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Let Love Have the Last Word

By: Common
Narrated by: Common
Length: 5 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (142 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Common - the Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe-winning musician, actor, and activist - follows up his New York Times best-selling memoir One Day It’ll All Make Sense with this inspiring exploration of how love and mindfulness can build communities and allow you to take better control of your life through actions and words. Common’s warm and rousing narration is accompanied by music written and performed exclusively for this audiobook. 

Common believes that the phrase “let love have the last word” is not just a declaration; it is a statement of purpose, a daily promise. Love is the most powerful force on the planet and ultimately, the way you love determines who you are and how you experience life. 

Touching on God, self-love, partners, children, family, and community, Common explores the core tenets of love to help others understand what it means to receive and, most important, to give love. He moves from the personal - writing about his daughter, to whom he wants to be a better father - to the universal, where he observes that our society has become fractured under issues of race and politics. He knows there's no quick remedy for all of the hurt in the world, but love - for yourself and for others - is where the healing begins. 

Courageous, insightful, brave, and characteristically authentic, Let Love Have the Last Word shares Common’s own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer. It is a powerful call to action for a new generation of open hearts and minds, one that is sure to resonate for years to come.

©2019 Simon & Schuster (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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So Insightful!

A call to action for all of us to be love, show love and let love!

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Growth. Challenge. Love. Fulfillment.

Common is a preeminent artist & man of courage. His journey from Can I Borrow a Dollar (circa 1992) to present day has been a beautiful journey into manhood in its truest sense. Let Love Have the Last Word is a journey towards love, raw courage, trials & triumphs.

It’s a must read for everyone seeking to find beauty in the struggle. Common’s artistic voyage gives us insight on how LOVE is the ultimate win. Read it, share it & live it. Love should always have the last word.

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Awesome Read

This book was great! Very laid back just as you would think Common was. I would definitely recommend this readings/listen.

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Heartfelt and Beautifully Done

I haven’t read many memoirs, so I was a little skeptical at first. However, Common’s memoir was beautifully told and his narration was the cherry on top.

His anecdotes and observations touched a nerve, and I looked forward to each day when I could listen and take in his story.

I gift books often, and this one has been added to the list!

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So Raw!

Wow! He explored the intricacies of love in a very raw way. The act of loving and being loved... the vastness of it! I definitely recommend!

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LOVE

Common is courageous, transparent, and vulnerable in his journey/exploration of family love, romantic love, self love, and spiritual love. He addresses past traumas, therapy and his journey to healing - challenging his audience to do the same. His narration adds a level of intensity/passion, reinforcing his message of love and giving his listeners all the feels.

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Not a good book

This book was a snoozer for me it wasn't very interesting. I like Common but expected more from it.

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Very good read!!!

I really enjoyed this introspective view on love Common shared here, it was very different type a read from what I normally look for. However, I fully enjoyed it. Thanks Common!

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great read I feel like we're old friends now, he is a down to earth guy with struggles

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Let Love Have the Last Word

I loved your story and even more your thoughts and thinking. Love is everything always!

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  • zak
  • 05-09-19

Thank you Rashid

Awesome book I’m so glad I came across to this book I love you people