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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Iris Krasnow  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: in Oak Park, Illinois

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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.

Speaking Engagements

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

Selected Titles At Your Library

I am my mother's daughter :
ISBN: 0465037550. OCLC Number: 62738488

Basic Books,. .

"Iris Krasnow tackles the toughest relationship in the lives of so many grown women: the mother-daughter bond. Drawing on her own experience with her ailing, but still irrepressible, eighty-five-year-old mother and the collective wisdom of more than a hundred other midlife daughters, Krasnow's book offers prescriptions on how to overcome the anger and resentment that can accumulate over the years."--Jacket.

Secret lives of wives :
ISBN: 1592407390. OCLC Number: 929905487

Gotham Books,. .

Sex after-- :
ISBN: 1592409180. OCLC Number: 870334411

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Presents straightforward advice on how to promote an enduring and satisfying sex life into one's senior years, exploring how women have effectively navigated challenges ranging from childbirth and divorce to menopause and illness.

ISBN: 0985134089. OCLC Number: 978631474


Surrendering to motherhood :
ISBN: 0786862173. OCLC Number: 35174840

Hyperion,. .

"Surrendering to Motherhood"is about letting go of the need to achieve and finding your true self. A powerful story with a happy ending, this book flashes an important message to Krasnow's own generation of baby-boomers programmed to strive for the bigger and better: you might be surprised to find how much more fulfillment the littler things bring.

Surrendering to motherhood :
ISBN: 0786883189. OCLC Number: 46870450

Hyperion,. .

Surrendering to yourself :
ISBN: 0786869135. OCLC Number: 51881386

Miramax Books/Hyperion,. .

Invites readers to discover themselves beyond psychological false identities and roles as parents, spouses, and employees, explaining how to discontinue unhealthy behaviors and achieve personal dreams by releasing spiritual passion.

Surrendering to yourself :
ISBN: 9085134072. OCLC Number: 925517115

Ibkbooks,. .