hello everyone and welcome to the noble wine and words this month I read bell hooks all about love paired with this affordable that’s a red wine straight from South Australia why test those for the horrible price of eight pounds I believe unfortunately it is already finished but that is a positive indicator of how tasty it was I have a few other adjectives to describe this red wine however I will leave the description and I will leave a link in the description bar let’s get into the book if you see me looking down I’ve got some notes down here so to summarise billhooks uses her razor-sharp pin to answer the question what is love in thirteen concise chapters she examines her own search for emotional connection and society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love she digs into the false idea that love is infused with six and desire and a book journeys through like a diverse range of loves so romantic love biblical love a relationship with death the impact of our childhood relationships and she offers a proactive new ethic for a society stricken with lovelessness at just over 200 pages this book is really compact the friendly font size makes it easy to read undoubtedly this book has criticals miss hooks has punch lines it is like listening to your favorite rapper and you hear that sentence or that loop that makes it says hey for example well example real jeans moving style it’s like lasagna or when drink stared square we the square root of 69 is 8 something come on tell me you felt it tell me you felt it in the description bar and if you didn’t perhaps it wasn’t the best illustration I could pluck a but it’s still valid now bell hooks her limes her quotables are literally so direct that at one point if you are suffering from lovelessness you feel as though she is provided the medicine or the antidote to your problem or perhaps just a punch in the face to wake up you know I love billhooks a wordplay and her quotables will be valid for decades to come and is one chapter in particular that made my eyes and my eyebrows and my ears all pluck of your interest and this is justice childhood love lessons and for context she is at a party with mainly well educated well paid professionals and they are having a conversation about parenting and beating your children and I quote as one man brags about the aggressive beatings he had received as from his mother sharing that they had been good for him I interrupted and suggested that he might not be the misogynistic woman hater that he is today if he had not been brutally beaten by a woman as a child and she goes on to argue that no one can claim to be loving Wow behaving abusively and then she continues which is quite common within our culture and she continues to push this conversation from an angle that I had never explored or even considered until that moment I read a paragraph so I’ll leave the rest for you to read but what are your thoughts on parental punishment to summarize reading this book I fell back in love with love I’ve had some of my principles confirmed and I have a point of reference that I’d wait to my discussions or love I’ve found a language to express love and I’ve been educated that’s more importantly I now have a way of acknowledging and identifying love both in practice and in theory so this book gets a solid 5 out of 5 from me it was a it was my first time reading bell hooks that it was a great introduction to her literature I will certainly be reading more so that is it that’s it from me peace and love in every language