Unruly, unpredictable, love is a maddening deity. He has us singing in the rain or tearing our hair out. Or dueling with his shadows, hate, jealousy and loss. This book, from the award-winning author of MAD, BAD AND SAD: WOMEN AND THE MIND DOCTORS, tangles with the paradoxes of love through the span of our lives--from rapturous love to love in 'marriage', in the family and in friendship. It investigates love's shifts and continuities from the Greeks to the present and examines our present hypersexualized predicaments.