On Wanting to Change
Adam Phillips

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Narrated By: John Sackville

Duration: 3 hours and 49 minutes

What to expect

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From the UK's foremost literary psychoanalyst, a dazzling new book on the universal urge to change our lives.

We live in a world in which we are invited to change - to become our best selves, through politics, or fitness, or diet, or therapy.

We change all the time - growing older and older - and how we think about change changes over time too.

We want to think of our lives as progress myths - as narratives of positive personal growth - at the same time as we inevitably age and suffer setbacks.

So there are the stories we tell about change, and there are the changes we actually make - and they don't always go, or come, together . . .

This sparkling book is about that fact.

© Adam Phillips 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Genre

Psychoanalytical and Freudian psychology, Psychology: the self, ego, identity, personality, Popular psychology, Positive psychology

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