"I think of this as a coming of ages book."
"All good essays and memoirs must answer the question--What is love?--to some degree. But most readers are not looking for a new definition or explanation of love. Rather, what we want, is an artful invitation into the writer's experience, so that we might find a bit of our story in theirs.
"And that is what readers will find in Like Love, largely due to Morano's raw honesty about her struggles to love a variety of men, her parents, and even her newborn son."
"Love is the in-between, the back-and-forth, the translator, the ferryman. Love is the fulcrum on which the teeter-totter rests, the enabler of stomach-churning, mind-spinning excitement, as well as the excitement itself, as well as the ever-present danger of falling to the ground. Must we expect it to be moral, too?"
"A sharp eye, brave intellect, and satisfying writing make this worth a look even for those who don’t usually read essays."
“Haunting….Every piece reads like a conversation between close friends, sharing their greatest moments of vulnerability and their brightest memories of softness.… Morano’s work is proof that a life spent in love is monumental, worth entire books, worth everything.”
"Morano makes clear that even though we are all complicit in love and its ensuing chaos, our only obligation is to experience it."
"With every one of these essays, there was something in it where during the writing I could feel my shoulders starting to creep up towards my ears. Whenever that happens I know I’m onto something and I have to go further."