Whatever ... Love Is Love
Questioning the Labels We Give OurselveseBook - 2015
In the summer of 2013, lying in a hospital bed, her body riddled with parasites, Maria Bello realized that waiting to do something isn't always an option. In a moment, everything could end, and all of her stories would be lost-stories of love, family, miracles, and madness that filled the hundreds of journals she had been keeping since she was a child. She read through each one of those journals during her months of recovery, and in the process began to uncover who she was and who she had become. And instead of coming to any definitive answers, she found herself asking more and more questions. One of the biggest questions she was asking herself at the time was how to tell her son, then 12 years old, that she had fallen in love with a woman. Jack's response-simple and wise beyond his years-was "Whatever, Mom . . . love is love." Realising that Jack didn't see traditional labels of partnership, Maria began to contemplate the labels she herself had worn during her life. Written as a series of provocative questions and thoughtful answers, this book is filled with deeply personal, often funny, and even passionate stories, stories in which Maria bares her soul and shares what she's learned-not only about romantic love, but also about her relationship with her parents, her feelings about spirituality, her sexual identity, the highs and lows of her career, her humanitarian work, and her worth as a mother.
Publisher: [New York] : 2015. Dey Street Books,
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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