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All About Love: New Visions (Love Song to the Nation #1) (Paperback)

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Every once in a great while, there is a book that breaks your heart

because it is so purely true. bell hooks has a knack for hitting

the nail right on the head, and this meditation of a book is no

exception. Although themes explored here don't necessarily have

that new idea smell, it’s a wonderful book that should be read

aloud with someone you love.

— Louise

Love is a verb instead of a noun—it’s a concept that can change your entire perspective on your way of life. hooks examines this idea on a variety of different levels, from spiritual love to romantic love. She prompts the reader to consider how we have come to view love as merely an abstract feeling rather than an action and contemplates what the consequences of this might be.

— Laura

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A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy.  All About Love reveals 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. 

About the Author


bell hooks was an influential cultural critic, feminist theorist, and writer. Celebrated as one of America’s leading public intellectuals, she was a charismatic speaker and writer who taught and lectured around the world. Previously a professor in the English departments at Yale University and Oberlin College, hooks was the author of more than 17 books, including the New York Times bestseller All About Love: New Visions; Salvation: Black People and Love; Communion: the Female Search for Love, as well as the landmark memoir  Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780060959470
ISBN-10: 0060959479
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: January 30th, 2018
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Love Song to the Nation
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