The Book of Love: Improvisations on a Crazy Little Thing

The Book of Love: Improvisations on a Crazy Little Thing


The loved New York Times bestselling writer Making Toast and Kayak Morning returns with a robust meditation on a common topic: love.

In The booklet of Love, Roger Rosenblatt explores love in all its moods and variations—romantic love, courtship, conflict, secret, marriage, heartbreak, fury, confusion, depression, delirium, ecstasy; love of kin, of acquaintances; love of domestic, of nation, of labor, of writing, of solitude, of artwork; love of nature; love of lifestyles itself.

Rosenblatt is on a quest to light up this elusive and crucial emotion, to outline this factor known as love. Cleverly utilizing strains from love songs to create a flowing ballad—as infectious and interesting as a jazz riff—he intersperses fictional vignettes that catch enthusiasts in several occasions, a while, and temperaments besides notes addressed to “you,” his spouse of 50 years. “The tale i must inform is of you. Of others, too. people, different issues. yet usually of you. It starts and ends with you. it usually comes again to you.”

Lively but profound, poignant but joyous, The publication of Love is a triumph of mind and mind's eye: a private discourse on love that's either novel and timeless. 

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