The Examined Life (Paperback)

How We Lose and Find Ourselves

By Stephen Grosz

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393349320, 225pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/27/2013)
Compact Disc (5/28/2013)
Hardcover (5/28/2013)
Compact Disc (5/28/2013)
MP3 CD (5/28/2013)

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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, confounding, and human of experiences. Ultimately, these stories show us not only how we love ourselves but how we might find ourselves.

About the Author

STEPHEN GROSZ was born in Indiana and educated at Berkeley and Oxford. For the past 25 years he has worked as a psychoanalyst. He teaches clinical technique at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Theory at University College London. His stories have appeared in the "Financial Times" and "Granta." He lives in London.