by Stephen Grosz
Stephen Grosz’s The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves is a collection of case stories based on his 25 years as a psychoanalyst. Many of the issues raised are familiar to us all – psychoanalysis or no psychoanalysis. They range from loneliness, lovesickness and envy, to fear of death, hate and paranoia. There’s something completely unpretentious, caring and sympathetic about Grosz, his patients and their conversations.