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Author Iris Krasnow Discusses Book on Longevity of Marriage

Release date: January 12, 2012

Courtesy of Jeff Watts 

Best-selling author and longtime journalist Iris Krasnow will discuss her newest book The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married in a pre-Valentine's Day conversation with Goucher President Sanford J. Ungar on Monday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Buchner Hall of the college's Alumnae/i House.

In The Secret Lives of Wives, Krasnow interviewed a diverse group of more than 200 wives whose marriages have lasted 15 to 70 years and shares their uncensored strategies for staying married. Krasnow said the book, published last October, explores how to make aging marriages go the distance. "No matter her age or her stage, every woman will find pieces of herself in all of these [testimonials]," she said.

This event, sponsored by the President's Office, is free and open to the public, but all attendees must reserve tickets in advance by logging on to www.goucher.edu/tickets. For more information on tickets, contact the box office at 410-337-6333 or boxoffice@goucher.edu. A book signing will follow the talk.

Krasnow has also written Surrendering to Motherhood, Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself, and I Am My Mother's Daughter.  Her writing has been featured in multiple national publications, including Parade, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and the AARP magazine. She has also been a guest on numerous television and radio programs, including Oprah, Good Morning America, Today, and All Things Considered, and she has been featured on CNN several times. Interviews with Krasnow, and reviews of her work, have appeared in Time, O: The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, The New Yorker, U.S. News & World Report, and Redbook.

She is also a longtime professor and academic director of the Washington Journalism Semester at American University.