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The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date May 12, 2014
Pages 225
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393349320
ISBN-10 0393349322
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.42 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

An extraordinary book for anyone eager to understand the hidden motives that shape our lives.

We are all storytellers―we create stories to make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen. In his work as a practicing psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behavior. The Examined Life distils more than 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight without the jargon. This extraordinary book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding. Its aphoristic and elegant stories teach us a new kind of attentiveness. They also unveil a delicate self-portrait of the analyst at work and show how lessons learned in the consulting room can reveal as much to the analyst as to the patient. These are stories about our everyday lives: they are about the people we love and the lies we tell, the changes we bear and the grief. Ultimately, they show us not only how we lose ourselves but also how we might find ourselves.

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1 edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (May 28, 2013)
9780393079548 | details & prices | 225 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The author describes his work as a psychoanalyst over a twenty-five year period, describing his efforts to guide his patients to personal insights into their behaviors and resolutions which can change their lives for the better.
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (May 12, 2014)
9780393349320 | details & prices | 225 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.42 lbs | List price $15.95
About: An extraordinary book for anyone eager to understand the hidden motives that shape our lives.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Peter Marinker (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (May 28, 2013)
9781482927665 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.95
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