I am an incurable romantic
The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness and Desire by Frank TallisIn The Incurable Romantic, Frank Tallis recounts the extraordinary stories of patients who are, quite literally, madly in love: a woman becomes utterly convinced that her dentist is secretly infatuated with her and drives him to leave the country; a man destroys his massive fortune through trysts with over three thousand prostitutes--because his ego requires that they fall in love with him; a beautiful womans pathological jealousy destroys the men who love her. Along the way, we learn a great deal about the history of psychiatry and the role of neuroscience in addressing disordered love. Elegantly written and infused with deep sympathy, The Incurable Romantic shows how all of us can become a bit crazy in love.
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Love defines us. It shapes the individual, ensures the preservation of the species, and is the principal subject we — as a culture — choose to examine in the stories we tell. The experience of being in love is powerful and it inevitably changes how we feel and how we behave. Even when love is normal it is so intense that for thousands of years doctors and poets have described love as a kind of madness; however, love can also go wrong. When this happens the consequences for the individual and those around them can be far reaching and in some instances truly astonishing. Lovesickness is not a trivial matter.
App Store. Google Play. VerticeMontis 7 feb I am an incurable romantic. I believe in hope, dreams and decency, love, tenderness and kindness. I believe in mankind.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…., Chick-lit and light romances are two genres that I pick up whenever I am in a mood for some light read. In between reading highly literary reads and some really poor ones, there often emerges a need to pick-up books that remind you of the reason why you read them — for entertainment.