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On Form

Mike Brearley

  • First edition
  • First printing
  • Signed by the author

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Hardcover New and Signed First Edition, First Printing. Dust jacket is in fine condition.


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What is being on form? How does it relate to feeling ‘in the zone’?Are these states in the lap of the gods, a matter of which side of the bed we got out of that morning? Or is there anything we can do to make their arrival more likely?In this fascinating book, former England cricket captain and psychoanalyst Mike Brearley examines many of the elements of being in and out of form across a number of different disciplines – not only in cricket and psychoanalysis but also in finance, music, philosophy, medicine, teaching, tree surgery and drama. Drawing on his own experiences, both on and off the field, Brearley describes various states of mind, from the conscious determination involved in training and practice through to that almost spiritual state of being ‘inspired’


  • ISBN 9781408707357
  • Title On Form
  • Author Mike Brearley
  • Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
  • Imprint Little, Brown Book Group
  • Binding Hardback
  • Width 15.9cm
  • Height 23.9cm
  • Thickness 3.4cm
  • Weight 822g
  • Number of pages 416

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