Book Review | Conversations on Love by Natasha Lunn

Thank you to Viking for sending me a copy of Conversations on Love in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis

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…

Review

Conversations on Love is an informative, raw and open collection of discussions on Love. So many manifestations and forms are discussed, many of which I had not even thought about before in any kind of depth.

The book is split into chapters which are then broken down into smaller sub chapters. Each of the chapters are clearly laid out and the focus of each is evident from the offset. It covers a broad spectrum of discussion and there were aspects I hadn’t thought of in correlation to Love, primarily somewhat sad or negative emotions like envy and loss.

The interviews are so varied and a real mix of people. I particularly enjoyed the words of wisdom from Candice Carty-Williams and her honesty and openness regarding both love and friendship. Diana Evans’ discussion was also a great one, talking of how parenthood changes love was filled with so much truth and accuracy to my own experiences.

Natasha writes so candidly from the outset, openly discussing her own experiences. Her words are wrapped around other people’s, mixed in with quotes and relatable discussion. The flow of Natasha’s words and her varied and many interviews are seamlessly connected and build a really in-depth chronological discussion.

The relatability of so many aspects of the book really makes this universally appealing. I can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t benefit from reading it. A lesson something most of us think we’re all clued up on, but I guarantee you will read this and it will really create a lot of thinking points. I also found a lot of unthought subtopics and aspects were firmly put into perspective.

With many key topics and take away points, this is a book I won’t forget in a hurry. Conversations on Love is out now from Viking. You can purchase a copy using the link below, and also help to support independent bookstores.

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Until next time,

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