Love 2.0

  • by Barbara Fredrickson
  • Narrated by Barbara Fredrickson
  • 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives.
Using research from her own lab, Fredrickson redefines love not as a stable behemoth, but as micro-moments of connection between people - even strangers. She demonstrates that our capacity for experiencing love can be measured and strengthened in ways that improve our health and longevity. Finally, she introduces us to informal and formal practices to unlock love in our lives, generate compassion, and even self-soothe.
Rare in its scope and ambitious in its message, Love 2.0 will reinvent how you look at and experience our most powerful emotion.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I appreciate the poetry.

What made the experience of listening to Love 2.0 the most enjoyable?

The narration. The author reads the book. This is many times a big turn off in audiobooks. Being a skilled writer guarantees nothing about one's ability to present what is written. This is a wonderful exception. This book is as much a poem as it is a work of science. The science is good, I'm a natural savant at the subject matter and the science is spot on. However it is as a poem this book shines. The author understands and believes what she is saying. This is important. The book is not about sweeping changes. It is about the cumulative effects of many small changes, small moments of time and love which combined over time change everything. Not quantitatively, but qualitatively. The world becomes a much different place. Understanding this allows the words to be beautiful. It is a beauty intended to share something not typically seen, but important.

What did you like best about this story?

If you've ever wondered why love fails to live up to the advertising, this book tells why. It debunks "true love" in favor of love that is true, love that can exist in our ordinary mixed up world. Truth is compelling. Love, if nothing else, should be truth.

What does Barbara Fredrickson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

As I said before, this is not a "showy" solution. Small steps becoming big things seems counter-intuitive. The author's genuine belief in her work might just break through your pre-conceptions enough for you to try it. To appreciate this book, you have to actually try it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Completely impossible to make into a movie, though it could make a really good song. I could see a lot of great music coming from this book.

Any additional comments?

Do you want the fantasy, or a new fantasy that can actually work? Do you want the deep inter-connections that love makes possible?

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- Kindle Customer

The reviews were misleading

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not recommend this book to a friend. It is very abstract with limited real world application.

What was most disappointing about Barbara Fredrickson’s story?

Her message. The reviews make this seem like a "life changing book" but it was dull and abstract.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Barbara Fredrickson?


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

i hope this never becomes a movie.

Any additional comments?

wish I could return this.

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- Catherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-26-2013
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC