What are you reading? - Page 355
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Edited by feinschmecker - 10/3/13 at 12:00pm
Erudite and sensitive accounts of his journey as a psychotherapist, however his Freudian base does make for some some narrow minded, IMHO interpretations of complex human behaviour and motivations. Not everything can be reduced to sex.
Edit only took two days to read and while the author has his priorities eg care of his patients in the right place I found my self getting very angry, he is old school Freudian and some of his interpretations made me angry for example man neglected with lack of love by his father becomes gay. WTF Some what at times simplistic but who the fuck would want to go 4 or 5 times a week for years? No thanks, I don't want to pay off your mortgage or put your kids through college thank you.
After reading this I understand why I was attracted to Jung and the post-Jungians.
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 10/9/13 at 3:32pm
This just came in the mail. There are some awesome suits and shoes inside. SO far this is the best collection I've seen. On the down side, my wife is looking at me sideways after spying a few of the more flamboyant men in here. Relax wifey...
Right, not to much intellectual, high brow or even interesting reading to speak of, because, well... I must vent about my apparent total obsession with reading all the news about that stupid little girl Miley. She's everywhere online, her breakup, her performances, her clothes, her her her...Someone please provide me with a cure...What the hell is wrong with me, "they" have stolen my brain...
Has anyone ever read and enjoyed Gravity's Rainbow? I'm about halfway through but at this point I'm reading it just to finish.
But hey: at least I'll be able to tell people I read Gravity's Rainbow.
I enjoyed it intermittently. I found it was one of those books where I had to let go the notion that I have to be a "good" reader as though there will be a test at the end. There were passages that I just skimmed over because they didn't engage me, and others I read more closely because they did. Overall I'd say I enjoyed it, but there were definitely moments where it felt like a bit of a slog.