A Life of One's Own
How often do we ask ourselves, ‘What will make me happy? What do I really want from life?’ In A Life of One’s Own Marion Milner explores these questions and embarks on a seven year personal journey to discover what it is that makes her happy.
On its first publication, W. H. Auden found the book ‘as exciting as a detective story’ and, as Milner searches out clues, the reade...more
One of the most fascinating things that I pulled from reading "A Life of One's Own" was that her conclusions about certain mindsets and behaviors seem to draw upon eastern ways of thinking...a LOT. Since I've been reading a lot about Buddhism and psychology lately this was especially apparent. It's a little unbelievab ...more
Trolling aside (I did have a momentary picture of Lars von Trier's "famous house" for a second, and it brought shivers down my spine – so now in order to distinguish myself from it, I have some serious reviewing to do), the b ...more
WHO WOULD ENJOY READING IT?
Anyone with interested in how human minds work and our popular opinions influence us would be interested in the author's findings.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT
I love the tone of unashamedness in this one. The frankness and scientific approach of the author towards ...more
"All this never resting constant effort to think about something that will get you on - which will make you the sort of person you want to be is but another way of trying to escape surrender - trying to be what you are not. "
"The secret of lack of concentration seems to m ...more
Marion Milner was a young woman in the early 1920's when she began journaling as an exercise to uncover her own tr ...more
I loved reading this book because I saw so much of myself in it, but I think anyone who is interested in a blueprint for discovering their own mind's inner workings might find this useful. However, as M ...more