Since purchasing it, my boyfriend and I have read about half of it. Her androgynously-named friends Jo, Cyn, Quimby are a breed of young urbanites whose romantic connections are highly incestuous to the friend group. Some of the most interesting parts are the way the romance parallels today's modern technologies. Just read slowly the times when he speaks to her with dots and dashes on the table and at the end. This book gives great insight to anxious-avoidant relationships and in understanding how the brain is wired to respond a certain way and how with practice you can essentially learn to identify and stop your Brain's attachment autopilot before it becomes a problem. So it wasn't new technology but it was new enough that apparently only operators knew how it worked, and Nattie is constantly fielding ignorant questions from the public. Re-Wired is an odd mix of great plot, flat spots, and interesting twists especially toward the end.
Cyn's anguish knew no bounds, as she saw what had happened. It ended, well, awkwardly, and then he found a girlfriend in his own city and we lost touch. They're highly obsessed with food, and spend a lot of time getting it around their nosy landladies. The book is a bit prescient in that it presents that unfolding of a romance between two people who first meet as operators over a telegraph wire. The last important thing worth mentioning is the main character, Nattie.
His focus now is on his bar and the occasional criminal clientele. Synthesizing research findings on how and why love lasts drawn from neuroscience, attachment theory, and emotion regulation, this book presents ten guiding principles that can improve any relationship. Soon the author moves the characters away from the telegraph office and the story becomes a series of misunderstandings and unrequited love. The story played out perfectly, with a lovely mixture of comedy, drama and romance. Wired Love: a Romance of Dots and Dashes was beyond its time in multiple ways including the strong female protagonist and the complicated romance. Wired Love shows how little we know and understand about relatively recent writing. They both develop feelings for the other and decide to meet in person.
And also teens mooning over their cellphones! There needs to be an understanding in ourselves of these two components of our brain and, more importantly, depending on our upbringing, we may need to work on understanding what makes our partner tick. But Thayer's story was grounded in Victorian reality. Wired Love is pretty much the opposite of that. Every person is wired for love differently, with different habits, needs, and reactions to conflict. A little conversation begins to be a lot of conversation until it must have been taking up a goodly portion of their working day.
We did end of breaking up, and this book actually helped me see why we dealing with the issues in our relationship. Brad Barkley has never been lucky in love. Nattie is an independent young woman in a time when it wasn't common to be an independent young woman. It really raises the bar by incorporating the most modern discoveries of our brain and neuroscience with how we respond to being in a couple. We are wired very differently for love.
A little simplistically written and some of the anecdotes feel extraneous. This story had me from the first page. Nattie is the icon that we need. Although the girl doesn't think she'll ever meet the man in real life, they do meet, and of course, the tale as old as time occurs, complete with the drama, jealousy, and heartbreak. This book is invaluable in terms of understanding and working on your relationship and loving your partner. Works should be re-experienced as objectively timeless, but rediscovered each time. I had a couple bubble with a past boyfriend and it was like I was on cloud 9.
Also there were no typos that I could find, which is a plus since I consider this to be an indie novel. To view it, The version I read was free through the google play store. Were I sure the invitation was heartfelt, I should be sorely tempted; wouldn't you, Quimby? The public domain kindle version from Amazon has some formatting and typing errors, but it does not badly detract from the story. It's so modern that there's even a mention of cellular phones of the future. It is amazing how wise Ella Cheever Thayer was in her day.
The telegrapher on the other end is sending way too fast for her to decipher, a customer is asking stupid questions, and then she upsets a bottle of ink all over herself. I also liked his analogy of 'ambassadors' and 'primitives'. As a therapist, I found this book very helpful in understanding the need for couples to bond completely in order to keep their relationship alive. On the crowning glory of the feast, on those enticing Charlotte Russes, crowded from the table on to a chair, there was Quimby! I can't stop reading Greg's books! That even basically forgotten midlist novels and one-shot wonders can offer something new. The characters, instead of deepening, flatten into caricature, especially poor Quimby. I only wish she were around now; these are confusing times, and we could use someone with that kind of foresight.
It was a bestseller for ten years, and resurfaced about five years ago thanks to Project Gutenberg. He speaks often of the 'couple bubble'. She worked hard to be successful and wanted it all. The descriptions of life, love and customs of society at that time, as well as the limits of technology are very evident in the story. In all honesty, it reads like a romantic comedy, though it did a good job of surprising me with some of its twists now and then. Stan's work shows us how different parts of our brain respond and how our brains are more sensitive to perceive threat than we are kindness. It ended on a pretty good note.
Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of. I found Nattie to be a rather inscrutable heroine, and her supposed desire to be a writer never rang true and the idea that she needed either great love or great disappointment to precipitate her career nettled me. Cyn smiled at Quimby's anxiety to disclaim intentions no one thought of attributing to him, and turning to Mr. She was a resident of Saugus, Massachusetts. This was a light, entertaining read.