All About Love: New Visions (Paperback)

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Readers of bell hooks’s fiery and eloquent attacks on racism and sexism might be surprised to see her take on the elusive subject of love, but in her own unique way, hooks beautifully weaves her childhood search for that emotion with society’s misuse (and dire need) of it. All About Love takes apart the sentimental and often fleeting aspects of romance, stuck in the muddled urges of sex, and details the problems that arise from the confusion between the two. What hooks does best is reveal that the true force of love lies in its spiritual, redemptive power, which can impact positively on humankind: “When angels speak of love they tell us it is only by loving that we enter an earthly paradise,” she writes. “They tell us paradise is our home and love our true destiny.” –Amazon.com Review by Eugene Holley Jr.

From Publishers WeeklyAll About Love: New Visions
Taking on yet another popular topic in her role as cultural critic, (more…)

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  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars
    Review of all about love New Visions
    I wanted to read this book because I noticed some quotesfrom people I love, such as Teresa of Avila.

  2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Confirmed Some Of My Own Thoughts About Love
    To some degree it felt like I was reading my own thoughts. I noticed that bell hooks and I have read some of the same books. Plus like her I came from a dysfunctional family.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    essential
    I have read and reread this book. I have bought it for friends, given my copies to strangers on the trian who have asked about it, and suggested it to just about everyone i know,…

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very liberating!
    I LOVE this book…read through it very quickly and look forward to reading it again. It did more for me than any “self-help” book I’ve picked up because she explores…

  5. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    A thoughtful, intriguing, and truly enjoyable book
    bell hooks is one of the most gifted intellectuals of our time and this book is one of her best books.

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Brave
    Thankfully, bell hooks is always brave enough to tell it like it is. Love is a verb not a feeling. There is an obvious connection between love as experienced within families and…

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Treatise on Love
    bell hooks’ “all about love” is an excellent treatise on the importance of love in a culture that glorifies greed and self-hate.

  8. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    It goes both ways, Hooks
    I think people who know nothing about love should avoid writing books about it. Hooks knows a bit more about hate. This is obvious from her own words.

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    “Women Give Love, Men Recieve Love”
    I really appreciated bell hooks outlook on romantic love. After reading Erich Fromm, I began to realize she borrowed many principles from his theory on love.

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    An Act of Love
    This is a powerful explanation of something so misunderstood and trivialized. Everybody seems to talk about love as if they know what they’re talking about without really saying…

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