Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
On Balance (Paperback)
  • On Balance (Paperback)
zoom

On Balance (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 07/07/2011
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Are we too obsessed with excess? What can childhood teach us about bad behaviour? And should we be happy, or is there something better we might be? In On Balance, acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips explores a variety of urgent concerns related to how we attempt to manage our conflicting desires, needs and motives. In essays on excess, childhood development, fairy tales and the pursuit of happiness, Phillips provides exhilarating arguments, witty wordplay and much intellectual and emotional food for thought on literature and life.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241143896
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A refreshing, invigorating experience...Adam Phillips is one of the richest and most rewarding essayists of our time." --"Los Angeles Times

""Highly pragmatic...Phillips's authority as a writer comes in no small part from his own experience as a highly regarded therapist....Like a priest, he is concerned with damnation and salvation, under the secular names of sickness and cure." --Adam Kirsch, "The Boston Globe

""Transformative...Phillips can tease out contradictions with extraordinary delicacy....He shows that pleasure and desire are not simple; they can be feared...and used to hide things we should really see." --"The Guardian (London)"

"Gently provocative reading on themes of need and desire...Phillips's ideas are fresh and inventive, casting new light on counterintuitive topics from the psychological importance of punishment to the questionable pursuit of happiness." --"Financial Times"

"A set of beguiling essays...the author provides polished ponderables for all readers." --"Kirkus Reviews "



You may also be interested in...

Have You Eaten Grandma?
Added to basket
The Descent of Man
Added to basket
Schadenfreude
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
The Body Keeps the Score
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Blueprint
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Language of Kindness
Added to basket
Man's Search For Meaning
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
How to Be Human
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Silent Guides
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback
Outliers
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Science of Meditation
Added to basket
Behave
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Other Minds
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Organized Mind
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.