Growing Up Jung

Growing Up Jung

Coming of Age as the Son of Two Shrinks

By Micah Toub

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393340266, 261pp.

Publication Date: August 2011

As the son of two Jungian therapists, the young Micah Toub got a double dose of insight, ranging from the flaky to the profound. Dreamwork, archetypes, conflict resolution, the mind-body connection Toub's childhood was a virtual laboratory of psychology. Enriched with excerpts from Carl Jung's own memoir, and informed by readings and conversations with Jungian gurus and unbelievers alike, Growing Up Jung examines the pros and cons of Jungian philosophy while tackling the question: is it possible for the spawn of two shrinks to reach adulthood mentally unscathed?

About the Author
Micah Toub grew up in Denver, Colorado, and now resides in Toronto, Canada, where he writes a biweekly column on relationships from a male point of view for The Globe & Mail and blogs for "Psychology Today".