A General Theory of Love
By Thomas Lewis, M.D., Fari Amini, M.D., and Richard Lannon, M.D.
What is it about the concept of the human heart, when it meets the literal functioning of the human brain, that can turn a hug or a kiss on the cheek into a profoundly emotional experience? Three psychiatrists—Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon—take us on a natural history lesson of our deepest feelings. A General Theory of Love draws on the latest scientific research to explain how relationships are forged in childhood, how they function in adults—and how love is a necessary for healthy societies. The complexities of love, its effect on our anatomies and in culture is told eloquently and insightfully. Paperback, 288 pages.