The Examined Life: How We Lose And Find Ourselves

May 28, 2013|
The Examined Life: How We Lose And Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz
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The everyday world bedevils us. To make sense of it, we tell ourselves stories. Here, in short, vivid, dramatic tales, psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz draws from his twenty-year practice to track the collaborative journey of therapist and patient as they uncover the hidden feelings behind ordinary behavior. A woman finds herself daydreaming as she returns home from a business trip; a young man loses his wallet. We learn, too, from more extreme examples: the patient who points an unloaded gun at a police officer, the compulsive liar who convinces his wife he's dying of cancer. These beautifully rendered tales illuminate the fundamental pathways of life from birth to death. They invite compassionate understanding, suggesting answers to the questions that compel and disturb us most about love and loss, parents and children, work and change. The resulting journey will spark new ideas about who we are and why we do what we do.

STEPHEN GROSZ was born in Indiana and educated at Berkeley and Oxford. For the past twenty-five years he has worked as a psychoanalyst. He teaches clinical technique at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theory at University College London. His stories have appeared in the Financial Times and Granta. He lives in London.
Title:The Examined Life: How We Lose And Find Ourselves
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8.52 X 5.72 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.52 X 5.72 X 0.94 in
Published:May 28, 2013
Publisher:Random House of Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307359100

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