- Published: 06/01/2011
- ISBN: 9781846271885
- 304 pages
No More Silly Love Songs
Falling in love is a complicated, messy, mad endeavour – and staying in love is even worse. All too often our hopes end in heartbreak and our dreams in tatters, but there is a rational alternative to romantic despair. Drawing on her own experience as a psychoanalyst, and the combined wisdom of philosophers, poets, scientists and singers, Anouchka Grose offers some serious solutions to the conundrums of love.
Wry, witty and enlightening, Anouchka Grose's book will both delight and instruct
Darian Leader, author of WHY DO WOMEN WRITE MORE LETTERS THAN THEY POST?
A hugely entertaining account that aims to make you think differently about the machinations of love
Mixing philosophy, anthropology and neurobiology with popular culture (citations range from Freud to Lily Allen and the Sugababes), it is frank and often funny
Anouchka Grose on Granta.com
Essays & Memoir | Granta 151
‘What a strange, terrible, exciting present – something you have to defile in order to appreciate.’
Essays & Memoir | Granta 146
How I Became an SJW
‘I had become a pacifist in the time it took to run between the bedroom and the bathroom of a London flat.’