Episode 46: From Essay to Memoir: Authors Mandy Len Catron and Bob Brody discuss new books

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Playing Catch with Strangers by Bob BrodyIt’s how I met both of these great writers. Last year, I covered Bob Brody’s essay panel at the American Society of Journalists and Authors for The Writer Magazine. His book Playing Catch with Strangers: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) Comes of Age came out on Father’s Day this June on Heliotrope Books.How to Fall In Love with Anyone by Mandy Len Catron

This year, I interviewed Mandy Len Catron for my book proposal on Modern Love essays. Her new book How to Fall in With Anyone comes out on June 27 on Simon and Schuster.

Mandy’s also got a NEW Modern Love that was published on Sunday, June 25, 2017: “To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line.”

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How to Fall in Love with Anyone by Mandy Len Catron
Playing Catch with Strangers: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) Comes of Age by Bob Brody


Author Mandy Len Catron

Author Mandy Len Catron

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.




Author Bob Brody

Author Bob Brody

BOB BRODY is a long-time executive and personal essayist. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. His blog, Letterstomykids.org, urged parents and grandparents to preserve personal family history in writing for future generations.