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Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers)

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Author: Daniel Jones

Paperback:
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 006221117X
ISBN 13: 978-0062211170

Hardcover:
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN 10: 0062211161
ISBN 13: 978-0062211163

From the editor of the New York Times' popular "Modern Love" column―the inspiration for the anthology tv series starring Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, and John Slattery―the story of love from beginning to end (or not).

Love. We want it. We need it. We pay it homage with songs and poems and great works of art. And when we lose it, there's no pain as intense or excruciating. For centuries we've been trying to figure it out, control it, or just get better at it. As the editor of a column about love for the New York Times, Daniel Jones reads thousands of stories about people's intimate relationships―the ones that soar, crash, or hum along, from the bizarre to the supposedly “normal.” It's possible that he's read more true love stories than anyone on earth. In Love Illuminated, he teases apart this mystifying emotion that thrills, crushes, and sustains.

Drawing from the 50,000 stories that have crossed his desk over the past decade, Jones explores ten aspects of love―pursuit, destiny, vulnerability, connection, trust, practicality, monotony, infidelity, loyalty, and wisdom―and creates a lively, funny and enlightening journey through this universal human experience that jangles the head and stirs the heart.