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Exit by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
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Mar 19, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: psychology

TCL call number: 390 Lawrence S

Cindy's rating: 4 stars
I was scanning the new book shelf recently, and the title of this book intrigued me. It certainly is a unique perspective, looking at the various departures we make throughout our lives. Whether it's something large like leaving a job you've held for years to saying goodbye to a friend after lunch, we've all left something. I've often felt unsettled at times of transition, when I've made a decision to move on from something. Those awkward goodbyes reverberate more with me than a new start I've been looking forward to.
The author examines the narratives of 10 subjects and their exits...for example from emigration, divorce, or leaving a career. Her focus is on the ambivalence, decisions and epiphany of those leavings. In our culture that values new ventures and experiences Lawrence writes, exits "are often ignored or are invisible".
This was a thoughtful book on an interesting topic.
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