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    The Art of Sex and Seduction

    The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, welcomes New York Times bestselling author, TED speaker, and renowned couples therapist Esther Perel for a talk and book signing celebrating her new book, The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity on Monday, December 11 at 7pm in FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall.

    Together with celebrated writer and journalist Anand Giridharadas, Perel will explore the intricacies of modern romance, love and desire, trust and transgression, sex and power.

    Esther Perel is widely regarded as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. A therapist with 30+ years of clinical experience, her ability to speak intellectually about how the quality of our relationships impact the quality of our lives has drawn a devoted, international audience to her best-selling books, online courses, and popular TED Talks.

    This special talk is presented as part of FIAF’s provocative annual series The Art of Sex & Seduction.

    Talk in English. Followed by Q&A and book signing.

    About Esther Perel

    Esther Perel’s groundbreaking first book Mating in Captivity introduced Americans to the inherent conflict in even successful marriages between emotionally safe but boring intimacy and thrilling but potentially risky, eroticism, love, and lust. It became a global phenomenon and was translated into 24 languages. Ever since, couples therapist Perel has been recognized as one of the world’s most original and insightful thinkers about couples, sexuality, and the peculiar paradoxes besetting modern marriage in the Western world. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her celebrated TED talks have garnered nearly 20 million views and her newest book is the instant New York Times bestseller The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity. Esther is also an executive producer and the host of the Audible original audio series Where Should We Begin? www.estherperel.com

    About Anand Giridharadas

    Anand Giridharadas is a writer and journalist. His latest book, forthcoming in the fall of 2018 from Knopf, is Winners Take All. He is the author of The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas and India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking. He was a foreign correspondent and columnist for The New York Times from 2005 to 2016, and has also written for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The New Republic. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Anand has lived in France, Maryland, England, Michigan, India, and New York, where he currently resides with his wife, Priya Parker, and son, Orion.

    About FIAF

    The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is New York’s premiere French cultural and language center. FIAF’s mission is to create and offer New Yorkers innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. FIAF seeks to generate new ideas and promote cross cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of expression. www.fiaf.org


    Link to buy tickets: http://fiaf.org/events/fall2017/2017-12-11-talk.shtml.