"What Love Is"

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Author of What Love Is, Carrie Jenkins, joins us to get deep into the philosophical meaning of love.


  • Monday, February 13 @ 7:30 PM
  • Powell's City of Books
  • 1005 W Burnside St.
  • Portland, OR 97209

In What Love Is (Basic Books), philosopher Carrie Jenkins offers a bold new theory on the nature of romantic love that reconciles its humanistic and scientific components. Love can be a social construct (the idea of a perfect fairy tale romance) and a physical manifestation (those anxiety-inducing heart palpitations); we must recognize its complexities and decide for ourselves how to love. Full of anecdotal, cultural, and scientific reflections on love, What Love Is is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand what it means to say “I love you.” Whether young or old, gay or straight, polyamorous or monogamous, this book will help each of us decide how we choose to love.