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The Resource How to fall in love with anyone : a memoir in essays, Mandy Len Catron

How to fall in love with anyone : a memoir in essays, Mandy Len Catron

Label
How to fall in love with anyone : a memoir in essays
Title
How to fall in love with anyone
Title remainder
a memoir in essays
Statement of responsibility
Mandy Len Catron
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a series of candid essays, Mandy Len Catron takes a closer look at what it means to love someone, be loved, and how we present our love to the world. -- Adapted from publisher's summary
  • "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 melds science and emotion beautifully into a thoughtful and thought-provoking meditation" (Bookpage). She delves back to 1944, when her grandparents met in a coal mining town in Appalachia, to her own dating life as a professor in Vancouver. 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. And she tells the story of how she decided to test an 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."--Publisher's description
Summary
A memoir by the author of the popular New York Times essay, "To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This," shares the love stories that impacted her life and explores the romantic myths people create, explaining how implausible fantasies limit one's ability to achieve and sustain real intimacy
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10564914
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Catron, Mandy Len
Dewey number
306.82
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ801
LC item number
.C3426 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Catron, Mandy Len
  • Catron, Mandy Len
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Love
  • Courtship
  • Mate selection
  • Courtship
  • Love
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mate selection
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
essays
Label
How to fall in love with anyone : a memoir in essays, Mandy Len Catron
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The exploded star: the myth of the right person -- The football coach and the cheerleader: what makes a good love story? -- Coal miner's daughter: love in context -- Girl meets boy: following love's script -- The problem of deservingness: our American obsession with Cinderella -- The black box: thoughts on the stories we don't tell -- I'm willing to lie about how we met: the tyranny of meeting cute -- Okay, honey: bad advice from good people -- If you can fall in love with anyone, how do you choose? -- The pleasures of ordinary devotion -- To fall in love with anyone, do this -- Arthur Aron's 36 questions
Control code
ocn988171723
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 238 pages
Isbn
9781501137440
Lccn
2017000307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988171723
Label
How to fall in love with anyone : a memoir in essays, Mandy Len Catron
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The exploded star: the myth of the right person -- The football coach and the cheerleader: what makes a good love story? -- Coal miner's daughter: love in context -- Girl meets boy: following love's script -- The problem of deservingness: our American obsession with Cinderella -- The black box: thoughts on the stories we don't tell -- I'm willing to lie about how we met: the tyranny of meeting cute -- Okay, honey: bad advice from good people -- If you can fall in love with anyone, how do you choose? -- The pleasures of ordinary devotion -- To fall in love with anyone, do this -- Arthur Aron's 36 questions
Control code
ocn988171723
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 238 pages
Isbn
9781501137440
Lccn
2017000307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988171723

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