Cold-Blooded Kindness Neuroquirks of a Codependent Killer,

Cold-Blooded Kindness Neuroquirks of a Codependent Killer,

Or Just Give Me a Shot at Loving You, Dear, and Other Reflections on Helping That Hurts

By Barbara Oakley; David Sloan Wilson (Foreword by)

Prometheus Books, Hardcover, 9781616144197, 387pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

Description
In this searing exploration of deadly codependency, the author takes the reader on a spellbinding voyage of discovery that examines the questions: Are some people naturally too caring? Is caring sometimes a mask for darker motives? Can science help us understand how our concerns for others can hurt everything we hold dear? This gripping story brings extraordinary insight to our deepest questions. Is kindness always the right answer? Is kindness always what it seems?


About the Author


David Sloan Wilson, PhD, is president of the Evolution Institute and SUNY distinguished professor of biology and anthropology at Binghamton University. He applies evolutionary theory to all aspects of humanity, in addition to the biological world. His books include Darwin s Cathedral, Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives, The Neighborhood Project, and Does Altruism Exist?


Praise For Cold-Blooded Kindness Neuroquirks of a Codependent Killer,

"Riveting and disturbing…."
-Joyce Carol Oates

"…[A] masterpiece."
-Dr. Helen Smith

"… [A] terrific book."
-Steven Pinker