May 16, 2013
Amazon’s Big Deal is on through May 27, featuring over 500 titles at up to 85% off (“Individual books may have additional territory restrictions, and not all deals are available in all territories. Amazon may modify the selection of books offered at any time.”) including:
How To Think Like a Neandertal by Thomas Wynn and Frederick L. Coolidge for $3.99.
Bird Sense: What It’s Like To Be a Bird by Tim Birkhead for $2.99.
Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings by Gary L. Wenk for $3.99.
Or, browse, the whole Nonfiction list…
April 26, 2013
Now through May 5 – Amazon’s Kindle store is offering 100 Religion & Spirituality Books for $3.99 or less. (Amazon: “Individual titles may have additional territory restrictions, and not all deals are available in all territories. Amazon may modify the selection of books offered at any time.”)
Along with a wide variety of books on Buddhism, Christianity, Krishnamurti, the selection includes:
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine for $1.99.
Book description from the publisher:
One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives.
In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Readers learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have.
Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.
April 25, 2013
Today’s Kindle Daily Deal includes a great selection of nonfiction, 61 books!
(Amazon: “Individual titles may have additional territory restrictions, and not all deals are available in all territories. Amazon may modify the selection of books offered at any time.”)
The Secret Life of Pronouns by James W. Pennebaker for $2.99
The Art Instinct by Denis Dotton for $2.99
Survival of the Beautiful by David Rothenberg for $2.99
The Moral Lives of Animals by Dale Peterson for $2.99
Bozo Sapiens: Why To Err is Human by Michael & Ellen Kaplan for $2.99
(Note: I receive a small referral fee for purchases made through these links, at no extra charge to you as the buyer.)