The Times Book of the Year
By Mike Brearley
From English first-class cricketer turned psychoanalyst Mike Brearley, comes a thought-provoking look at being 'on form'. This book will help people in all walks of life reflect on the kinds of conditions that can obstruct or free us.
THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
DAILY TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOKS OF THE YEAR
LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017
What is being on form? How does it relate to feeling 'in the zone'? Are these states in the lap of the gods, a matter of which side of the bed we got out of that morning? Or is there anything we can do to make their arrival more likely?
In this fascinating book, former England cricket captain and psychoanalyst Mike Brearley draws on his own experiences, both on and off the field, and examines many of the elements of being in and out of form across a number of different disciplines - not only in cricket and psychoanalysis but also in finance, music, philosophy, medicine, teaching, tree surgery and drama.
Perceptive and engaging, On Form is an exploration of the benefits and risks of being on form and can help us all reflect on the range of conditions that block or liberate us.
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07 Sep 2017
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Fascinating — Ivo Tennant, The Cricketer
Engaging — Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph
Endlessly curious and unapologetically intellectual — The Times
Accessible — William Joll, The Oldie
Fascinating — Choice
Interesting — New Statesman
This is a book that offers insight not just into cricket, but into every walk of life; not just into the state of being on form itself, but into everything that surrounds it; and not just into the reader, but into the author himself — All Out Cricket
Epic journey of a book — Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times