Marilyn Yalom





Marilyn Yalom


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Marilyn Yalom grew up in Washington D.C. and was educated at Wellesley College, the Sorbonne, Harvard and Johns Hopkins. She has been a professor of French and comparative literature, director of an institute for research on women, a popular speaker on the lecture circuit, and the author of numerous books and articles on literature and women's history.

Average rating: 3.74 · 2,494 ratings · 345 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
A History of the Wife

3.81 avg rating — 1,137 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
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How the French Invented Lov...

3.67 avg rating — 366 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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History of the Breast

3.89 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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Birth of the Chess Queen: A...

3.56 avg rating — 317 ratings — published 2004 — 12 editions
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The Social Sex: A History o...

2.93 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Blood Sisters: The French R...

4.38 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Maternity, Mortality, And T...

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Coming to Light: American W...

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Compelled to Witness: Women...

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“Living in an age of casual sex, serial commitments, and frequent divorce, we are all in danger of becoming as jaded as anceien regime aristocrats. Does the notion of undying love still have any meaning for us today?”
Marilyn Yalom, How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance

“born to avenge my sex and dominate yours”
Marilyn Yalom

“neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, The Female Brain and The Male Brain, which point out that a man has two and a half times as much brain space devoted to sexual pursuit as a woman, while the female brain’s empathy system is considerably more active than the male’s.3)”
Marilyn Yalom, How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance

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