The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
AUTHOR: Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
PUBLISHER: Penguin Books
GENRE: Health, Fitness & Dieting
A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In “The Body Keeps the Score,” he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments - from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama and yoga - that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, “The Body Keeps the Score” exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal - and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
The Price of Salt OR Carol
AUTHOR: Patricia Highsmith
PUBLISHER: Dover Publications
GENRE: Literature & Fiction
A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover.
Author Patricia Highsmith is best known for her psychological thrillers “Strangers on a Train” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” Originally published in 1952 under a pseudonym, “The Price of Salt” was heralded as “the novel of a love society forbids.” Highsmith’s sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy stereotypes about homosexuality marks a departure from previous lesbian pulp fiction. Erotic, eloquent, and suspenseful, this story offers an honest look at the necessity of being true to one’s nature. The book is also the basis of the acclaimed 2015 film Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
The Industries of the Future
AUTHOR: Alec Ross
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
GENRE: Business & Money
Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what’s next for the world: the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next 10 years, and how we can navigate them.
While Alec Ross was working as senior adviser for innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to 41 countries, exploring the latest advances coming out of every continent. From start-up hubs in Kenya to R&D labs in South Korea, Ross has seen what the future holds.
In “The Industries of the Future,” Ross shows us what changes are coming in the next 10 years, highlighting the best opportunities for progress and explaining why countries thrive or sputter. He examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future, including robotics, cybersecurity, the commercialization of genomics, the next step for big data, and the coming impact of digital technology on money and markets.
In each of these realms, Ross addresses the toughest questions: How will we adapt to the changing nature of work? Is the prospect of cyberwar sparking the next arms race? How can the world’s rising nations hope to match Silicon Valley in creating their own innovation hot spots? And what can today’s parents do to prepare their children for tomorrow?
Ross blends storytelling and economic analysis to give a vivid and informed perspective on how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live. Incorporating the insights of leaders ranging from tech moguls to defense experts, “The Industries of the Future” takes the intimidating, complex topics that many of us know to be important and boils them down into clear, plainspoken language.
This is an essential book for understanding how the world works-now and tomorrow-and a must-read for businesspeople in every sector, from every country.