Exuberance: The Passion for Life

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
September 13, 2005
Pages
405
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375701481
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About the Author

KAY REDFIELD JAMISON is a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as an honorary professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of the national best sellers An Unquiet Mind, Night Falls Fast, and Touched with Fire. She is coauthor of the standard medical text on manic-depressive illness and author or coauthor of more than one hundred scientific papers about mood disorders, creativity, and psychopharmacology. Dr. Jamison, the recipient of numerous national and international scientific awards, is a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow.

Reviews

"[Jamison is] that rare writer who can offer a kind of unified field theory of science and art. . . . The origins and mystery of creativity have long been her holy grail, and she argues -- with her usual wit, ingenuity and panache -- that exuberance is one of its wellsprings." --The Washington Post Book World"Fascinating reading. . . . On a subject that invites inflates prose, Jamison maintains a deft but not showy eloquence. . . . Trenchant and entertaining." --San Francisco Chronicle"Jamison brilliantly conjures up characters. . . . A book on exuberance ought to be a romp to read. The one is." --Los Angeles Times"Jamison has a capacity for moving smoothly between tasty digressions, hard science and sweeping cultural analyses. . . . This reads like a book that was a long time in coming, written by one who came to appreciate the brightest sunlight only after becoming acquainted with the darkest nights." --The Seattle Times