"[Epstein] elegantly describes how psychotherapy and meditation can help us manage our most powerful emotions–and make us feel more alive and whole in the process."
"Exhilarating . . . brilliant and original. . . . Important because it shows how work on the pains and pleasures of our own lives can be a means of transformation."
"A daring and profound synthesis of intelligence about emotions East and West . . . establishes Mark Epstein as one of psychology’s most dazzling thinkers."
–Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
"Plato’s Socrates once wondered whether he should be a politician or a physician–that is, whether he should try to serve the existing tastes and interests of his fellow citizens or continually work to improve their minds and souls. Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart will appeal to physicians, therapists, and patients who, like Socrates, opt for the latter." –New England Journal of Medicine
"A thought-provoking look at how to break free from psychological materialism."