Examined Life How We Lose and Find Ourselves

ISBN-10: 0393349322
ISBN-13: 9780393349320
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Authors: Stephen Grosz
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $15.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/12/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

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 distils more than 50,000 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.

Kaan Ozbay earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in civil engineering at Virginia Tech University. Dr. Ozbay is an assistant professor at Rutgers University. He is a recipient of the Eno Fellowship Award, the author of 25 research proposals, and the principal and co-principal investigator, and project manager of more than 10 ITS projects including the "Wide Area Incident Management " project sponsored by FHWA , and VDOT.Stephen Grosz was born in Indiana and educated at Berkeley and Oxford. For the past twenty-five years he has worked as a psychoanalyst, teaching clinical technique at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theory at University College London. His stories have appeared in the Financial Times Weekend Magazine. This is his first book.

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