Bite-size entries on emotions from the universal to the utterly specific. How do you feel? Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Is your stomach tight with nerves? Are you falling in love? Feeling a bit miffed? Are you antsy with 'iktsuarpok' or giddy with 'dépaysement'?
'The Book of Human Emotions' is a gleeful and thoughtful collection of 156 feelings, both rare and familiar. Tiffany Watt Smith covers the globe and draws on history, anthropology, science, art, literature, music and popular culture to explore them. Each emotion has its own story, and reveals the strange forces that shape our rich and varied internal worlds.
You’ll discover feelings you never knew you had – like 'basorexia', the sudden urge to kiss someone – uncover secret histories of boredom and confidence, and gain unexpected insights into why we feel the way we do.
Originally published in hardback in September 2015.