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In her book, The Wicked Truth about Love: The Tangles of Desire, Suzanne Ross explores the path we take to finding “true love”, but while love may indeed be true, the path is crooked and faulty. Why? Because if love is a mystery – and that’s okay – humans are also a mystery...to themselves! – and that’s not quite so good. We all operate under the false belief that we are free - thinking individuals who know our own mind, and act independently. The sad reality is that far too few – if any of us – actually fit this description. The choices we make, the reactions we have, the ideals and attributes of our “perfect mate” are actually the product of outside influences that condition our emotions, direct our goals and desires, and impact our responses. The Wicked Truth About Love compiles research from experts in psychology, anthropology, sociology, theology, brainphysiology and philosophy to untangle how human desire works, what triggers it, and what causes it to misfire. Ross guides the reader in an exploration of their personal romantic patterns using a survey based on the triangular nature ofdesire.Unlike self-help tomes that attempt to take the reader on a journey of gentle discovery, and often confuses or boresthem to tears, The Wicked Truth About Love is refreshingly frank, but also delightfully fun. Filled with pop culture references from TV, film, music, theatre, and literature, Ross brings the reader face-to-face with reality – the one thatactually exists, not the one they’ve created – and in an engaging but no-nonsense way, Ross exposes the flaws in ourlove logic and sets readers on the road to better reasoning.
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ISBN: 9780981812342
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