Originally from Appalachian Virginia, Mandy Len Catron now lives in Vancouver. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Walrus, as well as literary journals and anthologies. She writes about love and love stories at The Love Story Project and teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.
How to Fall in Love With Anyone
Mandy Len Catron’s Modern Love essay, “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This,” became one of the most popular pieces published in The New York Times in 2015. In How to Fall in Love with Anyone, Catron revisits the romance that inspired that essay, and the myriad underpinnings — familial, cultural, societal — that brought her to write it in the first place. Drawing upon psychology, biology, history, and the literature of love, Catron’s debut offers a deeply personal, and universal, investigation into the one thing we all want — or think we want — more than anything.