Book Therapy

Book Therapy : Reading Is Life

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What can books do for us? Is reading useful? Is it therapeutic? Can

it make us happy? Can it provide us with the spiritual resources

necessary to shield ourselves from adversity? Can literature be

prescribed? Does it benefit both body and soul? Science increasingly

acknowledges the benefits of books. Studies show that the effects

of reading can be equated with those of meditation and medicine.

Readers sleep better, they experience lower levels of stress and

depression and have higher self-esteem than non-readers. Reading

prolongs life and changes us in an essential way; good fiction expands

our horizons, it helps us to understand others better, it teaches us

empathy. Each chapter of Booktherapy is a formula for getting closer

to the authors, the contexts, the fragments and the reflections that

have provided Jordi Nadal - author and editor of these and many

other pages - with a soothing balm in difficult moments and which

have acted as a guide for each important decision. This is a recipe

book for living more lives than just our own, and which serves to

confirm the validity of Montesquieu's words: "I have never known

any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 236g
  • English
  • 191291431X
  • 9781912914319
  • 1,782,084

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"Book therapy must be distinguished from all other types of therapy. It does not diagnose and cannot promise a cure. It is an adventure into the unknown." Theodore Zeldin

"A work that makes us feel that there is something mysterious, healing and perennial to be found in books." Luis Alberto de Cuenca, Royal Academy of History

"Jordi Nadal gives us a book to open the mind, to understand the world, to expand the possibilities and to contribute to explore and grow. What better way to stimulate the imagination than reading? And how better to learn than through what others have already learned?", Xavier Coll, reader and HR Manager director

Book Therapy is the book that has enriched me the most of all the books I have read lately. It has reminded me of authors and books I had read and has discovered others that I am rushing to read.", Lluis Bassat, founder and president of Grupo Bassat Ogilvy España and author of Inteligencia comercial.
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