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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

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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
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Mandy Len Catron
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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
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contains biographical information
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10564914
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AU@
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306.82
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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adult
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essays
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How to fall in love with anyone : a memoir in essays, Mandy Len Catron
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3022445
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
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ocn988256652
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other
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781501137464
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computer
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rdamedia.
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EB00689137
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remote
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84420327-37A9-414C-AC1A-5EDD81C9AB06
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(OCoLC)988256652
Label
How to fall in love with anyone : a memoir in essays, Mandy Len Catron
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3022445
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn988256652
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501137464
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Publisher number
EB00689137
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
84420327-37A9-414C-AC1A-5EDD81C9AB06
System control number
(OCoLC)988256652

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