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Dr. Tiffany Watt Smith is a cultural historian and author of The Book of Human Emotions. In 2014, she was named a BBC New Generation Thinker, and her TED talk The History of Emotions has over 1.5 million views. She is currently a Wellcome Trust research fellow at the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London. In her previous career, she was a theater director.

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Schadenfreude: The Joy of A...

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The Book of Human Emotions:...

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“There are some emotions which are so quiet that they slip past before we’ve even had a chance to spot them, like that momentary sense of comfort which makes your hand reach out for a familiar brand at the supermarket.”
Tiffany Watt Smith, The Book of Human Emotions: An Encyclopaedia of Feeling from Anger to Wanderlust

“Envy amplifies other people's successes, and makes our own seem paler by comparison.”
Tiffany Watt Smith, Schadenfreude: The Joy of Another's Misfortune

“The history of our desires is the story of how e lose ourselves to them.”
Tiffany Watt Smith, The Book of Human Emotions: From Ambiguphobia to Umpty -- 154 Words from Around the World for How We Feel

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