Marilyn Yalom, PhD
Marilyn Yalom is senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from John Hopkins and was Professor of French at the California State University at Hayward, before assuming research and administrative roles at Stanford. Her books include Blood Sisters. The French Revolution in Women’s Memory (Basic Books, 1993), A History of the Breast (Knopf, 1991), A History of the Wife (Harper Collins, 2001), Birth of the Chess Queen (Harper Collins, 2004), The American Resting Place with photos by Reid Yalom (Houghton Mifflin, 2008), How the French Invented Love (Harper Collins, 2012), The Social Sex with Theresa Brown (Harper Collins, 2015) and The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love (Basic Books, forthcoming January 2018). She lives in Palo Alto with her husband, the psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom.