books about: hedonism
The Art of Happiness (Penguin Classics)
New to Penguin Classics and the perfect companion volume to bestselling author Daniel Klein's new book, Travels with Epicurus The teachings of Epicurus—about life and death, religion and science, physical sensation, happiness, morality, and friendship—attracted legions of adherents throughout the ancient Mediterranean world and deeply influenced later European thought. Though Epicurus faced hostile opposition for centuries after his ...
The Dangerous Duty of Delight: Daring to Make God Your Greatest Desire (LifeChange Books)
Each of us is hard-wired to pursue our happiness. We long for significant, profound joy. Some try to satisfy it with exotic vacations, high-tech gadgets, career success, sports, academics, drug experimentation, even ascetic rigors. Yet the longing remains. Why? In The Dangerous Duty of Delight , John Piper turns our heart toward the one true object of human desire and happiness: God. Piper shows from Scripture that pursuing our happiness ...
The Time Cure: Overcoming PTSD with the New Psychology of Time Perspective Therapy
In his landmark book, The Time Paradox , internationally known psychologist Philip Zimbardo showed that we can transform the way we think about our past, present, and future to attain greater success in work and in life. Now, in The Time Cure , Zimbardo has teamed with clinicians Richard and Rosemary Sword to reveal a groundbreaking approach that helps those living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to shift their time perspectives and ...
Philosophy Made Simple
Richard H. Popkin
Three Rivers Press
For almost four decades, Made Simple books have set the standard for continuing education and home study. In answer to the changing needsof today's marketplace, the Made Simple series for the '90s presents a thoroughly up-to-the-minute portfolio of skills, information, and experience, with revised and updated editions of bestselling titles, plus a whole range of new subjects from personal finance to office management to desktop publishing. ...
The Taboo Breakers: Shock Troops of the Sexual Revolution (John Warren Wells on Sexual Behavior)
Lawrence Block, 2012
The sexual upheaval of the 1970s was a remarkable turning point in the evolution of contemporary sexual behavior. As much as anyone, John Warren Wells stalked the barricades of this social revolution. He met the players, and let them pour their stories into his sympathetic ear. From the original publisher's edition:" The Taboo Breakers is a penetrating, unbiased study of these modern "swingers." Just what do they do, and with whom, and why? ...
The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald: 21 Novels and Short Stories (Halcyon Classics)
Halcyon Press Ltd., 2009
This Halcyon Classics eBook contains twenty-one novels and short stories by Roaring Twenties author F. Scott Fitzgerald, including 'The Beautiful and the Damned,' 'This Side of Paradise,' and 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.' Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation. Novels: This Side of Paradise The Beautiful and the Damned Short Stories: The Jelly-Bean The Camel's Back May Day Porcelain and Pink The Diamond as Big as ...
Desiring God Study Guide: Finding Complete Satisfaction and Joy in God
THE PURSUIT OF PLEASURE IS NOT OPTIONAL. IT IS ESSENTIAL. This study guide companion to the DVD version of Desiring God —the classic explanation of Christian hedonism by John Piper—will help individuals and groups understand that the supreme calling of life is to "glorify God by enjoying Him forever." The DVD and this guide create an ideal package for adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, ...
The Great Leader
Grove Press, 2011
Author Jim Harrison has won international acclaim for his masterful body of work, including Returning to Earth, Legends of the Fall and over thirty books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In his most original work to date, Harrison delivers an enthralling, witty and expertly-crafted novel following one man’s hunt for an elusive cult leader, dubbed The Great Leader.” On the verge of retirement, Detective Sunderson begins to investigate ...
Desiring God, Revised Edition: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential . Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the ...
Bohemian Manifesto: A Field Guide to Living on the Edge
Bohemianism is a way of life, a state of mind, an atmosphere. It is not a trend, its a timeless movement. It is about living beyond convention. BOHEMIAN MANIFESTO explores and joyfully celebrates the creativity, the originality, and the splendor of a lifestyle and spirit shared by free-thinking, free-living artists, poets, writers, sculptors, musicians, and intellectuals. This is the first book to distill and categorize all the ingredients of ...
With a name like Tawny White one would think she would be spontaneous and impulsive but not this Tawny. She keeps more checklists than a tax auditor and is more anal than a neurotic thirty-year-old single lady. Unfortunately, her fiancé doesn’t like her little quirks and breaks up with her a month before their wedding. Heartbroken and wanting to shake her life up a bit she trades in her honeymoon tickets for first-class tickets and ...
Venice Books, 2012
"TRULY IMPRESSIVE...A WORK OF ART!" "A DEBAUCHED, MESSED UP, TOUCHING LOOK AT LOVE & LOSS. FABULOUS" "BUKOWSKI WITH HEART AND EMOTION" "TONY PARSONS WITH SARCASM, DEGENERACY & SEX" Full time whiskey enthusiast Doug Morgan is on a downward spiral. Over the past two years the Irish man has played witness to the slow and steady decay of his life and he’s finally called time. Haunted by an unacknowledged pain Doug swaps the white collar ...
HOTWIFE A Sexual Reawakening in Jamaica
Tammy and Garrett are hardworking parents in their early thirties who haven’t made time for each other in years. One day, after being interrupted during what little sex they’re able to find time for by one of their kids, Garrett snaps and books them a week at a naughty sounding sex themed Jamaican hotel where guests go nude and drinks run rampant. Garrett hopes to subtly expose Tammy to a more racy sex life and even has plans to try and ...
The Hedonist - World Vacation Guide
As seen on TV, The Hedonist is the ultimate Sports and Sex Vacation Guide. Written for the guy who knows exactly what he wants, is willing to pay for it, and loves to spoils himself rotten. If you love exotic tropical getaways with Ocean Lined Golf, Deep Sea Fishing, Casinos, and local exotic girls who always say yes, this book is for you. Experience the Ultimate Fat Cat Vacations that can be pulled off on a fraternity tight budget. Get your BS ...
Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?: A Swashbuckling Tale of High Adventures, Questionable Ethics, and Professional ...
For those who think that travel guidebooks are the gospel truth. WANTED: Travel Writer for Brazil QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED Decisiveness: the ability to desert your entire previous life–including well-salaried office job, attractive girlfriend, and basic sanity for less than minimum wage Attention to detail: the skill to research northeastern Brazil, including transportation, restaurants, hotels, culture, customs, and ...
The Hedonism Handbook: Mastering The Lost Arts Of Leisure And Pleasure
Da Capo Press
In the age of Oprah, Dr. Phil, and countless other self-help disciplinarians, indulging in any kind of pleasurable pastime is on the brink of extinction. But it's not too late to revive those lost pleasures that make life worth living. The Hedonism Handbook can help put the three-martini lunch, the baguette with real butter, the deep tan, the unfiltered cigarette, or the simple act of lying in a hammock under the stars back within our grasp. A ...
The Seventies: The Great Shift In American Culture, Society, And Politics
Bruce J. Schulman
Da Capo Press
Sweeping away misconceptions about the "Me Decade," Bruce Schulman offers a fast-paced, wide-ranging, and brilliant examination of the political, cultural, social, and religious upheavals of the 1970s. Arguing that it was one of the most important of the postwar twentieth-century decades, despite its reputation as an eminently forgettable period, Schulman reconstructs public events and private lives, high culture and low, analyzing not only ...
Set Apart: Calling a Worldly Church to a Godly Life
R. Kent Hughes
"The church must be distinct from the world to reach the world." - From Chapter 1 "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for [God's] own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light" (1 Peter 2:9, ESV). Holy and dedicated to declaring the excellencies of God-this is the church, or is it? Can we really call the church holy? A minority of ...
Moral Darwinism: How We Became Hedonists
Abortion. Euthanasia. Infanticide. Sexual promiscuity. Ideas and actions once unthinkable have become commonplace. We seem to live in a different moral universe than we occupied just a few decades ago. Consent and noncoercion seem to be the last vestiges of a morality long left behind. Christian moral tenets are now easily dismissed and have been replaced with what is curiously presented as a superior, more magnanimous, respectful and even ...
Good and Evil (Great Minds Series)
The discussion of good and evil must not be confined to the sterile lecture halls of academics but related instead to ordinary human feelings, needs, and desires, says noted philosopher Richard Taylor. Efforts to understand morality by exploring human reason will always fail because we are creatures of desire as well. All morality arises from our intense and inescapable longing. The distinction between good and evil is always clouded by ...
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