Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers)

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As the editor of the New York Times' popular Modern Love column, Daniel Jones is privy to the deepest personal revelations of tens of thousands of strangers. In Love Illuminated, he uses his unique perspective to tease apart life's most mystifying subject.

Drawing from the 50,000 tales of love that have crossed his desk, Jones traces the arc of human relationships through ten phases, starting with the pursuit, sense of destiny, vulnerability, connection, and trust of new love, ...

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Overview

As the editor of the New York Times' popular Modern Love column, Daniel Jones is privy to the deepest personal revelations of tens of thousands of strangers. In Love Illuminated, he uses his unique perspective to tease apart life's most mystifying subject.

Drawing from the 50,000 tales of love that have crossed his desk, Jones traces the arc of human relationships through ten phases, starting with the pursuit, sense of destiny, vulnerability, connection, and trust of new love, and then turning to the practicality, monotony, infidelity, loyalty, and wisdom of love matured. With empathy and wry humor, he takes readers on an enlightening journey through the highs, lows, and enduring unknowns of this universal experience that rattles the head and stirs the heart.

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Elle
“A provocative, insightful, and deeply humane meditation on ‘life’s most mystifying subject’... Jones ... proves an exceptional guide — droll, compassionate, nonjudgmental — through all of love’s many phases.”
Elle
“A provocative, insightful, and deeply humane meditation on ‘life’s most mystifying subject’... Jones ... proves an exceptional guide — droll, compassionate, nonjudgmental — through all of love’s many phases.”
Library Journal
09/15/2013
Editor of "Modern Love," featured in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times, Jones pulls from the 50,000 pieces he's considered since the popular column's 2004 inception to create a narrative of love. With a 75,000-copy first printing.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062211170
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/3/2015
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 517,063
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones has edited the Modern Love column in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times since its inception in October 2004. His books include two essay anthologies, Modern Love and The Bastard on the Couch, and a novel, After Lucy, which was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Elle, Parade, Real Simple, Redbook, and elsewhere. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wife, writer Cathi Hanauer, and their two children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Wonderful sense of humor and great stories. A fast read that giv

    Wonderful sense of humor and great stories. A fast read that gives you a look into love in its myriad forms. Favorite parts are about technology (chap 4) and infidelity (chap 8).

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