Iris Krasnow

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General Information

Name: Iris Krasnow

Pen Name: None


Born: in Oak Park, Illinois





Illinois Connection

Krasnow was born and raised in Oak Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Iris Krasnow is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist, professor, and professional speaker. She is a journalism and women's studies professor at American University in Washington, DC.

Her writing has been featured in many national publications, including Parade, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and AARP The Magazine. Iris has been a guest on numerous national television and radio programs including Oprah, Good Morning America, Today, All Things Considered, and has been featured on CNN several times. Interviews with Iris, 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 has appeared on numerous national shows, ranging from Oprah and Good Morning America to All Things Considered.

Krasnow currently resides in Maryland.

Published Works

Surrendering to Motherhood, Miramax, 1997

Surrendering to Yourself, Miramax, 2003

I am My Mother's Daughter, Basic Books, 2007

Surrendering to Marriage, IBKBooks , 2012

The Secreter Lives of Wives, Avery , 2012

Sex After ..., Avery, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Surrendering to Motherhood: Losing Your Mind, Finding Your Soul

ISBN: 0786862173
Release Date: 1997-04-17

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Surrendering to Yourself

ISBN: 0786869135
Release Date: 2003-04-02

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I Am My Mother's Daughter: Making Peace with Mom--Before It's Too Late

ISBN: 0465037550
Release Date: 2007-04-10

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Surrendering to Marriage: Husbands, Wives, and Other Imperfections

ISBN: 0985134089
Release Date: 2012-02-02

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The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married

ISBN: 1592407390
Release Date: 2012-10-02

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Sex After . . .: Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes

ISBN: 1592409180
Release Date: 2015-01-27

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Iris Krasnow speaks on issues related to family, relationships and female empowerment to many national groups, including business organizations, religious institutions, women’s groups and colleges and universities. She speaks on the following topics:

  • Having It All: Balancing work, family and personal growth
  • Surrendering to Marriage: Make your relationship last forever
  • How Purpose and Passion Lead to Business Success
  • The Healing Power Of Female Friendships
  • Surrendering To Yourself: Exploring and loving your self of truth
  • Mother-Daughter Relationships: Turning war into peace
  • The Circle of Life: From mothering children to mothering aging parents
  • Women In Transition: Creating fulfillment and growth at every stage

External Links

Iris Krasnow on WorldCat


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