Daniel Jones

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Daniel Jones has edited the Modern Love column in The New York Times since its inception in 2004. His books include “Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (with the Help of 50,000 Strangers),” “The Bastard on the Couch,” and the novel “After Lucy.” Jones appears weekly on the Modern Love podcast and is a consulting producer for Amazon Studios’ show “Modern Love.” He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts and in New York City.

Early excerpts and reviews!

Readers who would like to know more about "Love Illuminated" will find excerpts in the February issues of Good Housekeeping and Harper's Bazaar, which hit newsstands in mid-January. The excerpts are mostly about me and my wife, Cathi, because those could be shaped into coherent essays, but rest assured the book is not some sort of memoir of my own marriage!

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Tiny Love Stories by Daniel    Jones

I could stop reading these stories. They break your heart open. So much love, loss, pain, happiness and hope. Inspiring to write my own!"
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"Wonderful, and sometimes deeply moving stories of ordinary and uncommon love."
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"What a delightful little book. Very short, true stories with love as the theme. Very fun, fast book. If you like humans, you will like this book. There were Spoiler Alerts with every title. I skipped the titles and went straight to the stories."
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"What a heartwarming read! This book is the epitome of what love is all about. Romantic love, family love, and the love found in friendships, travel, and the simple things in life. Some stories will make you cry and move you deeply, others will make y" Read more of this review »
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“I would explain that human love is a combination of three emotions or impulses: desire, vulnerability, and bravery. Desire makes one feel vulnerable, which then requires one to be brave.”
Daniel Jones, Modern Love, Revised and Updated: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption

“Ghosting is the most cowardly way to end a relationship,” I once said to a male friend in a room with a guy who had ghosted me years before.”
Daniel Jones, Modern Love, Revised and Updated: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption

“DATING FOR ME WAS ALWAYS like that video game: you try to follow the dance moves, and the further you get in the game, the trickier the moves become, until you are just a flailing mess. I was clingy and desperate and wore my heart on my sleeve, falling madly in love repeatedly, only to meet with heartbreaking rejection at every turn. Which is why it is nothing short of a miracle that two years ago I was swiftly and happily married.”
Daniel Jones, Modern Love, Revised and Updated: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption

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