All About Love by Bell Hooks, published by William Morrow (the book cover is red with the title and author's name in large black lower-case serif font; the title is italicised. Four white horizontal parrallel lines run between the words. Each line is a different hand-drawn pattern)

Bell Hooks - All About Love: New Visions


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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, first published in 2000. 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.


paperback  |  272 pages  |  210x145mm

first published 2000 

also available:
bell hooks - Ain't I A Woman   paperback

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Feminist books
Non-fiction & essays


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