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    • The Book of Human Emotions

    • From Ambiguphobia to Umpty: 154 Words from Around the World for How We Feel
    • By: Tiffany Watt Smith
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Recent research suggests there are only six basic emotions. But if that makes you feel uneasy, suspicious, and maybe even a little bereft, The Book of Human Emotions is for you. In this unique book, you'll get to travel across the world and through time, learning how different cultures have articulated the human experience and picking up some fascinating new knowledge about yourself along the way.

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Schadenfreude

    • The Joy of Another's Misfortune
    • By: Tiffany Watt Smith
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
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    We all know the pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune. The Germans named this delight in another's failure schadenfreude (from schaden damage, and freude, joy), and it has perplexed philosophers and psychologists for centuries. Schadenfreude illuminates this hidden emotion, inviting listeners to reflect on its pleasures and how we use other people's miseries to feel better about ourselves. With its exploratory, evocative form, it weaves examples from literature, philosophy, film, and music together with personal observation and historical and cultural analysis.

    Regular price: $22.80