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1 ACKERMAN, M.D., NATHAN W. The Psychodynamics Of Family Life: Diagnosis And Treatment Of Family Relationships.
Basic Books, New York: 1968. Eleventh Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Presents a way of understanding mental health through the emotional "give and take" of family relationships. It outlines a conceptual approach to emotional disturbance in the individual through analysis of the psychological content of his or her family experience. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.74 USD
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2 ALBI, LINDA; JOHNSON, DEBORAH; CATLIN, DEBRA; DUERLOO, DONNA FLORIEN & GREATWOOD, SHERYLL. Mothering Twins: From Hearing The News To Beyond The Terrible Twos.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1993, 067172357X / 9780671723576 Second Printing. A Fireside Book. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Meeting the double challenge and reaping the double rewards of having twins can be both exhilarating and exhausting. Here's advice and support from five moms who've been there and lived to tell the tale. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.32 USD
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Pocket Books, New York: 1974. 0671709623 / 9780671709624 Twenty-first Printing. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
2500 First Names from Abigale to Zebadiah with Nicknames, Meanings and Origins. Provides bewildered parents, intrepid pet owners and nomenclature enthusiasts with a dazzling array of names and their origins. 
Price: 2.14 USD
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4 BERNSTEIN, JANE. Loving Rachel: A Family's Journey From Grief.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston: 1988. 0316092045 / 9780316092043 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Library reject. 

Price: 10.69 USD
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5 BILLINGS, DR. EVELYN & WESTMORE, ANN. The Billings Method: Controlling Fertility Without Drugs Or Devices.
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth: 1982. 0140060944 / 9780140060942 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Here, at last, is the answer to the dilemma of fertility control: a reliable, safe (no drugs or devices) method that enables women of all ages to evaluate their own individual patterns of fertility to avoid or to achieve pregnancy. Includes an Index. "The Billings Method will be recognized in medical history as one of the great discoveries of this century." - Thomas W. Hilgers, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska 
Price: 12.47 USD
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6 BILLINGS, DR. EVELYN & WESTMORE, ANN. The Billings Method: Controlling Fertility Without Drugs Or Devices.
Random House, New York: 1981. 039452120X / 9780394521206 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Here, at last, is the answer to the dilemma of fertility control: a reliable, safe (no drugs or devices) method that enables women of all ages to evaluate their own individual patterns of fertility to avoid or to achieve pregnancy. Includes an Index. "The Billings Method will be recognized in medical history as one of the great discoveries of this century." - Thomas W. Hilgers, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska 
Price: 30.76 USD
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7 BLAIS, MADELEINE. Uphill Walkers: Memoir Of A Family.
Atlantic Monthly Press, New York: 2001 0871137925 / 9780871137920 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Signed by the author. Lush with beguiling prose and unforgettable moments. Uphill Walkers is a beautiful and triumphant book about the ties that bind, the love that it takes to succeed against the odds, and what it means to the family. 
Price: 41.80 USD
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8 BOSZORMENYI-NAGY, IVAN & FRAMO, JAMES L. (EDITORS). Intensive Family Therapy: Theoretical And Practical Aspects.
Hoeber Medical Division - Harper & Row, New York: 1965. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Includes essays entitled: "A Review of Concepts in the Study and Treatment of Families of Schizophrenics" by Gerald H. Zuk and David Rubinstein, "A Theory of Relationships: Experience and Transition" by Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, "Intensive Family Therapy as Process" by Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, "Rationale and Techniques of Intensive Family Therapy" by James Framo,"Family Psychotherapy and Schizophrenia in the Hospital and in Private Practice" by Murray Bowen, "Family Dynamics and the Reversibility of Delusional Formation: A Case Study in Family Therapy" by Nathan W. Ackerman and Paul F. Franklin, "Some Indications and Contraindications for Exploratory Family Therapy" by Lyman C.Wynne, "Countertransference in the Family Treatment of Schizophrenia" by Carl A. Whitaker, Richard E. Felder, and John Warkentin, "Mystification, Confusion, and Conflict" by Ronald D.Laing, "The Identity Struggle" by Anthony F. C. Wallace and Raymond D. Fogelson, "Systematic Research on Family Dynamics" by James L. Framo, and "The Contributions of Family Treatment to the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia" by Harold F. Searles. Includes an Index. 
Price: 30.12 USD
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9 BRADSHAW, JOHN. Bradshaw On: The Family - A Revolutionary Way Of Self-discovery.
Health Communications, Inc., Deerfield Beach: 1988. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Based on the television series of the same name, John Bradshaw focuses on the dynamics of the family, how the rules and attitudes learned while growing up become encoded within each family member. As 96% of all families are to some degree emotionally impaired, the unhealthy rules we are now living by are handed down from one generation to another and ultimately to society at large. John Bradshaw, through this positive life-affirming book, guides us out of our dysfunction to wholeness and teaches us that bad beginnings can be remedied. "After reading this book, I feel I know myself better." -Carol Burnett 
Price: 3.07 USD
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10 BROWN, EMILY M. Affairs: A Guide Through The Repercussions Of Infidelity.
Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco: 1999. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Descrbes the five different types of affairs and provides step-by-step guidance for identifying and resolving the real problems underlying each type. Presents a positive approach to resolving the pain, anger, and bewilderment that accompany an extramarital affair so that couples can rebuild their marriage on firmer ground or, end it with dignity. Includes an Index. "Finally, a book that pulls no punches! . . . Highly recommended." -- Isolina Ricci, author, "Mom's House, Dad's House: The Complete Guide for Parents Who Are Separated, Divorced, or Remarried 
Price: 3.75 USD
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11 BUCKLEY, CHRISTOPHER. Losing Mum And Pup: A Memoir.
Twelve, New York: 2009.. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In twelve months between 2007 and 2008, Buckley coped with the passing of his dad, William F. Buckley, the father of the modern conservative movement, and his mother, Patricia Taylor Buckley, one of New York's most glamorous and colorful socialites. As Buckley tells the story of their final year together, he takes readers on a surprisingly entertaining tour, capturing the heartbreaking and disorienting feeling of becoming a fifty-five-year-old orphan. 
Price: 3.09 USD
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12 CARLISLE, BOB. Butterfly Kisses.
Thomas Nelson Inc.: 1997. 0849953537 / 9780849953538 First printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Tender thoughts shared between fathers and daughters. 
Price: 1.19 USD
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13 CHESLER, PHYLLIS. With Child: A Diary Of Motherhood.
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York: 1979. 0690018355 / 9780690018356 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Giving birth for the first time at the age of thirty-seven, Chesler joined a growing group of women who have chosen motherhood at what is considered an advanced age. The decision to embark on this path, one she'd not consciously taken before, she says, was one of the most courageous of her life. "A pioneering daily recording of an unusual birth into motherhood . . . Another first for Phyllis Chesler." -- Tillie Olsen 
Price: 18.95 USD
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14 CRICHTON, JENNIFER. Family Reunion: Everything You Need To Know To Plan Unforgettable Get-togethers For Every Kind Of Family.
Workman Publishing, New York: 1998. 0761105859 / 9780761105855 First Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
By combining skills one can learn best through experience, i.e., logistical, psychological insights, and genealogy, along with a predisposition towards fun and games, Crichton has written a guide that assists in every aspect of planning the reunion, but more, she provides the inspiration for a sometimes daunting task! Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.21 USD
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15 CUNNINGHAM, ANNETTE SARA. Aunts: A Celebration Of Those Special Women In Our Lives.
Contemporary Books, Chicago: 1997. 0809230577 / 9780809230570 Eighth Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
This book celebrates aunts - rich, poor, beloved, intimidating, close, distant, young, old, hip, conservative, bun-wearing or banner-carrying, comfy or chic. The author offers advice on everything from "auntproofing" to conversing with a newborn, profiles an "auntcester" and even tackles the mystery of the correct pronunciation of aunt; and strongly advocates the creation of a national "Aunt's Day." 
Price: 3.71 USD
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16 DIDION, JOAN. The Year Of Magical Thinking.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 2005. 140004314X / 9781400043149 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
From one of America's iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. 
Price: 6.13 USD
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17 DOWBIGGIN, IAN The Search For Domestic Bliss: Marriage And Family Counseling In 20th-century America.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Why are Americans so bad at marriage? It's certainly not for lack of trying. By the early 21st century Americans were spending billions on marriage and family counseling, seeking advice and guidance from some 50,000 experts. And yet, the divorce rate suggests that all of this therapeutic intervention isn't making couples happier or marriages more durable. Quite the contrary, Ian Dowbiggin tells us in this thought-provoking book: the "caring industry" is part of the problem. Under the influence of therapeutic reformers, marital and familial dynamics in this country have shifted from mores and commitment to love and companionship. This movement toward a "me marriage," as The New York Times has termed it, with its attendant soaring expectations and acute dissatisfactions, is rooted as much in the twists and turns of 20th-century history as it is in the realities in the hearts and minds of modern Americans, Dowbiggin argues; and his book reveals how effectively those changes have been encouraged and orchestrated by a small but resourceful group of social reformers with ties to eugenics, birth control, population control, and sex education. In The Search for Domestic Bliss, Dowbiggin delves into the stories of the usual suspects in the founding of the therapeutic gospel, exposing little known aspects of their influence and misunderstood features of their work. Here we learn, for instance, that Betty Friedan did not after all discover "the problem that knows no name"—the widespread unhappiness of women in mid-century America; and that, like Friedan, one of the pioneers of marriage counseling was an open admirer of Stalin's Russia. The book also explores the long overlooked impact of sex researchers Alfred Kinsey and Masters and Johnson on the development of marriage and family counseling; and considers the under-appreciated contributions to the marriage counseling movement of social reformer and activist Emily Mudd. Through these and other reform-minded Americans, Dowbiggin traces the concerted and deliberate way in which the old order of looking to family and community for guidance gave way to seeking guidance from marriage and family counseling professionals. Such a transformation, as this book makes clear, has been a key part of a major revolution in the way Americans think about their inner selves and their relations with friends, family, and community members—a revolution in which once deeply private concerns have been redefined as grave matters of public mental health. Ian Dowbiggin is professor of history at University of Prince Edward Island and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of several books, including The Quest for Mental Health: A Tale of Science, Medicine, Scandal, Sadness and Mass Society and The Sterilization Movement and Global Fertility in the 20th Century. "The Search for Domestic Bliss is a long-awaited and definitive examination of the history of marriage and family counseling. In a clear and engaging style, Dowbiggin persuasively demonstrates how a small group of dedicated individuals, particularly the fascinating marriage counseling pioneer Emily Mudd, forever changed American marriage, for better or for worse."—Kristin Celello, author of Making Marriage Work: A History of Marriage and Divorce in the Twentieth-Century United States "Here is a renowned mental health historian recounting the inspiring and sometimes troubling history of marriage counseling in North America. It turns out that our previous assumptions about the origins of couples therapy are wrong: the pioneers were mostly radicals, not conservatives, and they launched one of the great professional success stories of the last century. But professional success came with unintended side effects that we must confront if we are to serve the public good in the 21st century. A fascinating book that will change how we see ourselves as couple therapists."—William J. Doherty, Ph.D., author of Take Back Your Marriage and Soul Searching 
Price: 35.63 USD
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18 ESPY, WILLARD R. Oysterville: Roads To Grandpa's Village.
Clarkson N. Potter, New York: 1977. 0517521962 / 9780517521960 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 13.06 USD
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Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, New York: 1973. 0873181174 / 9780873181174 This is Volume VIII, Report No. 84, May 1973. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Book focuses on parenthood as a stage in the life cycle of the individual. It presents parenthood as a period of life offering the opportunity for continuing personal growth and development. 
Price: 21.61 USD
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20 GIDEON, MELANIE. The Slippery Year: A Meditation On Happily Ever After.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 2009. First Edition. A Borzoi Book. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
For anybody who has ever wondered privately Is this all there is, Melanie Gideon's poignant, hilarious, exuberant meditation, The Slippery Year, chronicles a year in which she confronts both the fantasies of her receding youth and the realities of midlife with a husband, a child, and a dog (one of whom runs away). The Slippery Year is the story of a woman's quest to reignite passion, beauty, and mystery and discover if "happily ever after" is a possibility after all. "In this marvelous memoir, Ms. Gideon appears to be channeling everything I've ever felt, thought, feared, hoped about motherhood." - Ayelet Waldman, author of Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace 
Price: 16.58 USD
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