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Love For No Reason: 7 Steps to Creating a Life of Unconditional Love Hardcover – December 28, 2010

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; First Free Press Edition edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439165025
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439165027
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


Marci Shimoff has her finger on the pulse of the greatest evolutionary leap in the history of humanity—our leap out of fear into the attitudinal matrix of love. In Love for No Reason, she provides to the world…a compelling case for the power of love. This book has answers. And Marci Shimoff is a worthy guide.”
from the Foreword by Marianne Williamson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love

Love for No Reason helps us establish a foundation of unconditional love that supports greater happiness in our lives. Poignant stories and Marci Shimoff’s characteristic insights guide us to understand at a visceral level how we can love for no reason.”
--Dr. Mehmet Oz, coauthor of YOU: Raising Your Child

“Marci Shimoff has written another life-changing book. In Love for No Reason, she lays out a powerful and comprehensive program that anyone can do to experience a more lasting state of unconditional love. If you want to experience inner fulfillment on a whole new level, read this book.”—Jack Canfield, New York Times bestselling author of The Success Principles and cocreator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series

"Marci Shimoff once again touches the heart with her new book, Love for No Reason... a guide to creating a life of love and happiness that saturates your soul. Thank you. Marci, for this important and inspiring book." --Mariel Hemingway, Award-winning actress, author of Healthy Living from the Inside Out

"Love for No Reason is a brilliant how-to guide for expanding your capacity to

love. Highly recommended."

--John Gray, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

"There are thousands of books that educate us on how to give and receive love. But this unique and powerful book does that and more--it shows us how to BE love, which is what we are at the most profound root of the Self."
-- Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center and author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential

"In ways both profound and practical, this book shows you proven ways to open the gates of love. Grounded in brain science, and illuminated by spirit, it helps you find the love that's already in you and around you. Funny, warm, and with lots of practical suggestions, Marci Shimoff’s voice is with you in every page, like a good friend speaking from the heart."
--Rick Hanson, Ph.D, author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

"This is perhaps the most important book a person could ever read. Love for No Reason is about who we are at our core, and it shows us that the societies we create and the lives we live are a product of how we love. Marci Shimoff not only offers hope, she gives us a roadmap showing what we can do to improve our lives and the lives of others." --Roko Belic, Academy Award-nominated film director, Genghis Blues and Happy

"Love it! Marci Shimoff has written another book that will help millions of people. It comes in exactly the right doses of insight, research, compassion, and human, heartfelt sharing. Love for No Reason is a gem with loads of helpful information that’s instantly applicable! And the reminder that love conquers all is the exact prescription for what the world needs most today."
--Mike Dooley, author of the NY Times bestseller Infinite Possibilities

"What the world needs now is Marci Shimoff and her extraordinary handbook on

how unconditional love can end heartache, feed the soul, and light the world."

--Lynne McTaggart, author of the bestsellers The Field and The Intention Experiment

About the Author

Marci Shimoff is a celebrated transformational leader and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. In addition to authoring the worldwide bestseller Happy for No Reason, she is the coauthor of six of the top-selling titles in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and a featured teacher in the international movie and book sensation The Secret. President and cofounder of The Esteem Group, Marci delivers keynote addresses and seminars to corporations, women’s associations, and professional and non-profit organizations. Over the past 28 years, Marci has inspired millions of people around the world, sharing her breakthrough methods for personal fulfillment and professional success.

Carol Kline is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and the coauthor of Happy for No Reason and five books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Often called "the voice of her generation," Marianne Williamson has been lecturing on spirituality since 1983. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers: A Return to Love; A Woman's Worth; Illuminata; The Healing of America; and Illuminated Prayers. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Marianne continues to inspire audiences on a global scale as she lectures internationally in the fields of spirituality and new thought.

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Customer Reviews

This is a very practical book full of great insight and inspiration!
This book aims at showing us how to live in the state of unconditional love all the time.
Foodie Designer
And the stories of people's transforming experiences with love are pure inspiration.
suzanne lawlor

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

83 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Debra Poneman on January 4, 2011
Format: Hardcover
When I was given a copy of Marci Shimoff's Love for No Reason, my first thought was, "I adored Marci's last book, Happy for No Reason, but do we really need another book on love?" I mean, if you do an Amazon search for books on love, there are almost 300,000....hmmmmm...

With my skepticism intact, I sat down and began to read the book (which, by the way, is a page turner - unusual for a self help book!) and all I can think now is, "How can I get a copy into the hands of everyone I hold dear in my life?" Love for No Reason is unlike any other book on love (and I've read many). The quotes are inspiring, the stories from Marci's own life and other's are tremendously moving, the wisdom is deep and profound, and most importantly, the exercises and action steps are simple and clear so that you can immediately start using them and experience very real results in your own life (and your own heart!).

I often find books on love to be too theoretical or mostly just about romantic love. Although this book gives great fresh advice on the subject of romantic love, it can also realistically transform all relationships, even your's with yourself, so that every moment of every day you are grounded in love and love is leading the way.

I read the book cover to cover and now keep it by my bedside to read something inspiring before I go to sleep!
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Foodie Designer on January 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Love for No Reason: 7 Steps to Creating a Life of Unconditional Love by Marci Shimoff and Carol Kline exceeded my expectations. The book details how to love oneself and others...unconditionally. You the great Masters have done. Buddha, Gandhi, Jesus, Meher Baba (lesser known, but he coined the phrase, "Don't worry, be happy.")

You might be thinking, well, the masters achieved unconditional love, but how can I? Before reading this book, the closest I came to experiencing someone who is about unconditional love is with my spiritual teacher. I was on a weekend retreat, and we were in silence. We were to hug and look at each other in the eyes...when my teacher hugged me, I actually felt the heat from her heart against me! Her eyes were pure love looking into me. . I never thought I could reach that stage of development.

Until now.

This book aims at showing us how to live in the state of unconditional love all the time. Shimoff writes: "When you love and accept yourself completely, your old patterns of beating yourself up, criticizing and condemning yourself dissolve. Instead, your appreciation of others and your fulfillment in life grow."

Shimoff herself was challenged in finding love while writing this book, as she both divorced her husband and lost her beloved mother. But her research--she interviewed 150 people who had found unconditional love and the empirical evidence backing up findings on love--helped her discover love herself.

One of the key issues is that most of us are looking for love outside ourselves when unconditional love lies within. The cool thing is, Shimoff's research reveals how to make unconditional love happen with in us.

Part I lays out a new paradigm for love.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Susan Donlon on December 5, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book provides some great insights into experiencing love and passion for yourself, others and dare I say, even your work! It's an inspiring book based on the idea that instead of trying to get the love you want from the outside, you bring love to everyone and everything around you. Another potent, life transforming idea is that of truly experiencing your emotions and feelings that come up, instead of masking or covering them over with distraction. This in turn enables you to experience true love and passion and you become a whole, centered person.

Another book I highly recommend is by Ariel & Shya Kane called How to Have A Match Made in Heaven. In their book, the Kanes present real life examples thru dialogue and accompanying videos of them working with clients in a question / answer format. The reader is taken on a journey of the client's transformations into ease, love and passion. Both books are recommended for anyone looking to open the doorway to loving fully in their own lives.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Bill Bauman on December 30, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I've devoured Marci Shimoff's new book in depth--much more than I do with most books I read. In short, I found this profound book on love to be utterly magnificent! Marci so powerfully and sensitively captures the essence and spirit of unconditional love. I was often deeply moved by her touching words, tender stories and personal style. I found my heart gently massaged by her message and uplifted by the very spirit of love--which somehow quietly leapt off the page into the healing spaces of my depths. Most books are quite informational, but few books are deeply transformational--Love for No Reason is, in spades. I'm fortunate to know Marci personally--when it comes to love and loving, Marci Shimoff is the real deal!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dr. LeslieBeth Wish on January 16, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Regardless of your personal issues--anger, addictions, unhappiness and disappointment in love and life etc.--I strongly recommend that you first read "Love for No Reason." Use this book as a tool for developing a new love mindset and for stimulating new neural connections for kindness and acceptance for self and others in your brain! Just as you can't build a house on sand, you can't build your own house on a shaky foundation. Yes--buy other self-books that speak to you, but begin with "Love for No Reason." I have seen Marci Shimoff's concepts of unconditional love for the self and of being love work for my clients. I am both a psychologist and licensed clinical social worker, working with women and their love issues. My clients have taught me that one of the first things to do is address their struggles with self-acceptance. Marci Shimoff's starting point originates in unconditional love of yourself. When you respect what you've overcome and honor your efforts, you grow love from within--which then increases the potential for love in other. "Love for No Reason" is a terrific recipe of inspiration and practical exercises for being loving and bringing love. Big Five Stars!
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