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by Diane Ackerman

The author of A Natural History of the Senses offers an exploration that traces the history of love, from early man to present day. 2 cassettes.
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ISBN: 1879371731
ISBN13: 978-1879371736
Category: Self-Help
Subcategory: Relationships
Author: Diane Ackerman
Language: English
Publisher: Publishing Mills (June 1, 1994)
ePUB size: 1820 kb
FB2 size: 1306 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 344
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One of my favorite books of all time. I purchased this one as a gift for someone. Mine from years ago is still on my shelf. I HIGHLY recommend this book. Ackerman is brilliant.
good book
This amazingly poetic writer touches on every aspect of love, from historical, through anthropological to erotic, then on to familial, religious, cultural. She hits every note of love with the velvet hammer of the most excellent and poetic prose. This book is not only an intellectual pleasure, but also a sensual indulgence. This is how I would write every time, if only I could. This is how I would read every time, if only every writer could.

Any person who has ever loved (anything!) should go here to find out what ties have bound them, and then, what experiences have unbound them. Now, I am off to read another of her books!
A must need book for all researchers of how we think that LOVE is, well documented, the book is easy to read and understand, great choice to know more about this matter that is a basic event on human life.
The author does her usual outstanding job of good research combined with excellent storytelling to create a very readable book. Well wirth the read.
Every book that Ms. Ackerman writes is a minor masterpiece.

I recommend this writer wholeheartedly.

She delves into the miracle of love from a cultural/historical/psychological persepctive.
As in her book "A Natural History of the Senses," Diane Ackerman explores her topic in depth and with gusto. Weaving together threads of history, literature, psychology, anthropology, and biology, Ackerman creates a rich tapestry that gives the reader new insights into an aspect of life that we are often too immersed in to fully appreciate. Her prose is lyrical, her examples thought provoking, and her personal story endearing. Ackerman's non-judgmental attitude helps us see that our foolish and sometimes embarrassing feelings, thoughts, and actions in the name of love are just part of who we are as human beings. In "A Natural History of Love" the author invites us to learn more about ourselves and our loved ones, as well as customs (such as the wedding shower), and the etymology of taken-for-granted vocabulary (for instance, "tying the knot"). Accept her offer as a Valentine. It will not only add to your trivia collection, but will also allow you to acknowledge--and dare I say embrace?--love in its many forms.

Sherrie Vavrichek, LCSW-C
Author of "The Guide to Compassionate Assertiveness:
How To Express Your Needs and Deal With Conflict
While Keeping a Kind Heart"
One of my favorite books is Natural History of the Senses by Ackerman. I was looking forward to reading this book and am struggling to get through it. I can not put my finger on what it is that puts me off. It is well researched and has lots of historical information, but it is dry and somewhat repetitive.