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The Resource Unrequited : women and romantic obsession, Lisa A. Phillips

Unrequited : women and romantic obsession, Lisa A. Phillips

Label
Unrequited : women and romantic obsession
Title
Unrequited
Title remainder
women and romantic obsession
Statement of responsibility
Lisa A. Phillips
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Lisa A.,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalkers
  • Stalking
  • Unrequited love
Label
Unrequited : women and romantic obsession, Lisa A. Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The unwanted woman -- Do you love me? The allure of unsatisfied desire -- Holding out. Following the script of unrequited love -- Erotic melancholy. Lovesickness as a label of shame -- Boy chasers. The (fe)male urge to pursue -- Falling from the stars. Losing yourself to the narcissism of unrequited love -- The gender pass. Female stalkers and their invisible victims -- Crush. Unrequited love as girl power -- Primal teacher. The transformational power of unrequited love --Letting go. How obsession ends
Control code
879583319
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 291 pages
Isbn
9780062114013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)879583319
Label
Unrequited : women and romantic obsession, Lisa A. Phillips
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The unwanted woman -- Do you love me? The allure of unsatisfied desire -- Holding out. Following the script of unrequited love -- Erotic melancholy. Lovesickness as a label of shame -- Boy chasers. The (fe)male urge to pursue -- Falling from the stars. Losing yourself to the narcissism of unrequited love -- The gender pass. Female stalkers and their invisible victims -- Crush. Unrequited love as girl power -- Primal teacher. The transformational power of unrequited love --Letting go. How obsession ends
Control code
879583319
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 291 pages
Isbn
9780062114013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)879583319

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