How to Fall in Love With Anyone

How to Fall in Love With Anyone

A Memoir

eBook - 2017
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An insightful, charming, and absolutely fascinating memoir from the author of the popular New York Times essay, “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This,” (one of the top five most popular New York Times pieces of 2015) explores the romantic myths we create and explains how they limit our ability to achieve and sustain intimacy.

What really makes love last? Does love ever work the way we say it does in movies and books and Facebook posts? Or does obsessing over those love stories hurt our real-life relationships? When her parents divorced after a twenty-eight year marriage and her own ten-year relationship ended, those were the questions that Mandy Len Catron wanted to answer.

In a series of candid, vulnerable, and wise essays that takes a closer look at what it means to love someone, be loved, and how we present our love to the world, Catron deconstructs her own personal canon of love stories. She delves all the way back to 1944, when her grandparents first met in a coal mining town in Appalachia, to her own dating life as a professor in Vancouver, drawing insights from her fascinating research into the universal psychology, biology, history, and literature of love. She uses biologists’ research into dopamine triggers to ask whether the need to love is an innate human drive. She uses literary theory to show why we prefer certain kinds of love stories. She urges us to question the unwritten scripts we follow in relationships and looks into where those scripts come from in the first place. And she tells the story of how she decided to test a psychology experiment that she’d read about—where the goal was to create intimacy between strangers using a list of thirty-six questions—and ended up in the surreal situation of having millions of people following her brand-new relationship.

In How to Fall in Love with Anyone Catron flips the script on love and offers a deeply personal, and universal, investigation.

Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781501137464
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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esgouliaras Oct 15, 2017

I'm listening to this in audio-book format, and as a young woman, I feel the content is extremely relate-able, thought-provoking and makes one think deeply about how we think about love. It looks at 3 generations of love stories, how we tell these stories and different perspectives on love. It is grounded in in-depth research about love, from personal experience, family stories and social-psychology books. It looks at the institution of marriage and how it has changed due to our changing priorities in our hierarchy of needs. Anecdotal and fun to listen to!

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