Marlene Wagman-Geller is the author of several books, including Once Again to Zelda: The Stories Behind Literature's Most Intriguing Dedications (Perigree/Penguin 2008), Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World (Perigree/Penguin 2010), and And the Rest Is History: The Famous (and Infamous) First Meetings of the World's Most Passionate Lovers (Perigree/Penguin 2011) Behind Every Great Man: The Forgotten Women Behind the world’s Famous and Infamous (Source Books 2015) Still I Rise: The Persistence of Phenomenal Women (Mango Press 2017) Women Who Launch: Women Who Shattered Glass Ceilings (Mango Press 2018) A forthcoming book is Great Second Acts: In Praise of Older Women (Mango Press 2018) The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post have reviewed her books.
Wagman-Geller received her BA from York University and her teaching credentials from the University of Toronto and San Diego State University. She currently teaches high school English in National City, California, and lives with her family-and cat- in San Diego.
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