Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey

心碎: 透過科學走過人生低谷

類別 : 人文史地
頁數 : 304
出版 : W. W. Norton & Company, 2022 年 2 月 1 日
版本 : 精裝版
版權窗口 : 繁體博達代理David / 简体版權已售


★ 作者先前兩本書BREASTS與THE NATURE FIX共授權了十四國。
★ 此書會吸引喜愛《樹,記得自己的童年:一位女科學家勇敢追尋生命真理的故事》(Lab Girl by Hope Jahren)、《那時候,我只剩下勇敢:一千一百哩太平洋屋脊步道尋回的人生》的讀者群


當長達25年的婚姻突然走不下去,弗洛倫斯·威廉姆斯心裡準備好心痛欲裂,但她萬萬沒想到這場離婚會導致她身體出了狀況需要住院。身體的細胞似乎感知我們所面對的孤獨與無力而無法正常運作。弗洛倫斯·威廉姆決定透過前沿的科學來研究她所經歷的社交疼痛(social pain),另外她也指出世俗對於心痛的觀點是錯誤的。




弗洛倫斯·威廉姆斯 (Florence Williams)是《乳房:一段自然與非自然的歷史》(Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History )一書作者,獲得美國洛杉磯時報圖書獎(Los Angeles Times Book Prize),此外還出版《The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative (繁體版權仍在),長期為《紐約時報》《紐約時報雜志》《國家地理》《戶外雜志》《紐約圖書書評》《奧普拉》等報刊撰稿,目前住在華盛頓特區。作者官網: http://www.florencewilliams.com/


"A masterful blend of investigative reporting and personal narrative, chock-full of fascinating insights, gorgeous nature writing and an ample helping of compassion (some of which Williams deservedly reserves for herself)."
― Alexis Burling, San Francisco Chronicle

"This innovative book will have you rooting for Williams to understand her own body’s pain―and, by extension, all of ours."
― Zibby Owens, Katie Couric Media

― People Magazine

"Edifying and entertaining... [A] fascinating, memorable quest to survive and thrive in an often-heartbreaking world."
― BookPage (starred review)

"[A] show-stopping, offbeat story about the science of heartbreak... Unflagging research―[Williams] even flies to London to interview Britain’s first 'minister of loneliness'―and the author’s vulnerability make for an impressive and moving survey. This is a courageous, whirlwind tale of healing and self-discovery."
― Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Complex and thoughtfully researched, [Heartbreak] appealingly chronicles healing from emotional loss and offers fascinating scientific insights into the mechanics and impacts of romantic grief. A provocative and rewarding reading experience."
― Kirkus Reviews

"This surprisingly frank and funny book is what happens when a formidable science journalist turns her powers of observation and inquiry on her own broken heart."
― Bonnie Tsui, author of Why We Swim

"What a powerful book. Williams captures the heartache of divorce and the crooked road back to living. Colorful, imaginative and poignant―Heartbreak tells a gripping story of courage, sex, and adventure packed with all the newest hard science on romance and attachment. I’ve studied love for over 40 years and I was taking notes. It’s a magnificent, wise, and remarkable read!"
― Helen Fisher, author of The Anatomy of Love

"Heartbreak by Florence Williams is a graceful account of losing a marriage and finding another way of being. With vulnerability and veracity, Williams seeks various modes of understanding the physicality of loss. Whoever has felt the blistering heat of a broken heart will thank Florence Williams for a clear moving river of discoveries"
― Terry Tempest Williams, author of Erosion

"I tore through this book, unable to do anything else. Even sleep. Florence Williams has taken the most common form of psychic pain––heartbreak, her heartbreak––and transformed it into a meditative masterwork on what it means to live a good life, with biological and genetic markers and dozens of scientific studies to back up her claims. Awe: remember this word. You will feel it at the end of this book, and it could save your life."
― Deborah Copaken, author of Ladyparts

心碎: 透過科學走過人生低谷

Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey

心碎: 透過科學走過人生低谷