‘All About Love’ by bell hooks on NYT list

The book by bell hooks, pen name of Hopkinsville native Gloria Watkins, was first published in 2000.

Two decades after it was first published, the book “All About Love” by Hopkinsville native bell hooks is No. 10 on the latest New York Times Best Sellers list for paperback nonfiction. “All About Love” explores the definition of love, how it works in a community and its impact on societal divisions. hooks is the pen name of Gloria Watkins.

Born in 1952, hooks has written extensively on feminism, race, gender and culture. She is a distinguished professor at Berea College. Other titles by hooks include “Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood” and “Belonging: A Culture of Place,” both of which deal with life in Kentucky.

‘All About Love’ by bell hooks on NYT list

Jennifer P. Brown | Hoptown Chronicle

Jennifer P. Brown is co-founder, publisher and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at editor@hoptownchronicle.org. She spent 30 years as a reporter and editor at the Kentucky New Era. She is a co-chair of the national advisory board to the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, governing board president for the Kentucky Historical Society, and co-founder of the Kentucky Open Government Coalition.