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The examined life : how we lose and find ourselves

Author: Stephen Grosz
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his work as a practising psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behaviour. The Examined Life distils over 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight, without the jargon.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Grosz
ISBN: 9780701185350 070118535X 0701188464 9780701188467
OCLC Number: 823282193
Awards: Long-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2013.
Description: xii, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Beginnings --
How we can be possessed by a story that cannot be told --
On laughter --
How praise can cause a loss of confidence --
The gift of pain --
A safe house --
Telling Lies --
On secrets --
On not being in a couple --
A passion for ignorance --
On intimacy --
The bigger the front --
Loving --
At home --
How paranoia can relieve suffering and prevent a catastrophe --
On the recovery of lost feelings --
Why parents envy their children --
On wanting the impossible --
On hate --
How lovesickness keeps us from love --
Changing --
How a fear of loss can cause us to lose everything --
How negativity prevents our surrender to love --
On losing a wallet --
A change in the family --
Why we lurch from crisis to crisis --
On being boring --
On mourning the future --
How anger can keep us from sadness --
On being a patient --
Going back --
On bearing death --
Leaving --
Through silence --
On closure --
On waking from a dream.
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Distils over 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight, without the jargon. This book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening and understanding. It includes aphoristic  Read more...

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"I was enthralled. profound and moving, packed large ideas into a slim volume" -- Lucy Lethbridge Observer Books of the Year "With deceptive simplicity and gentle wisdom, Grosz teases out a lesson or Read more...

 
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