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Going Sane
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Adam Phillips is the author of eleven previous books, including Side Effects and Houdini's Box. He writes regularly for the New York Times, the London Review of Books, and The Observer. He lives in London.

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"Beautifully written.clever and funny, and properly profound.A lovely addition to Phillips' guides to living a happier life." -- GQ
"Challenging and inspiring .Going Sane is an indispensable guide to what wisdom means today." -- John Gray, professor of political thought at the London School of Economics
"Erudite and absorbing, oozes intelligence - and charm. [Phillips is] adept at making the complex comprehensible."--Independent
"Wise and subtle. Going Sane has some superbly suggestive things to say about childhood, depression, autism and schizophrenia."----Irish Times
"Well-argued and stunningly thought-provoking. Phillips has tackled a 'big idea' in a sophisticated yet spirited way."--Library Journal
"Phillip's arguments, both thought provoking and provocative, may affect future definitions of sanity and madness."--Publishers Weekly
"Bracing and provocative. Should be enough alone to make whole shelvesful of parenting guides self-destruct."----The Observer
"Phillips offers a detailed description of what sanity can mean today."--Los Angeles Times
"Winningly articulate, enlightening but never patronising, [Adam Phillips] is a born writer...Going Sane is written with elegance and zest."--Arena
"Challenging and inspiring ...Going Sane is an indispensable guide to what wisdom means today."--John Gray, professor of political thought at the London School of Economics
"Probing ... Challenges the reader to reconsider the taken-for-granted notion that sanity is just another word for mental health."--Kirkus Reviews
"Phillips is, as ever, an original and lucid spirit, a buzzing intellectual gadfly in the ointment of our easy answers."--Daphne Merkin, author of DREAMING OF HITLER: Passions and Provocations
"Adam Phillips has written an extraordinarily generous and subtle book...beautiful, unfussily important and emotionally brilliant."--Jorie Graham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dream of the Unified Field
"Beautifully written...clever and funny, and properly profound...A lovely addition to Phillips' guides to living a happier life."--GQ
Wise and subtle. Going Sane has some superbly suggestive things to say about childhood, depression, autism and schizophrenia. ----Irish Times"
Challenging and inspiring Going Sane is an indispensable guide to what wisdom means today. --John Gray, professor of political thought at the London School of Economics"
Adam Phillips has written an extraordinarily generous and subtle book...beautiful, unfussily important and emotionally brilliant. --Jorie Graham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dream of the Unified Field"
Erudite and absorbing, oozes intelligence - and charm. [Phillips is] adept at making the complex comprehensible. --Independent"
Phillips has made psychoanalytic thought livelier and more poetic than ever One of [his] finest and most broadly appealing books. --New York Times"
Phillips offers a detailed description of what sanity can mean today. --Los Angeles Times"
Beautifully written clever and funny, and properly profound A lovely addition to Phillips guides to living a happier life. --GQ"
Phillip s arguments, both thought provoking and provocative, may affect future definitions of sanity and madness. --Publishers Weekly"
Bracing and provocative. Should be enough alone to make whole shelvesful of parenting guides self-destruct. ----The Observer"
Winningly articulate, enlightening but never patronising, [Adam Phillips] is a born writer Going Sane is written with elegance and zest. --Arena"
Phillips is, as ever, an original and lucid spirit, a buzzing intellectual gadfly in the ointment of our easy answers. --Daphne Merkin, author of DREAMING OF HITLER: Passions and Provocations"
Probing ... Challenges the reader to reconsider the taken-for-granted notion that sanity is just another word for mental health. --Kirkus Reviews"
Well-argued and stunningly thought-provoking. Phillips has tackled a big idea in a sophisticated yet spirited way. --Library Journal"
As surely as vanilla is a flavor, sanity is a property, and this book delineates its parameters with considerable erudition."--Andrew Solomon, author of THE NOONDAY DEMON, winner of the National Book Award
"Phillips has made psychoanalytic thought livelier and more poetic than ever... One of [his] finest and most broadly appealing books."--New York Times

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