hooks blends self-help and cultural criticism in a quest to discover a new conception of love that has something to offer everyone. Using Scott Peck's definition of love as "the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth," she leaves no stone unturned in examining what constitutes our human need for love, and how and why we fall short in understanding and practicing love on all levels. From self to romance to community and in-between, hooks gestures to new horizons that can transform ourselves and the world around us.
I really don't know how this woman does it. I tell every person I know to read this book. It's a refreshing, provocative read that has some insight for everyone.