In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?, the research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than thirty of his most popular essays from Scientific American and Slate, as well as two new pieces, that take readers ...
Author: Jesse Bering
Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does "free will" really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?, the research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than thirty of his most popular essays from Scientific American and Slate, as well as two new pieces, that take readers on a bold and captivating journey through some of the most taboo issues related to evolution and human behavior. Exploring the history of cannibalism, the neurology of people who are sexually attracted to animals, the evolution of human body fluids, the science of homosexuality, and serious questions about life and death, Bering astutely covers a generous expanse of our kaleidoscope of quirks and origins. With his characteristic irreverence and trademark cheekiness, Bering leaves no topic unturned or curiosity unexamined, and he does it all with an audaciously original voice. Whether you're interested in the psychological history behind the many facets of sexual desire or the evolutionary patterns that have dictated our current mystique and phallic physique, Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? is bound to create lively discussion and debate for years to come.
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Author: Jesse Bering
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
For much of his thirties, Jesse Bering thought he was probably going to kill himself. He was a successful psychologist and writer, with books to his name and bylines in major magazines. But none of that mattered. The impulse to take his own life remained. At times it felt all but inescapable. Bering survived. And in addition to relief, the fading of his suicidal thoughts brought curiosity. Where had they come from? Would they return? Is the suicidal impulse found in other animals? Or is our vulnerability to suicide a uniquely human evolutionary development? In Suicidal, Bering answers all these questions and more, taking us through the science and psychology of suicide, revealing its cognitive secrets and the subtle tricks our minds play on us when we’re easy emotional prey. Scientific studies, personal stories, and remarkable cross-species comparisons come together to help readers critically analyze their own doomsday thoughts while gaining broad insight into a problem that, tragically, will most likely touch all of us at some point in our lives. But while the subject is certainly a heavy one, Bering’s touch is light. Having been through this himself, he knows that sometimes the most effective response to our darkest moments is a gentle humor, one that, while not denying the seriousness of suffering, at the same time acknowledges our complicated, flawed, and yet precious existence. Authoritative, accessible, personal, profound—there’s never been a book on suicide like this. It will help you understand yourself and your loved ones, and it will change the way you think about this most vexing of human problems.
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Author: Chuck Offenburger
Publisher: Iowa State Press
A new collection of essays by the witty Iowan journalist takes the reader from Sam's Barber Shop in Audubon to the Middle East to interview Persian Gulf soldiers from Iowa. By the author of Babe: An Iowa Legend.
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Publisher: Avon Red
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Anthology of short stories by women authors; translated from Nepali.
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Author: Tom Carey
Category: Literary Criticism
A parody of the popular "Cliff's Notes," this book provides a humorous overview of men and their ways, from clothing and hygiene to dating and male bonding
The art and illustration program make explanations and concepts easier to comprehend. * "Clinical Application" sections demonstrate the clinical or professional significance of the discussion. * Coverage of scientific research and breakthroughs in understanding the human body keep the book on the cutting edge.
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Author: Ruth Karola Westheimer
Tackling everything from leaving home to roommate relations to campus dating, this is an entertaining and practical guide to handling one of life's most exciting and momentous transitions.