ED2011 Book Reviews

Lisa Appignanesi

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2011

A somewhat garbled discussion about Appignanesi’s most recent book, ‘All About Love’. This work was a natural progression for her – from insanity, the focus of her previous book, she moves onto love, which she described as the only socially-sanctioned form of madness. However, her summaries seemed contradictory. She initially mentioned ‘threesomes’ solely in the context of infidelities, which would leave polyamorous couples completely excluded, then later claimed that ‘twosomes are very tricky’ and that a third person is needed. Apart from a child or perhaps an overly intrusive housekeeper, what other thirds are available to round out a relationship? Perhaps the main problem stems from the difficulties in tackling such an incredibly complex topic.

ScottishPower Studio Theatre, 20 Aug, 3.30pm (4.30pm), £8.00 – £10.00, bfpp28.