A General Theory of Love is a non-fiction book, by Thomas Lewis, M.D., Fari Amini, M.D.., and Richard Lannon, M.D., that explains and explores the psychobiology of love.
The book describes the nature of 3 fundamental neurophysiologic processes that create and govern love:
Those whom we love, as our book describes, change who we are, and who we can become.
A General Theory of Love has been translated into Spanish, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Latvian, Croatian, and Farsi.
"In the manner of the best popularizers of science -- like Daniel Dennett, author of Darwin's Dangerous Idea, or Stephen Pinker, untangler of linguistic mysteries -- the authors break a path that lay readers can safely follow."
"Convincingly connecting love and biology is no easy task. The three authors persuade by discussing the science of love without diluting its mystique.
"Elegant prose that keeps the scientific jargon to a blessed minimum.” Rating: A-
"An insightful look at the science of human emotions that takes us far beyond the usual self-help banalities.....well-written and edited, this is a rare example of the fusing of scientific rigor with literary eloquence.” - San Francisco Examiner Magazine
NEW YORK TIMES
THOMAS B LEWIS MD
A GENERAL THEORY OF LOVE