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Is there more to say about love? Apparently so.

John Bowe and his friends have gone out, Studs Terkel style, and asked heaps of Americans how love — romantic love — works, or doesn’t work, for them. Their stories are amazing. Quirky, moving, despairing, transcendent. Not prisoner to fashion.

Every story, says Judd Apatow, “is a small movie I wish someone would make.” John Bowe is with us this hour, with his huge cast of Americans talking about love. And Sandra Tsing Loh, for some dry-eyed perspective.

This hour, On Point: Love in the USA, and what it means now.


John Bowe, journalist and editor of the new book "US: Americans Talk about Love."  
Read excerpts from the book at its website.
Sandra Tsing Loh, writer, comedian, and a columnist for The Atlantic. Her books include “Mother on Fire” (2008) and “If You Lived Here, You’d be Home by Now” (1998).

This program aired on February 2, 2010.

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