The Incurable Romantic by Frank Tallis audiobook

The Incurable Romantic: And Other Tales of Madness and Desire

By Frank Tallis
Read by Simon Shepherd

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549146411

  • ISBN: 9781549146398

Runtime: 8.63 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

“Writer and subject were rarely better matched. This is a brilliant, compelling book.”—Ian McEwan

In 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 woman’s 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Leads us into the very heart of love itself.” Ian McEwan, author of Atonement

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Author Bio: Frank Tallis

Author Bio: Frank Tallis

F. R . Tallis is a writer and clinical psychologist. He has received or been nominated for numerous awards, including the New London Writers’ Award, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Elle Prix de Letrice, the CWA Historical Dagger Award, and two Edgar Awards.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 8.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English