Marilyn Yalom discusses How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance ($15.99). The French have long championed themselves as guides to the art of love through their literature, paintings, songs, and cinema. This new book is a delicious, witty, sexy and learned guide to the language of all our hearts.
Diane Johnson describes this book as “Absolutely marvelous, so lively and learned,” while Diane Ackerman calls it “Seductive and fascinating. Marilyn Yalom is the perfect companion for this delightfully candid tour de l’amour.”
Marilyn Yalom is a senior scholar at the Institute for Women and Gender at Stanford University. She is the author of A History of the Wife; A History of the Breast; Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women's Memory; and Maternity, Mortality, and the Literature of Madness. She lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband, psychiatrist and writer Irvin Yalom.