Publication Date: 15/07/2021 ISBN: 9780241448731 Category:

Conversations on Love

Natasha Lunn

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 15/07/2021 ISBN: 9780241448731 Category:


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‘This book might just change your life’ Sunday Times

‘Wise, wonderful, moving and brilliant… will leave your heart in a much better place’ Stylist

After years of feeling that love was always out of reach, journalist Natasha Lunn set out to understand how relationships work and evolve over a lifetime. She turned to authors and experts to learn about their experiences, as well as drawing on her own, asking: How do we find love? How do we sustain it? And how do we survive when we lose it?

In Conversations on Love she began to find the answers:

Philippa Perry on falling in love slowly
Dolly Alderton on vulnerability
Stephen Grosz on accepting change
Candice Carty-Williams on friendship
Lisa Taddeo on the loneliness of loss
Diana Evans on parenthood
Emily Nagoski on the science of sex
Alain de Botton on the psychology of being alone
Esther Perel on unrealistic expectations
Roxane Gay on redefining romance
and many more…

‘A gorgeous, richly layered book about all forms of love. You can pick it up and turn to any page – literally any – and find a gem to soothe and fortify your soul’ Pandora Sykes, Sunday Times bestselling author of ‘How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?’

‘Hopeful and uplifting… this deep dive into the human heart will expand and enrich your perspective on love’ Evening Standard

‘I underlined passages on almost every page of this wide-ranging, tender-hearted book’ The Times, Books of the Year

‘Uplifting… You’ll laugh, cry and recommend it to your friends’ Refinery29

‘This eclectic and heartwarming collection explores love in all its forms, from romantic and parental love to friendship and loss’ Observer

‘Conversations on Love made me laugh, shed tears, think deeply. I want every person I love to read this book’ Dr Kathryn Mannix, Sunday Times bestselling author of WITH THE END IN MIND

Publisher Review

Conversations on Love shows that love comes in myriad forms and that like our hearts and minds, it can be explored infinitely -- Pandora Sykes, Sunday Times bestselling author of HOW DO WE KNOW WE'RE DOING IT RIGHT? Conversations on Love is a glorious celebration of human vulnerability and connection. It has made me laugh, shed tears, think deeply. I want every person I love to read this book -- Dr Kathryn Mannix, Sunday Times bestselling author of WITH THE END IN MIND Enthralling, profound... The power of this book lies in its willingness to engage with love in the broadest sense: not merely the romantic kind, to which so many other books on relationships confine themselves. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't benefit from reading this transformative book * The Bookseller * Sometimes you read a book that just makes you want to take the author's hands, look them in the eye and say thank you. This is that book. I needed to read it, you need to read it, everyone needs to read it -- Stacey Halls, bestselling author of THE FAMILIARS Warm and wide-ranging and wise, a wonderful companion and guide -- Cressida Connolly, author of AFTER THE PARTY One reading of this book is not enough. Conversations on Love is inspiring, insightful, comforting and hopeful in equal measure. Every page makes you think about why we feel the way we do and gently nudges you towards self compassion. -- Rosie Green, author of HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN HEART I've never felt such growth after reading a book - I felt seen, challenged, understood, provoked and soothed. It's such a touching reminder about the love that really is all around us, and the importance of tending to it. Conversations in Love is a study that I'll come back to again and again. -- Laura Jane Williams, author of THE LOVE SQUARE and OUR STOP Natasha Lunn is the most thoughtful interviewer I have ever encountered, with a heart as big as her brain, and these conversations are endlessly inspiring, restorative, surprising and delicious. Love is too often taken for granted: here it shines under rigorous analysis to create a manifesto of how and why we feel, and a must-read for anyone who has a heart! -- Emma Jane Unsworth, author of ANIMALS Breathtaking in its scope and breadth, Natasha Lunn combines the boundless curiosity of a researcher, the passion of a formidable writer, and the erudition of a deeply reflective thinker. She's daring and kind, and a joy to read. Conversations on Love offers us vital guidance for navigating all relationships -- Charlotte Fox Weber, founder of The School of Life Psychotherapy This is a book that people need to read about love in its many complex, challenging, sacred and profane forms -- Jean Hannah Edelstein, author of This Really Isn't About You This beautiful book is essential reading. I wish I could send this book back in time and read it to every past version of myself, to teach her all the hopeful and expansive possibilities of love. I know my future self will rely on it every day. Lunn's thoughtful interviews with brilliant subjects illuminate new ways of thinking about friendship, romance, attachment and loss. Beautifully written and so acutely observed, this book is a gift -- Lucia Osborne-Crawley, author of I Choose Elena & My Body Keeps Your Secrets This book is moving and lyrical, but more than anything it captures how love colours and transforms loss, and makes the reader feel that the memory of love is sustains in itself -- Baroness Julia Neuberger

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