New Releases 7-19

What's new at Mill City Press this week? We've got three books making their grand entrances into the world today.

First up is...

"Nature has provided us with brains that are programmed to choose a mate who will drive us crazy." Author Jana Edwards brilliantly makes the case that the “crazy-making” we experience with our spouses is the best way to achieve positive, permanent change in our lives.

Edwards offers a provocative, fascinating look inside the dramas that anyone in a committed relationship experiences. Why dramas? Because our brains so badly need to express what they’ve held in since childhood, “reliving those old emotions with someone who feels like family again.”

Edwards uses real-life dramas, chosen from the more than two hundred couples she’s treated, to illustrate how to harness and redirect these emotions toward change. She also clearly explains the science behind how our brains choose exactly the right partner for us and how our relationships will help us grow when we engage in, rather than avoid, marital conflict.

A licensed clinical social worker and board-certified diplomate in clinical social work, Jana Edwards has specialized in treating couples in her private practice in Denver, Colorado for over thirty years, and she teaches a course she developed for couples therapists entitled “Neurodynamic Couples Therapy.” She has twice been named Most Distinguished Clinician by the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work and recognized as a Master Scholar by the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Ms. Edwards has been married for thirty-three years and has two married stepchildren and five stepgrandchildren.

Learn more at, get your copy directly from the author here, or buy it on Amazon.

Second up is...

In The Two Types of Men, a fresh, straightforward theory synthesizes how the human species' biological and societal roots gave rise to two categories of men: the weapon user and the weapon maker. Each type with his differing purpose also had differing breeding goals and outcomes. The relatively recent move of humans to an urban (instead of a tribal) lifestyle has caused specific adaptations of these behaviors with far-reaching consequences.

Beginning with the common persistent questions of why women choose violent men as sexual partners and, congruently, why men inflict violence upon the mothers of their children, The Two Types of Men travels back in our evolutionary history to find rational explanations for these behaviors, as well as personal and societal modifications that can be made in order to move beyond them.

In short, The Two Types of Men is an examination of the human sexual cycle, the root cause of violence in society, and the interrelationship between the two.
Phillip Swanson has a curious mind and is fascinated by people’s choices and motivations.  Due to his educational background in science, he sees the world from a biological perspective, and looks to Nature to find the causes of human behaviors.  His inquisitive nature has led him down a variety of enjoyable professional pursuits, and he is currently a landlord/investor living just outside of Rochester, MN.

Find out more on, buy directly from the author here, or grab your copy on Amazon.

Third is...

The essays in Let Go Courageously and Live with Love are the stories of a feng shui consultant who has been a daughter, mother, wife, and now single woman with adult children.

They explore the theme of mustering the courage to let go of belongings, thoughts, patterns, and relationships to live a beloved life. Using insights gleaned from her feng shui training and her work with clients for more than a decade, Laura Staley shares inspiring ideas for you to consider for your home and life.

You will gain practical and profound ideas about creating a life you enjoy inside a home you love.

“This book captures the deep beauty of feng shuiLaura’s voice rings clear with authenticity, vulnerability, and strength, as her stories move you into the kind of self-inquiry that can reveal hidden treasures in your own life . . . stories I’ll read and be inspired by again and again.”
Terah Kathryn Collins, best-selling author of The Western Guide to Feng Shui
 Founder of Cherish Your World, Laura helps people thrive in the physical spaces where they live and work. She educates people about optimal arrangement of belongings for comfort, safety, and flow decluttering for freedom, and staging for an efficient and rewarding home sale. Laura knows the conditions of our homes and workplaces shape the quality of our lives.Trained and certified with the Western School of Feng Shui and over a decade working with a variety of clients, Laura's intuition and expertise helps her clients produce remarkable results in their lives. Her own awakening to the power of feng shui came on the heels of a flood and the realization that she could live with beloved belongings rather than unloved hand-me-down stuff. Feng shui invites us to live with what we love and love our lives. Her joys in life include parenting, loving her dog, spending time laughing with great friends, running, biking, swimming, dancing, reading, and listening to music she loves. 

Connect with Laura Staley at, get your copy directly from the author here, or buy it on Amazon.

Happy book birthdays, authors!

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