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The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    An amazing book: profound and deeply moving I've given it to fri

    An amazing book: profound and deeply moving I've given it to friends, and will do so again. So heart warming and beautifully written. Each story leaves you with an insight into what mahes us behave the way we do. Read it in one long sitting: I couldn't put it down. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Great read!

    Great book! Couldn't put it down. A good life lesson or insight in every chapter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    This is a beautifully written book. I came across it by accident

    This is a beautifully written book. I came across it by accident while browsing in  my local library. I started reading, and found that I
    couldn't put it down. It's written with such clarity and insight into human behavior that it's impossible not to be moved.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    An easy read but enlightening

    I read a variety of books and this one was was just what I needed after the Racketeer. I would love to have a light conversation with this gentleman, Stephan Grosz.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    I bought this back after it was hailed as one of the 10 best boo

    I bought this back after it was hailed as one of the 10 best books of 2013 by a New York Times staff book critic. I hate to say it but I found it profoundly disappointing all around and have decided not bother finishing it half-way through. I realize some readers have really enjoyed it, but felt obligated to let other potential readers know it may not suit everyone. Contrary to others' opinions, I found the writing mediocre (like reading a draft), and the stories a dull parade of ordinary hang-ups and habits. Unfortunately, Grosz's analyses struck me as banal, often tracing patients' problems back to childhood events in some clichéd version of psychoanalysis. On self-examination, re-reading Dostoevsky's "Notes from Underground" or any other great novel would likely be a lot more rewarding.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Nightpaw

    "Okay but now Grayfrost wont gimme back MY kits."

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Spirit

    Ill help.

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