Alain Ehrenberg is research director emeritus at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris.
"... a major contribution to the anthropology of modern individuality [Ehrenberg] demonstrates an impressive knowledge of his field. The Weariness of the Self is not, nor does it pretend to be, a treatise on clinical depression. Instead it aims to demonst "It is invaluable for those interested in understanding the nature of depression, its prevalence, and its complexity." Choice "One gets drawn into Ehrenberg's interesting ideas ... this book could help spark a debate about a subject of growing concern in contemporary society." Winnipeg Free Press "The European, and in particular the French, perspective of the history of depression in the context of self provides an interesting dimension, if not breadth, to the American perspective of depression specifically and mental illness generally, especially as the American view is usually oblivious of self-concepts. I am quite certain that those who choose to read this publication will be rewarded." Richard Duus, PsycCRITIQUES "It is invaluable for those interested in understanding the nature of depression, its prevalence, and its complexity. Summing Up: Essential." Choice Magazine