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All About Love: New Visions Paperback – January 30, 2018
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"Each offering from bell hooks is a major event, as she has so much to give us."-- Maya Angelou"She provides a refreshing spiritual treatise that steps outside the confines of the intellect and into the wilds of the heart."-- "Seattle Weekly"Like love, this book is worth the commitment."-- "Toronto Sun
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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.
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There were times when the book was a little repetitive, which isn’t necessarily bad (since it emphasized and highlighted the theme she was trying to bring forth) but I found slightly exhausting.
Overall this book is an amazing read. In today’s world, where we find ourselves defining love and all our expectations that come with it as subjective since it is unmeasurable, unlike power and money and status, All about Love serves to question its subjectivity and how this subjectivity is what makes it so hard for people to feel loved.
Most importantly, this book brought up some important questions that I never even thought to question - such as “is giving care and feeling cared for, the same as loving and feeling loved?”
Bella hooks also does a great job with addressing sexism in our society today and the effect it has on individuals.
This book is thought-provoking and enlightening and and a “let’s all feel better as individuals and members of a society” read!
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this new edition printed with crappy, illegible ink on crappy paper: a rip-off. get the older edition.