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Early on in “How the French Invented Love,” Marilyn Yalom cites a poll of older French and American adults, who are asked whether “true love can exist without a radiant sex life.” Some 83% of Americans said it could. Only 34% of French respondents said so.

In France, Ms. Yalom concludes, sexual desire isn’t optional. “A Frenchman or woman without desire is considered defective, like someone missing the sense of taste or smell,” she explains. And where we Americans expect adults to control their urges, the French treat passion as “an irresistible fate against which it is useless to rebel.” ….Read more of this review by  PAMELA DRUCKERMAN on Wall Street Journal

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