“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 & on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative & intensely personal, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, & feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people & a society bereft with lovelessness. As bell hooks uses her incisive mind & razor-sharp pen to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart.

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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.

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