Reprinted from New Age Retailer Online (August 2011) with permission
Trampled to Death by Geese: More Eros, and a Lot More Nonsense
$25.00 P, ISBN 978-1-894574-34-1
Inner City Books
This is almost a sequel to Live Your Nonsense, last year’s triumphal Jungian-style odyssey by the author. Tell customers not to be misled by the recounting of sexual encounters or the profuse lacing of song lyrics throughout the text. This one is a serious application of Jungian depth psychology to the real world. In addition to his own practice, and the stacks of books he’s written, Sharp is THE publisher of books on modern Jungian psychology, working steadily with the likes of Marion Woodman, Marie-Louise von Franz, and Edward Edinger. Immersed in the world of Jungian psychology, his knowledge of the man and his legacy is unique. Teachings, born of the master and honed by practical application through the decades, flow out of him almost like throwaway asides. Sometimes self-effacing, often humorous, Sharp confidently uses his inner dialogue to put Jung on paper, in context, and accessible to the non-clinical mind. He dresses it all up with talking iMacs, trips to Starbucks, and Sinatra — lots and lots of Sinatra. This one won’t be for everyone, but it might entice more of your customers than you think. Push the envelope by pairing it with David Thorne’s The Internet is a Playground.
—Anna Jedrziewski for New Age Retailer Online