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All For Love: A Personal History Of Desire And Disappointment (Continents Of Exile)

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"This is the true and intimate story of one man and his love of four women, each of them very different, but each in her turn the object of his hopes and desires. What does Ved Mehta want of these women? To be loved by them, to marry them, to have children with them. He has been blind since childhood. Love, marriage, children - all these, he imagines, would make him whole. ...more
Published (first published August 26th 2001)
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Urenna Sander
Autobiographical novel of a man, who is disabled by blindness and the disappointing relationships with several women. Mehta is honest and open with his emotions; something that few men would do.
Hy Hy
Dec 30, 2016 Hy Hy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great read. Ending was a drag though.
Nita
Nov 24, 2013 Nita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I live oceans away from New York, and my knowledge of The New Yorker is limited to the two copies I own. An article by John McPhee in one of them introduced me to their erstwhile copy-editor, Eleanor Gould Packard and I have since read everything I could find about her. I picked up this book because it was edited by her.

And I am glad I did. This is the first I've read by Ved Mehta. The account is not only engaging and informative, but also brutally honest. I've come out feeling wiser and eager
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Adam
At times brilliant, at times meandering, this is a brutally honest depiction of one man's failed loves and his efforts to understand what he brought (or didn't bring) to these intimate relationships. Most heart-wrenching of the four tales is that of Lola, with the misunderstandings, pain and confusion rendered in excrutiating detail. The concluding chapter about his four years of deep psychotherapy is interesting, but ultimately a bit of a muddle, especially as a way to conclude the book. All in ...more
Vikki
May 13, 2010 Vikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good book. It is biographical about this author. It tells of his four loves (women). He is blind and from India.
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