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A thoughtful, gleeful encyclopedia of emotions, both broad and outrageously specific, from throughout history and around the world.

Have you ever tried to describe a feeling and failed? Don’t despair any longer! Whether you want to feel smug and impress your friends or just want to communicate how hygge (the Danish word for cozy) you feel at home on a winter night, The Book of Human Emotions is for you.

In this unique audiobook, you’ll learn the stories behind the names for some of our most anguished emotions, both familiar (love, rage) and unfamiliar (litost, greng-jai). For instance, did you know that Kierkegaard was the first person to identify anxiety as its own emotion? Or that apathy comes from the Greek roots a (without) and pathos (passion)?

Besides, aren’t you curious what Nginyiwarrarringu means?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The tasteful drama in Suzanne Toren’s urbane performance makes this a most enjoyable audio to hear. Her creative phrasing and historical sensibilities leaves no meaning or nuance unexpressed…Though Smith’s thinking is manifestly abstract or even academic…Suzanne Toren’s vocal engagement will make a lot of listeners hear it in a more personal way. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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  • In a world dominated by technology, it is comforting to have Tiffany Watt Smith serve as a guide through the dark woods of our emotions and to remind us: There's a WORD for that. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools and The Art of X-Ray Reading
  • “It’s an eye-opening read perusing words with a multitude of origins that capture shades and flavors of emotions…Well worth checking out.”

    Forbes

  • “Spend a little time learning these words, and it just may help you to understand emotions better.”

    Inc.

  • “Charming.”

    New York magazine

  • “One fun and breezy read.”

    New York Post

  • “In a world dominated by technology, it is comforting to have Tiffany Watt Smith serve as a guide through the dark woods of our emotions and to remind us: there’s a word for that.”

    Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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