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Missing Out

Adam Phillips


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PUBLISHED: 4th July 2013
ISBN: 9780141031811
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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.
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  • Paperback
    $20.75
PUBLISHED: 4th July 2013
ISBN: 9780141031811
ANNOTATION:
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.

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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.

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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.

Author Biography

Adam Phillips was born in Cardiff in 1954. He is the author of numerous works of psychotherapy and literary criticism, including Winnicott, On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored, Going Sane, Side Effects, On Kindness, co-written with Barbara Taylor, On Balance, Missing Out, One Way and Another and Becoming Freud. Phillips is a practising psychoanalyst and a visiting professor in the English department at the University of York. He writes regularly for the London Review of Books, the Observer and the New York Times, and he is General Editor of the Penguin Modern Classics Freud translations. His new book, Unforbidden Pleasures, comes out in November 2015 and is published by Hamish Hamilton.

Product Details

Author
Adam Phillips
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0141031816
ISBN-13
9780141031811
Media
Book
Publication Date
2013-07-04
Pages
224
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Subtitle
In Praise of the Unlived Life
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Format
Paperback