All About Love - bell hooks

All About Love

By bell hooks

  • Release Date: 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
Score: 4.5
From 440 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. 


  • 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
  • A wonderful guide

    By magicmamas
    Will be immediately starting over. It's a grounding way to start the day remembering to lead with love.
  • Amazing

    By Taneru
    Amazing breathtaking
  • It’s a beautiful story of Love in every sense of the word

    By VJCYO
    This book comes at a time when I needed it. At times intense so take breaks, but full of truth about love as it relates to relationships with family , friends and ourselves . Bell talks about how we hinder , desire, sabotage and long in love. Bell supports some of her theories with references from other authors . Great read !
  • Great Book!

    By Sasha2600
    I absolutely loved this book! I am facing a heartbreak and this book was a breakthrough! I learned so much beyond the surface level of what I once known love to be. Thank you for this great book.
  • All About Love is truly ALL ABOUT LOVE

    By Mikey Geez
    Absolutely amazing read. Never thought I’d dive into a book based on “love” but truly appreciative of this book.
  • Life changing

    By NefertitEE
    bell hooks was truly a marvel and will be sorely missed. Her work has changed my life and gave me the true definition of love and what it means to use that word. I have been liberated ever since in knowing that lovelessness does not have to persist in my life and that I do have it.
  • At a time when I felt the most scorned

    By Olivier Charles
    This book helped me start the path of my recovery from relationships in all phases and put the battery in my back to fix as many of them as I could while analyzing those which I couldn’t.
  • Must read

    By kvig79
    Perfect for first gen immigrants