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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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Sapiens
A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari (May 15, 2018)
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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...
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A great book about how we’ve evolved and why we have anxiety.     source
Getting the Love You Want
A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition
by Harville Hendrix Ph.D. (Dec 26, 2007)
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REVISED AND WITH A NEW FOREWORD ARE YOU GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT? Originally published in 1988, Getting the Love You Want has helped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. The 20th anniversary edition contains extensive revisions to this groundbreaking book, with a new chapter, new exercises, and a...
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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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Codependent No More
How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
by Melody Beattie (Jan 01, 1986)
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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...
Whitney Cummings
If you want to know more about codependence I would say read Codependent No More.     source
The Drama of the Gifted Child
The Search for the True Self, Revised Edition
by Alice Miller (Jan 01, 1997)
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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
by Robert W. Firestone (Dec 01, 1987)
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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
The Continuum Concept
In Search Of Happiness Lost (Classics in Human Development)
by Jean Liedloff (Jan 22, 1986)
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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...
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It’s about attachment parenting.     source
The Female Brain
by Louann Brizendine (Aug 07, 2007)
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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...
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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The Tools
5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower--and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion
by Phil Stutz (May 21, 2013)
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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...
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
by Gary Shteyngart (May 03, 2011)
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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...
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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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