The Point Is

The Point Is

Making Sense of Birth, Death, and Everything in Between

Book - 2016
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In this engaging and provocative book, Lee Eisenberg, bestselling author of The Number , dares to tackle nothing less than what it takes to find enduring meaning and purpose in life.

He explains how from a young age, each of us is compelled to take memories of events and relationships and shape them into a one-of-a-kind personal narrative. In addition to sharing his own pivotal memories (some of them moving, some just a shade embarrassing), Eisenberg presents striking research culled from psychology and neuroscience, and draws on insights from a pantheon of thinkers and great writers-Tolstoy, Freud, Joseph Campbell, Virginia Woolf, among others.

We also hear from men and women of all ages who are wrestling with the demands of work and family, ever in search of fulfillment and satisfaction.

It all adds up to a fascinating story, delightfully told, one that goes straight to the heart of how we explain ourselves to ourselves-in other words, who we are and why.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2016.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781455550463
Branch Call Number: 128 Eis
Characteristics: xvi, 279 pages ; 22 cm.


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Jul 31, 2016

Another entitled retired editor who thinks they have some insight into the American psyche. Like others have said, a throw away 2 page op-ed or expensive NorthEast magazine piece.

Mar 18, 2016

Another one of those books that could be condensed to 1 or 2 pages. Tries to take a simple one line idea and expand it into something meaningful. Did not enlighten me or add any new ideas. It left me with the feeling of so what.

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