Growing Up Jung: Coming of Age as the Son of Two Shrinks

Growing Up Jung Coming of Age as the Son of Two Shrinks Wild personal history meets irreverent survey of Jungian psychology in this memoir about growing up as the son of two shrinks As the son of two Jungian therapists the young Micah Toub got a double do

  • Title: Growing Up Jung: Coming of Age as the Son of Two Shrinks
  • Author: Micah Toub
  • ISBN: 9780393067552
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Wild personal history meets irreverent survey of Jungian psychology in this memoir about growing up as the son of two shrinks.As the son of two Jungian therapists, the young Micah Toub got a double dose of insight, ranging from the flaky to the profound Dreamwork, archetypes, conflict resolution, the mind body connection Toub s childhood was a virtual laboratory of psychoWild personal history meets irreverent survey of Jungian psychology in this memoir about growing up as the son of two shrinks.As the son of two Jungian therapists, the young Micah Toub got a double dose of insight, ranging from the flaky to the profound Dreamwork, archetypes, conflict resolution, the mind body connection Toub s childhood was a virtual laboratory of psychology A mysterious growth on his father s nose embodies the conflict that would lead to his parents divorce Family meetings involved dream analysis and intense emotional unburdening As a young adult, Micah chases his anima in the form of a fickle poetess who eventually breaks his heart, but then a series of coincidences later identified as synchronicity lead him to his fianc Enriched with excerpts from Jung s own memoir, and informed by readings and conversations with Jungian gurus and unbelievers alike, Growing Up Jung intelligently examines the pros and cons of Jungian philosophy as we witness Toub embrace his shadow and meditate with his ally in that elusive quest for individuation While tackling themes like the Anima, the Oedipus Complex, and Transference, it addresses the question is it possible for the spawn of two shrinks to reach adulthood mentally unscathed

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    1. You know the book that is so good and gripping you can't put it down and you read it one dayah this is one of those books. Really funny, utterly honest, and really shows how Jungian psychology really does help and guide a person through life. The author is the son of two Analytical therapists who grew up learning about Jung, and being exposed to many authors, including Joseph Campbell. Throughout his life he was able to overcome challenges and be aware of his own psyche by reminding himself of J [...]

    2. Toub grew up as the son of two practicing Jungian psychologists in Denver Colorado in the eighties. His experiences as a child were different from those of other children in his neighbourhood. Not all his boyhood friends had discussions about penis envy while in the park with their mother. There were also open discussions during family meetings at the dinner table and heady conversations in which dreams were analized and parsed for their hidden meanings. Unlike other memoirs of children recallin [...]

    3. This book is the memoir of the coming of age of Micah, the son of two never-off-duty Jungian therapists. And it was an off-the-beaten-track upbringing, worth recording; his every nuanced feeling stripped down to its barest of bones, ruthlessly analysed and reconstructed with the help of mom and pop - especially mom - through an auto-focused Jungian lens. This habit of his parents proved to be catching as Micah applied the same psychic medicine to his non-filial relationships, although on less ac [...]

    4. I was intrigued by this book because it was about someone who was the child of two shrinks. I am the child of two social workers. Growing up in a social work family has definitely shaped who I am, in ways that I don't even really understand or realize.This book was funny and pretty interesting. Michah (love that name) grew up as the son of two Jungian psychologists. This meant that he did a lot of Jungian exercises and analysis, some of which made sense (to me) and some of which were completely [...]

    5. Read this based on a friend's rating/review. A mix of the author's life story and the history of Jungian analysis. Interesting story - but it didn't completely gel for me. Like he needed more time to process before looking back and reflecting on his life, and to get more distance from his parents in order to tell their story. Not that life ever stops being a work in progress - but I think there's a reason that people used to write memoirs later in life. In the last chapter there are events that [...]

    6. I now know far more about this author than I am really comfortable knowing. That hangup aside, it's well-written, pleasant, and interesting enough. If you don't have anything better to do, it's not a total waste of time.Oh, and the author just *looks* like one of those people I automatically hate, going by the book jacket. So the fact that I still like himQuit while you're ahead. Yeah.*crickets*

    7. This book is a solid biography, much less about being the child of two psychologists and much more about viewing the challenges of growing up in a modern world with a questioning mind.Micah Toub's candor is touching, and his story is an interesting one that resonates well with me, even though my knowledge of Jung is infinitesimal and my psychological worldview does not match the semi-mysticism of the Jungians.

    8. Very interesting book. Now I know a lot more about C.G. Jung and way more about Micah Toub. I didn't think I was going to like this as much as I did, I didn't really care for the first couple of chapters. But something must have changed about a quarter of the way in, it's as if the book was glued to my hands. I finished it in an afternoon.

    9. I'm split between liking & thinking it was just ok. Having done library cataloguing work at the Jung Institute in LA, I was drawn to the memoir. While it was entertaining in that "analysis of the family" kind of way, the merging of contents using Jungian philosophy may have overshadowed the "memoir" aspect of this book.

    10. Having always had some interest in Jungian therapy, but not having any experience, this book was a great read. It's not a heavy-duty book about Jung (or therapy, or about having parents who are therapists, or) but it does include all of the above subjects and then some. Lots of humour, lots of insight, lots of questioning and some great explanation of Jungian theories mixed in.

    11. I laughed, I pondered and I cringed. No child is safe from parents who mean well, but still manage to confuse with experimental techniques; not even the son of two psychologists. They did, however, manage to produce a painfully self-aware and intelligent man who knows how to write a memorable, comical and thought-provoking memoir.

    12. It's not often I stop reading a book without finishing it, but Chuck convinced me to do so when I had nothing good to say about it. Normally I enjoy reading memoirs, but this was sooooo boring. Only about 1/3 is memoir, the other is explaining the psychology. Turns out I HATE psychology! Plus, there are a couple of graphic parts. So altogether, I was done.

    13. This book was well written and engaging but I can't help feeling like these people are all sad nut casesd that a book like this just encourages people to waste their time on endeavors like Freudian or Jungian analysis. This book is not just about first world problems but about out of this world "solutions."

    14. I enjoyed this memoir, especially since my own mother is a psychotherapist and believer in some of Jung's principles. The book didn't knock my socks clean off, but it was funny and sweet, frank and well-written. Toub does a great job of switching between his life story (70%) and injections of Jung's own biography (30%) without it seeming heavy-handed or disrupting the flow of the narrative.

    15. A smart and funny memoir with a bonus lesson in pop psychology. As Toub points out in the book, Jungian theory is dismissed by many as outdated today, and he does a great job of making the concepts seem fresh and relevant (while also laughing at himself when appropriate). Entertaining read.

    16. An entertaining, poignant story of a boy trying to find himself, growing up as the son of two Jungian psychologists This book spoke to me. My full review can be read at: the-reading-list

    17. 2011 Book 31/100All you need to know about why this book is both touching and hysterical can be found in this video excerpt youtube/watch?v=LRa1FO of the author reading from his memoir. "Be the erection in your life!"

    18. I actually enjoyed reading this book. It is humorous and light-hearted and I liked that Micah experiences growth and progression even though not everything works out.I gave the book 3 stars because it took me so long to read it. Towards the end, I just wanted to be finished.

    19. moderately interesting memoir of growing up as the son of two Jungian psychologists. A bit too much ego and adolescent posturing. His explanation of Jungian psychology is pretty good, however.

    20. While it has its uneven moments, at its best this book is strikingly funny and insightful, and I walked away with plenty to ponder for myself. And yes, there's a reason for that bright yellow cover.

    21. Great book, gave insihgts on Jung's mind and his therapies, maybe might have a process myself and the guide meditation.

    22. Not "serious reading" but a great intro to Jungian psychology through the lens of a memoir. Very enjoyable.

    23. The author, using examples from his life as a child of two Jungian psychologists, introduces the basic principles of C.G. Jung’s theories. A pretty interesting book.

    24. Basically my childhood written by a friend of my family until I was about 12-13. Surreal to read, but a nice book about Jung as well.

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