• Publisher's description. Why do we play with our fingers when nervous? Why do zombies walk with their hands out? What connects prayer beads with iPhones? Journey down the psychoanalytic rabbit hole to discover the strange and fascinating secrets of what our hands really say about us...

  • A breezy cultural history of fidgeting

    Times Literary Supplement
  • Leader is a psychoanalyst with a sideline in smart, elegant books that explain ourselves to ourselves without using the jargon of clinical literature

  • An intriguing meditation on how vital our hands are to our understanding of ourselves and our world

    The Times

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