All About Love - bell hooks

All About Love

By bell hooks

  • Release Date: 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
Score: 4.5
From 570 Ratings


A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy.  All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, 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 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. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful, timely affirmation of just how profoundly her revelations can change hearts and minds for the better. 


  • More for female

    By Manny Jordan 23
    The book had some interesting points and viewpoint about love, but overall mostly a book that should be read by woman. Not to say that men can’t learn something from reading this book
  • Touched my heart

    By 101redbaby
    Everyone should read this. Alot of wonderful points and very eye opening
  • Dissertation Feels

    By Positive Ashley
    I heard so much rap about this book from so many people so I finally picked it up in March and it took me until May to finish it. I’m typically an avid reader and I realized what slowed me up is the moment I realized this book wasn’t a novel about love but moreso a dissertation or research paper. Bell Hooks references a lot of other sources regarding love topics. I was completely expecting a novel with characters, climax and close. Did I learn something? Of course… but I gave a 3 out of 5 because of all of the reference points and people. If it were a self help book I would have given the book an extra star.
  • mostly amazing

    By sqwillysqwanka
    the whole book is great except the last chapter which isn’t even worth reading
  • all about love

    By kimberscape
    I love this book. bell hooks was a wise woman. She makes many excellent points in this book that I plan to carry with me forever.
  • Eye-opening

    By Totally_Wild
    A perspective on love that I didn’t know before. It makes you really wonder what love is and the lack thereof in our lives. I choose love.
  • Love: Living On Valued Energy

    By GOAL-Digger
    This book changed my soul beyond measure, thank you.
  • Fantastic

    By KidFlashRX
  • Lessons learned

    By pixelsonicandtails
    Hooks tells a lot of truths in her advisory of love. There is a lot to learn and to take into consideration in this book.
  • Honestly fantastic

    By Kailani0000
    Renewed my faith in love