Penguin Book


How We Are

Vincent Deary

The first volume of the powerful How To Live trilogy, How We Are is a profound and startling exploration of habit and change that gets right to the heart of what it means to be human. Drawing on a staggering range of cultural and literary references - from Jacques Lacan to Mad Men, Marcel Proust to Chicago dance crazes - Vincent Deary shows us how much of our lives are lived automatically, according to beaten paths, and why we are so resistant to conscious change. Yet How We Are offers more than the insight of understanding; Deary reveals how we can and must occasionally change our lives nonetheless. Part psychologist and part philosopher, Deary shows us how to avoid being mere habit machines, and make our acts truly ours.

Vincent Deary is a health psychologist at Northumbria University. This, his first book, is part one of the How To Live trilogy, and will be followed by How We Break (book 2) and How We Mend (book 3).

Division
Penguin
Publication date
04/09/2014
Category
  • Health and Wellbeing
Format TPS
234 x 153mm
Extent
272
US
Farrar Straus & Giroux Inc
Translation
.Conville & Walsh Limited (part of the
Film
.Conville & Walsh Limited (part of the
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
.Conville & Walsh Limited (part of the
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