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The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves (Paperback)
  • The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves (Paperback)

The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 02/01/2014
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A Sunday Times bestseller Longlisted for the Guardian first book award A Radio 4 Book of the Week. This book is about learning to live. In simple stories of encounter between a psychoanalyst and his patients, The Examined Life reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated, confounding and human of experiences. These are stories about our everyday lives: they are about the people we love and the lies that we tell; the changes we bear, and the grief. Ultimately, they show us not only how we lose ourselves but how we might find ourselves too.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099549031

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“Interesting but unsatisfying”

This book was written in a clear, jargon-free way which made it easy for a layperson to read. The accounts drew me in but I was left wanting to know more about ways to resolve the situations written about beyond the... More

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“Absolutely fantastic!”

I thoroughly enjoyed Grosz's book. I found it extremely insightful to how we, as human beings, are so intricately wired.
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