New Books Network

Great Books: Glenn Wallis on Gibran’s “The Prophet”
Kahlil Gibran’s 1923 The Prophet is book that’s changed people’s lives. It is a deceptively simple book, but it contains a radical insight. “Of what can I speak save of that which is even now moving in your souls?” What can a book teach us that we cannot know ourselves?... Read More
Ronald Epstein, “Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity” (Scribner, 2017)
Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity (Scribner, 2017) is the first book about mindfulness and medical practice written for patients, their families, and for doctors and others providing health care. It is a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors approach their work with patients. From his early days as a Harvard... Read More
Vanessa Linsey, “Metta Mom: A Mindful Guide to Managing Your Mood and Your Brood” (Bowker, 2019)
In her debut book, Vanessa Linsey takes us on an uproarious journey of spirituality, humor, and humility. Metta Mom: A Mindful Guide to Managing Your Mood & Your Brood (Bowker, 2019) brims with stories unheard outside our most intimate moments like teenage slumber parties, deathbed confessionals, and appointments with a... Read More
Deborah Eden Tull, “Relational Mindfulness” (Wisdom Publications, 2018)
Deborah Eden Tull’s new book Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet (Wisdom Publications, 2018) is a guidebook on how to embody compassionate awareness in all of our relationships — with self, one another, and our planet in an age of global... Read More
Nir Eyal, “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life” (Bloomsbury, 2019)
A former advisor to tech companies on how to make their products habit-forming, Nir Eyal found that his own smartphone use was adversely affecting his family life.  He took a deep dive into research and literature on the subject, and emerged with this new book (with Julie Li), Indistractable: How... Read More
Ira Helderman, “Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion” (UNC Press, 2019)
Buddhism and psychotherapy have been in conversation since the days of Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and Erich Fromm. Today, when practices drawn from Buddhism have entered the mainstream, that conversation continues in multiple dimensions. In Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion (University of North Carolina Press, 2019),... Read More
Logan Thompson, “Beyond the Content: Mindfulness as a Test Prep Advantage” (Kaplan Publishing, 2019)
Most test prep books, textbooks, and classes miss the mark by only focusing on strategy and content. This essential guide tackles the other half of test prep: mindfulness and your mental performance. Mindfulness is widely embraced in the business and athletic communities as a valuable technique to optimize performance. Author... Read More