Let Love Have the Last Word, Common
Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Atria Books (2019)
Grammy Award-winning musician and activist Common follows up his bestselling memoir One Day It Will All Make Sense with this inspiring exploration of how love and mindfulness can build communities and allow you to take better control of your life through actions and words.
Common believes the phrase “let love have the last word” is not just a declaration — it is a statement of purpose, a daily promise. Love is the most powerful force on the planet and the way you love determines who you are and how you experience life.
Touching on God, self-love, partners, children, family and community, Let Loves Have the Last Word explores the core tenets of love to help others understand what it means to give and receive love. He moved from the personal — writing about his daughter, to whom he wants to be a better father — to the universal, where he observes that our society has become fractured under issues of race and politics. He knows there is not quick remedy for all the hurt in the world, and love for yourself and others is where the healing begins.
Courageous, insightful, brave and characteristically authentic, Let Love Have the Last Word shares Common’s own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer. It is a powerful call to action for a new generation of open hearts and minds — one that is sure to resonate for years to come.