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This is an auction for THE EXAMINED LIFE: HOW WE LOSE AND FIND OURSELVES, by Stephen Grosz.

“It shares the best literary qualities of Freud’s most persuasive work. It is an 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.”
- New York Times

“Magnetically compelling. The result is a shared sense of humanity, understanding and even hope.”
- Boston Globe

“Beautifully written."
- Nature

“Grosz’s vignettes are so brilliantly put together that they read like pieces of bare, illuminating fiction… utterly captivating.”
- Sunday Times (UK)

“By turns edifying and moving. Grosz offers astute insights into the perplexities of everyday life.”
- Financial Times

Amazon.com review:

"THE EXAMINED LIFE is 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. These 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."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2014.

221 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • NZ Post$4.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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