The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves


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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.64 X 8.2 X 0.62 inches | 0.42 pounds

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About the Author

STEPHEN GROSZ was born in Indiana and educated at Berkeley and Oxford. For the past 25 years he has worked as a psychoanalyst. He teaches clinical technique at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Theory at University College London. His stories have appeared in the "Financial Times" and "Granta." He lives in London.


Shares the best literary qualities of Freud's most persuasive work. It insightful and beautifully written book...a series of slim, piercing chapters that read like a combination of Chekhov and Oliver Sacks. [A] deeply affecting book.--Michiko Kakutani "New York Times"
Magnetically compelling...The result is a shared sense of humanity, understanding and even hope.--Kate Tuttle "Boston Globe"
Beautifully written...The insights here will cut close to the bone.--Dinah Loon "Nature"
A peek into the human psyche...Marked by a clear absence of technical jargon...An immensely personal work, and something much more than just a legacy of advice.--Lucy Scholes "Daily Beast"
Grosz's vignettes are so brilliantly put together that they read like pieces of bare, illuminating fiction...utterly captivating.--Robert Collins "Sunday Times"
By turns edifying and moving. Grosz offers astute insights into the perplexities of everyday life.--Trisha Andres "Financial Times"
Impossible to put will leave you wiser about humanity than you were when you picked it up.--Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree