Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential--And Endangered

Version: Unabridged
Author: Maia Szalavita , Bruce D. Perry
Narrator: Corey M. Snow
Genres: Non-Fiction, Marriage & Family, Psychology
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: September 2015
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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In this unforgettable book, award-winning science journalist Maia Szalavitz and renowned child-psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry explain how empathy develops, why it is essential both to human happiness and for a functional society, and how it is threatened in a modern world.

Author Details

Author Details

Szalavita, Maia

Maia Szalavitz is an award-winning journalist who specializes in science and health. She is the author of Unbroken Brain and Help at Any Cost.

Perry, Bruce D.

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., is the senior fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy (, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston that is dedicated to improving the lives of high-risk children, and he is an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. He is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children.