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Crazy Little Thing" is a look at why people want to be in love and the burbling, boiling soup of endorphins, hormones, and neurotransmitters that spill from the brain to make them do things that would otherwise be viewed as insane. Langley reveals the control that chemicals have in a hilarious, confounding--and too strange to be anything but true--look at love.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1: Brainiac||p. 1|
|You Are Here: The Layout of the Brain||p. 1|
|She Focused Me with Science||p. 8|
|Helen and Me on the Ancient Imaginary Plains of Africa||p. 19|
|Chapter 2: Love, Birds, and the Lesbian Albatrosses||p. 27|
|Chapter 3: What You See in Them: Ideas on Attraction||p. 39|
|Is She Really Going Out with Him?||p. 39|
|The Melancholy Story of the Lobster Boy||p. 58|
|Chapter 4: "The Ballad of Burt and Linda"||p. 67|
|If You Break Up with New York, Can You Still Be Friends?||p. 67|
|The Shaky Bridge||p. 93|
|Chapter 5: Bigfoot the Yenta||p. 99|
|Loving the Alien||p. 99|
|Sensitive Sideways||p. 109|
|"They're embracing it in you when you can't see it."||p. 120|
|Chapter 6: Genetic Sexual Attraction||p. 123|
|It Sucks to Be Edgat Allan Poe||p. 123|
|The Last Taboo: "It wasn't a mother-son relationship, it was a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship"||p. 128|
|GSA in Art||p. 130|
|No Kids Allowed on the Moon||p. 138|
|Chapter 7: The Greatest Breakup Story Ever Told||p. 141|
|"I am enchanted, I am amazed"||p. 141|
|"My brain was dipped in hell"||p. 143|
|Seeking the Light||p. 151|
|Chapter 8: Nikki Reynolds||p. 157|
|Never a Borrower||p. 157|
|Learning to Forgive Yourself||p. 163|
|"Quiet little white girls"||p. 166|
|"It was an obsession"||p. 171|
|Two Views on the Teen Brain||p. 174|
|Chapter 9: Down for the Count: Love and Draculacon||p. 181|
|Some People Just Can't Take Death for an Answer||p. 181|
|It Had to Be Her||p. 186|
|"Do not let evil into your heart. It will make a home there"||p. 191|
|"It's not okay not to be loved"||p. 202|
|Chapter 10: Spiritual Love||p. 209|
|Divine Madness||p. 209|
|Not All Bliss Is Domestic||p. 214|
|Mark and Patricia||p. 220|
|Do You and God Have Any Chemistry?||p. 224|
|Nadine Begin: A Future Queen in a Princess Habit||p. 225|
|You Sexy Thing: Objectům-Sexuality||p. 231|
|About the Author||p. 242|
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