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How to Love: Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart
     

How to Love: Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

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by Gordon Livingston
 

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Dr. Gordon Livingston's books have resonated with readers as universally and deeply as earlier books by M. Scott Peck, Rollo May, and Erich Fromm. Now, Gordon Livingston—a physician of the human heart, a philosopher of human psychology—offers an urgently needed meditation on who best (and who best not) to love—and how best to love.

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Dr. Gordon Livingston's books have resonated with readers as universally and deeply as earlier books by M. Scott Peck, Rollo May, and Erich Fromm. Now, Gordon Livingston—a physician of the human heart, a philosopher of human psychology—offers an urgently needed meditation on who best (and who best not) to love—and how best to love. Dr. Livingston's primary focus in this new book is on helping us to recognize in ourselves and in others constellations of character traits and what those traits imply both with regard to compatibility and future conduct. As in his previous books, here are Dr. Livingston's trademark gifts—an unerring sense of what is important, and what Elizabeth Edwards has characterized as “his unapologetic directness and his embracing compassion”—again deployed to provide readers everywhere with a much-needed alternative to the trial-and-error learning that makes wisdom such an expensive commodity.

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Baltimore Sun, 5/31/09
“Livingston writes clearly, knowledgeably and with a wry humor as he discusses personality types to avoid (narcissists are No.1), virtues to look for and to inculcate in ourselves (flexibility ranks high) and ways to improve relationships (try reciprocal kindness)…A must-read.”

Boston Globe,, 6/7/09
“As gracefully written as Erich Fromm’s classic The Art of Loving, How to Love recognizes the things in love that last, and may alter the way you look at others and yourself.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738212807
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.86(d)

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Gordon Livingston, MD, is a psychiatrist and writer whose three previous books—Only Spring; Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart; and And Never Stop Dancing—have been published in more than 22 countries. He lives and works in Columbia, Maryland.

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How to Love: Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Chimmi More than 1 year ago
I intend to give copies of this book to anyone contemplating marriage, partnership, "hooking up" or whatever term might be used when considering joining in loving companionship with another human being. In his characteristic straight forward, no-nonsense manner, the author lets us know that we all have the ability to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to selecting a person with whom to share our lives--and then gives us the qualities we should avoid like the plague as well as the qualities we should seek out and cherish. An excellent book!
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-Kel- More than 1 year ago
I read this book and loved it, it has changed the way I make choices about relationships. I have so far bought 15 copies for friends who need to learn why their life keeps going in circles or nowhere at all. Buy it, read it, love it and then start loving in a much better way.