All About Love

All About Love

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The acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation," All About Love is a revelation about what causes a polarized society and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and workplaces.

"The word 'love' is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love 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 provocative and intensely personal, renowned scholar, cultural critic and feminist bell hooks offers a proactive new ethic for a society bereft with lovelessness--not the lack of romance, but the lack of care, compassion, and unity. People are divided, she declares, by society's failure to provide a model for learning to love.

As bell hooks uses her incisive mind to explore the question "What is love?" her answers strike at both the mind and heart. 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 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, timely affirmation of just how profoundly her revelations can change hearts and minds for the better.

Publisher: New York :, William Morrow,, 2018, ©2001.
Edition: First William Morrow paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780060959470
Branch Call Number: 306. 7 HOO
Characteristics: xxix, 238 pages ; 21 cm


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Oct 14, 2020

Really solid read. I love how effortlessly Bell Hooks breaks down seemingly abstract concepts into concrete ideas using simple language. Unlike so much theory, the way Hooks talks about representations of love in media, or collective love ethic, or patriarchy or feminism in this work, never feels heady, deterministic or nihilistic. Instead her explanations and solutions are simple, and her encouragement to act on these ideas is motivating.

Jun 01, 2019

Forms a trilogy with the books "Salvation" and "Communion."

Dec 26, 2018

Great perspective on love and types of love.

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Jul 31, 2014

All About Love by bell hooks is the best book I have ever read on the subject. Not only is this book about personal relationships, but it defines the core of all of life. Love is about humanity, and how each person relates to the world. The information in this book can be applied to any situation. It is a guide for living, really. If you can change your definition of love, what it really means and how it is truly expressed, you can change your life. If enough people do that, we can change the world.

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