This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

A Way of Being by Carl R. Rogers

A Way of Being (1980)

by Carl R. Rogers

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
288762,319 (4.05)1
From the Publisher: A Way of Being was written in the early 1980s, near the end of Carl Rogers's career, and serves as a coda to his classic On Becoming a Person. More personal and philosophical than his earlier writings, it traces his professional and personal development and ends with a person-centered prophecy, in which he predicts a future changing in the direction of more humaneness. Now, fifteen years later, the psychiatrist and best-selling author Dr. Irvin Yalom revisits A Way of Being, offering a contemporary view of this remarkable work.… (more)



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

English (6)  Italian (1)  All languages (7)
Showing 1-5 of 6 (next | show all)
There isn't much I can say about this book that isn't already in the blurb. The book has four major parts and these parts are further divided into chapters. The first part talks about his personal experiences and retrospectives on reaching certain age-related milestones. The second part discusses his approach to his work. The third part discusses education and it's future. The fourth and final part discusses Dr. Rogers' personal ideal scenario of the future.

In my own experience, I had heard of Dr. Rogers before but had never read anything by him. Mostly I heard of him when other writers would reference his work, but I don't remember any particular cases.

I enjoyed this book quite a bit, yet it seemed lacking in some indescribable way. It isn't as though I had any expectations from this book since I had heard of the author through other sources, but I suppose I wanted something that would impress me a bit more. What I mean is that the ideas present in this book have become more accepted in recent times. Dr. Rogers worked against the grain for much of his career and put a lot of dogma about psychotherapy and psychology on its head. Now it just seems like treating a patient as an object would be anathema.

So then, either Dr. Rogers was far ahead of his time or I merely don't notice the mediocre practitioners that exist out there. ( )
  Floyd3345 | Jun 15, 2019 |
This was excellent. I started out loving it, though it got a bit dry around the middle. Each chapter is essentially a different essay by Rogers, so my enjoyment varied per chapter. I found the last chapter, The World and the Person of Tomorrow, to be particularly moving. ( )
  ReadandFindOut | Sep 23, 2017 |
Di questo piacevole libro di Rogers salvo tre saggi (quattro, anche l'ultimo, a dire il vero).
Di respiro ampio, parla di massimi sistemi mantenendo l'umilta' dell'Eterno Ricercatore. Per una persona over-70 è ammirevole.
A margine, i gruppi brasileiri da 800 persone devono essere stati qualcosa di irripetibile nella storia dell'umanità. ( )
  bobparr | Dec 14, 2014 |
Group R
  gilsbooks | May 17, 2011 |
Showing 1-5 of 6 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Rogers, Carl R.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robinson, Mark R.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Yalom, Irvin D.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4.05)
2 1
2.5 1
3 6
3.5 2
4 14
4.5 1
5 12

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 142,375,869 books! | Top bar: Always visible