Why We Need Love
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Why We Need Love

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by Simon Van Booy
     
 

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Provocative and eye-opening, Why We Need Love is one of three slim selections of philosophical texts and excerpts—along with Why We Fight and Why Our Decisions Don’t Matter—introduced and contextualized by acclaimed author Simon Van Booy (Love Begins in Winter, The Secret Lives of People in Love).

Overview

Provocative and eye-opening, Why We Need Love is one of three slim selections of philosophical texts and excerpts—along with Why We Fight and Why Our Decisions Don’t Matter—introduced and contextualized by acclaimed author Simon Van Booy (Love Begins in Winter, The Secret Lives of People in Love).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061845543
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Pages:
237
Sales rank:
849,434
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Simon Van Booy is the author of two novels and two collections of short stories, including The Secret Lives of People in Love and Love Begins in Winter, which won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. He is the editor of three philosophy books and has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and the BBC. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

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Why We Need Love 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me think about the true nature of love and how lost we are without it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im back
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why We Need Love is an enlightening book of many collections of stories, poems, and paintings that allow you to answer the vital question of why we need love. This book varies from items such as quotes, poems from Shakespeare and other famous artists, short stories, and paintings that tell of life and love. Overall I thought the book was good, but some of the passages failed to mention anything about love or answer any form of the question of why love is needed in life. One thing I liked most about the book was how it was divided in different sections for a poem or a short story. This particular style made it a quick and easy read. The book could have used some side comments or explanations from the authors to really emphasize the response of why we need love, but overall the book did a good job of finding accurate passages to explain the meaning of love in people's lives. The main message of the book was that love is what brightens our days and adds some color to our lives. Without love life would be lonely and no one would ever have the feeling of being wanted or loved. But you have to truly know what love is to share it with another person. In today's society there is much pressure upon teens to feel they need say they love their boyfriend or girlfriend. This book reminds us of what love really is and how it should be interpreted. It is not a game and not something to be played with. Why We Need Love will leave thoughts in your mind about love today, love in the past, and love in the future.