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    DescriptionA Sunday Times bestseller Longlisted for the Guardian first book award A Radio 4 Book of the Week. 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. These are stories about our everyday lives: they are about the people we love and the lies that we tell; the changes we bear, and the grief. Ultimately, they show us not only how we lose ourselves but how we might find ourselves too.


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    Title
    The Examined Life
    Subtitle
    How We Lose and Find Ourselves
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Grosz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 178 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099549031
    ISBN 10: 0099549034
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: DN, JMAF
    BISAC V2.8: PSY026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25360
    Libri: ENGM1830
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    Libri: P0040503, P0040504, UNBE7500
    DC23: 150.195
    Thema V1.0: JMAF, DN
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    20 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Stephen Grosz is a practicing psychoanalyst - he has worked with patients for more than twenty-five years. Born in America, he was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Oxford University, and now lives in London. The Examined Life has been translated into more than twenty languages and was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. www.stephengrosz.com
    Review quote
    "I was enthralled... profound and moving, packed large ideas into a slim volume" -- Lucy Lethbridge Observer Books of the Year "With deceptive simplicity and gentle wisdom, Grosz teases out a lesson or chases down a fugitive insight. I have distrusted psychoanalysis for years, but I would leap onto Grosz's couch" -- James McConnachie The Sunday Times Books of the Year "This moving book of patient portraits by the psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz will make the reader think of Freud's keenly observed and literary-minded case studies. Writing with sympathy and insight, Mr Grosz distils 25 years of work into a series of slim, piercing chapters that read like a combination of Chekhov and Oliver Sacks" -- Michiko Kakutani New York Times "The success of The Examined Life by the psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz has, I think, relatively little to do with his clinical know-how; it rests, as Freud's did, on his story-telling abilities" -- Rachel Cooke Observer "Grosz is a superb storyteller and tells lots of his patients' stories with sensitivity, but also with great acuity. You might keep thinking you recognise things about people you know" -- William Leith Evening Standard
    Review text
    By turns edifying and moving…Grosz offers astute insights into the perplexities of everyday life