Esther Perel is a Belgian-born psychotherapist, and the leading authority on erotic intelligence. Mating in Captivity "is her first book. She lives in New York with her husband of twenty-one years, and their two sons.
'An elegant sociological study, complete with erudite literary and anthropological references' -- Daily Telegraph 'Reads like a cross between the works of Jacques Lacan and French Women Don't Get Fat"' -- The New Yorker 'At precisely the same moment that you're being shocked by her, you're also acknowledging the validity of her ideas. Perel's ideas are like the chorus of a really good pop song - instantly familiar because they resonate deeply. It's all rather terrifying in its intuitiveness and its pure rightness' -- Observer