Cardiologist and professor Armin Zadeh revisits psychologist Erich Fromm's The Art of Loving, a book that has fascinated him for decades . The Forgotten Art of Love: What Love Means and Why It Matters examines love in its complex entirety -- through the lenses of biology, philosophy, history, religion, sociology, and economics -- to fill in critical voids in Fromm's classic work and to provide a contemporary understanding of love. This unique and wide-ranging book 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. Dr. Zadeh provides a fascinating, empowering guide to enhancing relationships and happiness -- concluding with a provocative vision for firmly anchoring love in our society.
“Weaving together the insights from the ancient traditions and the latest neuroscience, The Forgotten Art of Love will inspire you to find the sublime beauty in everyday acts of love.”
— Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology, UC Berkeley, and author of The Power Paradox and Born to Be Good
“If you’re looking for a clearer understanding of the ‘whys’ behind love — as it applies to sex, religion, romance, society, and ourselves — take a deep dive into this enlightening philosophical and scientific exploration of all that love invites into our world. Armin Zadeh is likely to change the way you think and feel about love in the process.”
— Scott Stabile, author of Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart
“Armin Zadeh takes us beyond Eric Fromm’s seminal The Art of Loving into a broader historical and contemporary understanding of what we really mean and may indeed be talking about when we talk about love.”
— Michael Krasny, host of Forum with Michael Krasny and author of Spiritual Envy