W.W.B. Book Club: "All About Love" by bell hooks

W.W.B Book Club (Women Write Books): A reading group that celebrates women authors in both classic and contemporary works.

This month's book club pick is All About Love by bell hooks.

The acclaimed first volume in bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation"

"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, bell hooks (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 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.

"Each offering from bell hooks is a major event, as she has so much to give us."-- Maya Angelou

bell hooks is a cultural critic, feminist theorist, and writer. Celebrated as one of our nation's leading public intellectual by The Atlantic Monthly, as well as one of Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Could Change Your Life," she is a charismatic speaker who divides her time among teaching, writing, and lecturing around the world. Previously a professor in the English departments at Yale University and Oberlin College, hooks is the author of more than 17 books, including All About Love: New VisionsRememberedRapture: The Writer at WorkWounds of Passion: A Writing LifeBone Black: Memories of GirlhoodKilling Rage: Ending RacismArt on My Mind: Visual Politics; and Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life. She lives in New York City.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
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Chicago, IL 60647
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ISBN: 9780060959470
Availability: Backordered - Currently Unavailable
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018