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Whatever...Love Is Love Audiobook

Whatever...Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves

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Publisher's Summary

The acclaimed actress and dedicated activist shares her personal journey of discovery and destroys outdated ideas about partnership, love, and family that will resonate with anyone in an unconventional life situation.

Actress and activist Maria Bello made waves with her essay "Coming Out as a Modern Family" in the New York Times' popular "Modern Love" column, in which she recalled telling her son that she had fallen in love with her best friend, a woman - and her relief at his easy and immediate acceptance with the phrase, "Whatever, Mom, love is love." She made a compelling argument about the fluidity of partnerships and how families today come in a myriad of designs.

In her first book, Bello broadens her insights as she examines the idea of partnership in every woman's life and her own. She examines the myths that so many of us believe about partnership - that the partnership begins when the sex begins, that partnerships are static, that you have to love yourself before you can be loved - and turns them on their heads. Bello explores how many different relationships - romantic, platonic, spiritual, familial, educational - helped define her life. She encourages women to realize that the only labels we have are the ones we put on ourselves, and the best, happiest partnerships are the ones that make your life better, even if they don’t fit the mold of "typical".

Throughout this powerful and engaging read, Bello shares intimate stories and lessons on how she has come to discover her happiest self, accept who she is, and live honestly and freely and tells the stories of those who came to her after her Times columns, grateful that someone gave voice to their life choices.

Whatever...Love Is Love is not a memoir about an actress. It is a frank, raw, and honest audiobook about the way every woman questions the roles she plays in love, work, and life, filled with wisdom, questions, and insights relevant to us all.

©2015 Maria Bello (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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    "Inspiring and wonderful"

    This is truly an inspiration. I loved how Maria Bello questioned some of the big issues that at some point everyone questions too and how she shares her thoughts about them. The acting of course is great. This is such a personal book but somehow it is related to the reader's life as well at least to mine. Great book!

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    K. Helmems 05-11-15
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    What a great book! Very inspiring. It makes you really look at the labels you have placed on yourself. Loved it!

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    Elijah Allan-Blitz 04-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible story!"

    This woman is amazing! Such a well told beautiful story. Love is love
    Really great book
    Thank you Maria
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    Diane 07-17-15
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    "An amazing book"

    I want everyone I know to read this book, give you a different outlook on all relationships.

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    I devoured this book in one sitting. From work, to my car and inside the house. Excellent and moving. You can relate to everything she's gone through.

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    What an incredibly personal story that I was able to connect with on some many levels. Thank you Maria!

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    "Whatever... This book was amazeballs"

    I listened to it all the way through the first time and then immediately restarted listening again. Fantastic look at what a modern family really could look like. Tradition isn't always the answer.

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