Escaping The Self: Alcoholism, Spirituality, Masochism, Other Flights From Burden Of Selfhood
Presents a new view of the darker side of human nature. America's concern with self-fulfilment and personal identity has become a burden for many people. Overwhelmed by the demands of creating and maintaining a positive self-image, some are turning to potentially dangerous escapist practices.
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ESCAPING THE SELF: Alcoholism, Spirituality, Masochism, and Other Flights from the Burden of SelfhoodUser Review - Kirkus
A perceptive study of modern culture's overriding fascination with the self and identity. Baumeister (Psychology/Case Western Reserve Univ.) states that the history of the self in Western culture ... Read full review