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The Resource How we are, Vincent Deary

How we are, Vincent Deary

Label
How we are
Title
How we are
Statement of responsibility
Vincent Deary
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We live in small worlds. An astonishing literary debut and the first book in the monumental How To Live trilogy, How We Are explores the power of habit and the difficulty of change. A story told in three parts, this profound and ambitious trilogy gets right to the heart of what it means to be human: how we work, how we break, and how we mend. As Vincent Deary shows us, we live most of our lives automatically, in small worlds of more or less comfortable routine - what he calls Act One. Conscious change requires deliberate effort, and so, for the most part, we avoid it. But inevitably, from within or without, something will come along to disturb our small worlds - some News From Elsewhere. And with ingrained reluctance, we begin the work of adjustment: Act Two. Over decades of psychotherapeutic work, Deary has been a witness to the theatre of change - the way that ordinary people get stuck, struggle with new circumstances, and eventually transform their lives and get better. He is also keenly aware that novelists, poets, philosophers and theologians have grappled with these experiences for far longer than psychologists have. Drawing on his own personal experience, and a staggering range of literary, philosophical and cultural sources, Deary has produced a mesmerizing and universal portrait of the human condition. Part psychologist, part philosopher, part novelist, Deary helps us to see how we can resist being mere habit machines, and make our acts and our lives more fully our own
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Deary, Vincent
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
How to live
Series volume
1
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  • Habit
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Conduct of life
  • Change (Psychology)
  • Human beings
Target audience
adult
Label
How we are, Vincent Deary
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
39623622
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241005385
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 39623622
  • (Sirsi) 39623622
Label
How we are, Vincent Deary
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
39623622
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241005385
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 39623622
  • (Sirsi) 39623622

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