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Mind, Body & Spirit from the 2013 Summer Newsletter

<a href="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/2013-summer-newsletter"><img src="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/files/santacruz/2013SummerNewsletterCov... align="right" width="100" height="129" hspace="5"></a>These recommendations were published in our <a href="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/2013-summer-newsletter">2013 Summer Newsletter</a>.

High Price by Carl Hart

Growing up in Miami during the ’70s, Carl Hart watched drug addiction overtake his neighbor. After joining the Air Force and attending college to become a neuroscientist, he was inspired by his life experiences to begin researching drugs and addiction in new, often controversial ways. This powerful and inspiring memoir weaves his life with his groundbreaking research. Fascinating and thought provoking, Hart will make you rethink your views on drugs, addiction, and society.

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Flannery
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High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062015884
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Published: Harper - June 11th, 2013

A Sense of Direction by Gideon Lewis-Kraus

Lewis-Kraus’ debut memoir is multilayered, deeply personal, intelligent, and often funny. On the surface is the impressive recounting of a young man’s global wanderings, complete with historical and cultural context. He seems to propel himself from city to city in a desperate and disorganized search for whatever place, person, or activity will ultimately sate his perpetual restlessness and “stave off regret for a future self.” Woven throughout this jaunty yet elegantly told travelogue are the story of his evolving relationship with his father, and his conflicted feelings regarding the choices his father made while navigating his own rocky path through life. He also has an insightful observation on what Voltaire meant by the words “damned always to become and never to be,” a phrase Lewis-Kraus borrows that perfectly illuminates the conundrum at the core of his tale, one faced by he and his father alike and by anyone else who has ever struggled with the implications of potential regret and the fear of having to someday wonder “what might have been.”

Reviewed by: 
Laura
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A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631498
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 7th, 2013

Breasts by Florence Williams

As a proud lover of breasts in all shapes and forms, this book was a true joy to read. Williams writes about the science that is very close to our hearts in an accessible and enjoyable way. Her research into breasts has yielded some hilarious, surprising, and thought-provoking insights. Breasts will be interesting not only to lovers of our favorite mammary gland, but also to those readers interested in environmental studies, women’s issues, and history. Read the first chapter--you won’t put it down!

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Katie
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Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393345070
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 6th, 2013

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