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

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

by Daniel Jones

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062211170
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Persuit: Somewhere Out There 10

2 Destiny: Meant to be or Not Meant to be? 32

3 Vulnerability: Oh, and by the Way… 58

4 Connection: I Luv U Just the Way U R 85

5 Trust: Love's Necessary Gullibility 102

6 Practicality: Love's Fluorescently Lit Classroom 121

7 Monotony: When Marriage is a Wheelbarrow 151

8 Infidelity: Is This Wrong? 168

9 Loyalty: The Devotion Test 184

10 Wisdom: When Love Is Like E.T. 199

Acknowledgments 207

Further Reading 211

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Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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).