Sunday, 14 June 2015

BOOKS // CREATURES OF A DAY


Creatures of a day by Irvin D. Yalom

'All of us are creatures of a day, rememberer and remembered alike' - Marcus Aurelius

These words are the words which from the basis of this book written by psychiatrist Irv Yalom, who shares a collection of stories which describe his patients therapy sessions and journeys, as well as his own challenges faced during his work. In the book, we are introduced to various people, from a nurse to dying cancer patient, all searching for the answer to the question: how do we have a meaningful life? 

This isn't a book I'd recommend to everyone, simply because if you're not interested in therapy, the human mind or practitioners, then this will probably bore you. However, as a soon to be Psychology graduate, I am interested in all of those things, so I did really enjoy this book. It's an incredibly insightful book, especially as you are essentially a fly on the wall in a psychotherapy session, listening in on some of the demons housed by the human mind. It's also really interesting to see how a Psychiatrist tackles some of the stories presented to him by each person. Overall, it's just an incredibly interesting and though provoking read!
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Ellie Adams said...

Oh god Sam I am forever adding to my reading list because of you ;) I love a deeper, more psychological book so this sounds perfect for me!


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Sam said...

Haha well at least I'm not writing for no reason ;) I reckon you'd love it! xx

melody said...

i think i want to read

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May Cho said...

Sounds so interesting! While not a psychology student, I wish I took the subject up, so I think I qualify as being interested, haha! Thanks for sharing, Samantha, will be adding this to my TBR pile!

May x | THE MAYDEN

Sam said...

I don't think you need to be a psychology student so you would enjoy this regardless I think! :) Hope you enjoy it xx

Heather Noire said...

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Sam said...

Thank you very much :) I hope you like the book! xx

natasha said...

this sounds so interesting, i'm really into psychology too and this sounds right up my street!

natasha // eyebrows, inc.

Sam said...

I think you would really love this book :) xx

Heather Noire said...

It was really eye opening :)

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