Wounds of Passion is a memoir about writing, love, and sexuality. With her customary boldness and insight, bell hooks critically reflects on the foundations of her writing life—the triumphs she enjoyed, the suffering she endured, the pleasures she experienced, the setbacks she overcame, and the dangers she faced.
Writing the acclaimed book Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism at the age of nineteen, hooks emerged early as a brilliant social critic and public intellectual. Wounds of Passion describes her subsequent struggle to devote herself to a life of writing. Eloquent and powerful, this book shows how one woman writer works to find her own voice while creating relationships based on feminist thinking.
With ample courage and wisdom, hooks reveals intimate details and provocative ideas, offering an illuminating vision of a writer's life.