Keeping Your Head in the Game: Untold Stories of the Highs and Lows of a Life in Sport

ISBN 978-0-241-45131-1, £14.99, Gary Bloom

‘Shame is the withering of our…sense of who we are, our worth in the world, our validity,’ Bloom writes on page 11 of this insightful guide into the psychological state of many athletes – current, former and those close to retirement. It is one of the better lines in the book and sadly relates to his grandfather who took his own life aged 45.
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Pathologies of the Self: Exploring Narcissistic and Borderline States of Mind

ISBN 978-1-913494-00-1, £12.99, Phil Mollon

If one ignores the first twenty pages of Mollon’s narcissistic journey which are somewhat splintered, coded and unbecoming, along with the book’s final two words (“acupoint tapping”), then one is rewarded with a rich array of melodic language, case studies and ADHD/borderline personality disorder/narcissism insight. Continue reading