8 Rules of Love: How To Find It, Keep It, and Let It Go

S. & S. Jan. 2023. 320p. ISBN 9781982183066. $28.99. SELF-HELP
Instagram influencer, podcaster, and keynote speaker Shetty (Think Like a Monk) is best known for his health and wellness advice in relationships. In his book, he tells readers about how his three years as a monk, studying the Vedas–ancient Hindu scriptures– helped him understand the stages and processes of intentional love. Shetty draws from the four Vedic ashrams or classrooms: preparing for love; practicing love; protecting love; and perfecting love. He then breaks these down into the eight cumulative rules intended to help people approach love. The author does so in a way that helps readers understand how they need to be loved and how their partner needs to be loved, helping them to unlearn what fairy tales and stereotypes tell us that love should be and how to navigate the imperfections of real love and relationships.
VERDICT Shetty’s many Instagram fans will be eager to get their hands on this book. Readers who aren’t familiar with the author will be drawn in by his experiences and wisdom and his easygoing, relatable approach to love in all of its forms.
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