Amir Levine, M.D. is an adult, child, and adolescent
psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He graduated from the residency
program at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University and
for the past few years Amir has been conducting neuroscience
research at Columbia under the mentorship of Nobel Prize Laureate
Eric Kandel. Amir also has a passion for working with patients and
it is in this context, while working with mothers and children in a
therapeutic nursery, that he first discovered the power of
attachment theory. His clinical work together with his deep
understanding of the brain from a neuroscientist's perspective
contribute to his appreciation of attachment theory and its
remarkable effectiveness in helping to heal patients. Amir lives in
New York City.
Rachel Heller, M.A. studied at Columbia University with some of the most prominent scholars in the field of social psychology. She now works with families and couples as a psychologist in private practice. Rachel lives in Israel.
"Over a decade after its publication, one book on dating has people
firmly in its grip."
-The New York Times
"Amir Levine and Rachel Heller have written a very smart book: It is clear, easy to read and insightful. It's a valuable tool whether you are just entering a relationship with a new partner or-as in my case--even after you've been married 21 years, and had thought you knew everything about your spouse."
"Anyone who has been plagued by that age-old question-'What is his deal?"-could benefit from a crash course in attachment theory."
"The authors have distilled years of attachment theory research on the nature of human relationships into a practical, highly readable guide."
--John B. Herman, M.D., Associate Chief of Psychiatry and Distinguished Scholar of Medical Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"Based on twenty-five years of research, laced with vivid and instructive examples, and enriched with interesting and well-designed exercises, the book provides deep insights and invaluable skills that will benefit every reader."
--Phillip R. Shaver, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis and Past President, International Association for Relationship Research
"Chock-full of tips, questionnaires, and case studies, this is a solidly researched and intriguing approach to the perennial trials of looking for love in all the right places and improving existing relationships."
"A practical, enjoyable guide to forming rewarding romantic relationships."
"This book is both fascinating and fun. Attached will help every reader understand whom they are attracted to as partners, why, and what they can do to reach fulfillment in love. I enjoyed every moment."
--Janet Klosko, PhD., co-author of the bestselling Reinventing Your Life
"A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship."
--John Gray, PhD., bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus