love (luv) n.

love (luv) n.

by Karen Porter Sorensen
     
 

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"Looking for the perfect meaning of love? Ask a perfect stranger. That’s what Karen Sorensen did on the streets of New York City. She set up a table, put out a sign that read "Love Research," and asked the passersby:

Have you ever fallen in love?
What does love mean to you?
Has your love ever been tested?
How do you prepare for love?

Overview

"Looking for the perfect meaning of love? Ask a perfect stranger. That’s what Karen Sorensen did on the streets of New York City. She set up a table, put out a sign that read "Love Research," and asked the passersby:

Have you ever fallen in love?
What does love mean to you?
Has your love ever been tested?
How do you prepare for love?

From a jaded inner-city teen to a five-year-old translating for his Russian Grandmother, people from all walks of life lined up to take part. Every answer won the respondent a flower—and Karen a new understanding. Hundreds of interviews and flowers later, this delightful, moving, even profound book brings together the most entertaining and enlightening reflections on the meaning of love ever gathered into one volume.

Love/luv/(noun)—because love really is in the eye of the beholder."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605503592
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
12/18/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Karen Porter Sorensen (New York, NY) is a writer and performer who has dedicated the last five years to researching love. She sets up her public booth on city streets and invites participants to answer questions about love in exchange for flowers. To date she has interviewed hundreds of people. Sorensen attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison and received a BA in theater, followed by an MFA in performance at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Her work ranged from theatrical productions to one-woman shows, from performance art spectacles to gallery installations.

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