" This scholarly and passionate review of love, sex and romance was wonderfully readable. Presenting the idea of love as a cultural inspiration not unlike the literary influences on Don Quijote, Marilyn Yalom shows how romance has changed over the ages and what has remained the same. I take great delight in knowing that the book's author, who can write so passionately about what gives life meaning, is married to one of the best known existential therapists, Irvin Yalom, who writes about loneliness and death and freedom and lack of a predetermined meaning. Can this couple of authors come to be the equivalent of de Beauvoir and Sartre? Let's wait and see if this is another legend in the making. Meanwhile, enjoy the book, it is illuminating. "
— Alex, 1/10/2014