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5.0 out of 5 stars Elegantly written, pithy and thought provoking - a total joy
Distilling decades of therapeutic work into a slim volume that reads like a collection of short stories, Grosz offers an intriguing insight into contemporary psychoanalysis. A married father-of-four announces that he is thinking of coming out, aged 71, while a woman who has just celebrated her 50th birthday realises a sexy dream that bothered her was about her son...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight read does not live up to promise of title
Case studies and biographical accounts can be rich reading experiences but this compendium of short selections was very disappointing. The accounts are too short and the anonymised characterisations too generic to amount to much beyond a series of anecdotes. Searching analysis and interpretation is not what you will find here. The sections hardly amount to 'examined...
Published 18 months ago by John Primrose


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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 10 Aug 2014
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Highly stimulating and thought provoking read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting., 8 Aug 2014
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Interesting. Worth a read and a think about..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read All as described by, 28 Aug 2014
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This review is from: The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves (Paperback)
Good read
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me, 25 July 2014
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Sorry but this book didn't uplift me in any way, seemed to bore me if truthful about it, most cases seemed run of the mill, not sure how it managed to get on the bestseller list!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 29 Aug 2014
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Fantastic read, hugely recommend (:
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 27 July 2014
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Interesting,slightly repetetive
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 6 Aug 2014
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Good book for a good price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Aug 2014
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Great read, prompt delivery
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I expected, 6 May 2014
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The blurb made this sound more interesting than it was. It is based on case studies but it wasn`t very useful.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 19 Sep 2014
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Some interesting stories.
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