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              Books by Mark O'Connell

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              Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back
               

              Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back (Hardback)

              By O'Connell, Mark

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              Are you ready for the end of the world? In the remote forests of the British Isles, in high-tech bunkers in South Dakota and in the lush valleys of New Zealand, small determined groups of men and women are getting ready. They are environmentalists who fear the ravages of climate ...change; billionaire entrepreneurs dreaming of life on Mars; and right-wing conspiracists yearning for a lost American idyll. One thing unites them: their certainty that we are only years away from the end of civilisation as we know it. Not unconcerned himself by the possibility of the end of days, Mark O'Connell takes the reader from the ruins of Chernobyl to the pristine beauty of the Scottish Highlands, from online prepper subcultures to a Los Angeles convention on colonising outer space, and meets the eccentrics, madmen and visionaries getting ready for our final act. Full of wit, warmth and a dash of existential dread, The Day of Trouble is a very funny book about the end of the world that will make you want to enjoy every moment we have left.
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              ISBN 9781783784066
              Released NZ 2 Apr 2020
              Publisher Granta Books
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              The Marriage Benefit: The Surprising Rewards of Staying Together in Midlife
                

              The Marriage Benefit: The Surprising Rewards of Staying Together in Midlife (Hardback)

              By O'Connell, Mark

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              The Marriage Benefit reveals how staying together in midlife - when it often seems easier to leave - offers big payoffs in mental and physical health and well-being

              ISBN 9780446581110
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2008
              Publisher Little, Brown
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs

              The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs (Paperback)

              By O'Connell, Mark

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              Tracing Hynek's career, O'Connell examines Hynek's often-ignored work as a professional astronomer to create a complete portrait of a groundbreaking enthusiast who became an American cult icon and transformed the way we see our world and our universe.

              ISBN 9780062484178
              Released NZ 11 Aug 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Performing Art of Therapy: Acting Insights and Techniques for Clinicians

              The Performing Art of Therapy: Acting Insights and Techniques for Clinicians (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By O'Connell, Mark

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              The Performing Art of Therapy explores the myriad ways in which acting techniques can enhance the craft of psychotherapy. The book shows how, by understanding therapy as a performing art, clinicians can supplement their theoretical approach with techniques that fine-tune the ways... their bodies, voices, and imaginations engage with and influence their clients. Broken up into accessible chapters focused on specific attributes of performance, and including an appendix of step-by-step exercises for practitioners, this is an essential guidebook for therapists looking to integrate their theoretical training into who they are as individuals, find joy in their work, increase self-care, and inspire clients to perform their own lives.
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              ISBN 9781138737631
              Released NZ 19 Mar 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other Nontraditional Twenty-First-Century Weddings
                

              Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other Nontraditional Twenty-First-Century Weddings (EPUB ebook)

              By O'Connell, Mark

              • RRP: $67.99
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              If we enter into the decision with eyes wide open, and with the willingness to communicate, compromise, and adapt, getting married can be liberating, brave, and sexy. This post-DOMA book is for any couple--same or opposite sex--seeking a personalized wedding that dignifies the re...lationship and the individual self. No new normal here--this guide e
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              ISBN 9781510711525
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              Released NZ 3 Jan 2017
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              The Performing Art of Therapy: Acting Insights and Techniques for Clinicians

              The Performing Art of Therapy: Acting Insights and Techniques for Clinicians (Hardback)

              By O'Connell, Mark

              • RRP: $247.00
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              The Performing Art of Therapy explores the myriad ways in which acting techniques can enhance the craft of psychotherapy. The book shows how, by understanding therapy as a performing art, clinicians can supplement their theoretical approach with techniques that fine-tune the ways... their bodies, voices, and imaginations engage with and influence their clients. Broken up into accessible chapters focused on specific attributes of performance, and including an appendix of step-by-step exercises for practitioners, this is an essential guidebook for therapists looking to integrate their theoretical training into who they are as individuals, find joy in their work, increase self-care, and inspire clients to perform their own lives.
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              ISBN 9781138737624
              Released NZ 19 Mar 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death

              To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death (Paperback)

              By O'Connell, Mark

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              An exploration of transhumanism: the philosophical and technological movement that is working on an update of the human machine.

              ISBN 9781783781980
              Released NZ 28 Mar 2018
              Publisher Granta Books
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              The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs
                

              The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs (EPUB ebook)

              By O'Connell, Mark

              The wildly entertaining and eye-opening biography of J. Allen Hynek, the astronomer who invented the concept of "Close Encounters" with alien life, inspired Steven Spielberg's blockbuster classic science fiction epic film andisthe subject of History Channel's Project Blue Book, a...nd made an entirenation want to believe in UFOs.In June 1947, private pilot Kenneth Arnold looked out his cockpit window and saw a group of nine silvery crescents weaving between the peaks of the Cascade Mountains at an estimated 1,200 miles an hour. The media, the military, and the scientific community-led by J. Allen Hynek, an astronomer hired by the Air Force-debunked this and many other Unidentified Flying Object sightings reported across the country. But after years of denials, Hynek made a shocking pronouncement: UFOs are real.Thirty years after his death, Hynek's agonizing transformation from skepticism to true believer remains one of the great misunderstood stories of science. In this definitive biography, Mark O'Connell reveals for the first time how Hynek's work both as a celebrated astronomer and as the U. S. Air Force's go-to UFO expert for nearly twenty years stretched the boundaries of modern science, laid the groundwork for acceptance of the possibility of UFOs, and was the basis of the hit film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. With unprecedented access to Hynek's personal and professional files, O'Connell smashes conventional wisdom to reveal the intriguing man and scientist beneath the legend. Tracing Hynek's career, O'Connell examines Hynek's often-ignored work as a professional astronomer to create a complete portrait of a groundbreaking enthusiast who became an American cult icon and transformed the way we see our world and our universe.
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              ISBN 9780062484185
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              Released NZ 13 Jun 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              The Good Father: On Men, Masculinity, and Life in the Family
                

              The Good Father: On Men, Masculinity, and Life in the Family (EPUB ebook)

              By O'Connell, Mark

              • RRP: $42.99
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              Fathering is one of the most basic and profound human activities. Yet in addition to its many joys, fatherhood is often freighted with longing, sadness, anger, and misunderstanding. Most of us, men and women alike, are acutely aware of how difficult it is to father well, year aft...er year, until, and even after, children are grown. At the same time, the essential relationships between men and women and their children are under stress these days as never before, subject to the pressures of work, money, divorce, remarriage, and adoption. As a result, many fathers struggle with deep uncertainties about their parenting abilities. Meanwhile, society's definitions of masculinity appear ever more fluid, negotiable, and unreachable in today's media-saturated culture, which endlessly exposes men (and women) to a stream of images celebrating violence, war, hypermasculinity, athletic ability, corporate competition, alternative life-styles, "metrosexuality," and triumphant materialism. Who, men might rightfully ask, are we expected to be? Do various pop-cultural definitions of masculinity really reflect what it is to be a man? What in men's true natures helps them be good fathers? Can aggression be useful? What masculine traits do fathers need to guard -- and guard against? How do men love their children, and how is being a father very different from and no less essential than being a mother? And how can women understand how men experience fatherhood? This is the rich social reality that Dr. Mark O'Connell, a psychotherapist and father of three, addresses in his provocative, brilliant, and wise book. Drawing on both his professional case histories and personal experience, O'Connell describes the internal conflicts that many men feel about the difficulties of being a father but which they are often unable to discuss easily. Such issues include questions about authority, discipline, intimacy, physical contact, and sexuality. In ways that are distinctly masculine, O'Connell says, fa
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              ISBN 9781439104187
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              Released NZ 31 Mar 2015
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              Catching Bullets
               

              Catching Bullets (EPUB ebook)

              By O'Connell, Mark

              From the offbeat vantage point of a gay teenager whose grandfather was chauffeur to legendary 007 producer Albert R Broccoli, this title is a love-letter to James Bond, Duran Duran title songs and bolting down your tea quick enough to watch Roger Moore falling out of a plane with...out a parachute.
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              ISBN 9780956950598
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              Released NZ 3 Sep 2012
              Publisher Splendid Books Limited
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