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Best of the Book Nook: The Biology of Love, by Dr. Arthur Janov


"The Primal Scream" by Dr. Arthur Janov was an influential and controversial book. Twenty years ago I recorded my only interview with Dr. Janov to discuss his book "The Biology of Love." We were joined on the program that day by his wife France Janov. During the interview we had a discussion about his "primal scream therapy," how the idea for it came about, and how it is supposed to work.

Dr. Janov died in 2017.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.