Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis

Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis

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By (author) Eric Berne, Narrator David Colacci

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 164mm x 28mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 19 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1452601798
  • ISBN 13: 9781452601793
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 956,168

Product description

Over forty years ago, "Games People Play" revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions. More than five million copies later, Dr. Eric Berne's classic is as astonishing and revealing as it was on the day it was first published. We play games all the time--sexual games, marital games, power games with our bosses, and competitive games with our friends. Detailing status contests like "Martini" (I know a better way), to lethal couples combat like "If It Weren't For You" and "Uproar," to flirtation favorites like "The Stocking Game" and "Let's You and Him Fight," Dr. Berne exposes the secret ploys and unconscious maneuvers that rule our intimate lives. Explosive when it first appeared, "Games People Play" is now widely recognized as the most original and influential popular psychology book of our time. It's as powerful and eye-opening as ever.

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Author information

Eric Berne (1910-1970) was a Canadian-born psychiatrist best known as the creator of transactional analysis and the author of the bestselling book "Games People Play." David Colacci has worked as a narrator for over fifteen years, during which time he has won "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, earned Audie nominations, and been included on Best of Year lists by such publications as "Publishers Weekly," "AudioFile" magazine, and "Library Journal."

Review quote

"An important book...a brilliant, amusing, and clear catalogue of the psychological theatricals that human beings play over and over again." ---Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Life magazine