Us by John Bowe

Us: Americans Talk About Love presents a series of essays about love by dozens of contributors — and I found it profoundly depressing. Starting logically at the beginning and encountering a slew of childhood abuses, drug addictions, and injudiciously hasty relationships (I guess they have not read For Better!) I thought I would be smart to move along towards the back of the book, since the stories were arranged in chronological order of love stories. But alas, more Al-Anon, lost pregnancies, sisters marrying the same man, and unlikely claims of dates with hundreds of women.

A downer.

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