The Book of Human Emotions is a gleeful, thoughtful collection of 156 feelings, both rare and familiar. Each has its own story, and reveals the strange forces which shape our rich and varied internal worlds. In reading it, you'll discover feelings you never knew you had (like basorexia, the sudden urge to kiss someone), uncover the secret histories of boredom and confidence, and gain unexpected insights into why we feel the way we do.
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Recent reports have suggested there may be as few as seven 'basic' emotions. If this makes you experience uncertainty, mistrust and possibly even disappointment - this book is here to prove you right. In fact, emotions are a vast, rich and varied field, influencing every area of our lives; from anger to zeal, each entertaining and informative bite-size entry in this book explores a feeling or an emotional topic, drawing on art, science, literature, music and popular culture to reveal the surprising connections and fascinating facts behind our emotional lives.… (more)