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Iris Krasnow        

Best-Selling Author & Relationship Expert

Iris Krasnow was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. A Stanford University graduate, she became the fashion writer for the Dallas Times-Herald and then moved to United Press International in Washington, D.C., to become the national feature writer. In her several years at UPI, Krasnow specialized in celebrity profiles, including those of Yoko Ono, Billy Graham, Ted Kennedy, Norman Mailer, and Queen Noor of Jordan.

Krasnow is the author of "Surrendering to Motherhood," the New York Times bestseller "Surrendering to Marriage," "Surrendering to Yourself," and "I Am My Mother's Daughter."

"The Secret Lives of Wives," published in October 2011, continues her journey as a journalist who chronicles the adult female growth cycle, followed by the publication in 2015 of "Sex After...Women Share How Intimacy Changes As Life Changes." Her newest book was released in 2020, "Camp Girls: Fireside Lessons on Friendship, Courage & Loyalty."

Her writing has been featured in many national publications, such as Parade, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and AARP publications. Krasnow 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 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 the Senior Editor of AARP's The Ethel, a lifestyle and health online publication for women over 50.

Krasnow is a professor emerita teaching writing at American University in Washington, D.C. She is married to an architect, and they are parents of four grown sons.

Speech Topics

Women in Transition: Creating Fulfillment & Growth at Every Stage

The Healing Power of Female Friendships

How Purpose & Passion Lead to Business Success

The Circle of Life: From mothering children to mothering aging parents

Turning mother-daughter wars into lasting peace

Surrendering to yourself: How to find, and to love, yourself of truth

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Why women need girlfriends to survive and thrive

Discovering the passion of your soul and creating a career you love

Surrendering to marriage: Make your relationship last forever

Having it all and parental guilt: Balancing work, family and personal growth

I Am My Mother's Daughter

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