Jonah Lehrer is a writer, and the author of A Book About Love, How We Decide, and Proust Was a Neuroscientist. He graduated from Columbia University and studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He's written for The New Yorker, Nature, Wired, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
"Here is my deliberately short review: It is a good book."-Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution "The amazing thing that starts to happen, in pages I wanted to dislike, is that the anecdotes and insights made me stop thinking about Lehrer-stop noticing and interrogating his defensive notations-and instead, started taking measure of my own ability to love."-Nathan Deuel, Los Angeles Times "The animating idea of his intriguing new book is that two opposing psychological laws, habituation and love, shape much of human experience... Lehrer uses scores of detailed vignettes to traverse a complicated intellectual landscape, eventually arriving at modern theories of love.... Lehrer is a talent..."-Matt McCarthy, USA Today "Jonah Lehrer has a lot to offer the world... The book is interesting on nearly every page... Good writers make writing look easy, but what people like Lehrer do is not easy at all."-David Brooks, The New York Times Book Review