependent No More
How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
Melody Beattie - 2022-10-25 (first published in 1986)
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This modern classic by a beloved and inspirational author offers a path to understanding and healing from codependency. With personal stories, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More charts a straightforward path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.
Whitney Cummings
If you want to know more about codependence I would say read Codependent No More.      source
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A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - 2015-01-01 (first published in 2011)
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Discover the story of human history, from the first humans to walk the earth to today's modern society. Explore how we came to believe in gods, nations, and human rights, and how our societies were shaped by the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Sapiens covers it all, using insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics to challenge our beliefs about what it means to be human. Are we happier now than we were before? Can we change our behavior and influence the future? Dr. Yuval Noah Harari's provocative and wide-ranging book will challenge the way you think about our species and our place in the world.
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 - 2012-05-29
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Discover five transformative tools to help you unlock your full potential and achieve dynamic personal growth with The Tools. Developed by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels, this dynamic practice focuses on delivering immediate relief and control from persistent problems, rather than dwelling on the past. These tools are designed to help you get unstuck, control anger, express yourself, combat anxiety, and find discipline. Praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Marianne Williamson, among others, The Tools is a groundbreaking method for realizing your full potential and experiencing real happiness.
Whitney Cummings
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 - 2010-07-27
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In a near future where America is struggling with a financial crisis, Lenny Abramov, a book-loving son of a Russian immigrant janitor, falls in love with Eunice Park, a Korean American with a major in Images and a minor in Assertiveness. But can their love save a failing world? A critically acclaimed and award-winning novel named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times and other publications.
Whitney Cummings
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 - 2006-08-01
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"Unlock the secrets of the female brain with this groundbreaking book by pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine. Find out why women communicate differently, remember details better, and form deeper bonds with their female friends. Dr. Brizendine's research fills the gap in existing clinical data that overwhelmingly focused on males. With accessible language and the latest scientific findings, The Female Brain empowers women to understand their own unique brain function and body behavior. Prepare for some serious brain envy from men!"
Whitney Cummings
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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Getting the Love You Want
A Guide for Couples
Harville Hendrix - 2005-01-01
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Transform your relationship and discover a lasting source of love and companionship with this bestselling guide. Recommended by therapists and couples worldwide, this book helps you revive romance and remove negativity, listen to your partner, heal childhood experiences, and achieve a common vision for your dream relationship. With a new forward and chapter, this fully revised edition combines psychology, therapy, and neuroscience to help you and your partner connect on a deeper level and experience the joy of a fulfilling relationship.
Whitney Cummings
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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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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Discover the enduring effects of childhood trauma with this wise and profound book. Learn why many successful people struggle with feelings of emptiness and alienation through the experiences of millions of readers. Author Alice Miller delves into how we learn to hide our true selves and adapt to meet our parents' expectations, even in the face of abuse. Miller believes that this adaptability is what allowed us to survive. Yet, surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps readers reclaim their lives by uncovering their crucial needs and their own truth.
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 - 1987-12-19 (first published in 1985)
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Explore the idea of the "Fantasy Bond" in this fascinating book, as the author delves into the illusion of connection that individuals form with their mothers and significant others.
Whitney Cummings
Helps stop your childhood from getting in the way of your adulthood.      source
Also recommended by
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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Discover a thought-provoking treatise that challenges common assumptions about how we should live. The author, Jean Liedloff, spent years living with Stone Age Indians in the South American jungle, leading to a radical rethinking of human nature. In this book, she explores the impact of "progress" on our well-being and practical ways we can reclaim our true selves for our children and ourselves.
Whitney Cummings
It’s about attachment parenting.      source
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