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Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We LikeUser Review - Brian Clegg - Goodreads
I have to start this review with a confession and an apology to the author. When the book arrived for review in 2010 (no, not a typo), I was totally fed up with books about different human emotions ... Read full review
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Review: How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We LikeUser Review - Goodreads
It is confusing to me that a book about pleasure could end up being such a shallow and unsatifying read. Perhaps there is some meta-meaning there. Everything for Bloom circles back to essentialism ...
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