Just after Louise DeSalvo gave birth to her first child, her husband confessed that he was having an affair. After surviving the crisis in her marriage, she began to read and write about adultery to explore the question of why people cheat. The result is this fun and compassionate book that draws upon the lives and works of literary figures such as Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, and Henry Miller to offer a transforming understanding of infidelity and marriage.
Louise DeSalvo is the author of several books, including Virginia Woolf, Vertigo, and Writing as a Way of Healing. She is professor of English at Hunter College and divides her time between Teaneck, New Jersey, and Sag Harbor, New York.