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How to Fall in Love with Anyone with Mandy Len Catron

  • Commonwealth Club 555 Post Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

Mandy Len Catron, Author, How to Fall In Love with Anyone; Professor,  English and Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia; Editor, The Love Story Project
Moira Weigel, Author, Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating; Editor, Logic Magazine, PhD candidate, Yale University - Moderator

Remember Mandy Len Catron’s viral The New York Times Modern Love Column  “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This”? In the essay, she and an acquaintance followed a less-than-scientific version of a psychology study comprised of answering 36 increasingly personal questions, ending by staring silently into the other’s eyes for four whole minutes. Mandy and her experiment partner went on to actually fall in love, with millions of people invested in the future of her brand-new relationship after reading the column. Now, in her new book How to Fall in Love with Anyone, Catron explores the romantic myths we create and talks frankly how they limit our ability to achieve and sustain intimacy.

Whether you’re dating and dubious about love or deep in a relationship, Mandy’s mix of history, science, theory, and personal experience will make you question the unwritten scripts we follow in love and relationships. Mandy Len will be in conversation with Moira Weigel, author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating, a fellow academic and writer entranced by the complexity of love.

Originally from Appalachian Virginia, Mandy Len Catron is a writer living and working in Vancouver, BC. She’s writing about love and love stories at The Love Story Project. She teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.