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Author Grierson, Bruce.

Title U-turn : what if you woke up one morning and realized you were living the wrong life? / Bruce Grierson.

Imprint New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    155.25 GRI    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    155.25 GRI    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    155.25 GRI    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 341 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-323) and index.
Contents The burning spear -- The time of reckoning -- The likely candidate -- The condemned twin -- The revolutionary evolution -- The crying baby -- The change of heart -- The Kandinsky decision -- The road to Damascus -- The good hypocrite -- The thought experiment -- The parole board's dilemma -- The earth as seen from space.
Summary Every day, in almost every field, someone perceives themselves to be on the wrong side of a psychic divide. Their gut tells them their life must change. When do u-turns happen? Who do they happen to? And are you better off if you make one? Bruce Grierson examines the u-turn from many angles--philosophical, scientific, literary and psychological, and draws on hundreds of stories of u-turners, including famous cases like Gandhi and Gauguin, as well as a host of other courageous people who have risked everything to answer life's wake-up call: people who change political parties and careers, people who give up their jobs to become poets, men who become women, professional athletes who quit to be with their families, mothers who quit their families to pursue careers, people who become revolutionaries for a cause they didn't care about the day before.--From publisher description.
Subject Change (Psychology)
Life change events.
Catastrophical, The.
Changement (Psychologie)
Épiphanies (Insight)
Événements stressants de la vie.
Catastrophe (Philosophie)
Changement (Philosophie)
ISBN 9781582345840

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