January 21, 2020 —Iris Krasnow is the bestselling author of “Surrendering to Yourself,” “Surrendering to Marriage,” “Surrendering to Motherhood,” “The Secret Lives of Wives” and “I am My Mother’s Daughter.” She’ll speak at Kendal at Oberlin on her latest provocative bestseller, “Sex After…” on Friday, April 25 at 7:15 p.m. in the Heiser Auditorium at Kendal at Oberlin. The title of her talk is “Everything You Would Like to Know about Intimacy and Aging.” This book is a continuation of her journey as a journalist in chronicling the adult female growth cycle. But certainly her talk will also be of interest to men.
Iris Krasnow was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. A graduate of Stanford University, 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 Yoko Ono, Billy Graham, Ted Kennedy, Norman Mailer and Queen Noor of Jordan.
Her writing has been featured in many national publications, including 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, NPR’s All Things Considered, and CNN. Interviews with Iris, and reviews of her work, have appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time, U.S. News & World Report, O: The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, and Redbook.
Iris is a professor and Academic Director of Washington Journalism Semester at American University in Washington, D.C. She is married to an architect and they are parents of four sons, one of whom is an Oberlin College alumnus.Story by Nancy Freed