All About Love: New Visions (bell hooks Love Trilogy)
All About Love offers radical new ways to think about love by showing its interconnectedness in our private and public lives. In eleven concise chapters, hooks explains how our everyday notions of what it means to give and receive love often fail us, and how these ideals are established in early... show more
All About Love offers radical new ways to think about love by showing its interconnectedness in our private and public lives. In eleven concise chapters, hooks explains how our everyday notions of what it means to give and receive love often fail us, and how these ideals are established in early childhood. She offers a rethinking of self-love (without narcissism) that will bring peace and compassion to our personal and professional lives, and asserts the place of love to end struggles between individuals, in communities, and among societies. Moving from the cultural to the intimate, hooks notes the ties between love and loss and challenges the prevailing notion that romantic love is the most important love of all. Visionary and original, hooks shows how love heals the wounds we bear as individuals and as a nation, for it is the cornerstone of compassion and forgiveness and holds the power to overcome shame. For readers who have found ongoing delight and wisdom in bell hooks's life and work, and for those who are just now discovering her, All About Love is essential reading and a brilliant book that will change how we think about love, our culture-and one another. "Each offering from bell hooks is a major event, she has so much to give us."--Maya Angelou
Publish date: December 22nd 1999
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Self Help
, Social Movements
, Social Justice
All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks (pseudonym of Gloria Jean Watkins) was the March book from the feminist book club on Goodreads called Our Shared Shelf started by Emma Watson. The title is exactly what this book is about i.e. the study of love in a new light. Each chapter is about a differe...
I really enjoyed this book but all the Christian woowoo about angels and divine love and prayer is what made this 4 stars and not 5. It's really about the theory of love, there isn't much in the way of practicle advice. I marked a lot of parts to write down for further reflection though, always the ...
The Daily Poet is a marvelous set of prompts and ideas for writing -- one for each day of the year! What I love the most about reading these poetic prompts are the little bits of knowledge and insight that open creative doors for me. I learned little things -- little insightful fun things -- about S...
Hmmmm.. I woulda preferred if it had been a little deeper, but the general plot would probably not have grabbed me anyway, so.. Yeah. Hmm.
I read this book the first time about five years ago and really liked it. So last week I checked it out from the library for my mom to read. To get her intersted I tried to read out loud a parigraph. It was dismal. Every other word was love. Now I understand that love is a wonderful topic and that t...