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"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.



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Frank Tallis

Aka Dr. Frank Tallis is a writer and clinical psychologist. He has held lecturing posts in clinical psychology and neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry and King's College, London. He has written self help manuals (How to Stop Worrying, Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions) non-fiction for the general reader (Changing Minds, Hidden Minds, Love Sick) , academic text books and over thirty academic papers in international journals. Frank Tallis' novels are: KILLING TIME (Penguin) , SENSING OTHERS (Penguin) , MORTAL MISCHIEF (Arrow) , VIENNA BLOOD (Arrow) , FATAL LIES (Arrow) , and DARKNESS RISING (Arrow) . The fifth volume of the Liebermann Papers, DEADLY COMMUNION, will be published in 2010. In 1999 he received a Writers' Award from the Arts Council of Great Britain and in 2000 he won the New London Writers' Award (London Arts Board) . In 2005 MORTAL MISCHIEF was shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award.



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