Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

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Missing Out is a meditation on reality and opportunity by Adam Phillips.

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. In Missing Out acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips 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.

Praise for Adam Phillips:

'"Phillipsian" would evoke a vivid, paradoxical style that led you to think that you had picked up an idea by the head, only to find you were holding it by the tail' Lisa Appignanesi, Guardian

'He's brilliant' John Carey

'Phillips radiates infectious charm' Sunday Times

Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst and the author of several previous books, all widely acclaimed, including On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored, Going Sane and Side Effects. His most recent book is On Kindness, which was co-written with historian Barbara Taylor.

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"A wonderfully concise appeal for presentness...Elegantly stated."--"The Boston Globe
"""Missing Out" is [Adam Phillips's] most poetic, paradoxical, repetitive, and punning yet; he doesn't argue in a linear fashion but nestles ideas within ideas, like Russian dolls."--Sheila Heti, "The New York Times Book Review"

"[Adam Phillips] has an elegant prose style...with a talent for turning a phrase, a knack for epigrams--"Los Angeles Review of Books"

"Extraordinary...Always humane, never reductive, Phillips is one of those writers whom it is a pleasure simply to hear think."--"The Sunday Telegraph" (London)

A wonderfully concise appeal for presentness...Elegantly stated. "The Boston Globe"

"Missing Out" is [Adam Phillips's] most poetic, paradoxical, repetitive, and punning yet; he doesn't argue in a linear fashion but nestles ideas within ideas, like Russian dolls. "Sheila Heti, The New York Times Book Review"

[Adam Phillips] has an elegant prose style...with a talent for turning a phrase, a knack for epigrams "Los Angeles Review of Books"

Extraordinary Always humane, never reductive, Phillips is one of those writers whom it is a pleasure simply to hear think. "The Sunday Telegraph (London)""

A wonderfully concise appeal for presentness...Elegantly stated. The Boston Globe

Missing Out is [Adam Phillips's] most poetic, paradoxical, repetitive, and punning yet; he doesn't argue in a linear fashion but nestles ideas within ideas, like Russian dolls. Sheila Heti, The New York Times Book Review

[Adam Phillips] has an elegant prose style...with a talent for turning a phrase, a knack for epigrams Los Angeles Review of Books

Extraordinary Always humane, never reductive, Phillips is one of those writers whom it is a pleasure simply to hear think. The Sunday Telegraph (London)

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