Firstly, I am not a scientist. This is a well constructed book about the way the brain works in relation to emotions. It covers grief, loss, anger, anxiety and love etc. All human emotion is discussed. What marks this book out from most is the quality and sensitivity of the author's writing. The style is easy to read, and easy to relate to. The actual neuroscience parts I skimmed a bit. But I got the gist and I shall read this again. Probably more than once. I read it cover to cover at first, I shall go back and dip into the subjects that I am most interested in. To sum up, this is an easy read concerning what could be a difficult subject. It works as a cover to cover read and as a reference on a need to know basis. Highly recommended for the bookshelf.