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We're taught to think of love as something that happens to us. It's a magical but altogether passive experience. In her deeply personal and emphatic All about Love, renowned social activist and feminist bell hooks asserts that, in fact, love is a choice we must all make and it's not nearly as abstract or elusive as many of us have come to believe. The book not only explores the role of love in our lives and the ways our culture has distorted its meaning, but guides us — with clear definitions and examples — toward a better understanding of how to cultivate it. If you've ever wondered why some relationships stand the test of time while others crumble, you should read this book.
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"The word 'love' is most often defined as a noun, yet... we would all love to better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provacative and intensely personel, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness.

As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question "What is love?" her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society's failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for the individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the "100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life." All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.

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From one of America's most revered thinkers offers radical new ways to think about love, and examines the relationship between love and sexuality, and the connections between the public and the private.

About the Author

Bell Hooks is a cultural critic, feminist theorist, and writer. Celebrated as one of our nation's leading public intellectual by The Atlantic Monthly, as well as one of Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Could Change Your Life," she is a charismatic speaker who divides her time among teaching, writing, and lecturing around the world. Previously a professor in the English departments at Yale University and Oberlin College, hooks is the author of more than 17 books, including All About Love: New Visions; RememberedRapture: The Writer at Work; Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life; Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood; Killing Rage: Ending Racism; Art on My Mind: Visual Politics; and Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life. She lives in New York City.

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Craig Ensz, September 5, 2014 (view all comments by Craig Ensz)
Love can be both long lasting and a short slap in the face. It all depends on you. Bell Hooks takes a close and intimate look at all of the facets of love with a clean and poignant eye. When death ended my 35 year marriage in 2010 my close friends told me how it was one of those few and special ones based on true love. Bell Hooks reaffirms the devotion and responsibility missing in so many marriages today.
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hb3, December 29, 2006 (view all comments by hb3)
All About Love is a great overview of how our society engages and often manipulates the concept of love. Great for anyone who is questioning the "ideals" and beliefs that our families and cultures have ingrained in us. I suggest reading it with a journal nearby because of the constant reflections that come up. You may need to read it a few times to really reflect on all of hooks' incredible insights. This work is well paired with hooks' "The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060959470
Author:
hooks, bell
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Hooks, Bell
Location:
New York
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Feminist ethics
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Recovery
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
bell hooks Love Trilogy (Paperback)
Series Volume:
ERDC/CRREL TR-01-1
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.12x5.32x.65 in. .45 lbs.

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We're taught to think of love as something that happens to us. It's a magical but altogether passive experience. In her deeply personal and emphatic All about Love, renowned social activist and feminist bell hooks asserts that, in fact, love is a choice we must all make and it's not nearly as abstract or elusive as many of us have come to believe. The book not only explores the role of love in our lives and the ways our culture has distorted its meaning, but guides us — with clear definitions and examples — toward a better understanding of how to cultivate it. If you've ever wondered why some relationships stand the test of time while others crumble, you should read this book.

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