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The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by [Grosz, Stephen]
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"Grosz's vignettes are so brilliantly put together that they read like pieces of bare, illuminating fiction.... It is this combination of tenacious detective work, remarkable compassion and sheer, unending curiosity for the oddities of the human heart that makes "The Examined Life" utterly captivating." "--The Sunday Times"

"By turns edifying and moving.... Grosz offers astute insights into the perplexities of everyday life." "--Financial Times"

"Stephen Grosz has condensed thousands of hours of consultations into this gem.... Grosz writes lucidly and with sensitivity, treating his patients with respect. The cases are sprinkled with wise reflections.... Highly recommended." "--The Independent"

Shares the best literary qualities of Freud s most persuasive work. It is an insightful and beautifully written book a series of slim, piercing chapters that read like a combination of Chekhov and Oliver Sacks. [A] deeply affecting book.--Michiko Kakutani"

Magnetically compelling. . . . The result is a shared sense of humanity, understanding and even hope.--Kate Tuttle

Beautifully written. . . . The insights here will cut close to the bone.--Dinah Loon

Grosz s vignettes are so brilliantly put together that they read like pieces of bare, illuminating fiction utterly captivating.--Robert Collins"

By turns edifying and moving. Grosz offers astute insights into the perplexities of everyday life.--Trisha Andres

Impossible to put down it will leave you wiser about humanity than you were when you picked it up.--Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree"

Shares the best literary qualities of Freud's most persuasive work. It is... an insightful and beautifully written book... a series of slim, piercing chapters that read like a combination of Chekhov and Oliver Sacks. [A] deeply affecting book.--Michiko Kakutani

Grosz's vignettes are so brilliantly put together that they read like pieces of bare, illuminating fiction... utterly captivating.--Robert Collins

Impossible to put down... it will leave you wiser about humanity than you were when you picked it up.--Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree

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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 655 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (3 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AKBEHMG
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 561 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,919 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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