A Natural History of Love: Author of the National Bestseller A Natural History of the Senses

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2011 - Nature - 384 pages
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The bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses now explores the allure of adultery, the appeal of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly informed, this "audaciously brilliant romp through the world of romantic love" (Washington Post Book World) is the next best thing to love itself.

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User Review  - PatienceFortitude - LibraryThing

Her prose- it is so... purple! So thickly, densely written, with lavish adjectives. Lavish adjectives? See, now it's happening to me too. I need to reread this, because I don't remember specifics bits of love history and lore, only the sense of her prose being over the top. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Beginning with a somewhat interesting history of ancient mythological love, Ackerman's (The Moon by Whalelight, 1991) book quickly degenerates into a regurgitation of stereotypes about differences ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the best-selling The Zookeeper s Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. She lives with her husband Paul West in Ithaca, New York.

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