The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves
An extraordinary book for anyone eager to understand the hidden motives that shape our lives.We are all storytellers—we create stories to make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen. In his work as a practicing psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has... show more
An extraordinary book for anyone eager to understand the hidden motives that shape our lives.We are all storytellers—we create stories to make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen. In his work as a practicing psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behavior. The Examined Life distils more than 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight without the jargon. This extraordinary book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding. Its aphoristic and elegant stories teach us a new kind of attentiveness. They also unveil a delicate self-portrait of the analyst at work and show how lessons learned in the consulting room can reveal as much to the analyst as to the patient. These are stories about our everyday lives: they are about the people we love and the lies we tell, the changes we bear and the grief. Ultimately, they show us not only how we lose ourselves but also how we might find ourselves.
Publish date: May 28th 2013
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
I tried out a new book club in Belfast last week (I love talking about books, as you all know) which was great and this was the first book that we were tasked with reading, or rather listening to as it’s an audiobook group. The man who runs the group isn’t too keen on fiction, so it’s going to be mo...
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I really liked the book. I only gave 4 stars because I wanted more information on some of the incidents but that could just be me needing closure!! LoL I loved the all of the perspectives are told through stories because it makes it not only interesting but relate-able.If you're looking for insight ...