Leo F. Buscaglia


Born
in The United States
March 31, 1924

Died
June 11, 1998

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known as "Dr. Love"

Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia Ph.D. was a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California. He was a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School (Los Angeles).

Leo Buscaglia authored a number of New York Times bestselling inspirational books on love and human reticences on the subject, including The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, Bus 9 to Paradise, Living Loving and Learning, Love and My Father. In lectures he often protested, in outrage at the comparative absence of writings on the subject, "I got the copyright for love!!!"
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Living, Loving & Learning

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4.25 avg rating — 5,668 ratings — published 1982 — 30 editions
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Love

4.25 avg rating — 3,174 ratings — published 1972 — 31 editions
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The Fall of Freddie the Lea...

4.29 avg rating — 1,536 ratings — published 1982 — 17 editions
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Loving Each Other

4.19 avg rating — 1,179 ratings — published 1984 — 23 editions
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Personhood: The Art of Bein...

4.19 avg rating — 718 ratings — published 1957 — 14 editions
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Bus 9 to Paradise

4.01 avg rating — 579 ratings — published 1986 — 17 editions
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Born For Love: Reflections ...

4.12 avg rating — 534 ratings — published 1987 — 15 editions
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Way of the Bull

3.83 avg rating — 385 ratings — published 1957 — 14 editions
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Seven Stories of Christmas ...

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4.05 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 1987 — 10 editions
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Papa, My Father: A Celebrat...

4.09 avg rating — 324 ratings — published 1989 — 9 editions
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More books by Leo F. Buscaglia…
“Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”
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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
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“The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.”
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