Growing Up Jung (Paperback)

Coming of Age as the Son of Two Shrinks

By Micah Toub

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

Publication Date: August 1, 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?