The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz

The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

Stephen Grosz

225 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

nonfiction philosophy psychology self help emotional informative reflective medium-paced


We are all storytellers--we create stories to make sense of our lives. A moving collection of short, personal encounters between a psychoanalyst and his patients, The Examined Life reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated...

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