How the World Makes Love

How the World Makes Love

by Franz Wisner
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How the World Makes Love by Franz Wisner

The bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother hits the road again to learn about love and finally finds it closer to home

When you’ve been jilted at the altar and forced to take your pre-paid honeymoon with your brother, it’s fair to say you could learn a thing or two about love. And that’s what Franz Wisner sets out to do—traveling the globe with a mission: to discover the planet’s most important love lessons and see if they can rescue him from the ruins of his own love life. Even after months on the road, he’s still not sure he’s found the secret. But a disastrous date with a Los Angeles actress and single mom keeps popping into Franz’s head. While researching ideal love, could he have missed a bigger truth: that something unplanned and implausible could actually make him happy?

Uproarious, tender, and studded with eye-opening insights on love, How the World Makes Love is the story of one average man’s search for happiness—a search that turns into an improbable love story in the author’s own backyard.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312340834
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 9.48(w) x 6.34(h) x 1.16(d)

About the Author

FRANZ WISNER got dumped at the altar and turned the experience into a career. Wisner has written for a variety of publications, including The Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in Connecticut.

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ClaudineDC More than 1 year ago
I was transported to foreign countries, invited to eavesdrop on conversations with people who shared their secret desires, private feelings, and outspoken opinions about sex, dating, love, and romance, as I traveled with a man who took all this to heart. "How the World Makes Love" is about heart. Beautiful, wise, practical, touching, and funny insight opened my eyes to new perspectives on relationships, from the Indian acceptance of learning to love another over time as the result of an arranged marriage, to the Brazilian concept of conducting some serious smooching upon meeting as being the best way to size up a potential partner. There are thought provoking lessons in this book, although it never feels like anything more than a friend sharing fabulous stories about his travels, and his life - with tidbits and statistics thrown in that made me laugh out loud, like the list of "The World's Worst Pickup Lines", or momentarily experience his dismay as when I read the reasons for "The World's Ten Worst Places to Be Gay". This amazingly feels like a bonus too, as the catalyst for the book becomes clear; the author's desire to sort out his own feelings, and to make decisions in his life, which may, or may not, result in his own romantic relationship. We're invited to discover what love is, and how to incorporate the people we love into our lives, as he goes through this process. And we are introduced to people and events in Franz' life, (like fort building four year olds and being pelted with paint as part of a Holi celebration), as he picks up where he left off in "Honeymoon with My Brother", and travels once again with Kurt, honeymooning brother extraordinaire. This is a great light read, which makes you think without even realizing it! This book is an appreciation of the differences between people and cultures, and a celebration of love. I recommend this book to everybody.
HauteCake More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed both of Franz Wisner's books. But I actually liked this one more than the first. My favorite parts of the book are the insights into his relationships. I think he has unique views and insights that are far more enlightening than the travel parts. I would love to see Franz write a book that has nothing to do with being dumped, or travel. He transcends those narrow constraints, which I think hold him back. This is an enjoyable read that I expect to see on a number of beach towels this summer.
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i_love_to_read More than 1 year ago
I was quite surprised when I got this book. Definately not as good as the first book by Franz. I had trouble getting into this story and staying with it. I put it down quite a few times, but made myself finish the book. It's not horrible but not as funny or entertaining as "Honeymoon with my Brother" was for me.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read "Honeymoon With My Brother" and now it's sequel, you can see how life's obstacles can bring about adventure, surprise and happy endings. In this day of uncertainty you are brought to remember the truly important things. Nothing is better than true love and companionship. Sometimes we just have to reach beyond ourselves and trust the process. Also, allowing people who love us to share the journey when time are really tough is the greatest gift of all.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having enjoyed "Honeymoon with my Brother," I've been looking forward to the sequel & was not disappointed. I've been trying to decide whether Wisner's books classify with Bill Bryson & Paul Theroux, two of my favorite travel writers, or pit him against Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love.) He doesn't quite fit either of these molds...which is a good thing. Wisner's mapped out a place for himself which is informative & humorous (Bryson's forte.) He has an honest free-flowing style that engages the reader & takes one along for a very entertaining ride. Having traveled & lived abroad, I have visited many of the countries surveyed. Wisner's perception of the people & their customs seems to be pretty much on target. While it may be that loves takes work, commitment, & the right attitude,"the potential for love remains," no matter if one is left at the alter, divorced or preceded in death by a loved one. What a wonderful heartwarming message! I do hope both books will be made into movies. They'd be terrific!