Many of us will be celebrating this Valentine’s Day with chocolate, wine, and roses. While this celebration of romantic love is certain to warm many hearts, The Forgotten Art of Love: What Love Means and Why It Matters, by cardiologist Armin A. Zadeh, challenges us to take a bigger-picture view of the important role that love plays in our lives.(READ MORE)
The Forgotten Art of Love examines love in its complex entirety — through the lenses of biology, philosophy, history, religion, sociology, and economics. Dr. Zadeh looks at love’s crucial role in every aspect of human existence, exploring what love has to do with sex, spirituality, society, and the meaning of life; different kinds of love (for our children, for our neighbors); and whether love is a matter of luck or an art that can be mastered. The result is a fascinating, empowering guide to enhancing relationships and happiness, which concludes with a provocative vision for firmly anchoring love in our society. We hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from the book.