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    DescriptionIt has always been difficult to appreciate everyday life, often devalued as dreary, banal and burdensome, and never more so than in a culture besotted with fantasy, celebrity and glamour. Yet many writers, artists, film-makers and photographers have celebrated the ordinary life around them, and many philosophers, anthropologists, psychologists and neuroscientists have offered insights into the difficulties and rewards of paying attention to the here and now. With characteristic wit and earthiness, Michael Foley - author of the bestselling The Age of Absurdity - draws on the work of these artists and thinkers, and encourages us to delight in the complexities of everyday psychopathology. With astute observation, Foley brings fresh insights to such things as the banality of everyday speech, the madness and weirdness of snobbery, love and sex, and the strangeness of everyday objects and the everyday environment, such as the office. It is all more fascinating, comical and mysterious than you think.


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    Title
    Embracing the Ordinary
    Subtitle
    Lessons from the Champions of Everyday Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Foley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849839129
    ISBN 10: 1849839123
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14810
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Abridged Dewey: 100
    LC classification: BD
    DC22: 128
    BISAC V2.8: PHI010000
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    DC23: 128
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/PSYCAS
    Thema V1.0: QDX
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Michael Foley was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, but since 1972 he has lived in London, working as a Lecturer in Information Technology. He has published four novels, four collections of poetry and a collection of translations from French poetry, which have earned impressive reviews from The Guardian, New Statesman and New York Times. The Age of Absurdity was his first non-fiction book and became a bestseller.
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