The author sees love as the ultimate need and desire of all human beings. In this book he discusses every aspect of the subject: romantic love, the love of parents for children, brotherly love, erotoc love, self love and the love of God. He looks at the theory of love as it appears throughout the cultures of the world and at the practice, how we show or fail to show love for one ather. Love is an art which we need to develop and practice in order to find true contentment. We need to find it individually as well as a society as a whole.
Erich Fromm is one of the major figures in the field of psychoanalysis. He devoted himself to consultant psychology and theoretical investigation for many years.