|Pages/Publication Date:||160 / 1996|
Originally published in 1972, and based on his nonacademic course Love 1A at the University of the State of California, this first book by Leo Buscaglia is the result of his interactions with his students as they explored this essential yet vastly understudied human quality. Among the many ideas that Buscaglia discusses, he describes love as a mirror—when you love others you become their mirror and they become yours. Real love always creates, it never destroys. One does not fall "in" or "out" of love; one grows in love. And most importantly, love is open arms: "If you close your arms about love, you will find that you are left holding only yourself."