“A beautifully written and well-researched cultural criticism as well as an honest memoir.”

—Los Angeles Review of Books

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To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

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27 June  2017 – Brooklyn, NY

Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton street, 7:30pm

29 June 2017 – Washington, DC

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5 July 2017 – Vancouver, BC

Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street, 7:00pm

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11 July 2017 – San Francisco, CA

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12 July 2017 – Portland, OR

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Originally from Appalachian Virginia, Mandy Len Catron now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the 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 she teaches English and creative writing at the University of British Columbia. Her article “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This” was one of the most popular articles published by the New York Times in 2015.

Representation & Publicity

Sam Stoloff, Frances Goldin Literary Agency

Brooke Ehrlich, The Sanford Ehrlich Company

US Publicity:
Amanda Lang, Simon & Schuster

Canada Publicity:
Catherine Whiteside, Simon & Schuster Canada

Australia Publicity:
Christina Taylor, Black Inc. Books





  • “To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line”, The New York Times, Modern Love Column, 25 June 2017.
  • “Five Myths about Love”, The Washington Post, 14 February 2016.
  • “Middle School Miracles”, Skirt, Fall 2015.
  • “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This”, The New York Times, Modern Love Column, 11 January 2015.
  • “We Talked About Love”, Under the Gum Tree, Issue 5, Fall 2012.
  • “Hypocorism or On Love and Naming”, Folio, Fall 2010/ Spring 2011.
  • “Grind, Dose, Tamp, Flush, Pull, Drink”, Under the Sun, Summer, 2007.
  • “The Canadian Sandwich”, The Vancouver Review, Winter 2007.
  • “Contracting Iris”, The Fieldstone Review, Issue 1, April, 2006.
  • “Nor Ever Chaste”, Italy, A Love Story, Seal Press, 2005.



Cover photo, FreeFall Magazine vol. XXIV no. 2