Book of Love (2002 film)

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Book of Love
Book of Love (2002) DVD.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byJeffrey W. Byrd
Produced byNedal Abdul
Tracey Baker-Simmons
Jeffrey W. Byrd
Carl Craig
Eric K. George
Luce Gordon
Nia Hill
D'Angela Steed
J. Steed
Written byJeffrey W. Byrd
StarringEric K. George
Anthony "Treach" Criss
Richard T. Jones
Robin Givens
Salli Richardson
Narrated byAnthony "Treach" Criss
Eric K. George
Richard T. Jones
Music byStephen James Taylor
CinematographyCarl Bartels
Edited byJeffrey Cooper
Distributed byArtisan Entertainment
Crossroads Pictures
Release date
  • 2002 (2002)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States

Book of Love, also known as Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs, is a 2002 American romantic comedy film, written and directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd, and starring Anthony "Treach" Criss, Eric K. George, and Richard T. Jones as its three male protagonists.


Book of Love is a mockumentary following the unrelated stories of three L.A. bachelors (Eric K. George, Anthony "Treach" Criss, and Richard T. Jones) as they recover from a series of unhealthy relationships. The team of average Joes are no match for their manipulative girlfriends (Salli Richardson, Mari Morrow, and Robin Givens), however, and the over eager men are taken for all they're worth.

It's this manipulative, self-serving treatment that drives the young bachelors into behaving like "dogs" themselves. Written and directed by Jeffrey Byrd, Book of Love was produced by both BET Studios and 5th GearEntertainment, and eventually released by Strange Fruit Films.



Cameo appearances in the film include: Darryl "Chill" Mitchell, Eric A. Payne, Flex Alexander, Gillian Iliana Waters, Jagged Edge, John Salley, Khalil Kain, Loretta Devine, Pepa (Salt-N-Pepa), Robert Townsend, and Taraji P. Henson.

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