Missing Out - Adam Phillips (Paperback)

In Praise of the Unlived Life

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We all have two lives - the life we live and the life of our fantasies. But it is the life unlived - the person we have failed to be - that can trouble and even haunt us. This title delves into the gap between who we are and who we are not, to discover whether not getting what we want may be the unlikely key to the fully lived life.

Product Details

Barcode
9780141031811
Department
Books
Released
4 Jul 2013
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Adam Phillips
Subtitle
In Praise of the Unlived Life
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
224
Dimensions
130 x 198 x 17mm (210g)

Summary

Missing Out is a meditation on reality and opportunity by Adam Phillips.

We all have two lives - the life we live and the life of our fantasies. But it is the life unlived - the person we have failed to be - that can trouble and even haunt us. In Missing Out acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips delves into the gap between who we are and who we are not, to discover whether not getting what we want may be the unlikely key to the fully lived life.

Praise for Adam Phillips:

'"Phillipsian" would evoke a vivid, paradoxical style that led you to think that you had picked up an idea by the head, only to find you were holding it by the tail' Lisa Appignanesi, Guardian

'He's brilliant' John Carey

'Phillips radiates infectious charm' Sunday Times

Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst and the author of several previous books, all widely acclaimed, including On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored, Going Sane and Side Effects. His most recent book is On Kindness, which was co-written with historian Barbara Taylor.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Psychology
BISAC Subject 1
Psychology / Movements / Psychoanalysis
BIC Classification 1
Psychology
Library Subject 1
Self-perception
Library Subject 2
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Library Subject 3
Self-perception
Dewey Classification
150
Readership
Tertiary Education (US: College)

Author Bio

Adam Phillips, formerly Principle Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital, London, is a practising psychoanalyst and a visiting professor in the English department at the University of York. He is the author of numerous works of psychoanalysis and literary criticism, including most recently Unforbidden Pleasures, and Missing Out. He is General Editor of the Penguin Modern Classics Freud translations, and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.