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A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
"A fierce and lively book. . . .This is one of those rare books that could make people think about their intimate lives in a new way." New York Times Book Review
A rousing defense of imprudent ardor and romantic excess. . . . It's difficult to deny that Nehring] is on to something. Wall Street Journal
A thinking person's guide that makes the case for love in an age both cynical about and fearful of strong passion. Bold and challenging, A Vindication of Love has inspired praise and controversy, and brilliantly reinvigorated the romance debate. A perfect choice for readers of Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life and Pierre Bayard's How to Talk About Books You Haven t Read.
“An eloquent plea for romantic daring and idealism…A bold, high-flying polemic which sets out to do nothing less than reclaim romantic love for our times.”
-Ingrid Norton, Open Letter Monthly
“A sharp new polemic.... A Vindication of Love makes an ardent and engaging case for attraction in its rawest form—where lust, emotion and the intellect converge.”
“A rousing defense of imprudent ardor and romantic excess. . . . It’s difficult to deny that she’s on to something. . . . Ms. Nehring reveals (and revels in) the rich inner agonies of the love-tossed.”
-Wall Street Journal
“An ambitious polemic. . . . A fresh reading of literary and historical figures. . . . Nehring’s paean to unconventional ecstasy is a bracing reminder of how narrow and orthodox our vision of love has become.”
“A wild appreciation of men and women . . . who passionately and fearlessly and recklessly redefine romance. . . . The passionate creatures who refuse to play it safe and settle down now have an intelligent, like-minded advocate.”
-Jessa Crispin, The Smart Set
“A fierce and lively book.... one of those rare books that could make people think about their intimate lives in a new way.”
-New York Times Book Review