review: Cupidity

find me a person who has never done something stupid for the sake of love, and i'll show you someone who probably still needs to read this book anyway! written equally for both the single and the married, Cupidity: 50 Stupid Things People Do For Love (And How To Avoid Them) is the best friend we all need to tell us the truth when we're making less than stellar love decisions, both before and after 'I do'.

the authors define Cupidity as 'where stupid and love meet', and break down the 50 things into five sections: emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual acts of Cupidity. some of these acts were not really a surprise, such as 'believing romance equals love' or 'using sex to get love', but others were things i have simply never thought of before. such as 'letting technology define your relationship', something that even ten years ago wouldn't have been much of an issue, but today is far too easy to do.

there were one or two of the 50 that i am not sure about, but for the most part, this book offers great insight in an informal style, laced with the authors' own examples of their Cupidity.

so on this day that our culture sets aside to celebrate love, whether or not you have someone to buy daisies and sea salt chocolates for, i recommend this book.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book to review.