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Growing Up Jung

Coming of Age as the Son of Two Shrinks

Micah Toub


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Wild personal history meets irreverent survey of Jungian psychology in this memoir about growing up as the son of two shrinks.

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? 

Praise For Growing Up Jung: Coming of Age as the Son of Two Shrinks

[A]n alternately funny and serious romp through [Toub’s] youth and young adulthood, with dinner-table conversations featuring parental inquiries into his latest dreams. . . . Toub is a good [writer], with a sharp eye for detail and wry sense of humor.
— William Porter - Denver Post

[An] engaging and illuminating memoir. . . . Toub writes with wit, humor, and a penetrating honesty.
— Publishers Weekly

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393340266, 264pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 2011

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.