by Daniel Jones
Modern Love, Revised and Updated: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption by Daniel Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
»Because real love, once blossomed, never disappears. It may get lost with a piece of paper, or transform into art, books, or children, or trigger another couple’s union while failing to cement your own.
But it’s always there, lying in wait for a ray of sun, pushing through thawing soil, insisting upon its rightful existence in our hearts and on earth.«
I recently watched the series “Modern Love” and – quite aptly – loved it. Since it was based on the New York Times column of the same name, I had high hopes there might be a collection of this column and that’s how I found this book which comprises about 40 of the most memorable essays from the column.
I laughed, I cried and sometimes I did both at the same time. Some of the stories hit close to home, others deeply impressed me. Even right now while writing this and recalling some of the stories I’m a sniffling mess.
The one defining quality of this collection of essays is its unapologetic honesty and truthfulness to its subject – love in all its forms.
Whether you’re young or old, no matter the gender or sexual preference: Waste no time, get this book and read it.
Five out of five stars and a place among my favourite books of all time.
P.S.: To C., »He wasn’t really a texter anyway, so his lack of response didn’t necessarily reflect the weirdness of my text. It was probably normal for non-texters to see a text and not reply to it. They saw it, found it charming (or not), but didn’t think it required a response. Totally standard.« 😉
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