The Resource Unrequited : women and romantic obsession, (ebook)

Unrequited : women and romantic obsession, (ebook)

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Unrequited : women and romantic obsession
Title
Unrequited
Title remainder
women and romantic obsession
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Language
eng
Summary
Blending memoir, literary exposition, and revealing case studies, Unrequited is a powerful, surprising, and empathetic cultural and psychological exploration of one-sided romantic obsession. The summer Lisa A. Phillips turned thirty, she fell in love with someone who didn't return her feelings. She soon became obsessed. She followed him around, called him compulsively, and talked about him endlessly. One desperate morning, after she snuck into his apartment building, he picked up a baseball bat to protect himself and began to dial 911. Her unrequited love had changed her from a sane, conscientious college teacher and radio reporter into someone she barely recognized-someone who was taking her yearning much too far. In Unrequited, Phillips explores the tremendous force of obsessive love in women's lives. She argues that it needs to be understood, respected, and channeled for personal growth-yet it also has the potential to go terribly awry. Interweaving her own story with frank interviews and in-depth research in science, psychology, cultural history, and literature, Phillips describes how romantic obsession takes root, grows, and strongly influences our thoughts and behaviors. Going beyond images of creepy, fatally attracted psychos, male fantasies of unbridled female desire, and the platitudes of self-help books, Phillips reveals a powerful, troubling, and surprisingly common phenomenon. As she illuminates this mysterious psychological experience, placing it in a rich and nuanced context, she offers compelling insights to help any woman who has experienced unrequited obsessive love and been mystified and troubled by its grip
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Phillips, Lisa A
Dewey number
364.158
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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Unrequited : women and romantic obsession, (ebook)
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062114129
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12347420
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remote
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MWT12347420
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Unrequited : women and romantic obsession, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062114129
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12347420
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12347420
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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