December 04, 2017
The Authors@Wharton Speaker Series presents
Couples Therapist, TED Speaker, and Host of the #1 Hit Podcast, “Where Should We Begin?“
in conversation with Professor Adam Grant on her new book
The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity
on why people cheat on each other – and how to improve romantic relationships
Iconic couples’ therapist and bestselling author of Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel returns with a provocative look at relationships through the lens of infidelity.
Affairs, she argues, have a lot to teach us about modern relationships—what we expect, what we think we want, and what we feel entitled to. They offer a unique window into our personal and cultural attitudes about love, lust, and commitment.
An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet, this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. Esther Perel weaves real-life case stories with incisive psychological and cultural analysis in this fast-paced and compelling book.
Through examining illicit love from multiple angles, Perel invites readers into an honest, enlightened, and entertaining exploration of modern marriage in its many variations.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Belgian psychotherapist Esther Perel is the New York Times bestselling author of The State of Affairs and Mating in Captivity. Her celebrated TED talks have garnered nearly 20 million views and she is also the host of the popular Audible original podcast Where Should We Begin? Learn more at EstherPerel.com or by following @EstherPerelOfficial on Instagram.