All About Love
By bell hooks
A deep dive into what creates a polarised society, and how to heal these divisions and instill 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 icon 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.
All About Love is a New York Times bestseller, enduring classic, and the acclaimed first volume in bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy — a powerful, timely affirmation of just how profoundly her revelations can change hearts and minds for the better.
Read if you: feel a lot of apprehension standing up to help when you see someone in need, and often end up just watching as someone else swoops in instead.