Man's Search for Himself

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 18, 2009 - Psychology - 214 pages
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"Analyzes life as we are living it, and the analysis is truthful and profound."--New York Times

Loneliness, boredom, emptiness: These are the complaints that Rollo May encountered over and over from his patients. In response, he probes the hidden layers of personality to reveal the core of man's integration--a basic and inborn sense of value. Man's Search for Himself is an illuminating view of our predicament in an age of overwhelming anxieties and gives guidance on how to choose, judge, and act during such times.

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User Review  - Princesca - LibraryThing

A good companion for a couple of days, as I'm living the struggle of "what do I like/want to do in life" it made me feel at least that it's not so strange not to know the answer as we seldom experience and assert ourselves. Read full review

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User Review  - DarkWater - LibraryThing

May begins by identifying the common threads of modern men who possess attitudes of passivity, apathy, and boredom. These “hollow men” who are strangers to themselves, feel largely insignificant ... Read full review

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Rollo May (1909-1994) taught at Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, and was Regents' Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. An influential psychologist, he was the best-selling author of Love and Will, as well as the author of The Courage to Create, Man's Search for Himself, The Meaning of Anxiety, and Psychology and the Human Dilemma.

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