The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness and Desire

The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness and Desire

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 The Incurable Romantic, Frank Tallis recounts the extraordinary stories of patients who are, quite literally, madly in...

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The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness and Desire Reviews

  • Mai
    Jul 13, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

  • Tracy
    Jan 12, 2019

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

    3.5 stars ...

  • Molly
    Oct 20, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

  • Nicki Markus
    Jul 21, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Fascinating and reads like a novel. I only grabbed this because I was in a hurry at the library, I had my dog in the car, if I had looked more closely, I would have bypassed it. Thank you, Bart, good boy! I got a bit squeamish here and there with the TMI, but he is a therapist, so what...

    The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness & Desire by Frank Tallis is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September. Twelve short stories of re-adapted psychotherapy sessions that are in some way related to love (i.e. unreciprocation, jealousy, becoming a widow/w...

    "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well". Fascinating selection of case histories from Tallis, a Clinical Psychologist who is also a very good writer - he can certainly tell an excellent tale! The case histories described are about the 'madness' of love and I ...

    Now then. I hate reading about the brain because it's the brain and the brain always makes me think about my brain. It's like looking at the world turn, or staring into the infinite blackness of blah blah blah. Anyway. This guy fucking LOVES a good hyphen -- seriously -- he can't...

    I am a therapist and will take a good few things away from this book, both professionally and personally. It is, however, written for just about anyone interested in understanding romantic relationships, without being dry or jagon-y, highly philosophical or scientific. Particularly, ...

    Although I have never studied it in a classroom, I have long been interested in psychology and theories of personality, and have done some reading on the topic. Therefore, The Incurable Romantic appealed to me as soon as I saw it on NetGalley. It was certainly an intriguing read. I enj...

  • Seymour Glass
    Aug 27, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Fascinating and reads like a novel. I only grabbed this because I was in a hurry at the library, I had my dog in the car, if I had looked more closely, I would have bypassed it. Thank you, Bart, good boy! I got a bit squeamish here and there with the TMI, but he is a therapist, so what...

    The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness & Desire by Frank Tallis is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September. Twelve short stories of re-adapted psychotherapy sessions that are in some way related to love (i.e. unreciprocation, jealousy, becoming a widow/w...

    "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well". Fascinating selection of case histories from Tallis, a Clinical Psychologist who is also a very good writer - he can certainly tell an excellent tale! The case histories described are about the 'madness' of love and I ...

    Now then. I hate reading about the brain because it's the brain and the brain always makes me think about my brain. It's like looking at the world turn, or staring into the infinite blackness of blah blah blah. Anyway. This guy fucking LOVES a good hyphen -- seriously -- he can't...

    I am a therapist and will take a good few things away from this book, both professionally and personally. It is, however, written for just about anyone interested in understanding romantic relationships, without being dry or jagon-y, highly philosophical or scientific. Particularly, ...

    Although I have never studied it in a classroom, I have long been interested in psychology and theories of personality, and have done some reading on the topic. Therefore, The Incurable Romantic appealed to me as soon as I saw it on NetGalley. It was certainly an intriguing read. I enj...

    I'm such a whore for psychological case studies, so naturally I loved this. I like how he didn't feel the need to wrap up each story neatly in a bow. Life and love and the human mind are all messy and a constant work-in-progress so I never really buy into accounts that end with happily...

  • Viktoriya
    Aug 04, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

  • Jill
    Jul 10, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

  • Lisa Beaulieu
    Nov 19, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Fascinating and reads like a novel. I only grabbed this because I was in a hurry at the library, I had my dog in the car, if I had looked more closely, I would have bypassed it. Thank you, Bart, good boy! I got a bit squeamish here and there with the TMI, but he is a therapist, so what...

  • Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V.
    Sep 13, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

  • Chrisnaa
    Dec 25, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Fascinating and reads like a novel. I only grabbed this because I was in a hurry at the library, I had my dog in the car, if I had looked more closely, I would have bypassed it. Thank you, Bart, good boy! I got a bit squeamish here and there with the TMI, but he is a therapist, so what...

    The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness & Desire by Frank Tallis is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September. Twelve short stories of re-adapted psychotherapy sessions that are in some way related to love (i.e. unreciprocation, jealousy, becoming a widow/w...

    "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well". Fascinating selection of case histories from Tallis, a Clinical Psychologist who is also a very good writer - he can certainly tell an excellent tale! The case histories described are about the 'madness' of love and I ...

    Now then. I hate reading about the brain because it's the brain and the brain always makes me think about my brain. It's like looking at the world turn, or staring into the infinite blackness of blah blah blah. Anyway. This guy fucking LOVES a good hyphen -- seriously -- he can't...

    I am a therapist and will take a good few things away from this book, both professionally and personally. It is, however, written for just about anyone interested in understanding romantic relationships, without being dry or jagon-y, highly philosophical or scientific. Particularly, ...

    Although I have never studied it in a classroom, I have long been interested in psychology and theories of personality, and have done some reading on the topic. Therefore, The Incurable Romantic appealed to me as soon as I saw it on NetGalley. It was certainly an intriguing read. I enj...

    I'm such a whore for psychological case studies, so naturally I loved this. I like how he didn't feel the need to wrap up each story neatly in a bow. Life and love and the human mind are all messy and a constant work-in-progress so I never really buy into accounts that end with happily...

    Frank Tallis De ongeneeslijke Romanticus Van de uitgever Atlas contact mag ik dit boek lezen en recenseren. Frank Tallis is expert op het terrein van obsessies en dwangneuroses. Als psychotherapeut schrijft hij over zijn werk, de alledaagse problemen van de liefde. Die mensen zie...

    Epictetus: ?Niet de gebeurtenissen verstoren de menselijke geest maar de manier waarop de mens ze ziet? Ik vond dit een interessant en laagdrempelig boek, gezien liefde inderdaad een onderwerp is waar iedereen mee worstelt, al eeuwen lang (zoals de quote hierboven van Romeinse ...

    "Madness and Desire" seemed like a good subtitle for a book to read in October and while I found the recollections of psychologist Frank Tallis to be horror in the sense of everyday life they aren't horror as we expect in fiction. In their own ways, I found each of his patients to be t...

    At first I thought this book should've been titled ...Madly in Love, as each chapter describes "love" related to mental health via DSM-V criteria. Written from the perspective of clinical psychologist, chapters identify and help the reader understand DeClérambault's syndrome (where on...

    It?s hard not to feel disappointed by this novel. The idea of what differentiates ?normal? love from pathological love and how love?s effect on the psyche can be so varied, is a very interesting one. This book doesn?t really do anything with this idea though. It?s picked to...

  • Sam
    Oct 08, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

  • TammyJo Eckhart
    Oct 21, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Fascinating and reads like a novel. I only grabbed this because I was in a hurry at the library, I had my dog in the car, if I had looked more closely, I would have bypassed it. Thank you, Bart, good boy! I got a bit squeamish here and there with the TMI, but he is a therapist, so what...

    The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness & Desire by Frank Tallis is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September. Twelve short stories of re-adapted psychotherapy sessions that are in some way related to love (i.e. unreciprocation, jealousy, becoming a widow/w...

    "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well". Fascinating selection of case histories from Tallis, a Clinical Psychologist who is also a very good writer - he can certainly tell an excellent tale! The case histories described are about the 'madness' of love and I ...

    Now then. I hate reading about the brain because it's the brain and the brain always makes me think about my brain. It's like looking at the world turn, or staring into the infinite blackness of blah blah blah. Anyway. This guy fucking LOVES a good hyphen -- seriously -- he can't...

    I am a therapist and will take a good few things away from this book, both professionally and personally. It is, however, written for just about anyone interested in understanding romantic relationships, without being dry or jagon-y, highly philosophical or scientific. Particularly, ...

    Although I have never studied it in a classroom, I have long been interested in psychology and theories of personality, and have done some reading on the topic. Therefore, The Incurable Romantic appealed to me as soon as I saw it on NetGalley. It was certainly an intriguing read. I enj...

    I'm such a whore for psychological case studies, so naturally I loved this. I like how he didn't feel the need to wrap up each story neatly in a bow. Life and love and the human mind are all messy and a constant work-in-progress so I never really buy into accounts that end with happily...

    Frank Tallis De ongeneeslijke Romanticus Van de uitgever Atlas contact mag ik dit boek lezen en recenseren. Frank Tallis is expert op het terrein van obsessies en dwangneuroses. Als psychotherapeut schrijft hij over zijn werk, de alledaagse problemen van de liefde. Die mensen zie...

    Epictetus: ?Niet de gebeurtenissen verstoren de menselijke geest maar de manier waarop de mens ze ziet? Ik vond dit een interessant en laagdrempelig boek, gezien liefde inderdaad een onderwerp is waar iedereen mee worstelt, al eeuwen lang (zoals de quote hierboven van Romeinse ...

    "Madness and Desire" seemed like a good subtitle for a book to read in October and while I found the recollections of psychologist Frank Tallis to be horror in the sense of everyday life they aren't horror as we expect in fiction. In their own ways, I found each of his patients to be t...

  • Kristine
    Sep 21, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Fascinating and reads like a novel. I only grabbed this because I was in a hurry at the library, I had my dog in the car, if I had looked more closely, I would have bypassed it. Thank you, Bart, good boy! I got a bit squeamish here and there with the TMI, but he is a therapist, so what...

    The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness & Desire by Frank Tallis is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September. Twelve short stories of re-adapted psychotherapy sessions that are in some way related to love (i.e. unreciprocation, jealousy, becoming a widow/w...

  • Richard Smith
    Jul 28, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

  • Lara K
    Jul 04, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

  • Rachel
    Jun 22, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

  • Olwen
    Jul 27, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

  • Oryx
    Jun 24, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Fascinating and reads like a novel. I only grabbed this because I was in a hurry at the library, I had my dog in the car, if I had looked more closely, I would have bypassed it. Thank you, Bart, good boy! I got a bit squeamish here and there with the TMI, but he is a therapist, so what...

    The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness & Desire by Frank Tallis is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September. Twelve short stories of re-adapted psychotherapy sessions that are in some way related to love (i.e. unreciprocation, jealousy, becoming a widow/w...

    "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well". Fascinating selection of case histories from Tallis, a Clinical Psychologist who is also a very good writer - he can certainly tell an excellent tale! The case histories described are about the 'madness' of love and I ...

    Now then. I hate reading about the brain because it's the brain and the brain always makes me think about my brain. It's like looking at the world turn, or staring into the infinite blackness of blah blah blah. Anyway. This guy fucking LOVES a good hyphen -- seriously -- he can't...

  • Penny
    Jul 19, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Fascinating and reads like a novel. I only grabbed this because I was in a hurry at the library, I had my dog in the car, if I had looked more closely, I would have bypassed it. Thank you, Bart, good boy! I got a bit squeamish here and there with the TMI, but he is a therapist, so what...

    The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness & Desire by Frank Tallis is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September. Twelve short stories of re-adapted psychotherapy sessions that are in some way related to love (i.e. unreciprocation, jealousy, becoming a widow/w...

    "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well". Fascinating selection of case histories from Tallis, a Clinical Psychologist who is also a very good writer - he can certainly tell an excellent tale! The case histories described are about the 'madness' of love and I ...

  • SundayAtDusk
    Jul 12, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

  • Noorilhuda
    Nov 08, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

  • Joanna Halpin
    Feb 17, 2019

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

  • DebsD
    Jul 25, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

  • Nikola
    Jul 29, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

  • Melanie Elisa
    Jun 26, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Fascinating and reads like a novel. I only grabbed this because I was in a hurry at the library, I had my dog in the car, if I had looked more closely, I would have bypassed it. Thank you, Bart, good boy! I got a bit squeamish here and there with the TMI, but he is a therapist, so what...

    The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness & Desire by Frank Tallis is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September. Twelve short stories of re-adapted psychotherapy sessions that are in some way related to love (i.e. unreciprocation, jealousy, becoming a widow/w...

    "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well". Fascinating selection of case histories from Tallis, a Clinical Psychologist who is also a very good writer - he can certainly tell an excellent tale! The case histories described are about the 'madness' of love and I ...

    Now then. I hate reading about the brain because it's the brain and the brain always makes me think about my brain. It's like looking at the world turn, or staring into the infinite blackness of blah blah blah. Anyway. This guy fucking LOVES a good hyphen -- seriously -- he can't...

    I am a therapist and will take a good few things away from this book, both professionally and personally. It is, however, written for just about anyone interested in understanding romantic relationships, without being dry or jagon-y, highly philosophical or scientific. Particularly, ...

  • Alie Urbach
    Jul 27, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Fascinating and reads like a novel. I only grabbed this because I was in a hurry at the library, I had my dog in the car, if I had looked more closely, I would have bypassed it. Thank you, Bart, good boy! I got a bit squeamish here and there with the TMI, but he is a therapist, so what...

    The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness & Desire by Frank Tallis is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September. Twelve short stories of re-adapted psychotherapy sessions that are in some way related to love (i.e. unreciprocation, jealousy, becoming a widow/w...

    "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well". Fascinating selection of case histories from Tallis, a Clinical Psychologist who is also a very good writer - he can certainly tell an excellent tale! The case histories described are about the 'madness' of love and I ...

    Now then. I hate reading about the brain because it's the brain and the brain always makes me think about my brain. It's like looking at the world turn, or staring into the infinite blackness of blah blah blah. Anyway. This guy fucking LOVES a good hyphen -- seriously -- he can't...

    I am a therapist and will take a good few things away from this book, both professionally and personally. It is, however, written for just about anyone interested in understanding romantic relationships, without being dry or jagon-y, highly philosophical or scientific. Particularly, ...

    Although I have never studied it in a classroom, I have long been interested in psychology and theories of personality, and have done some reading on the topic. Therefore, The Incurable Romantic appealed to me as soon as I saw it on NetGalley. It was certainly an intriguing read. I enj...

    I'm such a whore for psychological case studies, so naturally I loved this. I like how he didn't feel the need to wrap up each story neatly in a bow. Life and love and the human mind are all messy and a constant work-in-progress so I never really buy into accounts that end with happily...

    Frank Tallis De ongeneeslijke Romanticus Van de uitgever Atlas contact mag ik dit boek lezen en recenseren. Frank Tallis is expert op het terrein van obsessies en dwangneuroses. Als psychotherapeut schrijft hij over zijn werk, de alledaagse problemen van de liefde. Die mensen zie...

  • Lanxin
    Jul 09, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

  • Vilija JankÅ«naitÄ—
    Dec 27, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

  • Henk van Vliet
    Aug 06, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Fascinating and reads like a novel. I only grabbed this because I was in a hurry at the library, I had my dog in the car, if I had looked more closely, I would have bypassed it. Thank you, Bart, good boy! I got a bit squeamish here and there with the TMI, but he is a therapist, so what...

    The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness & Desire by Frank Tallis is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September. Twelve short stories of re-adapted psychotherapy sessions that are in some way related to love (i.e. unreciprocation, jealousy, becoming a widow/w...

    "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well". Fascinating selection of case histories from Tallis, a Clinical Psychologist who is also a very good writer - he can certainly tell an excellent tale! The case histories described are about the 'madness' of love and I ...

    Now then. I hate reading about the brain because it's the brain and the brain always makes me think about my brain. It's like looking at the world turn, or staring into the infinite blackness of blah blah blah. Anyway. This guy fucking LOVES a good hyphen -- seriously -- he can't...

    I am a therapist and will take a good few things away from this book, both professionally and personally. It is, however, written for just about anyone interested in understanding romantic relationships, without being dry or jagon-y, highly philosophical or scientific. Particularly, ...

    Although I have never studied it in a classroom, I have long been interested in psychology and theories of personality, and have done some reading on the topic. Therefore, The Incurable Romantic appealed to me as soon as I saw it on NetGalley. It was certainly an intriguing read. I enj...

    I'm such a whore for psychological case studies, so naturally I loved this. I like how he didn't feel the need to wrap up each story neatly in a bow. Life and love and the human mind are all messy and a constant work-in-progress so I never really buy into accounts that end with happily...

    Frank Tallis De ongeneeslijke Romanticus Van de uitgever Atlas contact mag ik dit boek lezen en recenseren. Frank Tallis is expert op het terrein van obsessies en dwangneuroses. Als psychotherapeut schrijft hij over zijn werk, de alledaagse problemen van de liefde. Die mensen zie...

    Epictetus: ?Niet de gebeurtenissen verstoren de menselijke geest maar de manier waarop de mens ze ziet? Ik vond dit een interessant en laagdrempelig boek, gezien liefde inderdaad een onderwerp is waar iedereen mee worstelt, al eeuwen lang (zoals de quote hierboven van Romeinse ...

  • Karenclifford61
    Oct 27, 2018

    Books centred around clinical cases are polarising for me. I either love them or hate them. When done well, they feed my desire for narrative and redemption in real life. When done poorly, they just remind me that medicine is mainly messy and unrewarding, time spent following Voltaire'...

    ?What is life if it isn?t about love? Finding love, being loved and loving others? Yet, love is something we rarely engage with intellectually. We all experience falling in love but take little or no interest in how it works.? Frank Tallis, a British clinical psychologist, t...

    The premise of this book was intriguing, but it failed to live up to its promise. From the beginning, I found myself rolling my eyes at the writing. There were huge amounts of irrelevant or pointless information: extensive detail about patients' appearance, an explanation of how doctor...

    Someone, anyone could probably successfully argue this book is not about love. It?s about mental illness. It?s about obsessions and addictions and delusions and narcissism. Fortunately, our tour guide through those loveless states, Dr. Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist, appears...

    You can also find this review on my book blog. It?s no secret that I enjoy reading psychology non-fiction books and that I?m interested in Psychology. Tallis? book intrigued me because of the subject matter it deals with ? love, to be precise: obsessive love. I rarely read...

    **3.5 stars rounded up.** I really enjoyed this collection of case studies on the intricacies and impacts on love on a person's mental health (and vice versa). The author's writing style lends itself well to conveying the details to the reader; the language he uses is never over the...

    I love psychology, so when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew it was a match made in heaven. I?ve never been a ?romantic? myself, so I was curious what psychological issues would arise from the research into romance and love. Boy did this book deliver. The book details personal ...

    This non-fiction has the right balance of psychological / psychiatric theories, actual case studies, the perceptions of the treating doctor, and a well-written story-book style prose. It will put you in a reflective mood, against your better judgement! Thanks to the publisher for th...

    In ' The Incurable Romantic' , Frank Tallis presents us with a thought provoking portrait of love, it's idiosyncrasies, contradictions and perversities.The book is segmented into chapters, each delving into an aspect of love. Tallis, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, primari...

    I went into this expecting a few amusing stories, but was very pleased to discover instead fairly in-depth explorations of 12 different psychological cases, some unusual and some a bit more common. From a woman convinced that her dentist is deeply in love with her to a man who has visi...

    Disclaimer: A copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review I am a little upset that I didn't like this book. Technically, it has everything I usually like: talks about real people, has some history of mental health, has other interesting things thrown here and there. All of ...

    The book does a good job of balancing clinical cases of his interactions with patients with some historical scientific context in between which made for an easy read without overwhelming jargon and ensuring you?re still engaged! The cases he presents are very interesting and it sh...

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. The Incurable Romantic tells the stories of patients whose love/desire/obsession has become problematic for them (and often others). This is mostly a sympathetic collection of tales of mental ill...

    Enjoyable reading. And I learnt a few new words. ...

    My blog on the book: https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/... ...

    Apie j? kuriamos dainos, ra?omos knygos, statomi filmai, rodos, mokslininkai baigia plaukus nusirauti atlikdami ?vairiausius tyrimus, ta?iau meil?s sritis vis dar daugumai ?monijos yra sunkiai paai?kinamas jausmas. Ir kartais atrodo, kad gal geriau net nebandyti to suprasti, o t...

    Beware the psychotherapist who actually uses the term 'leggy blonde' to describe a patient. Cringe. Read Love's Executioner instead. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Fascinating and reads like a novel. I only grabbed this because I was in a hurry at the library, I had my dog in the car, if I had looked more closely, I would have bypassed it. Thank you, Bart, good boy! I got a bit squeamish here and there with the TMI, but he is a therapist, so what...

    The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness & Desire by Frank Tallis is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September. Twelve short stories of re-adapted psychotherapy sessions that are in some way related to love (i.e. unreciprocation, jealousy, becoming a widow/w...

    "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well". Fascinating selection of case histories from Tallis, a Clinical Psychologist who is also a very good writer - he can certainly tell an excellent tale! The case histories described are about the 'madness' of love and I ...

    Now then. I hate reading about the brain because it's the brain and the brain always makes me think about my brain. It's like looking at the world turn, or staring into the infinite blackness of blah blah blah. Anyway. This guy fucking LOVES a good hyphen -- seriously -- he can't...

    I am a therapist and will take a good few things away from this book, both professionally and personally. It is, however, written for just about anyone interested in understanding romantic relationships, without being dry or jagon-y, highly philosophical or scientific. Particularly, ...

    Although I have never studied it in a classroom, I have long been interested in psychology and theories of personality, and have done some reading on the topic. Therefore, The Incurable Romantic appealed to me as soon as I saw it on NetGalley. It was certainly an intriguing read. I enj...

    I'm such a whore for psychological case studies, so naturally I loved this. I like how he didn't feel the need to wrap up each story neatly in a bow. Life and love and the human mind are all messy and a constant work-in-progress so I never really buy into accounts that end with happily...

    Frank Tallis De ongeneeslijke Romanticus Van de uitgever Atlas contact mag ik dit boek lezen en recenseren. Frank Tallis is expert op het terrein van obsessies en dwangneuroses. Als psychotherapeut schrijft hij over zijn werk, de alledaagse problemen van de liefde. Die mensen zie...

    Epictetus: ?Niet de gebeurtenissen verstoren de menselijke geest maar de manier waarop de mens ze ziet? Ik vond dit een interessant en laagdrempelig boek, gezien liefde inderdaad een onderwerp is waar iedereen mee worstelt, al eeuwen lang (zoals de quote hierboven van Romeinse ...

    "Madness and Desire" seemed like a good subtitle for a book to read in October and while I found the recollections of psychologist Frank Tallis to be horror in the sense of everyday life they aren't horror as we expect in fiction. In their own ways, I found each of his patients to be t...

    At first I thought this book should've been titled ...Madly in Love, as each chapter describes "love" related to mental health via DSM-V criteria. Written from the perspective of clinical psychologist, chapters identify and help the reader understand DeClérambault's syndrome (where on...