What Is Love? Perspectives On Love

What Is Love? Perspectives On Love

by Fadi Hattendorf

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Overview

"What Is Love? Perspectives On Love" offers a look at the meaning and application of "I love you" as well as whether or not, these words ever come off as sincere as we want them to.
"What Is Love? Perspectives On Love" contains fictional stories to explain one of the most complicated feelings human beings will ever come to know. These real life based stories demonstrate how people find love in one another, and why some begin to search for it again right after they have found it.
We often say, "I love you." We experience love with our parents, our friends, our significant others and many other people. "What Is Love? Perspectives On Love" introduces the many hats love wears in our lives. Every chapter of the book is uniquely detailed.
Through these stories, you may discover others' love lives, learn from them and perhaps even put them to use in your own relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461146797
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/30/2011
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Fadi Hattendorf is married and has one child. The book "What Is Love? Perspectives On Love" is her first reality based fiction.

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What Is Love? Perspectives on Love 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
No Love We all have or are currently looking for love. What is your definition of love? If you're looking for a logical answer, you won't find it in Fadi Hattendorf’s “What is Love? Perspectives on Love.” It gives you different perspectives on love. This was a difficult read that started out slow and never picked up. The grammatical errors made the read even more difficult. The stories were short but seemed all over the place and very repetitive. I walked away feeling love is nonexistent. I would've preferred reading some positive endings. Reviewed by: Jas
eheinlen More than 1 year ago
The book contains a number of stories that show a variety of perspectives on love. These stories are generally short and easy-to-read. None of them really grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go, but they weren't bad. It would be a good book to pass the time on an airplane.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Joy H. for Readers Favorite When you say the words "I Love You" what does it mean to you? Of course it all depends on who you are saying them to. People have been trying to figure out love since the beginning of time. Love has a multitude of meanings, and in her book "What is Love? Perspectives on Love", Fadi Hattendorf breaks down this popular four letter word to explore its various meanings. In the uniquely detailed chapters of this book, you will find the many different hats love wears in our lives. The author includes real life based stories in each chapter to demonstrate how people find love in their lives. Wow, this is definitely a book worth reading! Though I know what love is, I really didn't understand the different aspects of that love. Some of the things in this book are things you already know a lot about, but some of things you know little about. But I think you will find many things in this wonderfully written book that will give you that 'WOW' moment, many things that will make a difference in the way you love. The author deals with many kinds of love including cosmetic love, material love, forbidden love, love of money, love and the lovers, eternal love and many others. The highlight of the book for me are the real life based stories written to demonstrate the learning experiences when it comes to marriage, sex, divorce, break-ups, parenting and all of the other issues we face in our lives. I highly recommend this book, so run out and grab a copy for yourself. It will be a great reference book for you to keep.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Since the beginning of time people have been trying to figure out love. As we all know, the word ‘love’ is used a great deal in the English language. From loving your significant other, to your parents, to your dog, to a certain flavor of chocolate, it is one of the most over-used adjectives we have. But in this new offering, the author takes the time to break-down the meaning of the word love, by providing various ‘learning experiences’ that cover all the bases when it comes to marriage, sex, divorce, parenting, and break-ups - issues that each one of us have had to face along the way. The first point that is made is one we should all know by now. Yes, there is always that feeling of “Once Upon a Time” when you speak about how your life will end up. Whether this comes from the movies or the fairy tales that we read from a very young age, that picture of the dashing prince on the white horse is one that is embedded on the brain…until we realize that the glass slipper really didn’t fit. One story speaks about mistrust, about one woman who is told by many of her friends that her husband is cheating on her, yet she believes only his words. Not only does she find out that her friends were actually right, but the person her husband was cheating with was actually one of her friends. A different perspective comes from a story where someone is extremely mistrustful of their partner - for over fifteen years - yet still stays with him. This one delves into how a manipulative being can, with lies and the words, “I Love You,” control and hold onto the relationship. The reasoning of staying together for the kids so that they can have a two-parent family, is also another issue explored. But to stay with someone that is harming you and making you feel bad all of the time, certainly rubs off on the children - causing you to rethink whether or not your decision to stay was the correct one. Chapter after chapter, the author delves into the idea of love being used only to receive sex, as well as only loving someone who you are sexually attracted to, then finding later on that there is no substance to keep the relationship going. She does an excellent job of researching the pain and trauma that can come from marrying into different cultures as well as different religious backgrounds, causing true strife in the marriage. Relationships at work, the desperation that one feels to not be alone so they settle on anyone just as long as they can say they are married, all of these subjects are brought up. Manners is a topic of conversation that will really hit home, particularly since we are living in a world that seems to no longer respect - respect! Honesty, trustworthiness, all of this falls apart in the author’s studies of what a relationship and love is really all about. But the solid point that most readers will find in this book is the fact that you are speaking about individuals. Each case scenario is actually unique, because individuals come from various backgrounds - great, loving households to abusive households - and every human being has their own needs and beliefs. There is a very good chapter that speaks about one day having to do background checks before a relationship begins, and that would officially end all hope of having that fairy tale people still dream about. Quill Says: Without diatribes, this is a good look at a truly indefinable word.