As featured on Sunday Brunch and Woman's Hour'A really interesting proper analysis of the ins and outs of love. A kind of marvellous feat.' Richard CurtisPoets, philosophers and artists have been trying to explain romantic love for centuries, but it remains one of the most complex and intimidating terrains to navigate. Most people are afraid to be open and honest about their relationships - until now.For We Need to Talk Above Love, Laura Mucha has interviewed hundreds of strangers, from the ages of 8 to 95 in more than 40 countries, asking them to share their most personal stories, feelings and insights about love. These intimate and illuminating conversations raised important questions, such as:- How does your upbringing influence your relationships?- Does love at first sight exist? Should you 'just know'?- What should you look for in a partner?- Is monogamy natural?- Why do people cheat?- How do you know when it's time to walk away?Drawing on psychology, philosophy, anthropology and statistics, We Need to Talk About Love combines evidence, theory and everyday experience and is the perfect read for anyone who is curious about how we think, feel and behave when it comes to love.
When she was hit by a car aged 29, Laura Mucha decided to change career. Having been a solicitor-advocate at an international law firm, she is now an award-winning poet, writer and speaker. Her first book, We Need to Talk About Love, is the result of ten years of interviews with hundreds of strangers aged 8-95 across every continent, together with extensive academic research. Laura has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, WNYC, ABC and Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, and the Guardian describes her as 'a fantastic nosy parker'.
A fantastic book.
A really interesting proper analysis of the ins and outs of love. Much better and more useful than my film! Laura Mucha has found the proof that love actually is all around - and has taken the trouble to analyse and understand it. A kind of marvellous feat.
First there was Plato's Symposium. Then there was this: the well-researched twenty-first century toolbox for everything you didn't realise you needed to know about love.