The Monkey Business of Being Human (Paperback)

From Neurosis to Nirvana

By Pavel Somov, 9781312478671, 434pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2014

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We think of ourselves as human. But aren't we just modern-day apes who think of themselves as ""human""? ""Humanity"" is a treasured concept but a stagnated one. In this free-wheeling collection of 200+ sometimes poetic, sometimes pattern-interrupting essays & aphorisms, Pavel Somov surveys the gamut of ""human"" experience - from identity to mortality, from neurosis to nirvana. Pavel Somov, Ph.D., is a Russian-American psychologist in private practice. He is the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books, including ""Present Perfect,"" ""Lotus Effect,"" ""Eating the Moment,"" and ""Reinventing the Meal."" He is on the Advisory Board of the London Mindfulness Center. His books have been translated into Dutch, Chinese & Portuguese. His book site is