Edited by Douglas Gosse
About Face: Essays on Addictions, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies seeks to broaden the conversation around addiction in Canada. Featuring essays by a diverse group of writers, About Face delves into the major categories of addiction: drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, ... Read more
Vancouver’s downtown East-side neighborhood, the poorest postal code in Canada, is a ten-block compound of poverty, pain, and despair in a sparkling, healthy, rich city. In the parlance of the street, this area is known as Low Track, where drug-addicted prostitutes barely ... Read more
Prescriptions for imaginative living in today’s noisy and ever-narrowing world
Our social conversation has gone awry. We have allowed the wrong people to lay claim to substantial amounts of social, political and economic power, leaving many of us to feel left out, left behind ... Read more
For almost fifty years Paul LaPointe wondered what was wrong with him while he struggled with the consequences of undiagnosed bi-polar disorder. He lost relationships, lived a life of extremes and cycled in and out of jail as a result of his bizarre behaviour. While his memoir, ... Read more
The Social’s finance expert connects money and happiness in this fresh, feel-good guide to financial well-being
Everything tells us that what will make us happy can be bought, whether it’s the latest gadgets, renovated kitchens, or luxury goods. But research has shown that ... Read more
Edited by Lenore Rowntree & Andrew Boden
Foreword by Gabor Mate
A revised and updated edition of a collection of personal essays that illuminate what life is like for those who live with mental illness, and how it impacts their family members.
More than 4 million Canadians and 57 million Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental illness, ... Read more
A radical revaluation of how contemporary society perceives death—and an argument for how it can make us happy.
“He who would teach men to die would teach them to live,” writes Montaigne in Essais, and in How to Die: A Book about Being Alive, Ray Robertson takes up the ... Read more
By Laura Moisin
After knowing friends with anorexia and being baffled by their behavior, Laura Moisin suddenly found herself prone to the same disease?not eating at all and going weeks at a time consuming nothing but water and the occasional black coffee. Deceiving therapists by misleading ... Read more
How can we be certain of what we really know? Why does the reverie of reality seem so strange in the recklessness of our everyday lives? Not the First Thing I've Missed captures the debris and encumbrances of such questions with a wicked sense of ownership. These poems distill ... Read more
By Jan Wong
Out of the Blue is the surreal, wrenching, sometimes hilarious, and ultimately triumphant story of one woman’s struggle to come to terms with depression.
At the height of her career in journalism, Jan Wong’s world came crashing down. A story she wrote on a school shooting ... Read more