Book Review: How to live

The Travelling Bookbinder: Book review: How to love. What to do. Josh Cohen. Penguin

This month’s book review: How to Live. What to do.

In a world of strife and uncertainty, it’s good to have a steer in the right direction. In my world, that steer comes from books. I’m guessing it might be the same for you? If so, read on…

Josh Cohen is Professor of Modern Literary Theory and a pyschoanalyst. Years of professional practice and reading have imbued him with an insight into real and imaginary character behaviour.

In chronological order of life, from childhood, through adolescence, love, ambition, ageing and death, each chapter draws on fictional experience to illuminate and make sense of contemporary lives.

So much about the human condition is universal. This book helps us learn from others to live better ourselves. (And to settle on our own personal definition of ‘better’.)

How to live. What to do. How great novels help us change, by Josh Cohen, is published by Ebury Press, an imprint of Penguin.

Order this book from Golden Hare and use the code bookbinderbookreview12 for a 10% discount, until the end of April 2022.

Read Josh Cohen’s column Be More Alice! The fictional characters with lessons for lockdown in The Guardian.

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