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The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves | [Stephen Grosz]

The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

An extraordinarybook for anyone eager to understand the hidden motives that shape our lives. We are all storytellers—we create stories to make sense ofour lives. But it is not enough to tell tales; there must be someone to listen. In his work as a practicing psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz hasspent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our mostbaffling behavior. The Examined Life distills more than fifty thousandhours of conversation into pure psychological insight without the jargon.
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An extraordinary book for anyone eager to understand the hidden motives that shape our lives.

We are all storytellers—we create stories to make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales; there must be someone to listen.

In his work as a practicing psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behavior. The Examined Life distills more than fifty thousand hours of conversation into pure psychological insight without the jargon.

This extraordinary book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding. Its aphoristic and elegant stories teach us a new kind of attentiveness. They also unveil a delicate self-portrait of the analyst at work and show how lessons learned in the consulting room can reveal as much to the analyst as to the patient.

These are stories about our everyday lives; they are about the people we love and the lies we tell, the changes we bear and the grief. Ultimately, they show us not only how we lose ourselves but also how we might find ourselves.

©2013 Stephen Grosz (P)2013 Blackstone Audio

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    laurie SARASOTA, FL, United States 02-15-14
    laurie SARASOTA, FL, United States 02-15-14 Member Since 2011

    I have edited 38 national best sellers and had a writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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    "Interesting insights into psychoanalysis"

    The idea of seeing a psychoanalyst five days a week for years struck me as self-indulgent, but this book showed how some individuals' destructive behavior needs that ongoing, intense attention to unravel the subconscious reasons. Grosz presents a wide variety of issues and includes how his patients' issues and his response to them prompted him to analyze himself. Two stories affected me deeply: his father's return to the locations where he spent his pre-WWII youth, and a violent child who spat in Grosz's face every day for a year and a half.

    The narrator did a wonderful job. He communicated Grosz's obvious intelligence and thought-based approach.

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    W Perry Hall Mobile, AL 01-20-14
    W Perry Hall Mobile, AL 01-20-14 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Not Pop Psych; actual observatns of psychoanalyst"

    This book is worth a credit. This isn't Dr. Phil. A psychoanalyst examines common problems observed in patients over many years. Interesting, significant and relevant problems, some of which you have either seen or suffered [er, well, losing the wallet, losing everything, yes].

    If the book were a little longer, I'd have given it 5. I'll say 4.5, erring on the side of 4 overall and 5 on the substance. ANALYZE THAT!

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    What made the experience of listening to The Examined Life the most enjoyable?

    Great narration. Concise, brief, interesting and an excellent book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The description of human tendencies in relation to 9/11 - moving, haunting, thought-provoking.


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