Whatever...Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves
Am I damaged?Am I resilient?Am I enough?Questioning the labels we wear when it comes to partnership, career, love, and sexuality is at the heart of Maria Bello s Whatever . . . Love Is Love.Written as a series of provocative questions and thoughtful answers, Whatever . . . Love Is Love 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.Using her experiences as a gateway to a larger conversation, Maria encourages you to think about the life you lead, who you love, what you do, what you believe in, and what you call yourself . . . and helps you to realize that the only labels that matter are the ones we place on and accept for ourselves, even if they don t fit the mold of typical. Whatever . . . Love Is Love isn t your typical celebrity memoir. . . . Instead, each chapter, through charming candor and humor, challenges a series of labels that represent impossible standards to which we hold ourselves. Marie Claire Never preachy, in this book [Bello] diligently and methodically deconstructs where her values have come from. . . . Personal, provocative, and inspiring. Patricia Arquette, Oscar(r)-nominated actor"