Inward Bound

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A reissue of a long out-of-print book by the author of the New York Times bestseller Fire in the Belly, completely revised with new material and a new introduction. Keen explains how to take the time to understand what our bodies and minds are telling us when we are bored or depressed, moody or sapped of energy.
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Overview

A reissue of a long out-of-print book by the author of the New York Times bestseller Fire in the Belly, completely revised with new material and a new introduction. Keen explains how to take the time to understand what our bodies and minds are telling us when we are bored or depressed, moody or sapped of energy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553353884
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/19/1992
  • Edition description: Bantam ed
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,127,205
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: No Rainbow Without Blues vii
Part I Boredom, Blahs, and Blues: The Geography of Night Country
1 The Boredom Epidemic 3
2 A Short History of the Blues and the Noontide Demon 16
3 Life-styles: Runners, Fighters, and Hiders 36
4 A Map for Psychonauts 42
5 Fatigue: The Personal Energy Crisis 48
6 Simple Boredom: Monotony 59
7 Chronic Boredom 80
8 The Deepening Darkness: Depression and Apathy 102
Part II The Whole-Some Life
The Upward Spiral: A Preview 115
9 The Joyful Art of Doing Nothing 117
10 Breakout: Beyond Guilt and Shame 127
11 The Renewal of Imagination and Desire 136
12 Feeling Alive: Unfreezing E-motions 143
13 Risk Taking 160
14 From Sex to Intimacy 178
15 The Politics of Depression and Hope 198
Notes 220
Index 223
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