40 Forever: Dr. Ruth Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday, Dr. Ruth!

Psychologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a brave woman. She grew up in a Swiss orphanage after her parents were taken by the Nazis in Germany. At age 17 she moved to Jerusalem and fought in the Israeli War of Independence. (And she’s only 4 foot six inches tall!) After the war she moved to Paris to study psychology at the Sorbonne University. After graduating, she moved to New York City, received her doctorate at Columbia, and became the most famous sex therapist alive today.

Here are just a few of the books she has written:

Westheimer, Ruth K, and Groat D. De. Dr. Ruth Talks to Kids:
Where You Came From, How Your Body Changes, and What Sex Is All About. New York: Aladdin, 1993. Print.

Westheimer, Ruth K, and Steven Kaplan. Power: The Ultimate Aphrodisiac. Lanham, Md: Madison Books, 2001. Print.

Westheimer, Ruth K, and Jonathan Mark. Heavenly Sex: Sex in the Jewish Tradition.
New York: New York University Press, 1995. Print.

Westheimer, Ruth K. Sex for Dummies. Foster City, CA: IDG Books Worldwide, 1995. Print.

Westheimer, Ruth, and Gil Sedan. Shifting Sands: Bedouin Women at the Crossroads. New York: Lantern Books, 2009. Print.

Westheimer, Ruth K, and Ben Yagoda. The Value of Family:
A Blueprint for the 21st Century. New York: Warner Books, 1996. Print.

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