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Marilyn Yalom
Senior Scholar
Clayman Institute Director, 1984 - 1985

Marilyn Yalom has an extensive list of scholarly publications, including Blood Sisters (1993), Birth of the Chess Queen (2004), A History of the Wife (2001), Inside the American Couple (with Laura Carstensen) (2002), and program notes for Poulenc's "Dialogues des Carmelites" by the New York City Opera Company. In April, 2007 Marilyn Yalom spoke in Athens on her book, "A History of the Breast" (Knopf, 1997), recently translated into Greek as the fifteenth translation of this work. Her most recent book, The American Resting Place was published by Houghton Mifflin in May 2008. In addition to her text, it contains a portfolio of 64 black and white art photos taken by her son Reid. Yalom’s literary work recently received recognition from a representative of the California State Assembly. Yalom was presented with a Certificate of Recognition “honoring extraordinary leadership in the literary arts and continued commitment to ensuring the quality of reading” through her book The American Resting Place: Four Hundred Years of History, “thereby benefiting the people of the City and County of San Francisco and the State of California.”

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