NWS Summer Selections

Below are listed the current selections for the 2022 summer season! Buy here on the website or in-store. We also ship!

The Mind and the Moon: My Brother's Story, the Science of Our Brains, and the Search for Our Psyches Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063004894
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Ecco - May 17th, 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual reservations are available through the National Writers Series website, while in-person tickets can be reserved through the City Opera House.

When Daniel Bergner’s younger brother was diagnosed as bipolar and put in a locked ward in the 1980s, psychiatry seemed to have achieved what was promised years ago: a revolution of chemical solutions to treat mental illness. Yet as Bergner’s brother was deemed a dire risk for suicide and he and his family were told his disorder would be lifelong, he found himself taking heavy doses of medications with devastating side effects.

Now, in recounting his brother’s journey alongside the gripping, illuminating stories of Caroline, who is beset by the hallucinations of psychosis, and David, who is overtaken by depression, Bergner examines the evolution of how we treat our psyches. He reveals how the pharmaceutical industry has perpetuated our biological view of the mind and our drug-based assumptions about treatment—despite the shocking price paid by many patients and the problematic evidence of drug efficacy. And he takes us into the pioneering labs of today’s preeminent neuroscientists, sharing their remarkably candid reflections and fascinating new theories of treatment.

The Mind and the Moon raises profound questions about how we understand ourselves and the essential human divide between our brains and our minds. This is a book of thought-provoking reframings, delving into the science—and spirit—of our psyches. It is about vulnerability and personal dignity, the terrifying choices confronted by families and patients, and the prospect of alternatives. In The Mind and the Moon, Daniel Bergner beautifully explores how to seek a deeper engagement with ourselves and one another—and how to find a better path toward caring for our minds.

Bet on You: How to Win with Risk Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400229796
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: HarperCollins Leadership - April 19th, 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 7:00pm

Virtual reservations are available through the National Writers Series website, while in-person tickets can be reserved through the City Opera House.

On June 16th, the National Writers Series will help you discover the formula for success that will supercharge your decision-making confidence and transform even the most risk-averse mindset with the help of author Angie Morgan.

In her latest book, Bet on You, Angie reveals hard-earned, real-world insights that will help you realize your potential by enacting risk in ways most meaningful to you.

The author’s risk-taking guidance has been embraced by the world’s best businesses – Google, Boston Scientific, FedEx, and Oracle.  Their insights are the secret sauce behind any transformative journey to a success-filled life.

With clear, actionable steps, Bet On You enlightens readers with a new perspective on how risk really works and clears up common misconceptions about risk, such as it being the opposite of reward. It also empowers professionals of all types with guidance on how to start practicing new habits right away to build their risk-taking muscles. You’ll also learn how to weave a safety net to mitigate the downside of risks and discover effective strategies for managing risk-killing emotions: fear and failure.

Get your in-person or virtual ticket today and when you join us, be ready to change your life for the better!