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In new book, NYT's Modern Love editor explores 'Love Illuminated'

by KPCC Staff | Take Two

Courtesy of Harper Collins

Today is Valentines Day. It's a day to celebrate flowers, overly sweetened chocolate and romantic love, but what does romantic love mean in this day and age?

That's a question that Daniel Jones from the New York Times has been grappling with for nearly a decade now. Jones is the editor of the column "Modern Love" and having pored through more than 50,000 stories on the subject of love, he's learned a thing or two.

He shares his observations in the new book "Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject with the Help of 50,000 Strangers." 


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