Cover image for Why do fools fall in love? : experiencing the magic, mystery, and meaning of successful relationships
Why do fools fall in love? : experiencing the magic, mystery, and meaning of successful relationships
Levine, Janice R. (Janice Ruth), 1954-
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2001]

Physical Description:
xx, 220 pages ; 19 cm
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
BF575.L8 W54 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

On Order



Thirty-two marriage and family experts set aside their professional personae to explain the wild and wonderful, irrational and passionate mystery of love. Written with simplicity and warmth, this book ultimately illuminates a deep and compassionate vision of what constitutes truly happy long-term relationships. Also included are pearls of wit and wisdom from celebrity couples, including Cokie and Steve Roberts, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, George and Barbara Bush, Christopher Reeve and Dana Morosine, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and others. Why Do Fools Fall in Love? will be cherished by all couples (and aspiring couples) who want to understand and energize that transformative power of love.

Author Notes

Howard Markman is a professor and co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver. He is also the president of the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program designed to help troubled couples.

Markman has written several books on conflicts in relationships including "Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love" and "We Can Work It Out: How to Solve Conflicts, Save Your Marriage, and Strengthen Your Love for Each Other." Markman has also been a guest on 20/20, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and 48 Hours.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

ForewordJohn M. Gottman
1 Behold: The Power of LoveJanice R. Levine
2 Fool2s Love Patricia Love
3 The Myth of PassionJessica Bethoney
4 The Miracle of Love, Or How I Failed the Smelly T-Shirt TestSteven Stosny
5 Love2s Magic: When Embers Turn to FireGeorge Doub
6 The Search for a Soul MateAmy Gerson
7 Wisdom in LoveHenry Grunebaum
8 Fools for LoveSteven Pinker
9 Relationship and Other DifficultiesJames Hollis
10 Falling in Love with LoveFrank Pittman
11 Getting a Kick Out of You: The Jazz Taoist Key to LovePeter Fraenkel
12 The Harder You Fall, the Farther You FallShirley P. Glass
13 The Full MontyPeggy Vaughan and James Vaughan
14 On Love and DevotionCharlie Verge
15 AfterglowScott M. Stanley
16 Embracing the Nature of Love2s Sacred JourneyDee Watts-Jones
17 Marriage as a Beautiful OrdealStephen Gilligan
18 The Sacredness of Marriage: A Personal ReflectionRita M. DeMaria
19 A SHMILY for YouMichael Smalley and Greg Smalley and Gary Smalley
20 The Magic of Older Love: Stoking Your Marital Fires Through the YearsClaudia Arp and David Arp
21 Love the Second Time AroundEmily B. Visher and John S. Visher
22 Since Seventh GradeJohn Fiske and Martie Fiske
23 Reflections on True LoveW. Kim Halford
24 Flavors of LoveWayne M. Sotile and Mary O. Sotile
25 A Love Letter to My Wife After 65 YearsArt Linkletter
26 The Birth of LoveHarville Hendrix
27 Thriving, Not SurvivingKaren Blaisure
28 What Should Fools Find in Love?Wyndol Furman
29 What2s Love Got to Do with It?Lori Gordon
30 10 Traits of LoveAmy K. Olson and David H. Olson
31 Who Took My Prince?Sunny Shulkin
32 Unraveling the Mysteries of LoveHoward J. Markman