|Pages/Publication Date:||224 / 2018|
Our ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as we work to be bigger, better, smarter, and more in control, is one affliction we all share. But while our ego is at once our biggest obstacle, but psychiatrist Mark Epstein makes the case that it can also be our greatest hope if we can learn to work with it. Offering a how-to guide that refuses a quick fix, Epstein reveals how Buddhism and Western psychotherapy both identify the ego as the limiting factor in our well-being, and both come to the same conclusion: When we give the ego free rein, we suffer; but when it learns to let go, we are free.
"Epstein's book of practical suggestions will leave readers educated, inspired, and equipped with new tools for psychological health."—Publisher's Weekly (starred review)