Books published by Harper Paperbacks

Metaphors Be With You

Harper Paperbacks | December 5, 2017 | 528 pages
Respected quotation anthologist and author of Oxymoronica and Viva la Repartee Dr. Mardy Grothe is at his best in Metaphors Be with You, an A to Z dictionary of 2,750 of history’s greatest metaphorical quotations, meticulously curated for writers, readers, and quotation lovers everywhere. In... More Info

Blood and Sand

Harper Paperbacks | October 10, 2017 | 576 pages
A lively, revelatory popular history that tells the story of both the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956—a tale of conspiracy and revolutions, spies and terrorists, kidnappings and assassination plots, the fall of the British Empire and the rise of American hegemony under the heroic... More Info

The Nordic Theory of Everything

Harper Paperbacks | June 27, 2017 | 352 pages
A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children. Moving to America in 2008, Finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly went... More Info

Enter Helen

Harper Paperbacks | April 18, 2017 | 496 pages
This female Mad Men-like story chronicles the legendary Cosmopolitan magazine editor’s rise to power as both a cultural icon and trailblazer who redefined what it means to be an American woman. In the mid-Sixties, Helen Gurley Brown, author of the groundbreaking Sex and the Single Girl, took over... More Info

Delta Lady

Harper Paperbacks | April 11, 2017 | 256 pages
The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter bares her heart and soul in this intimate memoir, a story of music, stardom, love, family, heritage, and resilience. She inspired songs—Leon Russell wrote “A Song for You” and “Delta Lady” for her, Stephen Stills wrote... More Info

How to Write a Sentence

Harper Paperbacks | August 7, 2012 | 176 pages
Some appreciate fine art; others appreciate fine wines. Stanley Fish appreciates fine sentences. The New York Times columnist and world-class professor has long been an aficionado of language. Like a seasoned sportscaster, Fish marvels at the adeptness of finely crafted sentences and breaks them... More Info

The Gift of Failure

Harper Paperbacks | August 23, 2016 | 320 pages
Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents now rush to school to deliver forgotten assignments, challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher, journalist, and parent... More Info

I Must Say

Harper Paperbacks | July 21, 2015 | 336 pages
The Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actor and comic shares stories from his life that recount his early years with Saturday Night Live, the development of his numerous characters, his family life and his celebrity friendships. 150,000 first printing.  More Info

Present at the Future

Harper Paperbacks | August 26, 2008 | 384 pages
Veteran NPR® science reporter and award-winning radio and TV journalist Ira Flatow’s enthusiasm for all things scientific has made him a beloved on-air correspondent. For more than thirty-five years, Flatow has interviewed the top scientists and researchers on many NPR and PBS programs,... More Info

All about love

Harper Paperbacks | January 9, 2001 | 239 pages
Presenting radical new ways to think about love, the acclaimed cultural critic, feminist, and author examines the role of love in our personal and professional lives and how it can be used to end struggles between individuals, communities, and societies. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 40,000... More Info

Gods in Everyman

Harper Paperbacks | July 1, 2014 | 352 pages
The companion volume to Goddesses in Everywoman reveals the powerful inner patterns, or archetypes, that shape men’s personalities, careers, and personal relationships—offering a insights into Greek mythology, Jungian archetypal psychology, and into themselves and the people in their lives. A... More Info

Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women

Harper Paperbacks | July 1, 2014 | 384 pages
A classic work of female psychology that uses seven archetypcal goddesses as a way of describing behavior patterns and personality traits is being introduced to the next generation of readers with a new introduction by the author. Jungian psychoanalyst Jean Bolen's career soared in the early 1980s... More Info

The Explosive Child Fifth Edition

Harper Paperbacks | March 18, 2014 | 336 pages
Almost everyone knows an explosive child, one whose frequent, severe fits of temper leave his or her parents standing helpless in their fear, frustration, and guilt. Most of these parents have tried everything—reasoning, behavior modification, therapy, medication—but to no avail. They wonder if... More Info

The Art of Thinking Clearly

Harper Paperbacks | May 6, 2014 | 384 pages
We are all guilty of cognitive biases, simple errors we make in day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to identify them, we can avoid them and make better choices. The Art of Thinking Clearly shows that in order to lead happier, more prosperous lives, we don't need extra cunning,... More Info

Burn This Book

Harper Paperbacks | September 11, 2012 | 128 pages
Published in conjunction with the PEN American Center, Burn This Book is a powerful collection of essays that explore the meaning of censorship and the power of literature to inform the way we see the world, and ourselves. As Americans we often take our freedom of speech for granted. When we talk... More Info

The Seventeen Traditions

Harper Paperbacks | October 2, 2012 | 160 pages
"In these pages, I have tried to capture some of my family's traditions as I recall them today. . . . Such family traditions challenge the notion that the fads, technologies, how-to manuals, and addictions of modern life have somehow taken the place of the time-tested wisdom fashioned in the... More Info

The Seventeen Solutions

Harper Paperbacks | October 2, 2012 | 384 pages
More than ever, America needs fresh ideas—and bold solutions. Now, Ralph Nader—perhaps our last great civic idealist—offers seventeen ideas to rescue our country from corruption, complacency, and corporate domination. America is in crisis. After enduring two decade-long wars and a devastating... More Info

Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Harper Paperbacks | January 31, 2012 | 272 pages
The acclaimed author of the groundbreaking best-seller Schoolgirls reveals the dark side of pink and pretty in this wake up call to parents that offers ways to prevent raising daughters who only care about image. Reprint. A best-selling book. 50,000 first printing.  More Info