Diane sheds light on many of the famous love stories of the past.
For instance, it was the medieval Italians who favored diamond rings because "of their superstition that diamonds were created from the flames of love."
Like her other books, this one was clearly written, easy on the eyes, clever, witty, and packed with interesting out-of-the-way information.
I love Diane Ackerman's rich writing. It's a wonder to get through one of her books and have an understanding of things
that you have not seen in pictures, but have only had... Read more
The author does her usual outstanding job of good research combined with excellent storytelling to create a very readable book. Well wirth the read.Published 22 months ago by qcarroll
One of my favorite books is Natural History of the Senses by Ackerman. I was looking forward to reading this book and am struggling to get through it. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Edward A. Gelb
As in her book "A Natural History of the Senses," Diane Ackerman explores her topic in depth and with gusto. Read morePublished on November 2, 2012 by Sherrie Vavrichek
this is a book with a lot of descriptions and very little meaningful content. i get the feeling this book wants to be a collection of stories from the life of diane ackerman but... Read morePublished on July 18, 2012 by serge gainsbourg
This amazingly poetic writer touches on every aspect of love, from historical, through anthropological to erotic, then on to familial, religious, cultural. Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by judy ransom