All About Love is a marvelous piece of work written by the marvelously talented Dr. bell hooks. Herein she explores the subject of love. Its meaning, reasons for its elusiveness and ways we can retrieve it.ย 

Quintessential of her works she relates her themes with real life experiences. Drawn from her childhood, academic journey and romantic relationships, Dr. hooks adds that inimitable human touch to the subject matter.ย 

She is inquisitive, bold and unapologetic. 

Twenty one years later, the content herein remains just as relevant and as timeless. 

Dig in!

3 thoughts on “‘ALL ABOUT LOVE’ – A REVIEW

  1. Thank you for this. I am browsing it right now (and shall probably get it – you are slowly, but surely starting to pose a slight danger to my bank account) ๐Ÿ™‚

    In any case, your review has reminded of the below:


    I have just finished translating into Romanian (I am Romanian) the book “The Wisdom of Anxiety” by Sheryl Paul, where there is a whole chapter on love and the reasons why we feel anxiety about it. In the book, Sheryl shares a quote from “The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden” by Robert A. Johnson:

    “Sanskrit has ninety-six words for love; ancient Persian has eighty, Greek three, and English only one. This is
    indicative of the poverty of awareness or emphasis that we give to that tremendously important realm of feeling.
    Eskimos have thirty words for snow, because it is a life and-death matter to them to have exact information
    about the element they live with so intimately. If we had a vocabulary of thirty words for love . . . we would
    immediately be richer and more intelligent in this human element so close to our heart. An Eskimo probably would
    die of clumsiness if he had only one word for snow; we are close to dying of loneliness because we have only one word for love. Of all the Western languages, English may be the most lacking when it comes to feeling.”


    Your review also made me think of Edith Eger’s work – “The Choice” and “The Gift”. I highly recommend both. Wonderful.

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    1. Hey ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      Your dollars will be going to be a good cause ๐Ÿ˜‚

      That’s very telling. That the entire English language has only word for love! I hadn’t known that. Thank you for the insight.

      “The Choice” and “The Gift”, I shall look for them.

      Thank you for making time ๐Ÿ˜Š


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