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An ingenious hybrid of memoir, case study, scientific inquiry and intellectual history. . . . Required reading not only for every teenage girl in America but for every boy, man and woman, whether partnered or not, because we could all use a dose of its well-researched wisdom. --"The Washington Post"" The author offers an empathetic, below-the-surface examination of what the beloved means to the scorned woman. . . . Compelling. . . . Compassionate and, perhaps for some readers, encouraging. --"Kirkus"" Phillips chases down the history of unrequited love, from courtly love to online courtships in which the interested parties may never meet. . . . Unrequited lovers will learn they are not alone, and they will also acquire useful tips on ways of letting go for good. --"Booklist"" This book illuminates one of our most ingrained emotional experiences. . . . A fluid storyteller. . . . Phillips makes a convincing case for the universality of lovesickness. --"Publishers Weekly"" Rare is the woman who hasn t struggled with unrequited love and wondered why it makes her feel so crazy. Deeply researched and compellingly written, "Unrequited" unravels the complex psychology of this obsession and offers an illuminating path back to balance and peace. --Colette Dowling, psychotherapist and author of "The Cinderella Complex"" What happens when we can t stop wanting someone who won t love us back? In "Unrequited," Lisa Phillips tackles the pain of desire that is left unreciprocated with empathy and wisdom. --Esther Perel, author of "Mating in Captivity"" Ditch all the dating advice books -- with acute intelligence warmth, and humor, Phillips has captured a perilous, powerful, hidden current of romantic feeling. Lively, fun and insightful, "Unrequited" should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in understanding romantic desire. I wish I had read this book when I was young! --Melanie Thernstrom, author of "The Pain Chronicles"" A gorgeously written, often cringe-inducing, but ultimately consoling deconstruction of the confounding power of unreciprocated passion. "Unrequited" made me feel both very much and much less alone. --Julie Powell, author of "Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession"" Ditch al the dating-advice books--with acute intelligence, warmth, and humor, Phillips has captured a preilous, powerful hidden current of romantic feeling. Lively, fun, and insightful, "Unrequited" should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in understanding romantic desire. I wish I had read this book when I was young! --Melanie Thernstrom, author of "The Pain Chronicles"" "Rare is the woman who hasn't struggled with unrequited love and wondered why it makes her feel so crazy. Deeply researched and compellingly written, Unrequited unravels the complex psychology of this obsession and offers an illuminating path back to balance and peace."--Colette Dowling, psychotherapist and author of The Cinderella Complex "This book illuminates one of our most ingrained emotional experiences. . . . A fluid storyteller. . . . Phillips makes a convincing case for the universality of lovesickness."--Publishers Weekly "Phillips chases down the history of unrequited love, from courtly love to online courtships in which the interested parties may never meet. . . . Unrequited lovers will learn they are not alone, and they will also acquire useful tips on ways of letting go for good."--Booklist "The author offers an empathetic, below-the-surface examination of what the 'beloved' means to the scorned woman. . . . Compelling. . . . Compassionate and, perhaps for some readers, encouraging."--Kirkus "An ingenious hybrid of memoir, case study, scientific inquiry and intellectual history. . . . Required reading not only for every teenage girl in America but for every boy, man and woman, whether partnered or not, because we could all use a dose of its well-researched wisdom."--The Washington Post "Ditch al the dating-advice books--with acute intelligence, warmth, and humor, Phillips has captured a preilous, powerful hidden current of romantic feeling. Lively, fun, and insightful, Unrequited should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in understanding romantic desire. I wish I had read this book when I was young!"--Melanie Thernstrom, author of The Pain Chronicles "A gorgeously written, often cringe-inducing, but ultimately consoling deconstruction of the confounding power of unreciprocated passion. Unrequited made me feel both very much and much less alone."--Julie Powell, author of Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession "What happens when we can't stop wanting someone who won't love us back? In Unrequited, Lisa Phillips tackles the pain of desire that is left unreciprocated with empathy and wisdom."--Esther Perel, author of Mating in Captivity

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