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The Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations

The Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations (Paperback)

By Tallis, Frank

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'Frank Tallis brings a lifetime's clinical experience and wise reflection to a condition that, by its own strange routes, leads us into the very heart of love itself. This is a brilliant, compelling book' Ian McEwan Love is a great leveller. Everyone wants love, everyone falls in... love, everyone loses love, and everyone knows something of love's madness. But the experience of obsessive love is no trivial matter. In the course of his career psychologist Dr Frank Tallis has treated many unusual patients, whose stories have lessons for all of us. A barristers' clerk becomes convinced that her dentist has fallen in love with her and they are destined to be together for eternity; a widow is visited by the ghost of her dead husband; an academic is besotted with his own reflection; a beautiful woman searches jealously for a rival who isn't there; and a night porter is possessed by a lascivious demon. These are just some of the people whom we meet in an extraordinary and original book that explores the conditions of longing and desire - true accounts of psychotherapy that take the reader on a journey through the darker realms of the amorous mind. Drawing on the latest scientific research into the biological and psychological mechanisms underlying romance and emotional attachment, The Incurable Romantic demonstrates that ultimately love dissolves the divide between what we judge to be normal and abnormal.
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ISBN 9780349142951
Released AU 7 Feb 2019
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780349142951
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Abacus
Released 7 Feb 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tallis, Frank
Category True Stories
Clinical Psychology
Family & Other Relationships: General
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 616.858
Weight 240g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Love, Compulsive behavior
NBS Text Marriage, Family & Other Relationships
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly