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    • Unbroken Brain

    • A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction
    • By: Maia Szalavitz
    • Narrated by: Marisa Vitali
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Challenging both the idea of the addict's "broken brain" and the notion of a simple "addictive personality", Unbroken Brain offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addiction is a learning disorder, and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention, and policy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected

    • By Jennifer Sader on 08-28-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

    • And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook - What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
    • By: Bruce D. Perry, Maia Szalavitz
    • Narrated by: Chris Kipiniak
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How does trauma affect a child's mind - and how can that mind recover? In the classic The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Perry explains what happens to the brains of children exposed to extreme stress and shares their lessons of courage, humanity, and hope. Only when we understand the science of the mind and the power of love and nurturing can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child. 

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Born for Love

    • Why Empathy Is Essential - and Endangered
    • By: Bruce D. Perry, Maia Szalavitz
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    From birth, when babies' fingers instinctively cling to those of adults, their bodies and brains seek an intimate connection - a bond made possible by empathy, the remarkable ability to love and to share the feelings of others. In this unforgettable book, award-winning science journalist Maia Szalavitz and renowned child psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry explain how empathy develops, why it is essential both to human happiness and for a functional society, and how it is threatened in a modern world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-01-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lost Boy

    • By: Maia Szalavitz, Brent W. Jeffs
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), girls can become valuable property as plural wives, but boys are expendable, even a liability. In this powerful and heartbreaking account, former FLDS member Brent Jeffs reveals both the terror and the love he experienced growing up on his prophet's compound and the harsh exile existence that so many boys face once they have been expelled by the sect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting male view of polygamy

    • By Karen on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • This American War on Drugs

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Debbie Dowell, and others
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled that he'd like to revamp the War on Drugs. We take a look at the history of the battle, and how sensational media depictions of crack, heroin, and meth have helped fuel it. Plus: our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Drugs Edition. Then, a look at how America’s first drug czar used racist propaganda to outlaw marijuana. And why the debate between treatment and law enforcement is blurrier than you might think.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Can You Get over an Addiction?

    • By: Maia Szalavitz
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Can You Get over an Addiction?" is from the June 25, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Maia Szalavitz and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Personality Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction

    • By: Maia Szalavitz
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Personality Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction" is from the October 3, 2016 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Maia Szalavitz and narrated by Caroline Miller.

    Regular price: $0.95