Moira Weigel, author, Labor of Love

Moira Weigel is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Yale. Her debut book, The Labor of Love (published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux), traces the concept of dating from its origin in the late 19th century to the present. I organized an event for Moira at The Ripped Bodice, the country's ever first romance bookstore. I also secured an interview for Moira with the Writer's Bone, in which she says: "I was interested in using dating to think about gender roles and how they have or have not changed over time. I thought of dating as a theater where we play ourselves, or rather, the version of ourselves that we think would be desirable."