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Crazy Little Thing
Why Love and Sex Drive Us Mad
Liz Langley
ISBN: 9781936740031
Book (Paperback)
Viva Editions
5 x 8
262 pages
December 13, 2011


"Each day science teaches us more and more about the science of love and attraction. In highlighting some of the most unusual love stories around, Langley shows us brain chemistry and neuroscience in action, providing insight into why, how and who we love."—Sarah Forbes, Curator of The Museum of Sex

"In Crazy LIttle Thing Liz Langley takes one of our most complicated emotions, love, and explains it in a way that is factual, entertaining and sometimes, down right funny. We may never ultimately solve the puzzle of who we choose to love but now we understand how and why - and Liz reminds us that even though the low points make our stomach feel funny, the thrill of the roller coaster ride called love will keep us coming back for more."—Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D., ABPP, author of Abnormal Psychology

"This book is simply irresistible! With wit like a machete, Liz Langley clears a path through the jungle of neurological research investigating why we fall in love and what happens to our brains when we do. Hilariously funny, Langley goes beyond neurologists to talk to lovers of all kinds, mingling science and unexpected sexual scenery. Insightful, compelling, beautifully written, filled with eye-opening facts and extraordinary people, Langley's Crazy Little Thing will make you appreciate the truth of Bryan Ferry's song "Love is the Drug" in whole new ways." —Lev Raphael, author of Rosedale in Love

Crazy Little Thing is a look at why we want to be in love and the burbling, boiling soup of endorphins, hormones, and neurotransmitters that spill from our brain to make us do things that would otherwise be viewed as insane. Investigative journalist Liz Langley traveled the country to research and interview singularly love-mad folks who maimed, murdered, and married. Langley reveals the science of love and lust, as well as very human stories: a spouse who can't stop loving her criminally psychotic husband, even after he threw acid in her face; the sweet romance between alligator-skinned sideshow performers; and a man whose neurons drive his necrophilia. Langley reveals the control our chemicals have over us in a hilarious, confounding — and too strange to be anything but true — look at love.

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