Crazy Little Thing Why Love and Sex Drive Us Mad

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  • Copyright: 2011-12-13
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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

Prefacep. xvii
Chapter 1: Brainiacp. 1
You Are Here: The Layout of the Brainp. 1
She Focused Me with Sciencep. 8
Helen and Me on the Ancient Imaginary Plains of Africap. 19
Chapter 2: Love, Birds, and the Lesbian Albatrossesp. 27
Chapter 3: What You See in Them: Ideas on Attractionp. 39
Is She Really Going Out with Him?p. 39
Gibsontonp. 52
The Melancholy Story of the Lobster Boyp. 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
Lindap. 76
The Shaky Bridgep. 93
Chapter 5: Bigfoot the Yentap. 99
Loving the Alienp. 99
Wa-Wa-Weep. 103
Sensitive Sidewaysp. 109
"They're embracing it in you when you can't see it."p. 120
Chapter 6: Genetic Sexual Attractionp. 123
It Sucks to Be Edgat Allan Poep. 123
The Last Taboo: "It wasn't a mother-son relationship, it was a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship"p. 128
GSA in Artp. 130
No Kids Allowed on the Moonp. 138
Chapter 7: The Greatest Breakup Story Ever Toldp. 141
"I am enchanted, I am amazed"p. 141
"My brain was dipped in hell"p. 143
Seeking the Lightp. 151
Chapter 8: Nikki Reynoldsp. 157
Never a Borrowerp. 157
Learning to Forgive Yourselfp. 163
"Quiet little white girls"p. 166
"It was an obsession"p. 171
Two Views on the Teen Brainp. 174
Chapter 9: Down for the Count: Love and Draculaconp. 181
Some People Just Can't Take Death for an Answerp. 181
It Had to Be Herp. 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 Lovep. 209
Divine Madnessp. 209
Not All Bliss Is Domesticp. 214
Mark and Patriciap. 220
Do You and God Have Any Chemistry?p. 224
Nadine Begin: A Future Queen in a Princess Habitp. 225
You Sexy Thing: Objectům-Sexualityp. 231
Epiloguep. 237
About the Authorp. 242
Endnotesp. 243
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