Let Love Have the Last Word

Let Love Have the Last Word

A Memoir

Book - 2019
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"Common believes that the phrase "let love have the last word" is not just a declaration; it is a statement of purpose, a daily promise. Love is the most powerful force on the planet and ultimately, the way you love determines who you are and how you experience life. Courageous, insightful, brave, and characteristically authentic, Let Love Have the Last Word shares Common's own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer. It is a powerful call to action for a new generation of open hearts and minds, one that is sure to resonate for years to come."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, [2019]
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781501133152
1501133152
Branch Call Number: 177.7 C73738C 2019
Characteristics: 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Demary, Mensah

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NadiaHathor
Mar 16, 2020

This was my first time reading Common and the title definitely drew me in. He's a multitalented Man and I was intrigued by what his take on Love would be. Overall, he does an ample job of sharing his personal truths, because ultimately, Love is far too complex & individual a topic for any definitive answers. I was elated by his willingness to be vulnerable and dig below the superficial. It's a conversational writing style, which I enjoyed since I had access to the audiobook as well. A male perspective on Love which was thought-provoking and would be particularly significant for Men of all ages.

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Mar 16, 2020

"But loving myself, engaging in this daily practice of loving myself, will better prepare me to identify love in other people, and will also help me spot those people I would be better off avoiding altogether. A life lived with love remains an imperfect one, but such a life would be uncompromising in love, authentic, real, hopeful, and progressive toward the future...
It's not selfish to think of love in these terms - love is not selfish; love is not to be confused with excessiveness and ego, or with a need to take and take from people, from life, without ever giving back, without wanting to repay love with love in return. Love is reciprocal; it is an exchange of our vulnerabilities and our higher selves in the name of transformation." Chapter 7

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