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Modern Love and Daniel Jones


When I first chanced upon Love Illuminated by Daniel Jones, I was intrigued by the title. And fresh off the boat as I was (in the US), I did not know then that Daniel Jones’ column Modern Love is a hugely popular one in the New York Times. In all my ignorance, I wrote to Jones, telling him what I thought of his book, and how many things there resonated with what I had written in my own book Unravel. It is Jones’ largeness of heart that he wrote me a very nice note back on it, and also met me warmly at a literary festival.

Here is the review…

Much later, at a personal essay writing workshop I came to know just how coveted the weekly column is.The Modern Love column began its run in Sunday Styles a decade ago. People spend months writing, revising and editing their piece for this column, and the thrill they feel when it is accepted is akin to getting a million dollar book deal. Love and its tribulations from many perspectives – young, old, male, female, hetero- and bi-sexual and gay, weird and sado-masochistic – find their way here. But it’s not only romantic love that the column deals with – there is also the all-encompassing, sometimes fractured love of parents and siblings.

For those who have not read them, do visit the Modern Love column in New York Times. Even if you don’t subscribe to the paper, you still get to read 10 free columns per month…This Valentine, read some Modern Love columns – you will be pleasantly (and sometimes unpleasantly surprised)! These columns give love a whole new perspective!


About Preeti Singh

I am a bookaholic. I love stories, storytelling. I enjoy helping people structure their storytelling, and I love to share the stories I discover.

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