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Florence Williams

Biography

Florence Williams

Florence Williams is the author of BREASTS, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and THE NATURE FIX. A contributing editor at Outside magazine, her writing has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic and many other outlets. She lives in Washington, DC.

Florence Williams

Books by Florence Williams

by Florence Williams - Memoir, Nonfiction

When her 25-year marriage unexpectedly falls apart, journalist Florence Williams expects the loss to hurt. What she doesn’t expect is that she’ll end up in the hospital, examining close-up the way our cells listen to loneliness. She travels to the frontiers of the science of “social pain” to learn why heartbreak hurts so much and why so much of the conventional wisdom about it is wrong. Searching for insight as well as personal strategies to game her way back to health, Williams tests her blood for genetic markers of grief, undergoes electrical shocks in a laboratory while looking at pictures of her ex, and ventures to the wilderness in search of awe as an antidote to loneliness.