Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray

Author(s): Helen E. Fisher


Love at first sight ...hooking up ...jealousy ...adultery...Helen Fisher explains it all in this thought-provoking anthropological view of human sexual and romantic behavior. Examining marriage and divorce in fifty-eight societies, infidelity in forty-two cultures, and new national studies of singles in America, she argues that we are returning to patterns of sex, romance, love, and attachment that echo our ancient past. This classic book has been updated throughout to include her revolutionary work on the brain in love, love addictions, and why we are biologically drawn to specific partners, and includes a new chapter on future sex.


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"Will give everyone who reads it a lot to talk about." -- Deborah Tannen, author of You Just Dont "Delightful to read ... fascinating." -- New York Times Book Review "Fisher weaves a persuasive and consistently surprising new explanation of the roots of human marriage, sex, and love." -- Edward O. Wilson "Answers all those puzzling questions that caused your mother (or priest or guidance counselor or gym teacher) to blame God and/or hormones." -- Philadelphia Inquirer "Enlightening and controversial." -- San Francisco Chronicle

Helen Fisher 's books include Why We Love and Why Him? Why Her? A member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies at Rutgers University and chief scientific adviser for, she lives in New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780393349740
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : October 2014
  • : 210mm X 140mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Helen E. Fisher
  • : Paperback
  • : Completely Revised and Updated with a New Introduction
  • : 306.7
  • : 400