Born For Love: Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered by Bruce D PerryBorn For Love: Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered by Bruce D Perry

Born For Love: Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered

byBruce D Perry

Paperback | April 5, 2011

Pricing and Purchase Info

$17.82 online 
$19.99 list price save 10%
Earn 89 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores


“Bruce Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist.”<_o3a_p>

—Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia<_o3a_p>


Born for Love is the definitive book on empathy. Renowned psychiatrist Bruce Perry has appeared on Oprah, CNN, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and other programs as an expert in this hot area of neuroscience, and has been cited as such in Newsweek, the New York Times, and The New Yorker (in a story written by Malcolm Gladwell). He and co-writer Maia Szalavitz explore empathy’s startling importance in human evolution and its significance for our children and our society. The authors of The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog present a powerful case that love is essential…and endangered. <_o3a_p>

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, w...
Title:Born For Love: Why Empathy Is Essential--and EndangeredFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:April 5, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061656798

ISBN - 13:9780061656798

Look for similar items by category:


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Great book for increasing knowledge around trauma and neurodevelopment! Highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read for all This book is a great introduction for those seeking better understanding of "why". Dr. Perry's insight into the world of trauma is so vital to so many of the "problems" into todays society.
Date published: 2013-08-02

Editorial Reviews

“Strikingly original and thought-provoking, Born for Love explores the crucially important role empathy plays in all of our lives. It should be required reading for every parent, partner, and friend.”