Out February 8, just in time for Valentine’s Day 2022!

Cover of Laura Kipnis' new book, Love in the Time of Contagion. The cover is a bright pink.

Kirkus: “Cultural critic and essayist Kipnis explores how Covid-19 and the socio-economic turbulence of the recent years have reshaped concepts of dating, love, sex, and interpersonal closeness…In this witty four-essay collection, she explores how the pandemic, in tandem with such preexisting crises as political polarization, accelerating economic disparities, and racial and sexual injustice, has permanently altered intimate relationships.

Fearless and sharply observed, this book suggests that future post-pandemic challenges will have less to do with its biological legacy to humanity and more to do with the impact of a virus on interpersonal closeness.

Provocative and darkly humorous.”

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“Few people have taken on the excesses of university culture with the brio that Kipnis has. Her anger gives her argument the energy of a live cable.” Jennifer Senior, New York Times.


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