Hard To Love

Hard to Love
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781632868794
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

A sharp and entertaining essay collection about the importance of multiple forms of love and friendship in a world designed for couples, from a laser-precise new voice. Sometimes it seems like there are two American creeds, self-reliance and marriage, and neither of them is mine. I experience myself as someone formed and sustained by others' love and patience, by student loans and stipends, by the kindness of strangers. Briallen Hopper's Hard to Love honors the categories of loves and relationships beyond marriage, the ones that are often treated as invisible or seen as secondary--friendships, kinship with adult siblings, care teams that form in times of illness, or various alternative family formations. She also values difficult and amorphous loves like loving a challenging job or inanimate objects that can't love you back. She draws from personal experience, sharing stories about her loving but combative family, the fiercely independent Emerson scholar who pushed her away, and the friends who have become her invented or found family; pop culture touchstones like the Women's March, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, and the timeless series Cheers; and the work of writers like Joan Didion, Gwendolyn Brooks, Flannery O'Connor, and Herman Melville (Moby-Dick like you've never seen it!). Hard to Love pays homage and attention to unlikely friends and lovers both real and fictional. It is a series of love letters to the meaningful, if underappreciated, forms of intimacy and community that are tricky, tangled, and tough, but ultimately sustaining.

Hard to Love
  • Author : Briallen Hopper
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05

A sharp and entertaining essay collection about the importance of multiple forms of love and friendship in a world designed for couples, from a laser-precise new voice. Sometimes it seems like there are two American creeds, self-reliance and marriage, and neither of them is mine. I experience myself as someone

Hard Love
  • Author : Ellen Wittlinger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-06-19

With keen insight into teenage life, Ellen Wittlinger delivers a story of adolescence that is fierce and funny -- and ultimately transforming -- even as it explores the pain of growing up. Since his parents' divorce, John's mother hasn't touched him, her new fiancé wants them to move away, and

Hard to Love
  • Author : Joseph Nowinski
  • Publisher : Central Recovery Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2014-05-13

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in men is often misdiagnosed and typically leads to either no treatment or the wrong treatment. This is the first book to address this under-recognized problem. It contains symptoms and causes, as well as treatment, targeted to men who suffer from BPD. Joseph Nowinski, PhD, is

Hard to Love
  • Author : Kendall Ryan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2015-04-23

From the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of FILTHY BEAUTIFUL LIES

It s So Hard to Love You
  • Author : Bill Klatte,Kate Thompson
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2007

Discusses how to live with difficult persons.

How Hard Can Love Be
  • Author : Holly Bourne
  • Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-02-01

All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that. And then there’s Kyle, the

Love Hard
  • Author : Nalini Singh
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-02-10

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh brings you the next sizzling story in her Hard Play contemporary romance series... Jacob Esera, star rugby player and young single father, has worked hard to create a joyous life for his six-year-old daughter. After the death of his childhood sweetheart soon after

  • Author : Paola Dangelico
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12

Amber Jones is in a pickle. And when I say pickle, I mean a world of trouble. She knew she shouldn't have gone to her ex's New Year's Eve party. And she reeeaally didn't mean to almost burn down his house. Now she needs a good lawyer, stat. But where

Wrecking Ball
  • Author : P. Dangelico
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-01-19

Best laid plans are going to get wrecked when a reclusive football star is forced to live with the snarky nanny for his six year old nephew.

Sometimes It s Hard to Love God
  • Author : Dennis Guernsey
  • Publisher : Hope Publishing House
  • Release Date : 1989

Read online Sometimes It s Hard to Love God written by Dennis Guernsey, published by Hope Publishing House which was released on 1989. Download full Sometimes It s Hard to Love God Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

Love in Hard Places
  • Author : D. A. Carson
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2002

A readable guide for helping Christians understand what biblical forgiveness and biblical love really look like in the painful situations in life.

Hard Place
  • Author : Emily Goodwin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-07

Cold. Callous. Cocky.A total playboy with abs for days, a panty-melting smirk, and a face the gods themselves would be jealous of.And he's my new boss.None of that matters, because as a single mom, men like Alexander Harding are the last thing I need. What I do

Hard to Love
  • Author : W. Winters,Willow Winters
  • Publisher : Willow Winters Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20

From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes a heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense. Our love story isn't a tragedy but it sure as hell started out like one. I grew up in the life, and learned to hate everything in this town. Everything but her. She was my constant

Live Fast  Love Hard
  • Author : Diane Diekman
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18

One of the best-known honky-tonkers since Hank Williams, Faron Young was a popular presence on Nashville's music scene for more than four decades. The Singing Sheriff produced a string of Top Ten hits, placed more than eighty songs on the country music charts, founded the long-running country music periodical Music

Easy to Love You
  • Author : Megan Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-07-29

Hunter finally has MacKenzie Cahill, the girl of his dreams. A horrible accident finds those dreams threatened. As their lives change, secrets begin to surface. These revelations could prove to be either the downfall of Hunter and MacKenzie or the catalyst that strengthens their bond.Hunter has painful choices to