Search Results: "Adam Phillips"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2001

"Intellectually stimulating and refreshingly unbiased."
In his new collection of essays, Phillips (The Beast in the Nursery, 1998, etc.), former principal child psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in London, attempts to wed his first love (literature) with his second (psychoanalysis). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1998

In four well-crafted essays, English psychotherapist Phillips again shows that he is to Freudian and post-Freudian psychoanalysis what Stephen Jay Gould is to paleontology and what the late Lewis Thomas was to molecular biology: a scientist of great depth who can write engagingly for the humanist reader. Read full book review >

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GOING SANE by Adam Phillips
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Challenges the reader to reconsider the taken-for-granted notion that sanity is just another word for mental health."
A probing exploration of the full meaning of sanity, conducted by British psychoanalyst and prolific author Phillips (Promises, Promises: Essays on Poetry and Psychoanalysis, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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BECOMING FREUD by Adam Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2014

"A clear and engaging—though sometimes tendentious—summary of some key moments in an intellectual life."
A psychoanalyst and translator of Freud summarizes the connections between Freud's life and his creation of psychoanalysis. Read full book review >

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HOUDINI’S BOX by Adam Phillips
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2001

"No blinding insights here, but rather a scaffolding of Freudian interpretation that feels highly provisional when not downright rickety."
Tentative explorations into what it means to escape, from noted British psychoanalyst Phillips (The Beast in the Nursery, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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ON BALANCE by Adam Phillips
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Not quite a cohesive collection, but the author provides polished ponderables for all readers."
A set of beguiling essays from British psychoanalyst Phillips (Going Sane: Maps of Happiness, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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TERRORS AND EXPERTS by Adam Phillips
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"As such, it demands to be discussed and decoded as much as read."
Seven wide-ranging essays on intrapsychic processes and the analytic relationship that are five parts scintillation, four parts intellectual irritation, and one part obscurity. Read full book review >

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UNFORBIDDEN PLEASURES by Adam Phillips
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 17, 2016

"A dense, challenging, provocative meditation on morality and identity."
What would society look like if it did not promote the idea "that we are primarily a danger to ourselves and others"? Read full book review >

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THE SILENT SECOND by Adam Walker Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Chuck's engaging first-person narrative effectively puts the reader into his unsteady shoes in this promising series kickoff."
Compassion blossoms into obsession, turning a corporate middleman into a neophyte sleuth. Read full book review >

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IF YOU LOVE SOMETHING, LET IT GO
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Cover Story: Night and Day
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Past and Present
Anti-Bonus Factor: Mental Illness
Relationship Status: Let’s Be Friends

Cover Story: Night and Day

One boy walks in the night. The other, in the day. Never the twain shall meet.

The ...


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GIN PHILLIPS
by Megan Labrise

Gin Phillips had no intention of writing summer’s most scintillating literary thriller.

“I wanted to write a book about motherhood,” Phillips says of Fierce Kingdom, the story of a mother and four-year-old son trapped in their local zoo by an active shooter event.

“I was aware it was a faster plot than I normally focus on,” she says ...


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TAKING THINGS SLOW WITH ADAM RAPP
by Julie Danielson

Adam Rapp is no stranger to the arts. He is a novelist, playwright, film director, screenwriter, and musician. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist (2005’s play, Red Light Winter), and his young adult novel Punkzilla was awarded a 2010 Printz Honor. Kirkus reviewers over the years have noted his talents in “pushing the boundaries of fiction for teens,”as well ...


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