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If you could sum up Missing Out in three words, what would they be?
Human beings can't avoid failing
What was one of the most memorable moments of Missing Out?
Which character – as performed by Simon Shepherd – was your favorite?
Any additional comments?
I recommend this book to everyone interested in psychoanalysis as after education. From literature analysis to clinical practice. Parents can't know every feeling or need of their children. Children want to satisfy their parents, but this is impossible. Mothers are supposed to know everything about their children needs, but this is impossible. The impossible knowledge amid lovers in general is the great issue of this book.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
While the subject was interesting, the writing is stiff. The author needed to use more examples from life or literature to bring his "getting it" and "not getting it" to life. Perhaps it would have been easier to follow in print. I don't know. I got confused. And then bored.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Listening to this was like trying to climb up a slippery pole. One second's inattention and I was at the bottom again. There were moments when I think I might have got to the top and the view was lovely but generally I let it wash over me. Ironic really as the first chapter is about the frustrations and hidden pleasures of 'not getting it'. What I could understand was thought provoking and very intelligent. I should have known as I've got one of his books and never got past page 10. Don't let me put you off but if you haven't got some understanding of psychoanalysis be prepared to get pleasantly lost.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Interesting topic. The writing is not very focused, and often it's not clear what the point he's trying to make - other than to show that he's clever. <br/>The central ideas of the book are nonetheless interesting ones to explore.