Hands by Darian Leader
What We Do With Them - and Why

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Unsurprisingly, Leader writes most confidently when he circles his home patch, which is the consulting room. One of the best sections in this short book, which is really a long essay, concerns the way that psychoanalysis has always privileged the mouth over the hand.
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Darian Leader is a British psychoanalyst and the author of Introducing Lacan, Why do Women Write More Letters Than They Post?, Promises Lovers Make When It Gets Late, Freud's Footnotes, Stealing the Mona Lisa, Why do People Get Ill, co-written with David Corfield, The New Black, What Is Madness, Strictly Bipolar and Hands. He practises psychoanalysis in London, and he is a member of the College of Psychoanalysts and a founding member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research.
 
Published January 1, 2011 by Hamish Hamilton (2016).
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Kathryn Hughes on Aug 13 2016

Unsurprisingly, Leader writes most confidently when he circles his home patch, which is the consulting room. One of the best sections in this short book, which is really a long essay, concerns the way that psychoanalysis has always privileged the mouth over the hand.

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Reviewed by Julian Baggini on Jun 13 2016

That determination to leave common sense behind is the source of his book’s joys and frustrations, as inseparable here as they are in the psychoanalyst’s chair.

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