Journalist & author
Robert Love is a journalist/author Robert Love is the author of The Great Oom: The Improbable Birth of Yoga in America. He has worked in magazine publishing for 30 years and was the managing editor of RollingStone and executive editor of Best Life. An adjunct professor of journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, his articles have appeared in The New York Times, the New York Observer and the Utne Reader.
Robert Love lives in Nyack, N.Y., in a cottage built in 1927 that has an Egyptian ankh carved in granite over its front door. The house next door is adorned with an ouroboros, an image of a snake eating its tail. Mr. Love wondered what chapter in local history might have produced these leftover symbols. Answering that question led him to investigate the career of Pierre Bernard, the P. T. Barnum of Hudson Valley yoga.