Eva Illouz is professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and president of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. She is the author of seven books, most recently Saving the Modern Soul: Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help. She lives in Jerusalem.
"Hard-Core Romance is a wonderfully creative piece of cultural analysis. Writing from a feminist-sociological perspective, Illouz tells us how Fifty Shades of Grey became an international best-seller by providing fantasy resolutions to real-life female dilemmas and self-help for the douleurs of contemporary heterosexuality. A most timely intervention." (Laura Kipnis, author of How to Become a Scandal)"