Attention Seeking

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What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Attention Seeking written and read by Adam Phillips.

‘Everything depends on what, if anything, we find interesting: on what we are encouraged and educated to find interesting, and what we find ourselves being interested in despite ourselves. There is our official curiosity and our unofficial curiosity (and psychoanalysis is a story about the relationship between the two) . . .’

Based on three connected talks on the subject of attention, this pocket-sized book from Adam Phillips is a fascinating and memorable introduction to the nature and the uses of our attention.

Critics Review

  • The best living essayist writing in English

  • The Martin Amis of British psychoanalysis . . . brilliantly amusing and often highly unsettling

    The Times
  • One of those writers whom it is a pleasure simply to hear think

    Sunday Telegraph
  • Reading Phillips, you may be amused, vexed, dazzled. But the one thing you will never be is bored

  • Adam Phillips is that rarest of phenomena, a trained clinician who is also a sublime writer

  • Playfully digressive style… He is the finest living decipherer of affective life [and] the Bob Dylan of psychoanalysis

    Daily Telegraph

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