Let Love Have the Last Word

Let Love Have the Last Word

Common—the Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe–winning musician, actor, and activist—follows up his New York Times bestselling memoir One Day It’ll 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 that the phrase "let love ha...

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  • Takema Jones

    Reflective and poignant. I recommend the audio version as you can feel his honesty reverberate around the room.

  • LeeTravelGoddess

    WOW... I MEAN WOOWW!!!! I’ve never heard a man be so, so vulnerable, loving, honest, open and just plan REAL!!! What did he not say or address SHEESH!

    I loved the love quotes at the beginning of each chapter & especially his reference of Mother Bell Hooks’: All About Love— a book I’m somewhat afraid to pick up hahaha! He also references The Prophet x Kahlil Gibran a simple favorite that keeps coming up within the greats that I read about.

    Some of my favorite quotes:

    “LOVE MAKES YOUR SOUL CRA

    WOW... I MEAN WOOWW!!!! I’ve never heard a man be so, so vulnerable, loving, honest, open and just plan REAL!!! What did he not say or address SHEESH!

    I loved the love quotes at the beginning of each chapter & especially his reference of Mother Bell Hooks’: All About Love— a book I’m somewhat afraid to pick up hahaha! He also references The Prophet x Kahlil Gibran a simple favorite that keeps coming up within the greats that I read about.

    Some of my favorite quotes:

    “LOVE MAKES YOUR SOUL CRAWL OUT FROM ITS HIDING PLACE” -THEEE Zora Neale Hurston

    “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” -Victor Hugo

    “Love is a friendship set to music.” -Joseph Campbell

    What can I say y’all, Common did this and I really relished in his speaking on the father daughter relationship that he has with his little lady— as they are so so important!

    He spoke on various relationships and how he wants to be a husband and from what I hear he will be a damn good one. I love that he is speaking on his having a therapist and how that has opened his eyes to his ways and how he legit wants to change/do better/communicate better and that alone is so refreshing.

    “INSANITY— is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.” This book forces the reader to Dig Deep and sort out their BS... it begs the question “have you examined your SHIT 👀” before criticizing or defending.

    Overall, the book was refreshing to have as apart of my library and also apart of my toolbox of love. I don’t think there is a true definition of love but you know when it’s in your presence. 💚💚💚 def a tops. Bravo to my favorite wordsmith AND AS SOON AS I THOUGHT IT WAS DONE, COM BLESSED MY SOUL WITH A PLAYLIST— You did that Sir!!! THANK YOU!

  • Ana Rodriguez

    Great book! Got to see into his life!

  • Kelly Shaw

    Well, the book was all about love. The audiobook is read by Common he did a great job. I was captivated by his voice and what he was saying. It's a love story about life, the good and the bad. You have to forgive to love. Very inspiring.

  • Olivia Elizabeth

    3.5

    Not really a fan of memoirs generally, but I had to pick this one up since I'm such a fan of Common's music.

    In Let Love Have the Last Word Common opens up on a very personal level about his own findings on love through introspection. He discusses his relationships with his mother and daughter and how at times he has struggled to be a good son and father.

    There are some very profound messages to take away from this book. Namely that choosing love is an active and noble goal. Sometimes in lif

    3.5

    Not really a fan of memoirs generally, but I had to pick this one up since I'm such a fan of Common's music.

    In Let Love Have the Last Word Common opens up on a very personal level about his own findings on love through introspection. He discusses his relationships with his mother and daughter and how at times he has struggled to be a good son and father.

    There are some very profound messages to take away from this book. Namely that choosing love is an active and noble goal. Sometimes in life it is hard to be loving- to ourselves and to others, but that is all the more reason why we should strive to do better.

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