Love is Love

Actress and activist Maria Bello made waves with her New York Times Modern Love article, “Coming Out as a Modern Family,” when she shared how she explained to her son that she had fallen in love with her best friend, a woman, and her relief at his easy and immediate acceptance. In this piece, she made a compelling argument about the fluidity of partnerships, and how families in this modern world come in a myriad of designs. Love is Love, Maria Bello’s first book, is written as a series of questions and answers that she posed to herself. These are questions that many woman have asked themselves and Maria’s unique perspective will certainly ignite fresh conversation. Ranging from “Am I a good mother? Am I a good friend?” to “Am I Cinderella? Am I bad girl?” Maria answers these and more with tales from her own life as a woman in the world and details from the thousands of the woman who reached out to her after her Modern Love column. Not a memoir, but a deeply personal examination of how women view themselves, this book is as thoughtful and well written as it is inspirational.