Attention Seeking
Adam Phillips

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Narrated By: Adam Phillips

Duration: 2 hours and 36 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Attention Seeking written and read by Adam Phillips.

'Everything depends on what, if anything, we find interesting: on what we are encouraged and educated to find interesting, and what we find ourselves being interested in despite ourselves. There is our official curiosity and our unofficial curiosity (and psychoanalysis is a story about the relationship between the two) . . .'

Based on three connected talks on the subject of attention, this pocket-sized book from Adam Phillips is a fascinating and memorable introduction to the nature and the uses of our attention.


Psychoanalytical & Freudian psychology, Analytical & Jungian psychology, Humanistic psychology

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Playfully digressive style... He is the finest living decipherer of affective life [and] the Bob Dylan of psychoanalysis

Daily Telegraph

Adam Phillips is that rarest of phenomena, a trained clinician who is also a sublime writer

Reading Phillips, you may be amused, vexed, dazzled. But the one thing you will never be is bored


The Martin Amis of British psychoanalysis . . . brilliantly amusing and often highly unsettling

The Times

The best living essayist writing in English

One of those writers whom it is a pleasure simply to hear think