About this book
A new book to savour from psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, who is also regarded as one of our foremost prose stylists. With his trademark combination of open-minded enquiry and exhilarating argument, he draws on the twin worlds of literature and psychoanalysis in a much-anticipated new book. 'Reading Phillips, you may be amused, vexed, dazzled. But the one thing you will never be is bored' "Observer"
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.