What’s the best way to mend a broken heart? Forget ice cream, wine, and sappy movies. Journalist Meghan Laslocky advises: Read through the pain. From forbidden love in 12th century Paris to the art of crafting the perfect "I’m over you" mix CD, The Little Book of Heartbreak is a quirky exploration of all things lovelorn, including: How serial cheater Ernest Hemingway stole his wife’s job just as their marriage was collapsing. Kinky spells cast by lovesick men in ancient Greece. Painter Oscar Kokoschka’s attempt to get over an ex by creating (and having liaisons with!) her life-size replica. Brooding crooner Morrissey’s personal creed about how romantic love is useless. The surprising science behind heartbreak and love addiction. Insights into the tricky chemistry of monogamy and infidelity, courtesy of tiny rodents. And more!
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