This book is about love. What it is and what it isn't. It is about you--and about everybody who has ever reached out to touch the heart of another. Among many other lessons of the heart, Leo Buscaglia reminds us: Love is open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.

"Everyone should read, no make that study Leo's books. This book opened my eyes and softened my heart. Anyone who reads it with an open mind will find themselves transformed. I am someone who grew up VERY ANGRY. My anger caused me problems upon problems and was a contributing factor in the breakup of my first marriage. When I hit rock bottom and knew things had to change, it was then that I came across a worn, slightly abuse copy of a book at a second hand store. The Title on it was simply "LOVE". Don't misunderstand me, I am far from free from my anger. Yet, those who know me will tell you how much I have changed. I feel Leo books, DVD's (I have several), and tapes have been a major factor in that change. I recommend ALL items by Leo Buscaglia.

Leo talks not only about loving others, but loving yourself. Love your face, even if your nose doesn't quite match the rest of your face. Love yourself for who you are, no matter who that may be. It's the funny and odd things about us that sometimes makes us the most loveable. So, buy this book and, if your paying attention to what is said in it, learn to laugh, hug, cry (yes, even grown men can cry), and fall in love with this rollercoster we call life."

-Phillip W. Daniel Jr. on July 13, 2006

Author's Bio: 

Leo Buscaglia, known as “Dr. Hug,” was the author of a series of best-selling books on loving and human relationships. Born in 1924, he was the son of Italian immigrants in Los Angeles. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English and speech, a master’s degree in language and speech pathology, and a Ph.D. in language and speech pathology.

Dr. Buscaglia was a supervisor of special education in Pasadena City schools from 1960 to 1965 and then taught special education and counseling as a fac-ulty member at the University of Southern California School of Education. In the 1970s he started a class titled Love 1A, combining sociology, psychology, and everyday wisdom.

His first book, Love, came out in 1972 and examined the phenomenon of hu-man love as the one unifying force in life. Overall, Dr. Buscaglia wrote more than a dozen books and sold more than 11 million copies in 20 languages. After retiring from teaching, Dr. Buscaglia served on the USC School of Edu-cation’s Board of Councilors.