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Drawing from more than fifty thousand stories that have crossed his desk over the past decade, the editor of the "Modern Love" column for the "New York Times" explores the ten aspects of love, revealing its many contradictions and complexities.
I think it would be easy for a book about love and modern courtship to get bogged down by trite, saccharine drivel but this book combines entertaining and poignant stories with wry and wise observations for a highly enjoyable read.
Daniel Jones is the editor of the Modern Love column in the New York Times, of which I am a huge fan. In this book, Jones uses all of the thousands of stories that he has received over the years to extract basic themes, advice, and observations on love, marriage, commitment, dating, and all related topics. When I first picked up this book, I was a little worried that it would be more of a "self-help" book on love, which is not what I was looking for. Thus, I was pleasantly surprised when it was really just a fun and interesting commentary on the emotion. Readers can certainly extract love tips from this book if they want to, but for those who just enjoy reading about love and learning about how others vie it, this is a great little piece. I would highly recommend it!