Excerpt from Lisa Levy’s review of Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life in LA Review of Books:
[Adam] Phillips, underneath his surface smoothness and kindness, is an anxious writer. This is not to say he lacks courage or confidence, for he has plenty of both. He has an elegant prose style too, with a talent for turning a phrase, a knack for epigrams. Yet he is anxious in the sense of always being eager for something to happen, for his reader to be persuaded of something.
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