John Lahr talks to psychoanalyst and author Stephen Grosz about his recently published book The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves and about his work over the last 25 years.
‘Experience has taught me that our childhoods leave in us stories – stories we never found a way to voice, because no one around us helped us to find the words. When we cannot find a way of telling our story, our story tells us – we dream these stories, we develop symptoms, or we find ourselves acting in ways we don’t understand.’
-The Examined Life
Stephen Grosz was born in Indiana and educated at Berkeley and Oxford. For the past twenty-five years he has worked as a psychoanalyst. The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves is his first book.
Among John Lahr‘s books are Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr and Prick Up Your Ears: the Biography of Joe Orton. Since 1992, he has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker.