Marilyn Yalom is the author or editor of a dozen books, including Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women’s Memory, A History of the Breast, A History of the Wife, Birth of the Chess Queen, and The American Resting Place: 400 Years of History through our Cemeteries and Burial Grounds, written in collaboration with her photographer son Reid Yalom. Her most recent book is How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance (2012, HarperPerennial).
Marilyn Yalom has been a professor of French at California State Unlversity/ Hayward, and a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. She has lived in Palo Alto with her husband, the psychiatrist-author Irvin Yalom, since 1962.
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How the French Invented Love (HarperCollins, 2012).
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