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saresmoore
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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I‘m doing the disciplined thing and finishing my assigned reading in the book on the right (A Handbook to Old Testament Exegesis) before moving on to the #NYRBBookClub selection for this month. 😍 The OT book is surprisingly good! It‘s all about unpeeling the layers of literary nuance and the history of interpretation of the biblical text. Still…I‘m really looking forward to moving on to Malcolm‘s offering!

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quietjenn
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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Thoroughly enjoying this #nyrbbookclub selection. Gossipy academic shenanigans and big personalities in a field I have no vested interest in makes for a compelling and entertaining read.

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zezeki
The Art of Loving | Erich Fromm
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This is my current read. It's a small book with about 150 pages, but it's full of wisdom and beautiful thoughts on what is love and what it means to love someone. 📚📚💕

Ruthiella I read that over 30 years ago now! I remember loving it but honestly I don‘t remember much else. I should pick it up again! 7m
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sarahbarnes
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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“If Freud had continued his efforts in this direction, he would have become the inventor of a better condom, not the founder of psychoanalysis.” 😂

BarbaraBB I loved that quote too 😀 12h
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keithmalek
The Laws of Human Nature | Robert Greene
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vivastory
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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Pickpick

"You should have read him more carefully."
This quote, towards the end of the book, is by Janet Malcolm during her conversation with the opportunistic upstart Jeff Masson. Malcolm's assessment of the other person being a poor judge of character, despite being immersed in psychoanalysis, is applicable to several other characters in this juicy book that could easily be called Keeping Up With the Freudians. I loved this book & can't wait to discuss!

vivastory I think you would especially like this one @Megabooks A science book with a lot of drama. I was expecting it to be heavy on the psychoanalytic jargon & it's not. It's a lively quick read. 23h
Megabooks Thanks for the tag, Scott. I was curious when I saw @BarbaraBB ‘s positive review, so I‘m definitely going to stack this. I have a few nyrb titles on my list, so it‘s probably time to do an order during their next sale. 👍🏻 22h
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merelybookish Keeping up with the Freudians! 😂 Great review Scott. That's the thing isn't it? These people are supposed to be specialists in the human psyche and they are all so clueless! 21h
BarbaraBB Fab review and @merelybookish is right, they‘re clueless! 21h
vivastory @merelybookish Thanks! They really are clueless. I think this will be a great one to discuss. 14h
vivastory @BarbaraBB I'm looking forward to discussing it with the rest of the group. This has been on my TBR forever and was such a pleasant surprise. 14h
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vivastory
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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#NYRBBookClub
I'll see myself out 🤣

DrexEdit 😂😂 1d
daena 🤣🤣🤣 1d
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AmyG Ha! 24h
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 24h
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 23h
Ddzmini Uh oh 👀😳 22h
readordierachel 😂🤣 21h
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 21h
Branwen OMG! 🤣😂🤣😂👏 21h
CarolynM 🤣 18h
Vansa Hilarious!Also Freud loved his jokes, he would have probably hugely enjoyed this one! 13h
Megabooks 😂😂😂😂 12h
batsy Lololol! 9h
Reggie Lololol 9h
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BarbaraBB
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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#BookReport 03/21

A week of reading according to plan. I enjoyed the tagged one, both others not really.

Cinfhen You didn‘t care for Diver‘s either?? 1d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Just tagged you in my review. Even less than you did. 1d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Or maybe you were polite because I draw you into this one 😂😂 1d
Cinfhen I was a bit more polite 😁I only PAN a book, when I REALLY HATE IT and then I usually bail. But I did give it only 2 stars 24h
BarbaraBB I gave it two stars too. So we probably think similar about it. 21h
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vivastory
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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That last sentence 😬😂
#NYRBBookClub @merelybookish

BarbaraBB I can guess who‘s talking! 1d
merelybookish He hangs himself with his own rope so many times. 😂 1d
vivastory @BarbaraBB He's such a character! 1d
vivastory @merelybookish He really does. It's like watching an Errol Morris documentary. 1d
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vivastory
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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"... But almost everyone else in the analytic world would have done anything to get rid of me. They were envious of me, but I think they also genuinely felt that I was a mistake and a nuisance and a potential danger to psychoanalysis-a really critical danger. They sensed that I could single-handedly bring down the whole business..." #NYRBBookClub @merelybookish

merelybookish Hi's ego is pretty unbelievable. 1d
vivastory @merelybookish Initially he struck me as a total conman, but it was definitely his ego that made me think that 1d
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