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Leo Buscaglia

Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D., was a Professor of Education at the University of Southern California.  After spending several years as a special education teacher and administrator, Mr. Buscaglia applied for a university position.  During an interview, the dean of the college asked Mr. Buscaglia what he wanted to be doing in five years.  "I'd like to be teaching a class on Love," he immediately replied.  The dean paused, cleared his throat, and asked, "And what else?"  As it turns out, Mr. Buscaglia realized his dream, going on to teach the first college class on Love.  He also wrote several widely-received books on human relationships.

Loving Each Other

Leo Buscaglia's book on relationships addresses both the intricacies and challenges of human relationships.  Loving Each Other (review or buy) explores how we can best structure our relationships in order to have fulfilling lives.  Do we change our way of relating depending on circumstances, or is there a universal way of relating?  If we fail in one relationships, can we suceed in others?  Mr. Buscaglia approaches these questions with gentleness and insight.

Living, Loving and Learning

Leo Buscaglia's Living, Loving and Learning (review or buy) is a delightful collection of lectures which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981.  Lecture titles include, "On Becoming You," "What is Essential is Invisible to the Eye," and "The Art of Being Fully Human."  As the Albequerque Journal wrote in a review, "He urges, pleads, exhorts his listeners to try love, to use it, to trust it."