Saturday, February 17, 2018

Book Review: You and Me and Why We Are In Love

Author: Aurelia Alais
Title: You and Me and Why We Are In Love
Publisher: Penguin
Publish Date: January 2, 2018
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: A quirky collection of illustrated vignettes about love in its many forms

Like all great ideals, Love—the kind written with a capital letter—often seems elusive. So then maybe it's better, as Aurelia Alca├»s does, to talk about the kind written in lower case, the more intimate kind of love, the kind that intertwines with our lives and creeps into the cracks of the everyday.

With simple and elegant illustrations, You & Me & Why We Are in Love tells us about love in all its forms, not concerning itself with who or what you love, but above all, how you love. There's the requited love that Daisy has for nature, and then there's David who buys flowers for his wife of twenty years, not to mention Jean, the punk rocker who is secretly looking for a girl who is just like his grandmother.

Oddly charming and surprisingly sweet, You & Me & Why We Are in Love is the perfect impulse purchase for anyone engaged in matters of the heart.

Review: This is a cute little coffee table book of vignettes about love with some really quirky drawings.

The book is only 90 pages long.

The vignettes are really funny. The drawings are bizarre. Its the kind of book that you leaf through from time to time. It isn't necessary to read it all at once, though if you do, it won't take you very long.

I loved some of Aurelia's takes on different kinds of love were really funny, while some of them were definitely out there.

This is definitely a book to pass around when you have company, so you can share in its silliness.

Rating: 4 flowers


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