Weaving together over 100 years of history with scenes from the contemporary landscape, Labor of Love offers a fresh feminist perspective on how we came to date the ways we do. This isn't a guide to "getting the guy". There are no ridiculous "rules" to follow. Instead Weigel helps us understand how looking for love shapes who we are and hopefully leads us closer to the happy ending that dating promises.
Androids have always inspired mythmaking, and these stories always seemed to raise the same question: What would it take for a thing to go from being merely humanoid to actually human? The audiences who admired the toy musicians raved about their sensibility - the way they seemed to be moved by their own performances. In the twentieth century, the criteria shifted.