Offbeat Ada's: How to Fall in Love with Anyone @ The Lab at Ada's, Seattle [20 February]

Offbeat Ada's: How to Fall in Love with Anyone


105
20
February
19:00 - 21:00

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The Lab at Ada's
425 15th Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98112
Join the Offbeat Empire and Ada's for a special evening. Hosted by Offbeat Bride's Ariel Meadow Stallings, the evening will feature a reading and discussion with author Mandy Len Catron about Mandy's book, «How to Fall in Love with Anyone,» Mandy's memoir of critical essays. Come early to have a beverage with the authors before the discussion begins!

Guaranteed seats are $5.00 and a guaranteed seat with a hardcover copy of the book (available for pick up now or at the event) is $31.00. Offbeat Ada's events frequently sell out, so we highly recommend purchasing a guaranteed seat!

The Lab at Ada's is a 21+ venue.

— From the publisher — «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.»
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