All About Love: New Visions by Bell HooksAll About Love: New Visions by Bell Hooks

All About Love: New Visions

byBell Hooks

Paperback | January 30, 2018

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"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, 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.

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. P...
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Title:All About Love: New VisionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:January 30, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780060959470

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Confronts the soul and then nourishes I read this book when I was in the midst of a breakup. It felt like the wisdom of a grandmother that I never had. It gently led me to confront my realities and experiences, I can't count how many times the words written resonated with me. I swear by this book and it's been well traveled amongst my friends. I highly recommend it for anyone who has any apprehensions about love in their life.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read One of the best philosophical books ive read about love.
Date published: 2017-06-21

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"Each offering from bell hooks is a major event, as she has so much to give us." (Maya Angelou)