All About Love: New Visions
Professor and author bell hooks, born in Kentucky and educated in southern California has created a simple piece of literature about a complex and universal topic that many can relate to but also learn from. Love is a complicated emotion. What is love, really? Hooks dives deeply into the topic of love with insight that so many in the current culture are hungry to learn about.
What is Love?
Author Bell Hooks gives us a non-academic, though personally profound look into this universal and ageless question in her book, ‘All About Love: New Visions’. One can assimilate Hooks’ analysis of love to Scott M. Peck’s view of life: “Life is difficult” as Peck says…
Hooks was born in Kentucky into a working-class family. This now prolific African-American feminist author has written her work of literature, ‘All About Love: New Visions’ which shows how all people can love one another. Either simply or intricately. Hooks, coming from a working-class family can love just as those who are born affluent and enriched with wealth can love. hooks helps readers look at their current, culturally defined view of love. The book allows readers to look internally at their own belief of what love really is. Readers gain perspective about what love, as an emotion, really is.
People are all capable of love. Hooks’ view on love, coming from a near impoverished background, outlines that love is an emotion for everyone, not just for the financially advantaged. Love is an emotion all people can attain.
Hooks’ matter-of-fact perspective on love is similar to Peck’s view of life. Hooks shows us ways to view love. She is culturally aware and gives intellectual insight for readers to embrace love. Whether you have or have not read Peck’s book, ‘The Road Less Traveled’, readers will come away with an acceptance of love and life.
Venture with Hooks into her perspective on love in her value-filled chapters about what love is. This book will allow you to review your own thoughts on what love is while giving you cultural awareness on what society allows us to accept as what we are taught to believe love is.