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The Examined LifeHow We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz. Chatto & Windus, €18.90. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

24th February, 2013
On the couch: helping patients to navigate change and negotiate loss. Photo: Getty

The Examined LifeHow We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz


After stabbing himself in the neck, chest and arms, Peter was referred to psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz. But Peter soon broke off contact with him and, two months later, Grosz received a letter from Peter's fiancée to say Peter had killed himself. Grosz, who had just started his practice, was devastated. Six months later, however, Grosz received a message on his answering machine. It was...

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