Brie Larson’s “Happy Place” Selfie Includes This Popular Book

published Dec 15, 2021
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Everyone has that one place that provides the utmost amount of joy. For some, it’s at home taking care of their favorite houseplants. For others, it’s their hometown when visiting friends and family. For Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson, it’s a spa with a book in hand — a person after my own heart, really.

“Take me back to my happy place 📖” Larson captioned an Instagram snap shared earlier this month. In the photo, the “Captain Marvel” actress is sitting in the water while holding up her most current read: “Conversations on Love” by Natasha Lunn.

The book, which was published over the summer, is a hopeful and uplifting investigation in which journalist Natasha Lunn sets out to understand how relationships work and evolve over a lifetime. Speaking with authors, celebrities, and experts as well as drawing from her own experiences, Lunn answers three burning questions: how do we find love, how do we sustain it, and how do we survive when we lose it?

The insightful novel features words from a wide range of voices — from psychotherapist Philippa Perry on falling in love slowly to journalist Dolly Alderton on vulnerability and psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz on accepting change. Lunn also taps author Candice Carty-Williams on friendship, novelist and journalist Diana Evans on parenthood, educator Emily Nagoski on the science of sex, psychotherapist Esther Perel on unrealistic expectations, educator and author Roxane Gay on redefining romance, and more.

With many five-star reviews under its belt, the book has been praised by readers across the globe. “A great collection of conversations on all types of love. Natasha interviews a wide range of contemporary voices and they offer discussion on everything from platonic love, familial love, motherhood, and grief. It is jam-packed full of wisdom!” one person wrote in a review on Amazon.

“The interesting way this book is written takes you on a journey which makes you question everything about love and life, and ultimately understand both better. It’s brilliant. This has really helped improve my relationships, not just romantic but familial and with friends too.” another person commented.

A third said: “For years I have struggled to understand the complexities of love but this book brings everything together. It is beautifully written and just a fabulous read.”

It’s no surprise that Larson’s “happy place” includes a book, as the avid reader has her very own cozy reading nook, as pictured in an Instagram post shared earlier this year. “Give me your book recs! I’m ready for a hot girl reading Fall,” she wrote in the caption.

Do you have any uplifting books you’d recommend for the upcoming cozy season? Let us know in the comments below!