For We Need to Talk About Love, I interviewed hundreds of strangers, from the ages of 8 to 95 in more than 40 countries, asking them to share their most personal stories, feelings and insights about love. These intimate and illuminating conversations raised important questions, such as:
- How does your upbringing influence your relationships?
- Does love at first sight exist? Should you ‘just know’?
- What should you look for in a partner?
- Is monogamy natural?
- Why do people cheat?
- How do you know when it’s time to walk away?
Drawing on psychology, philosophy, anthropology and statistics, Love Factually combines evidence, theory and everyday experience and is the perfect read for anyone who is curious about how we think, feel and behave when it comes to love.
NB This is the paperback version of Love Factually – we had to change the title (long, painful story).
“A really interesting proper analysis of the ins and outs of love. Much better and more useful than my film! Laura Mucha has found the proof that love actually is all around – and has taken the trouble to analyse and understand it. A kind of marvellous feat.” – Richard Curtis, Writer / Director of Love Actually
“First there was Plato’s Symposium. Then there was this: the well-researched twenty-first century toolbox for everything you didn’t realise you needed to know about love.” – Allie Esiri, editor of The Love Book
“A fascinating book” – Daily Mail
We Need to Talk About Love has been featured in The Daily Mail, The Express, The Guardian, The Telegraph, i Paper, Sunday Post, Marie Claire, The New Zealand Herald, and The Sydney Morning Herald (where it was also Pick of the Week), on the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 3, Eamonn Holmes on talkRADIO, BBC Radio London, Simon Mayo’s Book Club on Scala, BBC Manchester, WNYC, ABC Australia, Triple J, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.