Author: bell hooks
Publisher: William Morrow
Staff Pick! So says...
“When we understand love as the will to nurture our own and another’s spiritual growth, it becomes clear that we cannot claim to love if we are hurtful and abusive. Love and abuse cannot coexist.”
Our 2022 bestseller, a testament to how visionary bell hooks’ “new visions” remain in tackling the central question of “what is love?” - and what we also need to unlearn to love fully. Arguing for love as a transformative political dynamic, bell hooks lays out a necessarily expansive vision that moves away from the myth of the closed romantic dyad as a heteropatriarchal colonial con and towards a beautiful embrace of deep friendship and companionship and chosen family. This is a book that feels like a much-needed hug from a beloved (and much-missed) auntie. Whether the holiday season is joyful or difficult for you, it's one to carry with you and carry you through.