This book is about learning to live.
In simple stories of encounter between a psychoanalyst and his patients, The Examined Life reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated, confounding and human of experiences.
These are stories about our everyday lives: 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 how we find ourselves too. Continue reading “Shelf Help Review: The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz”
Shelf Help is a a new kind of book club, a series of paperbacks from Vintage Books that will be focussed on, one-a month, over 2014. The collection is collated by Alex Clark, of Guardian Books. The list aims to provide a variety of great reads, which will enlighten, inspire, engage. As Clark says in her article, they will “stimulate the intellect, to nourish the soul, to soothe the central nervous system; books that could act at once as a home and as a place to explore the “wild things”.” Continue reading “Shelf Help – “New year, same you, but with a really cracking reading list!””